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Derrick Burgess should replace Douglas

<B>Since his acquisition five years ago, Hugh Douglas made quite a reputation for himself as an aggressive pass rusher for the Philadelphia Eagles, and his departure via free agency has left a void in the Eagles defensive line. ND. Kalu, Jamaal Green and first round draft choice Jerome McDougle all will compete for the starting role, but the best man suited for the job is Derrick Burgess. He has experience and is a near clone of Douglas's playing style. </B>

Hugh Douglas was a staple in the Eagles defense for the past five years. Every time he lined up at his right end position, the offense was fully aware that if he was not blocked perfectly, a sack or loss of yards was likely to be the result of the play. Douglas struck fear into an offensive coordinator and an offensive line because of his ability to explode up the field and sack the quarterback or...

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