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- Feb 1, 2004
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- Monroe, La
By Les Bowen / Philadelphia Daily News
PHILADELPHIA -- The list of things the Carolina Panthers weren't prepared to do in last Sunday's opener -- along with taking care of that slippery ball, and tackling DeSean Jackson -- included figuring out the game of "Where's Waldo?" that new Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was playing with Trent Cole.
"You game plan and you scheme to the strengths of your tools, of your players, " said McDermott, who knows he will have to do some things differently this week against the deadly three-step drops of Drew Brees and his New Orleans Saints. "People try and find him and isolate on him. I don't want teams to be able to pick their spots and know where Trent was going to be."
Most egregiously, the Panthers failed to account for Cole when the right defensive end blitzed from the middle linebacker position early in the second quarter.
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