Part of the Philadelphia Eagles' failure to live up to the preseason hype was their failure to incorporate some of their high-profile offseason acquisitions into their defensive scheme.
The team made its first move to rectify that Saturday, announcing the dismissal of secondary/cornerbacks coach Johnnie Lynn.
Lynn's firing could be the first step in the reorganization of the Eagles' defensive staff, with league sources telling NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora that it could create a spot to reassign Juan Castillo after his disappointing first season as defensive coordinator.
The Eagles' pass defense gave up 27 touchdowns, which ranked them 24th in the NFL. The team stumbled to an 8-8 record that left it out of the playoffs.