"I thought that was going to happen, too," Zordich said Tuesday. "I did. But I think when you reflect back and look at the whole year and the growth that happened with these guys, I know I'm very comfortable with them."
Coleman finished second in tackles (74) and led the Eagles in interceptions with four last season. Allen, a second-round pick in 2010, had 54 tackles and two interceptions in 13 games after his rookie season ended with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Allen and Coleman both played in about three-quarters of the snaps last season and are expected to start in 2012.
"It's obvious the two front-runners right now are Kurt and Nate," Zordich said, adding that Jarrett will begin pushing Allen and Coleman once he gets more comfortable in the defense.