Tom Brady (12) of the New England Patriots is brought down by Jay Ratliff (90) of the Dallas Cowboys in the first half at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Today we move to the defensive side of the ball as we continue or position-by-position voting to determine the Big Blue View Preseason All-NFC East Team.
Here are your nominees.
Chris Canty, Giants -- Canty is a player who's value is not truly reflected in his numbers. He is a space-eater who takes on double teams and allows others to make plays. Canty had four sacks, 63 tackles and +5.6 rating from Pro Football Focus last season.
Linval Joseph, Giants -- Proved to be a solid player in his first season of regular action a year ago. Joseph had two sacks, 63 tackles and a PFF rating of +1.1. His best football is likely still ahead of him.
Barry Cofield, Redskins -- The former Giant transitioned from defensive tackle to pure nose tackle in his first season with Washington, and did an acceptable job. He had three sacks, 26 tackles and a PFF score of -5.7.
Fletcher Cox, Eagles -- Philadelphia drafted Cox, from Mississippi Stat,e, 12th overall in the first round in an effort to shore up the middle of their defense. The SB Nation scouting report calls the 6-foot-4, 285-pound Cox a "top-end athlete with excellent speed."
Vote in the poll below.
Who should be the defensive tackles on the 2012 Big Blue View Preseason All-NFC East Team?
Chris Canty, Giants (193 votes)
Linval Joseph, Giants (127 votes)
Jay Ratliff, Cowboys (239 votes)
Fletcher Cox, Eagles (10 votes)
Cullen Jenkins, Eagles (88 votes)
Barry Cofield, Redskins (7 votes)
664 total votes