May 22, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans (59) is interviewed after practice during organized team activities at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex. Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
We have reached the middle linebacker position, of what is commonly referred to as the 'MIKE' in today's football parlance as we name our 2012 Big Blue View Preseason All-NFC East Team.
Here are your nominees.
DeMeco Ryans, Eagles -- Acquired in a trade by the Eagles over the offseason, Ryans is a 27-year-old two-time pr Bowler coming off a pair of sub-par seasons for him. Played only six games in 2010 and had no sacks and 71 tackles last season. Ryans had a +6.8 PFF grade last season.
London Fletcher, Redskins -- After 14 years in the league, Fletcher is still an elite player. Had 96 tackles, 1.5 sacks, eight passes defensed and 2 forced fumbles last season. Compiled a +19.8 PFF score, eight in the league among middle linebackers.
Jonathan Goff, Redskins -- The former New York Giant is a member of the Redskins now after missing last season with a knee injury.
Who should be the middle linebacker on the 2012 Big Blue View Preseason All-NFC East Team?
Demeco Ryans, Eagles (72 votes)
Chase Blackburn, Giants (55 votes)
Mark Herzlich, Giants (39 votes)
Keith Rivers, Giants (31 votes)
London Fletcher, Redskins (239 votes)
Jonathan Goff, Redskins (5 votes)
Sean Lee, Cowboys (146 votes)
587 total votes