What To Do About Witten

This morning the enjoyable and informative GCobb offers some advice to the Eagles’ coaching staff:

I would like to see the Birds give rookie Quintin Demps the chance to cover Witten one on one.  On passing downs I would substitute Demps for Mikell.  Demps is much faster and quicker, and a better cover guy.

I respectfully disagree.

The Eagles have a trio of cornerbacks that are perfectly set up for this situation.  When the Cowboys are going to pass, Lito is going to be on the field.  And although he’s way too small to put on Witten, Sheldon Brown is not.  Brown is an excellent tackler who has no problem taking down big tight ends.  He’s not super fast, which is a problem against speedy wide outs, but not with Witten.

Brown is the perfect answer here.  I don’t want to see Demps getting taught rookie lessons by a Pro Bowl veteran.  Keep Demps on special teams for this one and let Sheldon work the big fella.