Bill Davis has maintained since the spring that September would be a litmus test for where the Eagles are in their transition from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense. Monday's opener against the Washington Redskins will offer Davis the first clues.
"I'm very anxious for the Redskins to show us who we are and where we are," Davis said. "The truth will be at the end of that game - we will know defensively how far along we are."
Linebacker Connor Barwin was on the Houston Texans in 2011 when they transitioned from a 4-3 to a 3-4. Barwin said that team didn't feel comfortable until Week 6. That was when the players knew their roles and started to click.