*The title should read: "What if Devin Thomas were back playing defense against Jason Avant?" D'oh.
Why is that we've got shrimpy DBs back playing prevent when we know that the Eagles have to pass into the end zone? Other teams like New England put in people like Randy Moss, who not only has the height but the hands to defend against jump balls in the end zone. Say what you want about Devin Thomas, but he's got the height, vertical leap, and athletic ability to defend against a pass like the one Avant nearly pulled down. Why he wasn't in there was a mystery.
Of course, had Carlos Rogers been able to clamp down on a pass that went through his hands, the game would've been over very quietly. Ditto for C-Los on a pick he should've grabbed on Romo against the Cowboys. But that's another issue for another time.