Against Cam Newton, it was Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin who was tasked with tracking the quarterback's every move. He said Wednesday it's likely he could be tasked to do it again Sunday against Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.
When asked about dealing with a mobile quarterback, Barwin said, "I'm sure that the spying will be part of the game plan."
Spying seemed to work against Newton, who rushed for six yards on three carries, but Colin Kaepernick managed 58 yards on seven carries against the Eagles. If Philadelphia devotes a player to containing Wilson's feet, then that's one fewer defender they have defending the pass.