“What was my role from the beginning? I had no role,” Douglas said. “It’s always been, whatever you want me to do, I’ll do it. If I play 60 snaps alongside of him, at nickel, at dime … if I have to be a waterboy, I’ll be a waterboy. If I have to play special teams, whatever.
“We’re winning, and we just want to keep winning. That’s the only thing that matters to us.”
Douglas will have a huge role in the future for the Eagles. He has been a pleasant surprise for the Eagles this season after struggling in training camp.
Even Darby has learned something from him.
“You know how Mills, Prob (Patrick Robinson) and them fly around, even the safeties fly around,” Darby said. “One thing he stresses: being present in the run game. That’s something I notice about those boys – they comin’ down full speed to get you. That’s something I notice you’ve got to be willing to do in his defense.”
Now, Darby will have to play at an even higher level thanks to Douglas.