October 28, 2014 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Chip Kelly was not hired as the 21st head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles because he has a celebrated defensive mind. Even though his career started at Columbia as a defensive backs coach, it was the beautiful, fast-twitch offensive mind that made owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman pursue Kelly with the same kind of tenacious approach that the late Reggie White used to exhibit when he cut down opposing quarterbacks....
January 16, 2009
I WOULD START this with "no disrespect to the Arizona Cardinals," but there is no way to respectfully write this. The Eagles will not lose to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. Enough with all of the breakdowns based on logic, statistics and current status of the teams; there is a larger metaphysical aspect in play. I know the Arizona Cardinals are a better team than the one the Eagles carved up on Thanksgiving night to begin their wild ride to the NFC Championship Game.
January 12, 2009
WE'VE NEVER PARTICULARLY cared for Bill Cowher as an NFL analyst, and now we have even more reason to dislike him. When asked if he thought the Eagles or Cardinals would win the NFC Championship and advance to the Super Bowl, Cowher replied: "I don't think there is any question [the Eagles] can go in there and win. Will they? I don't think they will. I know you talk about the highlight that was Thanksgiving Day, but that was a short week, having to come to the East Coast . . . But this is a different Arizona Cardinals team . . . This is a football team that is running the football.
December 21, 2004 |
St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after Sunday's game against the Cardinals that he would start Monday against the visiting Eagles. "I'll go . . . Yeah, I'll go," said Bulger, who has missed two games and most of another with a bruised throwing shoulder. Coach Mike Martz made it clear after Sunday's 31-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals that the lion's share of blame should be directed at the quarterback position - and mainly at Bulger's understudy, Chris Chandler.
September 13, 2011
Which quarterback would you rather have on your team this weekend? Former Eagle Kevin Kolb got off to a good start with his new team, the Arizona Cardinals, and Eagles starter Michael Vick earned a victory. Only former Eagle Donovan McNabb struggled with his new team, the Minnesota Vikings. Here is a look at how Kolb, Vick and McNabb compare after the first week of the season: Rk Player Comp-Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Lng 20+ Sck Rate 3 Kevin Kolb 18-27 66.7 309 11.4 2 0 70T 6 2 130.0 17 Michael Vick 14-32 43.8 187 5.8 2 0 41 4 3 83.7 28 Donovan McNabb 7-15 46.7 39 2.6 1 1 12 0 2 47.9
January 15, 2013
WHISENHUNT FILE Full Name: Kenneth Moore Whisenhunt Born: Feb. 28, 1962 (50 years old), in Atlanta. Most recent position: Head coach, Arizona Cardinals (Jan. 14, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2012). Head-coaching record: 45-51, regular season; 4-2, postseason. Coaching highlight: Cardinals beat Eagles, 32-25, Jan. 18, 2009, to advance to first Super Bowl in franchise history. Other coaching jobs: 2001-06, Pittsburgh Steelers, tight ends (3) and offensive coordinator (3)
December 16, 1995 |
It might be the "rumor du jour," but Chicago officials reportedly aren't counting it out. The city, struggling over facilities with the Chicago Bears, says it will do everything it can to keep a pro football team in town - even if that team is the Arizona Cardinals. "We're still trying to convince the Bears to stay, but we'll keep our options open," an unidentified mayoral aide told the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper reported yesterday that city officials have talked secretly with the Arizona Cardinals about moving back here if the Bears moved out of Soldier Field.
April 29, 2013 |
The Minnesota Vikings plucked a pair of Penn State linebackers in the fourth and seventh rounds of the NFL draft on Saturday. Gerald Hodges was taken by the Vikings in the fourth round with the 120th overall pick, and Michael Mauti was chosen in the seventh round with the 213th pick. Earl Watford, a graduate of Simon Gratz and a guard at James Madison University, was selected in the fourth round with the No. 116 overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals. Florida State outside linebacker Nick Moody, who starred as a defensive back at Roman Catholic, was tabbed in the sixth round, No. 180 overall, by the San Francisco 49ers.
November 25, 1996 |
Picture four offensive linemen squeezed into an old Volkswagen Beetle and you have an idea how tight things are in the NFC East. For the Eagles, it's nothing that a few wins wouldn't cure, but that's something that was true three weeks ago, and they haven't won since. With four games remaining, the Eagles (7-5) are tied for second with the Dallas Cowboys, one game behind the Washington Redskins. The Arizona Cardinals - surprise, surprise - have moved to within one game of second place at 6-6. What's dangerous for the Eagles is that they're losing ground in the tiebreakers.
September 25, 1994
IT'S FUN TO KICK BUDDY RYAN AROUND Things weren't moving fast enough for ol' Billy Bidwill, the Cardinals' perfectly inept owner, so he . . . hired Buddy Ryan. The team changed its name to the Arizona Cardinals, season-ticket sales jumped off the chart and Buddy pronounced there was "a winner in town. " Oh really. Where? The Cardinals are 0-3, and the offense . . . didn't score a point against Cleveland. The starting quarterback, Steve Beuerlein, went from No. 1 a week ago to inactive, and has been replaced by two has-beens, Jim McMahon and Jay Schroeder.