January 14, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs will introduce John Dorsey as their new general manager on Monday, the team said. Dorsey was the Green Bay Packers' director of football operations and has ties to new Chiefs coach Andy Reid. They worked together in Green Bay from 1992-98. The Chiefs plan to interview fired New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano for the offensive line job, according to an ESPN report Sunday. Sparano emerged as a candidate with the Chiefs after Cleveland offensive line coach George Warhop, who was targeted for the job by new Kansas City coach Andy Reid, elected to stay with the Browns and new head coach Rob Chudzinski.
November 23, 2010 |
ANDY REID sat behind the microphone at NovaCare yesterday and earnestly grappled with the issue of hits to the head, just as the Eagles' coach did 2 weeks earlier after the Kurt Coleman-Austin Collie collision in the Eagles-Colts game, just as he did last month, after DeSean Jackson ran face-first into Atlanta's Dunta Robinson. Three Eagles home games, three trips onto the Lincoln Financial Field playing surface for the EMTs, the gurney and the back board, something that used to happen once every few years now seeming as commonplace as the coin flip.
December 11, 2011 |
MIAMI - From the Commando Crawl to the Florida Flip, the Eagles' defense repeatedly sold out to stop the Dolphins when it counted. Six times, the defense stiffened its backbone and stymied the Dolphins' short-yardage efforts. Each time, it contributed to the Eagles' 26-10 upset win. Plays came from the likely - tackle Cullen Jenkins and end Trent Cole - and the unlikely: reserve tackle Derek Landri, who channeled his inner Marine; cornerback Dominique-Rodgers Cromartie, a Bradenton, Fla., native with heretofore undiscovered acrobatic skills; and Asante Samuel.
October 22, 2011 |
Asante Samuel has heard the whispers, and he's not happy about them. The Eagles Pro Bowl cornerback, who has been on the trading block since this summer and whose name resurfaced in trade rumors Tuesday, said the talk "doesn't sit well with me. " "I've been nothing but what they expected me to be when they brought me there - 22, 23 interceptions over my years, broke playoff records. Obviously they don't want me there so life goes on," Samuel told 97.5 FM on Saturday. "We'll see where I'll be at. " This isn't the first time Samuel has voiced displeasure with seemingly being the odd-man out of the Eagles talented cornerback corps.
December 12, 2010 |
FORT WORTH, Texas - To no surprise, Asante Samuel and Winston Justice were ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys and did not make the trip to Texas with the Eagles, the team announced Saturday morning. Neither the cornerback nor the tackle participated in the last two formal days of practice and were listed as questionable when coach Andy Reid released his injury report on Friday. Joselio Hanson will likely start in place of Samuel for the third straight game, with rookie Trevard Lindley taking over for Hanson when he moves inside to play nickel on passing downs.
August 9, 2010
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - It was an unusual moment in Eagles' training camp: Asante Samuel had gone quiet. The cornerback who talks smack to wide receivers, their coaches, quarterbacks, running backs, and anyone else who happens to catch his eye, didn't have much to say during special-teams practice. Bobby April, the special-teams coordinator, wondered what had happened. "Is he still on the team?" April asked loud enough for everyone to hear. "I ain't heard him, so I thought he quit.
April 26, 2012
THE TRADE of @pick_six22 returned a seventh-rounder. It's the most significant return Asante Samuel has made in years. The Eagles traded Samuel to the Falcons for the 229th overall pick in this weekend's draft, apparently because a bag of hammers was way too much to ask. The hammers hit a lot harder than Samuel ever did. The Eagles thought they had solved their secondary problems for the long term when they signed Samuel as...
January 1, 2015 |
Among the many "isms" that can stir emotions in this country, heightism is low on the totem pole and, yes, the pun was intended. Nobody is going to lie down in the street or march in Center City because some short guy did not measure up in the eyes of the boss. There is, however, a growing sentiment among Eagles fans that the smallest of their favorite team's five cornerbacks is getting a raw deal and that it needs to stop now. Brandon Boykin, listed at 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds, is the most popular Eagles cornerback, which after this season is kind of like being the valedictorian in a class of one. What's puzzling is the reason that Boykin has not been given the opportunity to cover wide receivers on a full-time basis.