August 14, 2013 |
CARY WILLIAMS certainly provided a lively agenda for Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis' scheduled session with reporters yesterday. Turns out there are many different ways to ask a man, "So, Bill, like Cary Williams said, you're basically coaching a buncha sissies, right?" And you have to hand it to Davis, who dealt with the question earnestly and in depth, without endorsing or criticizing Williams' words Sunday, when the former Baltimore cornerback lamented that the Eagles' defense doesn't scare anybody and indicated that the Ravens would not have taken so much guff from the New England Patriots last week.
August 13, 2013 |
Those expecting to see Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense in his first preseason game with the Eagles might have been confused by the team's opening drive. The offense started out of the huddle on Friday night against the New England Patriots. The Eagles weren't rushing to the line of scrimmage. Then the pace picked up, accelerating during Nick Foles' touchdown drive in the second quarter. But it decelerated again later in the quarter, and Matt Barkley operated out of huddle. Kelly has maintained that his offense goes at different paces, and it's not always at the breakneck speed of the reputation that precedes him. He would not say after Sunday's practice whether Friday's pace was an indication of how the Eagles will play this season, noting that the team had specific areas it wanted to work on in the opener.
August 7, 2013 |
The Patriots are coming, and the Eagles are happy they'll have several days of reprieve from hitting each other. "To have competition against the best is always a good thing when you bring guys in," Eagles linebacker Brandon Graham said. "I'm just looking forward to a change-up, seeing some different people. Trying to pick up [Patriots quarterback] Tom Brady - it'll be fun just to see really where I am because they do a lot of different things. " New England arrived Monday night in Philadelphia and will spend the next four days here.
August 6, 2013 |
Riley Cooper told the Eagles he did not know about the video revealing him using a racial slur at a June concert until it appeared on a website even though there were posts on Twitter about the video beforehand, according to a statement distributed Sunday by the team. The website Crossing Broad, which first obtained the video, reported Saturday that Cooper had been made aware of the video through Twitter. When Cooper was asked Wednesday when he had learned about the recording, he said an Eagles official notified him after it became public.
July 25, 2013 |
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - There's a frenzy erupting in the birding world, and the Rufous-necked wood-rail is to blame. Never before has there been a recorded sighting of a Rufous-necked wood-rail in the United States, but for the last two weeks one of the birds has been right at home among the cattails at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Typically, the species is found along the coasts and in tropical forests in Central and South America. The sighting has prompted emergency plane reservations and impromptu road trips reminiscent of The Big Year , the comedy starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson that brought to life the annual competition among birders to identify the most species of birds in North America in a year's time.
July 15, 2013 |
Friday "Two and a Half Men" announced it would be adding a sexy 21-year-old lesbian to its cast. The lesbian would be the daughter of the late Charlie Harper (formerly played by Charlie Sheen ). The show's new title: "Two Men and a Woman with a Man's Haircut. " Justin Bieber 's "Pay Attention to My Idiocy" Tour continued - TMZ.com ran footage of him peeing in a bucket in NYC, a Chicago nightclub was cited for allowing the underage Bieber in and rapper Lil Twist was arrested for speeding (and possibly weeding)
June 19, 2013 |
A Clementon man admitted Monday that he scammed $200,000 from consumers who thought the money would be used to pay off time-share fees and mortgages. Ryan E. Bird, 35, pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman in Camden. Bird, who also used the names Chris Jackson and Matthew Bross, was employed by the Vacation Ownership Group in Mays Landing, N.J., described as a consulting service for time-share owners. Company owners Adam and Ashley Lacerda have been charged with setting up the conspiracy, defrauding customers of $3 million.
June 17, 2013
LOS ANGELES - "Man of Steel" leaped over box-office expectations in a single weekend. The Warner Bros. superhero film earned $113 million in its opening weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates yesterday. The retelling of Superman's backstory earned an additional $12 million from Thursday screenings, bringing its domestic total to $125 million. The new take on Superman's origin also performed solidly overseas, earning $71.6 million from 24 territories, including the Philippines, India, Malaysia and the United Kingdom, where "Man of Steel" earned $17.1 million.
June 1, 2013 |
For more than 15 years, University of Delaware researcher Nancy Targett has been on an odd quest to identify what it is about horseshoe crab scent that makes the crab such alluring bait - for eels and whelks. Alas, she never succeeded. She still doesn't know what precisely constitutes eau de crab. But this week, she and other officials announced a breakthrough that could help solve one of fishery management's knottiest problems - how to lessen the harvest of crabs to save the birds that feed on their eggs, yet still allow watermen who use them as bait to make a living.
April 30, 2013 |
It was only a moment during the long sweep of the three days of the NFL draft, and Chip Kelly was moving quickly, as always, through the NovaCare Complex hallways. After more than a decade in which the football department was led by a man who arrived like a slow-developing storm front, Kelly is on you like a lightning strike from a clear sky. Around the corner and right there, locking in with eyes that betray nothing. Kelly was on the way from the draft room to the auditorium to give an update to the media between rounds, and an organization official trailed in his deep wake, asking whether he needed this or needed that.