April 23, 2012 |
Here is a sampling of reaction to Brian Dawkins' announcement that he is retiring after 16 seasons in the NFL. NFL comissioner Roger Goodell: "Congrats Brian Dawkins on a successful 16-year career. Great player, great family. More importantly, great man in community and locker room. " Broncos head coach John Fox: "Brian Dawkins is one of the best to ever play the game, a future Hall of Famer who changed the way his position is played. In many ways, he helped my job as a coach with his great leadership and preparation.
May 13, 2010
After visiting with the Washington Redskins, former Eagles running back Brian Westbrook is scheduled to visit the Denver Broncos, according to reports. In Washington, Westbrook would join former teammate Donovan McNabb and his brother, Byron. In Denver, he would reunite with Correll Buckhalter and Brian Dawkins. The Broncos already have Knowshon Moreno, Buckhalter and J.J. Arrington on the roster. According to ESPN.com, Westbrook met with Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as well as others.
April 17, 2009 |
New Denver Broncos safety Brian Dawkins has won the 43rd annual Byron "Whizzer" White award honoring the 13-year veteran's community work while with the Eagles. Dawkins received the award as the NFL player who best served his team, community and country in the spirit of White, who was a Supreme Court justice, pro football player and humanitarian. Dawkins, who joined the Broncos this spring as a free agent, served as regional spokesman for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation while in Philadelphia.
January 25, 2004 |
For the second time in two days, the NFC East champion Eagles watched a rebuilding Chicago Bears team raid Andy Reid's coaching staff. The latest foray landed the Bears a special-teams coach in Dave Toub, who had been an assistant to Eagles special-teams coach John Harbaugh the last three seasons. Toub, 41, also helped coach the Eagles' defensive line and assisted with quality control. Toub's hiring came one day after Eagles linebackers coach Ron Rivera was named the Bears' defensive coordinator.
September 17, 2007
David Aldridge The Eagles own the Redskins. The back of Washington's jerseys should read "Property of Lurie". Bob Brookover The Eagles know they gave away a game on opening day in Green Bay. Bob Ford Reno Mahe doesn't break a punt return for a score, but everything else goes better. Ashley Fox Brian Dawkins said he's "jacked up" for this one. Let's hope so. Ray Parrillo McNabb continues his pattern of rebounding after poor performances in season openers.
September 28, 2007
I'M THINKING the Eagles are a better team than the Giants, even though you have to wonder which Eagles offense you'll see this week, and what Eli Manning and Plaxico Burress will be able to do to an Eagles secondary that looked pretty vulnerable when sitting on a huge lead against Detroit. (Brian Dawkins, who seems more likely to play this week, might be able to change that at least a little.) The fact that Andy Reid's teams have lost five of their last six going into the bye definitely is a concern.
January 9, 2009
The Eagles are hosting a "Believe in Green" playoff party tonight beginning at 6 o'clock at Chickie's and Pete's on Packer Avenue. Running back Correll Buckhalter, cornerback Sheldon Brown, linebacker Akeem Jordan, cornerback Joselio Hanson, defensive tackle Trevor Laws and quarterback A.J. Feeley will greet fans and sign autographs. A limited number of autograph tickets will be given to fans on a first-come, first-served basis. Brown and Hanson will sign from 6 to 7, with Jordan and Buckhalter from 7 to 8, and Laws and Feeley from 8 to 9. The Eagles cheerleaders, Swoop and the Eagles Pep Band also will be in attendance.
March 5, 2009
SHAWN SPRINGS wants to make one thing clear. If he does sign on with the Eagles as a free agent, it will not be to fill the void left by the recent departure of respected safety Brian Dawkins. It's not a role he relishes. It is not a role he wants to be put in. And frankly, it's not a role he feels he could accomplish. "First off, the guy you are talking about, Brian Dawkins, he's a guy who I know Philly fans really appreciate," said Springs, the veteran cornerback who visited the Eagles yesterday, "but he's a guy around the league that's well-respected.
August 29, 2014 |
Safety became associated with a lot of four-letter words to Eagles fans that March day in 2009 when the team let its most beloved player sign as a free agent with the Denver Broncos. What the - insert your own four-letter word here - were they thinking when they let Brian Dawkins leave? When the - again, use the four-letter word of your choice - are the Eagles going to find a replacement for Dawkins? This is the Eagles' sixth season without Dawkins, who is retired and being paid to express his NFL opinions on ESPN.
March 5, 2009
AS A YOUNG Eagles fan, I was taught to bleed green, realizing that football may be my true religion. To this day, my passion has only intensified. But "faith" is about to be tested. I'm stunned by how the team could let the greatest safety in franchise history just walk away. Someone who was the heart and soul of the Eagles. After all that will be said, in the end, the face of our team and an all-out good guy will never again burst out of the tunnel. While fans get some generic excuse, there can be no logical rationale behind letting Brian Dawkins put on another NFL jersey.