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September 6, 1995 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Amid the self-satisfaction over his performance against Tampa Bay, the important thing for Eagles rookie left tackle Barrett Brooks to remember is this: It was just Eric Curry. The real test comes Sunday night at Tempe, Ariz., in the form of Cardinals defensive end Clyde Simmons. You remember Clyde Simmons: 19 sacks in '92 with the Eagles, 13 in '91, Pro Bowl trips both those years, nine full seasons of certified stardom. Simmons' latest fearsome feat: knocking out Redskins quarterback Heath Shuler with a shoulder injury last Sunday.
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September 23, 1992 | By Dave Caldwell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Take a look at Clyde Simmons' personal scoreboard these last two weeks: Five sacks. Nine tackles. One quarterback sent to the hospital with a separated shoulder. Another quarterback sent to the sidelines for the last two minutes of a 30-0 rout. The Eagles' defensive end is spending so much time in opponents' backfields he might as well join their huddles. He has been an important part of a defensive line that has actually improved on last year's punishing, dominating, ruthless, peerless performance.
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December 21, 1992 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For anyone who happened to watch yesterday's Eagles-Redskins rumble with a tight focus, here's a closer look at some wars within the war. Chief among those was the struggle waged between Clyde Simmons, the Eagles defensive lineman who leads the NFL in sacks, and Redskins left tackle Jim Lachey, perhaps the league's best offensive lineman. More exciting yet was the combo blocking of Eagles linemen Ron Heller and Brian Baldinger, since their work against Redskins defensive tackle Tim Johnson and linebacker Andre Collins sprang Heath Sherman for a 21-yard touchdown run. One other matchup - between the Eagles' interior defensive linemen and the zone blocking of Redskins guard Mark Schlereth and center Raleigh McKenzie - scared Eagles fans all afternoon long.
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October 18, 1999 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Chicago Bears tried to beat the Eagles yesterday with rookie quarterback Cade McNown and some sharp defensive adjustments at halftime. It all might have worked, in Clyde Simmons' expert opinion, if the Bears also had put some emotion into their effort from the opening gun. What Chicago fans witnessed instead was a lackluster first half during which Simmons' teammates appeared disorganized, slow and out of sync on both sides of the ball....
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September 8, 2010
1. Reggie White, 1987. . . 21 2. Clyde Simmons, 1992. . . 19 Reggie White, 1988. . . 18 4. Reggie White, 1986. . . 18 5. Greg Brown, 1984. . . 16 1. Reggie White . . . 124 2. Clyde Simmons. . . 76 3. Hugh Douglas . . . 541/2 4. Greg Brown . . . 501/2 5. Trent Cole . . . 47 6. Juqua Parker. . . 24
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October 3, 1988 | By Bill Conlin, Daily News Sports Writer
The Eagles' defense was called for six offside penalties, which might have seemed insignificant on an afternoon when the Birds were tweeted for an awesome 19 penalties worth 147 yards. One-forty-seven . . . The Houston Oilers only netted 194 yards by running and passing, for crying out loud. But do you want down linemen playing back on their heels, safe but late off the ball? Or do you want them leaning and gambling, trying to anticipate the quarterback's cadence instead of firing on the visual snap of the football?
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May 16, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Clyde Simmons, a former Eagles defensive end who has played in 218 consecutive NFL games, agreed yesterday to a contract with the Chicago Bears for undisclosed terms. Simmons, 36, made two starts for the Bears last season. On the year, he collected 27 tackles and half a sack. The 6-foot-5, 292-pound lineman has played in all 16 games in each of his 15 seasons except 1987, when the NFL's regulars played just 12 games because of a strike. Simmons has started 185 of 236 career games, recording 1,041 tackles.
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December 21, 1990 | By Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer Daily News sports writer Dick Jerardi contributed to this report
First, the good news on the defensive line. Mike Pitts will be activated before Sunday's game with the Dallas Cowboys and receive about four series' worth of action. Pitts will seek his first action since being sidelined by a serious knee injury on Sept. 16. Coach Buddy Ryan will take it slow in order to have Pitts ready to go full-tilt in the playoffs. "It's going to be an emotional day for me and my family," Pitts said. "My wife (Gena) is more excited than I am. It'll be an emotional day for her, too. I couldn't have done it (come back)
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September 14, 1992 | by Rich Hofmann, Daily News Sports Columnist
And so, the first quarterback domino has tumbled. It's one of the Eagles' favorite games in their locker room during the week, and it's the defense's undisputed favorite on Sundays. We've seen them do it in the past, again and again and again. And now, in 1992, the first quarterback has fallen. "I really didn't even think it was a very good lick," said Clyde Simmons, whose first of three sacks last night against the Cardinals knocked out Phoenix quarterback Timm Rosenbach for at least a month with a separated shoulder.
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December 19, 1988 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Sports Columnist
"I have a dream," the Eagles said. Every darn one of them. "A lot of guys in here have never been to a playoff game, like myself," said defensive tackle Mike Pitts, who toiled for four years in Atlanta before reaching what suddenly has become the promised land. "We're willing to work, do anything we can, just to keep our dream alive. That's what we have, a dream to go to the Super Bowl. And that's what we're going to do. " It is hard to doubt anything about the Eagles these days.
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October 4, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
FALL BOW SEASON opened Sept. 14 in New Jersey. Trent Cole already has downed two deer. Quarterback season opened Sept. 9. Cole has yet to bag a QB. He hasn't even scared many. As a matter of fact, Cole hasn't recorded a sack in six games, dating back to 2012. He has been credited with only two hurries this season. Mention this to him, and . . . he flashes his million-dollar smile? Sure. He has been waiting for this issue to arise; and, like any good huntsman, he is prepared.
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September 12, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN THE Eagles hired Chip Kelly last January and it became clear he would deep-six their 4-3 defensive scheme and replace it with a 3-4, many of us wondered what that meant for Trent Cole. Cole had spent eight seasons with the Eagles. He was one of the NFL's premier pass-rushing defensive ends. His 71 sacks are the third most in franchise history, behind only Hall of Famer Reggie White (124) and Clyde Simmons (76). But he had a career-low three sacks last season, albeit playing with a broken hand, and will turn 31 early next month, which, for an NFL defensive lineman, is considered the early stages of rigor mortis.
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September 8, 2010
1. Reggie White, 1987. . . 21 2. Clyde Simmons, 1992. . . 19 Reggie White, 1988. . . 18 4. Reggie White, 1986. . . 18 5. Greg Brown, 1984. . . 16 1. Reggie White . . . 124 2. Clyde Simmons. . . 76 3. Hugh Douglas . . . 541/2 4. Greg Brown . . . 501/2 5. Trent Cole . . . 47 6. Juqua Parker. . . 24
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May 16, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Clyde Simmons, a former Eagles defensive end who has played in 218 consecutive NFL games, agreed yesterday to a contract with the Chicago Bears for undisclosed terms. Simmons, 36, made two starts for the Bears last season. On the year, he collected 27 tackles and half a sack. The 6-foot-5, 292-pound lineman has played in all 16 games in each of his 15 seasons except 1987, when the NFL's regulars played just 12 games because of a strike. Simmons has started 185 of 236 career games, recording 1,041 tackles.
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May 2, 2000 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Wherever their distinguished NFL careers took them, Keith Byars and Seth Joyner felt like Philadelphia Eagles. "My heart stayed in Philadelphia," Byars said. "It was just my body that left. Miami, New England - I played for those teams, but I was an Eagle in my heart. " "Everywhere I go," Joyner said, "even outside the country, I run into people who remember me as a Philadelphia Eagle. When I come back here, I still got a lot of love from the fans here. They remember the good times.
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October 18, 1999 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Chicago Bears tried to beat the Eagles yesterday with rookie quarterback Cade McNown and some sharp defensive adjustments at halftime. It all might have worked, in Clyde Simmons' expert opinion, if the Bears also had put some emotion into their effort from the opening gun. What Chicago fans witnessed instead was a lackluster first half during which Simmons' teammates appeared disorganized, slow and out of sync on both sides of the ball....
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October 14, 1999 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Five games into the 1999 NFL season, Clyde Simmons has proved a smart investment for the Chicago Bears - something the Eagles may quickly discover Sunday when the teams do battle at Soldier Field. Simmons, 35, the former Eagles defensive end and sack artist, has already matched his 1998 sack total of five, even though his nickel-defense role limits his field appearances only to third-and-long, passing situations. Simmons went sackless in the Bears' stunning upset of Minnesota last Sunday, but he tipped a Randall Cunningham pass attempt in the fourth quarter, leading to an interception that iced Chicago's 24-22 victory.
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November 9, 1996 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
John Elway may be on the sideline tomorrow when Denver (8-1) hosts the Chicago Bears (4-5) if there is any doubt about his injured left hamstring, Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said yesterday. If Elway doesn't play, he'll be replaced by Bill Musgrave, who would be making the first start of his six-year career. In Elway's 14 seasons, he has missed just nine games because of injury. "John's mature enough to know not to risk the rest of the season to play in this game," Shanahan said.
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August 24, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Looking for additional help with the pass rush, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed former Pro Bowl defensive end Clyde Simmons yesterday. Simmons, 32, a former Eagle, becomes the oldest Jaguar. Not as dominant as in 1992, when he led the NFL with 19 sacks as an Eagle and made the Pro Bowl for the second straight year, Simmons still could have an immediate impact on Jacksonville. For Arizona, Simmons had 11 sacks last year, tied for the fifth in the NFC. The Jaguars as a team had a league-low 17 sacks.
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August 20, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Gus Frerotte beat out Heath Shuler in the Washington quarterback sweepstakes, and Jim Miller prevailed over Mike Tomczak and Kordell Stewart in Pittsburgh. Tommy Maddox, meanwhile, is gone from the New York Giants despite coach Dan Reeves's best attempts to find him a job. It was decision day yesterday. With one week left in the exhibition season, coaches had to decide on key positions, particularly quarterback. Teams also began cutting to 60 players to meet today's 4 p.m. EDT deadline.
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