November 30, 2004 |
It was biting commentary. Eagles defensive tackle Corey Simon was having what many people believe was his best game of the season. He had just registered a first-quarter sack of the Giants' Eli Manning on Sunday when lead Fox announcer Joe Buck described Simon as "a bit of a disappointment this season. " Color commentator Troy Aikman joined in, saying, "Yeah, and part of the reason Corey Simon has been a disappointment is because he has put on a lot of weight. He's not playing at near the playing weight he was a year ago and, as a result of that, his production has declined.
April 6, 2000 |
Maybe it was a subconscious slip. Maybe it was a continued thought. Either way, if Florida State defensive tackle Corey Simon doesn't perform well today when he finally bench-presses in Tallahassee, Fla., what he said yesterday won't matter. Simon visited the Eagles. He underwent a physical to test, among other things, his shoulder, on which he has had three surgeries since high school. He also met with head coach Andy Reid. Simon has not been tested on the bench press.
September 2, 2005 |
Corey Simon got the two things he wanted: financial security and an outstanding opportunity to return to the Super Bowl. The former Eagles defensive tackle received them yesterday when he agreed to a five-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts. The deal came four days after the Eagles had removed the franchise tag from him, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent. Financial details of the agreement were not immediately available, but Simon was more than satisfied.
April 17, 2000 |
Some of the weekend's more intriguing and entertaining quips: "Hopefully, this year I can put my name out there and in three years you will see me in an Eagles uniform at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. " - First-round pick Corey Simon, defensive tackle, on his immediate goal. "You don't have the Wake Forests on your schedule. " - Simon, referring to the difference between the grind of the NFL compared to playing at Florida State. "Last night was the first night I got a good night's sleep in three months.
June 2, 2000 |
The Eagles' two ex-Patriots are now just expatriates. The team released defensive tackle Mark Wheeler and wide receiver Dietrich Jells yesterday. Neither move was pegged to the NFL's salary-cap deadline. The Eagles actually released Wheeler before yesterday's deadline, taking the full $1 million hit for his signing bonus in 2000 instead of deferring half until next year. Jells, who signed a new contract for the minimum salary earlier this year, did not receive enough money for cap strategy to come into play.
August 27, 2013 |
JACKSONVILLE - I went back to the Marriott Sawgrass Hotel this past weekend for two reasons. They had a really cheap rate, for a resort hotel (hey, Florida in August, they should pay you to go there), and because this was the team hotel for Super Bowl XXXIX. The Eagles allowed a small group of beat writers to stay with them, chronicling the week that ended up being the high-water mark of the Andy Reid-Donovan McNabb era. If I was looking for ghosts from February 2005, I didn't find any. The hotel is in the process of a big renovation (another reason for the rate)
October 27, 2004 |
Corey Simon was in his element, standing, clapping, singing. The Eagles' defensive tackle couldn't have looked happier if he had just sacked a quarterback or stuffed the run, two of his well-known specialties. While many of his teammates watch Monday Night Football or enjoy an evening out the day after a game - Tuesday is usually the Eagles' only day off - Simon prefers worship. Except when the Eagles are playing, Simon can be found in a small place of worship in Cherry Hill most Monday nights.
August 1, 2004 |
Today, we have contact. Training camp officially begins for the Eagles at 8:45 a.m. today when they put on the pads and start knocking each other around for the first time. This is when coach Andy Reid and his staff can truly begin to evaluate players. "I want them to compete and challenge each other," Reid said yesterday after his team completed its morning conditioning testing and a short afternoon workout at Lehigh University. Both sessions were closed to the public.
August 30, 2005 |
If you had a dollar for every time somebody in the Eagles' locker room described Corey Simon's surprising departure from the team Sunday night as just part of NFL business, you might have enough money to give the defensive tackle the long-term contract he was looking for. In fact, the players have become so immune to these sorts of things that some of them hardly seemed surprised. "This makes you realize once again that this is a business," defensive tackle Darwin Walker said before practice yesterday.
October 6, 2001 |
For the third straight weekend, those repetitious Eagles find themselves locked in a familiar scenario: the Super Bowl contender taking on a dreary rival headed for a losing season. Indeed, the Eagles are 14-point favorites to whip up on the winless Cardinals tomorrow at 1 p.m. in an NFC East bird-bash at Veterans Stadium. But whatever the outcome of the game, it will offer one huge matchup every time Corey Simon, the Eagles' second-year defensive tackle, tries to outmaneuver Leonard Davis, the Cardinals' rookie guard.