January 25, 2014 |
Wile E. Coyote and Richard Sherman have a lot in common, starting with the fact that they are both super geniuses. For those of you unfamiliar with Wile E., the cartoon coyote created in 1948 was originally voiced by the legendary Mel Blanc and has spent his entire film life chasing the Road Runner. Sherman, of course, is an NFL cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks. If you didn't know that Sunday morning, you did by Sunday night, which is why he qualifies for the title of super genius.
January 24, 2014 |
MOBILE, Ala. - Oklahoma corner Aaron Colvin crumpled at the end of a one-on-one passing drill in Tuesday afternoon's South team Senior Bowl practice. In the stands, Colvin's agent, Ken Sarnoff, immediately feared the worst. Sarnoff worked his way down to the field, where an orthopedist on hand already was manipulating Colvin's right knee. It felt loose. Quickly, Colvin was loaded into a car for transport to an MRI clinic. Sarnoff jumped into his rental car and the caravan sped off. "It's the most devastating thing I've experienced in 16 years in the business," Sarnoff said yesterday from Pensacola, Fla., where he accompanied Colvin to the clinic of famed surgeon Dr. James Andrews.
January 3, 2014 |
BRANDON BOYKIN'S interception of Kyle Orton in the final minutes of the fourth quarter against Dallas was much more than a division-clinching play. For Boykin, it was a moment he and the city of Philadelphia will never forget. As Boykin stepped in front of Cowboys receiver Miles Austin to grab his second game-clinching interception of the season, the 2012 fourth-round draft pick added to what had already been a spectacular sophomore season with the Eagles. "It was good, really good.
November 22, 2013 |
Brandon Boykin has become too valuable to the Eagles for him to be an every-down defensive player, a contradiction that will continue throughout the season. Boykin, a second-year cornerback who leads the Eagles with four interceptions, has been one of the defense's top players through 11 games. But his work has come almost exclusively as the nickel cornerback, a position that defensive coordinator Bill Davis considers a starting spot even if it is not in the base defense. It is difficult to play the slot and difficult to find players who can capably fill that role.
November 6, 2013 |
Left tackle Jason Peters and cornerback Bradley Fletcher exited Sunday's 49-20 win over the Oakland Raiders with pectoral injuries. Coach Chip Kelly said Peters would not practice on Tuesday, but he expects him to return this week. Kelly was vague about Fletcher, saying that he would "see as the week goes along. " The Eagles already are thin at cornerback, with only four on the active roster. The team has one open roster spot, so it could add another cornerback this week. One player who can help at cornerback is safety Patrick Chung, who returned to the lineup after missing two weeks with a shoulder injury.
October 18, 2013 |
The Eagles have starting cornerbacks Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher switch sides during practice. They do this in case defensive coordinator Bill Davis wants to have one of them follow an opposing wide receiver around the field during a game. That has not been Davis' preferred style this season. He has kept the starting cornerbacks on designated sides - Williams on the right, Fletcher on the left - and that's expected to continue when the Eagles face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
October 10, 2013 |
Ever confident, DeSean Jackson is eager to be covered on Sunday by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis. Jackson said this game is not about his matchup with Revis, but he's also not worried about how he stacks up against the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. "I don't think he can run with me, I don't think he's as fast as me," the Eagles receiver said. "It'll be a challenge. He's a great player. Nothing to take away from him. " Revis is a four-time Pro Bowler and former AFC defensive player of the year.
September 22, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State's young cornerbacks impressed in their first two games as new starters before coming back to earth last week with a clunk against Central Florida. Sophomores Jordan Lucas and Trevor Williams appeared to be a step slow or leaning the wrong way the majority of the time whenever quarterback Blake Bortles threw the football in their direction to one of several talented receivers. The proof showed on the scoreboard: UCF 34, Penn State 31. But it's a new week for the Lions on Saturday at Beaver Stadium with Kent State (1-2)
September 18, 2013 |
FRANKFORD HIGH is one of the few remaining places in the city where you might find multisport stars, as most of its programs are routinely competitive and success breeds participation. However, missing from this year's football roster is last year's starting cornerback, Anthony Wright-Downing, a skywalking athlete, who is also one of the Public League's top senior wing guard prospects at Sankofa Charter. Sankofa, whose main campus sits in the heart of East Frankford, has a cooperative sponsorship with Frankford for football.
September 13, 2013 |
AT SOME point in Monday night's 33-27 win over the Redskins, cornerback Bradley Fletcher suffered a concussion. We don't know when, we don't know the severity of it and we don't know whether he has cleared any of the required return-to-play concussion protocols, because, well, coach Chip Kelly isn't quite as forthcoming about that kind of information as his predecessor, Andy Reid. All we know is that Fletcher didn't practice yesterday and wasn't even on the NovaCare practice field.