July 12, 2016 |
IN FEBRUARY Brandon McManus kicked three field goals to help the Denver Broncos win their first Super Bowl since general manager John Elway was their quarterback. He has a massive ring that he recently received to show for it, after making all 10 of his attempts during the playoff run, the first to ever do that. Sunday, the former Temple Owl was back at his high school, North Penn in Lansdale, to conduct a football skills camp for kids both young and older at Crawford Stadium with an assist from some of his college teammates.
March 8, 2016 |
PEYTON MANNING is doing it the right way. Later on Monday, the Denver Broncos quarterback will announce that after 18 seasons, he is retiring from the National Football League. The lasting image of Manning's spectacular career will be of him holding the trophy for Super Bowl 50. It does not matter that Manning played just below average in the Broncos' 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers. It does not matter that many of Manning's passes fluttered around Levi's Stadium, highlighting how much his physical skills had deteriorated at age 39. The only thing that matters is that Manning walked off the field that night as a champion.
February 18, 2016 |
IT'S BEEN nearly two weeks since Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said he was going to enjoy a bunch of beer before giving thought to retiring from the NFL. Considering the Broncos had just won Super Bowl 50 when Manning was almost immediately asked if he planned to quit after 18 NFL seasons, he gave the obvious answer. If, however, Manning thinks about this logically, now would be the perfect time for him to walk away. A big part of that is because anyone who watched Manning lob those wobbly ducks around Levi's Stadium knows he's lost the race with Father Time and that his skill sets are no longer those of a competent NFL quarterback.
February 5, 2016 |
SUPER BOWL AGENDA Who: Denver Broncos (14-4) vs. Carolina Panthers (17-1) Where: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif. When: Sunday, 6:30 p.m. TV: CBS (Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn). Radio: WIP (94.1-FM) (Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Dan Fouts, James Lofton, Mark Malone). Line: Panthers -6. Over/under: 45. Weather.com: Sunny, dry and very light wind throughout the day with a high of 74 degrees. Sunset is at 5:39 p.m. local time, which would be early third quarter-ish.
February 3, 2016 |
SAN JOSE , Calif. - Evan Mathis has made it to the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos, but in a touch of irony, the credential that he was wearing around his neck Monday at "Super Bowl Opening Night" still had his Eagles head shot on it. "When I first got there (to Denver), they Photoshopped this picture for all the Broncos' use," Mathis said. "And it had me with an orange jersey. But for some reason, in this one, I'm still wearing (Eagle green). " Things have worked out very well for the 34-year-old guard.
December 14, 2015 |
Will I play another game? Please don't let it end this way. Chicken parm, you taste so good. Here in Week 14 of Peyton Manning's 18th NFL season, it is fair to wonder whether one of the greatest quarterbacks in history is finished. If he is, he's going to need that chicken parm as comfort food. All we know for sure is that Manning, 39, is going to miss his fourth straight game Sunday, when his Denver Broncos play host to the Oakland Raiders. He has been sidelined by a foot injury since being removed from a miserable mid-November loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
September 5, 2015 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Matt Barkley packed his belongings for the bus ride back to Philadelphia on Thursday night without much of an audience. A few feet away, a phalanx of cameramen formed around Tim Tebow's locker - and Tebow wasn't even there. They just waited. There were Tebow jerseys in the stands Thursday night at MetLife Stadium and the fans cheered when he entered the Eagles' 24-18 preseason loss to the New York Jets. His performance merited the attention. In a game that could decide who might be the third quarterback for the Eagles, Tebow outplayed Barkley and bolstered his stock in the final audition of the preseason.
August 28, 2015 |
Arizona Cardinals: The line has been hit with injuries and coordinator Todd Bowles is now the head coach of the Jets. Baltimore Ravens: Baltimore opens at Denver. Hey, Peyton. Watch your knees. Buffalo Bills: Jumping on the Rex Ryan bandwagon is never a bad thing, but please note that in his last two years as the Jets head coach, New York was 28th and 30th in standard fantasy DST scoring. This Bills unit, however, is better than those Jets teams were. Carolina Panthers: The Panthers were set to roll out a strong linebacking trio, but first-round pick Shaq Thompson has been slowed by a hamstring injury.
July 11, 2015 |
This is not a column about Tim Tebow and the Eagles, really. This is not about whether he'll beat out Matt Barkley for the No. 3 quarterback spot or whether Chip Kelly will use him in short-yardage or special-teams situations or whether his throwing motion is quicker and tighter and no longer resembles Sandy Koufax working out of the stretch. This is not a column about the minutia of football we tend to focus on when we focus on the Eagles. Feel free to stop reading. No one will be offended.
May 30, 2015 |
It was just like old times for Tim Tebow during organized team activities with the Eagles on Thursday at the NovaCare Complex: It was not very good. Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner and a two-time college football champion at Florida, showed explosiveness as a runner. But even though Eagles coach Chip Kelly raved about his improvement as a passer before the workout, that was not immediately evident. Thursday was the Eagles' third workout and the first witnessed by the media. At first glance, the new and improved Tebow, who has spent more than a year working on his throwing motion with former major-league pitcher Tom House, looked a lot like the quarterback who completed just 47.9 percent of his NFL passes.