January 31, 2014 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Winston Justice wasn't traded unknowingly to the Colts two years ago. He said that the Eagles called him one March day and asked him if he wanted to play elsewhere. "They called and asked, 'Do you want to be traded?' It wasn't like they traded me," Justice, now a Broncos tackle, said this week. "They were like, 'Do you want to do this, like, before we do this? Are you sure?' So it was like they gave me a choice to do it or not. " He said yes and was dealt to Indianapolis for an exchange of sixth-round draft picks that jumped the Eagles ahead 15 spots.
January 31, 2014 |
Since the Eagles once again aren't playing in the Super Bowl, we have another chance to celebrate the cuisines of other teams - without feeling the least bit disloyal. The heritage, population, and climes of both coastal Seattle and mile-high Denver are a great starting point for some fresh and healthful dishes. And it seems too close after making the New Year's resolution for a healthy diet to revert to the worst of the junk-food habits of game day. So, why not draw inspiration from the cities of the two franchises who will be facing off for Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday?
January 19, 2014 |
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's laugh rang from his corner of the Denver Broncos locker room after Friday's practice, just as it did during his two seasons with the Eagles. Former Eagles coach Andy Reid used to say that "every day is a good day for DRC. " But the team suffered from more bad days than good days when Rodgers-Cromartie was in Philadelphia. Rodgers-Cromartie's smile is for good reason this season. He signed a one-year deal in Denver during the offseason and has become an integral part of the Broncos' defense.
January 4, 2014 |
DENVER - Steve Downie and Max Talbot, forwards who were traded for each other on Halloween, had different perspectives when they faced their former teams on Thursday night at the Pepsi Center. Downie, a winger who returned to the Flyers' third line on Thursday, downplayed his return to Denver. He played across three seasons with Colorado but got into only 33 games. "Injuries," Downie said before the game, when asked to characterize his tenure with the Avalanche. "It's unfortunate, but it is what it is. I never really got to show what I could do, but at the same time, it's over with.
January 3, 2014 |
DENVER - Things were certainly out of whack last night at the Pepsi Center. In the first 15 minutes of play between the 76ers and the Denver Nuggets, there was a total of 22 fouls called. For two teams who like to play at a quicker pace, the refs had them playing in mud early on. The Sixers, usually horrendous at covering the three-point shot, limited the Nuggets to just one make in their first eight attempts. Meanwhile, the Sixers drained half of their first 14. Both teams had been struggling recently to score, a big reason why Denver had lost seven in a row. But the Sixers scored a season-high 68 points in the first half, also yielding 56. Strange happenings, indeed.
January 3, 2014 |
DENVER - Second-year forward Arnett Moultrie is getting very close to suiting up for the 76ers for the first time this season after having been sidelined since training camp following ankle surgery in September. For him to get some minutes, Moultrie must get his timing back and get into game shape. If he is to get minutes, perhaps even extended ones, coach Brett Brown said the 23-year-old will have to get rid of the stigma attached to him. "He's looking just like he should be looking, he's looking really out of place in relation to timing and fitness," Brown said.
January 1, 2014 |
DENVER - There was a buoyant atmosphere in the 76ers locker room after their surprising road victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Now they have a chance to follow up Sunday night's rarity - their first road win in 13 tries - with something that hasn't been accomplished since the first week of November. A victory over Denver on Wednesday at the Pepsi Center would mark the Sixers' first winning streak since opening the season with consecutive triumphs over Miami, Washington and Chicago.
November 16, 2013 |
Lockheed Martin Corp. is laying off 4,000 workers, including 1,050 in Newtown, Bucks County, as the nation's largest defense contractor consolidates operations in response to reduced government spending. By mid-2015, Lockheed will shutter the Newtown plant, which designs and develops commercial and military satellites, including weather satellites and ones for NASA. Lockheed Martin, based in Bethesda, Md., also announced plans Thursday to close plants in Akron, Ohio; Goodyear, Ariz.; and Horizon City, Texas, and to shut down four buildings on its Sunnyvale, Calif., campus.
October 4, 2013 |
BRANDON BOYKIN is listed at 5-10, 185. Maybe there was a time when he would have been able to play linebacker effectively in the NFL, but that time faded into memory right around when the Eagles dropped those blue-and-yellow 1930s uniforms. Nonetheless, Boykin found himself an inadvertent outside linebacker for a few minutes Sunday in Denver. Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis later explained he'd sent Boykin out thinking the Broncos were running a three-wideout set. Instead they were going with two tight ends.
September 26, 2013 |
FACT THAT might have escaped notice amidst widespread hand-wringing over what Peyton Manning might do Sunday against the Eagles' defense: While it's true that only three NFL teams have given up more passing yards through 3 weeks than the Eagles, it's also true that one of those teams is Denver. If the 10 1/2-point underdog Eagles are indeed going to have to shoot their way out of the Mile High city to survive, maybe we ought to at least grant them a shooter's chance. Despite the turnovers and penalties that limited them to 16 points in last Thursday's loss to the Chiefs, the Birds have the NFL's second-ranked offense, at 461.7 yards per game, just 25 yards a game behind the top-ranked Broncos.