November 9, 2012 |
Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has heard the reputation the Eagles defense has around the NFL. It's not flattering. "Everybody looks at us as a pretty defense," Rodgers-Cromartie said. "They're just big guys with big talent that don't really want to hit nobody. " The comments come after two games in which opponents scored a combined 58 points against the Eagles, with tackling a clear issue. Rodgers-Cromartie said opposing players tell him, "You guys are talented, but you all don't want to hit nobody.
October 28, 2012 |
First, the news or lack thereof: The Eagles and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie have yet to talk contract extension. The Eagles in the past used November to extend their young talent. Whether or not it was a shift from Joe Banner's to Howie Roseman's method of handling contract negotiations, a new deal hasn't been handed out during the regular season since 2009. For that reason and others - the amount of cash Roseman unloaded in extensions during the offseason; the uncertainty over Rodgers-Cromartie's value - it is unlikely that there will be an agreement before the season ends.
July 29, 2011
Here are some things to expect at Eagles camp on Friday: Workouts are closed to fans on Friday, so don't make the trip to Lehigh until Saturday's 8:05 a.m. practice and 2:45 p.m. walk-through. Friday is the first day of two-a-day workouts, but the afternoon practice will be without pads. How will newcomers Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Jason Babin take to their new teammates? On www.philly.com : Check out our blog, Birds' Eye View, and a video of Thursday's developments.
December 7, 2012 |
No doubt about it - the secondary is the primary focus of the wrath of Eagles fans. When fans were asked, "Who is the Eagles weakest link?" from among 25 choices, more than 70 percent of the 2,335 votes went to cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and safeties Kurt Coleman and Nate Allen. Asomugha himself got 40.2 percent - 939 votes. Now it's time, as promised in Tuesday's story, for the final showdown to determine Mr. Disappointment for the 2012 season.
May 3, 2013 |
The Eagles had no trouble defending their approach to the 2013 draft: It was consistent, and it was according to plan. They may have considerably more trouble defending against other teams when the season begins, however. If it takes three years to evaluate a draft class, it's absurd to evaluate any of the team's picks after just one week. But it's perfectly reasonable to assess what the team did and didn't do, and where its roster stands going into May and June practices. On offense, the roster looks pretty good.
November 14, 2011
* With his 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, LeSean McCoy became the first player in franchise history to score a touchdown in nine straight games. He's just the fourth NFL player since 1960 to score a TD in each of the first nine games of the season. The other three: Lenny Moore (1964), O.J. Simpson (1975) and George Rogers (1989). * McCoy's 906 rushing yards are the most ever by an Eagles running back in the first nine games of the season. * McCoy has 42 runs of 8 yards or more on 165 rushing attempts this season.
November 6, 2012
Up-Down Drill LeSean McCoy Well, at least one Eagle came to play. McCoy has been giving maximum effort all season as far as one can tell, but he hasn't gotten support from his offensive line. But the Eagles running back had room to run against the Saints and delivered. His teammates and coaches let him down. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha The Eagles cornerbacks were above average in the first six games. But for some reason, when Todd Bowles took over as defensive coordinator, they forgot how to tackle.
April 23, 2013 |
When Dee Milliner ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds in February, he appeared to cement his status as a top-10 pick in the NFL draft. Though widely considered the top cornerback prospect, Milliner entered the NFL combine with questions about his speed. "Just watch the combine," he boldly told reporters in Indianapolis a few days before he was to run. "I know my body. I know what I can do and how I can run," Milliner said recently during a phone interview. "So I just knew I could go out there and produce.
March 13, 2013 |
On the day the NFL's free-agent market opened, the Eagles released cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, one of the most heralded free-agent signings in franchise history. Asomugha, who played two seasons in Philadelphia, was scheduled to receive a base salary of $15 million this season, with $4 million guaranteed. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman met with Ben Dogra, Asomugha's agent, at the scouting combine last month. The sides could not agree on a restructured deal. Roseman said Tuesday that the Eagles had thought over this decision for the last two weeks.
February 15, 2013 |
On Monday, Bill Davis used the tough, physical San Francisco 49ers defense as a benchmark for the kind of squad he wants to build. On Wednesday, the Eagles announced the hiring of Tom Gamble, one of the personnel men responsible for building the Niners. A quarter-century after their fathers, Bill Davis and Harry Gamble, worked together in Veterans Stadium, Davis and Gamble (along with Howie Roseman and the rest of his personnel staff) are tasked with fixing a badly broken Eagles defense.