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.
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.
September 28, 2013 |
One of the Denver Broncos' key defensive players on Sunday will be a familiar face to Eagles fans: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Rodgers-Cromartie spent two disappointing seasons in Philadelphia, where he tantalized with his size and speed but was inconsistent playing on an underachieving defense. The Eagles did not re-sign Rodgers-Cromartie this offseason. He signed with the Broncos, and he has impressed the coaching staff through three games. He has started each game this season and has an interception.
May 3, 2015 |
It had been 13 years since the Eagles drafted a cornerback as high as they did when Eric Rowe was chosen in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night. And in the time since they chose Lito Sheppard in the 2002 first round, the league has changed significantly. Sheppard was generously listed at 5-foot-10, 194 pounds. Rowe is 6-1, 205 pounds. Sheppard, a two-time Pro Bowler, was a successful pick for then-coach Andy Reid, but he probably wouldn't be considered a first-round prospect in today's NFL, and certainly not by Chip Kelly.
January 11, 2009 |
The Arizona Cardinals continued their improbable run through the NFC playoffs last night, shocking the second-seeded Carolina Panthers, 33-13, in front of a crowd of 73,695 at Bank of America Stadium. It was the second straight playoff victory for the fourth-seeded Cardinals, who entered the season with just one postseason victory in franchise history. Arizona (11-7) advances to its first NFC championship game and will either host the Eagles or travel to New York to face the Giants next Sunday.
November 20, 2011 |
Here are things to look for when the Eagles take on the New York Giants. VY time The Eagles signed Vince Young exactly for this situation. Can he deliver? Young has taken only three snaps this season: scrambling once, throwing an interception, and handing off. This past week, though, he had a chance to prepare for the job, taking first-team snaps in practice. Can he recapture the magic that made him a star? DeSean drama He missed a meeting and then a game.