September 16, 2009
THE COMPLETE picture isn't important right now. There is more to the story of why the Eagles placed wayward offensive tackle Shawn Andrews on injured reserve, ending his season before he played one play from scrimmage. The fact that the Birds shut down a former Pro Bowl offensive lineman one game into the season over a confusing back issue screams that there is more to this story than we're being told. Why now, after dealing with all of the migraines Andrews put this team through over the last year?
September 25, 2012
THE EAGLES WILL retire Brian Dawkins' No. 20 jersey at a ceremony on Sunday night when they play the rival New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. The safety played 16 years in the NFL, the first 13 years with the Eagles. He was a second-round pick of the Eagles in the 1996 draft. He played college ball at Clemson. He was not re-signed by the Eagles after the 2008 season. On Feb. 28, 2009, Dawkins signed a 5-year, $17 million contract with the Denver Broncos. Former Eagles president Joe Banner said the handling of Dawkins was one of his biggest regrets.
January 2, 2012 |
By some measures, Mike Vick had one of his best days of the season Sunday. He threw for 335 yards and three touchdowns, a season high for scoring. But he had an interception (his 14th of the year) and a lost fumble (his fourth), adding two more turnovers to the plague that hamstrung the Eagles offense this season. The Eagles won easily, 34-10, over the Redskins at home, but the mistakes were a reminder of the flaws that hurt this team so badly this year. Afterward, Vick veered between vowing to improve and downplaying his own role in his giveaways.
August 14, 2010 |
The record will show Kevin Kolb's first preseason pass as the Eagles' starting quarterback was a short completion over the middle to DeSean Jackson that the fleet-of-foot wide receiver took for a 21-yard gain in the Birds' 28-27 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lincoln Financial Field Friday night. As far as reboots go, it was about as good a start as the new-era Eagles could have hoped for from their quarterback. The same can't exactly be said for the rest of Kolb's one quarter under center against the Jaguars.
September 10, 2007 |
GREEN BAY - Well, this game certainly put the "special" in special teams. The Eagles would be 1-0 this morning had they declined to send anyone back to return punts yesterday. Yes, that sounds ridiculous, but no more ridiculous than a 16-13 loss to a Green Bay Packers team that averaged 2.7 yards per rush, 3.7 yards per pass attempt, and did not come close to scoring an offensive touchdown in the season opener at Lambeau Field. Destined to be rehashed more than a few times in the long week before Game 2 against the Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field is the fact that the Packers scored 10 of their 16 points directly off punts the Eagles fumbled away, because neither Greg Lewis nor J.R. Reed had ever fielded a punt in a game that mattered.
November 6, 2009 |
Recent history: The teams split last season's games, the Eagles making the playoffs by routing Dallas in the regular-season final, 44-6. The Cowboys lead the series, 55-44. OFFENSE Eagles: 344.4 yards per game (15th) Cowboys: 411.1 yards per game (2nd) Quarterback Eagles: Donovan McNabb is coming off his best game of the season. Using screens, slants and other quick-developing plays to counter the Giants' pass rush, he had just six incompletions in 23 attempts, and four of those were batted balls.
August 8, 2013 |
The Eagles' plan for handling the Riley Cooper situation became clear Tuesday. There is no plan. There never was. The team acted quickly to fine Cooper for his videotaped racist threat, then ducked low and hoped it would all blow over. The assumption that Cooper went to some kind of sensitivity training or counseling program appears incorrect. The Eagles excused him from team activities on Friday so he could "seek assistance. " Coach Chip Kelly said there was no timetable for Cooper's return.
January 9, 2015 |
EVER CONSIDERED a career in the exciting world of NFL scouting and personnel? You just might have what it takes to work for Chip Kelly down at the NovaCare complex! Take this simple quiz to help us establish whether you will fit into the NFL's most dynamic workplace environment: 1. When evaluating a player in the draft process, which of the following questions seems most pertinent? A. What is his 40 time? B. How are his onfield instincts/recognition skills? C. Did we recruit him at Oregon?
October 7, 2014 |
Cary Williams was beat for 32 yards by Rams receiver Kenny Britt, but aside from that moment, the Eagles' starting outside cornerbacks fared well in the first half. But Williams' and Bradley Fletcher's struggles in the second half mirrored that of the defense as the Eagles nearly coughed up a 27-point lead. They will always give up catches because they lack ideal foot speed, but to see Williams and Fletcher beat on balls in the air defies the Eagles' reasoning for starting the rangy corners over Brandon Boykin.
November 21, 2013 |
The three Kennedy brothers didn't want for much in October 1962. Power, youth, money, glamorous wives, their famous vig-ah , the tousle-haired trio had it all. Especially power. Jack was president of the United States. Bobby was his Attorney General. And Ted, within a month, would be elected to the U.S. Senate. Yet with all that, there may have been at least one more thing the Kennedys desired: The Philadelphia Eagles. An NFL Network series related to the Kennedy assassination and the NFL again raises the possibility that this city's beloved football franchise could have fallen into the Massachusetts family's hands.