September 26, 2015 |
Charly Timite must have been really lost as a freshman at Engineering and Science. Timite, a senior two-way lineman at Simon Gratz, spent his first three years of high school at E&S, where he once searched the North Philadelphia campus in vain for something it didn't have. "I was new to the area, and I didn't know anything about North Philly," said Timite, who lives in Southwest Philadelphia. "So I went to Engineering and Science and I was looking for the football team. " On Thursday afternoon, the 6-foot-4, 270-pounder had no trouble finding footballs, as Gratz overwhelmed Bartram, 52-0, at the Marcus Foster Super Site.
September 25, 2015 |
LET'S GET this out of the way: Right now, DeMeco Ryans is not a great football player; but then, he always will be a great football mind. He essentially cost the Eagles the first three points the Cowboys scored Sunday . . . and, by dint of will and wit, he twice saved a touchdown. Early in the drive, he should have tackled Joseph Randle for a loss on second-and-4. He was torched on a second-and-7 play that put the Cowboys at the 1. Then, he got burned in the end zone. Still, the Cowboys had to settle for three.
September 18, 2015 |
BYRON MAXWELL hasn't been here all that long yet, but he has been able to intuit over the past couple of days that Eagles fans weren't pleased with the first outing of their team's $63 million free-agent cornerback. "I understand that's what it's going to be," Maxwell said yesterday. "They're going to react like that. They're going to love you when you do well and hate you when it goes the other way. That's part of the business that we're in. You've got to take one on the chin and keep moving.
September 5, 2015 |
Four Rutgers University football players were charged Thursday in connection with an allegedly unprovoked assault, during which a 19-year-old man's jaw was broken. Another player, cornerback Andre Boggs of Coatesville, was also charged in several home invasions and armed robberies of fellow students, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Anthony Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced the charges against Boggs, cornerback Ruhann Peele, defensive tackle Razohnn Gross, safety Delon Stephenson, and cornerback Nadir Barnwell.
August 31, 2015 |
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Reporters talking to Kiko Alonso this week about his Eagles debut, set for tonight's preseason game at Lambeau Field, wanted to get a sense of how Alonso felt about having been away from live action so long; he tore his left ACL getting ready for training camp in 2014, and hasn't played since the final game of the Buffalo Bills' 2013 season. "Long time," Alonso agreed, nodding. "Long time. " Alonso lapsed into silence. The reporters awaited further illumination.
August 29, 2015 |
On the morning of Sunday, March 16, 2014, John Moffitt woke on the floor of a Chicago holding cell, his mouth bloody, his memory blank. The catalysts for his reckless night had still been swimming through his bloodstream when police had locked him in the cell with 40 other men, having arrested him on charges of battery and drug possession after Moffitt, standing 6-foot-4 and weighing more than 300 pounds, had tussled with a bouncer at a nightclub called...
August 28, 2015 |
Temple defensive tackle Hershey Walton has made 20 career starts and is a preseason second-team all-conference selection in one publication, but the redshirt senior's most impressive work has been done away from the football field. In fact, there is one unofficial team record he is truly proud of. "Freshman year I had the most study hall hours on the team," Walton said after practice Tuesday. That is significant because Walton didn't enter Temple with an upstanding academic reputation.
August 13, 2015 |
There are days, and Tuesday was one of them, when Fletcher Cox wakes with the memory of his brother filling his thoughts, and he knows that Shaddrick Cox will follow him through every step of the day. "He's been on my mind heavy since this morning. It's been a sad day for me," Cox said. "I think about him a lot. " The memory doesn't get in the way of the work, of course, and Fletcher Cox is considered the best player on the strongest unit of the Eagles, but when his older brother and mentor died of a heart attack in January, a little bit of the younger brother went with him. This time of the month, around the date when Shaddrick died and the family gathered in Yazoo City, Miss., for his services, is the most difficult.
August 12, 2015 |
Lane Johnson threw up nine times during his first three days working with Jay Glazer this summer. He was gifted enough to be the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 draft and strong enough to start for the Eagles at right tackle the last two seasons, but blocking on Sundays is different than fighting Randy Couture. At the Senior Bowl, Johnson's agent approached Glazer, the Fox Sports reporter who cofounded Unbreakable Performance Center in West Hollywood, Calif. Glazer trains football players in mixed martial arts and Johnson was one of four Eagles who spent time there this offseason.
July 30, 2015 |
Temple's football team had just finished its last summer workout. The players all walked upstairs for lunch inside Temple's practice facility on Diamond Street. Places were set, formally. "You don't touch anything on the table, not even a sip of water, until the host does," the players were told. Football players are used to precise actions - pointing a foot at a slightly wrong angle can blow up a play - so maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that Temple players seemed to immediately catch on to what was required of them.