May 10, 2016
ISSUE | EAGLES Bradford needs to prove himself Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford needs to grow up and get back to work ("An unfair fight," Wednesday). He is acting like a juvenile refusing to honor the two-year, $35 million contract he signed ($22 million guaranteed). His behavior might be understandable if he were a bona fide franchise quarterback. Being a franchise quarterback needs to be earned, not proclaimed, however, and he has not yet earned that in Philadelphia. If he were to show up for work and earn what he is being paid, he might find himself in Philadelphia beyond his two-year contract or position himself for a big payday elsewhere.
March 29, 2016 |
In all of Hollywood history, there have been 139 comic book adaptations to the silver screen. It only seems as if that many will be released in the next two years. The reason for the surge? Success. Let's start with the enormous success of Deadpool , one of the Top 10 Marvel-based films ever as far as tickets sold, and which is still going strong in theaters. The long-predicted "superhero fatigue" not only hasn't materialized, there's also no sign of it on the horizon.
March 11, 2016 |
It's practically palatial, the underground bunker in 10 Cloverfield Lane , compared to Brie Larson and little Jacob Tremblay's claustrophobic shed in Room . The cozy warren where Mary Elizabeth Winstead awakens, her leg shackled and an IV poking into her arm, looks like a luxury Airbnb. There's a kitchen, a living room, a jukebox, a TV, and a library of DVDs and VHS tapes - and she has her own private place to sleep. Sure, the door is locked from the outside. But things could be worse.
February 17, 2016 |
The Eagles are on the clock with Sam Bradford. The window for NFL teams to use their franchise tags begins Tuesday and extends to March 1. If the franchise tag is not used on a pending free agent during that period, that player would be free to sign elsewhere beginning March 9. Teams can use the franchise tag on one free agent to help keep that player off the open market. The tag provides a one-year contract at the average of the five highest-paid players at his position or 120 percent of his previous year's salary, whichever is greater.
February 17, 2016 |
THE EAGLES have a complicated, less-than-happy history with the franchise tag, which NFL teams can begin applying today to keep key players from becoming free agents. The Birds aren't expected to use the 2016 tag, today or at all before the March 1 deadline, to ensure the retention of their most prominent free agent, quarterback Sam Bradford. They still might sign Bradford, but they don't seem wed to him to the extent that they're willing to dedicate $20 million or so of their 2016 salary cap to the notion.
January 5, 2016 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - After a week of upheaval, the Eagles offered a reminder of both the problems and the potential that their next head coach will inherit. You are plenty familiar with the problems: a front seven that is neither big enough in the middle nor fast enough on the edges; cornerbacks who require regular help on both sides of the field; an offensive line that has struggled to block between the tackles, wide receivers who either struggle to get open or drop balls when they do. The potential is much shorter.
December 27, 2015
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December 23, 2015 |
At 15, Amol R. Kohli began working as a server at his neighborhood Friendly's restaurant in Voorhees. While in high school, he scooped ice cream, washed dishes, and was a host, a cook, and eventually a shift supervisor before heading to college. Twelve years later, Kohli now owns 10 Friendly's restaurant franchises in South Jersey and Pennsylvania. He opened his ninth Friendly's on Monday at the Voorhees Town Center, and will open a 10th next month at the Gloucester Premium Outlets in Blackwood.
December 4, 2015 |
MORE LOW-INCOME Philadelphians will have access to affordable Internet service, while more high school students will receive high-tech job-training through Comcast's new 15-year franchise agreement, which won approval from a City Council committee yesterday. It took the Committee on Public Property and Public Works two postponed hearings yesterday before the deal between the city and the Philadelphia-based mass media giant was hammered into shape. The full Council will vote on the bill and accompanying side letters on Dec. 10 - its last meeting of the year.
December 4, 2015 |
No matter how Sam Bradford performs over the final five games of the season, the Eagles will have to make a franchise-altering decision at the quarterback position next offseason. It is a decision that will have far greater repercussions than anything having to do with the head coach. In today's NFL you need a quarterback of certain proficiency if you are to have any chance of winning a championship. It doesn't matter if Bill Belichick or Chip Kelly is your coach, if you have neither a Hall of Fame-caliber quarterback and an above-average defense nor a quarterback a notch or two below and a once-in-an-era defense, your chances of snaring a title are virtually nil. This isn't rocket science.