February 4, 2013 |
A blast could come from anywhere. The entire Eagles defensive line would jam in together, a full subway car at rush hour, each man trying to block a field goal or extra point by getting a hand up from the same spot. The spot where Gerry Feehery stood. When Buddy Ryan coached the Eagles, they used to practice this maneuver, Feehery said. The Eagles were good at it - all the linemen, led by Reggie White, trying to lunge at the center the instant he snapped the ball. "I hated that," Feehery mentioned.
February 20, 1991 |
Cardinal O'Hara High reached into its alumni file yesterday and pulled out a prominent graduate to be the school's new head football coach. Former Eagles center Gerry Feehery, who joined the O'Hara staff as a volunteer assistant after leaving the NFL in 1989, was named to replace Bob Ewing as coach of the Lions. A 1978 graduate of O'Hara, Feehery graduated from Syracuse in 1983, joined the Eagles that year as a free agent, and stayed with Philadelphia until 1988. Released that year, he signed with Kansas City and played parts of two seasons with the Chiefs, and also spent time with the New England Patriots in 1989.
November 4, 2011
FORMER EAGLES coach Buddy Ryan and a number of his players will be honored at halftime of the Monday night game against the Bears at the Linc. Ryan had a 43-35-1 record in his 5 years with the Eagles from 1986 to '90, leading them to three straight playoff appearances. Ryan has been fighting another bout with cancer recently. According to a press release from the team, the Eagles also will honor defensive end Clyde Simmons, linebacker Seth Joyner, running back Keith Byars, tight end Keith Jackson, linebacker Britt Hager, wide receiver Ron Johnson, running back Anthony Toney, offensive lineman Gerry Feehery, running back Michael Haddix and defensive lineman Mike Pitts.
September 5, 1991 |
Gerry Feehery is replacing a legend as coach of Cardinal O'Hara, but he doesn't feel pressure. Feehery, a former Eagle, replaced Bob Ewing, who retired after 15 years with the Lions. During that time, Ewing was 125-56-4 with a City Championship (1979), three Catholic League titles ('79, '80, '85) and six Southern Division championships ('78-81, '85 and '86). "I really don't feel any pressure," Feehery said. "I've been associated with O'Hara for a long time as a player, the kids know who I am because I established myself as a professional player, and that gives me credibility, and most of all, Bob left me a great team.
December 31, 1986 |
The explanation is a convenient one: that 104 sacks later, the Eagles needed a scapegoat and offensive line coach Ken Iman was it. It is neat, simple, and will be repeated more than once in the coming days, now that the Eagles have announced Iman won't be back next season after 11 years as an Eagles assistant. It is probably too neat and too simple, seeing as how the rumors about Iman's demise started about 75 sacks ago. He was the only holdover from the Marion Campbell regime, went the talk.
July 29, 1987 |
Not as indelible as something carved in stone but still more substantial than a love letter in the sand, the Eagles' training-camp depth chart was released yesterday, revealing few surprises. Among starting positions on offense and defense, there were just two changes from the depth chart the Eagles released before the early-May minicamp, and those were necessitated by injuries. On the latest chart, Charles Crawford is listed as the starting tailback in front of Junior Tautalatasi and rookie Bobby Morse.
October 14, 1986 |
Today at Paoli Memorial Hospital, Eagles center Gerry Feehery will undergo surgery to repair a torn medial collateral ligament in his right leg. It won't be arthroscopic surgery, but the real thing. They won't know how bad it is until they get in there, but no one sounds real optimistic about the rest of the season. And Buddy Ryan said the injury occurred because someone else on the offense messed up. "That was a mental breakdown that caused that to happen, from somebody else," Ryan said yesterday, at his weekly press conference.
April 12, 1986 |
The long-rumored housecleaning of the Eagles' roster began yesterday when coach Buddy Ryan placed Mark Dennard, the team's starting center last season, on waivers. But perhaps more surprising was Ryan's accompanying revelation that he had moved Kevin Allen, the team's first-round draft choice last year, from tackle to center. Tom Jelesky, another tackle, guard Greg Naron and the team's backup center, Gerry Feehery, will all have a chance to fill the vacancy at center, he said. A seven-year veteran of the National Football League, Dennard was acquired from the Miami Dolphins for a third-round draft pick in 1984, and he started 32 consecutive games at center.
July 29, 1987 |
The Eagles are the only team in the NFL that has not yet signed at least one of its draft choices. Not to panic, though. Not yet, anyway. "Camp doesn't open until next week," said Patrick Forte, the Eagles' chief contract negotiator. And even though there are nine unsigned draft choices and 12 unsigned free agents, the fact that the Eagles have the latest-opening camp in the NFL (Aug. 5 physicals) is worth remembering. Neither side in contract talks wants to make a move until it is faced with a deadline, such as the opening of camp.