July 21, 2016 |
WHY DO players buy in to what a coach is selling? Chip Kelly, Doug Pederson's predecessor as the Eagles' coach, sold innovation. He had a lot of new ideas that had been successful in college, including new approaches to practice and to medical monitoring. Players bought in, at least for a while, because Kelly experienced immediate success - heading down the homestretch of the 2014 season, Kelly's career record was 19-9 - and because the training methods he introduced made some veterans feel healthier, fresher.
April 17, 2016
FIRST ROUND Draft: April 28-30, At Chicago 1. Rams 17. Falcons 2. Browns 18. Colts 3. Chargers 19. Bills 4. Cowboys 20. Jets 5. Jaguars 21. Redskins 6. Ravens 22. Texans 7. 49ers 23. Vikings 8. Eagles 24. Bengals 9. Buccaneers 25. Steelers 10. Giants 26. Seahawks 11. Bears 27. Packers 12. Saints 28. Chiefs 13. Dolphins *Patriots 14. Raiders 29. Cardinals 15. Titans 30. Panthers 16. Lions...
March 10, 2016 |
Jordan Fouse scored 16 points, and Green Bay wrapped up a spot in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1996 by beating Wright State, 78-69, on Tuesday night in the Horizon League title game in Detroit. Charles Cooper added 15 points for the Phoenix, who jumped out to a double-digit lead and never let the Raiders control the pace. Green Bay (23-12) and Wright State (22-13) were in the championship game after beating top-seeded Valparaiso and second-seeded Oakland the previous night.
February 26, 2016 |
The Bucks County manufacturer of Skee-Ball, that staple of boardwalk arcades at the Jersey Shore, has been sold to a Wisconsin rival in the family-amusements industry. Joseph W. Sladek, who bought Skee-Ball Inc., now in Chalfont, in 1985, called the sale a "bittersweet goodbye" in a news release from the buyer, family-owned Bay Tek Games Inc., which is based in Pulaski, near Green Bay. The price was not disclosed. The deal was signed Tuesday. Skee-Ball manufactures its games in Chalfont, but after a roughly three-month transition will move to Wisconsin, Gaetan Philippon, Bay Tek's chief executive, said Wednesday after meetings with Skee-Ball employees.
February 8, 2016 |
HARRISBURG - Just before midnight on Saturday, Jan. 14, 1967, Joe Hirschmann arrived in Los Angeles on his way to Vietnam, rented a motel room for eight dollars a night, and wondered how he would spend his Sunday. Rising at 7 a.m. after a fitful sleep, he put on his Marines winter service uniform, having packed away the rest of his clothes before boarding a plane in Harrisburg on Saturday morning. He went to Mass in Inglewood, stuffed his gear into a locker at a Greyhound bus terminal, and called a cab. Someone had mentioned a football game, reminding him that there was indeed a big event taking place in the city that day: the NFL-AFL championship game between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
January 15, 2016 |
ON THE DAY Andy Reid signed him to quarterback the Eagles, amid widespread civic disillusionment, Doug Pederson declared, "My best days are ahead of me. " Nearly 17 years later, we're about to find out whether that's still true. As soon as the Kansas City Chiefs are done with the playoffs, Pederson, their offensive coordinator, will be announced as the 23rd head coach in Eagles franchise history. He will arrive as he did in '99, as something considerably less than the toast of the town, compared endlessly with higher-profile candidates many fans would have preferred.
January 13, 2016 |
Not that it is likely to help his case, but Doug Pederson, the former Eagles quarterback and assistant who interviewed Sunday for the vacant head coaching job, already has his jersey in the Hall of Fame for a Philadelphia accomplishment. As with most things regarding Pederson, however, there are a few asterisks that go along with that story, most of which make you say, "oh," instead of, "OH!" The same applies to his current candidacy for the job that came open when owner Jeffrey Lurie had his fill of Chip Kelly.
January 12, 2016 |
LANDOVER, Md. - This gaffe was not as egregious as the one DeSean Jackson made as a rookie wide receiver for the Eagles in 2008. Jackson lost what would have been his first NFL touchdown when he celebrated too early and flipped the ball behind him at the 1-yard line. After a challenge by the Dallas Cowboys, what was initially called a touchdown was overturned. It was an embarrassing lesson for Jackson but not costly to the Eagles because they scored a touchdown on the next play.
December 11, 2015 |
EAGLES (+1) over Bills "Uncle!!!" . . . Remember when you were arm wrestling back in the day and cried that to admit defeat? Kinda like tapping out in a UFC mixed martial arts match. Not ashamed to admit that Kelly 's Heroes have given me agita all season long, and predicting the outcome of their games is about as easy as finding a ticket for Bruce Springsteen 's upcoming tour. They come off two of the ugliest games in NFL history (losing by a combined total of 90-31)
November 25, 2015 |
Eagles (Pick 'em) over LIONS What? Really? Are you kidding me? A 45-17 beatdown against the Buccaneers. Not the Patriots . . . Not the Panthers . . . Not the Cardinals. The Tampa Bay Freakin' Bucs. Not the ugliest loss in the Chip Kelly era, but we'll get back to that in a minute. Jameis Winston: Five touchdown passes. Doug Martin: 235 rushing yards. What? You know it's really bad when you start your prayers at night, and Sam Bradford - coming off a concussion, with a sprained left shoulder, and some memory loss - is the lead.