December 1, 2004 |
Eagles wide receiver Greg Lewis has played plenty of night games. One of his favorites requires not the physical skills necessary on the football field, but his mental agility on a chessboard. Lewis, 24, has enjoyed the thinking man's game since childhood. Opponents are not always easy to come by, he said, so at times he has found himself awake in the middle of the night playing the game online. "I like to think," Lewis said. "I am a cerebral type of person. " Lewis, the fourth receiver in the Eagles' offensive system, has six receptions for 70 yards this season.
October 7, 2006 |
Wide receiver Greg Lewis scored two touchdowns in a game for the first time in his career in the Eagles' 31-9 victory over the visiting Green Bay Packers on Monday night. Lewis, 26, who became the No. 1 receiver last season after Terrell Owens was booted off the team following the seventh game, was not considered a sure bet to make the Eagles out of training camp this season. But the fourth-year receiver had a solid camp, and has nine receptions for 155 yards and the two touchdowns in the first four games.
June 3, 2016 |
CHIP KELLY'S fast-paced practices - er, I mean training sessions - always reminded me of one of those old TV game shows where the contestants were thrown into a toy store or supermarket with a shopping cart and given a fixed period of time to fill up the cart with as much merchandise as it could hold. Chippah was all about speed and cramming as many repetitions as possible into a two-hour practice - er, training session - window. There was no stopping for corrections or instruction, except for those very brief "teaching" periods.
February 12, 2016 |
HE RAN a post pattern, Greg Lewis recalls, faking a safety to the outside, digging hard inside, coming free down the middle in the end zone for the 30-yard Donovan McNabb touchdown pass. For Eagles fans, the narrative about the last touchdown drive of Super Bowl XXXIX will always be about how long the sequence took (three minutes, 52 seconds to cover 79 yards in 13 plays, or, in talk-radio lore, forever and a day) and what McNabb was doing, as the minutes dwindled (trying to recover from a hit to the ribs, or, in talk-radio lore, puking, pouting over draft-day booing, pondering what would happen in the event of a tie)
August 8, 2016 |
Doug Pederson stood with the quarterbacks, Duce Staley with the running backs, Greg Lewis with the wide receivers, and Tim Hauck with the safeties. It wasn't a game from the Andy Reid era or a reunion of Eagles alumni, but instead an Eagles practice last week. When the Eagles hired Pederson as head coach in January, owner Jeffrey Lurie emphasized that Pederson is a former player with an understanding of the city and the franchise. When Pederson assembled his coaching staff, those qualities were coveted assets.
February 1, 2015 |
PHOENIX - Rodney Harrison remembers watching the Eagles hooping and hollering before Super Bowl XXXIX and thinking that the first-timers would be gassed in the Jacksonville, Fla., humidity by the fourth quarter. "I remember pregame warm-ups, they're coming out and you see Brian Dawkins and all those guys and all the energy," Harrison said. "You see them jumping around hitting each other, and we're just kind of laid back, chilling, [saying], 'Look at these fools over there. They're going to wear themselves out.' "And you saw Donovan [McNabb]
January 22, 2016 |
The Eagles filled most of Doug Pederson's coaching staff Wednesday with the addition of seven coaches and the retention of seven others. The new coaches include offensive coordinator Frank Reich. Reich, defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, and special-teams coordinator Dave Fipp all have experience in their roles, which will help Pederson in his first year as head coach. In addition to Fipp, the Eagles retained running backs Duce Staley; offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland; defensive backs/cornerbacks coach Cory Undlin; tight ends coach Justin Peelle; assistant special-teams coach Matthew Harper; and offensive quality control/assistant quarterbacks coach Press Taylor.
January 19, 2009
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Reggie Brown, inactive. It has happened before to the Eagles' receiver, but it is still stunning when the announcement is made before a conference championship game, the clearest of messages from the organization toward a second-round draft choice who once was going to be a star. Once. At this point, they prefer Greg Lewis to him. "It hurts," Brown said, in the losing locker room after the Eagles were beaten by the Arizona Cardinals, 32-25. "I'm a competitor . . . "To sit on the sidelines in the championship game, a place that you dreamed of as a kid, it's hard.
October 29, 2004 |
The Eagles signed Greg Lewis to a five-year contract extension yesterday that gives them the rights to the wide receiver through the 2011 season. Details of the signing bonus and contract were not released, but the fact that Lewis received such a lengthy extension is a clear indication of how much the Eagles think of the player who made the team as an undrafted rookie last season. "Greg loves the city of Philadelphia, he loves the Eagles, and he feels they're the best organization in the NFL," said Ken Sarnoff, Lewis' Chicago-based agent.
September 10, 2007 |
GREEN BAY - Someone called him "an emerging star. " Jason Avant had another word for himself after yesterday's 16-13 loss to the Packers. "Bonehead," he said. Avant was referring to a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty he picked up on an Eagles' punt midway through the fourth quarter, pushing Green Bay to midfield in a tie game. "It was all my fault," he said. "I can't blame the referee in any way. I almost kicked the guy. I pulled it back, but it looked like it was something.