July 27, 2016 |
Coach Doug Pederson has not yet spoken to Nelson Agholor since the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office declined to file charges against the Eagles wide receiver following allegations of sexual assault. Pederson said he did not feel it was necessary, and he said he will speak privately with Agholor when the player reports to camp this week. "Obviously, all the information wasn't in yet, so at the time I wasn't going to answer or speculate," Pederson said. "I'm still not going to comment too much on it. I just know this: that everybody, we all make mistakes.
June 24, 2016 |
MINNEAPOLIS - As batting practice neared conclusion Wednesday, Bob McClure searched for Aaron Nola. The two men had a date with a computer in the bowels of Target Field. The Phillies pitching coach would analyze video of the young righthander's many mistakes, and maybe they would find a flaw. But, as McClure waited for his pupil, he was convinced that Nola's three-start swoon extends beyond mere pitching mechanics. "When guys just start pitching and stop thinking about this or that, then they end up being OK," McClure said.
May 20, 2016 |
Donald Wesley Huddle, 90, of West Philadelphia, a former assistant highway chief and one of the city's first African American civil engineers, died Monday, May 9, of heart failure at his home. Born in Pittsburgh to Ernest and Helen Walker Huddle, he moved with his family to New Castle, Pa., and graduated from high school there. He received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering in 1948 from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Huddle served in the Army before being honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.
November 1, 2014 |
Camden Catholic football coach Nick Strom says he watches his language around his team. "We don't use the 'H' word," Strom said. Every other South Jersey team is allowed to say the word huddle . But fewer and fewer are doing it. It's one thing for a young, innovative first-year coach such as Strom or an iconoclast such as Pennsville's Ryan Wood or a mad scientist of an offensive coordinator such as Paul VI's Russ Horton to feature...
July 31, 2014 |
NEWPORT, R.I. - Matt Rhule's decision not to redshirt freshman quarterback P.J. Walker last season wound up being a good move by the Temple coach. All Walker did as a freshman was rank third in American Athletic Conference pass efficiency (150.8) and help the Owls set a school record for passing yards in a season (2,996). Those numbers are why the sophomore is on the watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award, which is presented to college football's top quarterback. "I think it's really hard for all freshmen to play at that level," Rhule said Tuesday at the AAC media day. "But P.J. started as a freshman in high school.
July 22, 2014
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! - Emma Lazarus Even as those words were engraved on a plaque within the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1903, many Americans didn't believe in them. Consequently, more than a century later, it's no surprise to find neo-nativists who feel no sympathy for thousands of Central American children who found their way to this country by dubious means.
January 14, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State football players emerged from the Lasch Football Building at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday after meeting with their new coach, James Franklin, for the first time. Roll was taken at the meeting, which lasted about 30 minutes. Every player attended, including Penn State's five early enrollees. None was made available to the media afterward. On Saturday, Penn State formally introduced Franklin in a news conference at Beaver Stadium. "It is going to be a sprint from here on out, and that is talking to the players, the current players," Franklin said.
October 30, 2013 |
After their lawyers had spent an hour clashing over what state was better suited for hearing their dispute, the two partners grappling for control of The Inquirer met behind closed doors Monday with a Philadelphia judge. Lewis Katz and George E. Norcross III spent 44 minutes in the City Hall chambers of Common Pleas Court Judge Patricia McInerney - who sources said had privately pushed both sides to consider a settlement in the days before Monday's hearing. Katz and Norcross emerged from McInerney's chambers shortly before noon, then huddled with their lawyers while a scrum of reporters and others watched.
September 18, 2012 |
Here are some observations and ruminations about Sunday's Eagles victory over the Ravens: During the days leading to the game, much of the talk centered on the Ravens' no-huddle offense. Well, the Eagles unleashed a hurry-up offense of their own. On the first drive, quarterback Michael Vick called plays at the line, and the Birds marched down the field. The series, of course, ended with Vick's first interception, but the offense had some success. The Eagles brought it out later in the game, and, when they needed it on the game-winning drive, Vick ran the no-huddle effortlessly.
August 4, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Training camp is for trying out new things. The Eagles are experimenting with a different way to relay plays to their defense, especially when an opponent switches to the hurry-up offense. "We're not huddling as much as we did last year," linebacker Casey Matthews said Friday. "Last year we huddled and the [middle linebacker] would be the only one looking for the call. This year, with offenses going at such a quicker pace, we're all just looking at the call.