December 31, 2009
THE LAST TIME the Eagles played the Cowboys, back on Nov. 8 at the Linc, Donovan McNabb was picked off twice and never looked comfortable in the pocket. The Birds' offensive line got shuffled when left tackle Jason Peters suffered a first-half ankle injury, then was reshuffled when he returned. It gave up four sacks and seemed overmatched, most notably when it couldn't pick up a key fourth-quarter first down from the Dallas 45 on second-, third- and fourth-and-1. (The spots on third and fourth down almost certainly were wrong, but let's not rehash that again.
December 25, 2008 |
It's the phone calls that Jamaal Jackson misses the most. "It was real hard to understand at first," the Eagles center said Monday. "I didn't want to believe it. I would get home, and I wouldn't get that call. 'What it is, bro?' He'd start every call like that. The sadness kind of overwhelms everything. "I just try to put everything inside and focus on what I can, and that's my family. " Those calls from big brother stopped coming during the second week of the Eagles' season.
May 3, 2010 |
Standing and observing his fellow offensive linemen, Jamaal Jackson looked as healthy as he has been in several minicamps. But when the group of linemen would move and the Eagles center had to walk, the steps were laborious and the limp noticeable. As they are with all injuries, the Eagles have been ambiguous about Jackson's recovery from the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in December. Of course, with knees, there is no exact science. In March, Eagles coach Andy Reid said that Jackson would likely miss training camp and the preseason, and that he expected him back "in the beginning of the season.
September 15, 2010
1. Jamaal Jackson's 2. Leonard Weaver's 3. It's too hard to choose. They're both awful news for the Birds.
September 13, 2010
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September 21, 2008 |
Eagles center Jamaal Jackson, who was away from the team all week for personal reasons, was in South Florida because his brother was killed by a drunken driver, ESPN reported. Kamar Jackson, 29, a father of four, was killed when his car was crushed by another vehicle last Sunday. A Miami TV station reported that Miami Dade Police have charged Carlos Rodriguez with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol. Jamaal Jackson reportedly knew of his brother's death but chose to play with the Eagles in their Monday night game against Dallas.
September 17, 2009 |
One day after he shut down Shawn Andrews for the season, Eagles coach Andy Reid wasn't closing the door on the tackle's future with the Eagles or his future in the sport. Asked if Andrews' back injury was career-threatening, Reid answered yesterday, "I wouldn't say that at all. " The Eagles placed Andrews on injured reserve Tuesday after a roller-coaster preseason that saw the tackle go from nearly invisible to making bold proclamations about his return to suddenly reinjuring his back three days before the opener.
September 13, 2010 |
Do the Eagles have a quarterback controversy? Before Kevin Kolb left the game with a concussion in the second quarter, he was awful. Completed just five of 10 passes for 24 yards and should've had two or three interceptions. His decision-making was poor. Mike Vick brought the Eagles back, mostly with his legs. Finding a fullback. Leonard Weaver looks like he's out for the year with a torn left ACL. Little Eldra Buckley replaced him in the few two-back sets the Eagles ran yesterday, but he isn't the long-term answer.
September 12, 2010
Here are some things - on and off the field - that you may want to keep an eye on: More fines What kind of touchdown celebrations have the Eagles cooked up? Last year, after tight end Brent Celek scored, a group of players circled center Jamaal Jackson and either hopped or flopped to the ground when he spiked the football. The celebration resulted in $60,000 worth of fines. Repeating the past Will Chuck Bednarik, during the on-field celebration honoring the 1960 Eagles championship squad, run over to the Packers' sideline and first tackle and then sit on injured cornerback Al Harris because he sees his No. 31 jersey and thinks it's Jim Taylor?
February 26, 2009 |
The Eagles have lots of salary-cap room and Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch has lots of suggestions on how they could spend some of it when the free-agency signing period gets under way. Here are six players he thinks would make them a better football team: Jason Brown, C, Ravens: Yeah, they have more pressing problems at tackle. But Brown is head and shoulders better than Jamaal Jackson. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR, Bengals: Anquan Boldin is a bigger difference-maker, but there's no guarantee the Cardinals ever are going to trade him. With DeSean Jackson, Kevin Curtis and Houshmandzadeh, Donovan McNabb would have one of the league's better wide-receiving trios at his disposal.