December 11, 2011
Things to look for when the Eagles visit the Dolphins on Sunday. Red zone The Eagles are dead last in the NFL with eight turnovers in the red zone, which certainly hasn't helped their overall red-zone efficiency ranking. In all, the Eagles have converted just 47 percent of their red-zone possessions into touchdowns, which ranks them 21st in the league. The Dolphins won't make improving that percentage any easier. Miami has allowed touchdowns on only 37 percent of opponents' trips inside its own 20. Real McCoy LeSean McCoy's rushing numbers have tailed off over the last few weeks - mostly not his fault - but he still has a couple of franchise records within his sights.
August 8, 2011 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The revolving door at right tackle may be slowing down. Ryan Harris was back at the position Sunday, getting his second consecutive day of work with the first-team offense. That's a change from recent days, when each morning seemed to bring a new face to the position responsible for watching Michael Vick's back. King Dunlap , Austin Howard , and Fenuki Tupou have taken turns at the spot. But Harris, the most experienced, has also looked the most impressive, by far. Over the last two days he has faced Jason Babin's speed and Juqua Parker's power and held them both off. "Our new guy got in there for two days in a row, so I guess that's saying something," coach Andy Reid said.
March 29, 2012 |
IT'S BEEN a little over a year since Upper Darby teen Nadin Khoury was wedged into a tree, dragged on the ground and hung by his coat on a 7-foot-high metal fence by seven teens who videotaped the assault and posted it on YouTube. After the video went viral, the bullies were caught and Khoury, then 13, was invited on "The View," where he got the surprise of his life: an on-air show of support from his hero, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, accompanied by guard Todd Herremans and (then)
July 22, 2010
Kevin Kolb's ascension to starting quarterback is the most prominent - and perhaps final - step in the transformation into the next generation of the Eagles' offense. Todd Herremans is the only member of the projected starters, pending center Jamaal Jackson's recovery from knee surgery, to be a full-time starter for the team before 2008. With 30 games as an Eagles starter, DeSean Jackson, at 23, is second on the offense in seniority as a full-time starter. The average age of the starters is 25.4 years old, with the number dropping to 24 for the skill-position players.
January 7, 2007 |
For a team that played in the Super Bowl after the 2004 season, the Eagles will enter this postseason with a large number of starters who are as green as the team's uniforms - at least as far as playoff experience is concerned. When the Eagles (10-6) host the New York Giants (8-8) in today's wild-card game at Lincoln Financial Field, 10 of their 22 starters will be making their first postseason appearance. That is a high number for a team that has qualified for the playoffs in six of the last seven seasons.
September 14, 2009 |
The Eagles were dealing with many of the concerns that had arisen during their seven-week journey from the start of training camp at Lehigh University to the start of the season yesterday at Bank of America Stadium. And then, in an instant, a new and greater fear developed before their eyes. Quarterback Donovan McNabb, after bulling his way past Carolina cornerback Richard Marshall, fell into the end zone for a touchdown, then immediately winced in acute pain when Damione Lewis, a 301-pound defensive tackle, came crashing down on his back.
August 13, 2009 |
The Eagles checked out of Lehigh University early yesterday, but not before another prominent offensive lineman checked into the trainer's room. The final victim of Camp Wounded Limb was Todd Herremans, who suffered an injury to his left foot that coach Andy Reid said could prevent the Eagles' starting left guard from playing in any of the team's four preseason games. "It's a stress reaction in a bone in his foot just above the arch," Reid said after the Eagles made final preparations for tonight's exhibition opener against the New England Patriots at 7:30 at Lincoln Financial Field.
August 26, 2011
THE ST. LOUIS Rams' defense was ranked No. 7 in the NFL last season in sacks. The Atlanta Falcons' was No. 20. The New York Giants' was No. 5. That is how the Eagles' regular-season schedule opens. At the Rams, at the Falcons, home for the semiannual blood sport against the Giants. That is what awaits quarterback Michael Vick and the unsettled, unsettling right side of his offensive line - two killers in the first 3 weeks, and also two dome games where the noise has a chance to shake the continuity of a shaky group of pass protectors.
September 29, 2009 |
I SAY, LET DeSean be DeSean. As long as the Eagles' second-year wideout doesn't hurt himself, incur a crucial penalty, or inadvertently eject the ball before crossing the goal line, I don't care if he performs the balcony scene from "Romeo and Juliet" in the end zone. I know center Jamaal Jackson was sincere when he went over to No. 10 and voiced his objections to the flip, slide and split after the 64-yard touchdown reception Sunday, but I just can't help but flash back 5 years, when Terrell Owens' post-TD "artistic statements" were just wonderful theater, as far as teammates and fans were concerned.
September 3, 2011 |
The Eagles reshaped their offensive and defensive lines this offseason, bringing in new coaches to revitalize areas that Andy Reid believes are fundamental to NFL success. The twin makeovers, though, left very different results when the team pared its roster to 53 Saturday. On the defensive line, coach Jim Washburn has depth and experience: 10 men for four line positions. Six of them played in Philadelphia last season and only two of them have less than two years experience.