December 1, 2011 |
METS SHORTSTOP Jose Reyes , now a free agent, was spotted at the Continental (2nd & Market) Tuesday, which fueled rumors that he was meeting with the Phillies. The team says it is not interested in Reyes, despite several sources telling us that there was some type of meeting between them. But we can tell you that the married Reyes visited his daughter and baby mama, a Daily News Sexy Single, while in town. Ay. Dios mio! Bam 'Unstable'? "Jackass" star Bam Margera slept through most of US Airways Flight 797 from PHL to LAX yesterday, but while awake he read a script called "Unstable," a possible TV pilot by "The Mighty Macs" director Tim Chambers and producer Vince Curran . Pinup party Overbrook-based pinup photographer Celeste Giuliano was the guest editor of a new special edition of Retro Lovely magazine that features only photos by her. The 88-page magazine features 40 models, many locals, whom Giuliano has shot in her studio.
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.
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.
September 4, 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.
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 7, 2010 |
In a recent conversation with a few reporters, one of the things Andy Reid emphasized about his team was that "I see what everybody sees" - the Eagles are inexperienced, with lots of brand-new parts that are going to need a break-in period. This is as close to an admission of rebuilding as you are likely to get. Of course, that doesn't mean the 12th-year coach doesn't expect to contend, or to win. But he would be delusional if he thought he was just going to roll out the starters and dominate the NFC, the way he did in, say, 2004.
March 14, 2012
TIME DOES indeed fly, and it doesn't even have to pay airline baggage fees. Todd Herremans arrived in the fourth round of the 2005 draft, from that well-known cradle of NFL talent, Saginaw Valley State. He was a 6-6 offensive tackle who'd pushed around puny Division II defensive linemen, and whose arms were (gasp!) too short for him to play outside effectively, the people who know such things said. So Herremans became an extremely tall, angular guard, a solid offensive line regular starting in 2006, reliable, but fairly unremarkable.