July 30, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Demetress Bell doesn't have to go far to find out what it's like to play left tackle for the Eagles, with Howard Mudd as his offensive line coach. Bell, 28, is sharing a dormitory room at training camp with the man he is replacing and whose very large cleats he must step into. "I've got Jason Peters in my dorm room and Howard Mudd in the classroom," Bell said. "What else could you want?" Peters, whose ruptured Achilles tendon led to the Eagles' acquiring Bell in early April, reported to Lehigh University just like the rest of his teammates, even though he is likely out for the season.
May 30, 2013 |
Jason Peters was absent from Tuesday's organized team activity and hasn't attended the voluntary workouts since the first OTAs were held from May 13 to 15. OTAs are voluntary, but Eagles coach Chip Kelly said that he knew of Peters' whereabouts and that his absence wasn't injury-related. The all-pro left tackle is returning from a ruptured Achilles tendon that caused him to miss last season. "We know where he is, and we know what's going on," Kelly said. Asked whether Peters would be in attendance for the rest of this week's OTAs or for next week's mandatory three-day minicamp, Kelly said, "I expect him here shortly.
October 26, 2012 |
A MONTH from now, we ought to have a pretty good read on whether Jason Peters will play this season for the Eagles. In the meantime, the Eagles' offensive line will have to come together well enough to make that matter. The o-line is a huge focus this week, with the Eagles preparing to return from their bye against the equally rested, 6-0 Atlanta Falcons, whose defense shifts and stunts and tries to confuse blockers. Asked Wednesday whether he would describe the feeling in the locker room as one of tension or of urgency, right guard Danny Watkins said: "I think it's a little bit of both.
April 16, 2013 |
The Eagles' newest player is a real powerhouse. The stats are electrifying: On a recent sunny day, this bulky unit churned out 21,033.7 kilowatt hours, nearly enough to power two average homes for a year. Yes, the long-awaited solar panels and wind turbines at Lincoln Financial Field are up and running. More than 11,000 panels have been positioned atop the roof, over some of the parking spots, and armoring the side of the building along I-95. Those are the workhorses.
November 17, 2015 |
It was only a matter of time before Sam Bradford was going to get hurt. Whether it was his proneness for injury or having to play behind an offensive line that Chip Kelly neglected this offseason, the concussion and shoulder injuries the Eagles quarterback suffered on Sunday were a fait accompli . Bradford left with a 16-13 lead, and the Eagles lost to the Dolphins, 20-19. Would they have won had he finished the game rather than Mark Sanchez? It's impossible to say, of course.
August 5, 2012
Based on what you've seen in training camp, what do you think is the Eagles' greatest area of concern? 1. Defensive line. Injuries make this position a big question mark. 2. Backup quarterback. Vick better stay healthy. 3. Safety. Where is the upgrade? 4. Offensive line. Replacing Jason Peters will be difficult. 5. Something else.
November 16, 2015 |
DeMarco Murray hit the ground running in 2014 for Dallas, setting an NFL record by gaining at least 100 yards in each of the first eight Cowboys games. With the Eagles, however, Murray merely hit the ground when the season began, gaining a total of 11 yards on 21 carries as the team belly-flopped into the schedule by losing two straight. Among the many mysteries that remain unsolved regarding the Eagles' unexpectedly poor start - even as they have evened their record at the halfway mark - the difference between Murray a year ago and Murray this time around is one of the most confounding.
October 8, 2015 |
IT'S OFTEN been said that the only time people really notice offensive linemen is when they screw up. Four games into a season that is just one more loss away from being placed on life support, everyone is noticing the Eagles' offensive line. Their poor play in the first quarter of the season is at the heart of what's wrong with the Eagles' offense. "The only reason we're losing football games right now is because of offensive mistakes, penalties and us not being able to run-block well," center Jason Kelce said yesterday.
October 6, 2015 |
LANDOVER, Md. - Sam Bradford seemed committed to burying himself beneath his locker Sunday, so low did his head hang, so lost and lonely did he look in the quiet of that visiting locker room at FedEx Field. He sat there for a long time before pushing himself to his feet and trudging off to take a shower, the Eagles' 23-20 loss to the Redskins still sending him to a place somewhere between frustration and bewilderment. The game hates Bradford right now. Whatever he does right isn't enough, and whatever he does wrong is too much.
January 17, 2012 |
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and left tackle Jason Peters were named to the Pro Football Weekly-Professional Football Writers of America all-NFL team on Monday. Right guard Danny Watkins was named to the all-rookie team. Coach of the year was the San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh. The group named Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers the MVP. Former Eagles kicker David Akers shared the Golden Toe award (best placekicker or punter) with 49ers teammate Andy Lee.