November 28, 2015 |
DETROIT - To pull a weed and make sure it dies, you have to get to the root. The Eagles are a garden full of wild plants. You don't succumb to the struggling Lions, 45-14, four days after falling to the mediocre Buccaneers, 45-17, without having several issues with your team. The questions, then, for the owner of that team are: Do you look at your garden and think that some Weed B Gon will do the trick, or do you come to the conclusion that the soil needs to be turned over and it's time to start anew?
September 28, 2014
THE NFL FINED Eagles left tackle Jason Peters $10,000 for "unnecessarily striking an opponent in the head area after the play was over" in the game against the Redskins, the league confirmed yesterday. Washington's Chris Baker, whom Peters went after in the wake of the defensive lineman's blindside hit on Nick Foles, was fined $8,268 for grabbing an opponent's facemask. Baker was not fined for his questionable hit on Foles, a hotly debated topic in Philadelphia all week. Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, told the Washington Post on Tuesday that the hit was legal.
January 14, 2014
THE AMAZING season of Nick Foles will end up in Hawaii, as we all figured. Foles, the first alternate for any of the six Pro Bowl quarterbacking spots, was assured of going when Russell Wilson took the Seahawks past the Saints into the NFC Championship Game this weekend. The Pro Bowl will be Jan. 26, in Honolulu. Foles' 119.2 passer rating led the league, as did his ratio of 27 touchdown passes to two interceptions. He would have made it outright had those numbers been compiled over the entire season, instead of 10 starts.
March 28, 2011 |
Jason Peters became the second Eagles offensive lineman arrested this offseason when he was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest late Friday night in Shreveport, La., police said. Peters was in Shreveport as a celebrity guest at the Bay Bay Birthday Bash at the Kokopellis nightclub. According to the police report, Peters was asked to turn down the loud music blaring from his car. He refused and said he was going to park. He also declined to provide his identification when asked by police, leading to the resisting charge.
January 18, 2015
EAGLES running back LeSean McCoy, who suffered an apparently minor knee injury in the season finale against the Giants, will not participate in the Jan. 25 Pro Bowl in Arizona, an NFL source confirmed. Also, wideout Jeremy Maclin and long snapper Jon Dorenbos were added. Maclin, a third alternate, replaces Denver's Demaryius Thomas. Dorenbos was added as a "need" player by coach Jason Garrett. Eagles named earlier were guard Evan Mathis, tackle Jason Peters, linebacker Connor Barwin, center Jason Kelce and returner Darren Sproles.
July 27, 2013 |
The honeymoon is over. The dental work has set. And the sconces have been picked out. Cary Williams, who missed about three weeks of organized team activities in the spring, was among the first veteran Eagles to report for training camp. Defensive backs coach John Lovett said that the cornerback reported Tuesday and was the first from his position group to arrive at the NovaCare Complex. "I was in my office with [assistant defensive backs coach] Todd [Lyght] watching cut-ups and all of a sudden Cary walks in," Lovett said Thursday.
March 11, 2016 |
SOMEDAY, we will be privy to the pictures Howie Roseman has of Miami Dolphins executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum that helped him facilitate one of the great NFL trade robberies of the salary-cap era. For now, it's enough to know that cornerback Byron Maxwell and his XXXL contract are somebody else's problem and the Eagles are picking five spots higher in the first round of next month's draft than they were three days...
November 24, 2015 |
If there was a play this season that epitomized the notion that some Eagles were giving less than 100 percent for Chip Kelly, it actually didn't come in Sunday's utterly pathetic, 45-17 drubbing at the hands of the Buccaneers, although there were plenty of candidates. It came last week against the Dolphins, a week after the Eagles had beaten the Cowboys and seemingly had momentum for salvaging their season. It came after they had taken a 16-3 lead and as they were driving for what appeared to be another touchdown.
June 14, 2013 |
LAST WEEK at minicamp, Jason Peters told reporters he hadn't lost any mobility, and there's a sheriff's deputy in Louisiana right now who probably agrees. News reports indicate Peters, 31, was arrested early yesterday morning after drag racing and resisting an officer by flight, in Monroe, La. The Monroe News-Star reported that a deputy watched a white Camaro and a blue sedan take off from a traffic light at 4:45 a.m., apparently racing. (This would seem to be a clear violation of new coach Chip Kelly's request that players get 10 hours of sleep a night, by the way.)
January 5, 2014 |
Howard Mudd was trying to think of the free-agent tackle, the one the Eagles were forced to sign after Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles tendon before the 2012 season. "The guy from Buffalo . . . Demetress Bell," Mudd finally recalled. "Oops, that didn't work out. " The former Eagles offensive line coach, now retired, was going through some of the combinations of linemen he was forced to insert into the lineup after four (!) of five starters were injured last season. Mudd wasn't complaining.