December 11, 2012
All the medical terms associated with Robert Griffin III's knee injury can be boiled down to one simple message: It's not too bad. Beyond that, there are still some very important unknowns. The NFL's top-rated quarterback might or might not play Sunday when the Washington Redskins visit the Cleveland Browns. Coach Mike Shanahan, knowing full well that it makes the other team work extra to prepare for two quarterbacks, will no doubt wait as long as possible to publicly commit one way or the other to Griffin or fellow rookie Kirk Cousins.
December 3, 2012 |
From behind his desk, the mayor of Evesham Township points to an eight-foot cylinder leaning in a corner of his office. "See that yellow pole?" asks Randy Brown. It's the fiberglass upright of a football goalpost that was on the field when he missed a crucial kick 29 years ago. He was kicker then for Cherokee High School. It lost the game and a regional championship when his last-minute kick went wide. Brown to this day blames overconfidence. "Not a day goes by that I don't look at it," he said.
November 25, 2012 |
When Jeff Lurie begins his search for a new head coach for the Eagles, he will look in all of the same places as other NFL owners and general managers. He will sift through the names of all living former NFL head coaches with at least one Super Bowl ring. He will check out the list of the league's hot up-and-coming offensive and defensive coordinators. And he will take a look at who's kicking butt in the college game. One place he probably won't look, but should, is at some of the NFL's top special-teams coaches.
August 15, 2012 |
Authorities say it could be weeks before they release the cause of death for Garrett Reid, oldest son of Eagles coach Andy Reid. The Northampton County District Attorney's Office said Monday that it was waiting for the results of toxicology tests. County officials said last week they would not release results of their investigation piecemeal. The coroner completed his autopsy of Reid, 29, last week, and put a rush on the toxicology results. But those tests could take a month to complete, the District Attorney's Office said.
August 9, 2012 |
The investigation into the cause of death of Garrett Reid could take weeks, the Northampton County District Attorney said. An autopsy was performed on the oldest son of Eagles coach Andy Reid, but the county coroner is waiting for the results of toxicology tests, District Attorney John Morganelli told The (Easton) Express-Times on Tuesday. Morganelli said Coroner Zachary Lysek "put a rush" on the screening but is unsure when it will be returned. "With toxicology [results], it could be weeks," Morganelli told the paper.
August 8, 2012 |
Garrett Reid, son of Eagles coach Andy Reid, was remembered on Tuesday during a 90-minute funeral at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Broomall that was attended by an estimated 900 people. The service did not begin at the scheduled 10 a.m. time because the outpouring of support had the line of well-wishers snaking around the church and required curtains to be pulled back to open an adjoining gymnasium. Garrett Reid, 29, died Sunday morning. The autopsy has not been released, but Andy Reid acknowledged in a statement on Monday that Garrett Reid, who had suffered from drug addiction for much of the last decade, "lost the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years.
May 3, 2012 |
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh made a critical remark about the New England Patriots in a radio interview on Tuesday, but later backtracked. Harbaugh told a Baltimore station that New England's championships "got asterisks now; it's been stained" while referring to the Spygate scandal of 2007. The Ravens later released a a statement from Harbaugh in which he said his "reference was to the perception out there that came as the result of the league's actions. " He said that he could have been clearer and that "I totally believe that the Patriot and Saint coaches and players earned those championships.
January 23, 2012 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - John Harbaugh spent the first 9 years of his NFL coaching career as a special teams coach. So maybe he has a little more empathy for kickers. Maybe that explains why the Ravens coach chose to defend Billy Cundiff after his costly 32-yard miss in the final seconds of yesterday's 23-20 AFC Championship Game loss to the Patriots rather than follow the lead of his former boss, Andy Reid, and suggest to reporters that they "do the math" to ascertain the importance of the miss on the game's outcome.
January 22, 2012 |
For those who believe the NFL is secretly as scripted as pro 'rassling, Sunday's games could provide the most suspicious story line imaginable. If things break right, the Super Bowl could feature the Harbaugh brothers coaching against each other in the city where one (Jim) played quarterback for four years, and in the state where their brother-in-law (Tom Crean) coaches the Indiana basketball team. It would be an upset for either brother to reach the Super Bowl in Indianapolis.
January 16, 2012 |
BALTIMORE - The Ravens are like Joe Flacco's Fu Manchu mustache. They aren't exactly a thing a beauty, but they get the job done. In an AFC divisional game that surely won't leave a lasting imprint in the annuals of the NFL, Baltimore scraped by the Houston Texans, 20-13, in the same manner as many of its victories over 17 years of existence. The Ravens prevailed behind the strength of their defense - albeit an aging one - and in spite of mediocre quarterback play.