October 14, 2015 |
WHEN YOU'VE lived in the same neighborhood for more than 50 years, you're bound to have had a strong impact. John G. Skelton was something of a legend in the neighborhood around 29th Street and Lehigh Avenue, North Philadelphia, a familiar presence on the streets where he was always ready with a friendly greeting and big hello. John saw a couple of generations grow up there. He saw people come and go, while he stayed put. He saw inevitable changes, but basically the community remained the same close-knit home to dedicated, hardworking people.
October 29, 2012
49ers at Cardinals 8:30 p.m., ESPN. Line: 49ers by 7. The skinny: The 49ers lead the series, 24-17. . . . The Niners have allowed 173.4 yards passing per game. The Cardinals are averaging 204.1 yards passing per game. . . . Against Seattle, 49ers running back Frank Gore recorded his 32d 100-yard rushing game since 2005, the most in the NFL in that span. . . . The Cardinals beat San Francisco last season - one of only three 49ers losses - after losing quarterback Kevin Kolb on the first series with what turned out to be a season-ending concussion.
September 21, 2012 |
When it comes to Kevin Kolb, there are two possibilities. He is the luckiest unlucky guy in the NFL, or he is the unluckiest lucky guy in all of football. Take your pick. It is hard to remember, or even imagine, a player enjoying such spectacularly good fortune while enduring so many unfortunate bad breaks. From the time the Eagles took Kolb in the second round of the 2007 draft, his career has been defined much more by goings-on in front offices and meeting rooms than on the field.
September 18, 2012 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Stephen Gostkowski lay face down on the field after missing a shot at a winning field goal. On the sideline, Kevin Kolb and the Arizona Cardinals celebrated their victory. The most accurate kicker in New England Patriots history sent a 42-yard attempt wide to the left on the next to last play - after making three longer field goals - and the Cardinals held on for a 20-18 win on Sunday. The 2-0 Cardinals host the 2-0 Eagles next Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. "Nobody really gave us a chance," said Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt, whose team was a two-touchdown underdog, "but our guys believed they could do it and it's great to see them operate that way. " Backup quarterback Kolb did his part by throwing for one touchdown and running for another.
September 18, 2012 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - The day-after enthusiasm for one of the Arizona Cardinals' biggest road victories ever was subdued at team headquarters. The players and their coach understand too well how close that one was, but the 20-18 triumph at New England, secured when the Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski missed a 42-yard field goal with 1 second to play, fits a pattern for this resurgent Arizona franchise. The Cardinals, 2-0 for the first time in 4 years, have won nine of 11, dating to last season, but none by more than six points.
September 17, 2012 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Stephen Gostkowski lay facedown on the field Sunday after missing a shot at a winning field goal. On the sideline, Kevin Kolb and the Arizona Cardinals celebrated their victory. The most accurate kicker in New England Patriots history sent a 42-yard attempt wide to the left on the next-to-last play - after making three longer field goals - and the Cardinals held on for a 20-18 win. "Nobody really gave us a chance," said Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt, whose team was a two-touchdown underdog, "but our guys believed they could do it and it's great to see them operate that way. " Kolb did his part by throwing for one touchdown and running for another.
September 12, 2012
The Peyton Manning era resumed as expected on Sunday night in Denver, and he looked like the same guy that became a legend in Indianapolis. He was 19 of 26 for 245 yards and two touchdowns, and the Broncos beat Pittsburgh, 31-19. Mike Tomlin needed few words to describe the guy who ripped apart the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense in the Mile High City. "He's Peyton," the coach said with a shrug. Wearing orange for the first time since his playing days at Tennessee, the former Indianapolis Colts star wasn't about to let a 20-month layoff for neck surgery wreck his opening night debut.
September 11, 2012 |
SO MUCH for Atlanta having to worry about playing time for three top cornerbacks. The Falcons lost one of them in their very first game. Brent Grimes is out for the year after an Achilles' tendon injury in a 40-24 win at Kansas City, coach Mike Smith said Monday. Grimes left in the fourth quarter with what was initially described as a calf injury. After an MRI, it was determined he will need surgery for a torn Achilles'. It wasn't immediately clear how Grimes was hurt or even which leg he injured.
September 1, 2012
It's deja vu all over again for former Eagle Kevin Kolb - the onetime Arizona starter is now the Cardinals backup, beaten out by John Skelton. Coach Ken Whisenhunt announced his decision to go with Skelton over Kolb on Friday. The Cards were the last NFL team to tap a starting QB. Kolb was named the Eagles starter in 2010, then was replaced by Michael Vick after a concussion, and was pretty much the backup after that. He was acquired by Arizona just before last season in the trade that sent cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round draft pick to the Eagles, handed the starter's job, and signed to a five-year, $63.5 million contract extension with $21 million guaranteed.
March 17, 2012 |
Out of the race to nab Peyton Manning, the Arizona Cardinals are moving on with quarterback Kevin Kolb. The former future of the Eagles remained on the Arizona roster at a 4 p.m. deadline Friday, ensuring him a $7 million roster bonus that the team would not have paid if they had landed Manning. Coach Ken Whisenhunt issued a statement acknowledging that "acquiring Peyton Manning is no longer an option for us. " Also on Friday, the Cardinals agreed to terms on a five-year contract for offensive tackle Levi Brown, who had been released by Arizona on Tuesday in a salary cap move.