October 25, 2002 |
In his first public comments about the release of former second-round pick Quinton Caver, Eagles coach Andy Reid managed to speak volumes in a few curt words. Reid was asked why he did not allow such a high draft pick time to develop. "Those are things we look at, and it's one of the reasons he was here until this late date," Reid said. "We gave him a little time to see what he could do. " In other words, in 18 months with the team, Caver got extra time to prove himself.
September 25, 2004 |
When Keith Adams was 6 years old, he watched his father, New England Patriots defensive end Julius Adams, play in the Super Bowl against the Chicago Bears. It's little wonder the younger Adams was hooked on the game. Like his father, who played for the Patriots from 1971 to '87 and represented the team in the 1980 Pro Bowl, Keith Adams is known for his ferocity and fearlessness on the field. After proving himself with hard-hitting play on special teams and earning the nickname "The Bullet," Adams, in his fourth season, also is earning more playing time at linebacker this season.
March 19, 2005 |
The day after the Eagles' Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots, reporters stopped middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter in the team hotel in Jacksonville, Fla., to ask him about his pending free agency. Trotter said he would be back with the Eagles and promised that "The Bullet" would be back, too. "The Bullet" is the nickname for linebacker Keith Adams, who also explored free agency this winter. As predicted by his closest teammate, Adams landed back with the Eagles when he signed a one-year contract yesterday.
January 11, 2005 |
Keith Adams has played more than he hoped this season. Nate Wayne has played less than he imagined. With weakside linebacker Mark Simoneau sitting out practice again yesterday, one of those linebackers could see the time he longs for Sunday, when the Eagles face the Minnesota Vikings in the divisional playoffs at Lincoln Financial Field. Wayne and Adams have split time in practice. "You prepare yourself like you're going to start and whatever happens happens," Adams said.
November 23, 2002 |
So that's why they call them contact lenses. Keith Adams, the linebacker who has helped the Eagles' special teams recover from their early troubles, has a strange way of measuring a big hit: If one contact lens pops out, it was a good one. If he loses both, it was really special. "Against Chicago," Adams said, "I busted the wedge and then made the tackle. I lost both of my lenses, so I couldn't see a thing. I almost ran to the wrong sideline. But that was a good one. " Adams said that he loses a half-dozen lenses a game.
October 6, 2005 |
It's premature to start any sort of campaign for an NFL award. Keith Adams, like an anxious presidential campaign manager three years before an election, decided to start one anyway. In the midst of talking about the play of the Eagles' linebackers yesterday, Adams narrowed the subject matter to one of his defensive teammates. "Trott is so special and so valuable," the Eagles' weakside linebacker said. "It's amazing the things that he does for this defense. " "Trott," of course, is middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter.
February 17, 2001 |
Carlos Ortiz walked over to the car parked at 6th and Clearfield streets, shoved a gun inside and pumped six bullets into the driver. Then, when he and reputed drug boss Sotero Sanchez were sure the driver was dead, they drove the car to a parking lot and torched it. But the killers made two fateful blunders that day in November 1997. The fire fizzled out before destroying the evidence. And they killed the wrong man. Prosecutors say the two men killed Keith Adams, 34, because they wrongly believed he was going to rob them or hold up their drug corner.
January 10, 2001 |
Quarterback Michael Vick will forgo his final two seasons of eligibility at Virginia Tech to make himself available for April's NFL Draft, sources told the Daily Press, of Newport News, Va. Vick will announce his decision tomorrow afternoon in his hometown of Newport News, said the sources, who included a longtime mentor and who requested anonymity. Vick has until the close of business Friday to file paperwork with the NFL declaring his availability for the draft. It was not known yesterday whether he has submitted the forms.
November 20, 2004 |
The Eagles' linebacker picture still isn't clear for tomorrow's game against the visiting Redskins. Neither Mark Simoneau (concussion) nor Nate Wayne (hamstring) practiced yesterday. Both are considered game-day decisions. Wayne is listed as doubtful; Simoneau is questionable. Linebacker Keith Adams practiced for the first time this week, after sitting out with an ankle injury. He is listed as probable. Simoneau may be the biggest question mark. "We'll see how he feels," coach Andy Reid said.
December 7, 2004 |
Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens brought a little bit of Hollywood to Philadelphia last night in celebration of his 31st birthday, which is today. Owens was the main attraction at a red-carpet event and party at Knowlton Mansion in Fox Chase. The party was scheduled to run from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Owens arrived fashionably late at 11:50 p.m., with his mother, girlfriend and a group of friends, clutching two teddy bears under his arms. "I want to do something big and bring a little California flavor to Philly," Owens said.