July 27, 2007 |
WHEN THE GAVEL comes down Tuesday afternoon, signaling the end of trading without waivers, deals will have been made, the pennant races will have been altered and it will be pretty easy to figure out - on paper - which teams have helped themselves the most. What can be more difficult to decipher is how moves, or lack of moves, will impact the clubhouse psyche. Just the seductive whisper that they could be close to getting Mark Teixeira from the Rangers for uberprospect Jarrod Saltalamacchia , shortstop prospect Elvis Andrus and a minor league pitcher was a pick-me-up for the Braves.
July 24, 2013 |
AS PLAYERS seeped into the NovaCare Complex yesterday for physicals and paperwork, the questions from last winter, spring and early summer repeated themselves. Who would be the quarterback? The tight ends? Was Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense difficult to learn? Has it been embraced? Will it work in the NFL? Big-sized free-agent prospects like Ifeanyi Momah and Michael Bamiro were asked about their choices and their chances, veterans like Jason Kelce were asked about adjusting.
April 29, 2013
When Jimmy Johnson ran his first few NFL drafts, he used his institutional knowledge of the college game to select the building blocks for Cowboys teams that eventually won back-to-back Super Bowls. The league has changed significantly in the 25-plus years since Johnson made the jump to the NFL, and Chip Kelly is a long way from being mentioned in the same breath. But there are parallels between how the new Eagles coach and former Dallas coach approached their first drafts. Heading into the process, Kelly said he did not do any research on how successful college-to-NFL coaches such as Johnson approached the draft.
September 1, 2014 |
There may be a decision to quibble with here or there, but the 53-man roster the Eagles trimmed to on Saturday didn't come with many surprises. They kept only three running backs, retained four tight ends, went heavy on the lines with 16 total players, and snuck five of Chip Kelly's former Oregon Ducks onto the roster. But there weren't any shocking cuts, unless running backs Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker, receiver Damaris Johnson, or defensive lineman Damion Square catch on elsewhere and light the NFL on fire.
August 29, 2014 |
Lane Johnson will start at right tackle in the Eagles' preseason finale against the New York Jets on Thursday, just as he did all of last season. The difference is none of the other starting linemen will be playing with him. And shortly after the game, Johnson will fly to Dallas, where he will stay for the next month. Johnson was suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The suspension was a major blow to the Eagles, who were relying on Johnson at right tackle.
September 10, 2010
George Washington (0-1) vs. Frankford (0-1), 6 p.m. Saturday at Northeast The key in the renewal of this heated series is how the Pioneers' defense fares against quarterback Tony Smith and the newly pass-happy Eagles. Smith threw 30 passes, completing 13, in a 36-25 loss to St. Joseph's Prep. Tackle/linebacker Brandon Russell and ends Troy Clark and Anthony Graham need to keep steady pressure on the strong-armed senior. Frankford's wing-T offense is ignited by tailback Jeffione Thomas, quarterback Mike McGroarty, fullbacks Kelly Johnson and Keone Berry, and tight end Aaron Allison.
July 10, 2002 |
Bill McCarthy's two-run double in the first inning helped the Myrtle Beach Pelicans beat the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 4-1, in a Carolina League game last night. Losing pitcher Danny Tamayo (5-4) allowed four earned runs over six innings and left the game trailing, 4-0. The Pelicans scored two runs in the fourth inning on a solo home run by Byron Jeffcoat and a two-out, run-scoring double by Kelly Johnson. The Blue Rocks avoided a shutout by scoring in the ninth against reliever Alec Zumwalt.
September 9, 2010
The key in the renewal of this heated series is how the Pioneers' defense fares against quarterback Tony Smith and the newly pass-happy Eagles. Smith threw 30 passes, completing 13, in a 36-25 loss to St. Joseph's Prep. Tackle/linebacker Brandon Russell and ends Troy Clark and Anthony Graham need to keep steady pressure on the strong-armed senior. Frankford's wing-T offense is ignited by tailback Jeffione Thomas, quarterback Mike McGroarty, fullbacks Kelly Johnson and Keone Berry, and tight end Aaron Allison.
March 25, 2009 |
Manager: Bobby Cox 2008 finish: 72-90, fourth, 20 GB In: RHP Derek Lowe, RHP Kenshin Kawakami, OF Garret Anderson, LHP Tom Glavine, RHP Javier Vazquez, C David Ross, LHP Eric O'Flaherty Out: 1B Mark Teixeira, RHP John Smoltz, OF Mark Kotsay PROJECTED LINEUP Josh Anderson, cf .294-3-12 Yunel Escobar, ss .288-10-60 Garret Anderson, lf .293-15-84 Chipper Jones, 3b .364-22.75 Brian McCann, c .301-23-87 Jeff Francoeur, rf .239-11-71 Casey Kotchman, 1b. .237-2-20 Kelly Johnson, 2b .287-12-52 - with Angels - with Braves following trade from Angels PROJECTED ROTATION Derek Lowe 14-11, 3.24 Javier Vazquez.