October 13, 2014 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Throughout their Sunday night game against the Giants, the Eagles and their fans will see plenty of familiar faces along the New York sideline. Most of those faces will belong to two men: head coach Tom Coughlin and quarterback Eli Manning. Regardless of how the game plays out, everyone at Lincoln Financial Field will see the entire Coughlin tableau, Angry Coughlin and Puzzled Coughlin and Stoic Coughlin, and each of those expressions will be set against a countenance as red as a midnight sun. And whether Manning is on the field or standing helmetless on the sideline, we'll catch glimpses of Happy Eli and Disappointed Eli and Fired-Up Eli, all of which look pretty much the same and should not be confused with Manning's customary facial pose: Totally Zoning Out and Breathing Through His Mouth Eli. Coughlin and Manning have been together with the Giants for 10 years.
October 10, 2014 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Eli Manning didn't speak to the media on Monday, because the Giants had won the day before. That's how it works here. That's the way Manning does things, the way he has done them since he became the team's starting quarterback 10 years ago. When the Giants win, he's quiet the next day. He doesn't talk until Wednesday. When they lose, though, he stands in front of his locker the following afternoon and talks until his interrogators have nothing more to ask him. His answers might be trite and rote and as interesting as the instructions on the back of a board-game box, but he provides them nonetheless, so that his teammates don't have to. After Ryan Nassib, a Malvern Prep alumnus, joined the Giants last year as their backup quarterback, it didn't take him long to pick up on Manning's media-availability schedule and its significance.
July 26, 2013 |
JEFF STOUTLAND is the Eagles' offensive line coach. He grew up in New York. There is a street smartness about him that becomes obvious in about 30 seconds. He says he looks at players in his business but he also looks at people. "Your demeanor and how you go about every day is just huge, it's huge," Stoutland said. This is a man who says he prefers to coach physically, demonstrating techniques at the front of the meeting room where players put their hands on him and vice versa. He pegs the classroom-lecture attention span of the average player at about 10 minutes.
November 19, 2009 |
The Buffalo Bills have contacted Mike Shanahan as a potential replacement for fired head coach for Dick Jauron, according to a report. ESPN.com, citing two NFL sources, reported that the Bills are trying to arrange a meeting with Shanahan, a two-time Super Bowl winner who coached the Denver Broncos from 1995-2008. Shanahan was fired after the Broncos failed to make the playoffs last season. He has said that he would like to return to coaching. On Tuesday, the Bills promoted defensive coordinator Perry Fewell as interim head coach.
February 20, 2007 |
After the departures of three assistants, Temple football coach Al Golden added two coaches to his staff yesterday and shuffled some positions in preparation for spring drills. The new coaches are Jared Backus and Kevin Gilbride, who will take over the Owls' defensive linemen and running backs, respectively. Backus, 36, spent the last two seasons as defensive coordinator at Bucknell. The 27-year-old Gilbride, who spent last season as the slot receivers/tight ends coach at Georgetown, is the son of Kevin Gilbride, the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants.
January 12, 2007 |
Tim Lewis was fired as the New York Giants' defensive coordinator yesterday, a move that will give embattled coach Tom Coughlin two new top assistants in a likely make-or-break season. The move came just a day after management gave the 60-year-old Coughlin a lukewarm 1-year contract extension through 2008. His charge: make the Giants, who were 8-8 in the regular season and lost to the Eagles in a wild-card game, more than simply a playoff team. Lewis, who interviewed for the vacant head-coaching job in Miami on Wednesday, was not immediately available for comment.
January 6, 1999 |
Dan Reeves made it clear yesterday: He's back in charge of the Atlanta Falcons. Just three weeks after heart bypass surgery, the Falcons coach resumed his normal routine. He held a briefing for the media, reclaimed his coaching duties in practice and made plans to be on the sideline for Saturday's divisional playoff game against the visiting San Francisco 49ers. "Y'all missed me, didn't you?" Reeves quipped as he took his place behind the podium for the first time since quadruple bypass surgery on Dec. 14. Reeves missed the final two regular-season games for the NFC West champion Falcons (14-2)
October 16, 1998 |
The San Diego Chargers present an unusual problem for the Eagles this week. Normally, coaches look at videotape of previous games to prepare for an opponent. As Ray Rhodes pointed out yesterday, the Eagles can't rely on what Kevin Gilbride's Chargers were doing. They aren't Gilbride's Chargers anymore. When the coach was fired Tuesday, he was replaced by assistant June Jones, the former Atlanta Falcons head coach. "You've got to try to anticipate which direction June Jones will go," Rhodes said.
October 13, 1998 |
For the first time this season, the starting status of San Diego Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf remained in question as coach Kevin Gilbride yesterday put off a decision on the prized rookie. Gilbride said a choice between Leaf, the No. 2 pick in this year's draft, and reserve quarterback Craig Whelihan will be made by tomorrow. The Chargers play the Eagles on Sunday in San Diego. Leaf had three interceptions last Sunday before he was pulled in the third quarter in favor of Whelihan.
March 8, 1997 |
Warren Moon, the MVP in the 1978 Rose Bowl for the Washington Huskies, is coming home to play some more football. "This is where I want to retire and make my home," the 40-year-old quarterback said yesterday. "When it came right down to it, Seattle just had too many positives. " Moon agreed to a $1.65 million, two-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks yesterday, spurning the San Diego Chargers and his friend, coach Kevin Gilbride. Gilbride, who was Moon's offensive coordinator in Houston for four seasons, is the new coach of the Chargers.