August 10, 2009
Reggie Brown played with the first team offense in place of DeSean Jackson, who sat out the morning session. On the first play of No. 1 offense vs. No. 1 defense, Sheldon Brown stepped in front of Reggie Brown to knock down a Donovan McNabb slant throw. Soon after, McNabb beat a blitz with a nice slant to Kevin Curtis. Leonard Weaver lamented aloud how he was "wide open" on a play and wasn't seen. Linebacker Omar Gaither, the nearest defender to Weaver, quipped: "If he didn't throw it to you, how is it you were open?"
December 12, 2010 |
FORT WORTH, Texas - To no surprise, Asante Samuel and Winston Justice were ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys and did not make the trip to Texas with the Eagles, the team announced Saturday morning. Neither the cornerback nor the tackle participated in the last two formal days of practice and were listed as questionable when coach Andy Reid released his injury report on Friday. Joselio Hanson will likely start in place of Samuel for the third straight game, with rookie Trevard Lindley taking over for Hanson when he moves inside to play nickel on passing downs.
October 19, 2009 |
What we're talking about following the Eagles' 13-9 loss to the Oakland Raiders. The sacks: Yes, left tackle Jason Peters went down early with a knee injury and Andy Reid had to put green second-year man King Dunlap in front of All-Pro Richard Seymour. Still, giving up six sacks to a team that had a total of nine in the first five games is inexcusable. Trotter's problems: The middle linebacker's lack of speed hurt the Eagles badly. The Raiders threw at him when he was on the field and he got beat by tight end Zach Miller on his 86-yard touchdown catch-and-run.
October 22, 2010 |
Twelve facts and figures heading into Sunday's game between the Eagles and Tennessee: 1. The Eagles are 11-0 the week after their bye under Andy Reid. But they are 5-6 before the bye and have lost six of their last nine pre-bye games. 2. LeSean McCoy has had 48 touches in the last two games while playing with a broken rib. He's had 20 or more touches in four of the Eagles' first six games. 3. Could be a big day for the yellow flags. The Titans are third in the league with 49 penalties; the Eagles are fifth with 48. 4. Tennessee is third in third-down defense (28.92 percent)
September 20, 2010 |
Brandon Graham notched his first sack of the season in his hometown, bringing down Shaun Hill on the Lions' opening drive. Quintin Mikell, at 5-foot-10, broke up a deep lob to 6-5 Calvin Johnson to force a Detroit punt late in the first half. Michael Vick's late first-half throw to DeSean Jackson traveled in the air from the Eagles' 21 to about the Lions' 22. That's how you go 89 yards in 59 seconds. LeSean McCoy showed he can break off the big run - a 46-yarder - if he gets the ball enough and a sliver of daylight.
November 13, 2011 |
Things to look for when the Eagles play host to the Cardinals on Sunday. True Stew A number of the Eagles' free-agent signings have turned out to be less than advertised, but none come close to matching the bust that Stewart Bradley has been in Arizona. The Cardinals signed the former Eagles linebacker to a five-year, $30 million contract, which at this point sounds ridiculous. Bradley has started only one game and can get on the field only on special teams.
August 3, 2010
Back-to-back false starts are not a good thing anytime, and when Winston Justice blew the snap count twice during yesterday's live morning workout, Andy Reid subbed in King Dunlap for a rep, just to let the Birds' right tackle clear his head. And maybe to remind him that nothing in this world is guaranteed. "I had a mental lapse. That's it," Justice said later. "I just messed up . . . when you jump offsides twice like that, you need to come out and realize what you just did. "I went back in, and I think in the NFL, you have to have a short memory.
October 11, 2010 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The Eagles continued a run of bad luck with injuries, as left tackle Jason Peters , defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, and Trent Cole all left Sunday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles also played without their starting quarterback and one of their starting cornerbacks. Peters had a sprained knee and is expected to have an MRI on Monday, and Bunkley had a hyperextended left elbow. Cole had a hamstring injury. Joselio Hanson and Dimitri Patterson took on added responsibilities with Asante Samuel out with a concussion.
October 15, 2010 |
Recent history: The Eagles won at Atlanta on Dec. 6, 2009, 34-7, and lead the series, 16-11-1. OFFENSE Eagles 361.6 yards per game (8th) Falcons 370.2 yards per game (7th) Quarterback Eagles With Michael Vick still nursing a rib injury, Kevin Kolb is expected to make his second straight start. He is coming off an impressive performance against the 49ers, in which he completed his first nine passes and 21 of 31 overall. The Eagles have converted just nine of 29 third-down tries with Kolb at QB. Falcons Matt Ryan has a strong, accurate arm and enough mobility to get outside the pocket and extend plays.
May 4, 2011 |
Andy Reid was just playing with the possibilities when he talked about moving Todd Herremans to right tackle following the acquisition of guard Danny Watkins in the first round of the NFL draft last week. That was what emerged from dogged questioning of Reid on Mike Missanelli's 97.5-FM radio show yesterday. Initially, when asked about moving the left guard, Reid said: "We do have some flexibility there," but when Missanelli pressed, wanting to know whether that indeed was the plan, Reid finally said, "That's probably not going to happen.