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April 21, 1997 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles quarterback Ty Detmer was on one telephone. Eagles draft pick Koy Detmer, Ty's younger brother, was on the other one. It was late yesterday afternoon, and the Eagles had just made Koy Detmer, 23, their sixth pick - ninth overall - in the final four rounds of the NFL draft. Koy Detmer, a senior quarterback at Colorado, was the eighth of 11 quarterbacks taken in the two-day, seven-round draft, and he had not spoken with Ty about becoming the first quarterback-brother tandem in NFL history.
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August 17, 1998 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
So that's Koy Detmer. The fun-loving, touchdown-throwing hip-shaker who stepped out of the shadows Friday night was a surprise to Eagles observers. For a year, the only thing that stood out about the younger Detmer brother was that he sure seemed hungry. It turned out that, while he was on injured reserve last season, Detmer was trying to add weight to a frame listed at 6-foot, 180 pounds. Mostly, Koy Detmer sat at the locker next to his brother Ty's and took it all in. He watched Ty go from starting quarterback to backup to starter to third team, all in a miserable 6-9-1 season.
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April 14, 1997 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
Koy Detmer already has experienced the anxiety of an NFL draft watch. He was with his Heisman Trophy-winning brother Ty in the living room of their Mission, Texas, home five years ago as Ty waited for an NFL team, any NFL team, to claim him. "It was one of those things that seemed to drag on and on and on," Koy said. Despite the Heisman, despite setting 59 NCAA passing records at Brigham Young, Ty Detmer was not selected until the ninth round of the '92 draft, when the Green Bay Packers made him the 230th overall pick.
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September 2, 2005 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If this was truly a decision-making event, the Eagles would have woken up this morning without any reserves. Coach Andy Reid and his staff, of course, will make their final cuts this weekend and still feel good about the 53-man roster that will travel to Atlanta for the Sept. 12 season opener on Monday Night Football. On the other hand, the Eagles have some obvious question marks at some positions when they get beyond the top of their depth chart. The Eagles' backups in general and second-string quarterback Koy Detmer in particular were absolutely awful last night, and the result was an unsightly 37-14 loss to the New York Jets that quickly emptied Lincoln Financial Field.
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April 29, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rodney Peete is the odd man out. The Eagles traded the veteran quarterback to the Washington Redskins yesterday for a sixth-round draft choice next year. If Peete plays a lot next season, the Eagles could get a higher pick. The trade breaks a QB logjam created by the signing of veteran free agent Doug Pederson and the drafting of Donovan McNabb. Added to last year's holdovers - Peete, Bobby Hoying and Koy Detmer - the Eagles had five quarterbacks. They planned to take only four to training camp.
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December 9, 1998 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
It always takes a while for Koy Detmer's emotion to bubble to the surface. Always, once it reaches air, there is an explosion. Detmer, the Eagles' starting quarterback for the rest of the season after replacing Rodney Peete and Bobby Hoying, is not a man of moderation. Not when his breaking point is reached. It has always been so. Detmer's post-touchdown celebrations and his quirky demeanor have been a part of his makeup forever. An example: Koy and Ty, his older brother by five years and the Eagles' starting quarterback for much of last season, regularly went golfing with their father, Sonny, when they were boys in Mission, Texas.
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December 17, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The sight of Duce Staley lined up over center cinched it: Yesterday's workout was one of the more unusual Eagles practices in memory. Donovan McNabb left the field for the trainer's room about midway through the session to continue rehabilitation work on his left knee. Koy Detmer took all of the snaps with the first-team offense. Doug Pederson was reduced to the role of spectator because of soreness from his broken rib. Meanwhile, when the time came for the first-team defense to practice against the plays the New England Patriots run, Staley and wide receiver Torrance Small played quarterback.
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August 28, 2000 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It turns out Doug Pederson's contract included a "Get out of Jail Free" card. The Eagles released the quarterback/human lightning rod yesterday, ending a singularly unpleasant 18-month term in Philadelphia. Pederson was released on his own recognizance with time off for good behavior. The move came after several days of trying to trade the 32-year-old quarterback coach Andy Reid brought with him from Green Bay. The Eagles were never offered a draft pick in various discussions, only players they didn't think would really help the team.
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December 18, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's more than a charade. While it's all but certain that Donovan McNabb won't play tomorrow, and has been all but certain since the moment he sprained his left knee in Dallas on Sunday, coach Andy Reid has kept the possibility alive for a reason. "That's a rough position to play in the National Football League," Reid said. "Those are very competitive guys. If they can get themselves back, you give them that opportunity. I'm not going to close the door on that until the last possible moment.
NEWS
September 6, 2006
I CANNOT UNDERSTAND how the Eagles could put 10 seasons into Koy Detmer, grooming him as a solid backup quarterback, to release him just to have a couple of different veterans. I can understand having Jeff Garcia on the club along with Detmer. But why do you go out and sign A.J. Feeley? If you are going to put 10 years into a football player, at least get something for him in a trade! Without making a trade, you are just wasting those 10 seasons. It's obvious that the Eagles could have gotten an A.J. Feeley-type quarterback in a trade with Koy Detmer.
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January 4, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
During the news conference Wednesday when he explained, or tried to, why he had fired Chip Kelly, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie uttered fewer than 30 words of his opening statement before referencing the rarity of what he had done the day before. Kelly was just the second head coach whom Lurie had decided to replace since 1998, and he cited that relative lack of turnover - just Kelly and Andy Reid, for close to 18 years - to sell everyone on his always-careful thought process and the franchise's resulting stability.
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September 7, 2011
THIRTEEN YEARS ago, I got a call from someone at Comcast-Spectacor inquiring whether I had any interest in being on a panel after every Eagles game to talk about the results and where the Eagles' season was headed. They said they would pay me, but I felt that as mayor, such payment would appear inappropriate, so the money was directed to charity. (I should note that today, as a civilian, I no longer deem the payment to be inappropriate, so it is directed to my bank account.) So 13 years ago this Sunday, I did my first "Eagles Postgame Live.
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October 7, 2010
AT THE NOVACARE Center, there is a lobby leading to the practice fields. The walls are adorned with newspaper accounts of previous Eagles exploits. Rookie quarterback Mike Kafka should pay particular attention to one of them before the Birds head to San Francisco for Sunday night's game with the 49ers. It's the front page from the Daily News dated Nov. 26, 2002. The headline says, "A Call to Arms. " It has a drop-head that asks, "Can Birds win without McNabb [with name crossed out]
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August 9, 2010
WHAT COULD BE worse than Donovan McNabb coming back to Philadelphia in the maroon and gold of the Washington Redskins? How about being a Cowboys fan and having Troy Aikman wearing Eagles midnight green? Coulda happened. During an interview with former Cowboys teammate Michael Irvin on Irvin's radio show on WQAM-AM out of Miami, Aikman confirmed the rumor that the Eagles had contacted him in 2002 to fill in for an injured McNabb. When the Birds couldn't persuade him out of the Fox broadcasting booth, they used A.J. Feeley and Koy Detmer at quarterback for six games, and McNabb made it back to play in two playoff games - against Atlanta and the gut-wrenching, devastating, we-shoulda-been-in-the-Super-Bowl loss to Tampa in the last game at Veterans Stadium.
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February 24, 2007 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jeff Garcia's free-agent options are dwindling, but that doesn't mean the quarterback will be back in Philadelphia next season. In the last two days, the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings have removed themselves from the list of potential suitors for the quarterback who helped rescue the Eagles' 2006 season after starter Donovan McNabb was lost to injury for the second consecutive year. "I believe there are going to be some excellent starting situations elsewhere and some excellent backup situations elsewhere," said Steve Baker, Garcia's agent.
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September 6, 2006
I CANNOT UNDERSTAND how the Eagles could put 10 seasons into Koy Detmer, grooming him as a solid backup quarterback, to release him just to have a couple of different veterans. I can understand having Jeff Garcia on the club along with Detmer. But why do you go out and sign A.J. Feeley? If you are going to put 10 years into a football player, at least get something for him in a trade! Without making a trade, you are just wasting those 10 seasons. It's obvious that the Eagles could have gotten an A.J. Feeley-type quarterback in a trade with Koy Detmer.
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July 28, 2006 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Koy Detmer's new 'do has drawn some serious razzing from his teammates. Call Detmer the Bald Eagle after he shaved his head this week. "I used to do this in years past, usually at the beginning of summer, not this late," Detmer said yesterday after the Eagles' morning practice. "It's a little change of pace, a little camaraderie, a little unity with the guys on the team. " And a lot of ribbing. "I'm getting called out about it all the time," he said, laughing. "In a few days, everybody will get used to it and it will start growing back.
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December 6, 2005 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If this is the end of Mike McMahon's run as a starting quarterback for the Eagles, it will not be remembered too fondly. McMahon, who made his third start for the Eagles in last night's loss to the Seattle Seahawks, will be lumped together with such less-than-luminary signal-callers in franchise history as Bubby Brister, Ken O'Brien and Doug Pederson. Those players had a brief time in the spotlight, or at least the starting lineup. McMahon appears headed for the same plight.
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November 17, 2005 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mike McMahon handled his first news conference as the Eagles' starting quarterback in steady, if not flashy, fashion. The Eagles would be happy with the same type of performance when he makes his first NFL start since 2002 on Sunday against the New York Giants. Eagles coach Andy Reid announced yesterday that McMahon would start in place of the ailing Donovan McNabb against the Giants. McNabb aggravated his sports hernia while trying to make a tackle of Roy Williams after the safety's crucial interception in Monday's 21-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
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September 2, 2005 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If this was truly a decision-making event, the Eagles would have woken up this morning without any reserves. Coach Andy Reid and his staff, of course, will make their final cuts this weekend and still feel good about the 53-man roster that will travel to Atlanta for the Sept. 12 season opener on Monday Night Football. On the other hand, the Eagles have some obvious question marks at some positions when they get beyond the top of their depth chart. The Eagles' backups in general and second-string quarterback Koy Detmer in particular were absolutely awful last night, and the result was an unsightly 37-14 loss to the New York Jets that quickly emptied Lincoln Financial Field.
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