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December 4, 1987 | By Angelo Cataldi, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was late on a brilliant Sunday afternoon when Marion Campbell walked into a cold, damp storage room under the grandstands at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and began to explain, for the 57th time in his head-coaching career, why his team had just lost. His ears were red from the hoots and jeers that had punctuated another gruesome day, his cherubic face had lost all traces of whimsy, and even his warm Southern drawl had dissolved into a tired, hollow croak. "It's tough to take," he said, shaking his head.
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December 24, 1986 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Eagles coach Dick Vermeil said last night that he was deliberating a return to coaching after receiving a highly attractive offer from the Atlanta Falcons. In a phone conversation from his parents' home in Calistoga, Calif., Vermeil said he had been contacted by Taylor Smith, the Falcons' corporate secretary and the son of team owner Rankin Smith Sr., shortly after the NFL club fired Dan Henning as head coach on Monday. "What happened was that after they fired their coach, they asked me if we could get together about me running the football team," said Vermeil, who compiled a 57-51 record over seven years in Philadelphia and took the Eagles to the Super Bowl after the 1980 season.
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April 18, 1986 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles yesterday made Reggie Wilkes happy in probably the only way possible - by trading the disgruntled veteran linebacker to the Atlanta Falcons for a seventh-round draft choice. Wilkes, who had been recently demoted from starter to third stringer as part of the roster purge planned by new coach Buddy Ryan, has cause to be delighted with the trade. Not only will he leave the employ of Ryan, a coach who did nothing to hide his low opinion of Wilkes' skills, but he also will be reunited with Marion Campbell in Atlanta, where the former Eagles head coach is now employed as the Falcons defensive coordinator.
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February 4, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Atlanta Falcons, frustrated in their attempts to find an outside "name" coach to succeed ousted head coach Dan Henning, yesterday promoted defensive coordinator Marion Campbell, a former Eagles head coach, to the job. Atlanta had fired Campbell from the head-coaching job more than a decade ago. The Falcons fired Henning on Dec. 22, after a 7-8-1 season. The team then offered his job to former Eagles coach Dick Vermeil, and then to UCLA coach Terry Donahue. Both declined.
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October 22, 1986 | Special to The Inquirer
Cornerback Herman Edwards, cut by the Eagles in August and then by the Rams in October, has caught on with a different team, one he calls "Philadelphia South. " Edwards signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons on Monday, reuniting him with two of his former Eagles teammates - Reggie Wilkes and Joel Williams, both traded during Buddy Ryan's housecleaning. The move also brings Edwards back together with his old coach - Marion Campbell, the ex-Eagles coach who is now the defensive coordinator in Atlanta.
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October 2, 1986 | By RICH HOFMANN, Daily News Sports Writer
One year later, the wound is not completely healed. One year after Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski was benched for about a month by then-coach Marion Campbell, Jaworski's emotions still smolder. "Probably the only thing that always disturbed me was what I read in the papers," Jaworski said yesterday, four days before he and the Eagles get a shot at the defense Campbell now coordinates for the Atlanta Falcons. "You guys would talk to him about it and he would say, 'Hey, I can't look back.
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October 7, 1986 | By Angelo Cataldi, Inquirer Staff Writer
While his revived team was breathing new life yesterday, Eagles coach Buddy Ryan was breathing fire again. During his weekly news conference at Veterans Stadium, Ryan said he was pleased with the 16-0 upset of Atlanta on Sunday, but then he lambasted defensive end Byron Darby and strong safety Andre Waters for "dumb" plays, hinted at more roster moves and took mild pokes at the front office and at former Eagles coach Marion Campbell. In a return to the feisty style that marked his first eight months as Eagles coach - and was largely absent after the team lost its first three games - Ryan focused much of his commentary not on how far the Eagles have come in two impressive victories, but on how far they still have to go. A case in point, he said, was a play in the opening minutes of Sunday's game, a play on which Darby prolonged a Falcons drive and nearly handed Atlanta an early lead by roughing quarterback David Archer and drawing a 15- yard penalty for a personal foul.
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December 26, 1986 | By LES BOWEN, Daily News Sports Writer
The way Dick Vermeil was talking last night, he has a pretty good idea whether he will accept the Atlanta Falcons' proposal to return to NFL head coaching. But he isn't ready to make any announcements. "I think I know what I want to do, but I'm not sure," Vermeil said from his parents' Calistoga, Calif., home, where he said he spent a quiet Christmas with family and friends. "Saturday, I'm going down and spending the day with (San Francisco 49ers head coach) Bill Walsh, and by the time I have half a bottle of Napa Valley wine with Bill Walsh Saturday night, I think I'll probably know what I'm going to do," he said.
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February 6, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
All-star forward Ralph Sampson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee yesterday and could rejoin the Houston Rockets before the end of the season. Team spokesman Jim Foley said the surgery was performed in Charlottesville, Va., by Dr. Frank McCue to remove cartilage damaged in Tuesday night's game against visiting Denver. Sampson slipped on the Summit floor in the first quarter while trying to get into defensive position. Guards Walt Frazier and Pete Maravich and forward Rick Barry are among five players newly elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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March 5, 1987 | By Angelo Cataldi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Eagles coach Marion Campbell offered some warm words for Ron Jaworski yesterday, but no cold cash. On the day that the Eagles placed Jaworski on waivers, Campbell said there was almost no chance that he and the veteran quarterback would be reunited in Atlanta, where Campbell was recently named head coach. "I've got a lot of respect for Ron's ability, but I don't think we'll be involved in the bidding," he said. "You never say never, but (David) Archer's my starting quarterback, and I don't want to do anything that would distract him. I don't want him worried about somebody coming in and taking his job. That wouldn't be right.
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December 27, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
SOMETIME next week, probably Monday, Jeff Lurie will stand at a podium in the NovaCare auditorium and confirm that Andy Reid's 14-year reign as the Eagles' head coach is over. With the help of general manager Howie Roseman, he then will begin the process of finding a successor. It could be quick if his top choice is a college coach or an assistant for an NFL team that makes an early playoff exit or didn't make it to the postseason at all. But more than likely, it will drag on well into January, maybe even into February, if the man he ultimately wants turns out to be an assistant coach on a Super Bowl team.
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January 4, 2009 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles and Vikings, who meet today in an NFC wild-card game, have a strange history. Minnesota entered the league as an expansion team in 1961 - and promptly beat the venerable Eagles in their first seven meetings. It was 18 years before Philadelphia scored its first series victory. The Vikings' first coach (Norm Van Brocklin) was a great Eagle. Their greatest coach (Bud Grant) was a so-so Eagle. And two great ex-Eagles (Randall Cunningham and Cris Carter) sparked Minnesota's greatest regular season, in 1998.
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January 27, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They came, they saw, they went somewhere else to win. During his 12 years as a Falcon, Jessie Tuggle watched them all - Brett Favre, Deion Sanders, Andre Rison - pass through Atlanta, the NFL equivalent of Siberia. "A lot of guys thought when they came through that they could never win a championship here," Tuggle said yesterday. "It was just a stopping place on their careers, before they moved on to a bigger, better place, to a team that could win a Super Bowl. Obviously, they should have hung around a little longer.
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December 13, 1997 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The good-natured joke in Atlanta in January went like this: If Dan Reeves is such a good football coach, why did it take him 20 years to find his way back home? OK, maybe it's not hilarious. But, at 3-13 last season, the Falcons were pretty laughable all by themselves. Anyway, the locals were thrilled when Reeves, who was born in Rome, Ga., and raised in nearby Americus, was named head coach of the Falcons on Jan. 21. Reeves had been a candidate to take over the Falcons in 1977 when he was an assistant with the Dallas Cowboys.
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December 27, 1994 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Defensive coordinator Bud Carson, who was dismissed yesterday along with the 10 other Eagles' assistant coaches, said he probably would retire. But when pressed about the chance of his returning to the team, Carson left the door slightly ajar. "I don't think I'll be back," said Carson, 63. "I came in with these guys, and I'm going to go out with them. My defensive coordinator days are probably over. "I would have liked to get a shot at something better" - a head coaching job - "but the way we finished, it won't be easy.
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December 20, 1994 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
This was late in the 1985 season. It was Norman Braman's first year as owner of the Eagles and Marion Campbell's last as the club's head coach. The Eagles had just lost their next-to-last game of the season to San Diego to fall to 6-9. Rumors had been rampant for weeks that Braman was going to fire Campbell as soon as the season was over. On the plane ride home from California, Campbell decided to force the issue. He approached general manager Harry Gamble and told him that if they were going to fire him, do it then.
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August 5, 1990 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
Buddy Ryan claims not to be very close to Atlanta coach Jerry Glanville and doesn't care to be, either. Which is too bad, because they share so much. Neither seems to mind stirring up controversy or riling the opposition. Each sees himself as something of a funnyman. And both like their football teams to be physical and intimidating to the point of bullying. It's that final common trait that will add some spice to today's scrimmage between Ryan's Eagles and Glanville's Falcons in Macon, Ga. While the Eagles opened their training camp with a couple of brawls on Thursday, the Falcons have been clawing at each other for over a week.
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January 15, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Jerry Glanville, who left his job as head coach of the Houston Oilers eight days ago, was named head coach of the Atlanta Falcons yesterday. The controversial Glanville, a former Falcons defensive coach, had been criticized by opposing coaches for the Oilers' aggressive tactics. However, he promised more of the same in Atlanta. "Living on the edge is exciting," he said at a news conference. "We're going to attack you on offense and on defense. What really matters is whether our staff can teach and what our players can execute.
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January 15, 1990 | The Inquirer Staff
Jerry Glanville, who left his job as head coach of the Houston Oilers eight days ago, was named head coach of the Atlanta Falcons yesterday. The controversial Glanville, 48, a former Falcons defensive coach, had been criticized by opposing coaches for the Oilers' aggressive tactics. However, he promised more of the same in Atlanta. "Living on the edge is exciting," he said at a news conference. "We're going to attack you on offense and on defense. What really matters is whether our staff can teach and what our players can execute.
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December 3, 1989 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Chicago Bears, who hold third place in the wearisome NFC Central, today hope to get started on a 4-0 finish to match the 4-0 start they were delighting in only nine weeks ago. In one of the season's least-expected falls from grace, the Bears have won only twice in eight starts since their rout of the Eagles on Monday Night Football in the season's fourth week. The playoffs that once seemed a cinch now look like a reach for the defending division champions. Indeed, the Bears may be denied a postseason berth tonight when they face the Vikings, another preseason cinch going down the drain, despite Herschel Walker.
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