September 28, 2012 |
MARTY Mornhinweg was just baiting us Thursday. Reporters kept asking the Eagles' offensive coordinator about taking a more conservative approach, in light of a dozen turnovers in three games (one of them on a punt return, granted). Mornhinweg was defiant, resolute. "We go after people, now," Mornhinweg said. "Look, look, look - I tell the players, we're going to be aggressive. You can be aggressive in the running game or the passing game, but we're going to be aggressive. I want them to be aggressive.
October 27, 2012 |
Bobby April declared that every day is a good one when you're a coach working in the NFL. "There are just certain . . . good days that are better than the other good days," the Eagles special-teams coordinator said Thursday as the Eagles prepared to play their first game without Juan Castillo on their coaching staff since the 1994 season. You have to imagine that the Monday after the Eagles' fall-from-ahead overtime loss to the Detroit Lions was one of the worst good days of Castillo's life.
July 31, 2007 |
If you read about Bill Walsh today, you're bound to come across a sentence that describes him as the brains behind the West Coast offense. Walsh, the former San Francisco 49ers coach and general manager who died yesterday at 75, was much more than that, according to Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. "He really was an innovator both on the field and off with the way he handled personnel and the way he practiced," Mornhinweg said yesterday at the Eagles' Lehigh University training camp.
November 10, 2011 |
The phone calls and text messages have been pouring in to Skyler Mornhinweg as news of Joe Paterno's ouster broke yesterday. Mornhinweg, the St. Joseph's Prep quarterback, is among the 16 high school seniors who have given verbal commitments to Penn State. Players cannot sign binding letters of intent until February. Through his mother, Lindsay, Skyler had no comment on the current situation. His father, Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, said he would have no comment on his son's situation or rumors that he could succeed Paterno out of respect for the victims in the sex-abuse case against Jerry Sandusky.
January 14, 2011
Looks as if an Eagles coach could be going to Cleveland, but not the one initially rumored to be headed there. NFL.com reported last night that the Browns are expected to look at Dick Jauron as a candidate to be defensive coordinator under new coach Pat Shurmur, a former Eagles assistant who most recently ran the Rams' offense. Jauron, who coached the Birds' defensive backs this season, was on Browns president Mike Holmgren's Green Bay staff in the 1990s before becoming a head coach in Chicago and Buffalo.
September 18, 2009 |
It's a brave new world for Michael Vick, one that includes being asked about the exploits of scout-team receivers who make spectacular catches on his practice throws. Sixth-round rookie Brandon Gibson reeled in two onehanders from Vick, during the part of practice where the scout-team offense was supposed to be doing what the New Orleans Saints do, only not so well. Gibson set the bar high for the "real" Marques Colston. "Let's hope that once he gets out there in the game, he'll make the same kind of catches, and I think he will," Vick said.
July 24, 2009 |
In a sign that college football recruiting efforts have become more aggressive than ever, St. Joseph's Prep sophomore Skyler Mornhinweg has, according to some reports, already orally committed to play for Stanford. Mornhinweg, a member of the Class of 2012, is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound quarterback and defensive back for the Hawks. His father, Marty, is the offensive coordinator for the Eagles. Mornhinweg declined to comment on his decision last night and said that a news conference to announce his college choice has been tentatively set for Tuesday.
December 22, 2011 |
JEREMY MACLIN hustled downfield and threw blocks on at least a couple of key plays Sunday against the Jets. Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg noticed. "Jeremy has been blocking like a madman, and you kind of expect that [from him], but he did a heck of a job in ways that sometimes you don't see, or don't get credit for," Mornhinweg said yesterday. What makes a wideout a good blocker? "Guts," Mornhinweg said. "The big, strong, physical guys are typically a little bit better, and he's a pretty strong and physical guy. " Mornhinweg said wideouts coach David Culley emphasizes blocking and does a good job teaching it. "You're helping your teammates," said Maclin, who seems finally close to 100 percent in his recovery from a hamstring injury.
March 1, 1998 |
Ty Detmer, who began last season as the Eagles' starting quarterback, is close to signing with the San Francisco 49ers. A person close to Detmer said the quarterback was leaning toward the 49ers after also visiting Atlanta, Chicago and Cincinnati. In San Francisco, Detmer would serve as a backup to 37-year-old Steve Young and a tutor for Jim Druckenmiller, last year's first-round draft pick. Detmer, 30, would be reunited with Niners head coach Steve Mariucci and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who coached the quarterbacks in Green Bay while Detmer was with the Packers.
August 16, 2010
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - It finally happened. A pass hit Jason Avant's fingers, and then the grass at Lehigh. Let the record show it happened Sunday morning, during an 11-on-11 drill, on a short throw over the middle from Kevin Kolb. By the coaches' count, it was Avant's first drop of Eagles training camp. Until then, he had kept the pigskin pristine. By offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg's count early last week, Avant had caught 80 passes in competitive drills (seven-on-seven or full team)