May 26, 2016 |
THIS WILL TAKE some getting used to. For three years, things couldn't happen quickly enough for the Eagles. They hired fast-talking Chip Kelly, who installed his Machine Gun offense and enacted a slash-and-burn roster reorganization. Kelly got instant production from Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Sam Bradford and even Mark Sanchez. Now, it's all about patience and growth. Yes, the Eagles signed Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel to pricey, short-term contracts, and no, they didn't cut aging left tackle Jason Peters, so they have at least one eye on short-term success.
November 20, 2015 |
SO MANY mediocre quarterbacks will be starting this week, Roger Goodell ought to change the name of his league to the MFL. Injuries and ineffectiveness have spread throughout the league like a plague of Drew Rosenhauses. Throw in the fact that Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning and Drew Brees are on bye, and many fantasy players - especially those in two-quarterback leagues - are in a real bind. Let's take a look at the 28 guys expected to start this week. QB1s The obvious top starters: 1. Tom Brady (vs. Buffalo)
November 4, 2015 |
GOOD MORNING. I am The Guy Who Still Has Hope for Sam Bradford. You might remember me from past roles, such as last year's Guy Who Still Has Hope for Nick Foles. Turned out, Chip Kelly did not share my view that Foles might have just been starting to come around when Foles suffered that broken collarbone, a year and a day ago. Kelly felt strongly enough about it to send Foles and the Eagles' 2016 second-round pick to the Rams for Bradford last March. Now, seven games into the 2015 season, it seems a decent chunk of the fan base, and some media folk, wouldn't mind moving on yet again.
December 5, 2014 |
HERE IS a look at the out-of-division competition the 9-3 Eagles face in the NFC playoff race. First-round byes go to the two division winners with the best records. The other two division winners will host wild-card teams in the first round of the playoffs. The prediction is that the Eagles will be the No. 2 seed. PACKERS Record: 9-3 Position: 1st place in NFC North Best win: Week 13, vs. Patriots, 26-21 Worst loss: Week 8 at Saints, 44-23 Season highlight: Is it even possible to defeat Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau Field anymore?
January 7, 2014 |
JEFFREY LURIE made his way from locker stall to locker stall, alone. He was shaking hands, thanking players individually, easing their way through a difficult experience that was new for many of them. The Eagles' owner had lived it enough times, though. It seemed to come easily enough for him. Lurie had just left the coaches' locker room. What he said to them was between them, and what Chip Kelly thought when he was trying to get to sleep in the early hours of Sunday is not likely something he will share.
December 13, 2013 |
MYCHAL KENDRICKS leads the NFL with four fumble recoveries. This is not a major stat. In fact, Kendricks had no idea of his lofty status until a reporter informed him of it yesterday. "That's good," the Eagles' second-year linebacker said, clearly somewhat less than transformed by the news. So, falling on fumbles. Largely luck, or skill? "I think it's a mixture of both," Kendricks said. "You've got to be able to get there, but part of it is being at the right place at the right time, as well.
December 10, 2013 |
The snow certainly helped to slow down the potent Detroit passing game on Sunday, but the Eagles defense also did its share of strong work, especially against football's best receiver, the Lions' Calvin Johnson. Johnson had only three catches for 49 yards, which was a major reason the Eagles earned a 34-20 win over Detroit at Lincoln Financial Field. Johnson set the Lions team record for career receiving yards on a 33-yard reception late in the first quarter, but he did little damage after that.
December 6, 2013 |
Only two men in the NFL have thrown more touchdown passes than Detroit's Matthew Stafford this season and their names are Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. That's a pretty good quarterback story even if few people in these parts are talking about it as the Eagles prepare for Sunday's big game with the Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Eleven minutes passed Wednesday during a conference call with Philadelphia reporters before Detroit coach Jim Schwartz finally received his first question about Stafford.
December 3, 2012 |
DETROIT - Andrew Luck took full advantage of his last shot to lead the Indianapolis Colts to a stunning victory Sunday. Luck threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery with no time left to lift the Colts to a 35-33 comeback win over the Detroit Lions. With the final seconds ticking away, the rookie moved up in the pocket and flipped a short pass to Avery, who ran untouched into the end zone to complete a rally that started midway through the fourth quarter with the Lions up 12 points.
October 29, 2012
Lions 28, Seahawks 24 DETROIT - Matthew Stafford threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Titus Young with 20 seconds remaining to lift Detroit over Seattle. Zach Miller made a spectacular 16-yard catch on a toss from Russell Wilson with 5 minutes, 27 seconds left to put the Seahawks (4-4) ahead, but they couldn't stop the Lions (3-4) on their last possession. Stafford led a 16-play drive that started at Detroit's 20 with 5:27 left. Seattle 3 14 0 7 – 24 Detroit 7 7 0 14 – 28 First quarter Sea–FG Hauschka 23, 5:30.