November 25, 2015 |
ONE OF the benefits of the NFL's annual Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit is that it offers fans across the nation a chance to pause and reflect on how fortunate they are not to be rooting for a team like the Lions. For fans of the Eagles, many of whom have reacted to back-to-back losses to the Dolphins and Bucs by suggesting that Jeffrey Lurie part ways with Chip Kelly, this year's holiday should take on added meaning as they watch their squad square off against a franchise that has produced two winning seasons under five head coaches since 2001.
July 31, 2014 |
BETHLEHEM - Mike McCoy pursued his dream for what must have seemed like forever. It took 36 years, but last year it finally happened for him. So maybe it's really true what they say about life and all those best things. "It was kind of the culmination of a long journey," he said Monday via speaker phone at Saucon Valley Country Club, where starting Sept. 6 he'll try to defend his U.S. Mid-Amateur title. "I've been trying to win a USGA championship since I tried to qualify for the U.S. junior at 14. " Nine months ago in the Country Club of Birmingham (Ala.)
September 17, 2013 |
One week after LeSean McCoy rushed 31 times for 184 yards, the Eagles' star running back was limited to 11 carries for 53 yards in a 33-30 loss to the San Diego Chargers. McCoy was still a major contributor, catching five passes for 114 yards. The Chargers appeared to build their defense around trying to stop McCoy. "They stacked the box, but we still ran on the ground," McCoy said. "To be honest, even stacking the box, I didn't think that as a defense they were really effective.
September 16, 2013 |
As DeSean Jackson pointed out, the Eagles captured the attention of the "whole world" during Chip Kelly's memorable Eagles debut on Monday night. That might be hyperbole, but there's growing buzz about Kelly and the Eagles after they built a big lead over Washington with their dizzying pace and opportunistic defense. Now the Eagles try for an encore. And they do it in Kelly's first regular-season game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles host the Chargers, who followed the Eagles on Monday by building a three-touchdown lead over Houston before losing it in the fourth quarter.
September 13, 2013 |
Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher did not practice Wednesday because of a concussion, while cornerback Brandon Hughes returned to practice in his recovery from a broken hand. Fletcher is "day-to-day," defensive coordinator Bill Davis said. He is a starting cornerback, so his absence could force the Eagles to make major adjustments on defense. Recovery from a concussion varies depending on the player and the severity, so it is unknown whether Fletcher will play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.
March 28, 2013 |
WHEN THE buzzer sounded Sunday night in Kansas City, four La Salle media members had a choice to make. They could either watch the Explorers' Sweet 16 game at home, or put in the effort and get themselves to Los Angeles. Effort won out. The group decided to take matters into its own hands after La Salle's 76-74 win in the Round of 32 against Ole Miss. "There was no doubt in my mind that we were going to Los Angeles," La Salle senior Dave Grzybowski said. "We just knew we couldn't do it alone.
January 16, 2013
Mike McCoy's interview with San Diego went so well that both sides felt he was a perfect fit to become the Chargers' new coach. "There was no doubt in my mind when I got back on that plane to go back home" Monday night, said McCoy, the former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator who was introduced Tuesday as the Chargers' coach. "They wanted to keep me here last night. But I said, 'I've got to talk to my wife about this. . . . If I made the decision without talking to my wife, I might get in a little trouble.' " So McCoy flew back to Denver to talk it over with his wife, Kellie.
January 15, 2013 |
DENVER - The idea in venturing out to the Arctic-chilled Rockies for the Ravens-Broncos game this past weekend was to get a feel for Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as an Eagles coaching candidate, even though little has been said about McCoy and the Birds since the traveling search party spoke with him a week ago Sunday. The idea could have worked out a lot better than it did. While the Eagles seem likely to hire an NFL assistant from somewhere to succeed Andy Reid, now that every college coach this side of Andy Talley has told them he would rather stay put, McCoy did nothing to further his candidacy in the Broncos' crushing, 38-35, double-overtime loss to the Ravens.
January 13, 2013 |
DENVER - Two of the Eagles' announced coaching candidates will be in the spotlight this weekend, as the NFL playoffs churn forward. Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, whom the Birds interviewed last week, will be tested by the visiting Ravens on Saturday. Then Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley has a Sunday date against the Falcons in Atlanta, where the Eagles' brass is expected to travel to interview him. Some people have inferred that, because the Eagles didn't meet very long with McCoy, as they did with Bill O'Brien and Chip Kelly, and they didn't let it be known there would be another meeting, as they did with Brian Kelly, McCoy definitely is off the list.
January 4, 2013 |
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Eagles on Thursday joined the Cleveland Browns as teams to interview Bill O'Brien, but that tasty morsel of news was rendered moot when O'Brien told the Harrisburg Patriot-News he was staying at Penn State. A source close to the situation confirmed to the Daily News that the Eagles interviewed O'Brien in Massachusetts, while the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the Browns had spoken with him this week, before their scheduled Friday interview in Arizona with Oregon coach Chip Kelly.