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July 19, 1989 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
While Eagles right guard Ron Solt tries to revitalize an all-pro career jeopardized by surgery on both knees, a comeback attempt of equal importance is going on at left guard. It is there that Mike Schad is trying to overcome the stigma of having been overrated when he was a first-round draft choice three years ago. Schad, 25, is the 6-foot-5, 290-pound free agent whom Eagles coach Buddy Ryan has designated to replace David Alexander, who started 12 games last year but has been moved to center.
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July 22, 1992 | By Dave Caldwell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
And you thought you were frustrated watching the Eagles' constantly juggled offensive line muddle through last season? Just try to imagine the exasperation of a 6-foot-5, 290-pound left guard named Mike Schad. After starting 13 of 17 games for the Eagles in 1990, Schad missed all of last season with an inflamed lower back that only rest could heal. No wonder Schad can hardly wait to plow under the nearest defensive tackle when the team's training camp begins Friday at West Chester.
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September 14, 1992 | by Stan Hochman, Daily News Sports Columnist
In this corner, Randall Cunningham, wearing green and silver, weighing in at 205. In that corner, Mike Schad, 290, also wearing green and silver. And, in the middle, playing the Richard Steele role, David Alexander, 275 pounds of peacemaker. Happened in the fourth quarter, the Eagles leading, 24-14, deep in their territory, trying to chew up the clock. Schad gets involved in a shoving match after a second-down play and, while the officials reach ominously for the yellow flags, Cunningham screams at Schad to cool it. Alexander steps between them, but Cunningham persists.
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December 5, 1991 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Eagles guard Mike Schad, who has missed the entire season, flew to San Francisco two weeks ago expecting to hear spinal specialists tell him he needed back surgery and that his NFL career might be over. Instead, after a battery of tests and two weeks of intense therapy, Drs. Arthur White and Jeff Saul - the same doctors who performed 1986 spinal surgery on 49ers quarterback Joe Montana - have told Schad he will fully recover from a fracture of one of his lower vertebra and be 100 percent again next season.
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September 17, 1993 | By S. A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Randall Cunningham figures it's worth paying linemen some pocket money to get some pocket protection. So Cunningham, who was sacked 64 times last season, is giving each lineman $500 every game he does not get sacked. Cunningham's already in for $3,000 - the reward for a sackless game in the home opener against Phoenix. That may not be pocket change to you. But for a big-bucks quarterback such as Cunningham, who makes about $156,000 per week, it's what Philly politicians like to call WAM - Walking Around Money.
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September 5, 1986 | Daily News Wire Services
The Los Angeles Rams yesterday signed former Eagles cornerback Herman Edwards. To make room for Edwards on the roster, the Rams placed top draft choice Mike Schad, an offensive tackle from Queens College in Canada, on injured reserve with recurring back problems. Edwards, who played nine years with the Eagles, was cut Aug. 25. The Pittsburgh Steelers said offensive lineman John Rienstra, their No. 1 draft pick out of Temple, will miss Sunday's opener in Seattle because of acute gastritis.
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July 27, 1992 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Comebacking Eagles guard Mike Schad left practice after 20 minutes yesterday afternoon complaining of back spasms. Normally, that would not rate a headline. But Schad was sidelined all of last season with a degenerative disk condition in his lower back, so his discomfort merited concern. "I think he might have slept on it funny," coach Rich Kotite said. "He got up this morning and it was stiff. " "It's nothing," Schad said. "I just need a different bed. " CORNERBACK SIGNED The Eagles have signed free-agent cornerback Bobby Humphery, a seven-year NFL veteran fresh from a season with the World League's San Antonio Riders, to a one-year contract.
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September 25, 1990 | By Dave Caldwell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mike Schad's two favorite plays from Sunday's 27-21 Eagles win appear at the end of the last reel of the game film. They are known to the Eagles as Victory Plays. In each, quarterback Randall Cunningham took the snap, took one step back and kneeled to the turf, surrounded by a security force of linemen and offensive backs. For the Eagles' much-maligned offensive line, there was no sweeter reward for an effective afternoon of hard work against the Los Angeles Rams than not just one Victory Play, but two. The plays also were vindication for a rebuilt unit that often has been regarded as one of the Eagles' weakest.
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February 16, 1993 | By Glen Macnow, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It isn't just Reggie White who is wondering what the Eagles are up to. In the coming days, the club must make contract offers - or lose the rights - to 19 of its unsigned players. So far, the Eagles have been strangely silent. Like many NFL clubs, they are trying to figure their next move as the new free-agent system is ushered in. "I haven't heard anything," said Wes Hopkins, the veteran safety who stands to become a free agent. "They called me a few weeks ago to see if I planned to retire or come back.
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July 10, 1991 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Eagles legal counsel Bob Wallace and Marvin Demoff, the agent for No. 1 pick Antone Davis, met for first time yesterday. Progress was made, according to Wallace. Wallace flew to St. Louis to meet with Jim Steiner, the agent for starting left guard Mike Schad and running back Chuck Weatherspoon, a ninth-round draft pick. Demoff flew from Chicago to St. Louis to meet with Wallace and open negotiations on the tackle. "I've always felt that one good face-to-face meeting is worth five phone calls," Wallace said from St. Louis.
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February 12, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before the rules that made kickoffs safer, before NFL guidelines about sitting players who have suffered concussions, before defenseless receiver became a part of the Sunday conversation, offensive lineman Mike Schad remembers getting knocked unconscious while blocking as part of the wedge for the Los Angeles Rams' kick-return team. "Before they made all those changes I got ear-holed," said Schad, who would go on to play with the Eagles from 1989 to 1993. "Next thing you know, I'm sitting on the sideline.
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September 22, 2000 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple's assistant coach, Mike Schad, was in his offensive linemen's faces during seven-on-seven drills at practice one day this week. "Come on!" he exhorted. "Let's get tough in there. " Schad, a former Eagle who played on the offensive line during a nine-year NFL career, is trying to whip his nicked and banged-up group into a cohesive unit. While the much-improved play of Temple's defensive line has been key to the team's being ranked No. 4 nationally in total defense, the Owls who play on the other side of the ball still need consistency in personnel and performance.
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August 11, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Dan Reeves ended his quarterback controversy as far away from the New York media hordes as he could. In Berlin for an exhibition with San Diego, he announced that Dave Brown will be the Giants' No. 1 quarterback to start the season. Their opener is Sept. 4 against the Eagles. His announcement put an early end to the duel between Brown and Kent Graham for the right to succeed Phil Simms as the team's quarterback and probably went the way the team hoped it would. The Giants had more invested in Brown, a No. 1 pick in the supplemental draft two years ago, than Graham, an eighth- round pick the same year.
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August 10, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
The Los Angeles Rams have issued an extensive "wish list" of assurances they would like to have from representatives of two groups trying to lure the team to St. Louis, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis County Executive George Westfall, who is serving as the pointman of one of the groups, said the Rams sent a list of requests that included "about $20 (million) to $40 million" in monetary issues, and expressed their concerns over the still-unsettled lease of the domed stadium under construction in downtown St. Louis.
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June 4, 1994 | By S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a major payroll-trimming move yesterday, the Eagles cut loose 11 free- agent veterans, including three key role-players on the offensive line and Andre Waters. But the popular strong safety could be back if he accepts a huge pay cut. The Eagles also tendered qualifying offers to three unrestricted free agents - safety Rich Miano and offensive linemen Tom McHale and Eric Floyd - retaining exclusive negotiating rights to all three if they are not signed by another club by July 15. They also tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free-agent Mike Flores, retaining exclusive negotiating rights to the defensive end. The three offensive linemen cut were Brian Baldinger, Ron Hallstrom and Mike Schad, who made a combined 25 starts on the Eagles' injury-plagued offensive line last season.
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December 28, 1993 | By S. A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With the 28-m.p.h. wind billowing his confidence, Steve Walsh completed a 52-yard pass to set up Brad Muster's third-quarter touchdown. It cut the Eagles' lead to five points and took the steam out of the Veterans Stadium crowd. And, all of a sudden, the Eagles were staring at disaster - a New Orleans comeback and playoff hopes squashed by the only NFL quarterback with more career interceptions than touchdown passes. The mission, then, was simple: Deny Walsh and New Orleans the wind at their backs for the remaining 6 minutes, 54 seconds of the third quarter.
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December 3, 1993 | By S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Many Eagles players and their agents said yesterday that it shouldn't have taken a visit by George Toma to figure out that the Veterans Stadium AstroTurf is unsafe at any speed. Brian Baldinger, an offensive lineman with 12 years in pro football, said players have known for a long time that the field is a menace. "I can't believe it has taken them that long to figure out that that stuff out there is unsafe," he said. "We don't even like to go out there and do our walk-throughs.
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November 16, 1993 | By Gwen Knapp, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles guard Mike Schad partially tore a ligament in his right knee on Sunday, he said yesterday, and team trainer Otho Davis said Schad is expected to miss this week's game against the New York Giants at Veterans Stadium. Schad said the knee was injured when a Miami Dolphin fell on it during the third quarter of the Eagles' 19-14 loss. He returned in the fourth quarter. "It felt loose," Schad said of the knee. Schad should be able to play most of the team's remaining games, Davis said, if his damaged medial collateral ligament responds properly to physical therapy.
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September 17, 1993 | By S. A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Randall Cunningham figures it's worth paying linemen some pocket money to get some pocket protection. So Cunningham, who was sacked 64 times last season, is giving each lineman $500 every game he does not get sacked. Cunningham's already in for $3,000 - the reward for a sackless game in the home opener against Phoenix. That may not be pocket change to you. But for a big-bucks quarterback such as Cunningham, who makes about $156,000 per week, it's what Philly politicians like to call WAM - Walking Around Money.
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September 11, 1993 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
A trip down offensive line row in the Eagles' locker room is a walking tour of head trainer Otho Davis's medical supply cabinet. Starting at stall one, there is right guard Eric Floyd, wearing about 6 feet of tape and an Ace bandage around his pulled right hamstring. Next door sits right tackle Antone Davis, the only Eagles' offensive line starter deemed close to 100 percent healthy. Davis's body, without tape, gauze, wraps or ice packs, is the exception this week. Two stalls up, left tackle Broderick Thompson has spent the week cracking on his injured buddies, but his sore big toe keeps him included among the walking wounded.
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