January 27, 2013
(Re: "A Gamble on Chip: Eagles take risk hiring coach without NFL experience," Jan. 20) I'm pretty sure that having no NFL experience has little to do with one's potential to motivate players. Everything I've read about this guy says he's got a great football mind. Let's see what he amounts to before passing judgment. ChiTownTiger, Philly.com/Sports
January 2, 2013
CANDIDATES Here is a look at the announced candidates for the Eagles' head-coaching job: * MIKE NOLAN Current job: First season as Falcons defensive coordinator NFL experience: Head coach of 49ers from 2005-08; 18-37 record. Has coached in NFL since 1987. Defensive coordinator for Ravens, Jets, Redskins, Giants, Broncos and Dolphins and linebackers coach for Broncos. Notes: Son of former 49ers and Saints head coach Dick Nolan. Mike Nolan wore a suit and tie during games as a tribute to his father . . . Graduate of Oregon . . . 53 years old. * DIRK KOETTER Current job: First season as Falcons offensive coordinator NFL experience: Jaguars offensive coordinator, 2007-11.
July 23, 2011 |
According to the AFL standings, last night's Soul-Pittsburgh game, which the Power won, 61-48, was meaningless. For Donovan Morgan, though, it was an opportunity to put more of his work on video for whenever the NFL resumes. Everything was going well until disaster struck with 4 minutes left and the Soul's star wide receiver was left crumpled in the end zone. "It was a corner route and when I came out of the corner and tried to adjust to the ball, my foot got caught under the boards and it twisted three times or whatever," said Morgan, visibly and understandably shaken.
November 16, 2010 |
LANDOVER, Md. - Max Jean-Gilles ' surprise attendance at Saturday's practice, just six days after he suffered a concussion against the Colts, left open the question of who would start at right guard Monday night. But when lineups were announced, Nick Cole was the starter. It was his first start since Week 3, when he aggravated a knee injury. Jean-Gilles started the next week and had held down the spot until his concussion - the sixth head injury for the Eagles this season. Jean-Gilles was the only reserve guard Monday night.
September 6, 2010
Here is the Eagles' offensive line at a glance: The line's anchor is trying to return to competition less than nine months after tearing an ACL. When healthy, he is a stabilizing presence. But can he return to top form so quickly? A Pro Bowler in 2009, he can be a force when focused but a penalty machine when he's not. He's solid but sometimes is pushed around on the line. He's one of the team's best linemen, but his left foot injury was enough of a concern to keep him out most of training camp.
June 4, 2010
IN YOUTH-OBSESSED Eagleland, it's never a good thing to be the oldest guy in the room, because it usually means you're going to be the next one out the door. With the offseason exoduses of Donovan McNabb and Darren Howard, the bull's-eye now is on Juqua Parker's back. The defensive end turned 32 last month, which makes him the oldest non-kicker on the team's peach-fuzzed roster at the moment. But Parker hardly is sitting around waiting for a pink slip. "Ah, age ain't nothing but a number," he said yesterday after the Eagles finished a full-squad OTA under a broiling June sun. "I'm just trying to be a leader, man. Trying to show these young guys how to do it. " There are kids, kids everywhere at One NovaCare Way these days.
February 4, 2010 |
The Eagles' quest for their first NFL title in nearly a half century came up short again this season, prompting angry debates among the fans on what had to happen for the team to land the elusive Lombardi Trophy. Here in South Florida - home to this year's Pro Bowl and Super Bowl - there is never a shortage of opinions on any NFL subject, and questions about how to help the Eagles have elicited interesting answers in the last few days. "They don't need my advice, but I would say run the ball," said former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins, who played in his eighth career Pro Bowl on Sunday, his first as a Denver Bronco.
August 24, 2009 |
The Carolina Panthers entered training camp with a new defensive coordinator, a more aggressive scheme and plenty of motivation in the locker room to erase memories of their late-season slide in 2008. Halfway through the preseason, injuries are derailing their plans. Jon Beason, Carolina's middle linebacker, leading tackler and defensive leader, is the latest concern. He left Saturday's exhibition loss to Miami with a left knee injury. Unlike the torn Achilles' tendon suffered by defensive tackle Maake Kemoeatu in training camp, Beason insisted after the game he had not suffered a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament.
August 23, 2009
From: Gonzalez, John Last year, the NFL put out a fan code of conduct and encouraged people to inform on their fellow fans via secret texts to stadium security. This year, the NFL has targeted tailgating. According to USA Today, in addition to making recommendations about the serving sizes of beer inside stadiums, the league has asked all 32 teams to prevent tailgating from starting more than three hours before kickoff. That sound you hear is the gasp of every Eagles fan who likes to show up for a Monday Night Football game around dawn.
April 25, 2009 |
Predicting what the Eagles will do in the NFL draft has never been easy. By the end of today, they could have traded up for Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno, kept the 21st pick and taken Oklahoma State tight end Brandon Pettigrew, or done something none of us could see coming. There is one thing, however, that is predictable about every Eagles draft. The man on the other end of the phone in New York telling the NFL whom the Eagles are going to select with each pick hasn't changed in 30 years.