April 30, 2016 |
With 80 percent of the Delaware River navigation channel deepened to 45 feet, officials including Sen. Robert Casey (D., Pa.) and Mayor Kenney planned to tour Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia Friday afternoonand discuss how a deeper channel will keep Philadelphia competitive with other major ports. The dredging work that began in March 2010 should be completed by late 2017 between Philadelphia and the Atlantic Ocean. Sen. Casey announced in February that $55 million, the final chunk of federal funding to deepen 103 miles of the river from 40 feet to 45 feet, was in the Army Corps of Engineers' current work plan and in President Obama's proposed budget for next year.
October 30, 2015 |
Packers (-2.5) over BRONCOS Let's see: 6-0 vs. 6-0. No edge there . . . Both are teams coming off a bye week. No edge there . . . Denver's defense is No. 1 overall, allowing the fewest yards (281.3), while Green Bay is No. 1 in points allowed per game (16.8). No edge there . . . So it boils down to the QBs - Aaron Rodgers vs. Peyton Manning . Huge edge there, to Mr. Discount Double Check. Maybe a few years ago, the glaring edge would not have been such a big deal, but check the numbers.
September 4, 2015 |
THE EAGLES preseason has been punctuated by some in-your-face performances. Tim Tebow running for a touchdown to the delight of the crowd in the first game against the Colts. The tag-team interception by Nolan Carroll and Walter Thurmond against Joe Flacco and the Ravens. Kenjon Barner exploding for two punt-return touchdowns in the first two games, turning a little dunk pass into a 50-yard gain against Green Bay the other night. Then there were all those stuffed runs. And a secondary that appeared so improved, the head coach gave it a nickname: "Lactose intolerant.
September 1, 2015 |
THROW-BY-THROW DESCRIPTION GREEN BAY - Here is a description of each throw from Sam Bradford's 10-for-10, 121-yard, three-touchdown performance Saturday night at Lambeau Field. Several of the throws weren't especially long or difficult, but it was remarkable that none went over, behind, or in front of the intended receiver. Once, Jordan Matthews had to leave his feet to gather in a pass, but it seemed to have been thrown high to get it over the coverage. Bradford wasn't under a ton of pressure, but he did take a few hits.
August 31, 2015 |
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, and three starting offensive linemen did not have suited up for Green Bay's potent offense Saturday night. But for the first time this summer, the Packers had all 11 preferred starters on defense for their preseason game against the Eagles. And Green Bay couldn't wait to see how it fared against Chip Kelly's fastbreak offense. Afterward, the Packers were beaten, broken, and still trying to catch their breath. The Eagles scored touchdowns on all three of their possessions.
August 31, 2015 |
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Sam Bradford might not have been perfect, according to the folks who created the passer rating some 40-odd years ago, but his one quarter of play against the Green Bay Packers Saturday was without fault and the perfect way for the Eagles quarterback to head into the regular season. The Eagles have one more preseason game, against the New York Jets, but Bradford has nothing left to prove and likely will watch on Thursday even though he played only 34 snaps over two games.
August 28, 2015 |
Davante Adams, Packers: Figures to benefit most after Jordy Nelson ripped up his knee. Adams had 38-446-3 last year in the regular season, but is best remembered for 7-117-1 in the playoff win over Dallas. Nelson Agholor, Eagles: Average draft position in ESPN leagues is 83rd. Agholor is a WR4/5 with obvious high upside in Chip Kelly's offense. Keenan Allen, Chargers: Has cleaned up his diet - literally eschewing fried food for more salads. So at least he'll be hungry for a bounce-back season.
August 28, 2015 |
EAGLES RADIO VOICE Merrill Reese was disappointed when he entered the NovaCare media room yesterday and heard that Aaron Rodgers isn't expected to play when the Eagles visit Green Bay tomorrow night. Someone observed that Rodgers, 31, a two-time NFL MVP, probably doesn't need to play the Eagles in the preseason to get ready to lead the Packers into the games that count. "Yes, but I need him to play!" Reese joked. Like many fans and media observers, Reese had been looking forward to seeing how the Eagles' much-discussed defensive improvements would stack up, even in a meaningless game, against the NFC's top quarterback.
June 16, 2015 |
Loaded with mangoes, bananas, pineapples, and paper products, the Maersk Wakayama - a ship 176 yards long - docked at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia on Wednesday. For Holt Logistics Corp., which runs the Packer Avenue port, the Wakayama marks the start of much new business, worth millions of dollars and tens of thousands of man-hours. "You're probably looking at 50,000 additional container moves," with 104 vessels arriving each year, exulted Leo Holt, 50, president of Holt Logistics Inc. The Maersk Group, based in Denmark, will send two vessels a week to the Packer Avenue port through each of two SeaLand shipping lines.
January 16, 2015
IT MIGHT NOT have been Jack Youngblood on a broken leg in Super Bowl XIV, but it was something like it. Aaron Rodgers passed for 316 yards and three touchdowns and compiled a 125.4 passer rating in the Packers' divisional playoff win Sunday over the Cowboys. Unofficially, that is the best performance in NFL playoff history by a one-legged quarterback. Rodgers played with a torn muscle in his left calf. Tony Romo had a chance to validate his MVP candidacy over Rodgers' on Sunday.