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September 13, 2011
   Which quarterback would you rather have on your team this weekend?    Former Eagle Kevin Kolb got off to a good start with his new team, the Arizona Cardinals, and Eagles starter Michael Vick earned a victory. Only former Eagle Donovan McNabb struggled with his new team, the Minnesota Vikings.    Here is a look at how Kolb, Vick and McNabb compare after the first week of the season: Rk Player    Comp-Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Lng 20+ Sck Rate 3 Kevin Kolb         18-27 66.7 309 11.4 2 0 70T 6 2 130.0 17 Michael Vick      14-32 43.8 187 5.8 2 0 41 4 3 83.7 28 Donovan McNabb     7-15 46.7 39 2.6 1 1 12 0 2 47.9
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November 9, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Every generation, it seems, laments what is to become of the one that follows, and sometimes it does so with justification. For proof, we offer the state of NFL quarterbacks. The best ones, with a few exceptions, are all in their 30s. There is, in fact, an epidemic of bad among the 20-somethings, with the Eagles' Sam Bradford, 27, at the very bottom, according to ESPN's system for ranking signal-callers. Instead of simply calculating passing numbers, which is how a standard rating is figured, ESPN's quarterback ratings take a more detailed look at game situations.
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September 8, 1991 | By Glen Macnow, Inquirer Staff Writer
The season is just under way and the quarterbacks-on-crutches parade has already begun. Last week's victims were the Eagles' Randall Cunningham and Seattle's David Krieg. Pittsburgh's Bubby Brister sustained a concussion, but will return today. Four teams (including San Francisco and Phoenix, whose quarterbacks were injured before the season started) are already down to their second-string passers. With Pat Ryan's career resuscitated, can Guido Merkens be far behind? The trend is nothing new. Last year, six contending teams went into the playoff stretch without their regular quarterback.
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September 22, 2008 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Old quarterbacks, young quarterbacks, and Philadelphia-area quarterbacks were the story in Week 3 of the NFL season. Love the locals. Penn Charter graduate Matt Ryan threw a 70-yard touchdown pass for the Atlanta Falcons in their win over Kansas City. Audubon High's Joe Flacco passed for just 129 yards but led a Baltimore offense that held the ball for nearly 38 minutes in the Ravens' win over Cleveland. Good, and not so good. Rookie Steve Slaton, the former Conwell-Egan High star, experienced a tale of two halves for Houston.
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April 24, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
It's not exactly 1983, when six quarterbacks were taken in the first round. But the 1995 draft is becoming the year of the quarterback in its own way. Four more quarterbacks - Rob Johnson, of Southern Cal; Chad May, of Kansas State; Dave Barr, of California; and Steve Stenstrom, of Stanford - were taken in the fourth round as the draft resumed yesterday. Alabama's Jay Barker in the fifth. Jerry Colquitt, of Tennessee, and Craig Whelihan, of Pacific, went in the sixth. And John Walsh, of Brigham Young, was taken in the seventh and final round, one that ended with Carolina taking Michael Reed, a defensive back from Boston College.
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September 10, 1988 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was a time not long ago in Eastern college football when there was no balance of power to shift. Penn State, with an occasional scare from Pitt, was The Beast of the East for so long that the Eastern football landscape looked like something from one of those old Japanese monster films, with a Nittany Lion playing the part of Godzilla. Clearly, that is no longer the case. And a major reason is that some wise coaches have decided that a sound way to counteract State's traditionally repressive defense is to add another dimension to their offense.
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August 26, 2010 | By ED BARKOWITZ Fantasy football: Scouting the quarterbacks By ED BARKOWITZ, fantasyfootball@phillynews.com
Sam Bradford, Rams: No thanks. Ditto for the other rookie quarterbacks out there. Tom Brady, Patriots: Says he wants to play another 10 years. Even if she is a supermodel, married life will do that to you. Drew Brees, Saints: That Week 1 opener against Brett Favre and the Vikings should get the fantasy season off to a flying start. First one to 40 wins. Jason Campbell, Raiders: Campbell is an upgrade at quarterback over JaMarcus Russell. But, then again, Naomi Campbell would be an improvement for the Raiders.
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September 26, 2012 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Every year, we're surprised by a handful of players who emerge from obscurity to become instant fantasy heroes. We're equally shocked when "can't miss" studs turn into duds overnight. (I'm looking at you, Chris Johnson.) But I can't remember a time when an entire position seems to have been flipped upside down. Sure, we're only three weeks into the 2012 season, but what in the name of Johnny Unitas is going on with the quarterbacks? Tom Brady has thrown half as many touchdown passes as Ryan Fitzpatrick.
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August 10, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
C hris Wilson has scraped and primed the walls, but the new defensive line coach for the Eagles has just begun to paint. Wilson is teaching not only a new scheme, one that is the opposite of predecessor Jerry Azzinaro's 3-4 base front, he's changing the defensive line's mentality from reactive to aggressive. He's had to strip the players down and build them back up. And that takes time. That takes repetition. "When you're going to change mentality, you change foundations," Wilson said on Monday.
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August 6, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Everything is new with the Penn State offense as it begins preparations for the 2016 football season. A new offensive coordinator has installed a new system to replace the one that had the Nittany Lions at or near the bottom of the Big Ten offensive statistics for the last two seasons. Now the question is: Which new quarterback will direct this offense implemented by the new coordinator, former Fordham head coach Joe Moorhead? Christian Hackenberg is gone to the NFL, and his replacement will come from his backups for the last two seasons - redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley and redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens.
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July 8, 2016
Former La Salle High School quarterback Kyle Shurmur is to be the clear-cut No. 1 quarterback at Vanderbilt this season. In a story by the Tennessean , coach Derek Mason made it clear: "I want to just say this: We have a clear-cut one and a clear-cut two," Mason said. "Kyle Shurmur is my clear-cut starter. " According to the Tennessean, "Shurmur's role as the No. 1 quarterback has been assumed since he started five of the last six games as a true freshman last season. And his place seemed almost cemented when Mason said, 'I believe Vanderbilt has found a quarterback in Kyle Shurmur,' following a season-finale loss to Tennessee, when the freshman passed for a career-high 209 yards and three TD passes - the most by any Vanderbilt quarterback in more than a year.
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June 18, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Fletcher Cox received a message this week from a teacher in his hometown of Yazoo City, Miss. The teacher assigned her students to write what they wanted to be when they were older. Six wrote "Fletcher Cox. " "You get a lot of kids back home that's like that, and it's a lot of kids that look up to me," Cox said. "I look at it as this is where I came from. And I try to put it through so many young kids' heads that you can make it out of Yazoo City. I tell them if you have the 'want to.' You have to have a plan.
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May 21, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
During the first few minutes of the Eagles' rookie minicamp practice last Friday, Doug Pederson did what everyone expected him to do. No, he did not rock to the gentle groove of the Ghost Town DJs' "My Boo," the first song to play at Pederson's first practice as the Eagles' head coach. Instead, he focused his attention entirely on quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Everett Golson, crossing his arms and eyeballing them as they went through a series of elementary drills: dropping back, pantomiming handoffs and play-action passes, tossing the football to a nearby member of the coaching staff.
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May 19, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
Chase Daniel is, quite literally, the quarterback in the middle of Sam Bradford and Carson Wentz, at least in the locker room. He's sandwiched in between the current starter and the presumptive future starter on the depth chart. His locker stall splits the two, with Bradford to his left and Wentz to his right. Daniel is the forgotten figure in the Eagles' quarterback drama, and yet, his role may be just as essential over the next two years. The veteran is to be Bradford's backup, Wentz's teacher, and quite possibly, the stopgap starter if one of several variables were to happen.
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May 2, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles, through their long and somewhat tortured history, have been familiar with strange situations at the quarterback position. It is that spot on the football depth chart where otherwise reliable decision-makers - including coaches, team executives, and the players themselves - come up with some head-scratching stuff, and never more than when a team is about to switch from one savior to the next. Just recently, the handoff from Michael Vick to Nick Foles was messy; as was the one from Donovan McNabb to Kevin Kolb; and, reaching further back, who else but Buddy Ryan could have used three quarterbacks in the same series (Ron Jaworski, Randall Cunningham, and Matt Cavanaugh in 1986)
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April 22, 2016 | By Jeff Mclane, STAFF WRITER
On Second Thought    Only seven quarterbacks have been chosen with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft since the 1970 NFL merger. The Eagles, after pulling off a blockbuster trade with the Browns on Wednesday, will make it eight next Thursday. It will be the second time for the franchise after it selected Donovan McNabb in 1999.    Howie Roseman didn't tip his hand as to whether the Eagles will choose Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, but all signs point to the former with the Rams reportedly set to take Goff at No. 1. Either way, quarterbacks will be taken with the first two picks for the sixth time since 1970.
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April 18, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - If you went strictly by the statistics he racked up in the Blue-White Game at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Trace McSorley would be far and away the No. 1 quarterback for Penn State entering training camp in August. McSorley, a redshirt sophomore, ran the Nittany Lions' new up-tempo, no-huddle offense to near perfection, completing 23 of 27 passes for 281 yards and four touchdowns to lift the Blue team to a 37-0 victory over the White before a crowd estimated at 65,000.
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March 18, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, STAFF WRITER
YOU KNOW the old saying: You can never be too rich, or have too many capable quarterbacks. Howie Roseman opened the vault and gave rookie head coach Doug Pederson his two preferred passers. Sam Bradford agreed to a 2-year, $36 million contract. Chase Daniel, the backup in Kansas City when Pederson was the coordinator, signed for 3 years and $21 million. With that sort of investment in two healthy veterans, the Eagles should just sign, oh, Josh Freeman and be done with it. Right?
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