August 6, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - James Franklin opened his first preseason camp as Penn State's head football coach yesterday, and unlike many summers in recent memory the Nittany Lions started practice devoid of competition for the starting quarterback position. Reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year Christian Hackenberg is not only PSU's clear-cut starter but as a sophomore could emerge as one of college football's best at the position. The former five-star recruit is looking to build on an impressive debut campaign in which he threw for 2,955 yards, completed 58.9 percent of his attempts and tossed 20 touchdowns to 10 interceptions while starting all 12 games for then-coach Bill O'Brien.
June 18, 2014 |
Bill Musgrave first met Chip Kelly in the spring of 2008, when Kelly was an intriguing offensive coordinator at Oregon who had spent only one year at college football's highest level. Musgrave's first exposure to Nick Foles came in January 2012, when Foles was a quarterback prospect at the Senior Bowl trying to boost his draft stock. Musgrave's career is now tied to both of them. The 46-year-old was hired as Eagles quarterbacks coach in January to replace Bill Lazor, who became the Dolphins' offensive coordinator.
March 28, 2014 |
ORLANDO, Fla. - Russell Wilson and Nick Foles are the two biggest bargains in pro football right now. Wilson, who helped the Seahawks win a Super Bowl last season, will count just $817,302 against his team's salary cap in 2014. Foles, who led the NFL in passing and had a plus-25 touchdowns-to-interceptions differential, will count just $770,880 against the Eagles' cap. Such is the beauty of having a young quarterback you found in the third round of the draft. "For a team like Seattle, it's a great situation," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.
February 22, 2014 |
INDIANAPOLIS - When Eagles coach Chip Kelly said after the season that the team would build around Nick Foles as the starting quarterback in 2014, he later added the qualifier that he is always looking for competition at the position. When general manager Howie Roseman continued to insist that the team is open to drafting a quarterback early in May's draft, it added to the perception that the team might not be totally sold on Foles. But on Thursday at the NFL scouting combine, Roseman wanted to make clear how much the Eagles value their 25-year-old quarterback.
January 29, 2014 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - The Eagles managed to make a ripple of Super Bowl-week news yesterday, finally announcing the hiring of Bill Musgrave as their quarterbacks coach, something that was widely reported last week. If you were hoping for something from Eagles coach Chip Kelly on why Musgrave is the new quarterbacks coach, though, you were out of luck. The announcement told us only where Musgrave has played and coached; it didn't even feature a quote from him about why this might be an appealing opportunity for the former Eagles offensive assistant (in 1998)
January 24, 2014 |
HERE'S A QUESTION for former Eagles quarterback Vince Young: Where did all the money go? Young, according to the Houston Chronicle , has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. According to his attorney, Young has assets between $500,001 and $1 million and liabilities between $1,000,001 and $10 million. It was only 2006 when Young was signed to a huge contract after the Titans selected him third overall in the NFL draft. He signed a $48.04 million deal with more than $25 million guaranteed.
January 22, 2014 |
The best compliment I can give former Eagle Mike Boryla after seeing The Disappearing Quarterback ? I would love to hang out in a bar with him. Boryla fills his highly enjoyable, attention-commanding world premiere at Plays and Players with stories: pregame rituals with barbaric linebackers; a weekend hanging with Hugh Hefner; a "long-haired hippie quarterback" picking up hitchhikers; capping a win streak by thrashing the Dallas Cowboys....
January 17, 2014 |
'I really don't think of this as a football play. " The statement sounds strange coming from Mike Boryla, a former pro-bowler who led the Eagles' offense from 1974-76 and titled his work The Disappearing Quarterback . However, according to Stanford standout Boryla, football serves only as a backdrop for his 75-minute work, which opens in its world premiere this weekend at Plays & Players Theatre. That backdrop includes stories, game recaps, and humorous episodes off the field culled from two decades in the sport, from third grade through high school, college and the NFL, until 1978, when the Eagles traded Boryla to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.