November 26, 2014 |
LAST YEAR, P.J. Walker became Temple's starting quarterback as a true freshman in the sixth game. And his presence made an impression. He passed for 20 touchdowns, with eight interceptions. He threw for four scores twice, including the season-ending 41-21 win at Memphis. If nothing else, his performance provided hope for the future. Now, another season is nearing a close. The Owls are 5-5, which is a three-victory improvement. If you'd told most observers in August this is where they'd be, few would have complained.
November 17, 2014
THE SOUL re-signed quarterback Dan Raudabaugh to a 2-year contract, the Daily News has learned from a league source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Raudabaugh, the team's offensive leader the last three seasons, represents the first key player to rejoin the club. He has an extensive relationship with head coach Clint Dolezel. Dolezel was re-signed in September, also for two seasons. The Soul went a disappointing 9-9 this past season and was eliminated by Cleveland in the first-round of the playoffs.
November 16, 2014 |
The Eagles worked out free-agent quarterbacks Terrelle Pryor and Thad Lewis last week, an NFL source said. Pryor, who spent his first three NFL seasons with the Raiders, was traded to the Seahawks in April and was released in August. The 6-foot-4, 233-pounder wants to continue to play quarterback, but he could have a better chance to land with a team as a wide receiver. The Eagles also worked out the 6-2, 220-pound Lewis, who has four seasons of NFL experience as a backup, in August.
November 14, 2014 |
After Friday practices at the University of Florida, some of the players who weren't quarterbacks would engage in a throwing contest to see who could most often hit the goalposts. Jaylen Watkins, having been a high school quarterback, partook and said he never lost. "I would beat everybody," Watkins, now a cornerback with the Eagles, said. "You can ask anyone that was there. " Eagles tight end Trey Burton, another Florida product and former high school quarterback, was there and he had a different version of events.
October 30, 2014
LA SALLE HIGH senior quarterback Kyle Shurmur was one of 45 players chosen from across the nation to play in the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. The East-West Showdown, sponsored by the United States Marine Corps, will be played Jan. 4 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. It will be shown live on Fox Sports 1. Shurmur, a 6-4, 220-pound Vanderbilt commit, currently leads the city in touchdown passes with 26 and passing yardage with 2,238. Shurmur, the son of Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, was also a second-team Daily News All-City selection as a junior.
October 28, 2014 |
This is the time of year when struggling teams often have quarterback controversies. Temple has dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season, but the Owls have no plans to make a change at QB. "I wouldn't expect that," said Owls coach Matt Rhule, who replaced starting quarterback P.J. Walker for a few series on Saturday with Connor Reilly during a 34-14 loss to Central Florida. "P.J. is our quarterback - he's going to play. If he gets banged up, we know Connor is there and he's prepared to go in there and play to the best of his ability.
October 17, 2014 |
BY THE TIME he's finished playing, Peyton Manning likely will hold every significant quarterback record imaginable. Well, except for Super Bowl wins. But this is not the time to bust Manning's hump for winning only one championship. Plus, the way the Broncos are rolling, he'll get some more chances. There is little question, however, that, as far as fantasy football goes, Manning is the greatest QB of all time. Dan Marino had some good seasons, so did Steve Young.
October 7, 2014 |
Late in Week 4, when starting quarterback Connor O'Keefe went down with an injury and backup Matt Szczypiorski was unavailable for the same reason, Central Bucks East had no choice but to hand the reins to an emergency signal-caller. With that, Jack Lamb, previously a full-time inside linebacker and part-time running back for the Patriots, went under center for the first time since he was an eighth-grader at Holicong Middle School. "I was a little bit rusty at first, but I'm improving with each week," the 6-foot, 200-pound junior said.
October 2, 2014 |
There's a pretty simple explanation for Nick Foles' erratic start to this season. The Eagles quarterback is throwing far more deep passes than he did last year - and far more than any other NFL quarterback this season - and he's having less success completing those attempts than he did last season. "I've definitely just tried to take some shots, try stretching them out a little bit," Foles said Tuesday. "I need to be a little bit more accurate. That's what I'm working on this week.
September 29, 2014 |
To understand just how good the Eagles have it at quarterback with Nick Foles as their starter and veteran Mark Sanchez as his backup, all you have to do is look around the NFL. First, let's head down to South Florida, where it's Week 4 and Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin arrived for work Monday unwilling to say who would start Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders in London. That announcement came from Ryan Tannehill, who had started the first three games of the season and played unimpressively enough that his coach had every reason to wonder about his ability to do the job. "I'm taking the first snap of the game," Tannehill told Dolphins reporters Wednesday.