September 8, 2009 |
Fourteen years ago, a rookie free safety broke into the Eagles' starting lineup a week after the season opener in Washington. Brian Dawkins replaced Eric Zomalt and for the next dozen years he was the Eagles' only opening-day starter at the position. Now, shockingly, another rookie has emerged as Dawkins' replacement. When the Eagles returned to practice yesterday to start preparations for Sunday's season opener against the Carolina Panthers, Victor "Macho" Harris lined up with the first-team defense.
January 19, 2009 |
Defensive struggles: A defense that had given up just 65 points in its last six games and hadn't allowed a touchdown pass in five games, gave up 24 first-half points and couldn't prevent a game-winning, 14-play scoring drive at the end. The kicker: Usually reliable David Akers missed a point-after and a 47-yard field-goal attempt and sent a kickoff out of bounds. Another missed comeback opportunity for McNabb: The Eagles quarterback brought his team back from a 24-6 halftime deficit, but couldn't engineer a game-winning drive at the end. Tough day for Quintin Demps: The rookie safety, who got his most reps of the season, got beat for a 62-yard touchdown by Larry Fitzgerald, and later was flagged for a late hit on Kurt Warner.
November 28, 2008 |
Rushing offense Brian Westbrook notched only his second 100-yard rushing performance of the season. Kyle Eckel got a standing ovation from the crowd when he converted the Eagles' first third-and-one opportunity. GRADE: A Passing offense Four days after getting benched, Donovan McNabb boun ced back in a big way, completing 69.2 percent of his passes and throwing for a season-high 4 touchdowns. And oh yeah. No interceptions. GRADE: A-PLUS Run defense The Eagles tackled Tim Hightower for losses on his first 2 runs.
September 7, 2010
The Eagles signed tight end Garrett Mills, safety Chip Vaughn, and wide receiver Jeremy Williams on Monday, giving them the maximum of eight players on their practice squad. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Mills was fourth-round pick by New England in 2006. He spent the last three seasons in Minnesota. He had seven catches for 91 yards in nine career games and spent a season on the practice squad. The addition of Mills means the Eagles probably have closed the book on Cornelius Ingram.
September 3, 2009 |
Records: Eagles 1-2; Jets 1-2 When: Tonight, 7 o'clock Where: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. TV: 6ABC, with Kevin Reilly, Herm Edwards, Hugh Douglas and Dave Spadaro Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM), WIP (610-AM), with Merrill Reese, Mike Quick and Howard Eskin Preseason history: The Jets lead the preseason series, 18-10. Next for Eagles: Regular-season opener at Carolina on Sept. 13 3 THINGS TO WATCH 1. Michael Vick: He's likely to play considerably more this week, and in a more conventional quarterback role, giving fans (and coaches)
March 20, 2009 |
Andy Reid said he still thinks the Eagles can win the Super Bowl, even without Brian Dawkins. "You can take the team we have today and go compete for a championship in the National Football League," the Eagles' coach said. "Now, you may have to move some people around to do some things there, and we have to get a little bit more depth at some positions, but with the people we have here, we know we can compete for a championship. " Reid's comments came during a discussion with an Eagles employee and were posted on the team's Web site yesterday.
September 14, 2009 |
UP NEXT Who: New Orleans at Eagles When: 1 p.m. Sunday Where: Lincoln Financial Field TV: Fox Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM), WIP (610-AM) Series history: Eagles lead, 16-10 (8-2 in Philadelphia) Last meeting: Eagles won, 38-23, on Dec. 23, 2007, in New Orleans INJURY REPORT -- Donovan McNabb, cracked rib. Injured after he scored a third-quarter touchdown on what appeared to be a late hit. Andy Reid would not rule out McNabb being available for next Sunday's game.
December 26, 2008 |
POSITION: Backup quarterback HEIGHT, WEIGHT: 6-3, 218 AGE: 24. BIRTHDATE: Aug. 24, 1984. HOMETOWN: Victoria, Texas COLLEGE: Houston YEARS PRO: 2 HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted by the Eagles in the second round (36th overall) in 2007. THIS YEAR: Has appeared in five games in relief of Donovan McNabb, with four interceptions in 34 attempts. NEXT YEAR: That's going to be the big question this offseason, isn't it? EARLY EXPOSURE: As a 5-year-old, Kevin would hang around the middle-school team coached by his father, Roy. "I was always in the locker room," Kolb said.
May 3, 2009 |
It's still Jim Johnson's defense. That was the message sent by Eagles coach Andy Reid at the NFL owners' meetings five weeks ago and confirmed by Johnson at this weekend's post-draft camp. Johnson, the only defensive coordinator to ever work for Reid, is simultaneously fighting the melanoma skin cancer that has attacked his back and devising plans for the 2009 Eagles defense. One of those plans is to replace the legendary Brian Dawkins with Quintin Demps at free safety, a somewhat surprising decision given that the Eagles signed free agent Sean Jones, an experienced starter at safety with the Cleveland Browns.