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August 9, 2010 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Quintin Mikell's off-season of clarity could be a lesson for wide receiver DeSean Jackson or for anyone that feels underpaid or underappreciated. The Eagles safety, disgruntled about his contract last season, said he let the situation affect his performance on the field. "I realized at the end of the day you can't control none of that stuff," Mikell said Sunday at training camp. "All we can control is what we put on the field, and I've come to peace with that.
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January 6, 2007 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's been quite a week for Eagles safety and special-teams standout Quintin Mikell. The Eagles leader with 35 special teams tackles, Mikell was named to Dr. Z's all-pro team in Sports Illustrated as a special-teams performer. Mikell graduated from Boise State, which scored a dramatic 43-42 overtime win over Oklahoma in Monday's Fiesta Bowl. Now, the fourth-year safety is preparing to play in his sixth career playoff game in tomorrow's wild-card matchup against the New York Giants.
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August 19, 2007 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The level of angst is always directly proportionate to the quality of the player. When quarterback Donovan McNabb goes down with an injury, there's a natural tendency among the inhabitants of Eagles Nation to dismiss the season as lost. We know from experience that the Eagles can survive, even thrive, without their franchise quarterback, but panic would no doubt set in again if McNabb went down this season. And what about the Eagles' six-time Pro Bowl safety and undeniable defensive leader?
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September 13, 2010
On a day overflowing with bad decisions, the most serious had nothing to do with roster moves or football strategy. The Eagles got very lucky with Kevin Kolb and Stewart Bradley on Sunday. If either of them had taken a hit after returning to the game despite concussions, the Eagles' coaches and medical staff could be answering some much tougher questions today than whether Michael Vick will start at quarterback next week. First Kolb, then Bradley left the game after taking blows to the head in the second quarter.
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August 11, 2009
  First live play of the morning, Donovan McNabb checked down to Shady McCoy for a dumpoff, McCoy with plenty of room to ramble, but McNabb missed him, setting the tone for an off-key workout. Asante Samuel dropped a McNabb pick. Quintin Mikell broke up a bomb intended for Jeremy Maclin. Sheldon Brown fell awkwardly after going up with Maclin for a jump ball. Brown was shaken up but returned to practice. Ellis Hobbs tipped away a goal-line-drill pass from McNabb to Maclin that might have been underthrown.
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October 13, 2008 | by Paul Domowitch
Paul Domowitch's Report Card on the Eagles-49ers game: RUSHING OFFENSE: Correll Buckhalter did an impressive job in place of injured Brian Westbrook. He rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown. Had 61 yards on 10 carries in the second half. And that doesn't include his 7-catch, 85-yard contribution as a receiver. Grade: B-plus PASSING OFFENSE: Relying heavily on DeSean Jackson and Correll Buckhalter, Donovan McNabb threw for 280 yards and 2 touchdowns. For the third time in six games, he wasn't sacked.
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December 22, 2008 | by Paul Vigna
What we're talking about after the Eagles' loss to the Redskins: All those drops: The Eagles had costly drops on both sides of the ball. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson and tight end L.J. Smith dropped at least a half-dozen balls between them, and defensive backs Asante Samuel and Quintin Mikell both dropped golden interception opportunities that could have altered the course of the game. Why won't Donovan run?: With the Redskins playing a lot of man coverage against the Eagles, Donovan McNabb had numerous opportunities to pick up important yardage with his legs.
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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.
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February 26, 2009 | by Paul Domowitch
The Eagles have lots of salary-cap room and Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch has lots of suggestions on how they could spend some of it when the free-agency signing period gets under way. Here are six players he thinks would make them a better football team: Jason Brown, C, Ravens: Yeah, they have more pressing problems at tackle. But Brown is head and shoulders better than Jamaal Jackson. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR, Bengals: Anquan Boldin is a bigger difference-maker, but there's no guarantee the Cardinals ever are going to trade him. With DeSean Jackson, Kevin Curtis and Houshmandzadeh, Donovan McNabb would have one of the league's better wide-receiving trios at his disposal.
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October 23, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
First there were Quintin Mikell and Sean Jones in Sean McDermott's Jim Johnson-cloned defense. Then there were Mikell and Nate Allen. Then Allen and Kurt Coleman for two years behind the "wide nine. " Then Allen and Patrick Chung in Bill Davis' completely new scheme. And then Allen and Malcolm Jenkins last year. Interspersed as starters in that six-year span have been Macho Harris, Colt Anderson, Jarrad Page, Jaiquawn Jarrett, David Sims and Earl Wolff. It's been seven years since the Eagles and Brian Dawkins parted ways, and for the first time since his departure, the team has two more than competent safeties and a scheme that matches their skill sets.
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March 12, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
There are free-agent safeties for the taking, and the Eagles are expected to take a plunge into those waters, but they won't dive in at the expense of being taken. Free agency opens at 4 p.m. Tuesday, but after the first two days of a three-day window to negotiate with player representatives, the Eagles have yet to be linked to one particular safety. Jairus Byrd, formerly of the Bills, will likely set the market, but if his contract demands drop, would the Eagles be interested?
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August 27, 2013 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Columnist
JACKSONVILLE - I went back to the Marriott Sawgrass Hotel this past weekend for two reasons. They had a really cheap rate, for a resort hotel (hey, Florida in August, they should pay you to go there), and because this was the team hotel for Super Bowl XXXIX. The Eagles allowed a small group of beat writers to stay with them, chronicling the week that ended up being the high-water mark of the Andy Reid-Donovan McNabb era. If I was looking for ghosts from February 2005, I didn't find any. The hotel is in the process of a big renovation (another reason for the rate)
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April 29, 2012
Donovan McNabb has spent the last couple of weeks telling anyone listening that he belongs in the Hall of Fame, and while he was at it, to take the time to discredit a couple of his contemporaries who have already made the Hall. A couple of days ago, when presented with the possibility that he might go to the Hall of Fame, Brian Dawkins got choked up. And therein lies the difference between an Eagles player universally accepted by the fans as one of their all-time favorites, and another who will forever be on the outside looking in. Brian Dawkins officially retired last week from the National Football League.
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April 24, 2012 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
IN BRIAN DAWKINS' prime, the most rare part of his hybrid game might have been that amazing, shark-on-the-hunt deep-coverage skill, the way Dawk could adjust, arriving just in time to help a teammate, even if he'd been in another quadrant of the field when the ball left the quarterback's hands. But that isn't what Eagles fans will remember when they tell tales of No. 20 to their grandchildren on some far-off day, when Lincoln Financial Field is awaiting the wrecking ball and all the images from the Andy Reid era look impossibly dated and quaint.
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April 19, 2012
IN THE WEEKS and months leading up to the April draft, every NFL team puts together a "board" that ranks all of the eligible players by the overall grade given them by that team's scouts, coaches and personnel executives in predraft meetings. Teams will tell you that they try to stay true to that board on draft day. If they own the 15th pick in the first round, as the Eagles do this year, their plan generally is to take the highest-rated unclaimed player on their board, regardless of position.
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March 4, 2012
The Eagles are deep at cornerback, need to upgrade at linebacker and should get younger on the defensive line. But what about at safety, where the directive is much less clear? For that answer look to Nate Allen. The Eagles, before they launch their plans at the position, must gauge their confidence in the third-year safety for next season. Do they believe in the Allen that aggressively made tackles all over the field at Buffalo and finished last season on the upswing?
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December 13, 2011 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
Now that Andy Reid has given us a preview of his sales pitch, the only question left is whether Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie will buy it on Jan. 2. That is the day after the Eagles' season ends, the day Reid usually unveils his rationalizations and, not incidentally, the day Lurie presumably will begin reviewing his employees' performances in 2011. Whether he is looking at a record of 6-10, 7-9, or 8-8 won't matter as much as whether he accepts Reid's attempt to spin that record.
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October 17, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here are some observations and ruminations about the Eagles' victory over the Redskins:   LANDOVER, Md. - It took six games, but the Eagles defense had its first big hit of the season when cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha clobbered Redskins tight end Chris Cooley after Cooley caught a screen pass. All season long, the defense has lacked the intimidation factor. But Asomugha brought it on that play. Cooley went to the locker room and returned to the game briefly before leaving for good with a hand injury.
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October 6, 2011
NOW, IN THE WAKE of three blown second-half leads, the Eagles miss safety Quintin Mikell's stinging tongue as much as they miss his punishing hits. Veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins can fill the leadership void. In 2009, Mikell replaced safety Brian Dawkins as the defense's leader. Dawkins led the defense for a decade. He inherited the job from cornerback Troy Vincent, who got it from Mike Zordich, who followed Seth Joyner . . . The point is, the defense always had someone to hold players accountable.
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