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January 19, 2011
NOTE TO the next Eagles' defensive coordinator: If you trip and fall around your players next summer, get up quickly. Otherwise you're likely to be on the bottom of a big pile. Maybe it's just Rex-envy, but don't the playoff-eliminated mouths seem noisier than usual this January? Quintin Mikell, Trent Cole, Ellis Hobbs, Jeremiah Trotter all got their licks in on Sean McDermott over the last few days. Wait, Jeremiah Trotter? A qualifier: I'm not sure Mikell was piling on McDermott, or piling on those who made his job more difficult than it needed to be. Same with Hobbs.
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January 13, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kurt Coleman knows the drill for the first off-season of his NFL career. "I have to get bigger, faster, stronger, and learn to understand the game a little more," Coleman said. The Eagles' rookie safety might have been speaking for all of the team's young players. They gained some experience this season, but their development could be the key to the team's future. "We were able to play young players who were able to get experience," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "Some of those young guys are going to be leaders on this team.
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January 11, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Quintin Mikell's voice caught in his throat, his eyes filled. A tear spilled out. Mikell, an eight-year veteran who rose from undrafted free agent to special-teams contributor to starting safety, defensive leader and mentor in the secondary, may have just played his last game with the team that gave him his first shot, the only one he has ever played for. He fought to contain his emotions when talking to reporters Monday. "It's tough because it's all I've known since I've been in the league.
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January 11, 2011 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
LIKE HIS MENTOR, Brian Dawkins, Quintin Mikell loves this city. He loves the Eagles. Like his mentor, Mikell's emotions got the better of him when he considered he might have played his final game for both. A tear formed in Mikell's left eye, then in his right, when asked about his immediate future as a free agent in a league facing a lockout. "That's not something I really want to think about right now," he said. "It is what it is. Hopefully, it gets worked out. And we'll go from there.
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January 10, 2011 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was still time. Those were Quintin Mikell's words in early December about the problem that wouldn't go away, the continuing Eagles' failure to stop anybody in the red zone. "We've still got a lot of time left," Mikell said back then. Sunday night, Mikell had an update: "It came back to bite us. " It should be news to no one after Sunday's 21-16 loss to Green Bay in an NFC first-round playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field that the Eagles had the worst red-zone defense in the NFL this year - allowing opponents to score at a historically easy rate, on 97.7 percent of their possessions on either a touchdown or a field goal.
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January 10, 2011 | By Paul Domowitch
Same story, different verse for the Eagles' defense yesterday. The same problems that have been plaguing Sean McDermott's young unit most of the season, plagued the Eagles again in their season-ending, 21-16, wild-card loss to the Packers at the Linc. More red-zone futility. More third-down woes. More trouble getting a consistent pass rush on the quarterback. "All year, it's been the same story," said safety Quintin Mikell. "When we play confident and when we attack and we're not thinking, we can play with anybody.
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January 10, 2011 | By John Gonzalez, Inquirer Columnist
The game-day media packets are full of all sorts of random information. Included in Sunday's wild-card offering was a section called "behind the scenes with Big Red. " It listed, among other things, Andy Reid's favorite flick. After another disappointing playoff loss, after another season where the Eagles got our hopes up once more only to crush them yet again in abject fashion, it's all too fitting that Reid is a fan of The Sting . The title of the film pretty much sums up what Birds fans feel today - and following almost every season.
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January 10, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari and Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Right tackle Winston Justice found himself on the bench for the most critical stretch of the Eagles' wild-card playoff game Sunday, benched after drawing three penalties on two plays late in the third quarter. The flags pushed the Eagles back 15 yards after they started with good field position, first down on their own 46-yard line. "We had a couple penalties, and so I thought a little change might help," coach Andy Reid said after the game. Justice sat alone on the bench as King Dunlap went in at right tackle.
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January 9, 2011 | By John Gonzalez, Inquirer Columnist
Quintin Mikell saw it coming. Before the cameras started rolling and the microphones started recording, before the first notes were jotted down, and well before any questions were asked, he told the reporters packed in tight around his NovaCare Complex locker to wait. Mikell turned his back on the media horde - something the cautious would advise against - and paused. Then he put on a hat. The multitoned cap he selected wasn't fancy or expensive, but it was unique. It was stamped with the Eagles' logo, along with "2010 NFC East Division Champions.
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January 7, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
If this is the year the Eagles finally win a Super Bowl, the defense will have to make history. That's because no team has won the title after allowing as many points in the regular season as these Eagles, who gave up an average of 23.6 per game. In fact, only one team has even reached the Super Bowl while surrendering as many; the 2008 Cardinals yielded an average of 26.6 per game and made it to the show but lost when they couldn't stop a late Steelers drive. The 2006 Colts gave up an average of 22.5 points per game in the regular season and still took home the title.
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