December 24, 2012 |
LeSean McCoy would have been excused had he taken the Eagles' final two games off, but the running back was cleared to play after missing four games because of a concussion. During the week, McCoy had spoken about his desire to get back on the field, and he demonstrated his hunger in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. On a day when he didn't have much running room, McCoy rushed for 45 yards on 13 carries and caught nine passes for 77 yards.
October 12, 2012 |
FOR WHO? For what? Forever. Forever, Ricky Watters will live with his infamous dismissal, his implication that his health was more important than winning a football game. It is what many fans will remember, with disgust, on Sunday when he addresses them as an honorary captain before the Eagles play the Lions. It is ugly irony, then, that, forever, Watters will live with pain he suffers from carrying and catching footballs at Veterans Stadium, among other places; pain, from head to toe. "I got it all," he said.
December 12, 2011
With two touchdowns Sunday against the Dolphins, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy moved to within one touchdown of Steve Van Buren's team records of 18 touchdowns in a season and 15 rushing touchdowns in a season. Here are the lists: Most touchdowns in an Eagles season: Player Year TDs Van Buren 1945 18 McCoy 2011 17 Brian Westbrook 2008 14 Terrell Owens 2004 14 W. Montgomery 1979 14 Van Buren 1947 14 Most rushing touchdowns in an Eagles season: Player Year TDs Van Buren 1945 15 McCoy 2011 14 Ricky Watters 1996 13 Van Buren 1947 13
October 17, 2011
* With his second-quarter touchdown run, LeSean McCoy became the first Eagle to rush for at least one TD in each of the first six games of a season. He's the first player since Ricky Watters in 1995 to have at least one rushing TD in six straight games. The club record is eight by Steve Van Buren in 1947. * The Eagles still have not scored on their first possession this season. They did it eight times last year. * The Eagles had a plus-two turnover ratio yesterday. It was the first time this season they've won a turnover battle, reducing their season turnover ratio to minus-8.
January 18, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - Bring up Jameel Poteat in conversation and Eagles running back LeSean McCoy breaks into an ear-to-ear smile. "Hey," McCoy exclaimed one day in the Eagles locker room. "He is a heck of a player. He is the next big thing. " McCoy knows whereof he speaks. Not long ago, he was "the next big thing" to come out of Bishop McDevitt High, which has produced such a wealth of fine ballcarriers through the years that it has become known as "Tailback High. " The tradition goes back more than 25 years, beginning with the emergence of none other than former Eagles running back Ricky Watters.
December 22, 2008
YOU COULDN'T blame Ricky Watters and his wife if they had soured on the idea of adopting a son. They had raised their first adoptive son from birth. Watters, his wife and their oldest son had built a life around their new addition. But that chapter came to a sudden and emotional end when one of the infant's biological grandparents decided she couldn't let him go. "We had him for six months," Watters told me Friday. The former Eagles running back was in town with state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams giving away turkeys.
January 4, 2003 |
EAGLES! Home field, baby! The road to the Super Bowl leads through our house. Needless to say, the team's fans are more pumped than Anna Nicole Smith on a tasting tour at Hershey. We've got playoff fever. Big time. Now all we have to do is . . . sit on that enthusiasm for another week. This is some sick joke, right? You're talking about fans who are so psyched, we make 12-year-olds on the last day of school look placid. And you want us to be patient? Look, we're sure this bye week is a good deal for the team.
December 18, 2001 |
Ricky Watters' season has ended with a broken bone in his right ankle. Seattle coach Mike Holmgren said an MRI exam revealed the injury after Sunday's game with the Dallas Cowboys. Watters left the game after the second play of the fourth quarter of the Seahawks' 29-3 victory. Watters had returned to the starting lineup after missing eight games because of a right shoulder injury. He had his 33rd career 100-yard rushing game and scored his 78th career touchdown, gaining 104 yards on 28 carries.
December 18, 2001 |
Ricky Watters' season has ended as a result of a broken right ankle. Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said yesterday that tests revealed the injury after Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. Watters left the game after the second play of the fourth quarter of the Seahawks' 29-3 victory with what was thought to be a sprained ankle. Watters, a former Eagle, had returned to the starting lineup against the Cowboys after missing eight games because of a right-shoulder injury.
December 8, 2001 |
Seattle running back Ricky Watters, sidelined nine weeks by a shoulder injury, is expected to see action in a backup role tomorrow against Denver. Second-year back Shaun Alexander, the third-leading rusher in the AFC with 981 yards, will remain the starter. "I suppose everybody could make a big deal out of who starts and all that, but we need them both to play," coach Mike Holmgren said yesterday. "I don't think [who starts] is very important. " Watters, speaking to the media for the first time since he was injured, said he did not expect to start in his first game back.