September 21, 2016 |
After reviewing the film of Saturday's 34-27 loss at Penn State, Temple coach Matt Rhule saw mixed results from his veteran players. Rhule liked the way the passing game got into a rhythm, with Phillip Walker throwing for a season-high 286 yards and nine players catching at least one pass. "Our quarterback and wide receivers played as well as they have played," Rhule said Monday during an American Athletic Conference call with coaches. Rhule didn't need to watch the film to realize how subpar the special teams were, especially early in the game.
September 18, 2016 |
Sean "Champ" Chandler, Temple Owls safety, defensive star, lingered on the middle of the practice field Tuesday after former 76ers president and Philadelphian for the ages Pat Croce finished talking to the Owls about embracing life and maximizing each day. Chandler had a more specific reason to touch base. He has a strong interest in physical therapy as a career after football. He knew that was Croce's background. Chandler already knew about Croce? Chandler was 5 years old when Croce was on top of the world - or at least the Walt Whitman Bridge - with the Sixers in 2001.
August 21, 2016
Name: Safeture. What it does: The global safety app gives travelers real-time alerts about flight delays, fires, floods and other natural disasters, outbreaks of disease, political protests, and terrorist acts such as bombings and shootings that would cause them to change their destination or reroute their travel plans. Available: In the App Store, requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. In Google Play, requires 4.0.3 and up. Cost: From $3.99 for two weeks of service to $21.99 for one year.
August 19, 2016 |
PITTSBURGH - During Billy Davis' three seasons as the Eagles' defensive coordinator, he seldom, if ever, mentioned the safety position and stopping the run in the same sentence. In his two-gap, 3-4 scheme, safeties were quasi-cornerbacks with limited run responsibilities. Tackling was way down their list of priorities. The way getting coffee is for a Fortune 500 CEO. Yes, Malcolm Jenkins had a team-high 104 tackles last season. But about half of those were on guys Byron Maxwell and Mychal Kendricks missed.
August 17, 2016 |
Malcolm Jenkins completed his best season in the NFL by earning a Pro Bowl trip as a safety in 2015, except Jenkins pointed out that his production came because he was not always the safety. Jenkins moved to slot cornerback when the Eagles played nickel defense last season, allowing him to thrive in a role he feels he plays best. Now he is entering his eighth season in the NFL in a new scheme, but he's hoping it includes the responsibilities he held last season. "My best years in this league since I stepped in, playing the slot has been my most productive," Jenkins said.
August 11, 2016 |
CHRISTEN FIGUEROA sat on a blue cooler next to the chain-link fence, wearing a black T-shirt and black shorts. He watched his nephew, 11-year-old Christopher Alvarez, whose friends call him Speedy, huddle around Lee Taggart, head coach of the Juniata Thundercats, a Pop Warner team that calls Piccoli Playground home. When Figueroa was younger, he attended Edison High School, two miles from the playground where his nephew now practices. Figueroa thinks football is a rite of passage, a way to turn boys into men. "Football is like life," he said.
August 8, 2016 |
The Consumer Product Safety Commission staff is tackling a very interesting problem. The National Floor Safety Institute has petitioned it to require floor covering manufacturers to label their products to indicate that there is a possibility of slips and falls that could result in injury. "Slips and falls are one of the leading causes of injuries, of which 55 percent are caused by unsafe floors," said the institute president, Russ Kendzior. "However, when it comes to buying a floor, most consumers are in the dark and assume all floors are safe, only to find out that they are not once they are injured," he said.
August 6, 2016 |
Solvay Specialty Polymers, a plastics company linked to contaminated water in several Gloucester County towns, was fined $115,000 this week by the federal workplace safety agency for exposing employees to flammable gas, among other charges. During a scheduled inspection of the company's West Deptford facilities this February, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found three repeat and eight serious violations, including several violations of process safety management regulations, the agency announced Thursday.
August 6, 2016 |
Jim Schwartz can pick apart most of the players on his defense for inconsistencies or areas in which they must improve, but the Eagles' defensive coordinator exempted his two starting safeties from such gripes. Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod represent the strength of the Eagles defense and what the team believes can be one of the NFL's best safety combinations. "I have been complimentary to the safeties for good reason," Schwartz said. "Those guys are good players. They come to work every day. They're a great example to the secondary on how to be a pro, how to communicate, how to be in the right spots.
August 5, 2016 |
HEY, YA KNOW what would be a fun training camp debate? To ponder where the Eagles could least afford to lose a starter. Who is truly irreplaceable? Let's run down the list. There's thought interrupted by tap on shoulder; colleague points to safety Malcolm Jenkins limping to the sideline with a hamstring strain, to be replaced by, let's see, looks like it's gonna be Ed Reynolds . . . OK, I think we're done here. The Eagles boast what should be one of the league's top safety tandems in Jenkins and Rodney McLeod.