August 22, 2016 |
Michael Vick has become the Eagles' model for successful rehabilitation projects, but what Doug Pederson, Howie Roseman, and Jeffrey Lurie have failed to put into the proper context is that Andy Reid took that gamble 10 years into his tenure as Eagles coach, and only as his position atop the team became more tenuous. Vick, for the most part, was a model citizen and he even gave the Eagles a few hurrahs. But in the end he flamed out. Reid took a similar risk in drafting DeSean Jackson, but, again, it was only late into his term.
February 10, 2016 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Terrell Owens didn't make the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, and a lot of people understandably want to know why. Owens, who is second all-time to Jerry Rice in receiving yards (15,934), third all-time to Rice and Randy Moss in touchdown catches (153), and sixth all-time in receptions (1,078), didn't even survive the first cut of modern-era finalists during the nine-hour meeting of the Hall's 46 selectors, getting whacked along with kicker Morten Andersen, running back Edgerrin James, safety Steve Atwater and guard Alan Faneca during the first secret-ballot reduction vote, which pruned the number of finalists from 15 to 10. Not much surprises me, but Owens' quick elimination did. I had an up-close-and-personal look at the five-time All Pro's major behavioral shortcomings during his all-too-brief stint with the Eagles in 2004-05.
November 8, 2014 |
BEFORE DOING sit-ups in his driveway, Terrell Owens set the single-season record for touchdowns by an Eagles wide receiver. Owens was a lightning rod in 2004, but he sure was good. What Jeremy Maclin has done in the first half of the Eagles season compares very favorably to what Owens did that year. Maclin, however, is getting it done without all the extraneous drama that eventually led to Owens' exit. Halfway through the season, Maclin has four fewer receptions, one fewer touchdown and 40 more receiving yards than Owens did at the same point 10 years ago. And, just like Owens, the Eagles will have a decision to make on Maclin after the season.
February 1, 2014 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - It was the move that made you realize the Seattle Seahawks were all in for a Super Bowl-or-bust season in 2013. Just as the Eagles had nearly a decade ago, the Seahawks traded for the kind of No. 1 wide receiver they thought could put them over the top. In the Eagles' case, the player was Terrell Owens, and for one mesmerizing season it looked as if it was going to be the greatest move in franchise history. The Seahawks, in March, surrendered first- and third-round picks to Minnesota in last year's draft and a third-round pick in 2014 to get the lightning-quick Percy Harvin.
January 3, 2014 |
They got it covered This is not a question we were looking for an answer to . . . but it's some thing, anyway. Alex Beggs and Chiara Marinai of the Vanity Fair Daily blog scanned six of the major U.S. celebrity/fashion/tabloid/grocery store checkout-line/geegoo mags - US Weekly, Star, Life & Style, OK!, People, and InTouch. They looked at all the covers, added up all the faces, and now tell us which celeb showed up most in 2013. We'll give you three guesses.
November 12, 2013 |
TERRELL OWENS was back on the gridiron yesterday, chatting with 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. The subject? "Oh, me coming in and working out for the 49ers," Owens told reporters. Really? "Nah, I'm just kidding. " he said. Owens was at San Francisco's Candlestick Park as an honorary captain before the 49ers-Panthers game. The 49ers are celebrating the team's top 10 greatest moments at Candlestick Park, which is in its final season. Owens, who played the first eight seasons of his 15-year career with the 49ers, was part of a play known as "The Catch II," which was voted No. 4 on the list by fans.
November 12, 2013 |
So it seems some players have come down in favor of the environment that drove Jonathan Martin out of the NFL, perhaps because they have spent their lives marinating in sports culture (or maybe because they are grown men who play games for a living). Many who have spent time around athletes, say in school (which would be, oh, everybody), aren't surprised. Even former players are getting their licks in. Former New York Giants star Michael Strahan, on the Fox pregame, said he missed the locker room and the treatment Martin had to face in Miami.
August 7, 2013 |
LAST WEEK, wide receiver Chad Johnson, the player formerly known as Ochocinco, said he'd like to return to the NFL. "I'd come in nice and quiet - nice and quiet - and I'll always be open, that's the easy part," he told the Detroit Free Press. Johnson last played in 2011. Yesterday, it was Terrell Owens' turn. Owens' agent, Jordan Woy, said he had talked with "a bunch of teams" about taking a chance on the six-time Pro Bowler, who last played in 2010. "I know if he goes out there and gets a shot, he'll make a team," Woy told Adam Shefter of ESPN.
July 31, 2013 |
THOUSANDS of words were spoken by and about Donovan McNabb yesterday at NovaCare, as McNabb officially retired as an Eagle, and the team announced that his No. 5 will be retired in a Sept. 19 ceremony before the Birds play Andy Reid's Kansas City Chiefs. Some of the most illuminating words came from Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie. Lurie extolled McNabb's toughness, for playing on a broken fibula while throwing four touchdown passes against the Cardinals in 2002, and for winning an NFL offensive player of the month award while playing with a sports hernia in 2005.
June 13, 2013
Former Eagles receiver Terrell Owens , 39, told the NFL Network's NFL AM show that he's more mature and can help a team but has not heard from any since the Seattle Seahawks released him last August. NHL: The Pittsburgh Penguins signed Dan Bylsma , the second-winningest coach in franchise history, to a two-year extension through 2016. COLLEGES: The La Salle men's basketball team will play two games against city rival St. Joseph's next season according to the Atlantic Ten Conference.