May 9, 2014 |
SOMETIMES, change just feels like something that is routine - a necessary evolution to adapt to the times. Then there are changes that make you look inward and think about your position in the status quo. Yesterday, to me, the Eagles made a change like that when they announced that they were letting go of longtime public address announcer Dan Baker after 29 seasons, during which he never missed a game at Veterans Stadium or Lincoln Financial Field....
May 9, 2013 |
THREE-TIME All-Pro Ronde Barber is retiring after a 16-year career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that included a Super Bowl title and five Pro Bowl appearances. The Bucs announced last night that the 38-year-old twin brother of retired New York Giants running back Tiki Barber will not return to play on a defense overhauled since the end of last season. Tampa Bay acquired Darrelle Revis, Dashon Goldson and second-round draft pick Johnthan Banks for its secondary. The retirement was first reported by Fox Sports.com, which quoted Barber as saying: "I've had a better run than I ever could've dreamed of having.
October 10, 2012 |
Whether it is defiance or delusion, Michael Vick's approach to his fumbling problems seems unrealistic. After he twice lost fumbles in a 16-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Eagles quarterback said Sunday that he has "never really had a problem fumbling the football. " This could be an attempt to alter the narrative, except when facts get in the way. Vick has eight fumbles (five lost) this season and 84 fumbles (39 lost) in his career - more than any player now in the NFL. The NFL's career leader in fumbles is Brett Favre, whose 166 fumbles came over 302 games.
October 29, 2011
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October 1, 2010 |
Coughlin's our guy because he has evolved Giants Coach Tom Coughlin was one of Tiki Barber's favorite topics in his playing days, and nothing has changed in retirement. Barber, the Giants' all-time leading rusher, says his former coach is facing a crisis because of the perception that he is losing the team after two straight one-sided losses. Barber, who had his share of blowups with Coughlin before retiring after the 2006 season, noted that once the perception appears in the media, it becomes reality.
January 9, 2009 |
Renaldo Wynn started his NFL career under Tom Coughlin, and there's a chance the Giants' 34-year-old defensive end will end his career under Tom Coughlin. Anyone familiar with Coughlin's reputation as the unyielding, hard-edged, taciturn coach who never met a player who didn't dislike him might wonder what Wynn did to deserve such a fate. But apparently, even some of the most intractable football coaches - and they can be a remarkably stubborn lot - are capable of making concessions to changing times.
November 9, 2007 |
It is time to applaud fantasy owners who recognized the potential in Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and seized the opportunity to draft him. After a record-setting game by the rookie, it is easy to forget that in August, Peterson was labeled more risk than reward. The critics said Peterson was injury-prone and risky because of an upright running style vulnerable to dangerous hits. Besides, the Vikings already had a starting running back in Chester Taylor. Many fantasy draft magazines ranked Peterson below 20 other running backs, including Taylor.
September 27, 2007 |
Nobody has been foolish enough to hang a banner in the Eagles' locker room proclaiming that their mission has been accomplished. The members of the Eagles' defense know that the body of work is much too narrow to make any bold declarations about their ability to stop the run. This is just the beginning. "We should be first," middle linebacker Omar Gaither said when someone pointed out yesterday that the Eagles rank fourth in the NFL in rushing defense. "Obviously, we haven't played against the great rushing teams.
September 22, 2007 |
West Philadelphia's Jabril Brown says two of his favorite running backs are Reggie Bush and Tiki Barber. So it's no surprise that Brown runs much the way Bush does, and as Barber did - with a nice mix of speed and power. The 5-foot-7, 170-pound senior halfback carried 15 times for a career-high 153 yards as the visiting Speedboys nipped previously undefeated Lincoln, 20-18, yesterday in a Public League Blue Division matchup. "I think I have the ability to run inside and outside," Brown said.
September 5, 2007 |
Tiki Barber says he retired because New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin robbed him of his love of the game. In excerpts from his book, Tiki: My Life in the Game and Beyond, obtained by the New York Daily News, the former Giants running back writes that he might still be playing if Coughlin was not still coaching the Giants. The book goes on sale Sept. 18. "If Tom Coughlin had not remained as head coach of the Giants, I might still be in a Giants uniform," the excerpt in the Daily News said.