April 21, 2013 |
If there is an ideal candidate for the Eagles to draft with the No. 4 overall pick, it just might be Eric Fisher. The Central Michigan tackle may be as close as there is in this draft to a "can't-miss" prospect. He fills an immediate need for the Eagles on the offensive line, and he projects as the eventual heir at left tackle, one that could anchor the unit for 10 years. It sounds almost too good to be true. In fact, Fisher may be too good for it to be true. Once given a mid-first-round grade by analysts, Fisher catapulted into the top 10 after a Senior Bowl performance that quelled concerns about his having played in a less-prominent conference.
October 27, 2009 |
Each week, Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch will tell you the things he will be keeping his eyes on during that week's game. Here's how things panned out last night: 1. Making Campbell Soup: Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell was benched in the second half last week, but started last night. He's protected by a wobbly offensive line missing two of its best blockers, left tackle Chris Samuels and right guard Randy Thomas. The Eagles sacked Campbell six times for 38 yards and intercepted him once.
December 21, 2009
DeSean Jackson became just the third Eagle to register 1,000 receiving yards in a season in the Andy Reid era. With 140 yards yesterday, Jackson has 1,087 with two games left. The other two Reid Eagles to crack 1,000 ? Terrell Owens and Kevin Curtis. With 48 yards Sunday, LeSean McCoy broke the Eagles' rookie record for rushing yards, passing Correll Buckhalter (586). McCoy has 606. Rocca's third-quarter touchback was just his third in 64 attempts this season. Todd Herremans' holding penalty in the third quarter was just the fifth of the season by Eagles offensive linemen, and only the third in the last eight games.
April 1, 2009 |
Pitt running back LeSean McCoy, a former star at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, will make a pre-draft visit to the Eagles, a league source said yesterday. The Eagles, in need of a running back to complement Brian Westbrook, could use one of their two first-round picks on one of the top college runners in this year's draft, which takes place April 25 and 26 in New York. McCoy is one of four running backs Eagles general manager Tom Heckert touted as a potential first-round pick at the NFL owners' meetings last week in Southern California.
May 27, 2006 |
After getting used to the NFL's ways as a rookie, Eagles offensive lineman Todd Herremans said he was anxious to make another major adjustment in his second season - to a new position. After playing offensive tackle last year and throughout his college career, Herremans is moving to left guard, where he is projected to be a starter, replacing Artis Hicks, who was traded to Minnesota. "I feel like a rookie again, position-wise, learning a new spot," Herremans said after a recent weight-lifting session at the NovaCare Complex.
April 25, 2005 |
The Eagles' wildest pick on the final day of the NFL draft may have been the one Andy Reid made from his closet, pulling out a Hawaiian shirt. Even that was an understated black-and-white flowered print. The Eagles pulled no surprise moves or landmark trades, but managed to put together a solid, if not flamboyant, draft. They used three of their seven second-day draft picks on offensive linemen. They also made trades to acquire two more selections in the 2006 draft. While later rounds rarely produce marquee names, the Eagles have a reputation for consistently finding low-profile players from obscure schools and turning them into stars.
September 14, 2009 |
Each week, Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch will tell you the things he will be keeping his eyes on during that week's game. Here is how things panned out in yesterday's game: 1. Slowing down the Panthers' ground game: Last season, running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart combined for more than 2,300 rushing yards. There was some concern coming into yesterday's game because the Eagles finished fourth in the league against the run last season, and are missing two fairly significant components from that unit - middle linebacker Stewart Bradley and free safety Brian Dawkins.
June 3, 2010 |
Middle linebacker Stewart Bradley, back in action after missing last year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, limped off the Eagles' practice field Wednesday and did not return, though the team downplayed his injury. The Eagles said he had "tweaked" his calf. He pulled up during a seven-on-seven passing drill and limped to the sideline, where staff looked at his left leg, before leading him off the field. Bradley walked off without help, though he moved gingerly. Bradley is expected to play a big part in strengthening the defense after the Eagles struggled to replace him last season.