June 1, 2011
As he follows Juan Castillo, Howard Mudd is careful not to disparage him. "I'm treading on the guy I'm succeeding, and I don't want to do that," Mudd said Still . . . Mudd's lines in Indianapolis allowed 18.5 sacks per season. Castillo's allowed 40.5 per season in the same time span. Of course, Mudd's Colts lines protected Peyton Manning, a predictable, immobile quarterback all too willing to throw balls away. Castillo's Eagles dealt mainly with Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick, the most electric scramblers in league history, who welcomed contact and who hated to waste a down.
August 27, 2010 |
Who: Eagles (1-1) at Kansas City Chiefs (0-2) When: Tonight, 8 o'clock Where: Arrowhead Stadium TV: 6ABC, with Don Tollefson, Charley Casserly, Hugh Douglas and Jamie Apody Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM), WIP (610-AM), with Merrill Reese and Mike Quick 5 THINGS TO WATCH 1. Todd Herremans: The left guard might be the most consistent member of the offensive line when he's healthy. He hasn't played this preseason. The Eagles say they have taken it slow with Herremans as a precautionary move, after he experienced soreness in his repaired left foot in the spring.
February 1, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - If you go strictly by career starts, Bobbie Williams has the distinction of being the most successful offensive lineman the Eagles drafted during Andy Reid's 14 seasons as head coach. Williams, a 36-year-old backup guard for the AFC champion Ravens, who face the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, has made 136 NFL starts since the Eagles selected him in the second round of the 2000 draft. That's 36 more than Todd Herremans, 41 more than John Welbourn and 79 more than Shawn Andrews.
June 6, 2014 |
The Eagles' signing of Allen Barbre to a three-year contract extension was done with an eye toward 2015, when Todd Herremans carries a $5.2 million salary-cap hit and Evan Mathis will turn 34. But could Barbre compete with Herremans, who is the most vulnerable on the offensive line, for the starting right guard spot this season? "I don't know. No one's ever even talked to me about it," Barbre said Wednesday. "I just go out and perform to the best of my ability. " Herremans doesn't appear to be in jeopardy of losing his job. Despite a slow start last season, he settled in and helped make up one of the better units in the NFL. But the Eagles certainly have enough confidence in Barbre, who is once again expected to be the first tackle or guard off the bench.
November 6, 2010 |
Andy Reid confirmed that DeSean Jackson will play Sunday against the Colts barring a post-concussion setback. "I always leave that open when you're dealing with concussions," the Eagles coach said on Friday. "But he had a great practice, and he's been feeling well and ready to roll. " The Eagles wide receiver was listed as probable on the official injury report. While Jackson's status was not much of a surprise, Reid's saying that Jackson will return punts was. The receiver's concussion did not happen during a return, but he missed parts of the 49ers game after he injured his knee fielding a punt.
September 5, 2012 |
An Eagles pep rally, scheduled to last till 2 p.m., took over Love Park late this morning, featuring players signing autographs, freebies, and a big slingshot that can launch Angry Birds. Perhaps 200 to 300 fans were on hand during the lunch hour, but by 1:15 rain returned, threatening to end the enthusiasm. Before the rain, cheerleaders and mascot Swoop were on hand, along with WIP (94 FM) hosts Ike Reese and Michael Barkann, who interviewed offensive tackle Todd Herremans, after his autographing stint was over.
December 23, 2011
Here are some things to look for when the Eagles visit the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday: Coughing it up The Eagles' league-worst 35 turnovers are the most the team has had since the 39 they committed in 1999, Andy Reid's first season as head coach. They are on pace to finish with 40, which would be the most in franchise history since the Eagles coughed up 43 in 1991. The Babinator Just three games ago, Jason Babin stood at a very respectable 10 sacks.
September 10, 2012 |
CLEVELAND - The way Eagles center Jason Kelce figures it, the identity of the referees does not matter because the process is the same. Every week, the refs' job is to call penalties and the offensive line's job is to adjust to whatever standard is being set that day. And so, on an afternoon when the Eagles were penalized 12 times for 110 yards by referees working in place of locked-out union members - a day when four of the five offensive linemen...
May 8, 2007
GIANT-HAIRED, tattooed singing sensation Amy Winehouse played a short, surprise set at the Black Lily concert at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut) Sunday night. Winehouse played her hit "Rehab," and another tune while backed by a band including Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson , of the Roots , on drums. Black Lily creators Tracey Moore and Mercedes Martinez , of the Jazzyfat-nastees , along with filmmaker Maori Holmes , organized the weekend's Black Lily Film & Music Festival.
August 5, 2011 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - On the depth chart they are listed as defensive tackles, but the men in the middle of the defensive line have a different title in the mind of line coach Jim Washburn. "If you call home and talk to your mom and she asks what position you're playing, say, 'guard killer,' " Washburn told his tackles, according to Trevor Laws. With Trent Cole and Jason Babin set loose from the outside, Washburn wants his tackles pushing up the middle, taking away the space where quarterbacks want to step up to avoid pressure.