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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
August 5, 2011 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Sometimes during meetings Howard Mudd feels the need to impart his wisdom on the latest group of linemen he is trying to mold. He came out of a one-year retirement to coach these guys. This group needs to be a brick wall to protect Michael Vick; that is, an athletic brick wall with quick feet, as Mudd prefers. So Mudd interrupts his meetings to tell stories. Later, rookie center Jason Kelce and his teammates will joke about it. Mudd's almost 70, and he doesn't realize his stories tend to drag on, but his intentions aren't dismissed.
January 8, 2010 |
IN MARCH, Jamaal Jackson couldn't even hang from a pull-up bar. In March, Todd Herremans weighed 275 pounds. In March, Juqua Parker had people wondering why the Eagles signed him to a 5-year deal - to average five sacks a season. In March, Brent Celek was a two-game wonder. Then, they visited Steve Saunders at the Power Train Sports Institute site in Cherry Hill. There, they enjoyed - or, endured - not only exotic workouts but also strict, tailored diets that even monitor vitamin and mineral intake.
December 20, 2008 |
The question was a good one, and the answer was interesting. Why have the Washington Redskins gone from a 6-2 team that appeared playoff-bound to a 7-7 team with almost no chance of playing in the postseason? "The one obvious thing is just guys getting banged up and injured," Eagles coach Andy Reid said after practice yesterday. "That's a tough thing to put back together. Other than that, they have a good football team. " What was most interesting about Reid's answer is that it suddenly applies to his own football team as the Eagles, 8-5-1, get ready for another must-win game tomorrow against the Redskins at FedEx Field.