January 13, 2013
From Eagletarian.com, the Daily News' Eagles blog: It figured Andy Reid would take some of his assistants with him to Kansas City - it was no shock when Eagles quarterbacks coach Doug Pederson became the Chiefs' offensive coordinator Friday - but the staff list released by the Chiefs did contain some surprises. Reid's son Britt, a graduate assistant at Temple, is going to the Chiefs as a quality control coach. Britt is most known by Eagles fans for being arrested, the same day in 2007 as his older brother Garrett, after separate traffic incidents that involved drug charges.
August 5, 1999 |
Talk about the unkindest cut. The Eagles worked out Ed Kehl, a rookie lineman and long-snapping specialist, yesterday morning. Kehl, fresh out of Brigham Young, recently was cut by Jacksonville, but the Eagles signed him yesterday afternoon to a two-year deal. Kehl said that Jacksonville coach Tom Coughlin contacted him by phone a few weeks after Kehl's wife had delivered fraternal twins 31/2 months premature. "Coach Coughlin said I'd have too much outside pressure," Kehl said, "so they were going to cut me outright.
October 23, 2002 |
Darwin Walker, the question mark who became an exclamation point in the Eagles' first six games, signed on the dotted line yesterday. The Eagles signed the 25-year-old defensive tackle to a seven-year contract worth a little more than $11 million. Walker, originally scheduled to make $375,000 this season, will receive about $4 million in bonus money and additional guaranteed salary this season. The 6-foot-3, 295-pound Walker, who would have been a restricted free agent after this season, is now under contract with the team through 2008.
October 21, 2001 |
Two sick days were about all Tommy Brasher could take, cancer or no cancer. The Eagles' defensive line coach was back on the field yesterday, putting his charges through their drills just three days after a surgeon removed his cancerous saliva gland. The assistant coach drew an ovation from the players when he arrived at the morning team meeting. With a white bandage covering an incision that began above his ear and ran down his jawline, Brasher was back in his familiar crouch, critiquing the play of his linemen.
January 23, 1999 |
Remember that diverse, attacking defense that shut down the Eagles in their '98 opener? The one the Seattle Seahawks brought into Veterans Stadium and stunned quarterback Bobby Hoying and his charges into nine sacks, two lost fumbles and an interception in the 38-0 'Hawks win? Coach Ray Rhodes credited Seattle linebackers coach Jim Johnson with building that defense. He gets to try to do the same in Philadelphia. The Eagles named Johnson their defensive coordinator yesterday as they nearly finished hiring a staff to replace the ones fired with Rhodes.
August 1, 2011 |
BETHLEHEM - On a warm, breezy Sunday morning, a stirring of sound floats across the quiet meadows surrounding the football practice fields at Lehigh. A church organ, perhaps, audible through a propped-open stained glass window in some quaint little wood-frame sanctuary nestled in a nearby hollow? Let's listen closely: "$%^&*#!! YOU STUPID #&*?+=!!ing %&*$#. " Nope, definitely not church music. These are the sounds of the Eagles' new offensive and defensive line coaches, Howard Mudd, 69, and Jim Washburn, 61. They have new techniques, new philosophies to teach, and thanks to the 136-day NFL lockout, not much time in which to do it. And they're old and cranky and standing in the sun. And maybe, like Andy Reid with that George Hegamin blocking-sled deal in 1999, they want to introduce themselves a certain way, make sure they have everyone's attention.
December 5, 2012 |
Playing on the defensive line for Jim Washburn required an understanding of the controversial coach who was loyal to his players and often effective in developing their pass-rushing skills. Washburn could be abrasive, and his style has come under criticism since the Eagles fired him on Monday, but respect remains. "If you're one of the guys on the D-line, we know how he is," defensive end Trent Cole said Tuesday. "So we're used to that. We're used to . . . I don't know what you call it. But we had that [close]
October 19, 2001 |
Tommy Brasher, the Eagles' irascible defensive line coach, was sent home yesterday from Pennsylvania Hospital after surgery on Wednesday to remove a cancerous salivary gland. Brasher, 60, is expected to make a full recovery, according to Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder. Burkholder briefed reporters after getting a report from Brasher and his physician, James Kearney. "When they did the surgery, they realized it was a fairly high-grade malignancy," Burkholder said. "They opted to remove the whole salivary gland.
January 24, 2001 |
Sam Adams wants to share a story, and it wouldn't bother him if a few members of the Eagles' defensive staff listened. The Baltimore Ravens' defensive tackle is at Super Bowl XXXV. He's not only here, but he comes as one of the leaders of the Ravens' splendid defense. The former No. 8 overall pick in the draft, after showing six years of potential but not dominance, will play in his first Pro Bowl a week after Sunday's big game. After being shoved away by the Seattle Seahawks, Adams drifted into a free-agency period that lasted two months before the Ravens signed him to a four-year contract.
February 5, 2005 |
Donovan McNabb walked into the Eagles' hotel yesterday wearing a throwback Washington Redskins jersey with Doug Williams' name on the back. Williams won MVP honors and became the first African American quarterback to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory 17 years ago. McNabb hopes to join that elusive and exclusive club tomorrow, but knows the majority of fans don't like his - or the Eagles' - chances against the defending champion New England Patriots....