May 22, 2013 |
After closing time at Club Chipper, the hot new dance spot in South Philadelphia, the patrons clear out pretty fast. They have to exit via a hallway lined with blowups of newspaper pages celebrating great moments in Eagles history - if you define Eagles history as things that happened since the NovaCare Complex opened in 2001. What is striking is how ancient that history is beginning to feel. To many of the players leaving Chip Kelly's aerobics/football class Monday, the names and faces on the walls are those of strangers.
July 28, 2013
The way Chip Kelly and Billy Davis have put it, the Eagles are going from one end of the spectrum to the other as they transition from the wide-nine, 4-3 defensive front to a two-gap 3-4. Where they stop along the scale will depend on several factors, but above all it will hinge on ex-4-3 defensive ends such as Trent Cole and Brandon Graham and their ability to adapt to becoming stand-up outside linebackers that can both pass-rush and drop into...
September 8, 2005 |
Trent Cole is just a country boy in the big city. Right now the rookie defensive end from rural southern Ohio is looking for two things: an opportunity on the field and a new hunting partner. Cole, a fifth-round draft pick out of Cincinnati, has survived the first test by making the Eagles' roster. He sees a chance to make an impact. The Eagles released veteran defensive end Hugh Douglas, and Jerome McDougle is not expected to return from a gunshot wound until five or six weeks into the season.
December 19, 2014
Trent Cole out for Redskins game | Eagles Notes, D4
August 8, 2010
1. Stewart Bradley 2. Brent Celek 3. Trent Cole 4. DeSean Jackson 5. Kevin Kolb 6. Quintin Mikell 7. Asante Samuel
June 18, 2015 |
TRAVIS LONG feels Sam Bradford's pain. The Eagles linebacker knows what it's like to have a torn ACL knock you down not once, but twice. He knows what it's like to spend lonely months recovering from the devastating injury, and then, just when you feel whole again, just when you think it's OK to smile again, bam, it happens again. Bradford's back-to-back ACL injuries to his left knee are all anybody can talk about around here, and rightfully so. His ability to make a full recovery from his latest ACL tear and stay healthy very well could help determine whether the Eagles are able to make a serious Super Bowl run this season or miss the playoffs again.
September 1, 2013
* Re: What Eagles' early cuts mean (Eagletarian blog, Aug. 30): [Linebacker Everette] Brown should have made this team. Trent Cole stinks; why they are keeping this guy around is nuts. Why they are switching to a 3-4 defense knowing half the guys on this team never played it is crazy, as well. Cole is taking a roster spot from a guy who I think had more sacks in this preseason then Cole had all of last year. We need youth, not age, here. Brown was a beast [Thursday] night even though was against ham and eggers . . . - william20, Philly.com
June 11, 2015 |
THE EAGLES hoped veteran wideout Jeremy Maclin would be OK, especially since they released DeSean Jackson and signed Maclin to a pricey deal. They expected slot receiver Jordan Matthews, their top offensive pick, to make a splash as a rookie. They figured Marcus Smith, their top defensive pick, would contribute on special teams and push for playing time in place of veteran linebacker Trent Cole by midseason. They projected that free-agent safety Malcolm Jenkins would stabilize their secondary.
March 20, 2010 |
Jason Babin officially is no longer an Eagle. Tennessee acquired the defensive end after the Eagles declined to match the Titans' offer. Under a right-of-first refusal clause the Eagles put into Babin's contract, they had 1 week to match the offer sheet signed Wednesday. Without the clause, Babin would be an unrestricted free agent because of his 6 years of NFL service. The Titans announced that the Eagles notified the NFL yesterday they would not match the offer. Babin, a first-round draft pick in 2004 out of Western Michigan, has played for Houston, Seattle, Kansas City and, last season, the Eagles.
October 3, 2011 |
THE DEPLETED DEFENSIVE LINE: Defensive tackle Antonio Dixon suffered a triceps injury that could keep him out for a while. Trent Cole was on crutches after the game with a calf strain. Ends Juqua Parker and Darryl Tapp still are out. Not a good situation. THOSE FOURTH-QUARTER BLUES: For the third straight week, the Eagles blew a fourth-quarter lead. They have been outscored 36-0 in the fourth quarter the last three games. DEFENDING THE BACKS AND TIGHT ENDS: A seasonlong problem continued as the Niners' running backs and tight ends accounted for 154 of 291 receiving yards.