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August 30, 2011
WHO'S NO. 1? Well, if you're talking about the quarterback position on the Temple depth chart, we won't know for sure until the Owls take the field Thursday night for their opener against Villanova at Lincoln Financial Field. New head coach Steve Addazio, who will be in charge of his own team for the first time at the collegiate level, is making a game-time decision between junior Mike Gerardi and third-year sophomore Chris Coyer. Gerardi started the second half of last season after taking over for Chester Stewart, who has been suspended for at least this game, along with potential starting cornerback Kee-Ayre Griffin, for a "violation of team policies.
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August 25, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Those watching Steve Addazio on Wednesday at Temple's media day could see that he's having trouble waiting for his first season as a head coach to begin. But he also made clear he isn't ready to name a starting quarterback even though the season opener is just eight days away. Addazio said he didn't expect to publicly name a starter until next week. He said the competition has helped each of the quarterbacks - sophomore Chris Coyer, junior Mike Gerardi, and senior Chester Stewart - grow, and he doesn't want to stunt that.
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August 14, 2009
FORGET, FOR A MOMENT, if that's possible, what he did and why an organization that perpetually has preached the importance of bringing in character players would sign a guy who has just spent almost 2 years in a federal prison. Let's just look at the Eagles' signing of Michael Vick strictly from a football standpoint. Nothing else. If he can whip his 29-year-old body back into some semblance of football shape, can he be a difference-making offensive weapon for this team? Can he improve their Super Bowl chances?
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October 25, 2009
The last couple of weeks, we've seen the Eagles slowly drift away from using Michael Vick and the Wildcat formation. What's your take on Andy Reid's affinity for the formation? I found it interesting that after the Oakland game when the Eagles rarely used Vick and never employed the Wildcat, some reporters thought that Reid and Mornhinweg had neglected the formation too much. Three weeks ago, everyone was saying they used the Wildcat too much and now they weren't using it enough.
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November 9, 2009 | Daily News Staff and Wire Report
Michael Vick said playing for the Eagles next year would be "an everyday struggle" and said he "won't be a Wildcat guy. " The comments came in an interview with Bob Costas that aired last night during NBC's pregame show before the Eagles hosted Dallas. The Eagles signed Vick to a $1.6 million contract for 2009, with a team option for the second year at $5.2 million. "It would be hard," Vick said of returning to the Eagles, according to excerpts released by NBC. "It would be an everyday struggle.
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September 22, 2009 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles' offense, already burdened by the loss of starting quarterback Donovan McNabb to a fractured rib, took two more major injury hits during Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Saints. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson aggravated a groin injury in the second quarter, and running back Brian Westbrook sprained his surgically repaired right ankle late in the third quarter, leaving the Eagles' top three offensive weapons all hobbled. Jackson suffered his injury on a 4-yard run that went for a first down out of the Wildcat formation midway through the second quarter.
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September 14, 2009 | By Bob Brookover and Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The Eagles have only one wide receiver who could catch just two passes for 9 yards and still have a major impact on the outcome of a game. His name: DeSean Jackson. Even though he did little damage catching the football, Jackson made game-changing plays yesterday as the Eagles' punt returner, Wildcat quarterback, and on a reverse during the team's 38-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. "He's an explosive player," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "He did a nice job all the way around.
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September 27, 2010 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
A tale of two quarterbacks Former backups Charlie Batch and Jimmy Clausen had vastly different experiences in their first starting assignments on Sunday. It's not a totally fair comparison since Carolina's Clausen is a rookie who left college a year early and Pittsburgh's Batch is a 13-year veteran, although he hadn't started since 2007. A native of Homestead, Pa., just south of Pittsburgh, Batch completed 11 of his first 14 passes in the unbeaten (3-0) Steelers' 38-13 win at Tampa Bay, and two of the incompletions were on a drop and a spike to stop the clock before a 9-yard TD pass to Hines Ward before halftime.
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August 26, 2009 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the last two weeks, Michael Vick has been the talk of this and a lot of other towns. Now, he's actually going to play. Eagles coach Andy Reid confirmed after practice yesterday that the quarterback will be in uniform for tomorrow night's exhibition game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lincoln Financial Field. Exactly how or when Reid plans to use Vick remained a mystery. "We'll just see how we use Michael," the coach said. Asked about his specific plans for Vick, Reid wouldn't reveal anything.
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August 16, 2009 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Osi Umenyiora understands that he is supposed to dislike the Eagles. But that didn't stop the New York Giants defensive end from appreciating what his rivals to the south did in signing Michael Vick. "A lot of people didn't have the [guts] to make a move like that. But they did," Umenyiora told reporters Friday at Giants training camp in Albany, N.Y. "As much as I hate to say this, because I've kind of been bred to hate that franchise, I'm happy for them. I think they did a good thing.
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December 10, 2012 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
MILLIONS of people watch the Super Bowl on TV each year, of course, but as the years proceed memories can get a little fuzzy. Let's see. Which teams played in 2004? In what year did Tampa Bay beat Oakland? Who was the MVP in 2009? Tevin Gadson-Jones would probably stumble with one or more of those questions, but everything about Super Bowl XL, which produced a 21-10 win by the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 5, 2006, remains vivid. "I watched that game with my mom," Gadson-Jones said.
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December 10, 2012 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writersilaryt@phillynews.com
MILLIONS of people watch the Super Bowl on TV each year, of course, but as the years proceed memories can get a little fuzzy. Let's see. Which teams played in 2004? In what year did Tampa Bay beat Oakland? Who was the MVP in 2009? Tevin Gadson-Jones would probably stumble with one or more of those questions, but everything about Super Bowl XL, which produced a 21-10 win by the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 5, 2006, remains vivid. "I watched that game with my mom," Gadson-Jones said.
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October 5, 2012 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer
YOU ONLY have to spend a few minutes talking to John Robertson to realize that his favorite word is definitely. As in, sure I can. And so far, he pretty much has. The redshirt freshman from Paramus (N.J.) High wasn't supposed to be Villanova's quarterback this season. Or at least not its starter. If anything, he was going to come in occasionally to run some things out of the Wildcat formation, with the key word there being run. But it only took about a quarter and a half of the opening game against Temple to change that.
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December 28, 2011 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State wide receiver Curtis Drake has endured a year of accomplishments and disappointments in 2011 with injuries, academic issues, Wildcat quarterback play that led to a victory, and being caught up in the storm that followed the indictment of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. But it was a locker-room altercation with quarterback Matt McGloin on Dec. 17, an incident that sent McGloin to the hospital with a concussion, that led Drake to think that he ought to step away from football for a while.
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September 19, 2011 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - They came in Michael Vick jerseys - green and white, black and red and some split right down the middle between Eagles and Falcons uniforms. When it comes to Vick in this city - where he had his rise and fall as a Falcon - opinion is pretty much that: evenly split. When Vick and the Eagles trotted out of the tunnel and onto the Georgia Dome field just before kickoff Sunday night, they were greeted by a mixture of boos and cheers. The reaction was, by one estimate, 50-50, but boos from Falcons fans rained down on Vick as he led the Eagles offense out for their first play from scrimmage.
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August 30, 2011
WHO'S NO. 1? Well, if you're talking about the quarterback position on the Temple depth chart, we won't know for sure until the Owls take the field Thursday night for their opener against Villanova at Lincoln Financial Field. New head coach Steve Addazio, who will be in charge of his own team for the first time at the collegiate level, is making a game-time decision between junior Mike Gerardi and third-year sophomore Chris Coyer. Gerardi started the second half of last season after taking over for Chester Stewart, who has been suspended for at least this game, along with potential starting cornerback Kee-Ayre Griffin, for a "violation of team policies.
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August 28, 2011 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It would seem like a minuscule step for anyone, particularly someone who plays wide receiver in a major college football program. But for Penn State's Curtis Drake, it was a monumental moment. It came during the last week when the multitalented redshirt sophomore from Philadelphia actually caught a pass on the run for the first time since last March, when he suffered a broken left tibia for the second time. "It's crazy; it's hard for me to explain how it felt," the former West Catholic star said a few days ago. "Just this week, I started running routes and stuff.
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August 25, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Those watching Steve Addazio on Wednesday at Temple's media day could see that he's having trouble waiting for his first season as a head coach to begin. But he also made clear he isn't ready to name a starting quarterback even though the season opener is just eight days away. Addazio said he didn't expect to publicly name a starter until next week. He said the competition has helped each of the quarterbacks - sophomore Chris Coyer, junior Mike Gerardi, and senior Chester Stewart - grow, and he doesn't want to stunt that.
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September 27, 2010 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
A tale of two quarterbacks Former backups Charlie Batch and Jimmy Clausen had vastly different experiences in their first starting assignments on Sunday. It's not a totally fair comparison since Carolina's Clausen is a rookie who left college a year early and Pittsburgh's Batch is a 13-year veteran, although he hadn't started since 2007. A native of Homestead, Pa., just south of Pittsburgh, Batch completed 11 of his first 14 passes in the unbeaten (3-0) Steelers' 38-13 win at Tampa Bay, and two of the incompletions were on a drop and a spike to stop the clock before a 9-yard TD pass to Hines Ward before halftime.
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