October 8, 2013 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Eagles' red-zone issues continued Sunday, when they settled for five field goals and did not score touchdowns on 3 of 5 red-zone attempts. This has been an issue all season. The Eagles have seven red-zone touchdowns in 17 appearances. "Obviously, we don't want to get threes, we'd rather get sevens," coach Chip Kelly said. This will be a key development to watch, because the Eagles have no trouble moving the ball. Kelly's offense is the first in NFL history with 1,200 passing yards and 875 rushing yards through the first five games of the season.
October 8, 2013 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Eagles' red-zone issues continued Sunday. They settled for five field goals and did not score touchdowns on 3 of 5 red zone attempts. This has been an issue all season. The Eagles now have seven red zone touchdowns in 17 appearances. "Obviously we don't want to get threes, we'd rather get sevens," coach Chip Kelly said. This will be a key development to watch, because the Eagles have no trouble moving the ball. Kelly's offense is the first in NFL history with 1,200 passing yards and 875 rushing yards through the first five games of the season.
October 2, 2013 |
Chip Kelly referenced Saturday Night Live in the spring when he joked, "I was told there would be no math" in the Eagles coaching job. But at least Kelly knows the substantial difference between three points and seven points in a football game. Too frequently this season, the Eagles have settled for field goals when they are within reach of touchdowns. In Sunday's 52-20 loss to the Denver Broncos, the Eagles scored touchdowns on just two of five red-zone trips. They have scored touchdowns on five of 12 visits this season, and settled for field goals another five times.
September 17, 2013 |
THE SLEEK, six-story apartment building that soon will replace the old Third Regiment Armory in South Philly will have some environmentally friendly additions. The Zoning Board of Adjustment last week granted a variance that will allow for a 10,000-square-foot green roof atop the building, on Broad Street near Wharton, said Vincent Mancini of Landmark Architectural Design, which crafted the eye-catching vision of the new apartments. The board also approved permeable paving for the parking area, which will have 52 spaces.
September 14, 2013 |
The first time Omar Blaik met with residents of West Philadelphia's Spruce Hill neighborhood to discuss his proposal for a large, new apartment house on Baltimore Avenue, he did something unusual in the high-stakes world of real estate development: He showed up without a PowerPoint. There were no gauzy architectural renderings, no images of sleek, modern kitchens, no floor plans. Instead, he handed out blank sheets of drawing paper and colored markers. "You have nothing to oppose," Blaik declared, explaining that the building hadn't yet been designed.
August 15, 2013 |
Delighting many residents but disappointing township officials, the Lower Makefield zoning board declined Tuesday to grant variances to husband-and-wife veterinarians seeking to build an equine hospital on a parcel of Patterson Farm, a large swath of open space owned by the township. Board members cited a variety of reasons for the 5-0 decision, including the potential for the hospital to change the character of the neighborhood around the farm, and setting a poor precedent by parceling out the land to private entities.
August 9, 2013 |
SAYLORSBURG, Pa. - If only he'd sought help. Legal assistance, housing help, food to put on his table. Then, people in Monroe County say, the man accused in the shootings at a township meeting might not have opened fire over a property dispute. "Somewhere along the line, he could have sought some type of [legal] advice," said Jim Mannello, publisher of West End Happenings, a newsletter that serves four townships, including Ross, where the deadly shooting occurred Monday night. "There are a lot of people with problems," Mannello said.
July 28, 2013
Q : There's a new dog park in our area, and the rules are generally pretty good, as long as people follow them. We have a couple of people who bring in multiple dogs at once, including one person who is being paid to exercise dogs. We don't have a limit on the number of dogs a single person can bring in, but after a couple of incidents, we're thinking about it. What do you think? A : People with multiple dogs, no matter how well-mannered their pets are, simply cannot stay on top of what all their dogs are doing once the animals fan out. That's why many parks have guidelines that address professional dog walkers or people with many dogs of their own. Everyone who takes a pet into an off-leash dog park needs to be responsible for the behavior of that animal, watching to be sure that the dog is neither bully nor victim, and that no one gets hurt.
July 8, 2013 |
RAY EMERY was comfortable in Chicago. His body likely was still recovering from celebrating his first Stanley Cup championship with the Blackhawks last month. He'd played in nearly half of Chicago's regular-season games, a big part of their 24-game unbeaten streak. The Blackhawks wanted to give him a raise. A gaudy Stanley Cup ring was on the way. There was no real reason to leave. Emery said as much last week. In fact, as recently as Tuesday night, the Flyers were operating under the assumption that Emery would be returning to Chicago.
June 23, 2013 |
Do you remember when you wanted mail? I don't. If you do, you must be younger than I am, or have a better memory, which is basically the same thing. Bottom line, I'm not sure when this happened, but there came a time when mail started to suck. Correction. I know exactly when this happened. When I grew up and started paying my own bills. We can all agree that bills are no fun, but that's not even the problem I have with my mail. Because at least bills are important.