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Archive: May, 2009

Why Sammy Can't Play

Sunday, May 31, 2009, 11:19 AM
Not that he can't play at all, not that he doesn't do some things that are quite good -- all right, one thing, block shots -- but an instinctive, read-and-respond motion offense is just not the place for our Sam Dalembert. I tried to make that point in the Sunday Inquirer as we took a stab at predicting... Read more

Romo on T.O.: Just He To Me

Thursday, May 28, 2009, 11:32 AM
"You don't have to call me darling, darling. You never even called me by my name." -- Steve Goodman Nothing like a good, old country song to put that lingering divorce spat between the Dallas Cowboys and our good buddy Terrell Owens into perspective. Tony Romo had nothing but kind words... Read more

Should Donovan Be Here?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 2:46 PM
Cornerback Ellis Hobbs said an interesting thing this week when someone asked if it felt a little strange for him, as an established veteran, to be at a non-mandatory Organized Team Activity usually reserved for rookies, free agents and selected veterans trying to hold onto their jobs. "No, brother... Read more

Boldin Fires Rosenhaus

Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 9:49 PM
Hard to know who to root for here: the highly paid athlete with a false sense of his own leverage, or the sports agent who preens and preys on the market? Let's call it a tie. Nevertheless, Anquan Boldin, unhappy with the pace of negotiations with the Cardinals to get him either: a) a big, fat raise... Read more

Who Let The QB Out? Woof, Woof, Woof

Friday, May 22, 2009, 11:22 AM
Michael Vick went to court to visit with his probation officer on Friday, and one of the first things those guys always ask is if you are looking for employment. Until mid-July, Vick is just looking to get this damn monitoring device off his ankle, the one that will make sure he remains home under... Read more

Sean Jones Wants To Be Your Safety

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 10:44 PM
Brookie said Sean Jones was a good story and he's always right, so read what the new safety with the Eagles has to say in the Friday Inquirer. Jones took a one-year deal with the Eagles after the Browns chose not to keep him. He is in his sixth NFL season, but has only been a starter three years.... Read more

Terrell Owens: All Smiles Now

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 12:39 PM
There is a joke somewhere in here about getting the key to the city of Buffalo, but that would only bring some more nasty e-mails from upstate New York pointing out that it has finally stopped snowing, or at least tapered off to flurries. Terrell Owens showed up for the OTA's at Buffalo Bills camp... Read more

Eagles Making Best Moves?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 10:22 AM
Our buddy Matt Mosley over at ESPN.com ranks the five best off-season moves made by teams in the NFC East and thinks the Eagles made more than the other guys. Here's his take on the brightest moves so far. Now, all of us would have our own lists and we can quibble with someone else's, but there's... Read more

Interpreting the Eagles' Message to Andrews

Monday, May 18, 2009, 3:15 PM
There are a couple of ways to interpret the Eagles' quiet little depth chart shuffle that the Post Patterns crew posted on Sunday. Figuring out how Shawn Andrews will interpret it is another matter, of course. He has been working through personal issues and physical issues and it's been a confusing... Read more

Eagles Quietly Shuffle Depth Chart

Sunday, May 17, 2009, 8:21 PM
There wasn't a press release or an announcement, but the Eagles have indicated a significant shift in direction this week with an updated "unofficial" depth chart on the team's web site. Andy Reid had indicated the team would look at playing Shawn Andrews at right tackle and just-acquired... Read more
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