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Eagles Should Keep Buckley

Saturday, September 5, 2009, 11:03 AM
There's always a couple of surprises when the 53-man roster is announced, and predicting those are risky business. Figuring out what the Eagles will do today is no different, particularly as the race to put A.J. Feeley in another uniform speeds up. One selection that would have been a surprise at... Read more

Will Eagles Go After Alex Smith?

Saturday, September 5, 2009, 8:07 PM
Post Patterns will take 2-of-3 on its pre-cutdown guesses, although Eldra Buckley in favor of Kyle Eckel was the NFL roster equivalent of a gimme. Dimitri Patterson rather than Jack Ikegwunou at cornerback was a close call. Think the Eagles did the right thing there. Keeping Tracy White and letting... Read more

A Target On Vick?

Friday, September 4, 2009, 11:16 AM
A funny thing happened on the way to the end of the exhibition season Thursday night in Giants Stadium. Somewhere along the way in the second half, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan broke the rules. The rules are unwritten, but they go something like this: In the preseason, don't be a jerk. Just play basic... Read more

Goodell And Vick Have Met

Thursday, September 3, 2009, 1:37 PM
That's the report from ESPN's Chris Mortensen, who said it took place at the Eagles' Meadowlands-area hotel this morning. No word on whether coffee was served. If that's the case, commissioner Roger Goodell could issue his ruling on the length of Vick's suspension any time. He is meeting with reporters... Read more

Could Andrew Walter Answer Feeley Question?

Thursday, September 3, 2009, 11:46 AM
The next employment opportunity for Eagles quarterback A.J. Feeley, who does not figure to remain on the roster much longer, could be decided tonight in Foxboro, Mass. when New England coach Bill Belichick gets his final live look at Andrew Walter, the current backup to quarterback Tom Brady. Brady... Read more

Vick Rejoins Road Gang

Thursday, September 3, 2009, 9:06 PM
New York Jets fans, perhaps presaging what Michael Vick will hear all season, booed him each time he stepped on the field in the first half Thursday night. It wasn't voracious booing, or very long-lasting, but it was obviously directed at Vick. There were no nasty signs on display in Giants Stadium... Read more

Vick's Suspension Could Help? Roger That.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 12:20 PM
Roger Goodell, noted wearer of fine suits and commissioner of the NFL, visited Redskins' training camp this week -- now there's a work trip -- and was asked if had decided how long Michael Vick would be suspended. Previously, Goodell said he would rule on Vick's eligibility prior to the sixth week... Read more

The Vick Conspiracy Theory

Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 11:02 AM
We get letters here at Post Patterns, lots of letters. They come in the form of e-mails, mostly, except for the really disturbing ones that arrive in the office and usually have four or five stamps and a return address from somewhere like Crazyland, PA. You should see these letters. But people like... Read more
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