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Archive: October, 2008

Lauding Ryan

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 1:29 PM
How rare is it to see a rookie quarterback performing as well as local hero Matt Ryan, who has the Falcons 4-2 coming into Sunday's date at the Linc? "It's pretty rare," Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson said Thursday. "You look at the preseason games, you go through the season... Read more

Eagles' Andrews out at least 6 weeks

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 12:35 PM
Eagles All-Pro guard Shawn Andrews had back disc surgery Tuesday in Southern California and will be out at least 6 weeks, team head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said Wednesday. The Eagles have 10 games remaining. The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins, who also operated on fellow Eagles... Read more

Eckel signs with Eagles

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 4:30 PM
The Eagles apparently do need a real fullback after all. Epsicopal Academy product Kyle Eckel is coming home. The Birds signed Eckel this afternoon and released safety J.R. Reed. How long will it take for Eckel, who has no background in the West Coast offense, to get ready? “Hopefully, quick... Read more

About That 'Pedal'

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 1:07 PM
Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie has an unfortunate habit of making ringing statements in his annual state-of-the-team address at Lehigh every summer, statements that sometimes come back to haunt Lurie when the organization's actions don't seem to quite match his rhetoric. Everyone remembers the time... Read more

Westbrook practices

Monday, October 20, 2008, 1:42 PM
Post-practice update: Brian Westbrook (ribs), Reggie Brown (groin), Kevin Curtis (sports hernia surgery) and all the injured Eagles except Shawn Andrews (back) took part in Monday's brief practice. All the returnees expect to play this weekend against Atlanta. It will be Curtis's first action of the... Read more

McNabb underrated?

Saturday, October 18, 2008, 5:16 PM
Donovan McNabb is the fourth-most underrated quarterback in the NFL, according to a poll of 320 NFL players by Sports Illustrated. McNabb got 7 percent of the vote. Here are the results: David Garrard, Jaguars....20% Eli Manning, Giants....8% Drew Brees, Saints....8% Donovan McNabb, Eagles....7% Matt... Read more

Tight end problems on both sides

Friday, October 17, 2008, 6:07 PM
Paul Domowitch outlined the Eagles' inability to land Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez in his NFL Notes column today. As noted, L.J. Smith, Brent Celek and Matt Schobel have combined for 16 catches for 132 yards (8.3 average) and two touchdowns. The Eagles have converted just six of their 17 red-zone... Read more

The New Eagles Fans?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 11:17 AM
A story in a national publication on Eagles fans usually hits the same old themes: Snowballs at Santa, coarse and loutish behavior, Eagles court in the basement of the Vet, etc., etc. ... No less an austere publication than the Wall Street Journal, however, has weighed in with a different story.... Read more

Eagles release Tony Hunt

Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 4:32 PM
The Eagles have released Tony Hunt, abandoning his experiment at fullback, and signed journeyman linebacker/special teams player Tracy White, reflecting continuing concerns about their special-teams play. The release of Hunt shows the Eagles made a mistake in their evaluation prior to the 2007 draft... Read more

Report card at the bye

Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 3:45 PM
Each week in Birdwatch, the Daily News provides a report card for that day's Eagles game. But as any student or school teacher knows, those individual grades eventually add up. The Eagles' ultimate report card says they are 3-3, heading into the bye week with the Atlanta Falcons looming on Oct. 26... Read more
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