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Archive: September, 2008

Playing in prime time

Saturday, September 27, 2008, 9:48 AM
When it came to playing in prime time during the early years of the Andy Reid era, the Eagles were a virtual certainty. Reid's teams won their first eight night games and 16 of 17. Since then, though, the Eagles have lost 12 of 14, have lost five consecutive Sunday night games and not won on Sunday... Read more

McNabb's In: Westbrook 'Questionable'

Friday, September 26, 2008, 3:12 PM
"Questionable" is a funny word. In NFL injury report parlance, it means a player has a 50-50 chance of playing in the upcoming game. According to the Eagles, Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook are both "questionable" for Sunday night's game at Chicago. Yet McNabb practiced Friday... Read more

What We're Watching: Eagles-Bears

Thursday, September 25, 2008, 6:53 PM
Here is our weekly look at the things we will be keeping our eyes on during this weekend's Eagles game: 1. The rookie running back: The Bears’ Matt Forte has gotten off to an impressive pro start. He’s second in the league in yards from scrimmage and has averaged nearly 30 touches a game... Read more

Coordinators Talk; No Practice for McNabb

Thursday, September 25, 2008, 1:45 PM
Your Eagletarian thought about suspending his blogging for a few days to help President Bush and Congress deal with the national financial crisis, but he figured in grim times such as these, people need their snippets of Eagles info more than ever. Little was revealed about the Eagles' injury situation... Read more

Jovial McNabb heading home

Thursday, September 25, 2008, 6:00 AM
Donovan McNabb was in good spirits when he did a conference call with the Chicago media Wednesday. The QB returns to his hometown, where the Eagles have not lost since 1995. * Asked about Tampa Bays' Brian Griese throwing 67 times against the Bears last week, McNabb quipped: "I am going to go... Read more

Westbrook Improving; McNabb Expects to Play

Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 1:51 PM
Andy Reid read a list of five offensive starters who would not be practicing today, as his team started preparing to vist the Chicago Bears this weekend. Five is a lot, in a sport where you can only have 11 on the field at a time. But the two marquee names, Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook, seemed... Read more

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 9:19 AM
Later today, Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook and Brian Dawkins are scheduled for their regular Wednesday NovaCare news conferences, but in the meantime, we have this McNabb interview with, in which McNabb further underscores the fact that he does not seem to spend a lot of... Read more

Saluting Dawkins

Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 6:59 AM
Brians Dawkins will be named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, according to the Eagles' Web site. Dawkins bounced back from a rough game against Dallas to post 10 tackles, including a sack and another tackle for loss, in the Eagles' 15-6 win over Pittsburgh. The sack in the fourth... Read more

Keeping Donovan safe

Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 10:00 AM
With Donovan McNabb likely to be hampered by a bruised chest Sunday night, keeping pressure off him and avoiding the big hits have to be bigger priorities than usual for the Eagles. To that end comes this stat from the Bears' loss to Tampa Bay: Brian Griese attempted 67 passes and was not sacked once... Read more

Westbrook Walking Normally, but Gingerly

Monday, September 22, 2008, 9:16 PM
Brian Westbrook walked more or less normally from the back of a silver Lincoln TownCar to the back door of the Stone Grill in Clementon, N.J., for his weekly ESPN 950 AM radio show Monday evening. He didn't run, skip or jump, however, and his description of his injury -- "closer to being a high... Read more
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