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Archive: October, 2008

Hunt, Klecko Shuffled

Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 1:34 PM
Brian Westbrook isn't practicing today, as the Eagles begin preparing for this Sunday's visit to San Francisco, and there are indications the Birds understand their franchise running back almost certainly won't be able to play effectively this week. Fullback Tony Hunt said he has been told he will... Read more

Red, Green, Whatever

Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 9:35 AM
Your Eagletarian has some thoughts on the debate. No, not that debate. The one about whether Philadelphia is "red" or "green" right now, with the Phillies in the NLCS and the Eagles taxing everyone's patience at 2-3 after a promising start. My main thought: Let's just pretend... Read more

Birds and the bye

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 11:25 PM
Sometimes the trends go in the Eagles' favor, and sometimes they don't ... Here is one that doesn't look so good -- assuming you believe in these things -- and it looks even worse when you consider how bad the Birds are scuffling right now. The Eagles are 3-6 in the week before the bye under Andy... Read more

What Andy Said, What Andy Meant (post-Redskins)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 7:56 AM
On why, after 10 years, it’s still so difficult putting players in the right position to make plays: What Andy said: ``It’s a challenge every week. That’s what makes it such a great job.’’ What he meant: ``I don’t want to talk about that. I want to talk about taxes... Read more

Westy Rehabbing Again

Monday, October 6, 2008, 8:15 PM
Brian Westbrook said he was doing his ESPN 950-AM radio show last night on about an hour of sleep since Sunday's game, courtesy of the two fractured ribs he sustained on the first drive of the Eagles' 23-17 loss to the Redskins. Westbrook, who took a painkilling injection and missed only a series... Read more

Broken Ribs for Westbrook

Monday, October 6, 2008, 12:39 PM
A bad Eagles weekend got worse today when Andy Reid, droning through the injuries in his usual day-after news conference, casually mentioned that Brian Westbrook has broken ribs. Two of 'em, Reid eventually acknowledged. He wouldn't speculate on Westbrook's availability for this weekend's game at San... Read more

Outplayed and Outhit

Sunday, October 5, 2008, 5:40 PM
After the early trick plays and the punt return touchdown, the Eagles had nothing for the Washington Redskins, who dominated both lines of scrimmage in a 23-17 upset at the Linc. Andy Reid added one little thing to his usual postgame refusal to engage in any sort of meaningful discussion of what went... Read more

Birds Frittering Lead

Sunday, October 5, 2008, 2:44 PM
Update: The defense has worn down, because the offense can't get out of its own way. Or you could say the offense is messed up because it goes half an hour between series. Whichever is the chicken and which is the egg doesn't really matter, the Eagles are blowing a game they led 14-0 at the end of... Read more

Westbrook Back, Birds Winning

Sunday, October 5, 2008, 2:01 PM
Brian Westbrook keyed the Eagles' opening touchdown drive, cutting and looking like his ankle wasn't bothering him a bit. Westbrook scored the TD on a draw right up the gut, going in standing from 9 yards out. He left early in the next series -- which came after rookie DeSean Jackson gave the Eagles... Read more

It's Official: Westy's In

Sunday, October 5, 2008, 11:59 AM
OK, now it's official: Brian Westbrook is active for today's game against the Redskins. What we don't know is what sort of Westbrook we'll see; he did not seem to be cutting much on his strained right ankle in practice late last week. The Redskins, as expected, are without corner Shawn Springs (calf)... Read more
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