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Archive: October, 2009

Second Take: Eagles-Bucs

Monday, October 12, 2009, 7:09 PM
Here is our Second Take on the Eagles' win over Tampa Bay: * You probably noticed that the Eagles blitzed a lot in Sunday’s win. How much? According to my unofficial calculations, 46 times on 75 snaps. Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott called blitzes on 23 of 43 snaps in the first half, but... Read more

Reid Gingerly Juggles Weapons

Monday, October 12, 2009, 1:08 PM
Eagles coach Andy Reid talked Monday at his day-after news conference about trying to spread the ball around among his sudden plethora of weapons, a tough task in a game such as Sunday's, when the Birds ran just 19 plays in the first half, 48 in the game, including garbage-time snaps. Asked about... Read more

Live chat with Paul Domowitch

Monday, October 12, 2009, 12:56 AM
Join Daily News columnist Paul Domowitch for a live chat at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Read more

Eagles-Bucs Report Card

Sunday, October 11, 2009, 7:03 PM
Here are our grades for the Eagles' 33-14 win over Tampa Bay: RUSHING OFFENSE The Eagles only rushed for 76 yards and 30 of those came on two runs by quarterback Donovan McNabb. Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy combined for just 32 yards on 12 carries. Not good. Particularly against a defense that... Read more

Reid: Plenty of things to work on

Sunday, October 11, 2009, 4:37 PM
The Eagles went to 11-0 after the bye under Andy Reid and the coach won his 100th game with a 33-14 dismantling of the winless Tampa Bay Bucs at the Linc. The Eagles improved to 3-1. “I’d rather have a hundred than nothing," Reid said of the milestone. "I appreciate you asking... Read more

Birds Up 28-7; Actual Run Blocking Sighted

Sunday, October 11, 2009, 8:33 AM
This has been a messy, off-kilter game, but maybe the Eagles have restored order with a two-play, 27-yard touchdown drive that gave them a 28-7 lead midway through the third. Brian Westbrook caught a 20-yard pass, after Asante Samuel's second interception of the day. Then, a real rarity -- a 7-yard... Read more

Maclin Starting for Curtis

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 8:07 PM
Turns out, that big ice pack Kevin Curtis was wearing on his left knee Thursday was a harbinger. Curtis did not practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay because of the knee problem, which caused him to miss the last game, against Kansas City. Eagles coach Andy... Read more

McDermott: Gaither still a big part of defense

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 12:36 PM
Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said linebacker Omar Gaither remains a big part of the defense regardless of the signing of Jeremiah Trotter. "His impact on this team will not change," McDermott said of Gaither. That seems to indicate that McDermott might take it slow with Trot... Read more

McNabb Pads Ribs; Gaither on Trot

Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 12:13 PM
Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said he will wear protection for his cracked rib during Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. McNabb broke the rib in the season opener against Carolina and has missed the last two games. He said he still feels twinges "laughing, coughing, sleeping on your side,"... Read more

Like Old Times: DMac, Westy, Trot Practice

Monday, October 5, 2009, 1:08 PM
Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook and prodigal .linebacker Jeremiah Trotter practiced today as the Eagles returned from the bye week and began preparations for their game against Tampa Bay on Sunday. McNabb suffered a fractured rib on Sept. 13 in the season-opening victory over Carolina. He has not... Read more
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