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Archive: November, 2009

Muddled Middle; Gocong back to SAM

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 12:26 PM
Even if Akeem Jordan remains sidelined, defensive coordinator Sean McDermott indicated that Chris Gocong could be moving back to strongside linebacker. Gocong played middle linebacker for the first time since high school last week against San Diego. Gocong confirmed that was the plan; Will Witherspoon... Read more

McNabb and 'just run the ball'

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 7:59 AM
Donovan McNabb was asked about the way TV cameras caught him, after one of the Eagles’ failed red zone excursions, turning toward the sideline and seeming to yell “just run the ball,” or something similar. “I’m a football player. I want to score,” McNabb said. “Do... Read more

Doctors say they expect full recovery for Westbrook

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 8:34 PM
The doctors who examined Eagles running back Brian Westbrook today in Pittsburgh reported in a statement that his symptoms have improved significantly since Sunday's second concussion and they expect a full recovery. He will be re-tested in 2-3 weeks, they said. Westbrook was examined at the University... Read more

McNabb on Chicago; Brown optimistic

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 2:30 PM
Donovan McNabb's assertion that this is a "must-win" game for the Eagles will rightfully get a lot of attention here in Philadelphia. Out in Chicago, reporters had other things on their minds when McNabb spoke to them on a conference call. McNabb, of course, is a Chicago native, and his... Read more

Reid: Westbrook 'in a good place'

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 11:56 AM
Eagles coach Andy Reid said Brian Westbrook was undergoing testing in Pittsburgh for his concussions "as we speak" during his morning news conference. "We'll know more on him the next day or two," Reid said. Reid said Westbrook "didn't seem rattled" when Reid spoke with... Read more

Prime-time struggles for Birds and Cutler

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 8:14 AM
Prime time has not exactly been the right time for the Eagles, at least when it comes to Sunday nights. The Birds are 0-7 on NBC since the network took over the Sunday night package. That includes the loss to the Cowboys two weeks ago. On his radio show this week, Eagles coach Andy Reid discounted... Read more

Westbrook to see concussion specialists

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 3:30 PM
UPDATED: The Eagles have issued a statement from head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder confirming an ESPN report that Brian Westbrook will see concussion specialists tomorrow in Pittsburgh. The statement read: “The Eagles have confirmed a report that RB Brian Westbrook will visit two concussion... Read more

Eagles-Chargers: Second Take

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 1:36 PM
A closer look at Sunday’s 31-23 loss to the Chargers: Afterthoughts * Look for either Quintin Demps or Macho Harris to be the Eagles’ primary kickoff returner this week against the Bears rather than Jeremy Maclin. Harris had two returns for 27 and 30 yards against the Charger, giving... Read more

Reno Mahe on a mission

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 7:52 AM
Reno Mahe won't be home for Thanksgiving this year. While others are eating turkey and watching football, he'll be in American Samoa, helping victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the island in late September. The 29-year-old former Eagles running back/punt returner said he got involved when... Read more

Westy Hit Helmets with Safety

Monday, November 16, 2009, 12:35 PM
Eagles coach Andy Reid said Brian Westbrook suffered his second concussion on a screen pass early in the third quarter Sunday, when sandwiched between teammate Jason Avant and Chargers safety Eric Weddle. On replays, it seems that Westbrook trips over blocker Stacy Andrews, who lunges at Weddle and... Read more
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