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Archive: January, 2011

Eagles interview Bears' DB coach

Monday, January 31, 2011, 4:54 PM
The Eagles interviewed Bears defensive backs coach Jon Hoke about their defensive coordinator position today, the team confirmed. Hoke is in his second year with the Chicago Bears. He spent seven years coaching defensive backs with the Houston Texans. Fox Sports first reported earlier today that... Read more

Andy Reid's son commits to Temple for football

Sunday, January 30, 2011, 8:40 PM
Spencer Reid, the youngest of Eagles coach Andy Reid's five children, has given a verbal commitment to play football at Temple. Reid, a 5-10, 205-pound running back who also played defense, spent his senior season at Harriton High School after transferring from St. Joseph's Prep. He also was being... Read more

Darren Perry reportedly on Raiders' list too

Sunday, January 30, 2011, 11:24 AM
Count the Oakland Raiders as another team expected to wait until after the Super Bowl to fill their defensive coordinator opening. One of their candidates appears to be Packers safeties coach Darren Perry, according to the Oakland Tribune. Perry was the Raiders' defensive backs coach in 2007 and '08... Read more

Darren Perry: 'I'm ready' to be a coordinator

Saturday, January 29, 2011, 1:45 PM
A few things have to happen before the Eagles can interview Packers assistant Darren Perry about their defensive coordinator opening. First, Perry and the Packers have to play in the Super Bowl. Then, the Eagles have to formally request permission and the Packers have to grant permission. Perry has... Read more

Birds To Ask to Talk to Perry?

Friday, January 28, 2011, 2:57 PM
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Packers blog reported today that the Eagles will ask permission to talk to Green Bay secondary coach Darren Perry, when the Super Bowl is over. An Eagles spokesman said the team is not allowed to comment under NFL tampering rules. Perry, 42, is the Green Bay safeties... Read more

League Source: No Back to Future with Fisher

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 9:55 PM
A league source in a position to know last night said there was no truth to an ESPN report that Jeff Fisher could end up as the Eagles' defensive coordinator, hours after his 16-year reign as the Tennessee Titans' head coach crumbled in a disagreement over the direction of the franchise. Fisher's... Read more

DeSean Jackson out of Pro Bowl

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 5:28 PM
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has pulled out of the Pro Bowl due to injury. Jackson tweaked his left knee and did not practice today in Honolulu, according to an NFL spokesman. An Eagles spokesman said he talked to the trainer at the Pro Bowl and the injury is considered very minor. "DeSean... Read more

Cardinals also looking at Super assistants

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 4:22 PM
The Eagles could have competition for their preferred candidates for defensive coordinator. Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt said he wants to interview assistant coaches on both Super Bowl teams before he makes a hire, according to the Arizona Republic. “I interviewed a couple of guys at the Senior... Read more

Philly football fans are unhappiest city in NFL

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 11:16 AM
This came to our Inbox the other day, and we figured what else would cheer people up on another snowy day but a survey about how depressed the football fans are in Philadelphia. Philadelphia was named the unhappiest pro football city, according to an analysis by Avvo, which offers free ratings and... Read more

McCoy, Dixon honors; Dennis Thurman; Vick salary

Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 12:16 PM
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and defensive tackle Antonio Dixon were named to USA Today's 18th annual All-Joes team. The team is named for Joe Phillips, a defensive linemen for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was in his 14th year in 1992 and did a lot of work for the NFL's fifth-ranked defense but... Read more
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