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Archive: September, 2008

Blame McNabb? Hey, Why Not?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 12:49 PM
Your Eagletarian got an e-mail this morning from a gentleman who wanted me to know that had Norm Van Brocklin been told to run that fourth-down handoff play to Correll Buckhalter, instead of a quarterback sneak, The Dutchman would have refused to do so. He would have, instead, responded with "an... Read more

Westy: Couldn't Cut on Ankle

Monday, September 29, 2008, 7:58 PM
Eagles running back Brian Westbrook said that when he warmed up at Soldier Field Sunday, he couldn't maneuver quite well enough to play in the Eagles' loss to the Bears. "We warmed up and we tested it. It just wasn't right. You would hate to go out there and injure it more, and then be out for... Read more

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

Monday, September 29, 2008, 6:01 PM
On Sunday’s four-point loss to the Bears: What Andy said: ``We didn’t perform the way we needed to on the offensive side, which is my responsibility. We didn’t start the game the way we needed to start the game. That’s also my responsibility.’’ What he meant: ``I... Read more

This One's On Andy

Monday, September 29, 2008, 6:10 AM
Early this morning, at the end of a hectic day, your Eagletarian finally was given enough time with the stat sheet to figure something out: The Eagles lost a football game Sunday night to a quarterback who threw for 17 net yards in the second half, and who looked like he needed a change of underwear... Read more

No Westy, No Win

Sunday, September 28, 2008, 11:42 PM
Four cracks at the goalline from the Bears’ 4, three from the 1. No points. That was the epitaph on a 24-20 Eagles loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, a game the Eagles should have won, and surely would have won if Brian Westbrook had been able to play. But Westbrook and his injured ankle... Read more

Orton Keeps Giving Birds Chances

Sunday, September 28, 2008, 11:11 PM
Kyle Orton keeps trying to give this to the Eagles, with some help from Jim Johnson's fellows, but despite two Orton picks and two Orton fumbles recovered by the Birds, the Bears still lead, 21-20. The teams exchanged turnovers early in the second half. DeSean Jackson turned the opposite way from... Read more

Reid, Birds Bumble Chance

Sunday, September 28, 2008, 10:07 PM
The Eagles would be leading at the half, not trailing, if Andy Reid had made a couple better decisions late in the second. The Birds might have been ready to take control when Juqua Parker hit Kyle Orton as he threw and Darren Howard picked off the pass, setting up Donovan McNabb and the offense at... Read more

Ouch, That Hurt

Sunday, September 28, 2008, 9:17 PM
It's 14-14 early in the second, here's what we think. Are the Bears ever going to start a drive in bad field position? DeSean Jackson just made a game-changing mistake, fumbling away a punt after a really strong defensive series. and the Bears took the lead two plays later, Marty Booker eluding Quintin... Read more

No Westbrook Tonight

Sunday, September 28, 2008, 6:53 PM
The inactives just came up to the press box, and as expected, Brian Westbrook will not play for the Eagles tonight. Westbrook made the trip despite the ankle injury he suffered last week, and appeared on the field a little more than two hours before gametime, walking with team head athletic trainer... Read more

Pregame Update

Sunday, September 28, 2008, 6:00 AM
We get your Game Day started here at Eagletarian with picks, matchups and rankings. Be sure to check back later in the day and throughout the game for Les Bowen's reports from Soldier Field. Second update: Brian Westbrook was just out on the Soldier Field turf, walking up and down the field with... Read more
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