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Archive: January, 2009

Gotta have a slogan

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 9:12 PM
Apparently, the key to team unity is having a slogan. And then having that slogan put on T-shirts that are widely distributed in the locker room and sometimes beyond. Two days before the Eagles beat the Giants in the NFC Divisional Playoff, Giants coach Tom Coughlin was asked about T-shirts that read... Read more

Boldin: 'No doubt' about playing

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 6:28 PM
Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin says he has “no doubt” he’ll be able to play in Sunday’s NFC title game and expects to be "real effective." "I don’t see me having any problems or hindrances," he said. "I just see myself resuming to my regular... Read more

DMac: 'Fine Like Wine'

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 2:16 PM
You know you're deep in the playoffs when the NovaCare auditorium starts filling up with reporters from all over the country. So it was yesterday, when Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook and Brian Dawkins took their weekly strolls across the stage. Most notable was McNabb's relaxed, engaging... Read more

Expect roof to be closed

Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 9:18 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — The NFC Championship Game will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium, one of three NFL venues with a retractable roof. Houston and Indianapolis are the others. To enhance crowd noise, the roof will likely stay closed, although the week ahead sparkles with a Chamber of... Read more

Best QB still playing?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 9:15 AM
The four quarterbacks still standing in the NFL playoffs present an interesting picture ... In the NFC, you have Donovan McNabb, who will be playing in his fifth NFC Championship Game and has been to one Super Bowl. Only four QBs in NFL history have started more than five conference championship... Read more

Cardinals' Boldin still uncertain

Monday, January 12, 2009, 6:53 PM
The status of Arizona wide receiver Anquan Boldin remains uncertain for Sunday's NFC Championship Game. Boldin injured a hamstring in the wild-card victory over Atlanta and did not play against Carolina after attempting to warm up. "We’ll see," Arizona coach Ken Whisenhut said. "Obviously... Read more

What Andy Said, What Andy Meant (post Giants III)

Monday, January 12, 2009, 4:56 PM
On the impressive play of Donovan McNabb: What Andy said: "He’s getting better and better with age here. He’s really doing a nice job. He’s upped his game. You don’t normally see that this late in a player’s career." What Andy meant: "Two Donovan old-age... Read more

Reid: Arizona is a different team

Monday, January 12, 2009, 12:32 PM
The theme of the week around the NovaCare Complex was clear from Andy Reid’s news conference today. It is something you will hear a lot: This is a different Arizona Cardinals team than the one the Eagles beat, 48-20, on Thanksgiving night at the Linc. “It is important now that we turn... Read more

Worried about Westbrook?

Sunday, January 11, 2009, 10:38 PM
Brian Westbrook has spent this season trying to ignore the pain in several parts of his body, from his knee to his ankle to his ribs. He has been a mainstay on the injury report and his practice time has been limited, especially whenever the Eagles practice on turf inside. As you watched him at various... Read more

Eagles-Giants playoff report card

Sunday, January 11, 2009, 6:49 PM
Our grades for the Eagles victory over the Giants in the NFC Divisional Playoff: RUSHING OFFENSE The Eagles averaged just 2.1 yards per carry, but they get points for again sticking with the run (28 attempts). Donovan McNabb scored the Eagles’ first TD on a QB sneak and Brian Westbrook set... Read more
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