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Archive: February, 2011

DE Joins Eagles Sack Hunt

Friday, February 11, 2011, 5:00 PM
The Eagles added another pass-rusher to their mix yesterday when they signed the Canadian Football League's 2010 sack leader, defensive end Phillip Hunt, to a three-year contract. Hunt notched 16 sacks for Winnipeg last season, his second in the CFL after failing to make the Cleveland Browns as an... Read more

Castillo: Simplify, attack

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 1:06 PM
A couple of things became clearer today when the Eagles made their new defensive staff (plus new offensive line coach Howard Mudd) available to reporters at NovaCare. First, the implicit message was that defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was fired because he made things too complicated. Every Eagles... Read more

Eagles finalize coaching staff

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 12:51 PM
The Eagles have finalized their coaching staff with several additions and promotions. Shockingly enough, none of them involve Jon Gruden: The team named Johnnie Lynn secondary/cornerbacks coach, David Culley senior offensive assistant/wide receivers, James Urban assistant offensive coordinator, Doug... Read more

Eagles promote within defensive staff

Monday, February 7, 2011, 2:05 PM
As expected, the Eagles have made two changes to new defensive coordinator Juan Castillo's staff from within, promoting Mike Caldwell to linebackers coach and Michael Zordich to secondary/safeties coach. The likelihood is that the Eagles also will had a secondaries/cornerbacks coach to complete the... Read more

Gruden is not replacing Reid

Monday, February 7, 2011, 10:42 AM
There are only about a million reasons, starting with the Rooney Rule, why this is not true. We can't even stomach calling this a report. If you haven't heard, former Eagles fullback Kyle Eckel passed along what he termed a "rumor" on his Facebook page that Andy Reid was stepping down as the Eagles... Read more

Super Bowl odds, vote for the Eagles

Monday, February 7, 2011, 9:40 AM
When Super Bowl ends and the looking ahead to the next begins ... The bigger question might be whether there is pro football next year and what form the oddseason -- which is what this next stretch should be called instead -- takes, but the oddsmakers are the oddsmakers. BetUS.com posted its odds... Read more

Lesson for Birds? Hard to Find

Monday, February 7, 2011, 1:24 AM
Usually I watch the Super Bowl with an eye toward what the Eagles might learn from the winner. This year's verdict: Not much. In fact, after Packers coach Mike McCarthy left Aaron Rodgers back there to try to win the game by himself, without a running game or sure handed receivers, I was kinda hoping... Read more

Picks Propel Pack

Sunday, February 6, 2011, 8:15 PM
A late Steelers first-half touchdown drive might have kept Super Bowl XLV from becoming a rout, after Ben Roethlisberger interceptions put 14 points on the board for the Packers, one on a pick-six by safety Nick Collins. Green Bay leads 21-10 at halftime, a bigger deficit than any winning SB team has... Read more

Update on Super Screwup

Sunday, February 6, 2011, 6:25 PM
Update: The NFL now says the 400 fans whose seats weren't ready were invited to watch the game on monitors inside a stadium club behind the Steelers' bench, or they could go to standing room platforms in each corner. They still get the triple refund. The league now says face value of their seats is... Read more

Sabol going to Canton

Saturday, February 5, 2011, 9:00 PM
When Ed Sabol was running NFL Films, he had a saying that he used to tell the people that worked for him: finish like a pro. Earlier today, it was Sabol who finished like a pro when the 95-year-old NFL Films founder was selected the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ``Today is a good ending,’’... Read more
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