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Archive: May, 2009

Thoughts on Lito, Kornheiser

Monday, May 18, 2009, 11:29 AM
Colleague John Smallwood wrote an interesting column today about Lito Sheppard's disparaging of the Eagles' front office, which Lito expressed in an interview with Newsday. Part of John's point was that it's really naive for Lito to pine for help from the NFL in attempting to get a valid contract reworked... Read more

(Fake) Asante predicts Super Bowl victory

Sunday, May 17, 2009, 6:00 AM
UPDATED: The Daily News got duped. Below you will find a blog post that contains a Super Bowl prediction by Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel and information about Eagles defensive end Trent Cole posted on Twitter pages that were presented as if they were written by the players. An Eagles spokesman said... Read more

Spinning Brown/Boldin

Saturday, May 16, 2009, 10:57 AM
The Cards and the Eagles have differing versions of what transpired draft weekend. The upshot, for Birds fans, is that the team just might not be as opposed to trading Sheldon Brown as it has publicly maintained. Arizona's spin emerged via The Arizona Republic, with general manager Rod Graves saying... Read more

High expectations for Celek

Friday, May 15, 2009, 6:56 AM
Coming off 10 catches in the NFC Championship Game and the departure of underachieving veteran L.J. Smith, Brent Celek is facing high expectations as he moves into the starting role at tight end. That much is clear from an interview on the team's Web site with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg... Read more

More Thoughts on the Big Kid

Thursday, May 14, 2009, 2:15 PM
Wednesday, when I posted about Jere Longman's New York Times piece on Shawn Andrews, I excerpted the parts of the story where Jere did a really good job of getting Shawn to talk about something I know has been in the backs of teammates' minds -- whether Shawn really enjoys playing football. I think... Read more

Andrews' Angst

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 6:58 PM
Wednesday's New York Times interview with Shawn Andrews was more for people who were unaware of the Eagles offensive lineman's battle with depression than for plugged-in Eagles fans. (The news, by the way, that depression was causoing Andrews to miss the start of training camp last year was broken... Read more

Tough Crowd

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 12:22 PM
DeSean Jackson looked only slightly older than the 260 or so seventh graders lined up to greet him outside E.T. Richardson School in Springfield, Delaware County, Wednesday morning. Jackson, last year's record-setting rookie receiver, was the Eagle the NFL chose to participate in this year's "Take... Read more

Reid Recaps

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 10:46 AM
Listening to Andy Reid and Angelo Cataldi make nice on the radio is always vaguely unsettling, something you know is being done for the public's benefit, and not because either of the protagonists really enjoys it. Kind of like if Wanda Sykes had to kiss Rush Limbaugh. The Eagles' coach dropped in... Read more

Vincent: Sheldon, Birds will put differences aside

Monday, May 11, 2009, 2:05 PM
I spoke with former Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent over the weekend about Sheldon Brown’s unhappiness over his contract situation. I’ll elaborate more on the subject in Tuesday's Daily News. But Vincent, a good friend of Brown’s, is fairly confident that this situation isn’t... Read more

Ellis Hobbs on graduation day

Sunday, May 10, 2009, 8:00 AM
As we told you last week, new Eagles cornerback Ellis Hobbs was heading back to Iowa State for graduation day after finishing the degree that he promised his mother he would get. Hobbs was among 2,500 students who took part in the ceremony Saturday in Ames, Iowa. "I think it’s just about... Read more
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