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Archive: January, 2013

Niners' Culliver Brings Hot Topic to SB XLVII

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 1:44 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- Just when this seemed about to become the deer antler spray Super Bowl, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver did a radio interview with alleged comedian Artie Lange in which Culliver sounded homophobic, Culliver saying he would not want a gay teammate. Word spread in plenty... Read more

Alex Smith Awaits His Fate

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 1:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- Two reporters from Philadelphia flanked Alex Smith Wednesday morning at the San Francisco 49ers' media session. A Cleveland reporter leaned in from the right. The New York Jets' media contingent hadn't made it over to Smith's table yet, but there was plenty of time. Smith's midseason... Read more

Donatell: No 'Official' Contact with Birds

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 1:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- San Francisco 49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell first denied he had any idea he was a hot topic in Philadelphia last week. Then Donatell allowed that "we hear things, and sometimes things are printed, but there's been no official contact." "Official" is an interesting word for Donatell... Read more

Billy Davis? Eagles Still Searching

Monday, January 28, 2013, 11:10 AM
NEW ORLEANS -- Last week, a theory emerged about the Eagles' defensive coordinator search that made perfect sense. It seemed likely there was a tacit deal in place with someone still involved with coaching one of the Super Bowl teams, and so the new guy couldn't be announced, yet the team was able... Read more

What I Learned at the Senior Bowl

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 4:01 PM
MOBILE, Ala. --- Waiting at Mobile Regional Airport Thursday afternoon to head back to Philly. Listening to a guy loudly recount details of his business meeting over his phone. "He didn't seem concerned -- even before dinner, before you know, he'd started drinking..." Yes, I am leaving two days before... Read more

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton talks Bountygate

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 2:39 PM
MOBILE, Ala. -- This post pretty much has nothing to do with the Eagles, except where Sean Payton said Wednesday at the Senior Bowl that there was never any chance of him going to another team when the NFL invalidated a clause in Payton's contract. technically, that could have made the Saints' coach... Read more

Gus Bradley Reflects on Eagles Interview

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 1:45 PM
MOBILE, Ala. -- The shaved head Eagles fans glimpsed from news helicopter footage just one short week earlier was covered by a Jacksonville Jaguars cap Tuesday, as Gus Bradley stood on the Ladd-Peebles Stadium turf and reflected on a dizzying NFL hiring process. Nine days previously, Bradley had... Read more

Chip Kelly: Defensive Coordinator Needs "Shutoutability"

Monday, January 21, 2013, 6:59 PM
MOBILE, Ala. -- New Eagles coach Chip Kelly said he doesn't need a defensive coordinator who thinks like Kelly ("God, no," he said when asked), or one who particularly favors a 4-3 or a 3-4 scheme. Kelly said his main criterion is "shutoutability." Kelly said you want different types of people and... Read more

Kelly Hire Has Link to Scandal

Monday, January 21, 2013, 12:59 PM
MOBILE, Ala. --- Wearing Eagles garb at this morning's Senior Bowl weigh-in and sitting with the Birds' scouts was Josh Gibson, Oregon's former assistant director of football operations. Reports from Oregon over the weekend indicated Gibson was being hired by the Eagles in an unspecified capacity... Read more

Video: What's next for Chip Kelly & the Eagles?

Friday, January 18, 2013, 1:34 PM
Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have hired Chip Kelly to replace Andy Reid as head coach, where do the Eagles go from here? CineSport's Brian Clark and the Daily News' Les Bowen discuss. Read more
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