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Archive: October, 2008

No L.J., No Fine

Friday, October 31, 2008, 6:48 PM
The Eagles are in Seattle Friday night, having exited via charter just as the Phillies' parade was getting ramped up. So Andy Reid's pledge to watch the festivities from his office window was not kept -- though in Reid's defense, he made that pledge back on Monday, when he thought Game 5 was going... Read more

Donovan Didn't Jinx 'Em

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 2:33 PM
Many years ago, when Jay Greenberg was covering the Flyers for the Daily News, one of the other local pro franchises was playing for a title. Might have been the '83 Phils in the World Series. Anyhow, Jay was acutely aware that his beat was not the focus of the newspaper right then. One day he started... Read more

No Practice for L.J.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 2:03 PM
The Eagles regained wideout Reggie Brown for Wednesday's practice but were without tight end L.J. Smith as they began preparations for Sunday's visit to Seattle. Brown, who has missed the last two games with a groin injury, apparently will play this week, giving Donovan McNabb a full complement of... Read more

If Selig Ran the NFL

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 12:08 PM
Thanks for joining this special time-travel edition of Eagletarian. We're sitting in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa the evening of Feb. 1, 2009, watching Super Bowl XLIII unfold, between the AFC Champion Tennessee Titans and the NFC Champion New York Giants, the game that also has come to be known... Read more

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

Monday, October 27, 2008, 2:54 PM
On the offense’s continued short-yardage and goal line problems: What Andy said: ``There are some things we’ve got to get better at. I don’t think we need to (say what they are) publicly. But there are some things that are being done and we’ve got a couple of them done over a... Read more

Andy: Drought's Over

Monday, October 27, 2008, 1:23 PM
It was a startling moment, coming from a man who usually answers "we'll see," when asked if he, say, plans on starting 11 players on offense and defense in the upcoming game. Andy Reid was asked Monday whether the city's other sports franchises would derive a boost, if the Phillies close... Read more

Not Quite Put Away

Sunday, October 26, 2008, 12:08 PM
Fourth-quarter update: The Eagles just blew a huge chance to put this game away. They drove to the Falcons' 1 but -- stop me if you've heard this before -- failed to score a touchdown, ending up with an 18-yard David Akers field goal and a 20-7 lead. L.J. Smith left the field with a concussion after... Read more

Eagles Game Day

Sunday, October 26, 2008, 6:00 AM
The Eagles (3-3) host the surprising Atlanta Falcons (4-2) and returning hometown boy Matt Ryan at Lincoln Financial Field at 1 p.m. today. The Birds look to continue their perfect record under Andy Reid after the bye week. Reid's team's are 9-0 coming off the break. Check back with Eagletarian... Read more

Healthy on offense

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 11:10 AM
Wide receiver Kevin Curtis will make his season debut Sunday against the Falcons following surgery for a sports hernia before the season began. (Keep that potentially scary timetable in mind, Flyers fans, as you wonder when Danny Briere will return.) That means the Eagles could potentially have their... Read more

What we're watching: Eagles-Falcons

Friday, October 24, 2008, 1:01 AM
Here is our weekly look at what we will be watching in the Eagles game: 1. Getting off the field: In the Eagles’ three wins, their opponents managed to convert just 4 of 36 third-down opportunities (11.1 percent). In their three losses: 24 of 46 (52.2). Eagles have been atrocious on third-and-7... Read more
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