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Archive: December, 2008

Like Riding a Bike?

Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 2:43 PM
Details are sketchy, but it seems that perhaps the last time Donovan McNabb played a postseason game, there was some sort of time-management issue in the final minutes, and perhaps the Birds might have lost. "It's just like riding a bike," the Eagles' quarterback assured reporters Wednesday... Read more

Dispute over Eagles-Cowboys leads to shooting

Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 1:02 PM
Here at Eagletarian, we devote our time to discussing the finer points of the Eagles and football, with a mix of references to music and pop culture, of course. Unfortunately, every now and again, serious issues from the real world intervene. A report out of Cordova, Md., indicates that some football... Read more

Dawkins, Clemons honored

Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 5:10 PM
It was a December for milestones for Brian Dawkins and his efforts have been rewarded with the NFC Defensive Player of the Month award. Dawkins closed the month by forcing two fumbles against Dallas, both of which were returned for touchdowns, the first time in NFL history that a team has scored on... Read more

McNabb, the critics and the brass

Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 1:03 PM
It was pretty clear after the game Sunday that Donovan McNabb considered himself ill-used, yet again last week. This time it was the flap over McNabb evaluating his season's play as "great," while acknowledging that getting a new contract will be on his mind when he sits down with management... Read more

What Andy Said, What Andy Meant (post-Cowboys II)

Monday, December 29, 2008, 4:20 PM
On the Cowboys’ collapse Sunday: What Andy said: ``Sometimes things snowball on you in the National Football League. That’s what happened with Dallas. They’re not as bad as the score showed, obviously.’’ What Andy meant: ``Thank God for Wade Phillips. As long as that guy... Read more

No gloating from Andy

Monday, December 29, 2008, 1:22 PM
Given the chance to gloat with a playoff berth in hand, Eagles coach Andy Reid declined. Reid's good-luck beard was the only bristly thing about the 10th-year coach when he met with the media Monday. "That’s not how I operate," Reid said. "I know it’s crazy, but we’re... Read more

Tarvaris Jackson to start vs. Eagles

Monday, December 29, 2008, 9:27 AM
Sunday capped a regular season filled with ups and downs for Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. Jackson started the first two games of the year and then was benched in favor of Gus Frerotte. He only regained his starting job because of Frerotte's back injury after sitting for 10 games. Jackson... Read more

Turnovers from all over

Monday, December 29, 2008, 9:00 AM
The Eagles, who had just 24 takeways in their first 15 games, forced five Cowboys turnovers and converted them into 27 points. Two of them were returned for third-quarter touchdowns by defensive end Chris Clemons and cornerback Joselio Hanson, which put away the Cowboys. The Eagles posted 29 total... Read more

Eagles-Cowboys report card

Sunday, December 28, 2008, 9:35 PM
Here are our grades for the Eagles-Cowboys game: RUSHING OFFENSE A week after calling just 5 run plays in the second half v. Redskins, Andy Reid wisely went with a more balanced approach vs. Cowboys. Ran it 18 times in the first half for 58 yards, including 9- and 16-yard runs by Correll Buckhalter... Read more

Eagles-Vikings game time set

Sunday, December 28, 2008, 8:35 PM
The Eagles will travel to Minnesota in the late game on Sunday, with a 4:30 p.m. start. The game will be broadcast on Fox. NFL WILD CARD WEEKEND Saturday, January 3 NFC: 4:30 PM (ET) Atlanta (11-5) at Arizona (9-7) (NBC-TV) AFC: 8:00 PM (ET) Indianapolis (12-4) at Denver (8-7) or San Diego (7-8)... Read more
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