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Archive: August, 2009

McNabb answers "controversy"

Monday, August 31, 2009, 12:37 PM
Well, that didn't take long. According to Michael Irvin, who hasn't been to one Eagles practice or game this preseason, the Eagles have a quarterback controversy. Apparently, Irvin -- a long time Donovan McNabb hater -- and local radio yakker Howard Eskin are simpatico. Eskin tried to whip up a storm... Read more

Reid: Kolb to start; Vick to play

Monday, August 31, 2009, 6:17 PM
Eagles coach Andy Reid said on his radio show today that backup quarterback Kevin Kolb will start Thursday's preseason finale at the New York Jets and that Michael Vick will be inserted occassionally in that span. Vick will then take over under center in the second half. No word on when, and if, A... Read more

11 a.m. Wednesday: Live Eagles chat

Monday, August 31, 2009, 4:40 PM
Join Jeff McLane for a live Eagles chat Wednesday at 11 a.m. Read more

Mikell nostalgic for Dawk

Monday, August 31, 2009, 3:36 PM
You miss Brian Dawkins, right? The Eagles do, too. Many of the reporters miss the long-time Eagles safety, as well. But there might not be another Eagles-affiliated person that is more wistful about Dawkins than the current strong safety Quintin Mikell. Mikell said he watched last night's Broncos-Bears... Read more

Man in the middle: Gaither for now

Sunday, August 30, 2009, 1:08 PM
It's two weeks until opening day and the Eagles remain uncertain about who is going to replace the injured Stewart Bradley as the starting middle linebacker. Joe Mays had that title for the first three preseason games, but veteran Omar Gaither will be running with the starters this week in practice... Read more

Andrews back: "It felt good"

Saturday, August 29, 2009, 1:04 PM
Shawn Andrews is back and his back felt fine after practice today. "It felt good," the Eagles tackle said. "I had no [reservations]. Went through this thing full speed. Of course, it wasn't much contact ... but still got a good feel on some leaning and pass rushing." Andrews did... Read more

Eagles-Jags observations

Friday, August 28, 2009, 1:42 PM
Here are a few quick observations off the Eagles-Jaguars game that may have been lost in all the Vick hoopla: DEFENSE -- Having Trent Cole back makes a huge difference. The end was a disruptive force in the first quarter -- his lone 15 minutes of play. He could have had two sacks -- Eugene Monroe... Read more

McNabb unhappy?; Herremans surgery

Friday, August 28, 2009, 12:05 AM
Is Donovan McNabb already at odds with the Wildcat and Michael Vick's role on the team? Before you start accusing me of being a rabble-rouser, take this response from the Eagles quarterback when he was asked if he thought the WildVick disrupted the rhythm and whether the offense needed to get back... Read more

Vick gets ovation

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 7:28 PM
Michael Vick was given a standing ovation from many at the less-than-half-full Lincoln Financial Field tonight. The Eagles' new quarterback checked in on the team's second play from scrimmage. As Vick trotted out on the field, a large portion of the crowd rose to their feet to cheer on the disgraced... Read more

Vick at the Linc

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 5:29 PM
You're looking Live at my blog. And I'm looking live at Lincoln Financial Field in what's expected to be an overcrowded press box. There's already a collection of grizzly sportswriters from all around the land in house. The cafeteria is overwhelmed. Michael Vick is at the Linc for tonight's preseason... Read more
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