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Bidding farewell, and thanks

Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 10:23 AM
My phone rang at about 7 p.m. on a Friday evening in late February 2009. On the line was a reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle, David White. Hours earlier, he reported that Brian Dawkins and the Denver Broncos had agreed to terms on a new contract. It seemed strange for a San Francisco reporter... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 10:30 AM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week: Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com lists Jason Babin's contract as one of the best 11 in the NFL: Criticize the Eagles and their Dream Team all you like, but everyone except for Nnamdi was signed to very cap-friendly... Read more

Programming note

Monday, July 2, 2012, 11:43 AM
Just wanted to let those who check in daily know that I'll be on vacation for most of this week and do not plan on posting. Of course, if something happens (or more likely, if I am bored), that could change. But if not, I'll return to daily entries on Monday, July 9, as we count down to training camp... Read more

Jaws: Vick can be top-5 passer

Friday, June 29, 2012, 2:08 PM
Ron Jaworski continued his QB countdown today, naming Michael Vick his 12th-ranked signal-caller in the NFL. Vick landed ahead of guys like Matt Schaub (13), Matthew Stafford (14) and Cam Newton (15). During the segment on ESPN's SportsCenter, Jaworski discussed Vick's running ability and how it... Read more

McNabb: I'm looking at 3 teams

Friday, June 29, 2012, 11:09 AM
With training camps set to open in about three weeks, Donovan McNabb still does not have a team. In an interview with NBC SportsTalk, the former Eagles quarterback said he still plans on playing in the NFL. "The most important thing for me is I have about three teams that I’m looking at - a... Read more

RG3: I could listen to Vick all day

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 11:53 AM
Earlier this offseason, there were rumors that the Eagles had at least some interest in trading up in the draft for quarterback Robert Griffin III. If we're speaking in hypotheticals, Griffin could have potentially spent a year behind Michael Vick, taken over in 2013, and the Eagles would have had... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 10:33 AM
Here's this week's roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com has released his list of the NFL's 10 biggest jerks. Two Eagles, DeSean Jackson and Michael Vick, make the list. Jackson at six, and Vick at No. 1: When is Vick allowed to move on? When... Read more

How teams attacked Vick in 2011

Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 1:30 PM
As part of the research for my article on Michael Vick in the 2012 Eagles Almanac, I took a detailed look at how teams defended him last season. Here's a look at how many pass rushers defenses sent at Vick. Of course, there's always some guesswork involved, but the numbers came from charting every... Read more

Five Eagles numbers that matter

Monday, June 25, 2012, 10:35 AM
Before we get to this week's numbers, please take note that the 2012 Eagles Almanac is available for purchase today. The publication offers a variety of analysis, commentary and more - a must-read for any Birds fan who is counting down the days to Lehigh. My personal contribution was a 3,000+ word... Read more

Asomugha: Bowles will help

Sunday, June 24, 2012, 9:48 AM
Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha made the media rounds last week to spread the word about a new initiative with the United Way focused on reducing the number of high school dropouts in this country. During interviews, he also talked about football and expectations for the 2012 Eagles. Speaking with... Read more
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