Friday, December 26, 2014

Archive: January, 2009

Dukes: McNabb haters don't know football

Saturday, January 24, 2009, 10:42 AM
In an interview this week with ESPN 950's Jody Mac and Harry Mayes, NFL Network's Jamie Dukes had some advice for Eagles fans who boo Donovan McNabb or think he is the problem. "Understand how hard it is to find a quality quarterback in this league," Dukes said. "Those who are booing... Read more

Draft order set (almost)

Friday, January 23, 2009, 12:49 PM
With only one game to play, the NFL draft order is pretty much set, except for the final two spots for the Cardinals and Steelers. Here's a list of the order, with the Eagles picking 21st and 28th. Earlier this week, Eagletarian rounded up some mock drafts to get some names floating around in our heads... Read more

Michael Irvin and reality TV

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 6:09 PM
I've become pretty limited in my interests these days. There is sports. And there is TV. So when the two worlds mix, I cannot resist. Which brings us to Michael Irvin's new idea. Irvin, an obvious fan favorite among Eagles fans, is launching a show in which 12 people will get a chance to compete for... Read more

Aikman critical of T.O., Romo

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 8:58 AM
In previous posts and during our live chats, many of you have sounded off on Troy Aikman, saying he's unfairly critical of the Eagles during broadcasts. While I disagree with those sentiments and think Aikman is critical of the Eagles when they deserve it and praises them when they're playing well (Week... Read more

What they're saying: Defending McNabb

Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 4:36 PM
After reading endless predictions by experts last week that called for an Eagles' Super Bowl appearance, philly.com intern Andrew Holland is back to bring you links from around the Web about the most recent playoff disappointment. And for more Eagles news, be sure to check out philly.com's Eagles... Read more

Kobe in an Eagles uniform?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 9:08 AM
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was pulling for the Eagles last week, but after the loss, he had some thoughts about how the Birds could improve their red-zone production. Basically, get him on the field. "I'd be a wide receiver," Bryant said. "I'd be a bad [expletive] too. No more red-zone... Read more

More turmoil in Dallas

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 6:50 PM
An interesting article in today's Dallas Morning News details the lack of discipline that plagued the Cowboys during the 2008 season. According to reporter Calvin Watkins, one of the major problems the Cowboys faced was players constantly being late for meetings and team flights. The article says the... Read more

N.Y. writer rips McNabb

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 10:00 AM
Newsday (N.Y.) columnist Arthur Staple ripped into Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb yesterday, calling him a "whiner" and saying he's no Eli Manning: McNabb and the Eagles flamed out in the NFC Championship game Sunday, the fifth time in McNabb's solid Philly career that he and his team have... Read more

Trotter: Jim Johnson got outcoached

Monday, January 19, 2009, 6:51 PM
Ex-Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter said in an interview with WIP's morning show that defensive coordinator Jim Johnson got outcoached in yesterday's 32-25 loss to the Cardinals. "I really believe Jim Johnson just flat-out got outcoached," Trotter said. "He got outcoached. And I said... Read more

Saints' Payton helped Cards with trick play

Monday, January 19, 2009, 12:43 PM
You've probably been unable to erase the play from your memory on this day after. The Eagles trailed the Cardinals, 7-3. Kurt Warner tossed the ball to the right to running back J.J. Arrington. Arrington then slung it back to Warner behind the line of scrimmage on the far sideline. Seconds later, Warner's... Read more
About this blog
Sheil Kapadia is in his fifth season writing about the Eagles and the NFL for philly.com. His earliest memories as a sports fan include several trips to Veterans Stadium with his Dad. He's not a beat writer or an Insider, but is here to discuss the NFL 365 days a year. E-mail him at skapadia@philly.com or by clicking here

Follow Sheil on Twitter. And become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook.

Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for even more Birds coverage, including app-exclusive videos and analysis. Download it here.

Reach Sheil at skapadia@philly.com.

Sheil Kapadia Philly.com
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected