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Archive: July, 2009

Why Reid wanted Johnson to join Eagles

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 9:32 PM
Andy Reid tonight told an interesting story about why he wanted Jim Johnson as his defensive coordinator when he became head coach of the Eagles. "We met at the Pro Bowl. I had been a fan of his when I was in Green Bay because they completely dismantled us with the Colts," he said. "We... Read more

Reid tells story of Johnson, Lito

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 8:54 PM
Enjoyed this story Andy Reid told about Jim Johnson and Lito Sheppard: "Lito was one of his favorite guys, almost like a son. Lito was a character. So Jim was always trying to push the right button with Lito. And I remember Lito talked to Rick [Burkholder] or one of the guys, and they said, 'Hey... Read more

Dawkins, Harbaugh share thoughts on Johnson

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 6:52 PM
The football world is mourning the loss of Jim Johnson. Here are some thoughts from several different people, including Brian Dawkins and John Harbaugh: Dawkins: “This is a sad, sad day for myself and my Philadelphia family. Jim was tailor-made to coach in Philadelphia. He was a tough coach... Read more

Eagles and short yardage

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 2:56 PM
I told you last week that we had lined up Bill Barnwell, managing editor of Football Outsiders for an e-mail Q&A here at MTC. For those unfamiliar with the site, Football Outsiders analyzes football through in-depth, statistical analysis. Bill explains this much better below. The site puts out... Read more

Macho Harris a CB or safety?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 10:05 AM
Live from the bloggers' trailer at Lehigh University, it's Day 2 of practice. Interesting moment this morning while I was watching the secondary practice. They were working on tackling technique, specifically using their hips when trying to bring down big backs (Brandon Jacobs, Marion Barber, anyone?)... Read more

Day 1 wrap: The good, the bad...

Monday, July 27, 2009, 6:55 PM
Day 1 of practice at Lehigh is in the books. Here's the good, the bad and the rest: The good ** As you know by now, Brian Westbrook made an appearance. Andy Reid said yesterday that No. 36 would be here, and he showed up on the field during the afternoon practice. Obviously you don't want to make... Read more

McNabb's new offensive line

Monday, July 27, 2009, 3:17 PM
When Donovan McNabb addressed the media this afternoon, he was asked about adjusting to a new offensive line. Right now, there are only two players -- Todd Herremans at left guard and Jamaal Jackson at center -- who are expected to play the same position as last season. McNabb talked specifically... Read more

Report: DA demands jail time for Plax

Monday, July 27, 2009, 1:36 PM
Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau says Plaxico Burress is going to jail, one way or another. "We've always taken the position that he's going to have to go to jail, whether by trial or by plea," he said, per the New York Post. Morgenthau added that his office will announce the... Read more

Eagles morning notes: Still no Maclin

Monday, July 27, 2009, 9:57 AM
The first practice of 2009 Eagles training camp is in full swing, and as you've probably guessed, Jeremy Maclin is still not here. But other rookies and selected veterans are in the heat, running through drills as they've probably been doing for the past 15-20 years of their lives. Among the veterans... Read more

Camp diary: Andy talks Facebook, his future

Sunday, July 26, 2009, 11:36 PM
Camp officially started this evening as Andy Reid addressed the media at a press conference near the practice fields. The beat guys have you covered on the important stuff: check out reports from both Birds' Eye View and Eagletarian. The whole introductory press conference thing is an interesting... Read more
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