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No NAACP pro-Vick rally?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 7:11 PM
Well, the Eagles had to know days like this would come when they signed Michael Vick. This is what I was talking about when I questioned weeks ago whether the distractions were worth the on-field value of bringing in the quarterback. Earlier today we cited a report saying the NAACP planned on holding... Read more

NAACP pro-Vick rally and McNabb

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 3:34 PM
ESPN.com's Sal Paolantonio is reporting that the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP and other local civil rights groups plan to hold pro-Michael Vick rallies tomorrow at the Linc. Here's what J. Whyatt Mondesire, president of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP told Paolantonio: "We believe... Read more

Questions: Who's playing middle LB?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 2:13 PM
We've covered the wide receiver question and the right tackle question. Now we move to the defense, where really there are quite a few concerns on a unit that ranked No. 3 in the league last year. Will they be able to generate a consistent pass rush? Who will fill in at safety opposite Quintin Mikell?... Read more

7 p.m. Thursday: Live Eagles chat

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 12:12 PM
Join me at 7 p.m. Thursday night for a live chat as the Eagles take on the Jaguars and Michael Vick makes his debut. I'll provide instant updates and commentary on the action. Read more

Five-round fantasy mock draft

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 8:19 AM
As the loyal MTC readers know, I had a fantasy draft last Sunday. I know many of you have them coming up this week or the next so I thought I'd share the results of the first five rounds here. It's important to note that we do a strange draft order that is hard to explain, but it's not your typical... Read more

Questions: The Eagles' RT situation

Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 1:47 PM
We continue today to take a closer look at some of the questions facing the Eagles as their Week 1 matchup against the Carolina Panthers inches nearer. Yesterday we wondered how the wide receiver situation would play out between Reggie Brown, Hank Baskett and Brandon Gibson. Most of you on the comments... Read more

L.J. Smith tweaks hamstring

Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 7:32 AM
I know, I know. You've read that headline before. Although likely with several other body parts filled in other than hamstring. Former Eagles tight end L.J. Smith tweaked his hammy during the Ravens' 24-23 win over the Jets last night. In the third quarter, with Baltimore facing a third down, Smith... Read more

Questions: The Eagles' WR situation

Monday, August 24, 2009, 12:32 PM
During the next few days, we'll take a look at some of the Eagles' unanswered questions as their Week 1 matchup against the Panthers inches closer. Today we look at the wide receiver situation. Assuming that the Eagles keep six at the position, which is not a given, there have been three players... Read more

Giants get bad injury news

Sunday, August 23, 2009, 9:45 PM
The beat guys have updates from today on the Eagles' injuries. Check out Eagletarian and Birds' Eye View for details. Meanwhile, Tom Coughlin shed some light on the Giants' injury situation this evening, and the news was not good. Defensive lineman Chris Canty is having trouble recovering from a... Read more

Coughlin 'embarrassed' by Giants' performance

Sunday, August 23, 2009, 9:53 AM
Is it just me, or did we have a similar headline on this very Web site Friday morning? Except instead of Coughlin and Giants, it said Reid and Eagles. The G-Men lost to the Bears, 17-3, last night and Tom Coughlin wasn't pleased with the way his team performed. "Quite frankly, we got embarrassed... Read more
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