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Archive: February, 2010

Would Fitzgerald lobby for McNabb?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 1:01 PM
Two years ago, Eagles fans had dreams of luring Larry Fitzgerald away from the Cardinals and teaming him up with Donovan McNabb. Those were the days when every wide receiver rumor involved the Birds, regardles of how unrealistic each one seemed. Now, a similar scenario is playing out, except in reverse... Read more

Eagles 4th in decade standings

Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 3:45 PM
I used to run through this exercise every year, but Vince Verhei did the leg work this time around at Football Outsiders. It's a look at overall record and playoff performance for NFL franchises over a given period of time. In the past, I examined five-year windows. Verhei looks at the last decade... Read more

Super Bowl most-watched TV program ever

Monday, February 8, 2010, 3:27 PM
According to numbers released today, Sunday's Super Bowl was the most-watched program in U.S. television history, topping the M-A-S-H series finale in 1983. Nielsen reported that 106.5M viewers watched the Super Bowl, beating the 105.97M who watched M-A-S-H. Last year's Super Bowl set a record at... Read more

15 observations: Baskett, Payton and more

Sunday, February 7, 2010, 10:39 PM
1. The play you will remember when you think about this Super Bowl 20 years from now is the onside kick to start the second half. With the Saints trailing 10-6, Sean Payton decided to gamble, and of all people, it was Hank Baskett who could not handle the kick. New Orleans recovered and went 59 yards... Read more

Report: Eagles receive inquiries about 3 QBs

Sunday, February 7, 2010, 4:03 PM
Multiple teams have already called the Eagles to inquire about all three of their quarterbacks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Not huge news, but of note for a couple different reasons. The first is, no matter what Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb say publicly, teams are still calling to see if he's... Read more

6:15 p.m.: Live Super Bowl chat

Saturday, February 6, 2010, 11:42 PM
Join me for a live Super Bowl chat Sunday at 6:15 p.m. Read more

Report: Jags to release Tra Thomas

Saturday, February 6, 2010, 9:50 AM
A year after the Eagles bid farewell to their longtime bookend tackles, one is making a run at political office, and the other will soon be looking for a job. According to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times Union, the Jaguars will release Tra Thomas next week. Per the report, Thomas was given advance... Read more

Props: LeBron, Kardashian and McNabb

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 9:41 PM
During what he called the "busiest week of the year" at sportsbook.com, our old friend Dave Staley was nice enough to answer some questions about the Super Bowl. What are some of the more popular prop bets? Coin toss - Yup. People love to bet on this prop every year. It is pretty much a... Read more

How McNabb's 'clutchness' stacks up

Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 10:17 AM
From Week 11 to Week 17, the Eagles three times came up with victories after being tied or trailing in the fourth quarter. All three instances would qualify as "comebacks" by Nicholas Higgins of Football Outsiders. Higgins takes an interesting look at the "comeback ability" of... Read more

Report: Eagles add Jauron as DBs coach

Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 10:18 PM
The Eagles have brought Dick Jauron on board to coach their secondary, a league source tells Jason La Canfora of NFL.com. Brian Stewart coached the DBs last year but left after one season in Philadelphia to become the defensive coordinator at the University of Houston. Jauron, 59, spent the last... Read more
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