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Archive: June, 2012

Westbrook, Trotter react to Banner's departure

Friday, June 8, 2012, 9:28 AM
The current group of Eagles has not had a lot to say about the departure of team president Joe Banner. The reality is that most of them are happy with their contracts, and many of them have probably dealt more with general manager Howie Roseman. But during the Eagles' most successful years, plenty... Read more

Dawkins: Banner could have done things differently

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 7:31 PM
When asked what he regretted during his tenure as the Eagles president, Joe Banner mentioned the name Brian Dawkins. "Somebody asked me today what I’d regret when I looked back," he said. "I said some of the players we had here who we truly cherished and valued - I used Brian Dawkins as an example... Read more

Live updates: Joe Banner press conference

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 12:47 PM
Join me at 2:30 for live updates from the Joe Banner press conference. We'll also pull in Tweets from the Inquirer and Daily News reporters at the Novacare Complex. Click here to follow the chat from a mobile device. And click here for full coverage on Banner's departure. Read more

How Banner move could affect Reid

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 10:05 AM
Joe Banner is a free agent. That's how Jeffrey Lurie put it in this morning's story by the Inquirer's Jeff McLane, in which the Eagles owner announced that Banner was no longer the team's president. Even though the signs have suggested a lesser role for Banner this offseason, the news still comes... Read more

How Maclin stacks up

Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 11:59 AM
The Eagles caught most observers off-guard in 2009 when they traded up to take Jeremy Maclin with the 19th overall pick. This was a franchise that had seemingly hit a home run with DeSean Jackson the previous year, after failing to adequately address the wide receiver position for much of Andy Reid's... Read more

Ryans' role as a leader

Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 4:43 PM
About 30 minutes into Tuesday's practice, Bobby April gathered the troops to run through special teams. Those players who were not involved waited on the sidelines. But back in one end zone was DeMeco Ryans, talking things through with Juan Castillo. My guess is you'll see a lot written about Ryans... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 10:56 AM
Here's this week's roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: Unlike many other teams, the Eagles are willing to reach out to executives who have experienced failure with other teams, writes Dan Pompei of the National Football Post: Why are the Eagles going where few teams have... Read more

Five Eagles numbers that matter

Monday, June 4, 2012, 12:39 PM
Here are five Eagles numbers that matter: 28 - The number of times the Eagles asked Jason Peters to block a Giants defender by himself in pass protection in the teams' first meeting last season. Michael Vick and Mike Kafka dropped back to pass 35 times, and only on seven occasions did Peters get help... Read more

Dawkins on McNabb/T.O. spat: I tried

Sunday, June 3, 2012, 9:52 AM
With the start of the 2012 season about three months away, Donovan McNabb is still without a team. And with each passing day, at 35 years old, retirement seems like it might be the only option. Terrell Owens, meanwhile, last caught a pass in the NFL in 2010. Last week, he managed to get himself kicked... Read more

The impact of DeSean's drops

Friday, June 1, 2012, 2:30 PM
Sometimes, we probably make things more complicated than they need to be. In 2011, DeSean Jackson averaged 64.1 yards per game, 16.6 yards per catch and totaled four touchdowns. All were three-year lows, leading many (including yours truly) to devote quite a bit of space to writing about Jackson's... Read more
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