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Archive: June, 2009

Props for Eagles fans? Really?

Sunday, June 7, 2009, 11:22 AM
Normally when we link to national sites that mention Eagles fans, it's for negative reasons. They threw snowballs at Santa Claus... blah, blah, blah...they had a jail in their stadium... blah, blah, blah. But a FoxSports.com list actually gives props to Birds fans, ranking the Eagles' faithful the... Read more

Dunn the most intriguing RB option

Saturday, June 6, 2009, 10:44 AM
When the Brian Westbrook news broke last week, MTC immediately asked if you thought the Eagles needed to add a veteran running back. The response was mixed. Some of you disagreed with me on Edgerrin James. Some preferred different options. And others thought they could get by with LeSean McCoy, Leonard... Read more

National opinion: Panic on Westbrook?

Friday, June 5, 2009, 8:54 AM
As Brian Westbrook undergoes surgery this morning, it is interesting to take a look around the country and see what the national take is on the Eagles' running back. Instead of words like playmaker and threat, we're hearing aging and worn-down. If Westbrook's recovery goes smoothly, there's no question... Read more

New Eagles asst. a scapegoat in Dallas?

Thursday, June 4, 2009, 1:40 PM
On Sunday, after news broke that the Eagles had added assistant Brian Stewart to the defensive staff, we took a look back at his firing in Dallas. Stewart was the defensive coordinator with the Cowboys, but had to give up play-calling duties in the middle of last season and was let go by Wade Phillips... Read more

Do Eagles need to add a RB?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 9:05 PM
Even before tonight's news broke that Brian Westbrook will have ankle surgery, some of you felt like the Eagles needed to add a veteran running back to the mix. Now I'm assuming that cry will grow a little bit louder. For those of you just getting caught up, reports have surfaced from CSN and ESPN... Read more

Wedding faceoff: Eagles fans vs. Giants fans

Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 4:44 PM
This post comes to you courtesy of Eagles season-ticket holder, newlywed and MTC fan Ted. Ted got married to his bride Monica last Saturday in Hoboken, N.J. Most of Monica's family members are Giants fans, which made for some fun back and forth between the two parties leading up to the big day. Near... Read more

Eagles offseason champs?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 9:04 AM
Most of the time when a team is dubbed champions of the offseason, it's meant in a mocking, insulting manner. The Redskins get the label pretty much every year. But when Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com named the Eagles one of three offseason winners, he meant it as a compliment. Here's part of what... Read more

Cowboys cut Ellis; Sheldon Brown reaction

Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 3:49 PM
The Cowboys' offseason makeover continued today when the team cut linebacker Greg Ellis. Jerry Jones last week gave Ellis permission to seek a trade and said the veteran would not be back in Dallas. According to The Dallas Morning News, the move saves the Cowboys $4.5 million in cap space. Ellis... Read more

Giants' Umenyiora takes aim at Eagles

Monday, June 1, 2009, 7:18 PM
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. A special buzz is building around the 2009 football season in Philadelphia, and a lot of it has to do with the rivalry between the Eagles and Giants. Defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora stoked the fire a little bit today while talking to reporters during the... Read more

Eagles fans, Ellis Hobbs, more links

Monday, June 1, 2009, 8:14 AM
Several links to get to this morning. Some you may have seen, but we wanted to include them all just in case. ** Many of you have expressed concern that the Eagles need a blocking tight end. A fan asked ESPN.com's Matt Mosley if that's a need the Eagles should address. Here was his response: I think... Read more
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