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Archive: August, 2009

Report: Eagles reached out to Dunn

Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 9:32 PM
The Eagles' running back situation was one of the biggest concerns facing the team as it headed to Lehigh. How would Brian Westbrook's rehab go? Would LeSean McCoy pick up the offense? Those were the questions, and now that we've had some time, the answers seem pretty encouraging. Westbrook has... Read more

Dawk surprised by Vick signing

Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 1:40 PM
Former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins was surprised that the Eagles signed Michael Vick, but he was not surprised that Donovan McNabb supported the move. In an interview with Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Dawkins talks extensively about the Birds' decision to add Vick. He said he remembers McNabb... Read more

Umenyiora vs. Peters?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 7:56 AM
I tuned in to the first half of Giants-Panthers last night on pre- Monday Night Football. Here are some thoughts: ** It didn't take long for Osi Umenyiora to show how he's recovered from torn cartilage in his knee, which sidelined him for all of last season. On the Panthers' sixth offensive play in... Read more

The bad: O-line, pass rush, special teams

Monday, August 17, 2009, 1:03 PM
Yesterday I told you what I liked from the Eagles' performance in their first preseason game. Today we go with the bad news, of which there is plenty. Before you roast me for being too negative, I understand that it was only one preseason game. But here are the issues I saw from the loss to the Patriots: The... Read more

Reid reiterates he thinks fans support Vick

Monday, August 17, 2009, 8:52 AM
When Andy Reid talked about the Michael Vick addition over the weekend, he said he believed the "majority" of fans would support the move. Nationally, many have pointed to our unscientific online poll, which asks simply: Are you for or against the Eagles signing Michael Vick? As of this... Read more

Vick admits he was lazy

Sunday, August 16, 2009, 8:16 PM
Just finished watching Michael Vick's interview on 60 Minutes. It was the second time he spoke at length since being released from prison. The interview was taped prior to the Eagles signing Vick. He spoke to the media in Philadelphia Friday. It's clear that the fan base here is divided on the addition... Read more

The good: McCoy, Weaver and Sheldon

Sunday, August 16, 2009, 9:49 AM
Since Thursday night, a few of you have e-mailed and asked that I take a break from Michael Vick Mania and post my thoughts on the Eagles' preseason opener against the Patriots. Who looked good, who looked bad, and so on. Because we're the people's blog at MTC, I'm going to do just that. On Thursday... Read more

Photos, video of Vick's first practice

Saturday, August 15, 2009, 6:49 PM
Michael Vick's first practice as a Philadelphia Eagle is in the books. Still feels pretty strange writing that, I must admit. But by all accounts (meaning Eagletarian and Birds' Eye View), Vick looked good throwing the football. Above are photos of Vick in a Birds uniform for the first time, and... Read more

Only option is to prepare for no Andrews

Saturday, August 15, 2009, 3:47 PM
Per Jeff McLane over at Birds' Eye View, Shawn Andrews feels the media's being a little rough on him. And that's OK. What's more important is that Andrews says he's mentally strong and is going to "kick some butt" when he returns. It's probably a good thing if Andrews is mad at the media... Read more

Jaws: Vick poses threat for McNabb

Friday, August 14, 2009, 2:11 PM
Earlier today, we rounded up some national opinion on the Eagles' signing of Michael Vick. And one of the angles several people seemed to tackle was the effect this will have on Donovan McNabb. McNabb, of course, spoke at length about the signing and said he lobbied Andy Reid to bring Vick aboard... Read more
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