Archive: February, 2009
Sheil Kapadia, Philly.comWide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh said he hasn't yet heard from the Bengals about a contract, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
“I really don’t know. I can’t speak for them but I haven’t heard from them which would lead me to assume that I’m out of there,” Houshmandzadeh said.
Earlier today, we recapped Houshmandzadeh's comments from his interview on ESPN 950 with Mike Missanelli. Houshmandzadeh indicated that Philadelphia might be a good fit for him.
Sheil Kapadia, Philly.comPending free agent wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh had some interesting things to say about the Eagles yesterday during an interview with Mike Missanelli on ESPN 950.
Houshmandzadeh, considered the top free-agent receiver on the market, said he could potentially be interested in playing in Philadelphia.
"If the Eagles are interested in me, let's put it like this. If they'll be interested in me, I'll be interested in them," he said when asked if the Eagles would be his top choice.
Sheil Kapadia, Philly.comJohn Gonzalez wrote a column in this morning's Inquirer about comments Donovan McNabb made last week on WIP.
McNabb's ex-teammate Jeremiah Trotter was a guest on The Morning Show today and ripped into McNabb, saying the Eagles quarterback has never taken the blame when the team comes up short.
Trotter added that he believes McNabb wants out of Philadelphia.
Sheil Kapadia, Philly.comIt's officially the offseason here at MTC, but that doesn't mean less coverage.
The purpose of the blog is to write about the NFL 365 days a year and that's what we're going to do.
Today I wanted to take a look at what's been going on with the other NFC East teams since their seasons ended. Tomorrow we'll do the national media roundup on the Eagles.
Sheil Kapadia, Philly.comWith Super Bowl XLIII in the books, it's time to look ahead to next season.
So who are the favorites to represent the NFC in the 2010 Super Bowl?
According to sportsbook.com, that would be the Giants at +450.
Right behind them are the Eagles, Cowboys and Panthers at +500.
Sheil Kapadia, Philly.comLast week, I live blogged the Wing Bowl while sitting in a booth at the Wachovia Center with the "Pink Vodka Girls."
This week, I am writing about a porn clip interrupting the Super Bowl broadcast for some viewers in Arizona.
I'm not sure when we took this turn here on Moving the Chains, and I'm not sure I like it, but here goes anyway...
Sheil Kapadia, Philly.comHere are my 10 observations from the Steelers' 27-23 win over the Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII:
1. I'll be honest. I really wasn't excited about this Super Bowl. As I explained earlier, the Super Bowl isn't really for football fans. It's for everyone else -- people who like Super Bowl parties, betting pools, the commercials, bean dip, etc. But what an unbelievable game, and what an unbelievable fourth quarter. The Cardinals entered the final 15 minutes down 20-7 but stormed back to take a 21-20 lead. Kurt Warner's 64-yard connection with Larry Fitzgerald came about 30 seconds too soon though. Ben Roethlisberger and Santonio Holmes led the Steelers back on a perfectly executed two-minute drill, and just like that, Pittsburgh had its sixth Super Bowl win.
2. Holmes was the MVP. The final numbers: nine catches for 131 yards and a touchdown. But like everything else in football, Holmes will be remembered for the plays he made down the stretch. Four catches for 73 yards on the Steelers' final drive, including the incredible game-winning catch in the corner of the end zone. When the ball left Roethlisberger's hands, I thought for sure it was going over the receiver's head. Even when Holmes made the catch, I didn't think there was any way his feet were in bounds. But as the replays showed, Holmes touched his toes with control of the ball and instantly became a part of history. Ironically, Holmes was unable to make pretty much the exact same catch a play earlier in the other corner of the end zone. In fact, the first one was probably an easier catch to make, but the ball went right through Holmes' hands. By the way, the LeBron James celebration was a nice touch as well.
Sheil Kapadia, Philly.comI've delayed my Super Bowl pick as long as possible but it's finally time to make a selection.
I should make it clear though. I can't stand the Super Bowl.
I hate Super Bowl parties. I hate the commercials. I hate the hoopla. I hate the two-week buildup. And I hate bean dip.