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Archive: August, 2009

Vick says the right things -- is it enough?

Friday, August 14, 2009, 12:29 PM
Michael Vick came off very well and said all the right things during today's introductory press conference at the NovaCare Complex. That doesn't mean everyone is going to forgive him. It doesn't mean everyone will believe that he's sorry and wants to do the right things. Or that everyone is going... Read more

What they're saying: Vick's effect on McNabb

Friday, August 14, 2009, 10:59 AM
Catching up on some national opinions about the Michael Vick signing. And most of it is positive, with people calling the Eagles and Vick a pretty good match. Interestingly enough, quite a bit has been written about how this will affect Donovan McNabb's psyche. McNabb said yesterday that he lobbied... Read more

Trying to make sense of the Vick addition

Friday, August 14, 2009, 12:41 AM
Sitting here a few hours after first hearing the Michael Vick news, and I'm still having a difficult time making sense of the whole thing. This franchise is calculated in everything it does. From rookie contracts to free agent additions to the way it discloses injuries to the press. During training... Read more

Instant reaction, random thoughts on Vick

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 10:01 PM
I wish I were a good enough writer to cobble together some coherent thoughts after the stunning news that broke this evening about the Eagles signing Michael Vick. What you're going to get instead is pretty much a bunch of random thoughts going through my head... ** Let's start with the obvious.... Read more

Stunned by the Vick news

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 8:49 PM
Update: Eagletarian has confirmation from Joe Banner. It's official, folks. ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that the Eagles have signed Michael Vick to a two-year deal. This has to qualify as the most shocking news involving the team, well, maybe ever? Just last week, Andy Reid was asked about... Read more

Banner reflects on 'best roster' comment

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 7:39 PM
Joe Banner made waves when he told Bob Ford of the Inquirer that the Eagles had the "best roster" in the NFL. Since then, the injuries piled up at Lehigh and the Birds suffered one of the most devastating camps in recent memory. Fans, reporters, and well, pretty much everyone, brought up... Read more

Eagles-Patriots: Why we care

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 9:53 AM
To quote the great Ice Cube, today is a good day. A good day to be a Philadelphia sports fan. At 2:20, we have afternoon baseball as the Phils try to sweep the Cubs with Cliff Lee on the mound. If you're stuck at work or class or whatever, you can join me for a live chat. I'll pretty much go pitch-by-pitch... Read more

7:30: Live Eagles-Patriots chat

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 7:32 AM
Our live Eagles game chats are back. Join me at 7:30 as the Birds host the Patriots in their preseason opener. We'll update the action and provide instant commentary. Read more

Recapping an eventful camp for the Birds

Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 8:44 PM
I was asked in today's chat just how devastating the events during the last two-plus weeks were for the Eagles. It was an interesting question, being asked on the day the team wrapped up a most interesting camp. Take away the T.O. doing sit-ups in his driveway year, and most agree it was the most... Read more

Buckley's chance; Reid on Mort bus

Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 9:46 AM
Every year, in the third or fourth quarter of preseason games, we see a player or two make an impression and create a buzz among the diehard Eagles fans who tune in until the end. A lot of times, that player ends up getting cut or added to the practice squad, and we forget about him by the time Week... Read more
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