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Archive: June, 2010

Eagles fall in franchise rankings

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 7:35 PM
ESPN The Magazine is out with its annual "Ultimate Standings." The series measures every professional franchise in the four major sports based on the following criteria: Bang For The Buck: Wins during the past three years (regular season plus postseason) per revenues directly from fans... Read more

Saddened by tragic death of Cunningham's son

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 10:14 AM
Every day when I walk to the subway stop around 6:45 a.m., I check my Blackberry for e-mails I received overnight. Today, I was saddened by the one from reader Dave in Boulder City, Nev. informing me of the tragic news that Randall Cunningham's 2-year-old son, Christian, had drowned in the hot tub... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 9:18 AM
It's only late June, but that hasn't stopped the national media from making predictions about the 2010 season. Here's a roundup of links and what they're saying about the Eagles. NFL.com's Vic Carucci predicts division winners and has the Cowboys taking the NFC East. He says the Giants will be Dallas'... Read more

A closer look at DeSean's '09 performance

Monday, June 28, 2010, 11:27 AM
Earlier this offseason, we took a look at 2009 performances by Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy and Brent Celek. Next up is DeSean Jackson. Jackson was one of the best big-play threats in the league a year ago, catching 62 balls for 1,156 yards, while averaging 18.6 yards per reception. Four players... Read more

Will Eagles return to the postseason?

Sunday, June 27, 2010, 8:32 AM
Over the years, we've seen how rare it is for teams to get back to the playoffs in consecutive years. While the accepted rule is that about 50 percent of the playoff teams will change every season, I took a look at the exact numbers over the lasat five years. Since the 2004 postseason, 27 out of... Read more

Shooting at club after Vick's birthday celebration

Friday, June 25, 2010, 2:40 PM
Reports have surfaced today about a shooting outside a nightclub in Virginia Beach, Va. where Eagles backup quarterback Michael Vick was having his birthday party Thursday night. Reports have varying degrees of detail, but here's a roundup of what we know, and what we don't know at this point. One... Read more

Do Eagles lack an elite player?

Friday, June 25, 2010, 9:33 AM
DeSean Jackson is the Eagles' best offensive player. Trent Cole is the Eagles' best defensive player. That's how I see it. That's probably how you see it. And while that might be how the national media see it, that doesn't mean Jackson and Cole are considered elite players around the country. Which... Read more

Eagles' take on Cowboys' left tackle

Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 4:18 PM
Some links to pass along today: * This one from ESPN.com's Matt Mosley caught my eye. Mosley writes about the Cowboys' left tackle position. Flozell Adams, who started all but 10 games there since 1999, is gone. But who will replace him? The assumption was that it would be Doug Free, but Mosley says... Read more

What is Celek's ceiling?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 12:57 PM
At this time last year, the Eagles' tight-end situation was considered a question mark. L.J. Smith was let go after six seasons here. And the Eagles did not select a tight end in the draft until the fifth round when they picked up Cornelius Ingram. That meant the Eagles were going into the 2009 season... Read more

Countdown to camp: Eagles' wide receivers

Monday, June 21, 2010, 5:00 PM
Every week leading up to Eagles training camp, we'll go position-by-position, previewing what to expect from the Birds at Lehigh and during the 2010 season. This week's video with Noah Coslov of Cinesport focuses on the wide receivers. Read more
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