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Archive: May, 2009

Eagles most-improved team?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 8:58 AM
With free agency and the draft in the rear-view mirror, a couple national guys have released their first set of power rankings. And from the looks of it, the Eagles will be a popular choice to go to the Super Bowl when predictions start coming out in a couple months. Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com... Read more

Lurie ranked 4th-best owner

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 5:35 PM
Before you jump down to the comments section and berate me for posting the same thing twice, this entry is different than last week's. I promise. This post references SI.com's recent rankings of the best and worst owners in all four major sports. Last week, we referenced a National Football Post... Read more

Cornelius Ingram as a Florida Gator

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 8:09 AM
The late-round pick many Eagles fans are most excited about is tight end Cornelius Ingram. The Eagles selected the 6-foot-4, 245-pounder in the fifth round of April's draft. By all accounts, Ingram looked good in the team's first minicamp, and he said during a radio interview that he's planning on... Read more

My take on the Eagles' No. 4 ranking

Monday, May 11, 2009, 2:54 PM
Last week, we created some buzz with an entry about the National Football Post's rankings of every NFL franchise. We got 129 comments on the post, which had the Eagles ranked fourth, and today I talked about the piece with Angelo Cataldi and company on WIP's morning show. I thought the segment went... Read more

Competition for Lito?

Sunday, May 10, 2009, 10:12 AM
A source tells Calvin Watkins of Fanhouse that the Jets have expressed interest in adding Adam "Pacman" Jones. But according to Dave Hutchinson of The Newark Star-Ledger, the move is unlikely: Say it ain't so. And it likely isn't. After all, the Jets have traded for cornerback Lito Sheppard... Read more

Jacobs: Giants will win 13 games

Saturday, May 9, 2009, 3:36 PM
There is a legitimate buzz in this city building for the 2009 football season. I'm going to expand more on that thought next week, but a key factor is the Eagles-Giants rivalry. Both teams are considered among a handful of favorites in the NFC. Both made some big moves in the offseason. And both... Read more

Best organizations: Eagles, Lurie rank 4th

Friday, May 8, 2009, 8:46 AM
An item we've been meaning to get to for a few weeks here at MTC. Robert Boland of the National Football Post ranked the best and worst organizations in the NFL. The rankings are not based only on winning, or only on financial success, but rather what Boland calls "organizational symmetry." Boland... Read more

Surgery for Kearse; Rod Hood's next stop

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 8:21 AM
Some quick notes on ex-Eagles and other news around the league: ** Defensive end Jevon Kearse had arthroscopic knee surgery and did not participate in Titans minicamp yesterday. Coach Jeff Fisher called the procedure "minor" and Kearse is expected to be ready for minicamp later this month... Read more

Pointless to criticize Eagles' play-calling?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 8:20 AM
It's a subject we discussed during every in-game chat last season, and it was rehashed constantly in the days following every loss. When the Eagles were faced with a third-and-one, we talked about it. When they found themselves inside the opponents' 5-yard line, it constantly came up. Play-calling... Read more

TE Ingram plans to join McNabb in Ariz.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 8:54 AM
It's been just over a week since the draft, but as far as first impressions go, the Eagles seem to have themselves a likeable group of rookies. Tight end Cornelius Ingram joined WIP's midday show yesterday and called the Birds a "perfect fit." When asked about meeting Donovan McNabb for... Read more
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