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Archive: June, 2009

DeSean Jackson and Father's Day

Monday, June 22, 2009, 12:31 AM
I'm a little late, but Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. NFL Network ran a piece on DeSean Jackson and his father, Bill, who died of cancer in May. Thanks to whoever put the video on YouTube. You can watch it below. Read more

T.O.: I still miss Philly

Saturday, June 20, 2009, 4:31 PM
It's been nearly four years since Terrell Owens was a member of the Eagles, but the wide receiver says he still misses Philly. "I do miss you guys," he said during a Friday interview with ESPN 950's Mike Missanelli. "I had a year and a half of my best career there in Philly. It was... Read more

Eagles' statement on Gary Papa

Friday, June 19, 2009, 6:31 PM
Jeffrey Lurie released the following statement today on Gary Papa's passing: “On behalf of the entire Philadelphia Eagles organization, I am deeply saddened to learn of Gary’s passing today. Gary Papa was a centerpiece of sports coverage in the Philadelphia area for many years. I will... Read more

Coughlin's message: Remember loss to Eagles

Friday, June 19, 2009, 12:55 AM
The Giants are not putting last year's playoff loss to the Eagles behind them. Instead, coach Tom Coughlin is urging them to use the defeat as motivation in the six weeks leading up to training camp. Coughlin addressed his team one final time today. He won't speak to them as a group again until the... Read more

Assessing the Eagles' run blocking

Thursday, June 18, 2009, 12:43 PM
There are some things that are extremely difficult to assess from watching a football game on TV and looking at the numbers afterwards. The performance of defensive tackles. The route-running of wide receivers. And the offensive line's success in the run game. Sure, we can tell when Brian Westbrook... Read more

An Eagles fan in Alaska

Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 5:21 PM
Last week I asked you to share some of your stories as Eagles fans, and we received pretty good response here at MTC. I've decided that rather than make it a long, drawn-out process where I follow up and ask detailed questions, I'd rather just post the stories as you send them, with some minor edits... Read more

Dawkins: McNabb's deal well-deserved

Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 7:59 AM
Earlier this week, we rounded up national opinion on Donovan McNabb and his newly restructured contract. The consensus seemed to be that McNabb deserved the new money, and multiple writers indicated that the Birds' signal-caller is not fully appreciated here in Philly. Brian Dawkins might agree with... Read more

'Joe Buck Live' gets edgy

Monday, June 15, 2009, 10:41 PM
I'll admit it. I tuned in to Joe Buck's new HBO show tonight. I thought it would probably be good for some blogging material, considering he was slated to have Brett Favre, Chad Ochocinco and Michael Irvin as guests. And I was right. For awhile, it went pretty much as I expected. Favre came on... Read more

Does WR Marshall want out of Denver?

Monday, June 15, 2009, 5:35 PM
Some afternoon links from around the league as you kill time with no Phillies game tonight: ** Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall reportedly asked for a trade last week, according to Adam Schefter, per profootballtalk.com. Denver owner Pat Bowlen told Marshall to rethink his stance, according... Read more

Peter King, Donovan vs. Eli, etc.

Monday, June 15, 2009, 8:18 AM
Yesterday, we rounded up national opinion on the newly restructured contract between Donovan McNabb and the Eagles. But one name we had yet to hear from at the time of the post was Sports Illustrated's Peter King. King chimed in on the McNabb deal as one of the lead items of his Monday Morning Quarterback... Read more
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