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Archive: June, 2009

What they're saying: McNabb underappreciated?

Sunday, June 14, 2009, 1:16 PM
Here's a roundup of what writers across the country are saying about Donovan McNabb after he agreed to a restructured deal with the Eagles last week: SI.com's Ross Tucker calls McNabb one of the most underappreciated athletes in NFL history: McNabb has provided Eagles fans with an exciting decade... Read more

Thrash, Mornhinweg, Romo's Facebok

Saturday, June 13, 2009, 6:00 AM
As you read this, I am getting ready for a sports bloggers conference in NYC. But, as everyone who attends should already know, the No. 1 rule in blogging is to, well, blog. So I didn't want to leave you without some links as you lounge around on Saturday. If these are outdated, I apologize. I wrote... Read more

Banner on why McNabb is different

Friday, June 12, 2009, 11:29 AM
Thanks to those of you who joined me for the live chat during today's Donovan McNabb/Andy Reid press conference. Their actual comments during the relatively short meeting with the media were pretty dull (I know, surprise, surprise). McNabb said the next two years are extremely important to him. He... Read more

Chat transcript: McNabb's press conference

Thursday, June 11, 2009, 11:24 PM
Join me for a live chat/live blog Friday morning when the Eagles announce the restructuring of Donovan McNabb's contract. Andy Reid and McNabb will talk to the media at 10 a.m. from the NovaCare Complex. I'll be watching and providing instant updates and commentary. Click the link below to join. And... Read more

McNabb watch is over

Thursday, June 11, 2009, 11:05 PM
It's amazing how quickly things change in the NFL, isn't it? And we're not talking about small things. We're talking about big things, like the direction of a franchise, one that is worth $1.1 billion. On Nov. 23, 2008, many thought Donovan McNabb's time in Philly was over. Andy Reid had just pulled... Read more

Differing views from Dawk, Asante?

Thursday, June 11, 2009, 2:18 PM
Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel caught everyone off-guard earlier this week when he didn't show up for OTAs at the NovaCare Complex. The workouts are voluntary. And Samuel's agent texted Les Bowen, saying his client was attending to family matters. Now if Samuel has a serious family issue, I don't... Read more

L.J. Smith: I got labeled in Philly

Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 3:24 PM
Former Eagles tight end L.J. Smith is confident that if he can stay healthy, he can be productive. And he's looking forward to shedding the "injury-prone" label with a fresh start in Baltimore. "Once you get labeled - and I got labeled the past couple of years as a guy who got hurt... Read more

Kolb as trade bait?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 11:18 PM
File this one under the rumor category. Pro Football Weekly speculates that the Eagles could try and showcase Kevin Kolb this year and use him as trade bait after the season: With talk that Donovan McNabb could get an extension that could make him an Eagle for his entire career, it’s interesting... Read more

Eagles fans, we want your stories

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 9:43 AM
Last week, reader Ted sent in a YouTube video of Birds fans singing Fly, Eagles, Fly at a North Jersey wedding in Giants country. The blog post got me thinking -- why not share some more stories of Eagles fans on MTC? We're about to enter a relatively slow period before the start of training camp... Read more

Jimmy Johnson and Andy Reid

Monday, June 8, 2009, 9:06 AM
Interesting read in yesterday's Miami Herald by Dan Le Batard. He catches up with Jimmy Johnson, who hasn't been on the sidelines since 1999 when he last coached with the Dolphins. So Johnson misses the thrill of leading his team on to the field, right? Not exactly. Johnson, who now works as a... Read more
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