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Osi apologizes for leaving Giants' practice

Monday, August 31, 2009, 5:07 PM
Update: Osi Umenyiora issued an apology for leaving practice: “I made a mistake by leaving the facility today. I was wrong. I came in here this afternoon and met with coach Coughlin, coach Sheridan and coach Waufle and apologized and explained why I left the building; that will remain between... Read more

Jersey sales for Vick among NFL's best

Monday, August 31, 2009, 2:15 PM
Based on unscientific philly.com poll results, the Eagles' fan base was largely divided on the addition of Michael Vick. But it appears those fans who support the move are getting behind Vick whole-heartedly, well with their wallets at least. According to CNBC's Darren Rovell, Vick came in at No... Read more

Pats interested in Feeley?

Monday, August 31, 2009, 7:26 AM
The New England Patriots are among the "many teams" interested in Eagles backup quarterback A.J. Feeley, according to Jason La Canfora of NFL.com. The St. Louis Rams are also said to be interested. The Eagles, however, are unlikely to part ways with Feeley before commissioner Roger Goodell... Read more

Jets unimpressed with Reggie Brown?

Sunday, August 30, 2009, 2:30 PM
The Daily News' Paul Domowitch was the first to report last week that the Ravens and Jets were keeping tabs on the Eagles' wide receiver situation. As has been well-documented, the Birds will have to get rid of either rookie Brandon Gibson, Reggie Brown or Hank Baskett. At this point, it would appear... Read more

Offensive breakdown: Avant, Maclin, the line

Saturday, August 29, 2009, 3:13 PM
Yesterday we did the defense. Today we move to the other side of the ball. Here are my observations on the offense after re-watching Thursday night's Eagles-Jaguars game: ** Let's start with the good. MTC has made no bones about it since last season. We are huge Jason Avant fans. In fact, if we gave... Read more

'D' breakdown: Abiamiri, Fokou, Samuel

Friday, August 28, 2009, 11:29 AM
Above are photos from yesterday's game. Just got done re-watching the first three quarters of last night's Eagles-Jaguars game. And I have more notes and thoughts than I know what to do with. We'll start with the defense and offer up some items on the offense later today or tomorrow. Here goes: **... Read more

The Eagles' red-zone struggles

Friday, August 28, 2009, 12:57 AM
Donovan McNabb and the first-team offense had five possessions in the red zone tonight against the Jaguars. They came away with two touchdowns, two field goals and a turnover. But in the first half, the Eagles came away empty on all three trips inside the Jaguars' 20 yard line. McNabb explained after... Read more

'We want Vick' chants start already

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 9:41 PM
Well, that didn't take long. Apparently some Eagles fans saw enough on five plays from Michael Vick to call for him to replace Donovan McNabb in the third quarter. The "We want Vick" chants broke out at the Linc and could be heard on the TV broadcast after McNabb threw an interception. Those... Read more

Eagles-Jaguars: Why we care

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 8:39 AM
Here are some things I'll be following during tonight's game: ** We get to see 60 percent of the offensive line in action. Usually that would be a bad sign, since two players are still missing, but this has not been a usual preseason. You could make the argument that we're actually seeing 80 percent... Read more

NAACP pro-Vick rally back on?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 9:14 PM
When we wrote about this earlier today, we just wanted to point out that the man organizing the pro-Michael Vick rally had ripped Donovan McNabb a few years ago. Now all of a sudden, this is our third post on the topic. And yes, we're tired of it. But in the purpose of getting things right, J. Whyatt... Read more
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