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Eagles, penalties and replays

Saturday, August 22, 2009, 11:15 AM
At training camp, members of the NFL's officiating crew stopped by and gave us a booklet with some interesting nuggets about penalties, replay challenges and more. The Birds were whistled for 12 penalties for 87 yards in Thursday night's loss to the Colts. Against the Patriots, eight for 98. Obviously... Read more

Confusion on 'D' and 2-minute drill

Friday, August 21, 2009, 1:26 PM
I went back this morning and re-watched the first half of last night's Eagles' loss to the Colts. Yesterday, I broke down Indy's opening 12 play, 81-yard drive, so the following observations are all from that point forward: ** In the chat, many of you seemed to be split in regards to the play of... Read more

Marcus Vick going to jail

Friday, August 21, 2009, 10:13 AM
Michael Vick's yonger brother, Marcus, is going to jail for 20 days for violating his probation, according to the Daily Press. Per the report, Marcus was convicted of driving under the influence, eluding a police officer, and driving on the wrong side of a divided highway last October. His prison... Read more

Rough 1st drive for Eagles' defense

Friday, August 21, 2009, 1:05 AM
The Eagles' defense looked outmanned during the Colts' 12-play, 81-yard drive to start Thursday night's preseason game. I went back and took a look at each play to identify exactly what happened. Here's a rundown: Play 1: Peyton Manning to Jacob Tamme for 13 yards Tamme, a tight end, lined up in... Read more

Mikell: That wasn't Eagles defense

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 11:31 PM
The Eagles' first-team defense had a rough go Thursday night against Peyton Manning and company. The Colts went 81 yard on 12 plays for a touchdown on its opening drive. And it looked like a blown coverage from one of the team's newcomers led to a wide open Reggie Wayne catching a 76-yard touchdown... Read more

Eagles-Colts: Why we care

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 3:06 PM
A quick rundown of what to look for tonight: Keep McNabb healthy - One of your keys might be to see how the offensive line performs. Mine is to make sure they don't get Donovan McNabb killed. Winston Justice and King Dunlap are your starting tackles. The coaching staff sang the praises of Justice... Read more

Burress going to jail

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 11:49 AM
Plaxico Burress pled guilty today to a weapons charge and agreed to a two-year prison term for shooting himself in a Manhattan nightclub last November. The sentence could be reduced to 20 months for good behavior. Burress will be 34 years old when he is released from prison. On the field, he'll be... Read more

Does Cunningham support Vick addition?

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 8:09 AM
As the Michael Vick story continues to unfold, we've heard opinions from just about everyone. Columnists, ex-players, coaches, politicians -- each trying to take a stance and offer a different spin on the situation. But as we all know, few can offer a "different spin" like former Eagles... Read more

8 p.m. Thursday: Live Eagles chat

Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 2:47 PM
Join me for a live in-game Eagles chat Thursday night when the Birds take on the Colts from Indy at 8 p.m. Read more

Reid's contract; utilizing Vick

Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 2:30 PM
Some interesting links to pass along this Wednesday afternoon. We start with an item from Mike Lombardi of the National Football Post. Lombardi touches on two topics. One is Andy Reid's contract situation. Considering that Jeffrey Lurie obviously had to be talked in to the Michael Vick signing, Lombardi... Read more
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