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Archive: September, 2009

Saints annoyed by Reid's timeout?

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:59 AM
Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune pointed something out in his article Wednesday that I'm kicking myself for not including earlier in the week. It focuses on the way the Eagles and Saints ended last weekend's game. On the Birds' final offensive drive, which started with 47 seconds left... Read more

Breakdown: Eagles penalties

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 8:12 AM
After two weeks, the Eagles have accumulated 16 penalties for 121 yards. Only seven NFL teams have been called for more. Each week, we'll take a look at the Eagles' penalty breakdown for the season. What players are constantly costing the Eagles? Is it mainly the offense, defense or special teams?... Read more

Man up: Eagles' defense vs. Saints

Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 8:28 AM
Yesterday we went through the offense player-by-player. Today, it's the defense. Asante Samuel - A day to forget for Samuel. On TV, it was tough to tell what kind of defense the Eagles were in when Drew Brees hit Marques Colston on the opening touchdown, but he was the closest man to the Saints'... Read more

Man up: Eagles offense vs. Saints

Monday, September 21, 2009, 11:39 AM
Last week, I re-watched the Eagles' win over the Panthers and wrote separate, player-by-player entries for both the offense and the defense. Some of you seemed to enjoy the posts so I decided we'll do them every week. The feature will be called Man up as we go man-by-man, dissecting how pretty much... Read more

Special teams: Rocca, Clemons and more

Sunday, September 20, 2009, 8:41 PM
Special teams played a major factor in the Eagles' 48-22 loss to the Saints Sunday. To see just how many mistakes were made by this unit, I went back and re-watched every special teams play. Here's a rundown, error by error: Mishap 1 - Sean Jones, in his first action with the Eagles, is called for... Read more

Eagles' defense has day to forget

Sunday, September 20, 2009, 5:56 PM
Last week in this space, we were singing the praises of Sean McDermott and the Eagles' defense. And rightfully so. The Birds had forced turnover after turnover and shut down one of the league's best rushing attacks in their opener against the Panthers. Quite a difference a week can make. Today... Read more

Game changed on Hobbs' fumble

Sunday, September 20, 2009, 4:47 PM
At halftime, the Eagles were probably feeling pretty good about themselves. Kevin Kolb and the offense went 65 yards in 43 seconds to set up a 32-yard field goal by David Akers, cutting the Saints' lead to 17-13 to close out the second quarter. Kolb had exceeded expectations through the first 30... Read more

Reggie Brown was right

Sunday, September 20, 2009, 12:04 PM
When the Eagles released Hank Baskett earlier this week, most assumed they would activate either Reggie Brown or rookie Brandon Gibson today. Brown seemed like the more likely candidate, but a few minutes ago we found out neither guy will suit up. That gives the Eagles four wide receivers: DeSean... Read more

Week 2: Who's picking the Eagles?

Sunday, September 20, 2009, 9:47 AM
Join me for a live chat during today's Eagles-Saints game at 1 p.m. In the meantime, our weekly look at national predictions:'s Peter King goes with the Saints, 29-20: With or without Donovan McNabb, the Eagles won't find a way to stop the hottest quarterback on the planet, Drew Brees. Seven... Read more

1 p.m. Sunday: Live Eagles chat

Saturday, September 19, 2009, 9:23 PM
Join me for a live chat during Sunday's Eagles-Saints game. We'll get things started right before the 1 p.m. kickoff. Read more
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