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Archive: September, 2009

Eagles' offense: Evaluating every player

Monday, September 14, 2009, 11:03 AM
I was going to write a notebook-type item on the Eagles' offense after re-watching yesterday's game, but when I was finished taking notes, I realized I had something to say on pretty much every guy. So we'll do it player-by-player: Donovan McNabb - He played well, completing 10 of 18 passes for 79... Read more

Should McNabb hit have drawn a flag?

Sunday, September 13, 2009, 8:32 PM
In our live chat, many of you felt the hit on Donovan McNabb, which broke one of his ribs, should have drawn a flag. I decided to take a look back at the play on my DVR to figure out if it was indeed a late hit. First, let's set it up. The Eagles' offense took over on the Panthers' 10 yard line... Read more

Westbrook: Knee feels good

Sunday, September 13, 2009, 5:37 PM
Brian Westbrook did not participate in any of the Eagles' preseason games, but he looked strong and healthy in today's win over the Panthers. Westbrook, who turned 30 earlier this month, carried 13 times for 64 yards. He also caught three balls for 8 yards and a touchdown. "My knee feels good... Read more

McDermott's 'D' shines in debut

Sunday, September 13, 2009, 5:07 PM
With 39 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and the Eagles controlling a 38-10 lead, the first-team defense made its way back on to the field. The Panthers were facing a fourth-and-goal, and the Eagles were determined to not let Carolina add to its total. Juqua Parker and Broderick Bunkley were among... Read more

Who's picking the Eagles?

Saturday, September 12, 2009, 9:15 PM
A look at who is picking the Eagles on the national scene: SI.com's Peter King goes with the Birds, 23-20: NFL receiving leader after one week: Brent Celek -- 9 catches, 101 yards, one touchdown. Donovan McNabb and Celek are going to make beautiful music together this year. Five of eight ESPN.com... Read more

Eagles-Panthers chat transcript

Saturday, September 12, 2009, 7:55 PM
Join me for a live Eagles-Panthers chat Sunday at 1 p.m. I'll update what's happening and provide instant commentary as the Birds open their season in Carolina. Read more

Week 1 NFL picks

Friday, September 11, 2009, 10:34 AM
We thought we were getting a miracle cover yesterday when Hines Ward was headed towards the end zone in the fourth quarter. Oh well. 0-1 to start the season. We can bounce back. Here are the Week 1 picks. 2008 record: 132-109-7 Broncos at Bengals While watching Hard Knocks, I was constantly comparing... Read more

Runyan, G-Lew and the opener

Thursday, September 10, 2009, 2:19 PM
Well, I was all set to focus my post on tonight's Steelers-Titans game. But then the news broke. As reported first by the guys over at Birds' Eye View, Jon Runyan worked out for the Eagles today. Quite an interesting development, to say the least. Runyan has never ruled out returning to Philadelphia... Read more

Links: Eagles predictions, rankings

Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 10:41 PM
Some quick links to pass along on this Wednesday night: ** Six out of 16 ESPN experts pick the Eagles to win the NFC East. Seven like the Giants. And three go with the Cowboys. Of the experts who don't have the Birds winning the division, nine give them a wild-card spot. So 15 of 16 experts have the... Read more

Why are the Eagles 1.5-point favorites?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 8:16 AM
We're excited to debut a new feature today at MTC. Each week, we will run a brief Q&A with Dave Staley of sportsbook.com. Dave will join us to explain why the Eagles' line is what it is and break down how the public views the Birds' matchup. If you ever have specific questions for Dave, let me... Read more
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