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Archive: May, 2009

Stewart's firing in Dallas

Sunday, May 31, 2009, 10:18 AM
As you've probably seen by now, several media outlets are reporting that the Eagles are going to add former Cowboys defensive coordinator Brian Stewart to their staff. From what we can tell, the story was originally broken by WFAA-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth. When I heard the news, I remembered there... Read more

Maclin undecided on joining McNabb in Ariz.

Friday, May 29, 2009, 5:07 PM
Apparently a lot of people are asking wide receiver Jeremy Maclin if he'll join Donovan McNabb to work out in Arizona before training camp. But the Eagles' first-round pick said he needs to talk to McNabb first. "I haven't figured that out yet," Maclin said in response to a reader's question... Read more

Westbrook top dual-threat RB ?

Friday, May 29, 2009, 7:59 AM
It's May, and that means new lists and rankings emerge on a daily basis as we kill time before training camp. Matt Bowen of the National Football Post sparked a lively debate here earlier this week about whether Donovan McNabb is a franchise quarterback. Bowen is back, this time ranking the top dual-threat... Read more

Peters a difference-maker?

Thursday, May 28, 2009, 7:52 AM
Clark Judge of CBSSports.com recently named 10 players who will be the biggest difference-makers in 2009. One Eagle made the list, and the name might surprise you. New left tackle Jason Peters. The Birds acquired Peters from the Bills, and Judge believes he'll have more of an impact this season... Read more

Sixty to eighty catches for Avant?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 8:22 AM
Eagles receiver Jason Avant was a blog favorite of MTC during the 2008 season. We loved his toughness. His hands. His knack for finding the first-down marker on third downs. Avant was a reliable target and a pleasant surprise. But is he ready to make the leap to the next level? NFL.com's Pat Kirwan... Read more

Eagles fourth in power rankings

Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 5:55 PM
If someone's already linked to this, I apologize, but I just saw it today for the first time. ESPN.com has released its offseason power rankings, and the Eagles come in at No. 4. Writes blogger Matt Mosley: With the additions of Jeremy Maclin, Jason Peters and LeSean McCoy, this should be one of... Read more

Your take: McNabb's a franchise QB

Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 3:08 PM
Over the Memorial Day weekend, we referenced a National Football Post article, in which Matt Bowen compiled a list of current franchise quarterbacks. The list did not include Donovan McNabb. He was grouped with five other QBs considered to be "on the fence." In our previous post, we included... Read more

50 catches for G-Lew?

Monday, May 25, 2009, 4:06 PM
There were no tears shed in Philly back in March when the Eagles dealt wide receiver Greg Lewis and a seventh-round pick to the Patriots for a fifth-rounder. But is G-Lew primed for a big season in New England with Tom Brady? Sports Illustrated's Peter King sure thinks so. In fact, he said in his... Read more

McNabb a franchise QB?

Sunday, May 24, 2009, 12:04 PM
Any time we write about Donovan McNabb here at MTC, it usually results in the comments section being flooded with insults, name-calling and personal attacks. But we're going ahead with this post anyway. Matt Bowen of the National Football Post writes about a topic that Eagles fans have argued about... Read more

Getting to know Fenuki Tupou

Friday, May 22, 2009, 7:49 AM
Today we continue our series of Q&As with reporters who covered the Eagles' draft picks in college. Next up is Oregon offensive lineman Fenuki Tupou, who the Birds picked up with one of their fifth-round picks. Rich Hofmann of the Daily News wrote about Tupuo in a column today. We caught up... Read more
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