EVER HEAR the one about the guy who comes home from work to find the final score of the Monday Night Football game and a male sex organ spray-painted on his lawn? It's a heck of a yarn: September 2009, first week of the season, Bills are 13 1/2-point dogs in Foxborough against a Patriots team they haven't beaten in their last 11 tries.
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AS SOMEBODY who has now had the unusual opportunity to cover three of these things, I can tell you that there is always a moment when anybody with a rudimentary ability to read body language understands that the fate of the game has been decided and that the only thing left to do is sit back and watch the suits screw up the recitation of the rites.
WHILE THE Packers spent the first quarter marching down the field against the Eagles defense, Jalen Mills spent it on the sideline. He wore his helmet, and he occasionally bent from side to side and back to front in an attempt to stay loose, but by the time he entered the game for his first shift, the Eagles were trailing, 14-7.
OPPORTUNITY DOES not wait for the ready. This is true of any profession, but especially professional football, where factors both physiological and market reduce the measure of careers to something resembling dog years. I suppose most of us learned this i
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AS HE STOOD in front of his locker wearing an oversized Randall Cunningham jersey and a pair of acid-washed jeans tucked behind the tongues of the original Reebok Pumps, Rodney McLeod looked like he'd spent the afternoon dancing in the background of a Boyz II Men video rather than serving as the last line of defense against the highest-scoring offense in the NFL.
- Poll Do the Eagles look like a playoff team? (4309 votes)
WHICH CAME first: the chicken, the egg, or Matt Ryan? It's a question that might or might not have some relevance for the Eagles as they spend the foreseeable future attempting to build a championship-caliber roster around the big right arm of Carson Wentz. When the club made its dramatic move up the draft board to nab the North Dakota State star, the front office fully acknowledged that the perception created by the price they paid for the No. 2 pick was indeed reality.
YOU DON'T REALLY want to read another Josh Huff take, do you? Good, because we have football to talk about. In the words of the beleaguered reminder that Doug Pederson offered to reporters in the midst of his inquisition Wednesday morning, the Eagles play the Giants on Sunday, and, hey, that used to mean a little something around here. Not that there weren't some pertinent questions for the head coach to answer in the wake of his wide receiver/kick returner's arrest.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Fear not, Eagles fans. The news here is actually quite good. Yes, your boys in green snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, and, yes, that hissing sound you heard was their playoff aspirations deflating into the soft Lone Star night.
IT ALL STARTS with the offensive line, Doug Pederson said from the lectern, and the congregation nodded as if the observation was indisputable, the way they might have if he'd said "God is good," or "Somebody should do a commercial that examines how Peyton Manning spends his newly acquired free time, he's just so homespun and relatable, isn't he?"
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ON WEDNESDAY morning, Mike Zimmer told a story that offered an excellent example of something that has been missing in the Eagles organization for at least the last three years. When the Vikings hired Zimmer to be their head coach after the 2013 season, t
THERE WAS a familiar ring to what Jim Schwartz was saying Thursday morning as he provided a quick autopsy of the Eagles' 24-23 loss to the Lions last Sunday. He talked about his defense's inability to get off the field despite limiting Detroit's big-play opportunities. He talked about Matthew Stafford's ability to get rid of the ball and put it on target.