The hit was crushing in every regard, to both Aaron Rodgers and to the Eagles' chances of beating the Packers on Monday night, and the damnedest thing in its aftermath was that Fletcher Cox didn't think he had done anything wrong.
Enough now. Enough with the discussion of prolonged winning streaks and playoff berths and all the possibilities still open to the Eagles over these final five weeks. Enough with the shimmering freshwater pool that was their 3-0 start - a lovely sight that raised everyone's expectations and made it harder to stomach just how much desert this team needed to traverse.
Of course, Aaron Rodgers would rather have started as a rookie. Of course, he would rather have not been the poster child for patience when it comes to young NFL quarterbacks. "I think any quarterback would prefer to play right away," he said We
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You sat inside the press box at CenturyLink Field on Sunday and watched with a perverse combination of curiosity and horror and pity as the Eagles lost to the Seahawks, and you wondered: Who was the last Philadelphia athlete to be as mentally lost as Nels
As NFL quarterbacks go, Russell Wilson is a wee thing. His official height is 5-foot-11, though that figure is probably generous by a half-inch or so. It's why, 74 picks into the 2012 draft, he was still available for the Seattle Seahawks to select. Despi
The game was over and the Eagles had won and, miracle of miracles, Leodis McKelvin was on the move. He had intercepted Matt Ryan's final pass Sunday in a 24-15 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, the perfect punctuation for a terrific performance by the Eag
While the rest of Philadelphia was sweating over whether the Eagles would promote Paul Turner from the practice squad to the active roster, I walked into the Pavilion on Thursday to watch the defending NCAA men's basketball champions practice.
Glenn Thomas was young in 2008, just 31 and in his first season as an offensive assistant for the Atlanta Falcons, and young football coaches in the NFL work all the time. They arrive before dawn and stay until after sunset. They want to work as much as they can, because the work will prove that they are eager to learn and will lead to better jobs and bigger things in their futures.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - From the moment Carson Wentz set foot in a huddle as the Eagles' starting quarterback, his most enthusiastic advocate has been an aging offensive lineman who, realistically speaking, will have relatively little to gain from Wentz's growth.
Josh told us. That was the vital phrase. In explaining why the Eagles had released wide receiver Josh Huff, Howie Roseman wielded every last one of his rhetorical skills to bat away questions about what and when the Eagles had learned of Huff's gun and hi
ARLINGTON, Texas - On a day in late August, at a time when everyone - including his own players - was still sizing him up as a neophyte NFL head coach, Doug Pederson made a subtle but significant promise to the men in his locker room: What they would see is what they would get.
On the day of his first NBA game, Dario Saric had ribs for lunch, then took an afternoon nap. He lives in the city, and there's a good rib joint near his place, and he always takes a nap before a game. "Gives me some energy," he said Wednesday night.
You looked mostly at their feet, of course. The 76ers concluded practice Monday with an unusual drill, one that was less about structure and repetition than it was about the pure pleasure of being in the midst of a potentially singular basketball talent. Joel Embiid was the only player to participate, and because he was, it was natural, while watching the drill, to keep your eyes on everyone's feet.
There was a minute and 24 seconds left in the fourth quarter Sunday when the Eagles hit Sam Bradford for the final time, and like each of the 17 shots they delivered before it, they made it count. Brandon Graham slammed into Bradford's upper body, and Con
Matt Read wasn't 24 hours removed from surgery on his right thumb, and already his general manager was delivering a demand. This was mid-June, the Flyers nearly two months into their summer vacation, and Ron Hextall was making it perfectly clear to Read:
What is the point of this Eagles season? That question might sound nihilistic, as if anyone who asked it were already resigned to a bleak and desolate future: an unacceptable candidate's ascension to the presidency, Social Security's bankruptcy, the sea levels' unstoppable rise, or, worst of all, the Cowboys' winning the NFC East with a rookie quarterback. I don't mean it that way. I mean it sincerely: What is the point? What is the goal? What are the Eagles trying to accomplish?