DOUG PEDERSON knows better than anyone how little patience Eagles fans have. On the first play of his first start as Donovan McNabb's placeholder back in 1999, he underthrew Duce Staley on a swing pass out of the backfield.
THIS IS what the Eagles should have done: After snookering the Miami Dolphins out of the eighth pick in the draft last month, they should have sat on their hands, selected one of the three of four appealing options that figure to be on the board at No. 8 next Thursday - Ronnie Stanley? Ezekiel Elliott? Vernon Hargreaves? - and taken a well-deserved bow.
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SOMEDAY, we will be privy to the pictures Howie Roseman has of Miami Dolphins executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum that helped him facilitate one of the great NFL trade robberies of the salary-cap era.
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THE GREAT PART about the National Football League is that there never is a shortage of village idiots. The NFL is the most successful sports league on the face of the earth. It generates nearly $14 billion a year in revenue. Yet, you don't have to look very hard to find someone dumber than you.
Paul Domowitch is a pro football columnist with the Daily News, where he has worked since 1982. He has covered nearly 30 Super Bowls and has been a selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the last 15 years.