Nov 6, 2012, 3:42 PM EDT
Nick Young likes to shoot the ball — a lot. He likes to shoot the ball so much, apparently he’ll fire it up from just about anywhere without prejudice.
Nov 6, 2012, 2:22 PM EDT
Probably not the news you wanted to hear less than 24 hours after the Eagles were embarrassed on a national stage, their season heading into the toilet. In fact, it’s probably the exact opposite. The Inquirer’s Jeff McLane filed a report on Tuesday morning that indicates we might be stuck with general manager Howie Roseman for awhile.
Nov 6, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT
Coming into this season, I thought the Eagles had a good team, and I was not alone. Prognosticators picked them to win 10 or 11. Vegas liked their odds to reach the Super Bowl. Even some fans were on board.
Yet here we are with eight games left in 2012, their fate already sealed it would seem. The Eagles are going to miss the playoffs for the second straight year, and Andy Reid will be out the door once it’s over.
How did we get here? Where did it all go wrong?
Nov 6, 2012, 12:15 AM EDT
That was hard to watch. This entire season, even when things seemed to be going well, has been hard to watch.
The Eagles walked into the Superdome and maintained some semblance of control for most of the first period. Then almost on cue, Michael Vick hurled a red-zone interception, which the Saints returned 99 yards for a touchdown. New Orleans never looked back, finishing the Birds — and likely their season — by a score of 28-13.
Nov 5, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT
With the Eagles’ record at 3-4, their season seemingly on the brink of disaster, and Andy Reid’s demise likely hanging in the balance, we simply are not feeling the big-game vibe that is usually associated with Monday Night Football in New Orleans. Since the Atlanta Falcons systematically destroyed the Birds eight days ago, there has been a creeping feeling the Birds are heading south for the winter.
Nov 5, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT
At 17.1 points per game, Philadelphia features the NFL’s 28th ranked scoring offense in the NFL, while they have also given the ball away 17 times, tied for the fourth-most. Their inability to protect the football and convert opportunities into points is the biggest reasons why the Eagles are standing at 3-4 today.
Tonight the Birds will be faced with their best opportunity to break that trend when they face off against the league’s worst defense in New Orleans.
Nov 5, 2012, 3:47 AM EDT
Last week, the NHL cancelled the Winter Classic, and the initial fear was it might be only a matter of time before the entire season came next. Since then, negotiations between the league and players association on a new collective bargaining agreement have picked back up, with some reports even predicting a resolution could occur in the next two weeks.
Nov 5, 2012, 1:29 AM EDT
Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. But if you still hope the Eagles have a run in them this season, then it can’t hurt that they got a little help from their friends on Sunday.
Nov 4, 2012, 4:11 AM EDT
2011 first-round pick Danny Watkins turns 28 on Tuesday, but he is no closer to becoming a Pro Bowl right guard than at 27, much less a fixture on the Eagles’ offensive line. He is about to miss his second game in a row with an ankle injury, and Dennis Kelly might have a shot at replacing him. Folks are beginning to wonder out loud whether Watkins is going to be a bust, and the Inquirer’s Jeff McLane offers one of the sharpest critiques to date.
Simply put: Watkins was a mistake.
Nov 3, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT
Less than one year after undergoing brain surgery, Mike Patterson will return to the football field on Monday night. Also, Nate Allen is questionable with a hamstring injury, which could spell trouble for a reeling defense going up against Drew Brees.
Nov 2, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT
There was a point in time where this might have been unthinkable. On Friday, the Winter Classic became just another casualty of the NHL lockout.
Nov 1, 2012, 1:44 PM EDT
After weeks of speculation, and a report on late Sunday evening that Andy Reid was making a switch under center for the Eagles’ Week 9 tilt against the New Orleans Saints, the embattled head coach attempted to put the controversy to rest on Thursday. Reid confirmed Michael Vick will be his quarterback, and stressed it is not subject to a “week-to-week” basis.
Oct 31, 2012, 3:58 PM EDT
As fans clamor for Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg to fix a stagnant Eagles offense that ranks tied for 28th in points per game, one of the common complaints we hear is the coaches aren’t dialing up the screen pass like they used to. On Wednesday, Pro Football Focus debunked that myth.
Oct 31, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT
Thanksgiving may be three weeks away, but Halloween is as good a day as any for Philadelphia sports fans to give thanks. Be thankful for the return of the 76ers, and their offering of a diversion.
Oct 29, 2012, 1:55 AM EDT
Want Andy Reid gone? At the current rate, you’ll get your wish soon enough. Then again, maybe it won’t come quite soon enough for some of you.
After 14 years, Reid may very well be headed for a pink slip in the next two months. Don’t expect the news to come down today though, nor this week or the next, probably no sooner than the end of the season. No matter how much you think he deserves it, there is simply no point in dumping the head coach at this stage, as some folks have already suggested.
Oct 28, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT
If Juan Castillo’s dismissal was supposed to light a fire in the locker room, then it was unsuccessful. If it was intended to correct problems on defense, Todd Bowles appeared to have the exact opposite effect.
After holding opponents to 18.8 points per game through six weeks, the Eagles’ defense gave up 30 on Sunday. After losing fourth-quarter leads in consecutive games, and seven times over the past two seasons, they surrendered six scoring drives on the first six possessions.
They were a no-show up until the final minutes, or just long enough to tell the remaining home crowd, “Thanks for coming.”
Oct 28, 2012, 4:09 PM EDT
Which is to say they were not close at all.
Don’t let the final score fool you. It took the Eagles’ defense until midway through the fourth quarter before they got their first stop, and Michael Vick and company simply could not keep up. The Falcons won 30-17, dropping Philadelphia to 3-4 on the year.
Oct 28, 2012, 11:10 AM EDT
As the Delaware Valley prepares to face the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, Andy Reid is one of the few folks concerned with another looming storm. Reid is coaching for his job, and with a 3-3 record, he can see the dark clouds gathering.
An Eagles win today would be like a ray of sunshine peaking through. A loss would be like driving toward the oncoming chaos.
Oct 26, 2012, 9:56 AM EDT
Coming out of a bye week where Andy Reid admitted he would consider all options, the only apparent change in the Eagles’ starting lineup was made at left tackle.
King Dunlap won the job from Demetress Bell during training camp, then lost it due to a hamstring injury sustained in Week 2. Now that King has taken it back in time for Sunday’s game against the Falcons, here’s why that’s a good thing.
Oct 25, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT
ESPN’s John Clayton ranked the 10 worst contracts in the NFL on Thursday, and Michael Vick’s (supposed) six-year deal worth $100 million made the list. Actually, it was second.
Oct 25, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT
Going to the Eagles game this Sunday, and wondering what kind of reception to give Asante Samuel when he walks out of the tunnel? In an interview with AtlantaFalcons.com (via PhiladelphiaEagles.com), Asante issued an ultimatum of sorts to the Lincoln Financial faithful.
Cheer for me — or else.
Oct 25, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT
With Jrue Holiday set to become a restricted free agent at season’s end, the 76ers have been quietly at work trying to hammer out an extension with their point guard before the window to negotiate closes in six days. But as the deadline nears, reports are Holiday’s camp has already turned down a significant offer from the club, and is apparently under the impression he could do better on the market.
Oct 24, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT
Last week we posted a fun stat about Alex Henery being the most accurate kicker in NFL history with a minimum of 30 attempts, as brought to you by CSN’s Reuben Frank. That stuff is what Roob does.
This week’s stat is much more depressing, as it relates to the Eagles’ inability to record a sack in any of their last three games — but it’s still kind of fun.
Oct 24, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT
Oct 23, 2012, 4:59 PM EDT
And just like that, the David Herndon era is over in Philadelphia. According to reports, the right-handed reliever was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.
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