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.
Oct 23, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT
If this isn’t the most bizarre sports highlight you’ll see all day, I’d like to know what is. Terrell Owens was just going about his business at the gym one day, when a little person challenged him to a one-on-one basketball game. If you had to guess right now, who would you say won?
Oct 23, 2012, 1:44 PM EDT
It looks like Andy Reid’s perfect record coming off of the bye week is in serious jeopardy this weekend. When the Eagles return to action on Sunday, they’ll be hosting the only undefeated team left standing in the NFL. That said, are the Atlanta Falcons really the big, bad unbeaten their record would make it seem? We investigate.
Oct 22, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT
A couple weeks back, an anonymous general manager ripped the Detroit Lions franchise from top to bottom in an article that appeared in Pro Football Weekly. As it would happen, the Eagles and GM Howie Roseman especially are not immune to the wrath of PFW’s sources, shrouded in mystery though they are.
Oct 22, 2012, 2:06 PM EDT
While there is a strong buzz around town that Andrew Bynum could lead the 76ers to an Atlantic Division championship, that enthusiasm isn’t shared by many league executives. In an annual poll of all 30 NBA general managers, the Sixers were chosen by only two of them to win the Atlantic.
Oct 22, 2012, 12:55 PM EDT
In a bit of a surprising development, Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson returned to practice on Monday, and could be activated to the 53-man roster anytime in the next three weeks. Patterson was placed on the non-football injury list at the beginning of training camp following off-season brain surgery.
Oct 22, 2012, 1:29 AM EDT
If the Eagles have any designs on making the playoffs this season, they can’t rely on getting in with a Wild Card spot, that’s for sure. Besides the four division leaders, an additional four clubs are posting better records than Philadelphia in the NFC. Dallas also shares a 3-3 mark, while Detroit can match with a victory tonight. Only Carolina is stuck on one win.
There is plenty of time between now and December 30 for the landscape to change, but giving eight teams a head start on six tournament berths means there are fewer routes to the postseason. The clearest path for the Birds is through the NFC East.
Oct 20, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT
Anybody who used to visit Iggles Blog on the reg certainly would remember their video reviews. Unfortunately the video reviews are no more, but Derek has been using the All-22 to study the Eagles this year instead. This week, he broke down Juan Castillo’s coverages on every passing play the Lions attempted.
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