Face of the Franchise

The other evening, I sat down to watch the Eagles play the Redskins in DC on MNF. Now, the Eagles this season have been by-and-large better than the identity-less .500-ish team I thought they were going to be and at 6-3, they’ve been a pleasant surprise. So when they took the field I thought they…

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Into The Absurd

Sticking to his guns like he holds onto 2nd half timeouts, Eagles head coach Andy Reid went back on his post-McNabb-trade assertion that Kevin Kolb was the team’s starting QB yesterday – replacing him with Michael Vick. I know there’s some sort of “starter shouldn’t lose his job because of injury” mantra in sports circles,…

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Into The Unknown

Tonight begins the new NFL season.  That’s something I’m usually pretty excited for, but this year there’s something sort of missing.  Every year for the last decade at this time, I’d be looking at the Philadelphia Eagles and deciding whether Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook, and Brian Dawkins could win the division, win the NFC, or…

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New Eras?

There was an interesting bit of news on Sunday even after the Easter candy had been snacked on and all the earthquakes and aftershocks had done their rattling – and it was a pretty seismic shift if you’re at all interested in the NFC East.  Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was traded to the Washington Redskins.…

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Third Time’s A Cha— oh, wait.

One thing that was odd about being on the road for three weeks and being very busy and distracted while we were in Virginia was that the end of the NFL season came and went without a chance to opine on it here. When I left, the Eagles had beaten the Giants to take control…

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Close Only Counts in Horseshoes and…

The City of Brotherly Love.  This week, the Philadelphia Eagles organization announced that they’d extended head coach Andy Reid’s contract three more years (which would take him through the 2013 seasons).  If Big Red makes it through that, he will have coached the Eagles for 15 straight seasons.  A remarkable achievement really – only 12…

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McRib

The last time we'd seen Jake Delhomme, he was almost single-handedly handing the Arizona Cardinals a berth in the NFC Championship Game.  During that Divisional Round game, he threw five interceptions and fumbled once in a 33-13 loss. Well, things were nearly as bad for him in his next game — this year's season opener…

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