Fisher’s agent, Marvin Demoff, told Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News that it was "highly unlikely" that Fisher would join the Eagles’ staff. UPDATE: Fisher spoke with Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean: "It’s time for me to rest, and fish. I have total peace about this right now." In related news, Reuben Frank is convinced that our new DC will be none other than the Packers' defensive backs coach, Darren Perry.
Do it, FO. Haynesworth obviously has to be released first and he will have to take less money regardless but you can bet the Eagles will be his first choice. The Redskins will surely want something for him and I wouldn't mind giving them a 4th/5th for him. He is going to be 30 in June but he definitely has a couple great years left in the tank. He loves Washburn so I think he would be a good boy in Philly. This is what he had to say about Jim... "I owe Coach Wash pretty much everything," Haynesworth told the Tennessean. "If my deal was $100 million or whatever, then Washburn deserves $90 million. I have the talent, but he taught me how to let it loose. As a player, once you can get through the [expletive], get down to the core of what he is saying, the information is more valuable than gold. He's a great coach, a great teacher. The Titans should have paid a lot of money to keep him from leaving." Pull the trigger, FO. Superbowl or bust.
Nice article here by Rich Hoffman. Highlights - Dixon, Cole, Chaney and Bradley were our best run stoppers. - Asante Samuel was outstanding in coverage. Right side in general was good even with Samuel being out five games. - Dimitri Patterson was horrible. - We were poor at covering running backs and tight ends. Again. - Opponents passed much more effectively on first down than previous years. Check out the article for the numbers. It's a good read.
It's always disappointing when the Eagles lose in the playoffs, however, this time it actually didn't feel as bad as it did in the Mcnabb years. Most of us expected the Eagles to be in a transition...
Clip of Freddie Mitchell on Millionaire Matchmaker. Overall, the episode was alright. Fred-ex kept very low key and was not self-gloating like he usually is. He goes on a date with this cute blonde and the date goes downhill as soon as she says "I googled you and read that you didn't pay child support". Hahaha. Poor Freddy was caught off guard by that. Oh, and he apparently still lives in a mansion and drives a Jaguar/Maserati?
Kolb wants to start and whether that’s for the Eagles or not, he will let coach Andy Reid know that during a scheduled Monday meeting. Asked what would be a best-case scenario for next season, Kolb said, "To start." "I love it here, as everybody knows," Kolb said after the Eagles’ 21-16 playoff loss to the Packers. "My family’s settled in here. I would love to be starting here. But I want to be starting somewhere." Kolb was then asked if he could take another season in Philadelphia as the backup. "I can’t answer that question," he said.
DE Cullen Jenkins barring a setback, will play tomorrow. He's been out for over a month with a strained calf muscle and still finished second on the team with 7 sacks. Also, linebacker Frank Zombo, safety Atari Bigby, and fullback Korey Hall are officially out. Four other Packers are listed as probable for Sunday – tackle Chad Clifton, linebacker Clay Matthews, defensive end Ryan Pickett, and safety Nick Collins. I guess we're going to have to pick on Bigby's replacement, Charlie Peprah who started 11 games this year.
Final draft order (before playoff results)... 1. Carolina (2-14) 2. Denver (4-12) 3. Buffalo (4-12) 4. Cincinnati (4-12) 5. Arizona (5-11) 6. Cleveland (5-11) 7. San Francisco (6-10) 8. Tennessee (6-10) 9. Dallas (6-10) 10. Washington (6-10) 11. Houston (6-10) 12. Minnesota (6-10) 13. Detroit (6-10) 14. Miami (7-9) 15. St. Louis (7-9) 16. Jacksonville (8-8) 17. Oakland (8-8) 18. San Diego (9-7) 19. New York Giants (10-6) 20. Tampa Bay (10-6) 21. Seattle (7-9)* 22. Indianapolis (10-6)* 23. Green Bay (10-6)* 24. Kansas City (10-6)* 25. Philadelphia (10-6)* 26. New York Jets (11-5)* 27. New Orleans (11-5)* 28. Chicago (11-5)* 29. Baltimore (12-4)* 30. Pittsburgh (12-4)* 31. Atlanta (13-3)* 32. New England (14-2)*
You have 2 go through something 2 get through something! New day and new things! Win some lose some. I promise we bounce bac tho *hard work* - http://twitter.com/deseanjackson10 Where the hell was the hard work last night?
"That concussion is such a tenuous deal that we'll see what happens," Frazier said. "But there is a battery of tests that he still has to pass that he hasn't passed, so it's hard to change his status right now." Adrian Peterson was listed on the final injury report as questionable because of a right knee injury. The Pro Bowl running back said Monday he expects to play. Update: Favre is inactive.
In a remarkably even game, the Eagles relied on their two stars to get the win: Michael Vick (+5.6) and Trent Cole (+4.6). Eagles: Three performances of note Running back LeSean McCoy (+1.3) looks more and more like Brian Westbrook with every game. McCoy, who graded as one of our worst running backs a year ago, is now seventh in our rankings, grading positively in every facet. "Shady"converted his 10 carries against the Giants into 64 yards, 36 of which were after contact, as well as two forced missed tackles. Something Andy Reid asks his RBs to do a lot is pass protect, and McCoy was impressive in this regard, allowing just one pressure on the 15 times he stayed in. Just for good measure, McCoy added a nice block on Michael Vick‘s QB draw that closed the score to 31-24. It was a mixed start for seventh-round MLB Jamar Chaney (-0.8). His downhill style is incredibly useful against the run (+2.1), where he made 12 tackles, with five stops, and an assist. Chaney was also above average rushing the QB (+0.5), getting a pressure on seven rushes. The rookie clearly needs work in coverage, however, where he was partly responsible for a touchdown throw to Giants TE Kevin Boss and bit on play action a few times. On one play Chaney was completely fooled, allowing Boss to run right by him, and on another he completely missed his assignment on RB Brandon Jacobs, who thankfully dropped the ball. Chaney’s performance was also marred by a false start penalty that gave the Giants a first down. It was the toughest game yet for new starting RCB Dimitri Patterson (-4.8). Patterson struggled with both Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham all day. Against Nicks, Patterson’s numbers look respectable: four receptions on eight targets for 26 yards, a TD and two pass deflections — but the inconsistent WR dropped a pass that would have gone for a big gain. Patterson clearly struggled with Manningham’s speed, however, and the wideout went off by catching four balls on six targets for 86 yards and two TDs. Patterson also had another penalty (although it was declined), which takes him to seven on the year. Rookie Report: Tight end Clay Harbor (-1.1) struggled with his run blocking for the Eagles. … Backups WRs Riley Cooper (five) and Chad Hall (three) received only a handful of snaps. … Safety Nate Allen (+0.8) tore his patella tendon and is out for the year, but in his stead Kurt Coleman (+2.3) stepped up in a big way by grading positively in every category. … Daniel Te’o-Nesheim received seven snaps in the DE rotation. Random Note: Vick has been responsible for five of his own sacks; that’s worse than 13 OTs who’ve played at least 75 percent of snaps.
The Eagles quietly did one other thing during their victory that launched them into the statistical stratosphere in one very interesting indicator: Philly has quietly claimed the No. 1 spot on the list of most explosive rushing teams of the Super Bowl Era, based upon our preferred measure, rushing YPA. The 2010 Eagles, after running roughshod over New York’s mighty Defensive Hogs in the fourth quarter, are now poised to go into the history books as the most explosive running attack in modern NFL history. 1. 2010 Eagles - 378 Attempts - 2096 yards - 5.54 avg 2. 1997 Lions - 447 Attempts - 2464 yards - 5.51 avg 3. 2006 Falcons - 537 Attempts - 2939 yards - 5.47 avg They are 4th in the history of the AFL-NFL behind only the 63' Browns, '54 49'ers, and 63' Chargers.
Let's keep it rolling. E-A-G-L-E-S...EAGLES!
Larry Fitzgerald - Desean Jackson is wild for that one lol http://twitter.com/LarryFitzgerald Michael Strahan - DeShaun Jackson is a beast. Wow... Young fella kills em!! Why hasn't any DB figured out he's fast so stop taking chances!!!!! http://twitter.com/MICHAELSTRAHAN Darnell Dockett - This Boy@DeseanJackson10 stunted so hard on dallas on that TD! I have to admit that shit was cold! Stop on the 1yd line and fall N backwards http://twitter.com/ddockett David Price - Hahaha desean Jackson is NASTYYYYY http://twitter.com/davidprice14
Going against his former team, LT Shawn Andrews (-3.7) was a major reason why the Giants. He did have a tough matchup against one of the league’s best 4-3 DEs in Trent Cole and while he was only just below average in pass protection (-0.4, three pressures in 36 dropbacks), he struggled to open holes in the running game (-1.6) and committed two penalties. Patience is a virtue when it comes to ACL injuries, and MLB Stewart Bradley (+4.7) helps display that. One couldn’t ask for a better all-around performance from Bradley, who finished with a +1.5 grade in all three of the major categories. As a pass-rusher, Bradley hit the QB and gained another two pressures in just seven rushes. The major difference however was probably in his run defense (+1.5) and his ability is clear when allowed to attack downhill. He finished the day with four tackles and two stops. He was good in coverage, too, allowing just two of the four balls into his coverage to be complete for 20 yards with one pass defensed and one INT. Perhaps the most impressive performance of the defense, however, belongs to DLE Brandon Graham (+4.3). Although he didn’t start the game, he got increased playing time (41 snaps) after Juqua Parker re-aggravated a hip injury and was unable to return. As mentioned above, going against McKenzie was going to be a tough test but it was one Graham passed with flying colors. Graham made our top-10 pass-rushing productivity list for 4-3 DEs and he was exceptional against the Giants again in that department, adding five pressures in 30 rushes. Graham was also above average in run defense (+0.6), making one stop one on one tackle with an assist. He also forced a key Ahmad Bradshaw fumble.
Michael Vick vs Redskins highlights. Simply amazing.
Michael Vick is now the highest rated QB in the NFL with a 108.8 QB rating in front the likes of P. Manning(103.4), Philip Rivers(100.7), and Tom Brady(98.5). Kevin Kolb after yesterday's outstanding performance is now the 6th highest rated QB in the NFL with a 98.3 QB rating in front the likes of Drew Brees(97.6), Tony Romo(93.6), Matt Shaub(93.0), and Aaron Rodgers(89.7). Now, granted it's a small sample size for both quarterbacks but the numbers don't lie and six weeks in, we have two top ten quarterbacks on our roster. It's quite sunny in Philly's quarterback situation!
Most likely, the catch of the year by Pierre Garcon against the Skins last night. Incredible.
- Mike Vick(Ribs) - Asante Samuel(Concussion) - Riley Cooper(Concussion) Joselio Hanson will start in place of Samuel. Dimitri Patterson also a possibility to get snaps with the 1st team. Max-Jean-Gilles will start at right guard but Nick Cole will still be active.
"My focus really has been over here," McNabb said before practice at Redskins Park. "Really, everything that's going on over there is really none of my concern. Anything I may say at this point really doesn't matter. They made a decision and that's what they're going with. We just have to focus on what we need to do here to get ourselves to 2-1." McNabb said he has not spoken with Vick recently but "we text. But that's about it." "Well, that's Philadelphia," McNabb said of the furor over who should start. "Things like that happen. I've been a part of that for 11 years. Obviously, as you said, it just doesn't stop." - Donovan Mcnabb on Vick being named the starter.
Update: Decision to start Vick has nothing to do with Kolb's concussion. Vick is officially the starting QB for the rest of the year. Andy Reid press conference at 6:30. Stay tuned.
First off, I'd like to start by stating that Kolb should still be the starter for at least the next couple games. He has earned the chance to prove himself. However, that's as far my patience will...
Michael Vick highlights. This guy is just something special. That pass to Desean was nearly 60 yards in the air and a thing of beauty.
I feel like if I had been out there for four quarters maybe we would've had a chance to win the game. - Michael Vick(press conference)
Rookie defensive end Ricky Sapp has been placed on injured reserve and is out for the season. The Eagles have claimed defensive end Pannel Egboh off waivers from the Texans.
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