Saturday, March 16, 2013
The free agent signings so far by the Philadelphia Eagles are very low-key and don't appear to return the team to stardom.
The Denver Broncos sign wide receiver Wes Welker. The Detroit Lions get Reggie Bush for their backfield. And the New England Patriots ink rising slot receiver Danny Amendola to replace Welker. The Philadelphia Eagles signed a bunch of free agents during the first day of NFL free agency late Tuesday too. But you probably never heard of most of the players. Such is the case maybe for how new Coach Chip Kelly is putting together the team's roster for next year. He seems to be focusing more on developing a unit—like a team of college players—than building a group of All-Pros and Dream Teamers. There's not much star power in these signings. It's nice, though, to hear Isaac Sopoaga, the new defensive tackle from the San Francisco 49ers, state at…
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Facebook data shows Pennsylvanians are divided in their support of this year's Super Bowl teams
The NFL season ended in disappointment for Pennsylvania teams but Keystone Staters still have their favorite in the Super Bowl. It just depends on where you live, according to an analysis of fan data on Facebook. Which team are you cheering for? Tell us in the comments section below. Picture the state of Pennsylvania and imagine a line drawn on a diagonal from northwest to southeast. Folks who live north of that imaginary line are rooting for San Francisco. Fans to the south of the line are favoring the Baltimore Ravens. That's according to Facebook data, which shows a "country divided more or less by geography, with 49ers fans dominating the West and the Ravens being the most popular in counties in the mid-Atlantic and Southern states." …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
It's been almost a decade since the Philadelphia Eagles last appeared in the Super Bowl.
When you're a Philadelphia Eagles fan, memories of Super Bowl appearances are few and far in between. 1981 and 2005. That's it. Two games. Two losses. Most years, we Birds fans are watching the game trying to find a link to our Eagles. This year, ex-kicker David Akers is playing for the San Francisco 49ers while Baltimore Ravens Coach John Harbaugh was once the Birds special teams coach under Andy Reid. But 1981 was really something special. The Iggles were finally putting it all together under energetic Coach Dick Vermeil. He built the team's confidence and they rallied around Ron Jaworski, Harold Carmichael and Bill Bergey. In 1981, it really didn't seem to matter that the Birds lost to the Oakland Raiders because the team really wasn't …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Fans are petitioning the Philadelphia Eagles to bring back those kelly green uniforms of old
The Philadelphia Eagles have a new head coach named Chip Kelly -- so some fans think that means it is time to bring back the team's old kelly green uniforms. They've launched an online petition to build support and plan to make their case to team owner Jeffrey Lurie. Related story: Eagles Will Return to Lehigh for 2013 Training Camp The petition posted by "Philly Fan" has more than 4,000 supporters so far. So what do you think? Vote in our poll and post your comments below.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Philadelphia Eagles Are No-Shows in this Sunday's Pro Bowl game.
For the first time in forever, the Philadelphia Eagles will not feature a player in the Pro Bowl. That just goes to show how badly the team played this year with its 4-12 record and how bad the rest of the league measures the Birds' talent. Back in the day, this was a no-brainer. Birds were always among the elite. Donovan McNabb, Brian Dawkins, David Akers, Reggie White, Jeremiah Trotter, Randall Cunningham, Brian Westbrook...to name a few. Now, normally, tackle Jason Peters would be in this game. He's ranked as one of the top tackles in the league, but Peters missed the entire season due to injury. Michael Vick has made it to the Pro Bowl before too, but due to injuries and inconsistency, that wasn't happening this year. DeSean Jackson …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the AFC Championship Game.
Saturday, January 19
The New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, battling for the right to go to their second straight Super Bowl, and sixth in the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era. The NFL Championship Weekend begins Sunday at 3 p.m. on Fox when the Atlanta Falcons host the San Fransisco 49ers to determine the NFC champion. Then, at 6:30 p.m., on CBS, the Patriots kick off against rival Baltimore. There is some recent history between the two teams, beginning in 2009, when the Ravens marched into Foxboro and stunned the heavily favored Patriots, 33-14 to knock the home team out of the playoffs. New England got some revenge in the AFC Championship Game last year, beating the Ravens 23-20 to advance to…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The New England Patriots host the Houston Texans at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round. Here’s a roundup of where and when to catch all the NFL playoff action this weekend.
Saturday, January 12
The divisional round of the NFL playoffs begins this weekend in Denver when the Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Locally, the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Kick-off in Foxborough is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Patriots fans hoping for another AFC Championship game in Foxborough will be tuning in Saturday to cheer on the Ravens against Peyton Manning and the Broncos, while fans wanting to see a Brady-Manning showdown with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line will be favoring the Broncos Saturday. Of course, in either scenario, the Patriots need to knock off the Texans Sunday to advance. On the NFC side of the playoff bracket, the Green Bay Packers travel to San Francisco to …
Former Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid has a chance to rebuild the Kansas City Chiefs into a champion.
Can Andy Reid do it again? Can the former coach of the Philadelphia Eagles take another franchise and rebuild it into a champion? Hired Monday as the new coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, Reid hopes to revive a franchise that was once the talk of the AFC, a terror that used to give the Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers a run for their money. The Chiefs have made two Super Bowl apperances, just like the Eagles. But they've already won a Super Bowl, something the Birds still have never done. Reid built a sound resume during his 14-year tenure as Eagles coach. He can count off numerous NFC East crowns, playoff appearances and lots of visits to the NFC Championship Game. He took the Birds to the Super Bowl, losing to the New England Patriots. (…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
With Andy Reid gone, the path is clear for the Philadelphia Eagles to choose their next coach.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a big decision to make. It's a decision that will impact the direction of this franchise for at least the next few football seasons. Get it right, like when the team hired Andy Reid as coach 14 years ago, and fans can ride a wave of success for years to come. Maybe even a Super Bowl. Get it wrong and the team could sink to even lower depths than a 4-12 season. So many names are being tossed around right now about who the next potential coach of the Philadelphia Eagles may be. Which way should owner Jeff Lurie and General Manager Howie Roseman go? Find a proven winner? Grab someone from the college ranks? Or find a star rising up the NFL coaching ranks? The Birds interviewed Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Former Philadelphia Eagles coach gets new gig in Kansas City.
Well, that didn't take long. Less than a week after being dismissed as coach of the Philadelpha Eagles, Andy Reid has landed his next gig as coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. According to numerous sports websites, Reid was flying to Kansas City to accept the job. Reid's lawyers were ironing out details of the contract, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Kansas City Star was also reporting that the deal was done. Reid was fired Monday by Birds owner Jeff Lurie following a 4-12 season and ending a 14-year tenure. Reid suffered through a dismal season and also on a personal end this year. His son Garrett died of a heroin overdose during training camp. Reid is the winningest coach in Philadelphia Eagles history, having led the team to …