Published: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:01:21 GMT2016-10-24T03:01:21Z
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:01:21 GMT2016-10-24T03:01:21ZTHE 230 rushing yards his defense gave up last week to the Redskins was bad, but the goose egg next to its sack total was even worse in Jim Schwartz's mind.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:30:40 GMT2016-10-24T02:30:40ZYOU JUST could not put the Eagles' defense in a situation it couldn't handle Sunday. Carson Wentz knows, because he tried.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:30:39 GMT2016-10-24T02:30:39ZSam Bradford shuffled out of the training room like an angry, beaten old man. Carson Wentz ambled out of the shower like a giddy teenager ready for the prom. It might have been as simple as this: Wentz and his Eagles defeated Bradford and his Vikings, 21-10. It was a clear referendum on the Eagles' plan to opt for Wentz over Bradford . . . right? Not exactly. Neither played well.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:07:09 GMT2016-10-24T02:07:09ZLATE IN the second quarter of another expectation-shattering victory by the Eagles, there was a moment that exemplified the doctrine that Doug Pederson is establishing for himself.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:00:27 GMT2016-10-24T02:00:27ZALL THROUGH the preseason, 76ers coach Brett Brown has had the unenviable task of trying to get his team ready for a season while being handcuffed in how many minutes he was allowed to have his players on the court.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:28:04 GMT2016-10-24T01:28:04ZTHERE WAS a point during the first quarter of the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings when the only thought was to score a victory by any means, no matter how ugly things ended up looking.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:06:08 GMT2016-10-24T01:06:08ZThe Eagles entered yet another phase of their season on Sunday - this would be the third, if you're counting - and while it wasn't as good as the first one, it was a lot better than the second.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:04:41 GMT2016-10-24T01:04:41ZThere was a minute and 24 seconds left in the fourth quarter Sunday when the Eagles hit Sam Bradford for the final time, and like each of the 17 shots they delivered before it, they made it count. Brandon Graham slammed into Bradford's upper body, and Con
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:37:14 GMT2016-10-23T15:37:14ZThe Eagles had more than two months to prepare for the eventuality that Lane Johnson would be suspended, and yet the personnel department did nothing in terms of adding an offensive lineman either as a replacement or insurance.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:55:20 GMT2016-10-21T18:55:20ZMatt Read wasn't 24 hours removed from surgery on his right thumb, and already his general manager was delivering a demand. This was mid-June, the Flyers nearly two months into their summer vacation, and Ron Hextall was making it perfectly clear to Read:
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:52:39 GMT2016-10-21T18:52:39ZThe Eagles handed out nearly $250 million in contracts to four homegrown players this offseason, but they aren't getting nearly enough production from the group as a whole through the first five games of the season.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:19:07 GMT2016-10-21T15:19:07ZAS I PUT an "X" next to Brian Dawkins' name on my Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinal ballot the other day, I couldn't help but think of Jim Johnson
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:05:50 GMT2016-10-21T04:05:50ZIT'S A TRICKY process, explaining how what had been the NFL's third-ranked run defense managed to give up 230 yards rushing last week in the Eagles' 27-20 loss at Washington, to a team that previously hadn't run the ball very well.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:09:57 GMT2016-10-21T03:09:57ZONE FAN'S declaration of devotion rang out in a moment of golden pause: "We love you, Ed!" It was simple, and poignant, and passionate: everything Ed Snider was about.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:48:17 GMT2016-10-21T02:48:17ZCOLTON MOSKAL didn't make a football decision. It was a life choice. "I just started to rethink what I wanted to do once I was done with football," the Penn linebacker said. "Because that can be taken away in a heartbeat. I know there were people wondering what I was doing. But when I figured it out, this is what felt most comfortable for me.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:48:06 GMT2016-10-21T02:48:06ZTHE WORK STOPPAGE had caused the NBA season to start just after the Christmas holiday in 2011, and the 76ers began it by winning 10 of their first 13 games. Game 27 had the Los Angeles Clippers visiting the Wells Fargo Center, just a day before the Sixers were going to begin a stretch of eight games in 18 days with seven of them on the road. With a regular-season schedule that would include just 66 games, each contest held almost the same importance as an NFL game.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:21:53 GMT2016-10-20T23:21:53ZFRANK REICH said something about Carson Wentz on Thursday that, from an emotional sense, might also be applied to Fletcher Cox. Analyzing the rookie quarterback's response to being hit, harried and hurried over the last two weeks and particularly last Sunday, Reich said: "It usually has an effect on most quarterbacks, to be honest with you. Everybody knows that in this business. You have to regroup from it, but it's hard to stand back there and get hit early and not let it affect you."