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James Harrison Didn't Sack Michael Vick Because He Was "Wo…

James Harrison Didn't Sack Michael Vick Because He Was "Worried More About A Fine"

deadspin.com Updated Oct 9, 2012
Since the NFL instituted its "more significant discipline" for shots to the head two years ago, James Harrison has been a remorseless re-offender. He's been fined six times under the new protocol, and he's seemingly bitched about it just as of…
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  • Roethlisberger says he didn’t call the Eagles dirty

    Roethlisberger says he didn’t call the Eagles dirty

    Apparently Willie Colon now has more to apologize for than his four holding penalties. Colon said Monday that his teammate Ben Roethlisberger thought the Eagles “were going after his head,” but his quarterback circled back Tuesday to deny that. “I j
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  • Eagles No Home Returns

    Eagles No Home Returns

    philly.com Oct 9, 2012
    Eagles have never returned a kickoff for a touchdown in Lincoln Financial Field.
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  • To fix fumble problem, Eagles' Vick first must admit he has one

    To fix fumble problem, Eagles' Vick first must admit he has one

    philly.com Oct 9, 2012
    Whether it is defiance or delusion, Michael Vick's approach to his fumbling problems seems unrealistic. After he twice lost fumbles in a 16-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Eagles quarterback said Sunday that he has "never really had a probl…
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  • Inside the Eagles: With an improved defense, Eagles not overly …

    Inside the Eagles: With an improved defense, Eagles not overly concerned with lack of sacks

    philly.com Oct 9, 2012
    Deacon Jones is often credited with coining the term "sack." Ironically, the Hall of Fame defensive end was never officially credited with a sack during his 14-year career.
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  • Eagles Rewind: Don't judge Eagles' LeSean McCoy by just the num…

    Eagles Rewind: Don't judge Eagles' LeSean McCoy by just the numbers

    philly.com Oct 9, 2012
    LeSean McCoy's strong effort against the Steelers was another example of why statistics, especially in football, can be overrated. If you were just looking at the running back's numbers on Sunday - 16 carries for 53 yards and four catches for 27 yards a…
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  • Despite loss, Andy Reid likes his 2012 Eagles

    Despite loss, Andy Reid likes his 2012 Eagles

    philly.com Oct 9, 2012
    TURNS OUT, reporters had the right impression Sunday, when there was much discussion in the press box following Andy Reid's postgame press conference about how the coach really wasn't devastated, or beside himself with anger.
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  • Sam Donnellon: Trying to put a finger on what's missing in Eagl…

    Sam Donnellon: Trying to put a finger on what's missing in Eagles defense

    philly.com Oct 9, 2012
    HERE'S HOW desperate the Eagles' secondary was for an interception Sunday: In the second quarter, Nate Allen tried to pull back Ben Roethlisberger's fourth-down prayer, which was headed out of the back of the end zone. Nate was a few fingers short - whi…
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  • Les Bowen: Fumbling for an answer

    Les Bowen: Fumbling for an answer

    philly.com Oct 9, 2012
    Andy Reid says he isn't worried about Michael Vick and the fumbles. He thinks you shouldn't be, either. Questioners pressed the Eagles coach Monday about his quarterback's comments in the wake of Vick's fatal three-fumble (two lost) performance in Sunda…
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  • Hey Eagles fans, meet some real bird brains

    Hey Eagles fans, meet some real bird brains

    philly.com Oct 9, 2012
    NATIONALLY, Eagles fans have a reputation of being arrogant Neanderthals who throw snowballs at Santa Claus and cheer opposing players when they go down.
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  • Video - Prominent QBs struggling 02:31

    Prominent QBs struggling

    Oct 9
    What is wrong with Panthers QB Cam Newton, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Eagles QB Michael Vick? Charlie Casserly explains what each of these quarterbacks needs to do to improve offensively.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Unless he plays smarter, RGIII will lose to Luck in long-term;…

    Oct 9
    "I read your story,'' Robert Griffin III told me the night of the NFL Draft in New York. "Interesting."
  • Suspended New Orleans Saints snared by own words

    Oct 9
    Roger Goodell used the suspended Saints' own words against them in the bounty case, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Don Banks: In Newton's regression, shades of another recent fall from grac…

    Oct 9
    The comparison grows a little more obvious and well-defined as the weeks pass, and so do the concerns. When you watch the early-season struggles of last year's rookie sensation quarterback, Carolina's Cam Newton, it's hard to fight the feeling that perh…
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 5

    Oct 9
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.