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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…Upvote Share Tweet
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 jUpvote Share Tweet
Eagles No Home ReturnsEagles have never returned a kickoff for a touchdown in Lincoln Financial Field.Upvote Share TweetWhether 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Inside the Eagles: With an improved defense, Eagles not overly concerned with lack of sacksDeacon 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles Rewind: Don't judge Eagles' LeSean McCoy by just the numbersLeSean 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Despite loss, Andy Reid likes his 2012 EaglesTURNS 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Sam Donnellon: Trying to put a finger on what's missing in Eagles defenseHERE'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…Upvote Share Tweet
Les Bowen: Fumbling for an answerAndy 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Hey Eagles fans, meet some real bird brainsNATIONALLY, Eagles fans have a reputation of being arrogant Neanderthals who throw snowballs at Santa Claus and cheer opposing players when they go down.Upvote Share Tweet
Prominent QBs strugglingOct 9What 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.
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 wordsOct 9Roger 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 9The 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 5Oct 9The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.