Philadelphia Sports News and Rumors
The Eagles' Mega problem SundayUpdated 4 hours ago Share TweetCalvin Johnson and the rest of the Lions' offense present the biggest challenge since Denver.
DeSean Jackson: Eagles' little big manUpdated 8 hours ago Share TweetIt happened only once during Andy Reid's 14 seasons in Philadelphia and never for an entire season. For a fleeting moment during the Eagles' 2004 run to the Super Bowl, we saw what the combination of size and speed could do at the wide receiver position…Share TweetArizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer was limited in practice for the second straight day because of a right elbow injury suffered early in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Phillies sign catcher Nieves to one-year dealUpdated 10 hours ago Share TweetThe Philadelphia Phillies have signed catcher Wil Nieves to a $1,125,000, one-year contract.
Memo to Megatron: 9 Eagles covered FitzUpdated 12 hours ago Share TweetPHILADELPHIA -- It was funny but totally understandable. A week ago, as he prepared for the Arizona Cardinals, Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis declared Larry Fitzgerald “probably still the best receiver in the league.” A week later, Davis was as…
Film review: The beauty of the Eagles defense coming togetherUpdated 16 hours ago Share TweetStill, not everything is perfect -- there are still some occasional issues in the secondary.Share TweetThe Philadelphia Eagles have exceeded expectations so far in coach Chip Kelly's first season. The Detroit Lions have arguably fallen a little short of expectations in coach Jim Schwartz's fifth season. When the two 7-5 teams meet in Philadelphia, it won…
Eagles defense: 'Players over scheme'Updated 21 hours ago Share TweetPHILADELPHIA -- It is obvious that players have to learn a coach's system in order to succeed in football. That was a major hurdle for the Eagles as they switched from a 4-3 defense to new coordinator Bill Davis' 3-4 scheme. The Eagles' remarkable progr…
Washburn's wide-nine comes back to test EaglesUpdated Dec 5 (yesterday) Share TweetFor most of Andy Reid's final two years in Philadelphia, the Eagles used the polarizing wide-nine defensive front under line coach Jim Washburn. It produced sacks, left open holes, and stimulated debate among fans and within the organization.Share TweetOregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, who was recruited by Chip Kelly and started for the Eagles coach, plans to return for his junior season at Oregon. Kelly did not consult Mariota, but he said he's happy for his former quarterback.Share TweetOnly two men in the NFL have thrown more touchdown passes than Detroit's Matthew Stafford this season and their names are Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. That's a pretty good quarterback story even if few people in these parts are talking about it as the…
Nick Foles: A peek behind the curtainUpdated Dec 5 (yesterday) Share TweetThe Eagles QB likes his privacy, as well as his gizmos, his fans and his girlfriend.Share TweetEagles' Alex Henery says Lions' notorious Ndamukong Suh, a former Nebraska teammate, is not the dirty player people think he is.Share TweetThe offensive line is healthy and cohesive, and quarterback Nick Foles is thriving. The line will get a stiff test against Detroit.
All-22 All-Stars: Fletcher Cox, the Eagles' Budding SuperstarUpdated Dec 5 (yesterday) Share TweetAs long as Chip Kelly is around, the Philadelphia Eagles will be defined by offense. When Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy came out playing at warp speed...Source: grantland.comShare TweetThe Cardinals were missing a pair of key offensive players at Wednesday’s practice as they started preparing for their game against the Rams. Running back Andre Ellington was on the sideline after missing their Week 13 loss to the Eagles with a knee inj…Source: profootballtalk.com
Not finding desk job was net gain for JonesUpdated Dec 4 (yesterday) Share TweetPHILADELPHIA -- Donnie Jones is glad he didn't find a desk job, and so are the Philadelphia Eagles. The punter, who has won NFC special teams player of the week for each of his last two performances, was released by the Seattle Seahawks in 2005. Jones f…Share TweetThere was a bye week in between, but Eagles punter Donnie Jones has won his second straight NFC special teams player of the week award. As he did two weeks ago for his work against the Redskins, which included a 70-yard punt, Jones took home the weekly …
The Eagles can win the NFC EastUpdated Dec 4 (yesterday) Share TweetAs so often happens this time of year, some teams, like the Packers and Bears, have receded via injuries and harsher schedules, and some teams, like the Eagles, have risen through improved health, and experience. And in December, those are the dangerous…
Cole gets second act as dominant defenderUpdated Dec 4 (yesterday) Share TweetPHILADELPHIA -- It was a common refrain the past few years, when the Eagles defense just wasn't the dominating force that it used to be: They didn't have a real impact player, one who had opposing offensive coaches reaching for the antacid tablets. The …
Eagles notebook: Officially, Eagles OK with way refs are calling gamesUpdated Dec 4 (2 days ago) Share TweetOffensive coordinator Pat Shurmur says officials 'do a great job.'
Eagles offense learning to take it slow late in the gameUpdated Dec 4 (2 days ago) Share TweetOffensive coordinator Pat Shurmur says unit must do better job of 'chewing the clock' when leading in fourth quarter.
'Connor makes the scheme go'Updated Dec 4 (2 days ago) Share TweetEagles new linebacker Connor Barwin seen as one of the biggest reasons for defense's improvement this season.Share TweetRookie guards Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo made a bit of NBA history on Tuesday night, and all it took them was a combined 98-plus minutes of work. (They can handle it. They're young.)In the final 61 seconds of a double-overtime contest be…Source: yahoo.com
Can Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles win MVP award?Dec 5Has Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles thrown himself into the MVP conversation with his sensational play since taking over for Michael Vick? Our guys debate.
Is Nick Foles really this good?Dec 5Solomon Wilcots and Brian Baldinger debate whether or not Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is really as good as he's been playing so far this season.
Countdown Daily Prediction: DET-PHIDec 5The NFL Live crew make their picks for Detroit at Philadelphia.
Inside Edge: Lions at EaglesDec 5ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers some stats to help you make a pick for Detroit at Philadelphia.
And Then There Was One Division BattleDec 5And Then There Was One Division Battle
Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose knows he will be fine, won't change style of p…Dec 5A spirited Derrick Rose insists he won't change his style of play after two knee injuries.
Don Banks: NFL Week 14 picksDec 5Even though we get weekly reminders otherwise, we all to a certain extent like to pretend that we know what's going to happen next in the NFL. That's at least the conceit behind writing a picks column. But of course we often miss plenty about the big pi…
Game 150: The CrewDec 5In November, The MMQB was granted unprecedented access to an NFL officiating crew before, during and after the Baltimore-Chicago game on Nov. 17 at Soldier Field—dubbed Game 150 because that’s the number the NFL assigned it, out of its 256 regular-seaso…