January 19, 2005 |
Freddie Mitchell is trying to deflect attention from himself. Honest. Mitchell is trying to downplay his accomplishments. Really. That's what the Philadelphia Eagle receiver said at a news conference Sunday following the Eagles' 27-14 playoff victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field, a victory that enables the Eagles to play host to the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday's NFC championship game. "I'm trying to take a humble approach," Mitchell said with a straight face.
December 21, 2004 |
Philadelphia receiver Terrell Owens, perhaps pro football's most explosive playmaker, has helped the Eagles to an NFC East title and a 13-1 record. But now they'll have to make do without him. Owens will sit out the final two games of the regular season and possibly the playoffs and Super Bowl because of a severely sprained right ankle. He suffered the injury Sunday in the third quarter of a victory over Dallas, and he will undergo surgery Wednesday.
November 7, 2004 |
If they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers today, the Philadelphia Eagles will be halfway to a perfect regular season. But to hear quarterback Donovan McNabb tell it, he and his teammates would be half-wits if they dwelt too long on that. "You don't win the Super Bowl, no one cares," said McNabb, whose team has lost the last three NFC championship games. "No one cares who finished second.... If you don't win the Super Bowl, it doesn't matter what you did during the year."
August 20, 2004 |
The Philadelphia Eagles knew that Terrell Owens came with baggage. Little did they know those bags would arrive by express mail. The season doesn't start for three weeks, and already the Pro Bowl receiver is causing a stir. His comments have not only made headlines in Philadelphia, but have him triple-teamed by reporters from Baltimore, San Francisco and Cleveland -- cities especially ticked off at T.O.
March 17, 2004 |
Just a few hours into his first day with the Philadelphia Eagles, the combustible Terrell Owens had his first public clash with Coach Andy Reid. It was at a news conference, and Reid was sitting behind a table with Jeffrey Lurie, owner of the Eagles, and Owens, the four-time Pro Bowl receiver who'd arrived Tuesday after a three-way trade also involving San Francisco and Baltimore. The coach was complimenting his new player. "We're very happy to have him here.
January 18, 2004 |
It's as if high school graduation week broke out here the last few days. It seems as if good-byes are being said, farewell notes are being written in the yearbook, as if the future is the great unknown. "The window is closing," Philadelphia Eagle cornerback Troy Vincent said. "We want to seize the moment, maximize the moment. Because it's probably the last moment for this group of guys."
January 13, 2004 |
It was the kind of mistake a rookie quarterback is expected to make. But not Brett Favre, future Hall of Fame member. It was a pass so carelessly thrown, so horribly aimed that the Green Bay Packers almost didn't try to explain it.
January 11, 2004 |
For the citizens of Philadelphia, there is no success for their Eagles now except the Super Bowl. So excuse their muttering fear and collective disappointment when the Green Bay Packers (11-6) defeated Seattle in overtime to advance to an NFC semifinal meeting today against Philadelphia (12-4) at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphians were polled before last weekend's playoff games about the team they would least like to see play the Eagles. By over 90%, Green Bay was the choice.