January 8, 2001 |
It was a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown before many fans had parked their cars. It was an amazing, acrobatic, juggling interception, a ball picked off just before it hit the ground and returned for a touchdown. It was four quarters of smacking, whacking, pushing, shoving, totally discombobulating a young quarterback, Donovan McNabb, who has been compared to Michael Jordan but who was smacking his head in anger and frustration.
January 7, 2001 |
For the 134th time in NFL history, the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles will play each other. Never have both teams felt so little respect. Giant and Eagle rooters look forward to exchanging threats, insults and maybe a punch or two today, in the cold, dark, windy parking lot in the Jersey swampland known as the Meadowlands. Both clans of fans have reason to feel put upon. The Giants have home-field advantage for the playoffs, but nobody thinks they can go to the Super Bowl.
December 31, 2000 |
Shaun King reminds Philadelphia defenders of Donovan McNabb, the quarterback the Eagles face every day in practice. King has more in common with McNabb than being a fellow member of the quarterback class of '99. Neither is a typical pocket passer, both are considered playmakers and they're good friends. That friendship will be put aside when the Eagles play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today in an NFC wild-card game.
October 8, 2000 |
Philadelphia Eagle running back Duce Staley, who sprained his foot last Sunday, might be out for the season. Staley flew to Columbia, S.C., on Friday to meet with orthopedic surgeon Evan Ekman. He will be out at least four to six weeks, but should he not respond well to further tests this week, he probably will require surgery, which would cost him the season.
July 13, 1999 |
The media release from the Philadelphia Eagles is so simple, so elementary, so missing the full story: "Brian Finneran, a 6-foot-5 wide receiver from Santa Margarita High School and Villanova University, signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. . . .
May 4, 1995 |
William (the Refrigerator) Perry, the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive tackle who became a national figure during the Chicago Bears' Super Bowl season in 1985, has retired from football and is investigating a career switch to pro wrestling, his agent said Wednesday.
March 26, 1995 |
San Francisco decided Ricky Watters wasn't worth a three-year, $6.9-million investment, but former 49er assistant Ray Rhodes disagreed, so Watters became a Philadelphia Eagle on Saturday. The Eagles had given Watters the offer a week ago and San Francisco decided that matching it wouldn't work under the NFL's salary cap. The 49ers were also not exactly magnanimous in bidding him farewell.
January 15, 1995 |
The on-again, off-again courtship between the Philadelphia Eagles and former Coach Dick Vermeil ended Saturday when team owner Jeffrey Lurie broke off negotiations. Lurie said Vermeil did not move very far off his initial contract demand: a five-year deal worth $20 million and 5% of the team, to serve as coach and general manager.
December 27, 1994 |
Win or lose, Rich Kotite's chances of remaining as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles all but evaporated shortly after Jeffrey Lurie wrote the $185-million check to buy the team last May. Lurie fired Kotite on Monday, two days after the Eagles closed a 7-9 season with their seventh loss in a row, a 33-30 defeat by the Cincinnati Bengals. The parting appeared amiable. The two men stood together as Lurie announced that "Rich Kotite would no longer be the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles."