Eagles Super Bowl Drive Begins With Rout Of Rams

12 09 2011

by R.B. Fall Strom – Associated Press

ST. LOUIS – The lockout didn’t bother Michael Vick. It simply left him with fresh legs for the season opener.

The Eagles quarterback was in dazzling form and the other Philly game-breakers were hard to catch, too, as the team opened its self-proclaimed Super Bowl drive with a 31-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

“It felt great to know that I can go out and play lights out, not have to worry about anything,” Vick said. “I feel better than I’ve ever felt before and I give a lot of credit with the situation with the CBA, giving us a lot time to get rest and to prepare ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »

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Breaking News: Eagles Trade For Witherspoon

20 10 2009

According to Jay Glazer of FOX, the Philadelphia Eagles have acquired middle linebacker Will Witherspoon from the St. Louis Rams for receiver Brandon Gibson and a 2010 draft pick.  Adam Schefter of ESPN later reported that the pick is a fifth rounder.

Witherspoon spent his first four seasons with the Carolina Panthers before becoming a member of the Rams, where he has spent the past three years.  He is signed through 2011 with a current base salary of $2.5 million, $5 million for 2010, and $5 million for 2011.

After losing Stewart Bradley to injury in the preseason, the Eagles had moved Omar Gaither back inside to middle linebacker.  Gaither was adequate but not spectacular before injuring his foot in Sunday’s fiasco in Oakland. Jeremiah Trotter was brought back to the team just last week in order to help on rushing downs.  Witherspoon is far more talented than both men and should be a valuable addition to the Birds staff.  He can play both the WILL and MIKE positions and rarely comes off the field.  Eagles head coach Andy Reid has already indicated that he intends to keep Witherspoon on the field in nickel situations.





Kolb Trade Speculation

17 06 2009

by Michael DeLuca

Chris Wesseling of Rotoworld.com has speculated on the possibility that, with a new pay raise in tow for Eagles QB Donovan McNabb, the team may be willing to entertain offers for backup QB Kevin Kolb. Both kolbMcNabb’s and Kolb’s contracts are set to expire following the 2010 season. Wesseling suggests that a second rounder might get the job done and that the St. Louis Rams would be a good fit, pointing out that Rams Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur was Kolb’s QB coach in Philly and that incumbent starter Marc Bulger’s time is running short.

PCPTAKE: Again, this is purely speculation and highly unlikely. While the Rams might be a good fit, the Eagles would be unlikely to deal Kolb. A second round selection is intriguing though, since the Rams could very well be the worst team in the league this year and that pick could be #33 overall!





3 Blind Mice With Nowhere to Run

24 09 2008

by John Ryan

With week 3 now in the books in the NFL, it is a lot easier to flesh out the so-called “haves” and “have-nots.” After 21 days we can come to the not so hard to discern conclusion that Detroit, St. Louis, and Kansas City are the three worst teams in the NFL. Each is bad for different reasons, but all seem to hold a few common similarities. In my humble order, I say Kansas City has the best chance at getting good again the soonest, followed by Detroit, and St. Louis brings up the rear. First, let’s go from worst to first in this unceremonious pecking order to flesh out problems and solutions for these teams. Read the rest of this entry »