Feeley Waived; Dixon Claimed

6 09 2009

by Michael DeLuca

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Philadelphia Eagles released quarterback A.J. Feeley to make room for defensive tackle Antonio Dixon, who was let go by the Redskins yesterday. Dixon was an undrafted free agent out of Miami and was most likely signed to get some inside info on the division rival squad. Dixon is a 6-foot-3, 322-pounder.

Feeley was originally kept on the roster in the hopes of working a trade. One was believed to be in the works for either Benjamin Watson or David Thomas of New England (Thomas was later shipped to New Orleans).

Feeley is a vested veteran and therefore does not have to pass through waivers. He is free to sign with any team of his choosing. Hello Patriots.


Redskins’ Cooley Blasts Philadelphia!

22 05 2009

by Michael DeLuca

Yup, this is the tool that's blasting us!

Yup, this is the tool that's blasting us!

Chris Cooley hates airplanes, Philadelphia, and you! In a crappy little puff piece at sportsillustrated.com, Redskins’ starting tight end Chris Cooley opted to take two shots at the city of Philadelphia and it’s fans. Considering that the brief quasi-interview consisted of just 11 quick questions, Cooley seemed oddly preoccupied with his hatred for the City of Brotherly Love.

SI: What’s your least favorite city to visit?

Chris Cooley: Philly. I really don’t like Philly. I got a cheesesteak the first time I went there, but other than that, there’s just nothing exciting about Philly.

SI: Which city has the most rabid fans?

Chris Cooley: Philly. We got eggs thrown at our bus when we came into town last season.

Nothing exciting about Philly? Well Chris, I’d say having your professional sports teams partaking in the playoffs year in and year out is somewhat exciting…but Washington wouldn’t know much about that.

Madden NFL 09 Predictions: NFC

18 08 2008

by Kevin Collins

“The most accurate football simulation ever.”  This is what the new NFL Madden 09 video game boasts.  I figured, if this is the case, why not preview the entire NFL season simply through Madden.  The skeptic may think, “well Kevin, Brett Favre is on the Packers, not the Jets in Madden 09 amongst other roster flaws, how is this accurate?”  Well let me tell you, at the time simulation, the rosters were downloaded straight from EA Sports most recent update.  They are as accurate as possible.

As seen above, this is the first part in a 3 part series of entries.  Today I will preview the NFC.  One of the great things about Madden is that it calculates MVPs, Pro-Bowlers, etc.  These too will all be listed in this and the upcoming articles.

Before we start, let me just reassure the reader I did absolutely nothing to interfere with the outcomes of games, trades, etc.  I simply pressed the “sim entire season” button.  Here’s how the NFC stacked up…

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Introducing…The All-NFC East team

17 08 2008
Top-to-bottom, the NFC East is the NFL's best division.

Top-to-bottom, the NFC East is the NFL's best.

By Mike Gill

The NFC East is arguably the most competitive division in all of football.  Three of the four teams made the playoffs last season and there is a strong chance that could happen again this season.  While Dallas is the favorite, the Giants are the defending Super Bowl champs, the Skins made the playoffs and the Eagles are improved. So take a look at the NFL’s best divisions best players :

QBDonovan McNabb– You might want Tony Romo, but I need to see him win a playoff game first.  You might say Eli Manning, because he won the Super Bowl last season.  But I’ll take number five, he is poised for a huge season.

RBBrian Westbook– Mr. Do-it-all for the Eagles gets the nod over a talented field, Marion Barber III and Clinton Portis could have been here, but Westbrook is much more important to hs team and more versatile running back. Read the rest of this entry »

An early view of the NFC playoffs

3 08 2008

While the AFC might have the top teams in the NFL, the race for the six spots in the NFC playoffs could be more exciting than the Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal final Wimbledon match.

The NFC could play out just like the NBA’s Eastern Conference, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the role of the Boston Celtics and a bunch of other teams vying for spots two-through-six. Other than Dallas, there really isn’t a clear-cut favorite in the NFC, with the Brett Favre circus in Green Bay who knows what to predict for the Packers. The defending champion Giants didn’t really overly-impress during the 2007 regular season and it wouldn’t be a complete shock if they suffered from a “Super Bowl hangover.” In Seattle, the Seahawks should be the favorite in the NFC West, but I wouldn’t say they are the class of the Conference. Read the rest of this entry »