Eagles Interview Joe Woods For Vacant Defensive Coordinator Position

2 02 2011

According to multiple reports, the Philadelphia Eagles held an interview with Joe Woods, the defensive back coach for the  Minnesota Vikings, for their vacant defensive coordinator job yesterday.

The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, citing league sources, said Woods was third defensive backs coach the Eagles have spoken with for the position formerly held by Sean McDermott.

The Inquirer, citing a team source, also reported that the team plans to interview at least one coach from either the Green Bay Packers or Pittsburgh Steelers after the conclusion of the Super Bowl.

Woods has been on the Vikings’ staff for five seasons and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two seasons before that. He also spent 12 seasons coaching in the college ranks.

The Eagles previously interviewed New Orleans Saints defensive backs coach Dennis Allen and Chicago Bears secondary coach Jon Hoke. Allen was later hired by new Denver Broncos coach John Fox as his defensive coordinator.

Source:  NFL.com





Brad Childress Should Be Fired

7 10 2008

by Tom Peters

To: Zygi Wilf:

Please fire Brad Childress.

Childress

Childress

He sucks and he’s making the Vikings suck. You have a team with great potential, a team you thought had a chance of going to the Super Bowl and you’re lucky to be 2-3. Giving Brad Childress the keys to this franchise is like hiring Lindsay Lohan as your limo driver. Yes, he may look like a good coach, but in reality he’s just a hot mess incapable of doing the simplest of functions.

I know you might ask me, why fire him? He went 8-8 last year, winning 6 of the last 8, with Tavaris Jackson as the quarterback. That record was a fluke. When it counted, when you needed a win to make the playoffs, you choked like the New York Mets in September. You let the defense and Adrian Peterson carry you and when teams began to smarten up and put eight in the box, the offense had mud in the tires. Read the rest of this entry »





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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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 »