It’s easy to ruminate and jostle around all the hypothetical ‘what ifs’ that followed the Eagles’ 10-6 NFC East title and first-round playoff ouster to the New Orleans Saints.
Neumann-Goretti girls’ basketball coach Letty Santarelli has to turn the lights out after practice to get her team to go home. An hour after they’re finished, they’re still shooting around on their own, working on new moves, improving their game.
Around this time every two years, some area football coaches find their knees quaking a little, as the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, or PIAA, the governing body of high school sports in the state, reclassifies its schools across the state based on student size.
A momentary smile flashed across the face of Fletcher Cox at the thought: Being in the same defense for another year.
Brandon Boykin wants to hold off for now. He doesn’t want to go proclaiming things or making more out of his 2013 season than there has to be.
He made an impact. There was no doubt about that. Once the Eagles inserted Bennie Logan in at nose guard, the team’s overall defense improved, sured up by the quick, explosive third-round draft pick out of LSU.
Evan Mathis thinks in absolutes. He doesn’t do conjecture and he rarely looks at the past. Mathis feels that attitude has kept him grounded, kept him always looking to do more. The Eagles left guard has been one of the best at his position for the last three years now.
Chip Kelly spoke about the disappointment of the Eagles’ 26-24 NFC wildcard loss to the Saints, the progress the team made from last year, and the lessons he learned in his first season as a head coach in the NFL during his postmortem of the 2013 season.
The Eagles are eliminated from the playoffs following their 26-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints Saturday night.
Timing can be everything in football. Especially when it comes to a precise, rhythmic offense like the New Orleans Saints.
There will be a game within a game at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday night, when the Eagles host the New Orleans Saints in the wildcard round of the playoffs.
Bill O’Brien resurrected the Penn State program the first time he addressed the team.
Call it playing with house money, call it anything you would like, the Eagles have every right to call 2013 a very successful season no matter what happens 8 p.m. Saturday night.
Crunching the numbers, some glaring differences emerge from the debacle under Andy Reid in 2012 to the transformation the Eagles have taken under Kelly.
Halfway into the season, Eagles were sitting at 3-5 and appeared dead in the water. Kelly saw this team pull together even tighter.