Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia Eagles’

Although some words, standing alone, carry more weight than others, the context in which they are used must also be considered. In the case of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper who has now been excused from team activities to undergo counseling, it isn’t just that he uttered the infamous “N” word, its really about how and when he used it and why.

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He’s 32 years old now and his debut seems long ago. And so far Michael Vick has failed to achieve those lofty expectations. Now the clock appears to be ticking down on a career that can at best be described as a disappointment.Yes, there have been truly unforgettable, sensational moments, when Vick has done the seemingly unbelievable, by either running or throwing the ball. But there are also huge gaps in-between, marked by inexplicable fumbles, untimely interceptions and numerous injuries.

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The irony and symbolism surrounding the upcoming Monday Night Football game can’t be more apparent. Donovan McNabb facing his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, in a game to prove he can still run a team.
If he doesn’t play well, the damage already done to his reputation as a player and leader could be permanent, quite possibly moving McNabb from starter to backup or worse, as soon as next week.

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Michael Vick Back Under Center

Posted: 22nd September 2010 by DavidBurnett in NFL, Quarterback
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Michael Vick is experiencing one of the great American comebacks. But it may not matter whether he gets redemption. He may just get a pass on the past, provided he keeps putting points on the board.

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Philadelphia is one heck of a tough place.  Few people ever get cut a break there.  Even Santa Claus in an infamous incident at an Eagles game years ago was once pelted with snowballs.  Not a lot of love sometimes in the City of Brotherly Love.   So how would you expect a Philadelphia Eagles […]

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