Wednesday, December 14, 2005

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Monday, December 12, 2005

Brian Westbrook will be out for the rest of the season.
As a result of the sprain on his right foot, he will miss the rest of the 2005 season. However, he does not need surgery. Westbrook will be placed on Injured Reserve. It has been said that his injury will require six to nine weeks of rehab. Westbrook has become the 12th Eagle - and 4th Pro Bowl player from a year ago - to go on Injured Reserve in 2005.

The Eagles have lost their chance to make the playoffs. The team dropped to 5-8 after an overtime loss at home to the New York Giants. The best they could finish at this point is 8-8. This marks the first time the Eagles have not made the playoffs in 5 years. In addition, the team went 0-5 against NFC East teams, one year after going 6-0 in the division.

Eagles safety Brian Dawkins stated, "This week the effort was good and -- blah, blah, blah -- we lost the game. And that's not good enough. We need to win. It's about wins and losses -- that's the bottom line."

For more on the game visit here.

Friday, December 09, 2005

"In my mind, we're still a 9-7 team and I want our guys to feel the same way."

These words, coming from defensive coordinator Jim Johnson, reflect the attitude of the Eagles coaches and players. Unlike the majority of fans who have given up on their beloved team, the Eagles coaches and players wouldn't even consider such a thing. Instead, these individuals want to put the past behind them and move on to the next game. They continue to insist all is not lost.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Quarterback Mike McMahon has been picked by Coach Reid to start the game vs. the Giants this Sunday, December 11th. The position of quarterback was up in debate as a result of Reid benching McMahon late in the first half of the Eagles 42-0 loss to the Seahawks. Unfortunately, Koy Detmer did not play as well as Reid had hoped when he was put in to replace McMahon. Each quarterback, McMahon and Detmer, completed less than 50 percent of his passes and each was intercepted twice.

Mike McMahon on the current situation... "He just told me to be ready to come out swinging again. The main thing we've got to do is work hard and make sure it doesn't happen again, don't make the same mistakes again."

Running back Brian Westbrook will miss the rest of the season with a Lis Franc sprain of his right foot. The injury occurred in the Eagles Monday night loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Coach Andy Reid has decided to rotate the running backs and replace Westbrook with Lamar Gordon, Reno Mahe, and Ryan Moats.

When Mahe was asked if this was an opportunity he responded, "It is a responsibility. This is why you've been kept around for so long. We've got to step up and pick up the load and do everything we can to help this team win these next games."

It was the Eagles worst loss since the team's 38-0 blowout by Seattle in 1998 - this time the same opponent, only the Eagles lost 42-0. It was the team's first time being shut out since 2003 when the Tampa Bay Bucs beat them 17-0. This loss all but eliminates the Eagles from the playoffs. The team now has a record of 5-7 and gears up to face the New York Giants this Sunday, December 11th. Unless some miracle occurs, the Eagles have ended their streak of five straight playoff appearances. For an article about Monday night's loss click here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Eagles finally got it done - put a W in the record books!!
The Eagles were able to end their four-game losing streak with a 19-14 win over the Green Bay Packers...THEY'RE NOT DEAD YET! The Eagles played the game with a lineup filled with rookies, first year starters, and backups. Reflecting back on the win Brian Dawkins stated, "We were able to finish a game, and that's very important, to get back on the winning side of things." For more information on the Eagles victory over the Packers click here.

Monday, November 21, 2005

McNabb & Sheppard out for rest of the season.
Quarterback Donovan McNabb has decided to have surgery for his sports hernia and is likely to miss the rest of the season. Cornerback Lito Sheppard, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the NY Giants, also appears to be out for the rest of the season as his injury requires surgery. For more on both stories click here.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Sunday's game against the New York Giants left the Philadelphia Eagles with a record of 4-6. Considering the circumstances...especially the fact the Eagles were playing behind back-up QB Mike McMahon, the Eagles did not play all that bad. The game ended with a 27-17 score in favor of the Giants. For more information on the game click here.

The EAGLES are bloggin' too!! Just came across this on their website and thought you might enjoy keeping yourself updated through the "Road Blog."