Donovan McNabb will retire as a Philadelphia Eagles in September.
Donovan McNabb will retire as a Philadelphia Eagle this fall.
Though no official announcement has been made by the Eagles organization, McNabb announced the news while conducting an interview on NBC Sports Radio on Monday. The ceremony will likely take place on September 19, when his former coach Andy Reid will be present at the Linc with his new team, the Kansas City Chiefs.
It seems these days that McNabb has a healthy outlook on the many fans who loved him in Philadelphia versus thus who were outspoken about their dislike of the former Eagles quarterback. Continue reading ‘Donovan McNabb to retire as a Philadelphia Eagle in September’
The Philadelphia Eagles 2013 schedule. Image via the Eagles’ Facebook page
We’re in the heart of the long, cold, lonely offseason but there are signs that the light that is professional football will one day return. That light on Thursday night came in the for of the release of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2013 schedule.
The first helping of regular season Eagles football will come on September 9 via a Monday Night matchup against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. That will be one of only two primetime games for the Birds, which is a marked decrease from recent seasons. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles’ 2013 regular season schedule features Monday Night Opener against the Redskins, return of Andy Reid’
A new head coach means that change is afoot everywhere with the Philadelphia Eagles organization. There are huge questions surrounding the supporting cast that will surround Chip Kelly. It appears that the offensive coordinator piece is in place, with former Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur reportedly joining on with the Eagles.
The move marks Shurmur’s return to Philadelphia, who worked as an assistant under Andy Reid for 10 seasons, as first the tight ends coach from 1999 to 2001 and as quarterbacks coach until through 2008. The NFL experience and familiarity with the Eagles organization makes the appeal of the move somewhat understandable, but Shurmur’s reported role is just one small step in a series that Kelly needs to install. And quickly.
Among other questions, all eyes are focused on Kelly’s plan for the defense and who will be Continue reading ‘Are the days of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 4-3 defense numbered?’
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly. Image via unhd.com
The Philadelphia Eagles are nearing the end of their second week of the search for a new head coach, and the landscape seems more muddled now than ever before.
This week’s surprising revelation is the news that the Birds interviewed Notre Coach Brian Kelly. Is anyone else surprised at how much interest Philadelphia has demonstrated in college coaches with no previous NFL experience? Particularly those having the last name Kelly? Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles interview Brian Kelly and Lovie Smith; any closer to naming a head coach?’
Lovie Smith, the next head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles? Image via Lehigh Valley Live
It’s only been a little over a week since the Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with Andy Reid, but somehow it feels much longer. Perhaps the fact that Reid was signed, sealed and delivered to Kansas City within the same week he found himself out on the street in Philly provided a somewhat unrealistic measure of comparison. After all, of seven head coaching vacancies in the NFL, only two have been filled.
The Birds’ coaching search took a surprising turn on Tuesday when it was announced that they will interview former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith on Thursday. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles look to Lovie Smith as head coach search continues’