Sunday, October 12, 2014

What DRC doesn't want Eagles fans to see

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was part of a photo poking fun at the Eagles' lack of a Super Bowl championship.

It infuriated some Eagles players including Brandon Graham who remembered - correctly - that DRC was 0-for-2 in Super Bowls. And in one of them DRC played a key role in the loss.
All-black uniforms.
DRC is No. 29 in the video. He, Ralph Brown (20) and Aaron Francisco (47) all are in the back right corner of the end zone when Santonio Holmes became MVP catching the winning TD pass in Super Bowl XLIII.

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Panoramic shot from above of Boyz II Men halftime show Sunday.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Not a great time for this cartoon of Eli

The Eagles' website peeps had a little fun commissioning a cartoon video of Eli Manning cowering in the darkness of Lincoln Financial Field while taunted by Eagles players in their new all-black look.

It's amusing ... to a degree.


Week 6: #BlackSunday from Philadelphia Eagles on Vimeo.


Unfortunately this is the new NFL. And, as the New York Daily News pointed out, the anti-hazing, anti-bullying NFL.

Interestingly enough those are the actual voices of the corresponding Eagles' players dubbed into the video.

This just in, guys ... The Giants don't need any added incentive to protect Manning or get after you. It's a division game, right?

The Giants will see the video. Most of them won't be amused. Hopefully, for the sake of the offense it doesn't result in an enraged Giants player taking a shot at Nick Foles and shouting "BOO!"

Or pulling his, uh, shirt over his head.


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Friday, October 10, 2014

Updated Eagles-Giants Friday Injury Report

Running back-kickoff returner Chris Polk is out.
EAGLES
Out
C Jason Kelce (hernia)
WR Brad Smith (groin)
LB Mychal Kendricks (calf)
RB Chris Polk (ham)
Mychal Kendricks won't return until after bye.

Questionable
LB DeMeco Ryans (groin)

Probable
LB Connor Barwin (knee)
CB Brandon Boykin (ham)
TE Trey Burton (Achilles')
CB Nolan Carroll (ham)
WR Josh Huff (shoulder)
OT Matt Tobin (ankle)

GIANTS
Out
RB Rashad Jennings (knee)
LB Spencer Paysinger (ham)

DRC during Eagles days.
Limited practice
LB Jon Beason (foot, toe)
DE Robert Ayers (neck)

Probable
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle, ham)
P Steve Weatherford (ankle)


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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Eagles-Giants Thursday injury report

Eagles
Out
C Jason Kelce (hernia)
WR Brad Smith (groin)

Did not practice

LB Mychal Kendricks (calf)
RB Chris Polk (hamstring)

Limited practice
LB DeMeco Ryans (groin)
That's Chip Kelly in the center.
 
Full practice
LB Connor Barwin (knee)
CB Brandon Boykin (hamstring)
TE Trey Burton (Achilles' tendon)
CB Nolan Carroll (hamstring)
WR Josh Huff (shoulder)
OT Matt Tobin (ankle) 

Giants
Did not practice
RB Rashad Jennings (knee)
LB Spencer Paysinger (hamstring)

Limited practice
LB Jon Beason (foot, toe)
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle, hamstring)
P Steve Weatherford (left ankle)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Eagles-Giants Wednesday Injury Report


Eagles training complex.


Eagles
Out
C Jason Kelce (hernia)
WR Brad Smith (groin)

Did not practice
LB DeMeco Ryans (groin)
LB Mychal Kendricks (calf)
RB Chris Polk (hamstring)

Full practice
LB Connor Barwin (knee)
CB Brandon Boykin (hamstring)
TE Trey Burton (Achilles' tendon)
CB Nolan Carroll (hamstring)
WR Josh Huff (shoulder)
OT Matt Tobin (ankle)

Giants
Did not practice
RB Rashad Jennings (knee)
LB Spencer Paysinger (hamstring)

Limited practice
LB Jon Beason (foot, toe)
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle, hamstring)
P Steve Weatherford (left ankle)

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Ryans better be healthy or else ...

Slowly but surely the Giants have climbed back into the NFC East race.

After an 0-2 start featuring some of the strangest faces ever made by Eli Manning, who was seriously doubting Ben McAdoo's new no-huddle offense, the Giants won three straight games.

The offensive line is much improved as is the ground game that had been missing since their last Super Bowl victory in the 2011 season.

Which is why the Eagles need middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans and his sore groin - at least the right side - more than ever.

Ryans sat out his second straight practice Wednesday with a groin strain. He exited the Eagles' last game in the third quarter. Head coach Chip Kelly is hopeful Ryans can play this weekend.

"But I don't know," Kelly said. "If there's one guy I wouldn't count out of anything it's DeMeco. It sounds like he's progressing. we're hopeful for that."

The Giants punched the Falcons right in the mouth with their between the tackles ground game last week.  Andre Williams (5-11, 230) was credited with 20 rushes for 65 yards. Several runs came late when the Giants were killing the clock and everyone from East Rutherford to Jersey City knew his number would be called. The Falcons had 11 guys in the box.
Always shows up for Eagles-Giants games.

Williams ran over 230-pound Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow on a three-yard touchdown run giving the Giants the lead for good in their 27-20 victory at MetLife Stadium.

The Eagles almost certainly will be without inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks for the fourth straight week. Kendricks is able to run but not participate in drills per Kelly.

Casey Matthews is coming off his best game. Emmanuel Acho has played solidly.

If premier tackler Ryans, the quarterback of the defense, cannot hold up physically the Eagles will need a little luck to beat the Giants. Luck and a couple of return touchdowns.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ryans not practicing; Kendricks back to work

The right calf of Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks is healthy enough for him to practice.

You can see Kendricks (No. 95) run in this video taken Tuesday.



But DeMeco Ryans was unable to work due to a right groin issue.

And running back Chris Polk (hamstring) wasn't at practice.

Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis said Kendricks was day-to-day and that he hopes to have him Sunday night for the NFC East showdown with the New York Giants.

The Eagles are 3-point favorites.

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