ROLLE SAYS ‘NO DOUBT ABOUT IT’ GIANTS WR BECKHAM IS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Michael Eisen
Odell Beckham Jr is expected to win every rookie award he is eligible for. Photo by Todd Bauders / contrastphotography.com

If Odell Beckham Jr. were to launch a campaign to try to win the Rookie of the Year Award, Antrel Rolle would be the perfect person to manage it. Rolle believes unequivocally that Beckham should be the honoree.


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EAGLES HAVE NO ROOM FOR ERROR AFTER LOSS TO COWBOYS

Al Thompson
“When Philly beat us, they wanted it more than we did. 
Tonight we wanted it more than they did. And that was the difference.”  - Cowboys WR Dez Bryant after scoring three touchdowns in Dallas' 38-27 win over the Eagles. Photo by Todd Bauders / contrastphotography.com

It is now or never for the 2014 Eagles. They must win out, get a little help from other NFC teams or face the possibility of winning 11 games and being out of the playoffs.


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CHIP KELLY PRESS CONFERENCE DECEMBER 11, 2014

Al Thompson
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. Photo by Todd Bauders/contrastphotography.com

Chip Kelly talks at his regular press conference at the NovaCare Complex answering a myriad of questions from the gathered media.


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SOME FACTS FOR FANS OF COWBOYS AND EAGLES, WHO MEET IN A CRUCIAL NFC EAST BATTLE SUNDAY NIGHT

Al Thompson
It won't be fun and games Sunday night. Photo by Todd Bauders/contrastphotography.com

Here are some fun facts leading up to Sunday night’s matchup between the Eagles and Cowboys on Sunday Night Football (8:30 PM ET, NBC). Courtesy of the NFL.


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EAGLES DEFENSIVE LINEMAN LIKE PLAYING DALLAS AGAIN SO SOON

Al Thompson
“We had a lot of success last game. We can't live off of it. Just like if we had a whole bunch of failures...you just have to have a short term memory. We have to come out and try and dominate and execute out own game plan like we did last time.” -- Eagles defensive end Cedric Thornton on getting ready to play  the Cowboys just two weeks after beating them 33-10 on Thanksgiving Day. Photo by Pete Lerro/contrastphotography.com

Several young Eagles players are getting their first experience at competing against a team for the second time in a season since high school, and in some cases for the first time ever.
For the most part, the Eagles players liked the idea of playing the Cowboys 2 1/2 weeks after their first meeting.


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EAGLES OFFENSE NO WHERE TO BE FOUND IN LOSS TO SEATTLE

Al Thompson
Eagles Zach Ertz catches a 35-yard TD pass from Mark Sanchez in the third quarter of the Birds 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Photo by  Jesse Simmers/ contrastphotography.com

If anything came out of the Eagles 24-14 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks is that the Birds can play defensive football at the NFL elite level, they were solid on special teams, now they need to run their offense at the top level.


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LINFIELD ENDS WIDENER’S SEASON

Rock Hoffman
Widener coach Mike Kelly. "...here we are in the elite eight. 247 teams started the season and there's only eight playing today so I'm very proud of these young men.”

The Linfield College football team has earned their wings, for the second week in a row the Wildcats – who call McMinnville, OR home – won an NCAA Division III playoff game on the road. Saturday at Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium in Chester, they ended Widener’s season with a 45-7 win. Last week, the […]


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KELLY NOT HAPPY WITH KELLY

Rock Hoffman
Chip Kelly with members of the Linfield football family at NovaCare Complex (photo from Linfield Football Instagram account)

If it wasn’t bad enough that Widener lost their NCAA Division III quarterfinal playoff game against Linfield 45-7, Pride head coach Mike Kelly felt that the head coach of the local NFL team gave aid and comfort to the enemy by allowing the Wildcats to practice at the NovaCare Complex. “They’re a good football team,” […]


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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF ACTION IN THE DELAWARE VALLEY ON SATURDAY

Rock Hoffman
Brandon Harper leads the Widener defense against Linfield.

The Widener Pride has advanced to the “Elite Eight” of the NCAA Division III Playoffs and they will host Linfield on Saturday at Leslie C. Quick Stadium at noon. The Pride, the Middle Atlantic Conference champions, is 12-0 overall (for the third time in school history) and ranked 10th in the nation by the American […]


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FOR SOME GIANTS, LAST FOUR GAMES ARE MORE THAN IMPORTANT

Al Thompson
Eric Herman was activated this week and will get an opportunity to showcase his skills to the Giants and the NFL, as will several of his teammates trying to climb the depth chart.

While NFL teams in Green Bay, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis and Philadelphia are playing football games to determine a playoff spot or improve their seeding, players on teams like the Giants, Titans, Jets and Jacksonville are competing to keep jobs.
In some cases players are actually getting a chance to audition, if not with the team they are currently with, then for teams who might be scouting these games.
The game between the Giants and Titans (FOX 1 p.m. ET) will not be flexed for prime time.
Combined the two teams have just five wins.


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