December 2010 - Philadelphia Eagles Wiretap
Eagles Make Changes To D-Line
The Eagles have endured a rash of injuries to their defensive line, leading them to sign veterans Bobby McCray and Jeremy Clark. Philadelphia also cut Derrick Burgess. The Eagles placed rookie defensive tackle Jeff Owens on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday, one day after he hurt his knee during a 24-14 loss to the Vikings.
Kolb To Start On Sunday
Kevin Kolb will start on Sunday against the Cowboys, according to sources. Kolb took first team reps on Thursday morning. Michael Vick has a bruised quad and the Eagles will look to heal him for the playoffs.
FOX's Carlson: Vick 'Should Have Been Executed'
Fox News analyst Tucker Carlson says Michael Vick "should have been executed" for his role in a dogfighting ring. Carlson was guest hosting for Sean Hannity's show Tuesday night on Fox News Channel when he made the remarks. He led a panel discussion about President Obama commending the owner of the Eagles for giving Vick a second chance after his release from prison. Vick served 18 months in federal prison for running a dogfighting ring. Carlson said, "Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did [it] in a heartless and cruel way." "I think personally he should have been executed for that," he added.
Eagles Unsure If Vick Will Face Cowboys
The Eagles aren't sure if Michael Vick's bruised leg will keep him out of their season finale against the Cowboys. Vick sustained a quad contusion on Philadelphia's first play against Minnesota on Tuesday night. The Eagles are locked into the NFC's No. 3 seed and will host the No. 6 seed on Jan. 8 or 9.
Reid Calls Loss To Vikings 'Embarrassing'
The Eagles lost to Vikings 24-14 on Tuesday night, costing them a chance to earn one of the NFC's two first-round byes. Philadelphia is now locked into the third seed, meaning they'll host a playoff game during Wild Card weekend. "We don't deserve it after that performance," coach Andy Reid said. "Every phase was terrible. We didn't coach well enough. We didn't play well enough. I'm disappointed in myself. It's embarrassing."
Brady, Vick To Start Pro Bowl
Tom Brady (AFC) and Michael Vick (NFC) will start at quarterback at the Pro Bowl. Vick made three Pro Bowls with Atlanta before he was suspended by the league and served jail time for running a dogfighting ring. "I'm not worried about the Pro Bowl right now," he said. "There's so many things going on in my head. I appreciate the Pro Bowl, but as of right now, I can't even focus on that. It's in oblivion right now." New England had six Pro Bowlers, led by Brady, the league's top passer who will make his sixth trip to the game -- provided the Patriots don't make the Super Bowl.
Reid: Two Games In Five Days Won't Be A Problem
The Eagles will play two games in five days, leading into the postseason, due to Sunday night's postponed game with the Vikings. Some may view the schedule as unfavorable, but Eagles coach Andy Reid isn't concerned. "I don't think it's a problem," Reid said. "I think we'll be all right." The Eagles can still earn a first-round bye if they beat Minnesota and Dallas and Chicago loses to Green Bay.
Obama Commends Eagles For Giving Vick Second Chance
The White House says President Barack Obama has commended the Eagles for giving quarterback Michael Vick a second chance after his release from prison. Obama spokesman Bill Burton says the president told Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie that while he condemns the crimes Vick was convicted of, he believes people who have paid for their crimes should have the opportunity to contribute to society again. The president also applauded the Eagles' plan to install wind turbines and solar panels at their stadium to reduce energy consumption.
Source: Favre Likely Out Against Eagles
Brett Favre isn't expected to start on Tuesday night when the Vikings take on the Eagles in Philadelphia. Favre has not passed a concussion test and a team official told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio on Monday no test is planned before the game. Rookie Joe Webb is expected to start for Minnesota.
Penn. Governor Says U.S. Is A 'Nation Of Wusses'
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is upset that Sunday night's game between the Vikings and Eagles in Philadelphia was postponed due to weather. The two teams will play at Lincoln Financial Field on Tuesday in the NFL's first Tuesday Night game in 64 years. "It goes against everything that football is all about," Rendell said. The NFL cited the winter storm that wound up slamming most of the East Coast as the reason for the change, but elected to postpone the game before any snow had even accumulated. A foot of snow eventually fell, but there was only about five inches by the originally scheduled kick off. "My biggest beef is that this is part of what's happened in this country," Rendell said. "I think we've become wussies." "We've become a nation of wusses. The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything," Rendell added. "If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down."
RealGM's Week 16 Rundown
The Ravens, Jets, Chiefs and idle Eagles clinched playoff berths on Sunday thanks to a combination of victories and losses by the Jaguars, Chargers and Giants.
Blizzard In Philadelphia Forces Game To Be Rescheduled To Tuesday
The Eagles' game with the Minnesota Vikings in Philadelphia has been postponed until 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
Vick Picks Himself For MVP
Michael Vick and Tom Brady are considered the top MVP picks this season.
Reid 'Would Be Honored' To Re-Hire Childress
Andy Reid would welcome Brad Childress back with the Eagles.
Vikings Preparing Webb To Face Eagles
Joe Webb threw two interceptions on 26 attempts against Chicago.
Brady Passes Vick In Final Pro Bowl Returns
Tom Brady received nearly 400,000 more votes than Michael Vick.
Eagles Lose Nate Allen To Ruptured Patellar Tendon
The Eagles have lost four defensive starters for the season.
Jackson Didn't Think Giants Would Kick To Him
The Giants questionably kicked to DeSean Jackson on Sunday, allowing him to return the punt 65 yards for the game-winning touchdown.
RealGM's Week 15 Rundown
DeSean Jackson returned a punt 65 yards as time expired to complete Philadelphia's epic comeback against New York, highlighting Sunday's action.
Eagles Hope To Get Samuel Back
Asante Samuel and DeSean Jackson are questionable on Sunday.
Vick Draws Huge Ovation At Sixers' Game
Michael Vick attended Friday's Sixers' game against the Lakers, drawing a standing ovation and loud cheers.
Vick Hopes To Own A Dog Again
Michael Vick misses being a dog owner and would like to have one as a pet someday.
Spencer Fined $12.5K For Hit On Vick
Anthony Spencer hit Michael Vick in the head area on Sunday night.
Choice Defends Asking Vick For Autograph
Tashard Choice insists asking Michael Vick for an autograph had nothing to do with a lack of competitiveness.
Vick Says He'd Like To Own Dog Someday
As part of Michael Vick's probation, he can't buy, sell or own a dog.
DeSean Jackson Again Complains About Contract
DeSean Jackson needs just 28 yards for his second straight 1,000-yard season.
Eagles Sign Burgess To Replace Injured Graham
Derrick Burgess played with the Patriots in 2009.
Vikings-Eagles Flexed To Sunday Night
The Vikings and Eagles will replace the Chargers and Bengals on Sunday night, Dec. 26.
Choice Wanted Vick's Autograph For Nephew
Tashard Choice was seen asking Michael Vick for an autograph on national television Sunday night.