Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and delcotimes.com. He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
Phils were right to make the change
Thursday, August 15, 2013
New reasons to fear the Eagles
And the 14-9 triumph over the Carolina Panthers showed that it could be the first of plenty.
With not one quarterback but two --- Nick Foles, then Michael Vick --- moving the ball with ease, and with the defense playing with new authority, the Eagles showed that they might deliver on the request of their new cornerback.
That would be Cary Williams, who had asked them the other day to become more "feared."
“For those guys, against a pretty potent offense with some good receivers and obviously a talented quarterback,” Kelly said, “I think we are all pleased with where the effort is. There is still a lot of work to do in all phases of the game. From Week 1 to Week 2, we have to be happy where we are right now. But we have to build on it.”
Check out my column on the Eagles' impressive offense --- and my story on their improved defense, too --- in the Daily Times Friday and, as always, on delcotimes.com
Friday, August 9, 2013
Kelly has to tackle defensive problems
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
An outfield for the future
Darin Ruf was their right fielder ... and he could be for a long, long time.
Though Ruf had played the position just once, and that was in a winter league game, he looked comfortable in a 9-8 victory over the Chicago Cubs, hitting a home run and reaching base for the 33rd consecutive game.
Monday, August 5, 2013
Not all Philly teams considered equal
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Fregosi has found closure ... unlike Phils 20 years later
Out of loyalty, Charlie Manuel continues to ride Jonathan Papelbon, 20 years later. All that has meant is that the Phillies have been in free fall.
Papelbon was fine Saturday, pitching one crisp, two-strikeout inning in the Phillies' 5-4, 12-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves. But it is already too late.
Fregosi, on site to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1993 N.L. championship, has empathy for Manuel, for if anyone knows the risks of calling a closer in from the bullpen, he would be the man.
Thursday, August 1, 2013