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.
Monday, September 30, 2013
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Thursday, September 19, 2013
On Reid, McNabb returning to Linc
Is that it for an era that Eagles' fans kind of enjoyed, but not really?
Will Donovan McNabb's number being retired allow it to close? Can Eagles fans finally separate themselves from all things Andy Reid?
Because of the NFL schedule, the Eagles tried Thursday to cram a night of nostalgia into an otherwise unsightly night of football. The result was muffled, forced and ultimately disappointing to the fans, who'd watched the Birds lose, 26-16, to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Did they applaud Reid on his return to Philadelphia? Yes, but not wildly.
Did they finally seem to accept McNabb as a franchise hero, not as the player who was booed when he was drafted, and who had a less-than-effective Super Bowl? Yes.
Did they really ask for any of that? No.
But at least they can put it all behind. It's time.
Check out my column in the Daily Times and on delcotimes.com Friday, along with a story on a suddenly decaying Eagles offense.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Reid minimizing distractions
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Eagles have issues to tackle
And then there is unacceptable defense.
In a 33-30 loss to San Diego Sunday, the Eagles demonstrated the latter, failing to cover, showing a reluctance to tackle, making the Chargers punt once, just once.
"Couldn't get them off the field," Chip Kelly said.
Couldn't get the Redskins off the field much, either, in the second half of the opener in Washington. Thus, an early crisis for Kelly and his program.
Here's a column on the situation:
For complete Eagles coverage, including my story on a tough day for kicker Alex Henery, check the Daily Times Monday and, as always, delcotimes.com