Posts Tagged ‘Riley Cooper’

Riley Cooper N-Word Controversy

January 1st, 2020 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in 94WIP, Eagles, General, NFL, Video

Thinking about all the Racism and Discrimination as the main topic of this year’s discussions besides COVID-19 has brought back the thought of the Riley Cooper incident at Lincoln Financial Field.  It garnered a lot of attention then for insensitivity, I wonder what people think of this now during the current climate??

Leave your thoughts in a comment if you wish…

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Start of Camp Has Many Eagles’ Fans Feeling ‘Super’

July 24th, 2014 by Jim Chesko | Comments Off on Start of Camp Has Many Eagles’ Fans Feeling ‘Super’ | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

It was just about a year ago that Chip Kelly’s first training camp as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles got under way – the first time since 1998 that someone other than Andy Reid was in charge. Not surprisingly, there was a lot of anticipation about what the former Oregon Ducks head man would bring to the table, including questions about how a high-energy college offense would translate to the pro game, and whether perceived No. 1 signal caller Michael Vick was really the right fit for Kelly’s offense. All of that amid expectations by even the most die-hard fans that the Birds would finish about 6-10 or – at best – 8-8 in Kelly’s first pro season.

What a difference a year makes. Vick once again couldn’t stay healthy (and is now an ex-Eagle), Nick Foles took over and had a season for the ages, and the Eagles finished with a 10-6 record and a division title, plus the trip to the postseason that went with it. So, as Kelly & Co. open their second training camp, the stakes are significantly higher, with the Eagles an overwhelming favorite to win a second-straight NFC East crown – and fans now wondering if this team just might be good enough to earn a trip to Glendale, Arizona, for Super Bowl XLIX.

Nick Foles wChip KellySure, the start of another NFL training camp is always exciting, but Eagles fans this year seem to be more fired up than in any July since back in 2004 when the team had a new wide receiver who was known to most football watchers by his initials, T.O. And, yes, that season did culminate with the Eagles’ second Super Bowl appearance.

All of the optimism about the 2014 season is understandable. LeSean McCoy set a franchise record with a league-leading 1,607 rushing yards and 2,146 yards from scrimmage last year and is now arguably the best running back in the league. Foles put up some fantastic numbers in his sophomore season: a 64% completion rate, 27 touchdowns with just two interceptions, and a passer rating of 119.2 – the third-best in league history. The Birds’ defense showed marked improvement in the second half of 2013. And it doesn’t hurt that the rest of the NFC East, against whom the Eagles will play six of their 16 regular-season games, looks to be pretty mediocre. (In a recent Philadelphia Daily News readers poll, 88% of respondents predicted the Birds would win 10 or more games again this season.)

As training camp opens, there’s plenty to pay attention to for Eagles Nation.

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Looking Ahead: Philadelphia Eagles

January 21st, 2014 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Looking Ahead: Philadelphia Eagles | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

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The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off their best season since winning the NFC East back in the 2010 season. It was a very exciting year from day one way back on January 16th of last season, when the Eagles made the “big splash” by hiring Chip Kelly.

Kelly made the leap from Oregon to the NFL, and it was a leap that many people were very interested in watching. However, the reaction wasn’t exactly all positive at first, as some thought that Kelly and his “college offense”, which was very fast would struggle in the NFL. Or that Kelly was just the wrong hire for this team, as some wanted now Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley.

One year and four days later, I think those negative comments are now put to bed.

After winning just 12 games the previous two seasons combined, Kelly led the Eagles to a 10-6 season in his first go around as head coach in the NFL. However, it was a much more fun and exciting 10-6 season than previous years or even for other teams. Kelly’s new offense was for real right from the start, as the Eagles scored 33 points in each of their first two games against the Redskins and Chargers.

That same offense would end up finishing 2nd in yards per game and 4th in points per game in the NFL this season.

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With Successful 2013 Season Over, Eagles and Fans Wonder What ’14 Will Bring

January 13th, 2014 by Jim Chesko | 1 Comment | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

eaglesticHere’s what the Eagles need to do to beat the Panthers in Sunday’s NFC Divisional Playoff contest down in Carolina.

Ok, that was the piece I had expected to be writing today. But the New Orleans Saints’ 26-24 victory last Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field put an end to all that, leaving disheartened Birds’ fans to wonder what personnel changes will be made between now and July and whether Chip Kelly and Co. can build on his surprisingly successful first year in Philadelphia.

And, make no bones about it: The Eagles’ 2013 season was much better than almost anyone could have predicted. Most experts – as well as this writer (definitely not an expert!) – figured on a six- or seven-win season for the Birds in Year One of the Kelly Era. And that’s how it was shaping up when the team was 3-5 at the season’s midpoint. Little did we know what lay ahead!

Granted, Billy Davis’s defense had started playing better in October, but there was still loads of uncertainty at the quarterback position: Nick Foles had stunk up the joint in a Week 7 home loss to the Cowboys, and – in Week 8 – Michael Vick returned from a hamstring injury only to re-aggravate it in the Birds’ loss to the hapless New York Giants.

We all know what happened next. Second-year QB Foles returned to the lineup in Week 9 and threw an NFL record-tying seven touchdown passes in a blowout win over the Raiders in Oakland, the start of a five-game winning streak and a 7-1 second half that culminated in an NFC East Division title with a Week 17 win over the Tony Romo-less Cowboys in Dallas.  LeSean McCoy set a franchise record with a league-leading 1,607 rushing yards and 2,146 yards from scrimmage.  DeSean Jackson ended with 82 catches for 1,332 yards, the second-highest total in team history. And – oh yeah – Foles quietly put up some amazing numbers in his sophomore season: a 64% completion rate, 27 touchdowns with just two interceptions, and a passer rating of 119.2 – the third-best in league history.

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Philadelphia Eagles- 24- Washington Redskins- 16- Post-Game Thread/Recap

November 20th, 2013 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Philadelphia Eagles- 24- Washington Redskins- 16- Post-Game Thread/Recap | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

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Nick Foles hugging backup QB Kirk Cousins after the game (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Leave it to Brandon Boykin to make a big play to save the game for Philadelphia, with 32 seconds left in the game at home vs. rival Washington.

The Eagles looked as if they were going to cruise easily to victory this past Sunday vs. the now 3-7 Redskins, but the game drastically changed, in Washington’s favor, when the Eagles decided to slow down the pace of the game with a 24-0 lead after halftime.

That’s when Washington’s defense came up with a few stops in succession, to be able to put their offense, struggling at that point, in a position to score some points and get back in the game. Well, that’s exactly what they did. Washington scored 16 unanswered points in the 4th quarter, and after a 24-point deficit, cut the lead to just a touchdown (plus a two-point conversion). Even more impressively perhaps, on top of the touchdowns to cut the Philly lead, was Washington’s red-zone offense’s effectiveness on the two-point conversion attempts. They were 2-2 in two-point attempts, even though they were poor outside of that in the red-zone.

The first time they made it to the red zone was with little over nine minutes to play in the second quarter, when backup running back Roy Helu Jr. ran for a 24-yard gain to setup 1st and 10 on the Philadelphia 20 yard line. On the very next play, Eagles’ linebacker Connor Barwin sacked Griffin for an eight yard loss, and subsequently stripped the ball from him for a forced fumble, which lead to an Eagles’ recovery by Fletcher Cox.

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Riley Cooper and Cary Williams go at it!

September 5th, 2013 by Leo | Comments Off on Riley Cooper and Cary Williams go at it! | Filed in Eagles, Football, General
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AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Well, if Riley Cooper didn’t get enough attention from the video displaying bad behavior earlier this year, he is in the headlines again.  This time Riley and Cornerback Cary Williams had a tiff.

Williams was covering Cooper while doing a non-contact drill when they got a hold of each other and started to joust back and forth.  No one knows for sure what caused the scuffle or what was said.  After being separated by cornerback Brandon Boykin, Cooper proceeded to walk off the field.  Williams wasn’t done yet and threw his helmet to the ground and went to pursue him.  Michael Vick then stepped in and grabbed Williams and calmed him down.

Lets hope the extra energy displayed in practice today is carried onto the field on Monday night against the Redskins for a more positive performance than witnessed today.

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Riley Cooper Video

August 1st, 2013 by Christian | Comments Off on Riley Cooper Video | Filed in Eagles, General, NFL, Video

Here’s the video.  Can you say ‘sensitivity training’?

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