Found June 06, 2012 on Philly Sports Muse:
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is hitting his stride in OTAs. Image via The Philadelphia Eagles’ secondary had a tough time last season. Stacked with talent, the unit simply couldn’t find a way to effectively utilize the talent of its three Pro Bowl receivers: Asante Samuel, Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Their poor performance cost secondary coach Johnny Flynn his job, the sole member of the Eagles coaching staff to be fired after the disappointing 2011 season. In came Todd Bowles from Miami, bringing the experience and record of success needed to strengthen the performance of the Eagles defensive backfield. Bowles doesn’t plan to use a magic wand. He plans to get his guys to return to basics. “We make it too complicated sometimes. It’s still blocking and tackling. It’s executing the fundamentals.” Another basic the team will get back to is using Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie where he has been successful–on the outside. He struggled when asked to...

Philadelphia Eagles: Joe Banner Out As Team President Means Andy Reid Won

In a shocking announcement, Joe Banner is no longer the president of the Philadelphia Eagles.  Banner is being replaced by chief operating officer Don Smolenski as the team’s president, but Howie Roseman will assume Banner’s salary cap duties. Photo: For the longest time, there had been rumors of a power struggle in the front office, most notably between Joe Banner...

Big changes in the Philadelphia Eagles Front Office: Joe Banner OUT as Eagles President

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Thursday morning that Joe Banner is no longer the team’s president. He will remain with the team but take on a new role, that of s Strategic Adviser to the Owner. Chief Operating Officer Don Smolenski has been promoted to the role of  President. Details of the front office shift will be discussed at a press conference at 2:30 pm today. Banner...

Eagles front office shakeup: Team insists Banner move doesn’t signal power struggle

Banner, Reid and Lurie. Does the ousting of Banner as team president signal a longer-term commitment to Reid? Image via It’s been a few hours since the news broke that Joe Banner would no longer be president of the Philadelphia Eagles and former COO Don Smolenski was promoted to replaced him in running the day-to-day operations of the team. Has the news fully set in...

Nate Allen is my nominee for Most Valuable OTA performance...

You know you're struggling for an original Eagles story when it's the final week of voluntary OTA's, it's June, and even the tweets coming out of NovaCare have slowed to a trickle. Monday's practice was moved inside the bubble to avoid a rainstorm which made a slow news day even slower.Veteran and rookie players alike are ready to take off for a week. OTA'...

Is Andy Reid on the hot seat in 2012?

Andy Reid has spent 13 seasons as the Philadelphia Eagles' head coach, compiling a regular season record of 126-81-1 (.609 win %). In those 13 years, as the Eagles' head man, the Eagles have appeared in the playoffs 9 times, including 5 NFC conference championship appearances, and one trip to the Super Bowl. In his time with the team, Reid has also led them to 6 divisional...

Joe Banner steps aside as Eagles president

Philadelphia Eagles team president Joe Banner is stepping back from the team's day-to-day operations and taking on an advisory role. Owner Jeffrey Lurie on Thursday announced Banner will be succeeded as president by chief operating officer Don Smolenski. Banner has occupied a leadership role with the team since it was purchased in 1994 by Lurie, his longtime friend. He'...

Joe Banner Is No Longer The Eagles President

Early Thursday morning, the Philadelphia Eagles made an announcement that no one saw coming.  The Eagles have announced that Joe Banner will no longer be the president of the organization. Banner has been with the Eagles since 1994, but has been the president of the team since 2001.  With Banner leaving, Jeffrey Lurie has announced that chief operating officer Don Smolenski will...

Report: Banner done as Eagles prez

Joe Banner will no longer serve as Philadelphia Eagles president in a dramatic shake-up of the team's front office, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Thursday.
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