Found October 23, 2012 on Philly Sports Muse:
The question of how excited Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson was to return to practice on Monday didn’t even have to be asked.  The smile radiating from his face told you the answer.Though he’s not sure when he’ll return to football shape or if he’ll ultimately be cleared to play this season, Patterson was thrilled to be back at practice with his teammates, saying, “Everything felt good though. I feel real good out there, running around.”Patterson has not yet been cleared for contact. His progress will be monitored closely by Andy Reid and head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder, but he knows that things will be taken slowly.“I’m not in the rotation right now, so like I said, they’re just going to take it slow. We’re going to see how things work out. The big man [head coach Andy Reid], he’s just not in a rush to get me out there and risk anything. So, [they’re] just kind of looking at me.The return to practice sounded like the first day of school for Patterson–a com

10 Reasons to Remain Optimistic About the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2012 Season

Photo: Daily News via Philly.comThe Philadelphia Eagles are 3-3 and in the midst of their bye week.  Michael Vick can’t stop turning the ball over.  The offensive line has been brutal.  The offense in general can’t score points.  Reid and Mornhinweg can’t or won’t adjust their play-calling to overcome and/or reduce the offense’s shortcomings.The defense has collapsed...

Eagles DE: Castillo didn't change

Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham indicated that the team firing coach Juan Castillo was a necessary move based on some of his in-game coaching strategies.

Should Michael Vick fake an injury to help Eagles, Andy Reid?

Without a doubt the Philadelphia Eagles are the most desperate 3-3 team the NFL has seen in recent memory.  From QB turnovers to coaching turmoil, this Eagles team seems to be one bad outing away from a serious shakeup that could include the firing of head coach Andy Reid and or benching of quarterback Michael Vick.  It’s a volatile situation that has clearly fallen on the...

2012 NFL Week 8 Picks

This week is going to be, to put it mildly, interesting. The Eagles are coming off a bye week in which Andy Reid replaced his DC and there are widespread rumors of problems in the entire front office. The Falcons, also coming off a bye, are the only remaining undefeated team. Andy Reid has never lost the game the week after the bye, including the infamously disastrous 2005 season...

Reid: Samuel wasn't 'in decline' before deal

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Since the Philadelphia Eagles traded him to the Atlanta Falcons in the offseason, four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel has, at times, taken personally comments attributed to Eagles coach Andy Reid about him and struck back. With the teams set to meet Sunday in Philadelphia, Reid set the record straight in a conference call with Atlanta media. Of particular...

Vick Says He Was Never Concerned About HIs Starting Job

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Eagles News QuarterbacksTags: Andy ReidMichael VickNick FolesPhiladelphia EaglesAndy Reid admitted to making a mistake in moving offensive line coach Juan Castillo to the defensive coordinator’s position.  He was able to admit that mistake and he fired Castillo not because he was doing a bad job, but because he had an experienced and prepared coach...

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Part 2 of the Eagles 2012 season about to begin...

The Bye Week break is behind us now. I don't expect a miracle comeback by Mike Patterson or Jason Peters. I don't know how the heck Terrell Suggs pulled off a 6-month rehab from Achilles tendon reconstruction surgery...but I don't think anything like that is going to happen here. The Eagles are 3-3...with more questions than answers. This is gut-check time...

Eagles and Falcons game could be ironic ending to Vicks career

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Shifts along the o-line for the Philadelphia Eagles with King Dunlap back at starting LT

Since the firing of former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo last week, we’ve been waiting for the corresponding shoe to drop on offense. After head coach Andy Reid’s pronouncement that Mike Vick would remain his starting quarterback and that Marty Morhinweg would continue to call plays on offense, we knew that no sizable change were coming on that side...
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