2011 Philadelphia Eagles Notebook: December 20th Practice

Desperation will be in the air at Cowboys Stadium this Saturday as the Eagles (6-8) and Cowboys (6-8) renew their heated rivalry.  In preparation for the game, Taking It to the House’s Matt Lomabardo stopped by the Eagles’ Nova Care Complex on Tuesday December 20th and record this lockerroom interview footage

 

Eagles LB Brian Rolle talks about the challenge of facing the Cowboys

 

Eagles CB Joselio Hanson talks about the possibility of increased playing time due to Asante Samuel’s injured hamstring

2011 Philadelphia Eagles Notebook: December 14th Practice

Taking It to the House Lead Writer Matt Lombardo stopped by the Eagles Nova Care Complex on Wednesday December 14th as the Birds (5-8) prepare to face NY Jets (8-5) in another must-win game for both teams. 

To the Eagles credit, though some fans have been rooting half-hearted for them — some in hopes of head coach Andy Reid leaving — the Birds were able to produce a solid win over the Dolphins in Week 14.  However in this week, head coach Rex Ryan will lead his charismatic NY Jets into the Linc and they should be a much tougher test than their lower AFC East rival.

Of course all eyes will be on the NY Jets’ stars QB Mark Sanchez, WR’s Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress, and All-world CB Darrelle Revis. Continue reading

2011 Philadelphia Eagles Notebook: Nov 29th Practice

With their playoff hopes a minimal spark, the Philadelphia Eagles (4-7) head to Seattle for a huge Thursday Night Football Game against the equally inconsistent Seahawks (4-7).  Taking It to the House Lead Writer Matt Lombardo stopped by Eagles Practice on Tuesday November 29th and filed this report. 

Philadelphia Eagles Wrap-up: Patriots Throttle Reid’s Reeling Squad

In a “Must Win” situation, the Philadelphia Eagles (4-7) came-up very small in a humiliating 38-20 home loss — have now lost 8 of their last 9 at the Linc — to the surging New England Patriots (8-3).  In the rather easy win, Tom Brady and company could do no wrong, while the Birds after an early lead couldn’t do anything right for the next 50 minutes of the game.  There were penalties, Patriots receivers running free, in-fighting, not enough touches for LeSean Mccoy, and most importantly several dropped passes — including two in the endzone by WR DeSean Jackson (benched).

Unfortunately for him, Taking It to the House Lead Writer Matt Lombardo was there to take in the ugly scene — Chants of “Reid Must Go” in the air — and he filed the following wrap-up report.

2011 Philadelphia Eagles Notebook: November 23rd Practice

The Eagles returned to practice on Wednesday November 23rd and now they are focused on their next “Must-Win” game against the New England Patriots in Week 12 of the 2011 NFL Season.  With both the Thanksgiving holiday and the Patriots approaching, Taking It to the House’s Lead Writer Matt Lombardo returned to the team’s NovaCare Complex to get the pulse of the Birds as they prepare to face Belichick, Brady, and the rest of the AFC East-leading squad

 Matt’s 1-on-1 with emerging rookie LB Brian Rolle

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2011 Philadelphia Eagles Notebook: Team report post Week 11 win over Giants

One day after the Philadelphia Eagles’ hard-fought 17-10 Sunday Night Football win over the stunned New York Giants, Taking It to the House’s Lead Writer Matt Lombardo returned to the team’s NovaCare Complex . The improbable win, led by backup quarterback Vince Young, even gave Eagles fans a slight glimmer of playoff hopes in an otherwise disappointing season.

2011 Philadelphia Eagles Notebook: November 16th Practice

Only days after a loss that could spell the end for the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles’ playoff hopes, Taking It to the House’s Lead Writer Matt Lombardo returned to the team’s NovaCare Complex insearch of answers before the Birds (3-6) take-on the division leading New York Giants (6-3) in a “Must Win” game to save their season. Continue reading