May 132011

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McNabb releases statement in response to Hopkins


“A full 2 days after Bernard Hopkins again accused Donovan McNabb of being too white of a black man, and a full 2 days after McNabb’s camp declined to comment on Hopkins’ denigration, McNabb’s agent, Fletcher Smith, issued a statement that served two purposes.

Eagles fan takes Goodell to task on 18-game season


“An Eagles season-ticket holder challenged NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday on the league’s push for a longer regular season.  “I think you’re really misguided with the 18-game season,” the fan said in a conference call with Goodell, Eagles president Joe Banner, and Eagles season-ticket holders. “The fans don’t want the season to be changed; it’s perfect the way it is. . . . They don’t want to pay full price for the [four] preseason games they have to buy.”

Castillo using down time to simplify Birds’ defense


“By now, Juan Castillo should have been back on the field, shouting instructions, teaching rookies, and noting how much progress his second-year players have made after their first seasons.  By now, he and an overhauled defensive staff should have had a chance to install some of their scheme, to prep the Eagles for the real hard work of training camp.

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