Eagles' new starting linebacker Rolle not short on confidence | Philadelphia Daily News | 09/29/2011
"I feel like I'm a guy that is athletic," Rolle said yesterday. "I'm physical, a guy that knows the game very well and plays hard. I'm not saying that Casey didn't - Casey's a great player, as well. I guess the coaches just felt the need for a new body in there, somebody that may bring a little more excitement, maybe."
'Limited" Practice for Maclin; He Says He'll Play | Eagletarian | 09/29/2011
"I wouldn't do anything to jeopardize the team. If it feels good, like it does now, and I feel like I can go, I'll go," Maclin said.
49ers’ defense out to stop speedy Eagles’ run-oriented offense - The Washington Post
"They have the title of Dream Team," Bowman said Thursday. "We feel we have a ‘Dream Team’ over here (defensively), also. Saying ‘Dream Team,’ you’re giving something that has to be earned. That title came out early. We have a chance to show them what talent we have on our side of the ball."
[Note by JasonB, 09/30/11 1:17 AM EDT ] Bowman just referred to the 49ers as "Dream Team." Let's repeat it 8 million times!
Warren Sapp and ‘Reggie White and Jerome Brown: A Football Life’
Sapp, who looked up to the late, great, Reggie White and went to Miami just as Jerome Brown did, was the ideal person to talk to while thinking about a show that features that much talent on the defensive front.
NFL.com news: Harbaugh taking Niners on long, hard road to respectability
Five rookie coaches are off to a 2-1 start. Albert Breer catches up with one to find out how he did it, and also touches on the Falcons, Bears, the 2012 draft and more in his robust notebook.
Sunday a must-win for Vick, Reid, Eagles - NFC East Blog - ESPN
As early as it might still be in this young and crazy NFL season, Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers is nothing less than a must-win for Reid and the Eagles. A loss wouldn't eliminate the Eagles or get Reid fired, as some overreactive fans wish it would. But to lose at home to an NFC West team and wake up Monday morning at 1-3 would expose Reid to two things he doesn't appear to handle well -- adversity and outside criticism.