News & notes from around the web for December 3rd
Amid the wreckage, daydreaming about Bryce Brown
It is getting hard for even the most disgusted among the citizenry not to notice Bryce Brown, the rookie running back who is sprinting out of the wreckage of the 2012 season. He is, at least when he is holding onto the ball, a reason to daydream.
Iggles Blitz " Blog Archive " Nice Defense
The defense stunk in the 2nd half. Romo had a rating of 95 at halftime. Went 10-10 with 3 TDs in the 2nd half and finished the game with a rating of 150. The secondary was just awful. At this point, I’m open to the new coach getting rid of all of them. The tackling is terrible. Sometimes it is technique. Sometimes it is effort. Sometimes it is both.
Damaris Johnson's Nifty 98-Yard Punt Return Upsets Vai Sikahema, Gamblers
Not only did Damaris Johnson's 98-yard punt return for a TD with less than a minute to play in the fourth quarter infuriate gamblers who bet against the Eagles over the Cowboys on Sunday night, it also seemingly upset former Eagles returner and current NBC10 newsman Vai Sikahema.
Instant Observations: Cowboys 38, Eagles 33
The Eagles’ offensive line from left to right: King Dunlap, Mathis, Dallas Reynolds, Jake Scott and Dennis Kelly. This group played one of its better games of the season, and Marty Mornhinweg put together an excellent game plan. The Eagles were balanced and often ran right at DeMarcus Ware or ran play-fakes at the talented pass-rusher to help neutralize him.
Eckel: Andy Reid could be Dallas Cowboys' next head coach, source says | NJ.com
When the Eagles play the Cowboys Sunday night in Arlington, Texas, will Andy Reid’s eyes be as much on the home team as his team? According to an extremely reliable source, who is close to Reid, the long-time Eagles head coach could be the head coach of the archrival Cowboys next year.
Michael Vick says Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas deserves SI's Sportsman award - Sportsman of the Year - SI.com
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 3. This year we asked a select group of people from outside the staff to offer nominations for that honor. Michael Vick's selection was Olympic champion Gabrielle Douglas, and he explains why below as told to Bryan Armen Graham. Please vote for your Inspiring Performer, Photo of the Year and Moment of the Year at our Facebook page.