A couple things to clear up surrounding the Mike Patterson situation. I have heard the latest news referred to as a "setback," but that’s not entirely accurate. The healing in the brain is not the issue. Instead, it’s the bone graft on his cranium that still needs some time to heal. By the sounds of it, they are being very cautious. Rickert, who has been in communication with the doctors, said that the only risk of Patterson returning to action is if he lost his helmet on the playing field and sustained a direct hit on the area of the head where the bone graft took place.
Eagles Seize Back Control of Philadelphia Sports: A Fan's Take - Yahoo! Sports
The Philadelphia Eagles are officially starting their latest Super Bowl campaign by opening training camp this week. As such, Eagles fans like myself are about ready to declare football season under way, although actual real games won't start for over another month. But with Philadelphia back on the football field, this is now a football city again - especially with little else to focus on.
Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles flying high in 2012? - NFL.com
With Ryan Kalil guaranteeing a Carolina Panthers title and new Miami Dolphins WR Chad Johnson forecasting a "monster year," it's clearly prediction time in the NFL. Our analysts consult their crystal balls.
Philadelphia Eagles, 2012 N.F.L. Season Preview - NYTimes.com
There is a lot of raw talent here but not all of it is polished. The prime example is Michael Vick, an athletic marvel but an inconsistent pocket passer.