Perhaps some day Donovan McNabb will don a T-shirt that proclaims, "Happiness is found in the blogosphere."
With the Eagles set to open a full-squad camp this afternoon at the NovaCare Complex, the quarterback posted another blog on the yardbarker.com Web site yesterday, answering only the questions that he asked himself.
"Time to check in again," McNabb blogged. "Things are going well for me this off-season – still working hard in Arizona (although I took a brief golf vacation with my family about a week ago. We get very competitive!).
"I returned to Philadelphia late last week and got a workout in at NovaCare. I was able to catch up with some of the rookies who were here for a few extra sessions to get up to speed. Although I didn't see their workouts, the buzz in the building is that everyone is working hard and learning the playbook. It will be good to all work together for the next couple weeks, and I'm hopeful that a few of them will be able to make it to Arizona in July to get some extra work in together before reporting to training camp."
All indications are that McNabb will not be doing any interviews during the Eagles' two-week camp, a departure from how he has handled things in the past.
Stewart joins staff
The Eagles, as expected, have hired former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Brian Stewart, giving him the title of special assistant to the defense. He will work primarily with the secondary, an area that needs help now that Sean McDermott is working as the defensive coordinator while Jim Johnson takes an indefinite leave of absence to battle metastasized melanoma.
Stewart, after two seasons as the Dallas defensive coordinator, was fired by the Cowboys after the team's season-ending 44-6 loss to the Eagles last season. Stewart was a cornerback and safety at Northern Arizona when Andy Reid coached at the school in the mid-1980s.
"Brian Stewart brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our football club," Reid said in a statement.
Before joining the Cowboys, Stewart spent three seasons as the secondary coach with the Chargers. He was an assistant defensive backs coach with Houston in 2002 and 2003.
The Eagles will hold workouts today through Friday, take the weekend off, then resume the camp with four practices next week. . . . Former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins will host the Burn Prevention Classic golf tournament June 15 at the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa. For registration and sponsorship, call 610-969-3930. . . . Kicker David Akers will host the Kicks for Kids fund-raiser tomorrow at Cescaphe Ballroom in Philadelphia. The event will include a magic show by Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos. More information can be found at davidakerskicksforkids.org.