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To former Eagles running back Correll Buckhalter, who, at 31, is having the best season of his career with the Broncos. He's third in the league in yards per carry (5.4), behind only the Titans' Chris Johnson (6.2) and the Saints' Pierre Thomas (5.5). With 563 yards on 105 carries, he needs just 24 more yards and 25 more carries to set personal single-season highs. It should be mentioned that the Eagles are rooting as hard as anybody for his continued success this season since it will affect the round and number of compensatory draft picks they get for departed free agents, including he and Broncos teammate Brian Dawkins and Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan.

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To the members of the I-hate-Andy-Reid club who think the Eagles coach should've been given a pink slip rather than a 3-year contract extension this week. A pox on the house of the next person who spouts that tired he-can't-win-the-big-one line. Why is it that a college basketball coach who takes his team to the Final Four multiple times is considered a freaking genius, but an NFL coach who has taken his team to the Final Four five times in the last 8 years is an incompetent boob who should be replaced? Yeah, he has his shortcomings, but so does every other coach in the league. The grass isn't always greener elsewhere. Mike Shanahan has two Super Bowl rings. But he got those more than a decade ago. Look at his more recent track record. Missed the playoffs 6 of 10 years and was 1-4 in the postseason since those Super Bowl titles. Same with Jon Gruden. In his last 6 years in Tampa, the Bucs made the playoffs just twice and were one-and-done both times. Yet there are people who would take either one of them in a second over Reid.

- Paul Domowitch