Jarrad Page's Reign of Terror Is Over

Jarrad Page's Reign of Terror Is Over

Unfortunately, the safety met his end about nine games too late. With second round pick Jaiquawn Jarrett showing he can step in and play competent football on Sunday -- as long as his responsibilities don't include guarding Larry Fitzgerald one-one-one -- Jarrad Page's services were no longer required. The Eagles released one of their free agent additions from over the summer on Wednesday, and promoted WR Chad Hall from the practice squad.

Page joined the Eagles after spending last season as a backup in New England. It seemed like it could be a solid under-the-radar signing at the time. Page was a starter in Kansas City for three seasons until a calf injury ended his '09 campaign. If he could return to form, maybe he could serve as a stopgap in the defensive backfield while they brought along Jarrett and Nate Allen recovered from a ruptured patellar tendon back in December.

But like so many of this summer's moves, the Page addition was a disaster. He wound up starting five games for the Eagles this season, filling in first for Allen, and then Kurt Coleman while he was benched briefly, and his contributions could only be described as a spectacular failure. Page simply couldn't tackle, and that's when he was in position. Often when ball carriers ripped off big gains, the safety was taking terrible angles, running himself out of the play as the defense conceded huge chunks of ground.

Frankly, this should have happened weeks ago. It was understandable why they brought Page in, then wanted him to start over ahead of a rookie after a shortened off-season, but it quickly became apparent he had nothing to offer on the football field. You wouldn't necessarily say Jarrad Page cost the Eagles games this season, but his presence certainly didn't help matters.

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Instant Replay: Temple 86, Tulane 76 (2OT)

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Instant Replay: Temple 86, Tulane 76 (2OT)

BOX SCORE

Temple snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday with an 86-76 double-overtime win over Tulane on Senior Day at the Liacouras Center.

Shizz Alston Jr. scored a putback layup with eight seconds left in regulation to even the Owls with the Green Wave at 65 and send the game to OT. In the first OT, Alston made two free throws with five seconds left to put Temple up, 71-68. But Tulane rolled the ball up the court and Malik Morgan made a deep three as time expired to send it to double OT.

The Owls (15-15, 6-11 AAC) scored seven quick points in just under two minutes in the second overtime that put them up 78-71, a lead Tulane (5-23, 2-14) could not recover from.

Turning point
The Owls jumped out to a 17-4 lead early in the first 4:25 of the game and had a 35-28 lead over Tulane at halftime. They looked to be in control for most of the game until the Green Wave outscored them, 19-11, to take a 47-46 lead with 11:31 left in the second half.

In the second OT, however, Temple outscored Tulane, 15-5, to seal the win.

Big men on campus
The Owls were led by by Alston's 25 points (10 for 10 at the free-throw line), eight rebounds and six assists. Senior Daniel Dingle had 13 points and eight rebounds. Mark Williams, another senior, had 20 points and six rebounds after fouling out in the second OT. Junior forward Obi Enechionyia added 14 points.

Tulane was led by junior Cameron Reynolds, who scored a team-high 21 points.

Inside the box score
• The Owls shared the ball well with 17 assists, compared to just eight by Tulane.

• Temple led for 42:23 of game time, with 13 being its largest lead in the first half.

History lesson
The Owls move on to 7-2 all-time against Tulane, winning six straight in the series.

Up next
Temple will end its season on the road at USF next Sunday afternoon.

Tulane will stay on the road and play at Memphis on Friday.

Ilya Bryzgalov warns Flyers fans to bring speedos to Heinz Field

Ilya Bryzgalov warns Flyers fans to bring speedos to Heinz Field

The last time the Flyers were in an outdoor game, Ilya Bryzgalov was drinking from a thermos on the bench while Sergei Bobrovsky started against the Rangers five years ago.

Fast forward to Saturday night. Bryzgalov is out of the NHL, Bobrovsky has himself in the conversation for his second Vezina Trophy in Columbus, and the Flyers face off against the  Penguins at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh in a Stadium Series game … weather permitting.

The weather is expected to cooperate tonight, though. The forecast called for rain today and temperatures in the 50s, but it hasn't rained much. The temperature is expected to drop into the 40s and 30s, and may even hit a lot of 28, according to Weather.com.

Don't tell Bryzgalov that. "Bryz" took to Twitter to offer advice for Flyers and Penguins fans attending the Stadium Series match tonight.

You don't need no stinkin' thermos.

If you're not following Bryzgalov on Twitter, you should click that follow button now. He's always an entertaining follow.