Former Eagles coach Dale Haupt dies at 88

Dale Haupt, the Eagles’ defensive line coach from 1986-94, died at 88, the team announced.

Haupt had a 16-year coaching career in the NFL, spending eight years (1978-86) with the Chicago Bears. Haupt coached Jerome Brown, Clyde Simmons, and Reggie White while Buddy Ryan and Rich Kotite served as Eagles’ head coach.

On Trump’s tweets : “It wasn’t the first time he said something crazy. I didn’t take it too personally, because I had already dealt with plenty of backlash on social media. I think what you saw was locker rooms getting upset and getting behind their teammates. I think it was a wake-up call to come to our defense. Because up until that point they hadn’t.”

For the rest of Jenkins’ interview, check it out at The Atlantic .

Oh, plenty of them stuck around, but even most of them had stayed in their seats to serenade  Rory McIlroy — the clear fan favorite here — with chants and cheers as he walked off the 14th tee nearby. Reed arrived to tepid applause, and when he made that eagle, the roar felt nothing like the back-nine ovations that typically shake the pine trees here.

Reed’s next eagle, on the par-5 15th hole, did just that. But how could it not? He chipped in from about 100 feet, punctuating it with the kind of fist pump and primal scream that somebody else made popular here during his prime. Reed doesn’t look like Tiger Woods.

He’s just playing like him.

And that begs the question: Why do so many golf fans hate the guy? It can’t just be that he’s cocky (hello, Tiger) or a bit doughy (sorry, Phil). It can’t just be that he’s surly, because the list of Masters champions who weren’t exactly huggable is long and distinguished. bills_047

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