He just got traded to the 'skins!..wow!
wow!! they traded within the same division... what did the eagles get in return? draft pick?
thats insane dude.. just saw it on nfl network Eagles get 37th overall pick in 2010 and either a 3rd or 4th round pick in 2011...
Great trade. Even though he is going to a division team, its the Deadskins who dont have an offensive line and cant get their 100million dollar man to show up. in return we get basically a 1st round pick (37 is close) and a possible 3rd rounder in 2011. we already have kolb groomed and ready to play, which he briefly had a chance to show that he can. with kolb we will have less mad bomber firepower but more accuracy and leadership, instead of ground balls and jokery from McChoke. Kolb may not be as talented, but if he helps the team gel together we can definitely make a run for it the next couple years.
McNabb got the job done regardless of the haterade that gets brought up every pre and post season. He had a terrible receiving core and the only time he had a go-to receiver they went to the superbowl.
He didn't want to go to Oakland, and even though Oakland doesn't have a great team, they are decent and better off than the Washingturd Skins.
Also lets talk about the intagibles. Guy lives in Arizona, doesnt spend any time with the team until he absolutely has to. He invites 5 guys over to try to build chemistry in the summer....along with DB's from other NFC teams. Donovan has never been a vocal leader, someone who shoulders the blame and carries the team on his back. Teammates dont take him seriously, he clowns the whole time and does stupid $hit (air guitar BS). When have you ever seen him get in his linemen and recievers faces on the sidelines to get them pumped up?? He just stands there waiting for his turn to play, just a spectator. What happened when he got benched against Baltimore?? Instead of taking it like a man and saying "yeah I sucked", he started crying like a bitch and demanded a financial apology from the team (!!!!!!) Im not even gonna talk about the stupid "black quarterback" nonsense bitching.
Most of all, he has never improved. Over the years he has gotten fatter, slower, more relaxed. He built his brand name here in Philly and collected a fat check. Donovan has no fire burning inside. I remember us losing 1 point games to the oh so hated Cowgirls and he goes to share a laugh with the dallas defense as soon as the final whistle blows. F*ck McNabb I guarantee he will get smothered behind the Deadskins non existant offensive line.
very valid points, I don't really see him as a driven qb and a team leader, which is what a qb should do, however he did get the job done for the most part. He seems pretty motivated in Washington already, hopefully he improves on being more of a vocal leader and shanahan has a pretty good offensive scheme.
Philly just made the Skins a contender in the NFC East.
No matter,.. it was time!!!
Think training's hard,. try losing!
McNabb is the most overrated QB in the history of the NFL. Along with the points that have already been made, I would like to point out that fact that he is injury prone.
And everytime he did go down with an injury the back up quaterback(s) played just as good as him if not arguably better (jeff garcia, aj feeley, Koy detmer).
since 2000, I think only Brady and Manning have won more. Not saying he is a HOFer or even great, however, Kolb is a risk and the Eagles D is downright pourous now
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He's not overrated, he gets the job done, even analysts say he gets the skins 4-5 more wins this coming season. His presence alone will aid in the confidence factor, and he does well panning the field for receivers, even if it ends up being a rb that gets the ball most of the time. He now has 3 decent rb's (Portis, Parker, Johnson). I'm not saying the skins will now be 16-0, but they will win a few more games this year. Kolb, well, we'll see, do you remember what happened to feely and detmer when they departed from philly?
I'm not saying detmer or feeley are better QB's than McNabb, because obviously they are not. But what I am saying is that any half way decent QB playing for the eagles would have performed well. They are a well built organization. Therefore, (i am also saying) McNabb is given to much credit for the eagles success. Detmer and feeley aside, look at how well the Eagles played with Garcia at QB. And look how they played when McNabb returned.....
The debate can rage on, we'll have to see how he debuts in the regular season with the skins. He is not an over the top qb, but he does win, and even if he doesn't throw for 4000 yards, his presence in the backfield has defenders on their toes because he can pass
I think the Eagles bombed on this move. McNabb is not Montana but he is a pretty damn good QB. The only QB's I'd take ahead of him right now are Brady, Manning, Rivers, Roethlisberger, Schaub, Brees, and Rodgers.
If the Eagles plan to rebuild and start young then I understand but if they're trying to say they improved the team by dumping McNabb then they're full of crap. They should have traded him to non *****.
BTW, if things don't go well for Kolb then they only have Vick as the third option, which is a bad one IMO. They need to get an insurance QB like a Jeff Garcia, Marc Bulger, or Daunte Culpepper just in case.