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Another Super Bowl Dream Dashed

Posted on: January 18, 2009 9:49 pm
 

So far this decade the Philadelphia Eagles, under Andy Reid have managed to get to the NFC Championship game five times.  They have managed to get to the Super Bowl only once.  I have been an Eagles fan all of my life and have seen disappointment after disappointment, and I have to tell you, it's really getting to me and eating me up inside.   I don't know if I'm more dissapointed that they lost, or more disappointed about who they lost to.  They have managed to lose to the St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and now the Arizona Cardinals.  The Eagles only managed to beat the Atlanta Falcons in 2005. 

Nothing against those teams, but the odd thing about it all is that the Eagles have been the 3rd winningest franchise this decade and yet have not won a Super Bowl.   They have been favored to win in four of the five championship games and managed to win only one.  Each time the Eagles get to the Championship Game I start dreaming about the Eagles parade down Broad Street and how nuts this city would get, but then the Eagles come out and lay an egg.  They always seem to forget what got them to the big game and start playing back on their heels. 

I will always be an Eagles fan and I'm still dreaming of a Super Bowl victory, and I don't think I'm asking for a miracle for the Eagles to win one, or am I?

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Since: May 8, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2009 11:37 am
 

Another Super Bowl Dream Dashed

I am confident that I speak for every Philadelphian when I say a championship trumps everything, and anything short is unacceptable.  And remember, I never said on this thread or anywhere else that I wanted to unload McNabb.  I'm only responding to people who put this guy, or anybody else on pedestal.  I recognize what McNabb and this team have done over the years, but to me and a lot of others, success is defined by a title.  So, good job McNabb, but not good enough.  If he does go, I wish him all the success in the world, but being smitten with this guy is just as bad as hating him.  After ten years, I can take him or leave him.  Same for Reid.  Peace.




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2009 6:31 pm
 

Another Super Bowl Dream Dashed

Don't speak for an entire fanbase. It's just the negative ones that get all the attention. But yes, I'm finished with this. It was fun, though.




Since: May 8, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2009 5:56 pm
 

Another Super Bowl Dream Dashed

Well, I'm glad the guy has your respect and 110 million dollars.  Come Monday morning in Philadelphia, we'd rather have something else.  Done?




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2009 11:56 am
 

Another Super Bowl Dream Dashed

Okay. I just couldn't stop myself again.

 

Slightly better than the average QB? Name some other quarterbacks that you would put in that category. McNabb misses some throws, he takes chances. It happens. You seem to care about only the throws he misses, instead of focusing on the quarterback as a whole. If you've watched the team as long as you say you have you'd know that the guy makes a lot of tough throws. Fine examples of this were shown on Sunday on his deep balls. Perfectly placed balls. If your receivers can't handle a laser throw they shouldn't be in the NFL. I've already went over that, though.

You're seriously going to sit here and tell me you'd have been a playoff team with A.J Feeley behind center for an entire year? Boy you're a whole new kind of delusional. Especially when you're obsessed with accuracy in a quarterback. That guy can't hit the broad side of a barn with his throws.

I'll give you Garcia. Garcia is a warrior. He's one of my favorite quarterbacks of all time. Followed him since his time with the Stampeders. That guy has what McNabb doesn't seem to have. Garcia has extreme passion to win the game and is extremely intense out there. Mcnabb isn't. I agree with you about this one.

When did I say that McNabb was a champion? I said your team wouldn't be as good as it is without him. I said it was no coincidence the Eagles have been playoff contenders since he got drafted by them. Not once did I say he was a champion.

T.O calls out every quarterback he ever plays with. T.O thinks a quarterback needs to have 100% completion percentage to be good. You know that McNabb is a better quarterback than Tony Romo, right? Romo is a turnover machine.

 




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2009 11:39 am
 

Another Super Bowl Dream Dashed

Might I add that you just made fun of a man for puking because he overworked his own body in the Super Bowl...... to try to win it for you f**king assholes.




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2009 11:37 am
 

Another Super Bowl Dream Dashed

When did I say I wanted to have a parade for his stats? You're just making assumptions in your own favor and trying to start more conflict. Like I said. I'm through with this argument because you're an idiot.




Since: May 8, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2009 6:21 am
 

Another Super Bowl Dream Dashed

I don't hate the guy, jack-ass.  I root for him every week!!!  He is a slightly better than average QB of those in the NFL.  But we aren't crowning the guy anything until he brings home a championship.  Again, you want to have a parade for stats, or roll out a rug to Canton?  Go find Mark Brunell.  He had the highest numbers I believe for 7 years but I don't see anybody swinging off his nuts.

McNabb's the only reason we got to big games?  You could put a drunk monkey in a helmet out there to hand the ball off to Brian Westbrook and win games.  Are you serious?  AJ Feely had one less TD in the 2002 playoffs than McNAbb.  Garcia put up better numbers than him in 2006 and McNabb had to get his momma to come out and do press conferences because Philadelphians were cheering "too much" for him (Garcia).  Then his daddy made a veiled threat that McNabb would go play for another team if the media and the fans didn't appreciate him anymore.

And do we dare metion vomit-gate?  Hank Fraley had to pubicly apologize for suggesting that McNabb was "ill" during the Superbowl?  Are you F*ing serious?  He's throwing up in front of 30 million people on camera and then says:

"No. I wasn't sick.  I didn't throw up... I was kind of upset when I heard that..." 

T.O. called him out more than once on not being able to see open receivers and he was officially whisked away by the ministry of love.

Rush Limbaugh made a benign statement about media perception of McNabb, and not the quarterback himself, and was fired.

Dude, you wanna marry the guy?  Go ahead.  I think he's in one of the toughest spots in pro sports and he's handled himself very well, but a champion he a aint, a choke he is, and the coddler's and apologists aren't helping the guy any.  Again, I hope you enjoyed the posters, and the Fantasy league, and the hype.  I think it's awesome when chicks are into football!




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2009 2:55 am
 

Another Super Bowl Dream Dashed

The fact of the matter is this. You never would have been to ANY big games without Donovan McNabb as your quarterback. This discussion is over because it's clear that you're so blinded by your hate for the guy that you don't realize who got you to those big games in the first place. He's had some bad turnovers when the game was on the line, so has Brett Favre. I'm assuming you'd be all over his "jock strap" if he was your quarterback. The fact is that McNabb takes risks to win ball games.. and sometimes it doesn't end up in a victory. Go figure.I've had quite enough of arguing with a brick wall now. I'm ashamed of myself for arguing this long. We'll clearly agree to disagree. Have a good day.




Since: May 8, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2009 1:46 am
 

Another Super Bowl Dream Dashed

 

You can take QB rating, and every other bullsh*t, fantasy football stat and toss them into Pelican Bay.  He has two plays: Westbrook left, and Westbrook right.  If it wasn't for YAC and his un-interceptable "turf" balls his numbers would be a lot more reflective of his actual performance.

How 'bout we just stick to the big games, since that's what this thread is all about.

2001:  From the very start: McNabb fumbles on his own 20 and... Isaac Bruce in for 6 points on the fifth play. BUT, after going tit for tat, we still have a chance to win late in the game.   After clawing back with a 50 yard run-back from special teams, and a forced punt from the defense, what does your hero do?   On our own 45, with 1 timeout and 2:20 on the clock... 4th and 7, chance to win or tie, McNabb throws an interception, game over.

2002:  Tied 10-10 with the Bucs going into halftime.  McNabb fumbles on his own 24, touchdown Bucs.  Once again, the chance to tie or win the game with 3:12 left... McNabb throws an interception, game over.

2003:  Three interceptions.  No touchdowns.  Game over.

2005:  Superbowl.  McNabb starts off the game with a fumble.  After 3 calls in a row for the birds, McNabb throws two interceptions in a row, the last one counting.  But the defense forces NE to three and out.  Mcnabb throws another interception in the 4th quarter.  Pats up by 10.  The after an 80 yard drive, McnAbb scores, but because he can't run a no huddle offense or call the plays himself, he ends up puking and leaving New England with enough time on the clock to run out all the Eagles time-outs.  Once again, with a chance to tie/win, Mcnabb goes 3 and out, throws and interception, game over.

2009: Under 3 minutes left, with a cjance to tie or score, McNabb goes 4 and out, game over.  I will cocede, on this game, the defense is as much to blame.

 

He has consistently put points on the opposing team's score board early in the game.  He chokes in the final minutes when the game is on the line.  All five of the big shows he has been to have ended with the ball in his hands, or him placing the ball into the hands of the opposition I should say.  So I'm really glad that he's entertained you on highlight reels and you and your buddies have delighted in your fantasy stats, but we don't have parades for statistics in Philadelphia.  The floor is yours.




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2009 1:04 pm
 

Another Super Bowl Dream Dashed

This year he has 20 touchdowns and 3 INT in the red zone. 90.1 QB rating.

Past his 31st pass attempt this year he has a QB rating of 100 and has thrown 10 touchdowns and 1 INT. That means he's throwing those deep in the game. His QB rating this year down 1-8 points is 127.4, down 9-16 points is 71.1 however, so he's not very clutch when he's down by more than a score, but dominates when his team needs him to. Also, this year in the 4th quarter his QB rating  is 103 with 9 TDs and ZERO interceptions. 4th quarter within 7 points, QB rating of 99 with 6 TD ZERO interceptions. Second half QB rating of 90.1 as opposed to a 1st half rating of 82.7.

Here's the proof.

http://www.nfl.com/players/donovanm

cnabb/situationalstats?id=MCN017517

I've watched almost every single NFL game for the last four years.

I also know how many games the Eagles defense has let off less than 15 points and still lost in the playoffs over this time period. Three. So in three out of 17 games your defense wasn't given enough scoring. Are you expecting to win every single game and have McNabb throw five touchdowns per game? That's the way you're portraying it.

Want to know how many times the offense scored more than 20 points and lost? Four.

29-24 to the Rams in 2001. 24-21 in the Super Bowl. 27-24 to the Saints in 2006. 32-25 to the Cardinals.

McNabb is the best player your organization has ever been blessed to have, and without him your team would be nowhere. Your team wouldn't have made it to the NFC Championship in 2004, let alone the Super Bowl, if it wasn't for a miracle 4th and 26 that McNabb constructed.

I do know "sh*t" about how you Philadelphians have spent a decade. Every Sunday you blame the game on Mcnabb. It's quite a humorous spectacle, actually. I'd hate to be the next guy after him. Maybe you can give A.J Feeley another shot? hahaha

By the way, I do assume I know more than you. Because I do. I'm right. You're wrong.

 



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