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McNabb is over being traded

Posted on: September 29, 2010 4:31 pm
D. McNabb will face his old team in Philadelphia for the first time this Sunday (AP). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Perhaps the single-biggest storyline for this week’s slate of games is what will happen when former Eagles/current Redskins QB Donovan McNabb returns to Philadelphia.

Will fans cheer him? Will fans boo him? Will he and Eagles coach Andy Reid get into a fistfight at the 50-yard line?

Today, the Eagles beat writers spoke to McNabb on the weekly opponent player’s conference call, and he admitted that when Philadelphia traded him away, he wasn’t real pleased with Reid.

"We're good friends," McNabb said in quotes captured by "Things happen. It's unfortunate. Was I upset at the time? Absolutely. But I've moved on, I've learned to move on and focus on the job ahead."

On the issue of being cheered or booed (though he’ll probably hear some of both):

“Hoping maybe some cheers," he said. "In reality, you have to remember this is a big rivalry."

McNabb also said he’s never been in the visitor’s locker room at Lincoln Financial Field.

“Hopefully I walk out of the right tunnel," McNabb joked.

Reid also had an interesting comment in the Philadelphia Daily News:

This game is "not about Donovan ... Or Andy Reid or Michael Vick or anyone else," Reid told a large contingent of media at his Wednesday news conference.

Reid also said he would be more worried about McNabb's familiarity with the Eagles' offense if  McNabb was a middle linebacker.

Asked if he would have still traded McNabb had he known he would end up changing quarterbacks two weeks into the season, Reid offered this:

"Since I didn't know all that, and I did trade Donovan, I'm not real worried about that ... That's a fully loaded question and I'm not Plato," Reid said.

Socrates perhaps, but certainly not Plato.

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Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2010 9:51 am

McNabb is over being traded

Dear Philadelphia,

I know it's in your sporting DNA to just hate everything, including your own players at the first sign of miscue, mistake or failure.  If you guys don't give McNabb a standing ovation during pregame, it will just be another black mark on the worst place in the world to play sports.  That guy gave everything for that team and city, did it with great success (regardless whether you will admit it) and WANTED to stay around for his whole career.  If you boo him, just respect the fact that you are a classless neadrethal only exacerbating all of the philly stereotypes.  You can boo him every time he throws a pass if you want...but in pregame, he deserves your total respect. Anything less is just a joke by you.

The Management

Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: September 30, 2010 9:40 am

McNabb is over being traded

McNabb deserves cheers. He didn't want to get traded, he wanted to be an Eagle his whole career. It is a game, show the guy some respect for what he gave for that organization.

Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: September 30, 2010 9:23 am

McNabb is over being traded

There are many idiots here in Philly who dont have anough of a life that the sports teams define them. But overall most of the people here are great fans and respectful of the players and the game itself.  The rap Philly gets is an old story and the national media continues to exploit the booing Santa thing.  Go to a Dodgers game, NY Giants game, Bears game, Steelers game, and tell me how those people are any better than Philly fans.  Non Supportive?  The Phillies have over 120 straight sell outs, the Eagles have a strak of over 80 consecutive sell outs, the flyers get more fans than any other U.S. based franchise, the Sixers...well nobody likes the NBA so that doesnt count.  Cme take a visit here and see how non supportive we are.  McNabb will get booed however because he wears the oppoent uniform and he is as un Philly a guy as you can get. 

Since: May 12, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2010 11:13 pm

McNabb is over being traded

I hope McNabb gets cheers when he plays in Philly this weekend.I don't know if he well get cheers or boos.The Phiily fans are not that nice.McNabb didn't want to leave.He said he wanted to retire as a eagle.So McNabb should get cheers.If the Philly fans boo him this weekend that would be disrespectful If they do boo him. Everyone says Philly fans are a-holes.I think most of them are,but you do see some good Philly fans out there.I just hope there is enough of them there on sunday to give McNabb a standing O, and give him the respect his deserves.McNabb did alot for the Eagles team.I am a Redskins fan and I am  happy the Redskins got  McNabb.The Redskins haven't had a good QB in a while.

Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: September 29, 2010 9:47 pm
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Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: September 29, 2010 7:46 pm

McNabb is over being traded

I'm sure the boos will be loud enough for McNabb's ears to start bleeding.  Philly fans are the most disrespectful, rude, cruel,non-supportive groug of fans ever. I'm sure McNabb is just being humble, but deep down hes gotta he is going to want to "stick it" to the fans and also the organization.  I think Philly will win that game, but I'll be pulling for the skins.  If it wasn't for the dog murdering vick starting, I would have went with the skins for the win.

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