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McNabb disrespected yet again

Posted on: August 13, 2009 9:45 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2009 1:06 am
There likely has never been a quarterback of Donovan McNabb's stature who has had his legacy spat on, trounced and macheted.

At every opportunity, Eagles fans have expressed their disdain and Andy Reid has shown his disloyalty.

The signing of Michael Vick is another indication of that. Just another slap in the face of McNabb who's been smacked so many times he must feel like a punch drunk Mike Tyson.

It constantly seems as if the city of Philadelphia and the Eagles organization can't wait to ship McNabb's big butt out of town as quickly as possible.

Oh, and that's what the Vick signing means. If you don't believe that Vick is McNabb's heir -- sooner rather than later -- you're a fool. McNabb is once again being prepped for pasture.

McNabb is publicly playing the good soldier because that's what he is and always has been...a good person and team guy.

It's been said that Reid and McNabb are close but if they are so close why was it that Reid didn't bother to inform McNabb that he was being benched for Kevin Kolb, instead allowing assistants to tell McNabb? Their closeness has always been somewhat exaggerated.

Ron Jaworkski, who was highly critical of the move, called Reid and McNabb "spin doctors" on ESPN. Leave it to Jaws to tell the truth about the signing and leave it to Eagles homers, blind and loud, to suddenly love Vick. Yahoo! writer Michael Silver wrote that the Vick signing reinforces how McNabb has an invisible "kick me" sign affixed to him.

"McNabb is being a pro," former Eagles player Barrett Brooks said in a radio interview, according to, "but this makes him have to put up or shut up. He has no comfort in being the Eagles quarterback, if he messes up one time the whole city will be calling for Vick. Point blank."


Eventually Vick will take snaps from McNabb and deep down McNabb knows this. He won't say it but he knows it.

This move hurts McNabb and puts the microscope on him almost as much as it does Vick.

We've seen this sort of treatment of McNabb before. It started when Eagles fans booed McNabb at the draft. They wanted Kid Marijuana, Ricky Williams. Nice draft expertise, Eagles fans.

McNabb has taken body blows from Rush Limbaugh, village idiot Terrell Owens, and he's been benched by Andy Reid.

Now the Eagles sign a dog killing felon to replace him.


Please, McNabb bashers, keep these statistics in mind: McNabb has played in five conference championship games. He is easily the greatest quarterback in Eagles history. He holds franchise records for playoff victories, most touchdowns, most completions and most wins.

He's one of only six players to have 25,000 passing yards and 3,00 rushing yards.

He recently broke his own single-season passing record with 3,916 yards.

He played in a Super Bowl and lost to arguably the best franchise in NFL history.

Last year, after the team and Eagles fans again wrote him off, and McNabb bounced back by going to the conference title game -- again -- he gave this delicious quote: "I’ve been kind of revived, I guess. They've thrown me out, they ran over me, they spit on me, but you know what?

"I just continue to prevail."

McNabb will say the right things but this is bad for him and he knows it.

So do the Eagles.

Category: NFL
Tags: Eagles

Since: Jan 15, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2011 12:26 pm

McNabb disrespected yet again

I bet if you were the best QB in your franchise history (Eagles) and got traded for a 3rd and 4th round pick. You would feel disrespected too.

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2010 2:23 am

McNabb disrespected yet again

Freeman, you really are an idiot.  How could you possibly have thought that Vick was going to replace Mcnabb and not Kolb??????  You are absolutely WORTHLESS as a writer for this site.  All you do is write garbage, just angry, thoughtless, ignorant garbage.

Since: Aug 18, 2000
Posted on: August 30, 2009 8:18 pm

McNabb disrespected yet again

McNabb is still collecting a paycheck, right?   Then I fail to see where the disrespect comes in.  McNabb is a baby.  

Since: Jul 22, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2009 11:46 am

McNabb disrespected yet again

Clownish.  No reason to make waves when everyone seems to be on board.

What will be interesting to see is how Westbrook progresses after surgery, and how many times we see all three lined up together.  McNabb is still more mobile and agile than 80% of the QB's, Vick is Vick, and Westbrook might be the hardest many to tackle in the league.  This could make for some very explosive packages in the second half of the season.

Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2009 4:17 pm

McNabb disrespected yet again

What baffles me is how the hell you even have a job as a sports writer! Do you even do your homework before you write this garbage? How was McNabb disrespected? How do you even make that claim, or are you one of those people who just look for any reason to BASH Philly Fans and for any reason to say how bad we treat McNabb.
FIRST OFF, BOSS MAN, McNabb was behind this signing more than ANYONE on the team or in the organization! It was McNabb who went to Reid and the Eagles front office lobbying for them to bring Vick in. This was more than a football move, McNabb and Reid wanted to be the ones who gave Mike Vick another chance. To sit there and say McNabb was disrespected in all of this is just insane. Just more BS for you to have a story to write.
"If you don't believe that Vick is McNabb's heir -- sooner rather than later -- you're a fool" .... You really think they brought him in because they are afraid they need a QB once McNabb is done! A fool? For real man, how in the world do you have a job?

If you lived in this area and or covered this team they you would have some kinda clue. But there are so many people in this city that are behind McNabb and appreciate everything he has done, and McNabb knows that. Your just on the outside looking in. Your one of those media members who can't think outside the box. You see a national story last year, and take the lazy route out. When McNabb was benched for Kolb vs Baltimore. That was another chance for the media to have their chance to add to this insanity that Philly hates McNabb. He was benched because he was playing horribly. And to be honest his personality is what drives this city crazy. He doesn't embrace Philadelphia like a star athlete would. He isn't your typical superstar. That is where any kind of rift is at. And when he was benched, it was Reid not only sending a message to Donovan, but to his team! He wanted them to wake up and showed that he is willing to do what it takes. Because Reid DOES favor McNabb. ANd he gave him the kick in the ass he needed. And how did the Eagles respond to that message?
Stop blaming the fans, we love McNabb and we want to get behind him. And the Eagles organization has given him everything he's wanted on a silver platter. So I don't see where he's disrespected? A signing of Mike Vick that he wanted the most is another slap in the face? This city is divided on this Vick issue, and this time its the Eagles being hypocrites about their gold standard of a team and signing guys with character, and all of that...... So you know McNabb had a lot to do with this signing as well for them to go against what they've been preaching since Reid got here. The bottom line is its the media who disrespects McNabb. They are the ones who turn a few knucklehead fans' behavior towards McNabb into a hate fest from the city. And the media who blows up the benching, like it's never happened to any other play before.  Do some research before you write this garbage!

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2009 3:34 pm

McNabb disrespected yet again

So you still think the same thing now that it is clear McNabb helped make this deal happened? You calling others fools is hillarious.

Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2009 3:30 pm

McNabb disrespected yet again

so you mean Eli Manning is better quarterback than Dan Marino just because he has a Superbowl Ring? What kind of logic is that? Yes, to measure greatness, it would be great if you won a championship or two... but you can still be a great player without winning a championship. Too bad for Marino, he was one of the greatest but never had the support and never won Superbowls but I am sure he will go to the Hall of Fame... And if Eli Manning's career does not go well from this point (i hope not, but just saying what if)... Do you consider him better just because he won the Superbowl once?

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2009 2:38 pm

McNabb disrespected yet again

I'm just glad my name isn't Mike Freeman, damn, that must be embarrassing to write something so wrong and everyone can see it.

Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2009 2:35 pm

McNabb disrespected yet again

Freeman, you are an idiot. Get your facts straight before you put them out for the whole world to read. And if CBS actually condones this kind of irresponsable reporting then I will never use this site again for anything. I hope more people would do the same.

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2009 2:19 pm

McNabb disrespected yet again


Vick is a quarterback, not a tight end, not a punt returner, since when have you seen any quarterback or back up quarterback return punts? He also is not a running back or receiver.

Vick, as McNabb said in his interview, a quarterback and not to be used as a wildcat formation player.

I am at a loss as to where this all got started that Vick was anything other than a quarterback. You do put plays in to maximize a players abilities no matter the position.

Mike Vick has been a quarterback all through high school and college. Of course you play different positions in high school as well as more than one sport,but as you mature and enter college you no longer play two sports. A few do but this is not a normal practice. So if your college team recruit you as a basketball play, the basket ball coach has to give you permission to play another sport. There are different exercises for each sport and some are counter productive to the main sport you are recruited for.

Certainly by the time a player reach the pros he has decided what position you are gonna play. Vick got drafted as a quarterback,not a running back or tight end, but a quarterback.


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