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Disloyal Eagles will pay for trading McNabb

Posted on: April 4, 2010 8:58 pm
Edited on: April 4, 2010 11:18 pm
 
The city of Philadelphia never fully appreciated Donovan McNabb. I was there when Eagles fans booed him at the draft. They've criticized everything from McNabb's throwing to his touchdown celebrations. In my 20-plus years of covering the NFL few superstars have been as under-appreciated by its fan base -- in any sport -- as McNabb has been by Eagles fans.

Now, the same could be said for the Eagles organization itself. Andy Reid was supposedly a McNabb proponent. Well, with friends like these...

The Eagles will pay for this ridiculously arrogant trade. They'll pay dearly. McNabb has three to five years left in that 33-year-old body. (He takes beter care of himself than Brett Favre does.) He'll play the Eagles twice a year and he'll crush them. At least, I hope he does. I hope McNabb throws for 400 yards a game when he plays Philadelphia. I hope he eats a cheesesteak every time he scores, too.

Maybe he'll sing that Rocky theme song after a TD pass.

The Eagles think so lowly of McNabb they traded him within the division. They're going to pay for that arrogance.

Football is a business and the Eagles can do what they want but the way Philadelphia -- the team and its fans -- have treated McNabb has stunned even a hardened cynical hard ass like me.

He never got into trouble. He wasn't a jerk like Terrell Owens. He won four straight division titles, went to five conference title games and a Super Bowl. Those were his crimes.

So you got what you wanted, Philly fans. McNabb is gone. You can't blame him for every ill in the world any longer.

Good luck with Kevin KornKolb and Michael Vick.

You're going to to need it.

And when McNabb returns to a Super Bowl without you, Eagles fans, who will you blame then?  


Category: NFL
Tags: Eagles
 
Comments

Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2010 12:02 am
 

Disloyal Eagles will pay for trading McNabb

I can't believe CBS even let this article run. Blatant racism with the Kevin Korn Kobb reference. Do you think an article by Judge would be run if he included an acronym such as "Freeman is a Non-Intelligent-Grumpy-Goofy-Egotis

tical-Retard?" I doubt it. I'm not a racist by any means so don't even go there. Point is, I can't believe CBS let this go. They post their disclaimer that CBS does not share the views of Freeman.... they just pay his salary.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2010 11:09 pm
 

Disloyal Eagles will pay for trading McNabb

No I didn't "boo Santa" you idiot.  Case in point.



Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2010 11:07 pm
 

Disloyal Eagles will pay for trading McNabb

I need someone to brake this down for me. If Andy was black and McNabb was white would this be a problem with racism NO. The bottom line is Donovan and Kevin's contracts where both ending after next year. So do you pay the 34 year old a big contract and hope he last another 5 years or that he leaves for a bigger one somewhere else (most likely washington since they like to give old players big money for no reason) and you get nothing in return. Kevin is younger and has a better upside period. He played well in both games he started. Went toe for toe with New Orleans and that high powered offense.

Everyone wants to talk about the year the Eagles went to the super bowl if my memory is correct it was Jeff Garcia who got us into the playoffs while McNabb was hurt. We cut Jeff at the end of the year cause McNabb didn't want a QB problem but we wheren't called racist then or that McNabb was part of the NAACP. Kevin Korn Kolb was totally meant as a racist remark. Corn is spelt with a C. If you dont believe me here is where you can look up that Korn is only used as a band not even in the dictionary spelt that way.



Since: Sep 3, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2010 10:28 pm
 

Philly fans????

Why race always comes in to play with African-American players is beyond me. No one compalined racism when Tampa Bay sent Mike Alstott away!!! Sometimes players get traded because they are old, can't win THE big game and are going to want a young superstars salary.

Secondly, I have traveled the country to watch the birds whoop-up on people and I have been treated like hell with bottles thrown at me and crazy verbal and physical abuse ONLY because I was a Philly fan. I have season tickets for the birds and I have NEVER seen anyone physically abused at a game. If however an out of town fan got mouthy, yes they would be verbally bitch-slapped but nothing like I saw in Cleveland, Detroit, or Baltimore.

If you are going to open your mouth, be a smart and well traveled person. Otherwise shut it.



Since: Sep 3, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2010 10:18 pm
 

Disloyal Eagles will pay for trading McNabb

Loveutley is right!!!!



Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2010 8:18 pm
 

Disloyal Eagles will pay for trading McNabb

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah!!!!!   It's nice to see even semi-respected sport
s writers know all........  maybe you should go work for a Sportsbook if you can predict the winner of a Superbowl....or maybe you know what's best for a NFL team and you should be a GM or a owner.....  everyone has their opinion and you and everybody else is entitled to it..... but until Kolb actually plays some we don't know if he's going to be the second coming of Joe Montana or the second coming of Ryan Leaf..... it's quite obvious the team is getting younger and younger and why not see if the so called Quarterback of the future could actually handle being a QB in the NFL...if not you find out now so you can set yourself up for the next draft while the rest of your team is pretty young and you go from there.... any Eagles fan with a touch of reality(I know that's hard knowing a lot of EAgles fans) can see the writing on the wall that they are rebuilding whether the front office wants to admit it or not.... will McNabb burn the Eagles some---probably so....but who's to say Kolb doesn't burn the Redskins as much or more...   it's nice to talk about now, but until the regular season starts again we can all just sit around and be arm chair GM's, coach's, etc. etc.  



Since: Aug 30, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2010 8:14 pm
 

Disloyal Eagles will pay for trading McNabb

Enough is enough! True, Freeman is no journalistic genius. But get off the kkk thing. His name is Kevin Kolb!! Being called corny or korny means un worthy or unproven and he is.   All of these rediculous Eagles fans screaming about ban Freeman Blah blah blah should direct that angst at the front office.  What I got from the article is you never trade a HOF'r of ANY position to ANYBODY in your conferance let alone your division.  I havn't responded to these clowns until now because the Raiders have been brought into the conversation. Yes, this rediculous trade has Al Davis all over it but guess what he didn't do it.  Since this RUMOR broke of McNabb going to Oakland I said it would be 2 steps back for Oakland.  Why would they bring him in for 1 year making an ungodly amount of money and if they do halfway decent let him go or keep him and still have to pay "Fat Dummy"?  Do you have any idea how much it would cost to "tag" a quarterback?  What a clown!   




Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2010 7:56 pm
 

Disloyal Eagles will pay for trading McNabb

Ok really....enough about the KornKobbKolb reference...its not racist or racism.  For petes sake even if Freeman just flat out said the organization is full of KKK members it wouldn't be racist.  Its a reference the racist climate in Philadelphia and if you deny it you are either clueless, a liar or just plain ignorant.   I lived there, was there when he was drafted, and heard and read the articles and commentary regarding his drafting at the time.  The media and fans did not want "another running quarterback".  Usually, the responses to the articles or the callers referenced "another black running quarterback."
Usually in situation where a team can't win the big game, the coach's ability comes into question...not the Pro-Bowl quarterback.  Just seems a bit interesting to me.  I've watched Reid's quetionable play calling throughout the years and often though...really?  Even the unwillingness to get a proven receiver after TO seemed funny to me.  Just wonder what would happen if this reverse logic would have been applied to Marino, or Elway(after his 12 years of not winning the big game), or Jim Kelly, or Dan Fouts for that matter.  
For those who compare McNabb to Brady and the success he's had in the big games in New England...do you really without laughing compare Bellicheks gameplanning to Reids?  C'mon. 
BTW.  The 'Skins have a pretty good coach now, and I doubt that if the geniuses on this board can pick out the flaws in that team that Shanahan will somehow miss them.  My $$$ is on the 2 time SB winning coach.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2010 7:26 pm
 

Disloyal Eagles will pay for trading McNabb

Just top repeat 2 things that everyone else said:

1.  McNabb is an excellent QB, but he's not taking the Redskins to the Super Bowl.  Not because he sucks, but because the Redskins are fair at best.

2.  Regardless of your position on this trade, why would you pick on Kolb like that.  Kolb did not ask for or make this trade, so instead of being a dick to a kid you don't know who has done nothing wrong, try being a decent person.  McNabb is a decent person and probably wouldn't appreciate such sophomoric rudeness to that kid. 



Since: Apr 5, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2010 6:57 pm
 

Disloyal Eagles will pay for trading McNabb

Just wait until he throws balls into the dirt and takes an eternity to run a hurry up offense. Redskins fans will feel the same way as we do the first time he smiles as he throws an interception. He holds on to the ball way too long and takes bad sacks instead of getting rid of the ball. McNabb will make it exciting but will break your heart in the end. 



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