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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

McNabb is Now a Redskin

What are they thinking?

Donovon McNabb, the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback for nearly all of his 11 years on the team has been traded to the Washington Redskins for a 2nd round draft pick this year, and a couple of other draft picks next year. Earlier in the week, it was announced that all quarterbacks on the Eagles roster, including Kevin Kolb and Micheal Vick, were up for trade possibilities. McNabb was the intended target all along, however, and now is headed 100 miles south to the Nation's Capitol.

While business is business and the NFL is certainly a business, I only have one thought:


McNabb, of ALL players on the Eagles, should be an Eagles till he retires. Like Johnny Unitas being a Colt, Walter Payton a Bear, John Elway a Bronco, and Dan Marino a Dolphin, Donovan McNabb will always be, to me, an Eagle. I don't care what uniform he wears. He loved the team, he loved the fans, even when they booed him. He wanted to remain in Philly for the rest of his career.

He holds just about every QB record in Philly. Ron Jaworski has him on speed dial so when he had to congratulate him on breaking yet another of his records, it would not take too much time. McNabb's number should have been retired at the end of his career, in Philly, where it belongs.

Yes, I'm pissed. I'm upset. I will still support my team but I will not be able to help myself when the Redskins beat the Eagles twice a year for the next several years. Yes, I said it -- the Redskins will beat the Eagles every time they play as long as McNabb is at QB.

No one would ever want to see Craig Biggio in another uniform besides an Astro's uniform. Mike Schimidt play for New York? Are you kidding me? Bret Favre a Viking...oh, wait...never mind...

It's just not right, and I believe the Eagles will rue the day they traded McNabb.

And, let's add more insult to injury. The Redskins have the number 1 draft pick this year. The least the Eagles could have done is scooped up that draft pick for such a highly skilled player.

Of course, I may be totally wrong, and McNabb will go down in a heap of flame, fire, and brimstone, and washout in Washington, and Kolb may be the next Coming of Christ in terms of football. Just sayin'...

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