McNabb traded to Redskins

McNabb traded to Redskins

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:39 pm

The trade is not a big shocker here, the Eagles have been known to trade aging high profile players for draft picks in favor of keeping the team fresh and getting future prospects. Their record with Reid at the helm is testament to that consistently being a threat every year, now if they can only win the big one. I kind of like this move, I don't want to take anything away from McNabb but he has been a disappointment when it really counted. Kolb played very well this year and with Vick as backup they still have two very good quarterbacks.

It's going to be interesting to see what Kolb does because he's been groomed for many years and has had plenty of time to adjust to the NFL and mature instead of the "right into the frying pan" most QB's endure.

Something else of interest is they traded him to division rivals Redskins... Going to be some fireworks at those two games this next season.


http://www.philly.com/inquirer/breaking/sports_breaking/89884577.html
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After months of trying to trade Donovan McNabb, the Eagles finally found the unlikeliest of destinations for the one-time franchise quarterback.

On Sunday night, the Birds sent the former No. 1 draft pick - a quarterback who led them to five NFC championships and one Super Bowl - to the divisional rival Washington Redskins for a pair of draft picks.

So not only is No. 5 not under center for the Eagles - they'll also have to play against him twice a year.

The Eagles will receive a second-round pick (37th overall) in this month's NFL draft and either a third- or fourth-round pick next year.
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Re: McNabb traded to Redskins

PostBy: brckwlt On: Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:28 pm

it was clear the eagles needed to trade him, i dont know why anyone would want him. there are a lot of other great quarterbacks out there.
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Re: McNabb traded to Redskins

PostBy: peterk1 On: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:51 am

It's about time, Eagles fans need a BIG WIN and he could't get them one!
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Re: McNabb traded to Redskins

PostBy: hophead On: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:18 am

Good bye and good riddance. He was a perennial choker with the biggest choke in the Super Bowl. He should have been sent packing right after that game along with Ried for not benching him. I'm sure his receivers loved having him throw at their feet all the time too.
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Re: McNabb traded to Redskins

PostBy: mikey55 On: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:11 pm

while i will agree that it may have been time for the eagles to make this move. i wonder why it its all mcnabb's fault? i don't remember the exact numbers but didn't t.o. have like 9 catches for 100 + yards but no td's. how is that mcnabbs fault? yes if you look at that last series only mcnabb did not play well. but i really don't see how you can put all the blame on him. i am sure if the eagles won it it would have been because of t.o. or anyone but mcnabb. don'tforget most eagle fans wanted ricky williams and we all know how that worked. like i said i agree it is the time and probably a good move for the eagles but i think mcnabb gets to much blame for not winning a superbowl for them.besides we all reallly want the giants to win don't we?
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Re: McNabb traded to Redskins

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:08 pm

Well Mikey I don't necessarily blame McNabb but there seems to be two McNabb's. There's the dominate cannot lose McNabb racking up 400 or 500 yards easily and scoring on every drive McNabb and the couldn't get a touchdown if his life depended on it McNabb. More often than not the the first McNabb would show up but it always seemed when the second McNabb would show up for the some games usually the last game of the playoffs/NFC Championship... or the Super Bowl. You'd see him come out one week and rip apart a defense that was supposed to be really good and then come out the next week against some weak defense and get his ass handed to him. Certainly not all his fault, many games you'd see so many balls dropped it was ridiculous.

To his credit he finally got some receivers this last two years that were really good, specifically Desean Jackson and put up some really big numbers in 14 games that many quarterbacks would be happy to have in 16. Yards don't win football games though. Touchdowns do.

I don't see this trade as good thing because they are getting rid of McNabb. I see this as good thing because they are getting draft picks for an aging player who is in the latter part of his career and have what appears to be a very good quarterback waiting in the wings. Hopefully, he doesn't turn into Favre the man of steel beating the Eagles for the next 15 years down the road. :lol:
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Re: McNabb traded to Redskins

PostBy: mikey55 On: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:02 pm

richard i agree with what you are saying. i also have seen alot of his bad passes and games. i guess i just get a little defensive of his getting so much blame.probably watching him in person at su has me a little biased.he was fun and did great for us hear.i wish your eagles luck except when they play my giants then i want them to self destruct.ps i think losing def cord j johnson really hurt the eagles.
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Re: McNabb traded to Redskins

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:23 pm

mikey55 wrote:ps i think losing def cord j johnson really hurt the eagles.


Definitely, can't remember who said it but there was one coach they were interviewing for the pregame and when asked about Johnson "He is evil."... :lol:
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Re: McNabb traded to Redskins

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:34 pm

This is just one more attempt at instant gratification by Redskins head office. The owner wants someone who can run the west coast offense and he wants it yesterday. That's McNabb. Jason Campbell never fit that description, he just doesn't have that set of skills. He is a good in the pocket, throw it down the field as far as you can quarterback but that's not what the owner or the new head coach wants. The problem with McNabb is that he is 11 years into his career and no thought is being given to who his back up will be at Washington. There really isn't anyone. The Redskin backup QBs are usually older QBs finishing up their careers. It's my understanding the Philly has a young back up QB who has played in the spot of several years and is ready to step up - besides Vick. It's obvious that the Redskin's owner is not focusing on team building and that's why the Redskins' better days are behind them. Sad but true. Lisa
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Re: McNabb traded to Redskins

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:05 pm

lowfog01 wrote: The problem with McNabb is that he is 11 years into his career and no thought is being given to who his back up will be at Washington.


I he stays healthy you have one hell of a QB, he threw for something like 3500 yards last year in 14 games. He doesn't throw interceptions, I believe he is all time greatest for lowest interception percentage. He does a lot and misses a lot of credit because of the big losses.


It's my understanding the Philly has a young back up QB who has played in the spot of several years and is ready to step up - besides Vick.


Yes, Kolb performed very well. Best two starts for a rookie ever. If he is consistent he might just be the next NFL sensation.

His first NFL start was a 48-22 loss against the New Orleans Saints at home on September 20, 2009. His first career touchdown was recorded in the first quarter of that game on a 71-yard pass to DeSean Jackson; he threw for 391 yards on 31 completions. On September 27, 2009, Kolb made his second start for the injured Donovan McNabb, throwing for 327 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-14 win against the Kansas City Chiefs. Kolb thus became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 300 yards in each of his first two career starts. Kolb was named the NFC Offensive Player of the week after his efforts against the Chiefs


His only other playing time was mop ups and a few times where he went in a for a down or two. You have young quarterback that was drafted by the Eagles to fill Donovan's shoes. He's been slowly groomed and under Donovan's wing for the last few years and allowed to mature. That's rare in the NFL and you can see it in the confidence when he was on the field for those two games. If his first two performances are any indication of what is to come we are going to have a very good quarterback and Donovan's departure will not mean that much except for two games a year.
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Re: McNabb traded to Redskins

PostBy: Cap On: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:51 pm

I was traveling this week in the NYC area and down in VA. Sports talks in both areas condem the Eagles for this trade. I regret to inform, they are not qualified to think this way. We see and hear mcNabb every week. McNabb is clearly not a leader of an offense no matter how much physcial talet. Kolb shows passion & determination. So did Jeff Garcia. I love this move ane the Skins will be no better for it. Sorry Skins fans. ( After the past season, McNabb bragged bout how good the team was as they won 11 nevermind being torn apart by the Cowboys two straight weeks ). I honestly belive McNabb is a lib. Hide the truth.

And I recall Mike Franseca said we Philly fans were not fair to Rich Kotite as he joined the Jets. 8 weeks later give or take he and his partner Mike aplolized to us as we knew why Kotite had to go and they had to see his coaching up close to beleive it.
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