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Hey Peter What Do You Think Of Donovan Now?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    From King 11/ 24 MMQB :

    Now for the bad news: Donovan McNabb looks awful. He's slow-footed, with severe accuracy issues (48-percent completions in his last 11 quarters), at the same time star running back Brian Westbrook is a shell of himself because of injuries, at the same time his best offensive lineman, guard Shawn Andrews, is out with a back injury, and at the same time his star tight end, L.J. Smith, is going through a Steve Sax-like slump catching the ball.

    So Andy Reid pulled McNabb at halftime of the debacle in Baltimore. Heir Kevin Kolb was worse, and the Fox cameras caught McNabb clapping after a Kolb interception, though it was likely more of a "keep your head up'' kind of clapping. Just a weird scene. Whatever Reid decides to do Thanksgiving night against Arizona -- I'm guessing he'll go back to McNabb because Kolb looked so terrible, not because he thinks McNabb is going to turn it around -- the Eagles have to begin thinking about life after McNabb. It's in fairness to him and the team.

    Can he still play? Maybe. Probably. But there's no guarantee he can ever be the same McNabb who played well (well, not consistently great) for eight years. If you think enough of a prospect to draft him as high as the Eagles picked Kolb (36th overall), you've got to give him a chance before he leaves in free-agency. If McNabb continued to play at a B to B-plus level, I'd say fine -- let Kolb go when he hits the market. But McNabb's been a C-minus quarterback this year, with an F the last three weeks.

    As my colleague Don "Donnie Brasco" Banks points out so succinctly, "the Eagles owe No. 5 a cool $19.2 million over the next two years, and that's not veteran backup money." I'm hopeful McNabb will be allowed to ply his trade somewhere else in 2009. For now, as soon as the Eagles lose their seventh game, Kolb should be the quarterback for the rest of the season. It's time

    All your fair haired QBs have flamed out. Good luck getting a call from Mcnabb
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Re: Hey Peter What Do You Think Of Donavan Now?

  3. Grimace

    Grimace Guest

    Re: Hey Peter What Do You Think Of Donavan Now?

    I'm guessing Peter King thinks he was probably wrong.

  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Re: Hey Peter What Do You Think Of Donavan Now?

    McNabb wants an extension. Do you think he's worth it?
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Re: Hey Peter What Do You Think Of Donavan Now?

    McNabb -- more playoff wins than Peyton Manning in less tries. And no one-and-dones.
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Are you saying McNabb is a better QB than Peyton?
  7. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    On one less Super Bowl win.
  8. Big Chee

    Big Chee Active Member

    It probably could've been said if McNabb had receivers not named Thrash and Pinkston for most of his career while at QB.
  9. Big Chee

    Big Chee Active Member

    So I guess you're also under the belief that Trent Dilfer is a better QB than Dan Marino.
  10. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Not a chance. So you are saying McNabb is a better QB than Manning because he beat Tavares Jackson? Manning sits at the grown-up table with Marino, Unitas, Brady, Elway and Montana. McNabb looks in through the doggy door.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Marino can sit at that table but he wasn't asked to bring an entree.
  12. Big Chee

    Big Chee Active Member

    Elway's numbers and play for 3/4ths of his career was not head and shoulders above his contemporaries of his day, and had to be rescued by TD, who resurrected his career.

    What's funny is how some of you have a selective memory about Elway and the perception around him prior to his last two seasons with the Broncos. It was no different than the cloud hanging over McNabb, a lovable loser who didn't have the mental fortitude to take his teams featuring James Thrash and Todd Pinkston over the top.

    Donavan McNabb has never seen a receiving corp even as good as the short lived "three amigos" let alone what Peyton and other greats have worked with.
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