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McNabb on board with Garcia return

It was widely believed in Philly that, after Jeff Garcia stepped in for Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb (torn ACL) during the 2006 season and led the team to five straight victories and a playoff win, McNabb wanted the man who had become the toast of the town to not be offered a new contract.

And so he wasn’t.

But now that McNabb has a broken rib and the Eagles have only one healthy quarterback on the active roster and that quarterback is a second-round pick from 2007 who has been a bust to date, McNabb is welcoming Garcia back to town.

Adding Jeff Garcia
to the roster is a great idea
,” McNabb writes at his Yardbarker blog.  “He knows our offense and how we do
things around here.  He’s a great teammate and I look forward to working
with him again.”

That’s fine, as long as Garcia is willing to embrace his role as a short-term emergency option.

And that’s what it is, unless McNabb’s injury is worse than the Eagles are admitting.
  

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29 Responses to “McNabb on board with Garcia return”
  1. Alpheratz says: Sep 14, 2009 10:20 PM

    Oh, hell yeah, he initiated it……….

  2. stiller43 says: Sep 14, 2009 10:24 PM

    Duh, he’s hoping Jeff “Senior Discount” Garcia takes over the offense in the short term and keeps Mike “Dog Strangler” Vick off the field. He knows he has a much better chance of taking the team back from Garcia that from a younger Vick. He’d be dumb not to embrace it.
    Then again, he’d be dumb not to know the rules of a game he’s presumably been playing since he was about 5…

  3. skinny pigeon says: Sep 14, 2009 10:25 PM

    Yeah, but what does his mama say about it?

  4. penguininbondage says: Sep 14, 2009 10:27 PM

    That’s it drink the kool aid.
    Garcia will be shed again as soon as Donnie Mac mends. It’ll be interesting come week three if he can’t go with Vick being eligible.

  5. Al Bundy says: Sep 14, 2009 10:29 PM

    Figured they may take a look at Garcia. Makes sense. I would take him over Vick as a QB any day.

  6. prgsdw says: Sep 14, 2009 10:31 PM

    Oh, OK, McPussy says it’s OK to bring his big bud Garcia back… Just one question though?
    WHO CARES WHAT MCPUSSY THINKS?

  7. stiller43 says: Sep 14, 2009 10:34 PM

    And right on cue, Heyward-Bey drops the first pass thrown to him in his NFL career.

  8. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Sep 14, 2009 10:35 PM

    McNabb was allegedly all for the Vick signing too. Until it took attention from him. We shall see how happy he remains about Garcia.

  9. Bill In DC says: Sep 14, 2009 10:37 PM

    So waht the Eagles have like 5 Qbs & 7 WRs?

  10. wydok says: Sep 14, 2009 10:41 PM

    Actually, Garcia was offered a new contract, but not the kind of money or play time he was going to get in Tampa Bay.

  11. Route36West says: Sep 14, 2009 10:42 PM

    Garcia already has said he’s willing to embrace his role as an emergency QB.
    Garcia said-“Just to be able to come back to an organization that I have such memories with and have had a great experience with in the past, and to be a part of a team that seems to have the direction that everybody would want to be a part of, whether it’s for a week or two weeks or an entire season, I’m excited about the opportunity.”
    That also is another example of people saying Mcnabb felt a certain way when there is absolutely no proof of it.
    Maybe Garcia was offered a contract by the Eagles but he didnt sign after the 06 season b/c he revitalized his career and wanted to start. Which he ended up doing for the Bucaneers. No one had a clue the Eagles were in contract talks with Vick. So what would make you think that you would know if the Eagles tried to sign Garcia or not after the 2006 season?
    The rest of the Excerpts of the Garcia conference call with the media are right http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/bloghead/

  12. Richm2256 says: Sep 14, 2009 10:43 PM

    So what’s the point of a Micheal Vick if you have a Jeff Garcia around????
    Very curious turn for a one week fill in, wouldn’t you say?

  13. pubicreign says: Sep 14, 2009 10:44 PM

    Florio…you make me sick.

  14. Route36West says: Sep 14, 2009 10:48 PM

    Dont say Garcia just said that “he was excited to be here even for a week or two” just for the media. Because you always talk about how he runs his mouth and lets it be known how he feels. So he’s not going to say hes happy to be here just to say it. Garcia isnt like that he says what he means and the media be damned.
    Obviously he would like to be here all season why wouldnt he . But that doesnt mean he is going to be a problem if hes here for only a couple of weeks. He said he knew what the situation was when he came here and I tend to believe him. I will continue to believe him until he gives me a reason not to.

  15. tian says: Sep 14, 2009 10:51 PM

    This just in…
    The Eagles stated that they will draft the first quarterback available in the 2010 draft. Plus, they want to trade for Philip Rivers.
    McNabb is on the record as “Being totally cool with that! The Eagles can never have enough quarterbacks on the roster.”
    Reid and the Eagles management calls McNabb is “so gullible, he’s a front office dream!”
    Details at 11…

  16. Akshun says: Sep 14, 2009 11:01 PM

    Mike Florio= the TMZ on the NFL world or maybe even worse…

  17. EagleEric says: Sep 14, 2009 11:18 PM

    Maybe we brought Garcia back to run some wildcat.

  18. Clark says: Sep 15, 2009 12:05 AM

    Is he feeling “crissssp” today?

  19. east96st says: Sep 15, 2009 12:15 AM

    wydok says: “Actually, Garcia was offered a new contract, but not the kind of money or play time he was going to get in Tampa Bay.”
    Bulls**t! Two or three days BEFORE Garcia became a free agent, Philadelphia signed A.J. Feely to a three year deal. Garcia did not even know an opportunity existed in Tampa because the Bucs had traded for Jake Plummer. It wasn’t until AFTER Plummer refused to play and Gruden PERSONALLY appealed to Plummer to reconsider did Tampa even turn it’s attention to Garcia.

  20. FlorioIsAJoke says: Sep 15, 2009 1:52 AM

    East96^^^ You’re wrong. Philly signed Feeley to an extension because they weren’t coming to terms with Garcia. The Eagles wanted to keep Garcia and offered him a contract, but Garcia wanted to start and wanted starter money. The Eagles said, “No thanks… Kick rocks.” Cue Garcia exit.
    And Florio – “McNabb wanted the man who had become the toast of the town to not be offered a new contract.”
    You’re an idiot. Where do you get the idea that McNabb has this magical powers in the organization? If McNabb was so powerful with his godly wishes, why did the Eagles draft Kolb in the second-round three years ago? Wouldn’t McNabb have dropped the hammer on that idea? Your logic only seems to work to support the stories you make up, but they don’t seem to support the truth.

  21. FlorioIsAJoke says: Sep 15, 2009 2:29 AM

    Oops, I meant to write AJ Feeley signed a new 2006 contract, not a contract extension.

  22. fly_eagles_fly says: Sep 15, 2009 7:43 AM

    Memo to Kevin Kolb:
    NO ONE BEILIVES IN YOU!!! (i d@mn sure dont)

  23. east96st says: Sep 15, 2009 8:54 AM

    FlorioIsAJoke says: “East96^^^ You’re wrong.”
    No, I’m not. Wydok claimed that Garcia refused Philly for Tampa Bay. He did NOT. The Tampa Bay offer only came well over a week later AFTER Philly signed Feely. Tampa was not going to sign Garcia, they wanted Plummer. Only AFTER Plummer refused to play, did Tampa turn to Garcia. Also, Philly did NOT offer Garcia a contract. Philly wanted to have “talks” PRIOR to Garcia becoming a free agent. Garcia told Philly that he wanted to stay BUT that he wanted to see what his value was, so he wanted to become a free agent. Philly would have had the right of first refusal, but instead chose to sign Feely. It is interesting to watch you Eagles fans try to re-write history, though. Google Garcia and the Eagles and read what ESPN and the Philadelphia papers said.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2779247
    “We just wanted to have a reasonable opportunity to be respected, to be appreciated for what took place last year,” Garcia said in the interview. “Are there other reasons why I wasn’t offered a contract? We’ll never know.”

  24. NoFootballtalk says: Sep 15, 2009 10:41 AM

    I’m pretty sure McNabb wanted Garcia back after the 2007 season. But Garcia wanted a starting opprtunity, so he chose Tampa. But nice try, Mike

  25. east96st says: Sep 15, 2009 11:01 AM

    NoFootballtalk says: “I’m pretty sure McNabb wanted Garcia back after the 2007 season. But Garcia wanted a starting opprtunity, so he chose Tampa. But nice try, Mike”
    Only an Eagles fan can be this stupid!!! The post right above yours details that Florio is, in fact, right, you are wrong, and it even includes a link to one of MANY articles that proves you are wrong. GARCIA WAS NOT OFFERED A CONTRACT WITH PHILADELPHIA!!!
    Let’s try it one more time:
    The Tampa Bay offer only came well over a week later AFTER Philly signed Feely. Tampa was not going to sign Garcia, they wanted Plummer. Only AFTER Plummer refused to play, did Tampa turn to Garcia. Also, Philly did NOT offer Garcia a contract. Philly wanted to have “talks” PRIOR to Garcia becoming a free agent. Garcia told Philly that he wanted to stay BUT that he wanted to see what his value was, so he wanted to become a free agent. Philly would have had the right of first refusal, but instead chose to sign Feely. It is interesting to watch you Eagles fans try to re-write history, though. Google Garcia and the Eagles and read what ESPN and the Philadelphia papers said.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2779247
    “We just wanted to have a reasonable opportunity to be respected, to be appreciated for what took place last year,” Garcia said in the interview. “Are there other reasons why I wasn’t offered a contract? We’ll never know.”

  26. phillygirl says: Sep 15, 2009 11:07 AM

    Hey east96 you dumba$$. What are you trying to say. Bottom line is Garcia wanted more money. Why do you think he wanted to see what his value was. That says he thought he should get more money. He got to start, had a couple wins and it went to his head. “to be appreciated for what took place last year”. Yeah that means “I won a couple games now give me more loot”
    I’m sorry to see him come back. I’d rather have Vick! Quit making it sound like “o he just wanted to see his worth” and “the eagles did NOT offer him a contract” So what! He should have stayed in TB and you should stay off the computer. Gaycia lover.
    GO #7!!!!!!! Waiting for our next Vicktim

  27. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 15, 2009 12:01 PM

    Richm2256 says:
    September 14, 2009 10:43 PM
    So what’s the point of a Micheal Vick if you have a Jeff Garcia around????
    Very curious turn for a one week fill in, wouldn’t you say?
    ****
    I am not sure what you people are talking about. They let Garcia walk because he had no arm and it showed inthe playoffs.
    They brought Garcia back as a stopgap emergency guy until McNabb is healthy. Should they go into the game without a backup for a QB that has looked terrible? Or should they get a guy who knows the offense?
    Phillygirl, it is sad to me that people will associate you and your rediculous post with the entire city and fanbase. “I’m sorry to see him come back. I’d rather have Vick!” VICK IS SUSPENDED!

  28. east96st says: Sep 15, 2009 1:28 PM

    phillygirl says: “What are you trying to say.”
    Yes, based on your post, my words would be confusing to you. You need to have to actually passed fourth grade to follow links, look at facts, etc., etc. For your own sake, and for everyone else, go get your GED. Not surprising you’re such a big fan of Vick. The two of you share an appallingly similar simplistic vocabulary and level of refinement. I suspect you are quite the catch at your local bowling alley.

  29. EskinSux says: Sep 15, 2009 3:46 PM

    east96st has become the G-hens version of Vox…..posting links, posting half a dozen times on an Eagles signing of a backup, just in case QB….What the hell difference does it make?

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