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Reid confirms McNabb, Westbrook will start

Eagles coach Andy Reid confirmed Wednesday what everyone has expected for the last week: Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook will return to the starting lineup Sunday against the Bucs.

McNabb will wear rib protection in the game and still feels twinges when he laughs, coughs, and is sleeping on his side.  Tampa has only six sacks on the season, so he’s facing a good opponent to avoid landing on the ground.

Reid said McNabb’s return would provide a boost since he’s “one of the all-time greats to play the position.” 

Forget his legacy; the Eagles would settle for a healthy 2009 season from their starting quarterback.

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10 Responses to “Reid confirms McNabb, Westbrook will start”
  1. Quagmire says: Oct 7, 2009 1:01 PM

    “McNabb will wear rib protection in the game and still feels twinges when he laughs, coughs, and is sleeping on his side”.
    As they are playing the Bucs, he may laugh & fall asleep on his side, don’t know about coughing.
    And since the game is not in Florida, probably won’t be vomiting either.

  2. Levito says: Oct 7, 2009 1:06 PM

    “McNabb will wear rib protection in the game and still feels twinges when he laughs…”
    He better be careful then. Playing against Tampa’s defense can definitely lead to a lot of laughing.

  3. Katmanduu says: Oct 7, 2009 1:12 PM

    I’ll give Wussbrook until the second half before he hurts himself….AGAIN.

  4. Kevin from Philly says: Oct 7, 2009 1:32 PM

    That’s funny Kat, because I was giving it until 1:15 until somebody said something stupid, and you beat it by three minutes. Congrats.
    P.S. I hope you get hurt, too. Preferably in the hands, so you get no sex this weekend.

  5. My Vick In A Box says: Oct 7, 2009 1:47 PM

    Why push McNabb back so quickly. He said it will be another two-four weeks before he is 100%. With the next three games the Birds have, play Kolb unless absolutely necessary to bring him back. Same goes for Westbrook….McCoy is more than capable of handling the next three games.

  6. jan van flac says: Oct 7, 2009 2:00 PM

    “Wussbrook ”
    Katmanduu, f##k you.
    he played all last year, pretty well too, on a knee and ankle that needed surgery. He’s played injured most of his (near hall of fame caliber) career.
    By definition, the last training camp body in the NFL is 1000x tougher than you. You’d probably be in critical condition after one NFL practice.

  7. mattitude says: Oct 7, 2009 2:15 PM

    In all honesty, if the Eagles get far enough ahead in the next two games(c’mon it’s the Bucs and Raiders), McNabb won’t even be taking snaps in the 4th quarter.

  8. MastaFace says: Oct 7, 2009 2:15 PM

    Good to see him start. I hope Reid is just getting him back in and pulls him after the first. The game should be sealed by then.

  9. Dewey ActSwooned says: Oct 7, 2009 2:46 PM

    “McNabb will wear rib protection in the game and still feels twinges when he laughs, coughs, and is sleeping on his side.”
    What about when he CHOKES?
    Or PUKES?

  10. east96street says: Oct 7, 2009 3:30 PM

    I am baffled as to why McNabb is playing if he is not 100%. It’s Tampa. The Eagles practice team squad could probably beat them by 14 points. Kolb could have handled this game easily. Why risk aggravating his injury in such a one sided game? Strange.

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