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Reid adamant that McNabb will return

A few nights to sleep on it wasn’t going to change Andy Reid’s feelings about Donovan McNabb.

Reid confirmed Monday in his post-mortem presser that McNabb will be his starting quarterback next year. 

“That is my call,” Reid said. “Donovan is a great player. His work over the last 11 years has proven
that. I truly believe it’s a team sport and it’s not all about one guy.”

McNabb alluded to a possible contract extension Saturday, but that seems unlikely. 

A trade of McNabb would be a shocker because of the two-year contract he signed before last year.  When the ink dried on that deal, it felt like McNabb would have two final cracks to win a championship in Philadelphia.  One down.

Reid insists that McNabb will get another chance and we believe him.

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  1. ninjapleazee says: Jan 11, 2010 1:04 PM

    McNabb chokes in playoffs.

  2. ChrisJohnsonEnglishProfessor says: Jan 11, 2010 1:05 PM

    Believe nothing. McNabb will be gone whether he should or shouldn’t go. Its just the way it is

  3. Twiz says: Jan 11, 2010 1:06 PM

    Reid needs to make sure *HE* is going to return next year before he states who will be the QB next year for the Eagles!

  4. brownsfn says: Jan 11, 2010 1:07 PM

    come to cleveland buddy

  5. imabigdog says: Jan 11, 2010 1:07 PM

    UGGGGG!
    I like DM, think that he is a great player, and MAYBE and HOF’er. But there is a point where you have to just say it’s not working, and after 11 years, 4 conf championship loses, 1Superbowl lost it is time.

  6. rh44 says: Jan 11, 2010 1:08 PM

    My faith in McNabb has been shaken. A lot of us in Philly would like to see Kolb get the start.
    Also, get Vick on the next plane to Oakland ASAP.

  7. Cleg says: Jan 11, 2010 1:08 PM

    Yeah! Hail to the Redskins.

  8. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 11, 2010 1:12 PM

    It’s a team sport when PFT talks about McNabb. Of course when PFT is talking about Tony Romo, particularly when the subject is a Cowboys loss, it’s all about Tony Romo and the team sport concept usually goes right out the window.

  9. PhillyHouse says: Jan 11, 2010 1:15 PM

    I don’t want McNabb to be traded, but I think the Eagles will deal him. If a team like the 49ers gave the Eagles are sweet deal, he’ll be gone.
    I think it’s a shame people pin that loss SOLELY on McNabb. He definitely played poorly. He deserves part of the blame. But it’s not like Kolb would have played any better.
    For some reason, people hate McNabb. When he does stuff like play air guitar, he’s “a clown.” When Favre, who is a top 5 QB of all-time, does silly stuff, he “loves the game.” I understand Favre has a ring, but to me fair is fair.
    Carson had a bad game, too. But Cincy people blame other factors. When Delhomme threw 5 picks last year, what did the team do? Give him an extension. What will Philly do? Send McNabb packing. Oh well, maybe his new team will run the ball every once and a while.
    McNabb has flaws, but it seems to me that his strengths are ignored by some.

  10. mike_311 says: Jan 11, 2010 1:15 PM

    ch..ch..ch..choke.

  11. DonTerrelli says: Jan 11, 2010 1:15 PM

    How many chances does he deserve? He does have a huge arm, but come on.

  12. Triryche says: Jan 11, 2010 1:16 PM

    This is eerily similiar to the phrase; ‘the description of insanity, is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.’
    Out of either McNabb, or Reid, ONE of them has to go.

  13. NCEaglesFan says: Jan 11, 2010 1:16 PM

    That’s just great…. Another year of choked opportunity.
    I view Kevin Kolb must the same as Aaron Rogers. We saw what he’s capable of doing Sunday. Even down by 14+, he motivated his team mates to pull even and force overtime.
    We experienced what McBadd has to offer. I for one am willing to take my chances and let a your QB grow with his receivers and running back.
    Keeping McBadd is like forcing a round peg into his square hold.

  14. Dustin Chandler says: Jan 11, 2010 1:19 PM

    Oh, please! Please come back!
    I enjoy watching them choke every year!

  15. Obeah says: Jan 11, 2010 1:20 PM

    Start the dog man. WOOF WOOFF. next year.
    Look out Farve here comes the BOYS.

  16. Eagles4life says: Jan 11, 2010 1:21 PM

    This is completely disappointing. I respect McNabb and he’s given me 11 great years. And yes I am a typical eagles fan with a love-hate relationship with him. Its time to trade him. He still has a lot of value and many teams need a quality QB like him so we could get a good return on him. I think a 1, 2 and a 5 is possible. The bottom line is that there is a business side to this game and holding on to him isn’t going to benefit us. He isn’t going to take us to the next level and I liked what I saw from Kolb in the two games he started.
    McNabb’s “beautiful deep-ball” doesn’t exist. Everyone sings about it but am I the only one that sees him fail as much as he succeeds? Or how about the simple crossing routes? Maybe he gets confused and thinks the green grass is one of his WRs but with this type of offense timing is everything and he doesn’t have it anymore. Here’s hoping the F.O. sticks to its usual routine of dumping its older players and not giving them what they deserve!
    P.S. GIVE BROWN A NEW CONTRACT! Draft/trade for a real safety and work on those lines!!! Excited for Offseason!

  17. kenyatta says: Jan 11, 2010 1:21 PM

    philly fans are pissed i know i live near philly,and there brutal towards the greatest qb the franchise ever had,you should hear the stuff they say,you would think the guy is Brooks Bollinger or Akili Smith

  18. Krow says: Jan 11, 2010 1:21 PM

    Excellent. I’m sure the results will be different this time. Charlie Brown will kick that football too.

  19. drbob1117 says: Jan 11, 2010 1:22 PM

    Always figured that this is what they would do.. The media’s theory that they were going to trade BOTH McNabb and Vick for draft choices never made much sense to me. Then they would have been left with just Kevin Kolb and probably would have signed some veteran backup. How would that be a better QB situation than they have now? The best thing is to let McNabb play out his contract, it expires at the end of next year, he’ll turn 35 during the 2011 season, that’s when you say goodbye. Kolb will still only be 27 in the ’11 season, he’ll get his shot at that time. No matter what happens, McNabb will still be the best QB in Eagles history, whether anyone wants to admit it or not.

  20. dlmcc0909 says: Jan 11, 2010 1:24 PM

    McNabb is a good QB in the regular season and he is a big reason why the Eagles are solid each year. he is usually pretty lousy in the playoffs. Its a tough situation for Philly because Kolb is definitely not the answer.
    I think he plays out his last contract year and the Eagles cut ties. He can forget about an extension after that Dallas game. McNabb is by no means a HOF’er by any stretch of the imagination. He will be remembered as a good, but not great QB who was probably underappreciated

  21. troll_aikman8 says: Jan 11, 2010 1:26 PM

    As a realistic Cowboys fan, I can’t help but feel sorry for McNabb right now. His air-guitar antics aside, this game wasn’t his fault. He didn’t play great obviously but his O-Line was overwhelmed. His running game absolutely sucked and the injuries just piled up.
    I can see McNabb with these young skill players together next season being better. With better protection and a defense that isn’t missing key starters, I don’t think the Eagles need to make too many tweaks this offseason. No more than any other team.

  22. P-Slice says: Jan 11, 2010 1:28 PM

    Let’s trade Reid and McNabb as a package for say a 5th round pick and anyone’s waterboy.

  23. Hap says: Jan 11, 2010 1:28 PM

    Yes, it’s go-bye-bye time for McScabb.
    Florio, can I borrow your broom ? Mine’s not big enough for a 3 GAME SWEEP. I’ll use Rosenthal’s dustpan.

  24. brasho says: Jan 11, 2010 1:30 PM

    You Eagles fans that think you can net much of anything in a trade are delusional. McNabb is already getting paid as much or more than he’s worth. No team is going to give up a 1st round pick (and the modest salary that comes with it) for an aging QB that makes way too much money and at the end of his contract year (2011) will want way too much money.

  25. Bender says: Jan 11, 2010 1:30 PM

    no way Kolb will sit patiently for another season when he could be starting in a number of other cities.
    Two options:
    Kolb starts next year with McNabb providing mentorship
    Trade Kolb for picks and get someone in the draft
    Considering there are no real QBs this year, drafting one does not seem like much of an option.

  26. djzato says: Jan 11, 2010 1:31 PM

    How bout the Eagles just get rid of Reid and Morningwheg for the horrendous play calling lately. Of course McNabb had a rough couple of games when the defense expects the pass on every play. They have no run game at all. Have you ever seen their play action pass work at all??? Who’s that gonna fool? Dallas has a great secondary and it makes it even harder on McNabb when all his receivers are covered and they bring heavy pass rush all the time cause they know that the Eagles aren’t running the ball. It’s ridiculous the amount of talent they have on offense and don’t use it right. It’s a waste of talent if you ask me. So, you can blame McNabb if you want, but I’m blaming the coaches. How hope he comes back next year to a new coaching staff who knows how to mix up the play calling to keep defenses guessing.

  27. birdmancometh says: Jan 11, 2010 1:32 PM

    Finally someone said the obvious. They gave McNabb that money with the understanding that he had two years left to win a championship.
    Kolb is a RFA this season so they can keep him in the wings for another season before they have to make a decision on him. This isn’t rocket science people…

  28. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Jan 11, 2010 1:35 PM

    Oakland or Buffalo…possibly Denver…there’s bound to be a McNabb taker somewhere over there in the AFC.
    The Eagles might be able to pull a first round pick out of one of those teams…a 2nd rounder is a given.

  29. birdmancometh says: Jan 11, 2010 1:37 PM

    dlmcc0909 –
    I am struggling to understand how you know that “Kolb is definitely not the answer.” When you consider the fact that he has had limited opportunities to show anything, thats an ignorant statement.
    Maybe you’ve formulated an opinion that Kolb will not be successful, but to say he is “definitely not the answer” is pretty rediculous. Don’t you think?
    That sounds like all the people that said Aaron Rodgers was not the answer…

  30. redsquare says: Jan 11, 2010 1:39 PM

    Did McNabb score 34 points against the Eagles?
    Did McNabb completely stuff the Eagles running game?
    Did McNabb drop all those passes? Fumble the ball away a couple times?
    The problem the Eagles have is coaching. Reid’s the one who can’t get the big game right. He and management do stupid things like spend a million dollars on a pathetic novelty like Vick, while their O-line needs help and their running game has stalled out. At a time when the team really needed to simplify and focus on developing their core strengths, they instead took on distractions which interrupted the flow of their development. There’s not much excuse for this team to stumble into the playoffs without its core identity clear and set in place.
    Say what you will about McNabb; he has been inconsistent in big games. But the Eagles would be better off keeping McNabb and ditching Reid. And I think McNabb would be better off going somewhere like SF or Cleveland, because a Reid-led team isn’t going to the next level.

  31. mustbechris says: Jan 11, 2010 1:40 PM

    the eagles do things differently. any other team in this league, i’d say andy and mcnabb are both gone. but the eagles just dont do things that way. banner and lurie are very comfortable with their current arrangement with reid and see no reason to change the system. the way they see it, as long as the team has winning seasons, they have a chance to win a superbowl eventually, so to them, getting knocked out of the first round doesnt mean they failed, it means they’re on the right track. this is just the way they are.
    and as long as reid is here and mcnabb has a contract, he’s not getting cut. they might let him walk after this season, but i think it’s more likely that he gets an extension, whether he should or should not. again, just the way they do things.
    and furthermore, there isn’t a single person on here who can tell me that kevin frigging kolb can get this team to win games that donovan mcnabb can’t.

  32. stevemcguigan says: Jan 11, 2010 1:41 PM

    I think we could get a 2 and a solid player for McNabb, and unfortunately it’s probably time to pull the trigger on that deal. He’ll be too old by the time the young guys really develop so we might as well get what we can for him now. Even making it into the playoffs with so many injuries and rookie starters was pretty surprising, imo. For a while there they even looked threatening. But we need to shore up both lines and desperately need another linebacker. If we can get some people to protect Kolb we can get a real look at what he’s capable of.

  33. pollacksposse says: Jan 11, 2010 1:42 PM

    For the first time in the owner Jeff Lurie/Banner era, the Eagles raised an athlete’s pay without adding any extra years to his contract. The figure is believed to be as much as $6.3 million over and above the $19.2 million he’s due to make through the end of the 2010 season, the final year of his contract.
    Me personally, Thanks Donny for the memories, dont let the door bump you on the caboose. If Reid parlay’s this right, he could have himself one dangerous team. Mike Vick at QB ( $5 mil option 2010), McCoy, Jackson, Maclin, Celek – Sheeshhhhh. Let’s get a college option genius
    ( U. Meyer????) to work with Andy on the spread offense and watch this team turn the wild cat into 15 year old stray with hip dysplatia

  34. DeBoe says: Jan 11, 2010 1:43 PM

    McNabb is one of several good QBs who have never won the big game. Dan Marion, Jim Kelly, and Matt Hasselback are three other examples.
    I am not an Eagles fan, but have enjoyed watching Donovan McNabb play football. He gives the Eagles a chance.
    Coach Andy Reid and QB Donovan McNabb have given the Philly fan base a contender for this past decade. Sure they have fallen short, but so have many other teams. Shoot, as a Vikings fan I remember the 10 years of Dennis Green. Never even got to the Super Bowl. Denny played the QB shuffle, so the purple never had a steady QB year in and year out. What I am saying Philly fans is enjoy it while you have it.

  35. Mike Honcho says: Jan 11, 2010 1:45 PM

    djzato says:
    January 11, 2010 1:31 PM
    How bout the Eagles just get rid of Reid and Morningwheg for the horrendous play calling lately. Of course McNabb had a rough couple of games when the defense expects the pass on every play. They have no run game at all. Have you ever seen their play action pass work at all??? Who’s that gonna fool? Dallas has a great secondary and it makes it even harder on McNabb when all his receivers are covered and they bring heavy pass rush all the time cause they know that the Eagles aren’t running the ball. It’s ridiculous the amount of talent they have on offense and don’t use it right. It’s a waste of talent if you ask me. So, you can blame McNabb if you want, but I’m blaming the coaches. How hope he comes back next year to a new coaching staff who knows how to mix up the play calling to keep defenses guessing
    Couldn’t agree more. They need to run the ball more. I think between Weaver and McCoy they have two good backs, they should probably draft one more (Westbrook will be gone). Then they need to committ to running the ball no less than 25 times per game. Its fine to pass to set up the run, but right now they are passing to set up the pass, then randomly just throwing in a run.

  36. ZombieRevolution says: Jan 11, 2010 1:49 PM

    Make McNabb the scape goat for all Philly post season defeats- especially this last one. That oline was soundly beat time and time again, the fumbles were McNabbs fault, it was all his fault.
    Overall, other than a few games playoff games McNabb has done well in the playoffs 24 TDs 17 Ints, 4 rush TDs, over 3700 yards passing, 8 games with a passer rating of 90 or more, 9-7 playoff record. McNabb has close to the same playoff passing numbers as Big Ben overall, who usually had a good defense to back him up (especially his first Super Bowl).
    Feel free to trade him away- there are quite a few teams that would take him.

  37. CdnMike says: Jan 11, 2010 1:51 PM

    Dr. Bob and the rest of you saying, “let McNabb play out his contract”, statements like that show that you don’t understand how a football team is ran.
    You have a really good QB in Kolb. You could trade McNabb and Vick for some great draft picks and have a SICk team next year and for many years as long as you draft well.
    If you let McNabb play out his contract you get nothing but the years McNabb has on his contract. McNabb will become a free agent and can sign with whomever he wants and the Eagles get nothing in return.
    Take emotion out of it and it is obvious. You trade him to a team that is desperate for a QB and get drafting!!

  38. polishkingski says: Jan 11, 2010 1:55 PM

    i always love to see the d.m bashing by eagles fans. like qb`s like him come every couple drafts or so. i remember when i was younger and kelly choked in the first two superbowls i thought the bills were foolish to play him instead of frank reich. be careful what you wish for eagles fans. you`ll miss him when he`s gone.

  39. DJSlyBri says: Jan 11, 2010 1:56 PM

    Since Kolb’s contract expires after next year and he will be an unrestricted free agent (pending new labor deal, of course), the Eagles had better sign him to an extension this offseason.
    My guess is with DJax, Maclin, Celek, and McCoy already in the fold, Kolb would rather take his chances in Philly than go somewhere else.
    Of course, if Reid continues to insist on passing the ball 80% of the time, soon enough Kolb will be running for his life too and will not be able to be effective.

  40. db3300 says: Jan 11, 2010 1:57 PM

    “I think a 1, 2 and a 5 is possible.”
    This is what I like about Eagle fans. They NEVER fail at over-valuing the talent of their players. Any team that gives up a #1 for McNabb deserves to have that player beat them for the next 15 years. Only Al Davis, in an attempt to have one more winning season before he dies, would give up that much in a trade for a perrenially overrated QB with only another 2 or 3 years in him.

  41. boysroll says: Jan 11, 2010 1:58 PM

    That is great to heare they are keeping mc-choke. My boys should win the NFC East rest of this decade no question as we have a ton of talent.
    What has mc-choke really done since being a beagle? Chokes at every turn which has alot to do with the bitterness the fan base has to opposing teams etc.
    Lost to my boys 3 times this season and have a ton of holes on that team. It felt like I was watching the 4skins out there for a minute. I have a feeling the beagles and 4skins will battling as cellar dwellars for years to come.
    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!SB BOUND BABY!!

  42. paranoidandroid says: Jan 11, 2010 2:18 PM

    i could be wrong but they haven’t had much of a running game all year yet they were winning games handily on mcnabb’s arm. face it, he has lost a step or two. he ran out of gas….maybe he needed some more campbell’s chunky.

  43. mfclock says: Jan 11, 2010 2:24 PM

    how can you blame that loss on mcnabb, that was all on the oline and those inexperienced, light receivers. i’ve said it all season, jam those 140lb receivers at the line and they are beat, speed doesnt help you if you keep getting bumped off your route

  44. dave519 says: Jan 11, 2010 2:28 PM

    You can have him cleveland, Listen regular season QB ok, but postseason and beyond forget it, what really irkes me is that what are people seeing in this guy? can’t throw accurately to save his ass, I bet if you asked all the recievers he’s thrown to to be honest it wouldn’t be a glowing endorsement, and the fact of what Leader acts like a little kid when he screws up. I MEAN PLEASE

  45. PeyTheMan says: Jan 11, 2010 2:31 PM

    I read this site every single day, and this finally made me create a username so I could post a response.
    First, I’m not a Philly fan, never have been, was rooting for the Cowboys on Saturday.
    Will someone please explain to me why you’d want to give up McNabb? Or why McNabb “isn’t working” ?
    I could be a little off on this, but I believe him and Andy have been together for 11 years, and have made 5 NFC Championships!! 5! Almost every other year, and again (correct me if I’m a number off) they made the playoffs 8 of those years! So approximately 75% of the time McNabb and Reid lead them to the playoffs, and about 43 percent of the time they’re in the final four! EVERY FRANCHISE WOULD KILL FOR THAT. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. They’ve lost to teams, they’ve lost heartbreakers (NFC Title game last year, McNabb torched the Cardinals, but their D couldn’t stop anyone) or they’ve lost to teams that later were CAUGHT CHEATING AND PUNISHED FOR IT.
    I really hope that all of you who think McNabb and Andy (or 1 of the 2) should be gone, were sitting with your buddies in the mid-90s going “Man, either Kelly or Levy need to be gone in Buffalo, this clearly isn’t working.”
    And if you were, let me be the first to tell you that you’re a moron.

  46. east96street says: Jan 11, 2010 2:36 PM

    .VoxVeritas says: “particularly when the subject is a Cowboys loss, it’s all about Tony Romo and the team sport concept usually goes right out the window.”
    Note to Vox – You won. Yes, it IS shocking. However, that win means you can stop carrying that cross around 24/7. 1996 is gone forever. Try to enjoy yourself for a change.

  47. jan van flac says: Jan 11, 2010 2:38 PM

    McNabb is a terrible fit for the WCO, but I would rather see the Eagles ditch the WCO and go for a more possession/power oriented offense. Finesse offenses are too finicky and easy to knock out of sync. And they are hard on the defense. The birds’ D personnel is pretty good but no D can hold up when their O either goes 3 and out or scores in 1 minute.
    having said that, 11-5 with a makeshift O line and linebackers is pretty good.

  48. cekappa says: Jan 11, 2010 2:38 PM

    Kolb, with the opportunity to play, would become one of the best QBs in the league. He can read defences and DOESN”T MISS RECEIVERS HIGH. I would rather have an accurate, smart QB than one with a “big arm”, aka Jamarcus.
    Try to get anything for Westbrook and McNabb while you still can Philly. Kolb is the future and with time to develop with those young receivers, plan on winning plenty of NFC crowns.

  49. aloud2judge says: Jan 11, 2010 2:42 PM

    Trade McNabb pronto… there’s not much he can do in Philly and his services would be more useful in some rebuilding team that needs a couple solid years from a QB.
    Let the Kolb era start while keeping Vick as a high paid back-up/insurance. And get a mf’ing MLB worth a damn and maybe Philly will be able to actually go somewhere worth merit (i.e. Super Bowl).

  50. RumorMongering says: Jan 11, 2010 2:47 PM

    He’s in regression. Starting a QB in regression in the NFL is not conducive to winning the big one. Donovan proved he couldn’t win the big one when he was at his ceiling and it’s painfully obvious now that he can’t win the big one while in decline. He’s gone whether Reid will admit it or not. Show Don the door one way or the another. Hopefully Marty is right behind him on the way out!

  51. phildo says: Jan 11, 2010 2:52 PM

    Reid and McNabb are honestly attached to the hip.. lose one, lose the other..
    that’s a lot of weight off the teams back

  52. Opie says: Jan 11, 2010 3:01 PM

    OLine + no running game + weak defense = playoff loss. Don’t blame the plumber when the outlet causes a fire…….
    After giving myself a few days to reflect, any Eagles’ fan that thought this patchwork of a team would win the Super Bowl was being delusional. Myself included in this. Yes, the Eagles were able to make a crazy run (7-1 I think) w/out Westy, but it’s a different animal in the playoffs.
    Dallas was the better team and, although it pains me to say that, that is simply factual. Period, end of story.
    Gotta shore up the Oline and draft someone who can tackle. Our 2nd and 3rd teamers now have some experience that will pay off next year. Provided they don’t have to start every game.
    Hopefully, we can get something for Vick. Then the evil plan will have come full circle…..

  53. CanadianVikingFan says: Jan 11, 2010 3:02 PM

    McRibbs is the best QB the Giggles will have for a long time, and have had. The way they abuse him is disgusting like their drunken idiot fans. Fly around all you want, claim to be a supreme team but without him you would not be where you have been, and are. (Sitting at home) But I think you know what I mean. Most teams do not even make as many wins as the Eagles number of playoff appearances. You slobs should be grateful for him. Once Favre wins the Superbowl and retires again, we’d be glad to give you Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosengoof for McRibbs.

  54. jibfest says: Jan 11, 2010 3:21 PM

    Get rid of Reid. How can you throw the ball all the time when you have serious matchup problems on defense? I agree with the insanity line, Reid is insane. The eagles will NEVER win with him as the headcoach. Eagles fan here, I have accepted it. Mcnabb and Reid need to go.

  55. Hap says: Jan 11, 2010 3:51 PM

    Plus, IF Philly did trade Mcnabb, they would get more than he’s worth in draft picks if they are any good at evaluating talent.
    Oh, that’s right. Well, there’s that Jackson guy. And McCoy. A few othaz.

  56. ThheVet700 says: Jan 11, 2010 4:06 PM

    McNabb will be here next year. And will be gone in 2011.

  57. drbob1117 says: Jan 11, 2010 4:06 PM

    @cdnmike: “How a football team is ran???” Oh well, let’s skip the grammar and get to the football…. Lurie and Banner have never run this organization in lockstep with what the fans and the media want them to do; they do what is prudent for them contractually, since they know they will never have a merchandising or attendance problem in Philly. They have McNabb signed for next year, as birdmancometh alluded to, they signed him without extending him with the understanding that he gets 2 years to win it, then they move on… This was the first year… I’ll repeat what I said.. Most fans and media have them moving both McNabb and Vick for draft picks, leaving them with just Kolb. Why would they do that? Let’s say Kolb has a minor injury next year , and misses the same amount of time McNabb did this year. Who are you going to play? Is it OK with you if the team goes 5-11 next year? Didn’t think so… Look the same things that bother you about #5 also bother me, but I’m a realist. The ownership sees everything in Eagles land as fine the way it is; they’re certainly not going to go out of their way to make the QB situation WORSE for 2010.

  58. Bwa Ha Ha says: Jan 11, 2010 4:12 PM

    I’ll try this one again too.
    Fix the offensive line and McNabb will be fine, or Kolb for that matter.
    The Offensive line is the problem in the Eagles offense

  59. KingJoe! says: Jan 11, 2010 4:14 PM

    This says more about Kevin Kolb then McNabb. If Reid thought Kolb was the QB of the future he would dump McNabb. He must not think Kolb can handle the game and therefore needs to go wtih McNabb one more year.

  60. drbob1117 says: Jan 11, 2010 4:15 PM

    @peytheman: All your numbers are right , but nobody in Philly wants to hear it today.. I tell people that when I was a kid, the Eagles didn’t make the playoffs even once until I was 17, and they think I’m kidding. Yep, 8 years in the playoffs out of 11 ( including 8 of their last 10), 5 NFC Championship games, and they hadn’t lost in their first playoff game in any of those seasons until this past Saturday. I agree that teams are ultimately measured by how many titles they’ve won, but I’ve never seen one Super Bowl champ win the trophy without making the playoffs first.

  61. OntBoltFan says: Jan 11, 2010 4:28 PM

    This complicated offense works in practice but but just doesn’t work on the road. McNab doesn’t have all the mental goods either. After 10 yrs in the league he should know games can end in a tie. The owner seems content to let this teams potential go unrealized.
    Passing almost exclusively in a loss to OAK whose pass D is their strength is unacceptable. They could and should have run the ball all over them like even lowly KC. This team with capable leaders should have a couple superbowl rings.

  62. SixOneZero says: Jan 11, 2010 5:24 PM

    First off, the loss was not all McNabb’s fault. Neither was last week’s loss. It was coaching. Reid and company have trouble adjusting mid-game. It’s been their achilles heel for ages. Their philosophy is: When the passing game isn’t working, keep passing because probability states it will work eventually instead of leaning on the running game, whether it works well or not.
    Reid and Morningwheg doesn’t let the running game get into a rhythm except when Westbrook is not playing. When Westy was out, their balance was near 50-50. When he came back it went back to 75-25. That makes you predictable and easy to defend. Moreover, when you line is getting beat, you don’t let them stand there and take more of a beating, you run so they are the ones punishing the D-line instead of taking the beating. It’s pretty simple.
    Morningwheg is the real problem in Philly. He calls the plays. HE NEEDS TO GO ASAP.
    Finally, as much as I’d like to see McNabb go, he’ll probably be here another year because they usually have winning seasons with him and that brings in tons of money in Philly, and in Philly, money is the only thing that matters to the front office. Nuff said!

  63. raw B says: Jan 11, 2010 5:51 PM

    The Reid/McNabb combo wont work. Thats what people are missing. If we are going to keep on we need to get rid of the other. Keep Reid and implement either Kolb or vick. Keep mcnabb and get a run first/defensive coach. A WCO with an innaccurate passer and a weak O line is a recipe for FAIL.

  64. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 11, 2010 5:54 PM

    “Note to Vox – You won. Yes, it IS shocking. However, that win means you can stop carrying that cross around 24/7.”
    Not until it changes. And may be shocking to you, but was not so shocking to me. They’d just beaten the crap out of the 0-3gles just six days earlier, I’m sure you saw.

  65. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 11, 2010 5:55 PM

    “having said that, 11-5 with a makeshift O line and linebackers is pretty good. ”
    Not when you go 0-fer against playoff teams.

  66. Tompadre says: Jan 11, 2010 8:31 PM

    What happens if they don’t trade McNabb this offseason? He leaves via free agancy after the 2010 season and they get nothing for him?
    Keep in mind Chilly has a relationship with him and Favre has probably one more year in him before he truly hangs it up. Interesting timing…

  67. FMWarner says: Jan 11, 2010 9:10 PM

    @Peytheman:
    You can clearly see what my moronic fellow Eagle fans cannot…The Reid/McNabb era HAS worked. Have we won a Super Bowl? No. But 5 NFC Championship games in 11 years is a hell of an accomplishment. And all you have to do in the NFL is get into the playoffs…after that anything goes. Look at the last few years. Who saw the Steelers OR the Cardinals coming last year? Who saw the Giants winning the SB in 2007? The front office knows this, and that’s why you don’t blow up an arrangement that keeps getting you to the playoffs. Put yourself in a position to win it all and then hope you get the breaks. It eventually happened for Elway. Why can’t McNabb be the next Elway? Nobody wants to admit there’s an element of chance involved, but there is.
    The front office is right to not do what the fans clamor for. There’s a reason they have the job and you don’t. You don’t change things because you’re bored, you don’t change things because you don’t like a guy’s demeanor, and you don’t change things because you’re pissed off and impatient. You change things because there’s another way to go that gives you a better opportunity. And that doesn’t exist here. So Reid and McNabb stay.

  68. meezle says: Jan 12, 2010 12:09 PM

    djzato and SixOneZero, thank you for being intelligent Eagles fans that actually know how to analyze a game.
    Besides the cowboys just beating us, the problem was play calling, and has been all season.
    First and foremost even though they claim they run a west coast offense, there were far to many vertical routes to be a west coast offense. Some could say that they had to since they were in behind, but that’s bs.
    Andy Reids problem is he thinks his way is some revolutionary way of thinking, like Bill Walsh, but it is not. He thinks everything is about x’s, o’s, and exploiting match ups and it’s about the system. Dallas’s coaches obviously had an answer for the system and like always he nor mornigwhatever could make adjustments.
    I can’t even fault the d, with the injuries they had, they were on the field all day. Except Macho Harris, he’s terrible. Leanord Weaver is averaging 4.6 yards a carry, why did he only have 1 attempt? The eagles had 7 rushing attempts with running backs all game, that is unacceptable and how, if you know anything about football, can you not blame that on the coach?
    You have a new center playing a monster d line, why is he constantly in shotgun? What position for success are you putting your players.
    Adversely, you look at Dallas. They knew that the eagles would be blitzing, so what do they do, they create great screens, draws, and high completion quick passes and put the ball in the hands of the play makers and let them make plays.
    No Reid thinks his routes are more important and can exploit better than his players can with their talents.
    This has nothing to do with Mcnabb, this and almost every other lose can be put solely on Reid and his band of incompetent idiots, and their play calling.
    Does Andy need to go, no he needs to be in the front office not coaching, or not in the front office and coaching

  69. Whiterhino says: Jan 12, 2010 4:29 PM

    # db3300 says: January 11, 2010 1:57 PM
    “I think a 1, 2 and a 5 is possible.”
    This is what I like about Eagle fans. They NEVER fail at over-valuing the talent of their players. Any team that gives up a #1 for McNabb deserves to have that player beat them for the next 15 years. Only Al Davis, in an attempt to have one more winning season before he dies, would give up that much in a trade for a perrenially overrated QB with only another 2 or 3 years in him.
    ————
    Or Jerry Jones, to lock down the “#1 receiver in the NFL, Roy Williams”

  70. Whiterhino says: Jan 12, 2010 4:40 PM

    # boysroll says: January 11, 2010 1:58 PM
    That is great to heare they are keeping mc-choke. My boys should win the NFC East rest of this decade no question as we have a ton of talent.
    What has mc-choke really done since being a beagle? Chokes at every turn which has alot to do with the bitterness the fan base has to opposing teams etc.
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    So let me get this straight… McNabb’s choking has to do with… the reaction of the fans?
    Got it. That’s your Texas-sized public education at work, I see. There really needs to be an age limit to get an account here. Or at least a DNA test – I think there’s been too many close siblings in your direct family tree, hayseed.

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