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Brent Celek, LeSean McCoy show diplomacy on Donovan

On Monday, Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver let his feelings be known regarding the possibility that quarterback Donovan McNabb could be traded.

In a word, Weaver doesn’t like it.

Two other members of the starting offense were more diplomatic about McNabb.  “He’s a teammate of mine, and you never want to lose a
teammate
,” tight end Brent Celek told NBC10 in Philly. “It’s been a lot of fun playing with him.  I’d like to keep that going.  Right now, they’re just rumors, and until
something happens, we’re still teammates.”

Said running back LeSean McCoy, “The thing is we have three awesome [quarterbacks] so whatever happens, happens.  But I support the decisions that those guys make.”

It’s impressive that both young men can have such mature attitudes.  Hopefully, they’ll be as understanding when their bodies mature and the Eagles move on from them.  The underlying message here is that the Eagles will run off anyone once he’s on the wrong side of 30 and they believe there’s a capable replacement in the building.

In this regard, the Eagles aren’t much different than any other NFL team.

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39 Responses to “Brent Celek, LeSean McCoy show diplomacy on Donovan”
  1. ZwangZ says: Mar 30, 2010 5:20 PM

    Shut it Florio

  2. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Mar 30, 2010 5:21 PM

    I know Eagles fans know best as to whether McNabb has ever really felt the Philadelphia Love but from the outside, the media has always made it look like the guy is not appreciated.
    Maybe he’s lost some key games, but his stats overall are impressive and you could’ve done worse with the QB position.
    During draft day the guy got booed because a lot folks wanted Ricky Williams. In hindsight though, McNabb has been the better man. Never gotten himself in trouble inside or outside the organization.
    If he goes, his maturity will help him continue to do well and help another ball club.

  3. CanadianVikingFan says: Mar 30, 2010 5:22 PM

    Three awesome? Michael Vick will never be good enough to be a passing QB, he is only good for the wildcat. Kevin Kolb had 1 good game against Kansas City, hes has not proven anything.. But hey, let McNabb go, because I would like to have him as the Vikings qb, after Favre plays this one last season, unless he unretires after it.

  4. Znarf27 says: Mar 30, 2010 5:24 PM

    Another slow news day!!

  5. Outsyder says: Mar 30, 2010 5:25 PM

    Well, McCoy has 9 years to find that one out.

  6. P-way Eagles says: Mar 30, 2010 5:26 PM

    Wow…Good job Florio! Soon you’ll be able to write stories that adults can read….

  7. rea725 says: Mar 30, 2010 5:26 PM

    “Hopefully, they’ll be as understanding when their bodies mature and the Eagles move on from them. The underlying message here is that the Eagles will run off anyone once he’s on the wrong side of 30 and they believe there’s a capable replacement in the building.”
    Seems pointlessly snooty.

  8. Hooby says: Mar 30, 2010 5:26 PM

    The underlying message here is that the Eagles will run off anyone once he’s on the wrong side of 30 and they believe there’s a capable replacement in the building.
    not true at all, we run off talentless players. and thats what mcnabbs one step away from being. and it just so happens that our players who arent over 30 are very talented or have loads of potential. but the nfl seems to think hes still an elite qb, so, an “elite” qb theyll get in a trade. FIRST ROUNDER!!!

  9. El Colon says: Mar 30, 2010 5:29 PM

    “In a word, Weaver doesn’t like it.”
    That is more than one word. Time to put the breaks on tired cliches until you know how to use them Florio.
    Still love your style and site tho!!! Just a little friendly advice.

  10. Philly Cheese says: Mar 30, 2010 5:33 PM

    The underlying message here is that the Eagles will run off anyone once he’s on the wrong side of 30 and they believe there’s a capable replacement in the building.
    Your employer should adopt that philosophy. There must be a drunk monkey somewhere in your building who can pound on a keyboard, Flowerio.

  11. themage78 says: Mar 30, 2010 5:37 PM

    Most teams also don’t run off players who kill themselves for you. Dawkins, Westbrook, and now McNabb all have been given the boot even though they still played to a high degree.
    Sure you could say Dawkins slipped (still looked good for Broncos), Westbrook had concussions (Philly sent him in too early after the 1st one), and McNabb has been an IR nightmare (still plays hard, even though he’s had a couple bad games). Still Philly is slowly becoming a team where people might not want to get contracted because they know after a certain point they are just going to get removed from the roster.

  12. WeaponX says: Mar 30, 2010 5:39 PM

    Keep 5! 5 is OUR Guy!

  13. FrankfordYellowJackets says: Mar 30, 2010 5:47 PM

    You, Florio, are a gossipy washwoman. Can you ever write anything without showing your nerdy jealousy?

  14. antozzy says: Mar 30, 2010 5:51 PM

    Don’t know why you despise the Eagles but that organization knows what the hell its doing. The players that get release are those who under perform their contract or don’t have the physical ability that they once had.
    For you to say that once you hit 30, the eagles will release you, is absurb. This is the NFL, its not the National sympathy league and you act like the eagles are the only team to release players, who happen to be older, because of their decrease in ability.
    I’m sick and tired of people like Mike Florio who dog this organization, if its such a inept run organization why do they have the 3rd most wins in the 2000s or the 1 losing season in the last 10 years. Why don’t you respons to this comment Florio.

  15. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 30, 2010 5:58 PM

    “It’s impressive that both young men can have such mature attitudes. Hopefully, they’ll be as understanding when their bodies mature and the Eagles move on from them”
    the first statement sounds like a very hateful jealous remark,and the second sentence sounds as if your trying to imply there just boys who haven’t reached puberty yet
    Florio your a weird lil man

  16. jdblya says: Mar 30, 2010 6:01 PM

    Hey Florio, last time I checked McNabb was still an Eagle..

  17. Ijasfahted says: Mar 30, 2010 6:03 PM

    Trading McNabb (Happy St. Patty’s Day by the way, Donovan) to the Raiders is a form of disciplinary action….can’t the union file a grievance?

  18. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 30, 2010 6:04 PM

    “The underlying message here is that the Eagles will run off anyone once he’s on the wrong side of 30 and they believe there’s a capable replacement in the building.”
    Hate to defend the porta john of a franchise but this can be said about any NFL team.

  19. glennski says: Mar 30, 2010 6:23 PM

    Another option is they know more about the guy replacing Mcnabb than any of us do, since they’ve played with Kolb and work out with him at the team facilities on a regular basis. And not in Arizona for one week out of the year. So it’s no big deal to them as a result.

  20. PlayMaker88 says: Mar 30, 2010 6:27 PM

    I hope he gets traded! Bring on the Kolb era. LOL

  21. Bwa Ha Ha says: Mar 30, 2010 6:28 PM

    Antozzi, Florio is a Skins fan, hat is why

  22. TheCous says: Mar 30, 2010 6:41 PM

    unless you live in philly you have no idea about 5.. im a huge 5 guy but im done.. tired of the same team every year.. i say the faster he leaves the better.. bring on kolb

  23. VoxVagina says: Mar 30, 2010 6:48 PM

    “In a word, Weaver doesn’t like it”
    That’s more than a word smartass

  24. gizzy says: Mar 30, 2010 6:49 PM

    This is my first post. I’ve been reading this site for 5 years. There are many fans that like Mcnabb. I have had enough of him although I did like him at one time. To watch him over the years laugh at his own mistakes and ask to have plays back is bull. I’m also sick of hearing about how good his stats are. This is what was more important to him than anything else. LOW INT’s doesn’t mean anything in his case. The reason he has such low int’s is because he has 60 chances a game to throw the ball and 50% of them are uncatchable by anyone including his own team. He also can’t see the whole field. He doesn’t get through his reads fast enough for an 11 year vet. I hope he goes to Oakland. He’ll look like a pro there. Untill he pukes. The man cannot handle stress.

  25. Sir Tilman says: Mar 30, 2010 6:50 PM

    go eagles. i love you donovan, but what is best for the team is the right move.

  26. jonesy1124 says: Mar 30, 2010 7:15 PM

    The 49ers make too much sense to me. They have Crabtree, Vernon Davis, and a good dee. Couple that with what Arizona lost and San Fran would take the West with McNabb.
    If it’s Oakland, that would just bridge his gap to Minnesota ala The Jets with Favre.

  27. Gunther69 says: Mar 30, 2010 7:16 PM

    Reid throws McNabb under the bus after Reid got his new contract. Then the FATMAN mumbles something about McNabb being number 1. Way to let him die on the vine. Some loyalty.

  28. geek says: Mar 30, 2010 7:20 PM

    I guess there wouldn’t be any difference if we hadn’t been hearing talk about McNabb being booted from the Eagles the past 5 season – even after Pro Bowls. Wait, that is exactly like other teams with Pro Bowl QBs – The Patriots have been talking for years about replacing Brady (especially after Matt Cassel did so well replacing him), and Peyton should be looking over his shoulder if the Colts draft a QB in the 7th round, as he may be on his way out too. Then there is Brett Favre, who no sooner is he on a team and it seems like they are trying to find ways to get him to retire.
    I’m sorry, Florio, but very few QBs that have accomplished what McNabb has accomplished had to deal with so much BS every off season. Philadelphia deserves what they get treating the man that way!

  29. ignoringthehaters says: Mar 30, 2010 7:27 PM

    Don’t kid yourselves, we don’t want him in Oakland…..nor anyone from that team.

  30. axeman54jt says: Mar 30, 2010 7:37 PM

    what is the goal in football? well to all you idiots out there its to win the superbowl. After 11 years donavan mcnabb has not produced 1. Are there any other qbs out there that have held there job that long without a superbowl? no. therefore its time to try someone new

  31. Marc F says: Mar 30, 2010 7:48 PM

    Someone mentioned earlier, about the fans hating DMac and the media making it sound worse than it really is. I’d totaly agree with the media making it worse.
    I’ve been an Eagles fan since before the first superbowl trip in ’80. When Charmichael used to block my view from the sidelines during freezing cold games at the Vet. forget about trying to see montgomery, he was too small..
    I know there are people who hate McNabb, there are those who thinks he’s a bum, and can’t compete. There are those who love him without any question for his problems as a QB. If we as fan want more, to push for better, is that so wrong? does a father push his son to get better?
    As an eagles fan, i say, i hope he gets one more season, one more season with a powerful running back trio, (McCoy, Weaver, and Bell) a fast and speedy receiving corp (jackson, Maclin, Avant, Basket) A great TE, Celek, and an impressive O-Line.
    I hope the Defense shakes the ghost of Jim Johnson awake to bring them back to form.
    I would love to see McNabb hold up the Lombardi in Philly in his final season and then retire as an eagle.
    What i don’t want to see is Philly returning to Richie Kotite, Ray Rhaodes era football with QB’s that are as forgetful as 99% of the draft picks. who was pederson, or detmer or peete. they were nice guys sure, but they were mediocre at best in the NFL.
    McNabb is a superstar, just like cole hamels, and cliff lee, Pete Rose, mike Schmidt, orest kinderchuck, pele lindbergh, or Dr. J.
    So do i count as a philly fan? I’m not ready to throw him under the bus. this mainstream media has been saying this crap since the 99 draft that philly fans are the worst.. hell, the Santa clause incident happened in the 60’s people. get over it. and no matter what happens, we still hate the cowboys, and the redwings, we think NY fans are the worst.

  32. B The Philly Guy says: Mar 30, 2010 7:52 PM

    You guys crack me up lol. Do any of you have a clue what goes on in the front office? Well I have a pretty good idea. And whoever said Philly Organization throws away players lol your insane. They have one of the best organizations in football. We are always in the playoffs just about every single year. The let players go and get new ones in hopes of making it to the super bowl and winning it. If those players didn’t get them there the year before why would they get them there this year. Eagles have always had a great eye on when to drop players for younger talent. Thats why we aren’t last in our division every year like the skins, no offense to skins fans…. We both might not agree on all there decisions but they get us at least a playoff spot every year. And for you people that say they abandon Dawkins, read some articles Eagles offered him a two year contract that was more than what he was making, but Dawkins abandoned the Eagles by taking the better payday and being the highest paid free safety in football. Is he the best FS? arguable but no, not even close. He is the best defensive team leader in his defense. Westbrook ? I thought they were pretty nice cutting him that early into free agency so he had a shot to play with another team and learn there playbook, but McCoy is our guy now. And now for McNabb, I love that guy he is a great quarterback and still I believe is a top 5 QB in the league, but we have Kolb sitting on the bench. He can only sit there for so long, we drafted him to be a QB of the future so Eagles owe it to him to give him a shot. We are in the same situation Packers were in a couple years ago. Then they finally got rid of Favre and Rodgers is now a great quarterback and is arguably already one of the elite in the league. Mcnabb only has a few years left of elite status on his career I believe. Kolb could be the guy in a few years that takes the Eagles to the big game and wins.
    Remember guys just because you watch ESPN once in awhile doesn’t make you knowledgeable on what going on in the front office. No one knows whats going on in these guy’s heads.
    By the way don’t let this article fool you Brian Dawkins is one of my favorite players of all time. Westbrook, McNabb love those guys too. But you know all Owners, Managers and Coaches have to think long term..

  33. downwithdansnyder says: Mar 30, 2010 8:05 PM

    Yeh the Ealges aren’t that much different except for the Skins who have a history of piling up 30+ year olds while leaning away from young pups. And compare those records. Geez, wonder which method works better?

  34. SFrancis1680 says: Mar 30, 2010 9:36 PM

    they have 3 QBs in the last year of their contracts, & the Eagles totally overplayed this…there is no talk of moving Vick, b/c there seems to be little or no interest, it’s hard to know what you have in Kolb, until he gets out there and plays for a full season, …as for McNabb, Jason Silver wrote a rather lengthy article on Yahoo Sports about how the Eagles & their new GM totally misplayed the market for McNabb, & if the Raiders don’t bite on this, you may be unable to trade him…one more thing: the new 49ers GM says they are NOT interestyed in McNabb, …those last two games, against the Cowboys, in 8 qtrs., he directed the Eagles offense to 7 points, …that is hardly the kind of play from an elite QB [top 10], & IF McNabb is still an elite QB WHY would the Eagles want to trade him? the rest of the NFL got a good luck at the deficinces in his game, in those two games against the Cowboys.

  35. FranKtheTanK says: Mar 30, 2010 9:47 PM

    The time is right to trade him…. He’s worth a high pick, and they drafted Kolb to replace him, not back him up til he’s 38. The Eagles need the pick to build that defense.

  36. xMGMx says: Mar 30, 2010 9:57 PM

    I love how everyone pounds on Florio. I am quite sure he sits down two or three times a day and reads every post, and is completely offended by them, and loses hours of sleep.

  37. Defx says: Mar 30, 2010 11:00 PM

    axeman54jt says:
    “what is the goal in football? well to all you idiots out there its to win the superbowl. After 11 years donavan mcnabb has not produced 1. Are there any other qbs out there that have held there job that long without a superbowl? no. therefore its time to try someone new”
    —————————————–
    Ever heard of a guy named John Elway? He played for 14 years before winning a Super Bowl.
    Maybe Dan Marino rings a bell? He played for 17 years and never won one.
    Jim Kelly? 11 years, no Super Bowl.
    Fran Tarkenton? 18 years, no Super Bowl.
    Maybe you should know what the hell you’re talking about before calling other people idiots.

  38. Adam says: Mar 31, 2010 2:38 AM

    Vick sucks. Seriously, he stinks. What kind of REAL action could they get for him? Meanwhile, Schafter said the Seahawks had interest in Kolb and that both of their 1st round picks wouldn’t have been enough for a trade. So, I mean, Kolb is the QB. Any team dumb enough to take Vick is, well, dumb and risks pissing off their fanbase.

  39. Opie says: Mar 31, 2010 1:53 PM

    @ Adam: If Schafter (who? I think you mean Schefter) said they offered both 1st rounders for Kolb & the Eagles turned it down then it must be true……..no, wait a minute, IF that had been proposed, I guarantee you the Eagles would’ve already made that deal!
    @ axeman54jt: Defx beat me to it. You are completely oblivious to the world around you.
    @SFrancisco1680: stop eating while you’re typing, it messes it up.
    @ xMGMx: Florio promise you a book or something? Get off his jock, I mean hair piece

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