Leonard Weaver wants Donovan McNabb to stay put

LeonardWeaver.jpgAs the momentum continues to build toward the Eagles trading quarterback Donovan McNabb, one of his teammates has gone on the record to lobby for the team to keep him.

Said fullback Leonard Weaver on Sirius NFL Radio (via the Philadelphia Daily News), “Not a knock on [Kevin] Kolb, but I would love for Donovan to come back for another year so we can try to win it all.”

Weaver also said he was “surprised” by the recent developments, which have created a strong sense that McNabb not only is available, but also will be moved.

For now, the presumption is that the Eagles will trade McNabb to one of the teams that are making offers for the 11-year veteran.  And we’ll continue to believe that unless and until the Eagles declare unequivocally that McNabb will not under any circumstances be traded.

Even then, we’d still think that there’s a chance he could end up being the Alabama coach.

31 responses to “Leonard Weaver wants Donovan McNabb to stay put

  1. Maybe Weaver should worry less about McNabb and more about holding onto the ball in crucial situations.

  2. Until McNabb gets a contract extension from the Eagles I won’t believe any talk that they aren’t willing to trade him.

  3. Of course he wants him to stay, he’s a pass catching fullback who specializes in “off the shoelace” catches.

  4. In other news, Leonard Weaver can actually count the number of NFL passes that Kevin Kolb has thrown.

  5. Dear Raides fan,
    I never disliked your orginization, in fact Howie Long was my favorite player 9Best haircut ever) when I started watching football.
    HOWEVER I have found out that JT the Brick works for your orginization.
    That guy is the douchiest douchebag that ever lived.
    For that reason the Oakland Raiders are a total joke and I hate them and Al Davis.
    Raider fan I feel sorry for you.
    Signed,
    Football fans accross america.

  6. i hope kolb is a bust and all of those heartless eagles fans can look back and wish they never ran #5 out of town. it’s a shame that mcnabb never got the credit he deserved while in philly.

  7. I’m thinking about creating my own site to rival these non-stories. Maybe ObviousFootballTalk.com?

  8. Perhaps Weaver doesn’t realize that McNabb is one of the biggest reasons the Eagles have NOT won it all. A habitual choker – the bigger the game, the smaller he plays. Reid is no better, since he coaches not to lose. He is way too conservative in everything he says and does. As an organization, they never take a big swing, but a series of calculated risks that usually don’t pan out. So, doing something as risky as getting rid of McNabb to start the Kolb era , or even the post-McNabb era, is enough to give Reid a case of agita. Likely, he will do what he always does. Play it safe.

  9. “Even then, we’d still think that there’s a chance he could end up being the Alabama coach.”
    No way. Never happen.

  10. Someone should point out to Leonard Weaver that it’s been 50 years since the Eagles have won the NFL title and they have never won the Super Bowl. What makes him think they are gonna win it this year?
    The Curse of Bednarik lives on! 1960!

  11. I actually can’t wait for him to be moved. It adds a little spice to next season.I for one want to see if Kolb is the guy and I think some other form of hype about the Raiders instead of meat-head coaches,bloated QB’s,and a certain undead owner would be good for the entire league.
    If said meat-head coach can squeeze 4 wins from this squad what do you think could happen if they had a real leader at the most important position.

  12. Since McNabb is such a hindrance to the organization, it’s obvious they will go 13-3 and win the Super Bowl with ease.

  13. The Eagles have never in their history been consistent contenders until 1999 when Donavan and Reid came on the scene. Philadelphia is a great city, just not a great sports city unless you win (See Phillies). The 76ers and Eagles are consistent under-achievers, plain and simple.
    So please, by all means, run the greatest QB in your franchise’s history out of town for Kevin Kolb.

  14. PackDope4Life…
    i hope rodgers is a bust and all of those heartless packers fans can look back and wish they never ran #4 out of town. it’s a shame that favre never got the credit he deserved while in green bay.
    Sound familiar?

  15. A number of Eagles besides Weaver, such as Maclin, Celek, DeSean Jackson, and even ex-Eagle Mike Quick, have said very positive things about Kolb and his readiness to take over. They’ve said little about Mcnabb.

  16. Are you going to get a quote from the long-snapper next? Keep up the hard hitting indepth football analysis we all have come to know and love!

  17. Who cares what he wants. I bet the owners are calling a meeting as I write this calling for all talks regarding moving McNabb ASAP.
    Half these guys should worry about collecting some cash over the 2 to 3 years most will play before they bring in another bunch to take the place of them.
    I want to go out with Raquel Welsh to, who cares. These guys really think they are something. You can tell by how they deal with the Law and how the NFL deals with them. And the NFL wonders why these clowns do not stop with the arrests, try doing something rather than slap the hand.

  18. “KevinKolb4SB says:
    March 30, 2010 11:01 AM
    A number of Eagles besides Weaver, such as Maclin, Celek, DeSean Jackson, and even ex-Eagle Mike Quick, have said very positive things about Kolb and his readiness to take over. They’ve said little about Mcnabb.”
    Did you ever think that McNabbs body of work speaks for itself? He has the highest TD to INT ratio in NFL history. He has 5 NFC Championship appearances. Multiple pro-bowls. Superbowls are won by the best team, not always the best QB. What are they going to say that they haven’t the past 10 years? What are they going to say negative about Kolb? You’re clearly someone who reads into the media way too much.

  19. RaiderMight says:
    March 30, 2010 10:53 AM
    @The Real Shuxion
    Who cares? You are no body to us.
    ————————————————-
    I am just one of the MANY fans laughing at you and your franchise.
    I am still waiting for your fanbase to top uriniating on that dolphins fan.
    Enjoy your #4 pick in the 2011 draft….. oh wait, you traded it LOL.

  20. the eagles need to keep this guy, they’ve gotten to the nfc championship like 4 times with him. it isn’t his fault he’s always had OK receivers, TO was the best one before desean jackson and TO screwed that team up. go pick up a couple stud offensive linemen and solid defensive players in the draft and give mcnabb another shot

  21. “the eagles need to keep this guy, they’ve gotten to the nfc championship like 4 times with him. it isn’t his fault he’s always had OK receivers, TO was the best one before desean jackson and TO screwed that team up.”
    That’s because the 0-3gles are a mentally weak team that’s completely devoid of leadership. They got rid of TO and wilted like daisies.

  22. Oh, that’s classic – Vox, the guy who once said Troy Aikman wasn’t as good as Romo, calling someone mentally weak.

  23. I am a huge Philly Fan and I want to keep McNabb as well, but Kolb is ready and thats what we drafted him for. Can’t keep a guy on the bench to long or he will lose his stuff. So everyone should just trust our Eagles Front Office to make the right choices. Hey, they always lead us to the playoffs so they have to be doing something right. = )

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