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Eli Manning finds Donovan McNabb trade talk "shocking"

EliManning.jpgWith one high-profile NFC East quarterback by all appearances on the trading block, another high-profile NFC East quarterback can’t believe what’s happening.

“It’s shocking that a guy who’s been such an important part of their organization, that they’d want to get rid of him,” Eli Manning said of Donovan McNabb, per Reuters (via ESPN.com).  “He’s had great seasons these last couple of years.”

Manning is right, but McNabb is on the wrong side of 30 — and his replacement is by all appearances ready to roll.  Really, this die was cast back in 2007, when the Eagles traded out of round one to the top of round two and picked Kevin Kolb.

Eli may also be wondering whether, at some point, he’ll receive similar treatment.  Despite that Super Bowl win, Peyton’s kid brother hasn’t become a clear-cut, top-two NFL quarterback.  Eventually, the Giants will have to think about life after Eli.

And when that time comes, the worst thing the Giants can do is focus on the past.

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  1. Slow Joe says: Apr 1, 2010 7:31 PM

    It’s funny how all McNabb had to do was not get hurt last year…that’s what gave Kolb the opportunity. No way the iggles give up McNabb this year if Kolb had never played.
    But that’s the way the league works.

  2. KingJoe! says: Apr 1, 2010 7:31 PM

    and Mcnabb has not won the superbowl and has lost 4 out if 5 nfc championship games.

  3. raynman49 says: Apr 1, 2010 7:37 PM

    Eli is slightly above average. McNabb is a touch above Eli. Philly never gave Mc Nabb any respect. Eli has gotten more, but not deserved.

  4. Gunther69 says: Apr 1, 2010 7:38 PM

    I’m not shocked they want to trade him. I’m shocked that the Eagles have handled the situation so poorly. I agree with Herm Edwards, it should have been done weeks ago. Eagles are placing a ALOT of faith in Kolb.

  5. bmorefan says: Apr 1, 2010 7:38 PM

    OK, so McNabb has T.O., bring the team to championship games and the Super Bowl.
    After T.O., he didn’t have any receivers for years. He cried about it and got all his receivers last year. Now that he has good receivers, Philly is ready to boot McNabb… LOL! Philly fans and the organization are going to make a big mistake if the rid McNabb.
    I don’t understand how any fans could boo one of the best(if not the best) NFC quarterback of the decade.
    I’ll always remember Ed Reed’s 108 INT return on Kolb.

  6. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Apr 1, 2010 7:41 PM

    Somewhere, Jason Campbell is getting ready to win the next three Superb Owls in consecutive seasons.

  7. FrankfordYellowJackets says: Apr 1, 2010 7:42 PM

    Why are all these guy’s commenting on speculation? Show’s you what a hucklebuck Eli is.
    Voice your opinion after Don is traded. Not on women like Florio gossip about.

  8. GirthyOne says: Apr 1, 2010 7:43 PM

    The powers that be in Philadelphia better hope Kolb is good then, or they are going to get run out of town in a hurry.

  9. LL Live says: Apr 1, 2010 7:44 PM

    RB, CB 30 is an issue
    QB, OL, DL 35 is an issue
    McNabb should be in his prime as a QB

  10. ttcheech420 says: Apr 1, 2010 7:46 PM

    The difference is Eli won the super bowl Mac 5 has not. Giants may give him better treatment because of that, and he’s got time to win a second.

  11. Massappeal says: Apr 1, 2010 7:48 PM

    Translated: I hope that they don’t realize that I’m way overpayed too.

  12. jibfest says: Apr 1, 2010 7:49 PM

    Doesn’t anyone seem to understand he is on a one year deal and isn’t coming back in 2011 anyway. What is so hard to figure out here? It isn’t like they are trying to trade him in year two of a six year deal. It isn’t as simple as, “the eagles want to get rid of McNabb”. Look at all the factors in play you idiots.

  13. NYGIANT says: Apr 1, 2010 7:50 PM

    eli just had his best year without plaxico and without a consistent running game defense was a joke but eli did what was expected of him especially after he signed that fat contract. i started following this site just recently but i will bet that you were talking so much $hit about “what is eli going to do without plax” and im sure your thoughts were negative huh florio?
    eli might not be top 2 but i wouldnt want no other qb behind center for the Gmen.

  14. Mike_in_Texas says: Apr 1, 2010 7:50 PM

    How is McNabbs OLine much better than the Raiders? Last time I checked, the Raiders had 6-8sacks on McNabb not that long ago. Eagles Oline looked worst than Oaklands.

  15. Chapnasty2 says: Apr 1, 2010 7:55 PM

    I find Eli Manning speaking on the subject completely out of place. Go play with yourself junior.

  16. nittanylion0 says: Apr 1, 2010 8:05 PM

    see… but Eli is actually a better winner than Donovan and has actually earned some sentimentality by.. y’know… taking Big Blue to the promised land.
    the Giants have made Eli the face of the franchise and have to be beyond pleased that he performed at a high level with a completely unknown receiving corps after being given the keys to the Mara/Tisch vault. and he did it behind an inconsistent, aging offensive line. Eli can’t be a Giant forever, but i’m willing to bet he will never get this kind of treatment from the Giants.
    c’mon Florio… stick to ripping the Eagles and Don and this farce of a situation Andy Reid and the Eagles front office created for itself.

  17. Route36West says: Apr 1, 2010 8:05 PM

    If Mcnabb is going to be traded I hope it happens after the draft.
    One reason is I think the Eagles can get a better value for Mcnabb if they trade him this year for a pick or 2 next year. Coaches or GM’s who are on the hot seat this year will be more inclined to roll the dice on the future if it means they will still have there job. They could easily imo get that first round pick for Mcnabb they covet in the 2011 draft.
    The other reason I dont want the Eagles to trade Mcnabb until after the draft is the unknown of what the roster will look like for 2010. If the Eagles end up having a great draft and fill their needs with quality players I would want Mcnabb to stay for 2010. He gives the team the best chance at winning right now. On the other hand if after the draft the Eagles havent improved enough to be a superbowl caliber team it is better off to trade Mcnabb now.
    The only thing that matters now in Philly is winning the Superbowl and if the team around Mcnabb isnt good enough to get that done we should get what we can for him now. It will make no difference to me if the Eagles miss the playoffs with Kolb or the Eagles lose in the wildcard with Mcnabb. Its all the same to me.
    So if the latter ends up happening after the draft the best thing the Eagles could do for this orginzation would be to trade Mcnabb and give Kolb a full year under center. So when 2011 comes around hopefully the team they built with there picks in the 2010 and 2011 draft plus the pick/picks they get for Mcnabb will be ready to compete with Kevin Kolb in his 2nd full year as a starter for a superbowl title.

  18. Krow says: Apr 1, 2010 8:13 PM

    Eli Manning 2009… 4,021 yards… 62.3 % completions… 27 TDs to 14 INTs… 93.1 QB rating.
    You bunch of morons.

  19. Krow says: Apr 1, 2010 8:17 PM

    “I find Eli Manning speaking on the subject completely out of place. Go play with yourself junior”
    Right. Douchebags like you can comment on it… but not Eli Manning. That’s too funny.

  20. bomismorg says: Apr 1, 2010 8:21 PM

    bmorefan……reeds interception of kolb is when kolb was thrown in the third quarter never nver practicing with the first team.

  21. Freamon says: Apr 1, 2010 8:22 PM

    I can’t imagine what Kolb brings to the table that McNabb has not.
    McNabb has shown no signs of slowing down. He’s been a pro bowl caliber QB, especially the last 3 years.
    2009: 3553 yds 22 TDs 10 Ints
    2008: 3916 yds 23 TDs 11 Ints
    2007: 3324 yds 19 TDs 7 Ints
    However, he will turn 34 in November.
    Kolb, on the other hand will turn 26 in August, entering his 4th season. His numbers from last year are as follows.
    2009: 741 yds 4 TDs 3 Ints
    Yes, Kolb did throw for a lot of yards in 2 games in the 09′ season. But his TD/INT ratio does not look promising. However, Reid obviously believes in his potential; and you cannot deny that Reid has an eye for talent.

  22. CanadianVikingFan says: Apr 1, 2010 8:22 PM

    Wrong side of 30? It seems like all the best QBs right now are on the wrong side of 30 (except Jake Delhomme, bless him for trying. I’m not 30, nor close to it, but really Florio, you’re making it sound worse than it is.

  23. Old_Style says: Apr 1, 2010 8:23 PM

    Are super owls scary?

  24. polishkingski says: Apr 1, 2010 8:24 PM

    the eagles are trying to be a little too smart for there own good. he is playing at a very high level and has finally gotten a potent cast assembled on the team. understood his trade value a this point is very high but why not let kolb ride the pine till he shows signs of losing his effectiveness?

  25. myasylum says: Apr 1, 2010 8:28 PM

    I was thinking the same thing before I finished reading it.
    Eli is just worried the same thing is going to happen to him! and I think it will.
    Eli isn’t real good.

  26. proplayer3220 says: Apr 1, 2010 8:31 PM

    Jibfest:
    McNabb wants an extension. He has said over and over that he wants to retire and Eagle. So… how can you say that he wouldn’t extend? He would. They don’t wanna extend him. Which is stupid. But… they extend a Yes ma’am like Joe Banner and a f-up like Andy Reid. They are retarded. Plain and simple.

  27. JakeDSnake says: Apr 1, 2010 8:31 PM

    This just goes to show that Eli is a ‘loving and caring’ QB. Florio must hate him.

  28. jkorn1818 says: Apr 1, 2010 8:46 PM

    are you kidding me with this article? You already have eli in the same situation. hes coming off of back to back really solid years and 09 he was supposed to have 13 td’s and 28 picks because of no WR’s…eli is still in his 20’s, give me a break already. and someone made a good pt above, everyone can voice their opinions on here, analyze it etc, but eli cant.

  29. Popeye says: Apr 1, 2010 8:46 PM

    i enjoy watching mcnabb throw up on the field….pressure is a bitch…..hahahhahhahaha loooooooooooooosssssseeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  30. kyle_schreffler says: Apr 1, 2010 8:47 PM

    Florio, you must hate Eli. I’m a die hard eagles fan, but I still respect the man. I respect him because he put together a great drive in the biggest game of his life.
    Donovan isn’t going anywhere.

  31. Bigbluefan says: Apr 1, 2010 8:58 PM

    All you Eli haters he has as many rings as anyone playing other then Ben and Ben will be trading his for chewing gum real soon in the big house.
    Eli had a great year last year and will have a better one this year he is still a young buck with years of promise ahead and he has made it in the toughest market in the world.
    If he was such a bum as you all say the print and TV would have hung him and the fans would have booed him back to Missisippi
    I think Eli is great and I am glad we have a calm cool man behind center to get us a few more of those shinny things

  32. Strahan92 says: Apr 1, 2010 9:03 PM

    When McNabb is not throwing at people’s feet, he’s throwing up.

  33. oneGIANTloss says: Apr 1, 2010 9:03 PM

    For all you Eli bashers…Eli may not be a top 5 quarterback but he does everything he is asked to do and doesn’t try to do too much. He’s a better qb than mcnabb especially when losing in the 4th quarter and needing to take his team downfield in the closing minutes for the winning score. Mcnabb had never been able to do that. I think at this point it’s best for both the eagles and mcnabb to go their seperate ways. If they don’t trade him this year they’re not gonna extend him and they’ll get nothing in return for him next. Hell even a 3rd rounder is Better than nothing.

  34. KingJoffeJoffer says: Apr 1, 2010 9:14 PM

    However, Reid obviously believes in his potential; and you cannot deny that Reid has an eye for talent.
    Reid wants McNabb, the Eagles front office are the geniuses behind this crap. In two years when the Eagles are looking up at the Skins from the NFC East cellar they will missing McNabb and giving Kolb the philly qb treatment.

  35. Mooch says: Apr 1, 2010 9:19 PM

    Maybe Eli should learn about another player:
    Simms, Phil
    That had a great ending…
    It’s a business. Donovan is learning this, and one day Eli will too. Phil Simms is one of the most under-rated QB’s ever – now there is a guy with post-season accomplishments that got the short end when his career was winding down.

  36. cakes59 says: Apr 1, 2010 9:21 PM

    Ok I see a bunch of people bashing Eagles fans. You guys watch McNabb maybe 4 times a season or less. When your team plays him or playoffs, maybe on a sunday or monday night. We do acknowledge that he was a great QB and probably the best the Eagles had. We understand that we will probably do worse this season with Kolb then with McNabb. But we also realize he has taken us a far as he can go. Here are some reasons why we are done with him.
    1. He stopped running the ball and want to be a pocket passer, which took away his spy that opened the passing game for him.
    2. He is highly inaccurate. Many times receptions are made because great catches are made by his receivers.
    3. His numbers are skewed. Many times he gets cheap yards at the end of the half on a long pass that does nothing for the team. Or stacks up 400 yards against crap teams like the detriot Lions or the Cardinals in the past.
    4. He does not know how to pick up a blitz and get a quick hot read out like the elite qbs in the NFL.
    5. He never autabiles at the line, mostly because he cant get out of the huddle in time. Which leads me to believe that he cant read the defense.
    6. He is horrible at clock management. Does anyone else remember the Tampa game a couple season ago where he took a sack and the half ended, missing our chance at a field goal. I believe we lost that one on a 50+ yard field goal to end the game.
    7. He can not sustain a drive. TDs are scored by long TDs and never very long in time. Which leaves our Defense on the field. If he doesnt get the long TD the defense is left defending the short field. And no this is not that new, before this season Westbrook would break lose(which actually account for many of McNabbs yards.
    There are many more issues but they are to name a few.
    Also chances are in order to keep him we would have to spend a lot of money, so I would rather get rid of him now and get something for him. Especially since he is past his prime and not going to win us a SB.
    I’m sure the 49ers didn’t want Montana to go, look how that worked out for them.

  37. anjelmanning says: Apr 1, 2010 9:23 PM

    Everyone can talk shit about Eli all you want, chances are, he’s beaten your team or will beat YOUR team this season… And as for Florio saying “someday this might happen to Eli.” It will happen to Eli, Peyton, Brady, Rivers, Rapistberger, FAVRE, and every other QB… Lol its inevitable.

  38. odouls03 says: Apr 1, 2010 9:23 PM

    Florio, enough already. This is retarded. Kevin Kolb started two games in his entire career. Before last season, people were calling him a bust. Now you think you’ve seen enough to say he’s good enough to step in right now and lead the Eagles to the playoffs? Get a clue. This could be a disastrous move for the Eagles.

  39. Gunther69 says: Apr 1, 2010 9:37 PM

    All three QBs, McNabb, Kolb and Vick, have their contracts expiring after 2010. So what’s your point? Typical fans… Fantasy vs reality. The QB not playing always is perfect and accomplishes more than the QB that is actually under fire.

  40. bwisnasky says: Apr 1, 2010 9:47 PM

    ‘he has as many rings as anyone playing other then Ben’
    ———————————————
    Ummm… Mr. Brady might want to argue that with you…..

  41. .Vox Veritas. says: Apr 1, 2010 9:47 PM

    “All you Eli haters he has as many rings as anyone playing other then Ben”
    Ever heard of a guy named Tom Brady?

  42. oneGIANTloss says: Apr 1, 2010 9:49 PM

    I think most eagle fans are right saying that mcnabb has taken them as far as he can and it’s time to move on without him. Kolb may not give them the best chance at winning a super bowl this year but neither does mcnabb. The eagles are a Young team at key offensive positions so why not let them gel with a young “rookie” qb? They are an 8-8 team with kolb and maybe a 10-6 team with mcnabb. Either way they won’t win a playoff game this coming season. They were 12-4 this year but only one or two of those wins came against teams with a winning record. Either way it’s time to move on.

  43. .Vox Veritas. says: Apr 1, 2010 9:51 PM

    I’m kinda thinking that the 0-3gles believe they can NOT win the Super Bowl a lot cheaper with Kolb than they can with McNabb.
    I mean seriously, keep McNabb this season and what do you do next season, let him walk or give him an extension that he would accept?
    No, you move him now. You pretty much have to. The 0-3gles got the right idea but as per usual, they screwed up the execution.

  44. Chapnasty2 says: Apr 1, 2010 9:54 PM

    @ krow
    I find it odd because he is speaking about a division rival. It isn’t really proper. That is what I was trying to say.

  45. tbris84 says: Apr 1, 2010 9:56 PM

    “McNabb, one of the best (if not the best) NFC quarterback of the decade.” “McNabb, future hall of fame QB!” How?!
    The biggest argument I see in defense of DMac is he hasn’t had a quality receiving core since TO left. Do you realize what you’re saying? In order for DMac to succeed, he has to have the best* all purpose RB in the league behind him (Westbrook), and a top 3 WR to his outside (TO). And even when he had that he still fell short. So what is your argument?
    Look at his weapons in 2004. Terrell Owens, Todd Pinkston, Greg Lewis, Freddie Mitchell, LJ Smith, Brian Westbrook. Translation: Great, Crap, Crap, Crap, Mediocre, Great.
    Look at his weapons in the Post TO Era.
    2006: Reggie Brown, Donte Stallworth, Jason Avant, Hank Baskett, Greg Lewis, LJ Smith, Brian Westbrook. Translation: Good, Good, Good, Good, Crap, Mediocre, Great.
    2007: Kevin Curtis, Jason Avant, Hank Baskett, Reggie Brown, Greg Lewis, LJ Smith, Brian Celek, Brian Westbrook. Translation: Good, Good, Good, Good, Crap, Mediocre, Good, Great.
    2008: DeSean Jackson, Kevin Curtis, Jason Avant, Hank Baskett, Reggie Brown, Greg Lewis, LJ Smith, Brian Celek, Brian Westbrook. Translation: Great, Good, Good, Good, Good, Crap, Mediocre, Good, Great.
    2009: DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Kevin Curtis, Jason Avant, Hank Basket, Reggie Brown, Brian Celek, Brian Westbrook. Translation: Great, Very Good, Good, Good, Good, Good, Good, Great.
    So…you’re telling me his 2004 Roster with TO and Westbrook being his primary (and really only weapons) was far and away superior to his 2006+ Rosters? Get the hell outta here. Since TO left DMac has gained at least one good target per season. The receivers we drop end up as starters elsewhere. What else does he need to get us a ring?
    Now look at his personal “hall of fame” statistics and ranking amongst his fellow QBs.
    2004 (TO): 11th in First Downs, 3rd in TDs, 10th in Completion Percentage, 30th (32nd being the fewest) in Interceptions, and 4th in QB Passer Rating.
    2005(Bizzaro TO): 20th in First Downs, 16th in TDs, 22nd in Completion Percentage, 22nd in INTs, and 16th in QB Passer Rating.
    2006(Post TO): 24th, 13th, 23rd, 24th, and 4th.
    2007: 15th, 14th, 20th, 28th, and 9th.
    2008(Jackson Era): 5th, 8th, 18th, 16th, and 4th.
    2008 Post Season: 6 of 12 in Completion Percentage, 5 of 12 in Passer Rating.
    2009: 20th, 13th, 20th, 23rd, 12th.
    2009 Post Season: 11 of 12 in Completion Percentage, 9 of 12 in Passer Rating.
    He ranked up there with only two weapons to throw to in 04, didn’t he? Now that he has a half dozen #1s and #2s to throw to, why aren’t his numbers even in the top 10? If he is so great like everyone claims he is, where are the results? Could his lackluster numbers, since 2004, have anything to do with his transformation from a run first, pass second QB into a pass first, pass second QB? Could it be that he isn’t that kind of prototypical passing quarterback, and after years of injury prone seasons he isn’t as threatening to opposing defenses as his younger, run happy self was? Who knows?
    All in all, DMac is an above average quarterback who will always win the But We Were This Close award. Calling him great is an insult to the truly great QBs out there like Brady, PManning, and Favre; and to the legends like Montana, Elway, and Young. I wish him the best wherever he goes, but it’s time for a change… even if that change brings us to Kolb. Palm2Face.
    GO BIRDS!

  46. roto245 says: Apr 1, 2010 10:11 PM

    Eli Manning is a class act.

  47. GaryClark says: Apr 1, 2010 10:22 PM

    They should trade the Skins Eli or McNugget for both jason and Colt Brennan

  48. bakaduin says: Apr 1, 2010 10:43 PM

    The Eagles don’t realize just how few truly good QBs there are in this league. McNabb is one of those. I’d say at best half the league has a quality QB that has the potential to take you to the Super Bowl and I’m probably overestimating that. Eli also falls in that category and fortunately the Giants understand that.

  49. 123456 says: Apr 1, 2010 10:47 PM

    Eli Manning should be more shocked that he’s still in the league.
    That guys is shit as a QB. He’s a modern day Doug Williams.

  50. Pantherfan10 says: Apr 1, 2010 10:48 PM

    Gotta love the irrationality and snap judgments of Philly “fans”.

  51. kosarsmyidol says: Apr 1, 2010 10:55 PM

    # raynman49 says: April 1, 2010 7:37 PM
    “Eli is slightly above average. McNabb is a touch above Eli. Philly never gave Mc Nabb any respect. Eli has gotten more, but not deserved.”
    Apparently you missed the Super Bowl where Eli avoided going down and planted the ball on his receiver’s face with the game on the line. Although it’s a what have you done for me lately league, that was one of the best plays I’ve ever seen…
    McNabb doesn’t get a lot of respect. As a Cleveland fan, I’d love to have had solid qb play from one guy for an extended period like McNabb has provided. It sucks to not get some Super Bowl wins, but it could be worse…

  52. GoBrowns19 says: Apr 1, 2010 11:02 PM

    Why is it so shocking? I’ll tell you what’s shocking. Your dad looks so normal but you and your brother have such long heads.

  53. oneGIANTloss says: Apr 1, 2010 11:42 PM

    123456 says:
    April 1, 2010 10:47 PM
    Eli Manning should be more shocked that he’s still in the league.
    That guys is shit as a QB. He’s a modern day Doug Williams.
    —————————–
    you are an idiot who doesn’t even deserve to read this site.

  54. Route36West says: Apr 2, 2010 12:50 AM

    Bigbluefan says:
    April 1, 2010 8:58 PM
    All you Eli haters he has as many rings as anyone playing other then Ben and Ben will be trading his for chewing gum real soon in the big house.
    What about Vinateria who has 4 rings? There are alot of players in the NFL who have more rings then Eli you idiot.
    _______________________________
    .Vox Veritas. says:
    April 1, 2010 9:51 PM
    I mean seriously, keep McNabb this season and what do you do next season, let him walk or give him an extension that he would accept?
    Well they could keep him this year and let him walk next year and get a 3rd round comensatory pick for him.
    So like I said if they improve enough in the draft that can make them a contender then I say keep him and go for it all 1 more year. But if they dont have a great draft they should trade him afterwards for a 1st round pick in 2011 because teams will be more willing to part with next year picks then this year picks. Because without a great draft the Eagles cant win a superbowl so its better to just let Kolb get 1 year of starting under his belt so they can make a run at it in 2011.

  55. Akshun says: Apr 2, 2010 1:29 AM

    @ raynman49…
    as an Eagles fan.. are you a serious?!?! i might think that eli isnt the greatest but he’s not the worst, and he was able to help do something McNabb couldnt regardless if he had a stellar defense behind him or not.. if you are part of a team that actually won the superbowl and you helped contribute you deserve more respect than someone who hasnt won it yet..

  56. east96street says: Apr 2, 2010 2:04 AM

    Chapnasty2 says: “I find it odd because he is speaking about a division rival. It isn’t really proper. That is what I was trying to say.”
    WTF? Typical douchebag Cowboy fan. Eli was asked his thoughts on the rumors and he responded by showing his opponent praise and respect. Compare that to Crayton’s continuous trash talk about the Giants, Wade’s comments after Dallas got beat by NY in the playoffs that “Dallas was the better team” (where’s your Lombardi, Wade?), Flozell’s cheap shot against Tuck at the half and getting a rule named after him, etc., etc. Let’s not forget the almost endless amount of posing done by Dallas players, even in games they are losing. THAT’S really “not proper”. Showing your opponent respect and offering him praise is merely being polite.
    BTW – the rest of Manning’s comments:
    “You kind of heard rumors the last couple of years,” Manning said, according to Reuters. “I’m kind of waiting to see if something truly happens.
    “Donovan has been a tremendous player for the Eagles, a staple of their organization. He’s a tremendous competitor and a tremendous person.”

  57. mrEagle says: Apr 2, 2010 4:47 AM

    Yeah, Real Shocking! Only because even a third grader saw the writing on the wall a year ago when McNabb restructured his two year contract for an..um..two year contract and even stated that depending on his performance this year will determine where he will be next year. McNabb Knew that this was the SB or bust year for him.
    Everyone saw this train a mile down the track, Dont say you were shocked or blindsided now that its up your ass!

  58. BigBear123 says: Apr 2, 2010 6:21 AM

    I’m not shocked they want to trade him. I’m shocked that the Eagles have handled the situation so poorly. I agree with Herm Edwards, it should have been done weeks ago.

  59. doubldipp says: Apr 2, 2010 6:31 AM

    it would not matter if Mcnabb had won a SB some fans would still say trade him now while you can get something for him and thats why they are not coaches in the NFL. most people can’t see what it takes to make it in the NFL

  60. Mooch says: Apr 2, 2010 7:48 AM

    So…the Panther should have kept Delhomme? Or Kerry Collins? Or Tim Biakabatuka?
    It’s a business, dumdum.
    Dipp – but he didn’t win a SB, or did I miss that? How many NFC title losses at home, as a favorite? When is the last time this team beat a playoff team, or even a team over .500?
    I already have your contradictory answer written on a card, like Carson used to do.

  61. Mooch says: Apr 2, 2010 8:00 AM

    “it would not matter if Mcnabb had won a SB some fans would still say trade him now while you can get something for him and thats why they are not coaches in the NFL”
    REID IS TRYING TO TRADE MCNABB!!! NOT THE FANS!!!
    REID DFAFTD KOLB!!! NOT THE FANS!!!
    MANAGEMENT DECIDED NOT TO EXTEND HIM!! NOT THE FANS!!!
    “it would not matter if _________ had won a SB…”
    a) Phil Simms
    b) Jeff Hostetler
    c) Joe Montana
    d) Joe Namath
    e) Kurt Warner
    f) Brett Favre
    g) Jim McMahon
    h) Brad Johnson
    And these guys WON Super Bowls. If I wanted to pick guys that got close and lost we could add in Drew Bledsoe, Bernie Kosar, Mark Brunell, and others.
    Guys get old, guys get moved or released. That’s the game. Stop whining and crying because you have a #5 jersey and don’t want to have to buy a new one.

  62. gobs56 says: Apr 2, 2010 8:19 AM

    Somewhere, The Redskins are thinking why won’t anyone take Jason Campbell from us!! Please!

  63. Krow says: Apr 2, 2010 8:46 AM

    “I find it odd because he is speaking about a division rival. It isn’t really proper. That is what I was trying to say.”
    I apologize… my comments were out of line.

  64. Los Gigantes says: Apr 2, 2010 9:38 AM

    How many seasons of mediocrity until the Philly fans are screaming for Kolbs head??
    I bet it’s long before Eli is ever out of a Giants uniform… but than again he could win 11 games throw for 4000+ yards… throw 25 touchdowns and only 11 picks… rush in 3 more tds… and take his team to the playoffs and everything would be ALL good right?
    Oh wait that’s what McNabb’s stats would have looked like if he had played a full season last year… Talk about setting up a guy to fail…
    I guess the grass is always greener until your ass is getting dry humped up and down it for 4 quaters…

  65. jlbay says: Apr 2, 2010 10:18 AM

    Look McNabb is on the last year of his contract, he is going to turn 34 this year and has played in every game in only one of the past 5 season (’05 9 games; ’06 10 games; ’07 14 games; ’08 16 games and ’09 14 games). In those season inwhich he missed games he also played in games at far less than 100%.
    The Eagles either trade him now or never, as for traded before this years draft or waiting and trying to get more value next year . . . well this year there are more underclassmen declared for the draft than ever before . . . because of that this year is considered a very deep draft class . . . the underclassmen are typically juniors who would be seniors next year or older sophemores who would probably come out next year . . . so next years draft is going to be de-valued due to the fact that the best from it have declared for this draft.
    Finally if Eli Manning is shocked by this development than he should look internally to his own organization. The Giants cut . . . YES THAT WAS CUT . . . the best QB they ever had in Phil Simms . . . who also won them a Superbowl . . . after he led them to an 11-5 season and a first round playoff win over the Vikings. Hell Simms was so dedicated to the Giants that he opted to retire and become a broadcaster instead of playing for another team . . . which he easily could have after having the following statistical season: played in all 16 regular season games, 61.75% completion percentage, 15 TDs and 9 Ints. So Eli if you want to be shocked take a look at your own organization.

  66. bunbun says: Apr 2, 2010 3:19 PM

    macnabb is overdue for the boot and eli is just about there, another 6 months or so. Move on

  67. kvh59 says: Apr 2, 2010 4:27 PM

    Eli is a top ten QB……….look at the stats.

  68. tbris84 says: Apr 2, 2010 6:08 PM

    “How many seasons of mediocrity until the Philly fans are screaming for Kolbs head??”
    Hahaha. Well that is what sets Philly fan apart from the rest, we the fans don’t settle for years of mediocrity, unlike Giants fans. Or atleast unlike you.
    He has had over a decade to bring his city a ring and has failed to do so, even after being the favorite in 3 of the 5 NFC Championship games. He has had the tools necessary to accomplish it, but failed. Year after disappointing year we have to listen to him complain about not having this, and if he did we would’ve won. He has had more weapons to throw to than 30 other NFL teams and he still can’t get it done. I would love to see how he does on a team like the Raiders. He would be on top of the world of mediocrity.
    How many more years of mediocrity do you feel he deserves?

  69. Los Gigantes says: Apr 3, 2010 12:50 PM

    First of all… We don’t settle for mediocrity… We’ve actually WON championships…
    You didn’t understand my question… I was implying that Kolb will bring nothing more to the plate then McNabb has… Plus he’s young and inexperienced… So unless next year he takes you guys to the playoffs or wins a Superbowl, I’m sure with the loving nature of the Philly fans, Kolb and Reid will be on the chopping block…
    I guess that’s the advantage of playing for a bad front office and in a division where you’re the only team to never win a Superbowl…
    Good luck with another decade of mediocrity

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