The young pass-catchers in Philadelphia are saying all the right things about the Kevin Kolb era. Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News talked to a few veterans that are just trying to process the move.
Safety Quentin Mikell, now the longest tenured Eagle: “I was pretty shocked about the whole situation, but even more shocked it was within the
Right tackle Winston Justice: “You had a feeling he’d be traded, but it’s pretty shocking that he was
traded to a team we play twice a year.”
The theme ran through former players too. Brian Dawkins also called the move shocking, then took it a step further.
“When you have a guy that’s playing at a level he’s still playing at, to
me, you don’t get rid of the guy,” Dawkins said.
There’s a just line of thinking that McNabb was never truly appreciated in Philly. Dawkins saw McNabb’s demise as especially cruel.
“He finally gets the receivers on the outside, and a tight end — the
weapons everybody’s always talked about — and then, the next year, they
send him off.”