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Baldinger blasts McNabb

Plenty of people have had plenty to say about the Eagles’ decision to trade quarterback Donovan McNabb to the team’s division rivals in D.C.

Few have been as outspoken in favor of the Philly side of the equation as Brian Baldinger of NFL.com.

Said Baldinger (via Sheil Kapadia of philly.com):  “The Eagles should be ecstatic.  I view McNabb as a flawed player, and it
was never more apparent than in the back-to-back losses to the Cowboys
last season.  His flaws will never go away.  Now, the Eagles get at least
two chances to expose the same flaws they’ve been covering up for 11
years.  It works against the Redskins that McNabb is still in the
division.  Andy Reid can finally stop covering up for one of the most
overrated quarterbacks in the history of the game.  The Eagles will go to
the playoffs.  The Redskins will be watching from the golf course.”

Meanwhile, and as Redskins coach Mike Shanahan happily pointed out today, smiling like a cat that is slowly digesting a fresh canary, McNabb took the Eagles to five NFC title games in his 11 seasons.  Before McNabb’s arrival, it had been 20 years since the Eagles had played for the privilege of going to the Super Bowl.

Whether Reid or McNabb were responsible for those successes remains to be seen.  The fact that the Eagles shipped McNabb to a rival will definitely make McNabb more motivated to prove that he had at least some responsibility for the good times.

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  1. Matt Cribbin says: Apr 6, 2010 4:32 PM

    And Shanhan is a better offensive coach than Reid.

  2. ShootahCowboy says: Apr 6, 2010 4:35 PM

    Baldinger’s credibility is slightly below that of a tabloid journalist…

  3. Viper2000 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:35 PM

    Baldinger is just another upset Eagle to see him traded to the division. Like young pup Kolb doesn’t have flaws. HA! wait till the eagle fans boo his ass off the field and hurt his feelings =)

  4. John El Way says: Apr 6, 2010 4:35 PM

    I fully agree with Baldinger.

  5. Qship04 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:36 PM

    And what has Baldinger done in his career…

  6. richturpin says: Apr 6, 2010 4:37 PM

    Who’s Brian Baldinger and why do we (Redskins fans) care what he thinks? He couldn’t hold McNabb’s jock strap. I’m glad Baldinger has so much faith in Kevin Kolb.

  7. Cleg says: Apr 6, 2010 4:37 PM

    Baldi is a homer for the Iggles, always has been. The guy is a pure dope. He is rarely right about anything. I don’t know why anyone who’s job it is to be on TV would show their alligience to one team so clearly and ignorantly as this twit.

  8. Cake Or Death says: Apr 6, 2010 4:38 PM

    Baldinger’s right that McNabb is a flawed player, but you could say that about a lot of the great QBs. I mean, come on, that argument could certainly be made for Brett Favre for all those INTs or even Peyton Manning for having such a mediocre playoff record.
    McNabb has made a few dumb comments over the years, but overall he was a fun player to watch. Certainly one of the better QBs over the last decade.

  9. falstaff1962 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:38 PM

    yeah- because I relly trust the wisdom of a grade Z color man for analysis.

  10. Ryan_Mack says: Apr 6, 2010 4:38 PM

    Must be so hard to digest the fact that an undrafted nobody like Brian Baldinger has such a strong opinion about the best QB in Eagles franchise history.
    Yeah McNabb has his flaws. Most of it was due to the offensive system and lack of talent.
    He’s finally had the weapons around him and the rest of the league had 11 years to learn how to stop Andy Reid’s pass happy attack.
    Mcnabb will do just fine in Washington. The Eagles will do no better, yet probably no worse with Kolb.

  11. tingbatz says: Apr 6, 2010 4:38 PM

    “smiling like a cat that is slowly digesting a fresh canary”
    how eloquent.

  12. Skoods says: Apr 6, 2010 4:38 PM

    Philly’s defense and Jim Johnson took them to 5 NFC Championship games. McNabb was putrid in 2008, was awful for 3 quarters in 2003 (and was only saved by Freddie Mitchell on 4th and 26), and was terrible in 2002 (where we had a 13-6 lead with minutes left against Atlanta before a great play by our defense sealed it).
    Give me a break…could you love Washington any more? Why don’t you and Dan Snyder go get the honeymoon suite and laugh about how fun it’s going to be to watch McNabb’s worm-burners hit the turf in front of Santana Moss’ old, tired legs.

  13. DallasFan in NY says: Apr 6, 2010 4:39 PM

    Wow!! Pretty harsh I’d say. And just who the hell is Brian Baldinger and what is his claim to fame?

  14. monet99 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:39 PM

    Baldinger is a complete idiot. McNabb has lead them to a Super Bowl and 5 NFC championship games. Is he freaking kidding?

  15. stiller43 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:39 PM

    Baldinger largely seems like an idiot on NFLN, but he’s seems spot on with the assessment of this whole deal.

  16. Return to Festivus says: Apr 6, 2010 4:40 PM

    Granted that the Eagles are one of the best teams that a) resign new players before they become stars and b) get rid of players before they are past their prime, but this guy is way out of line by saying McNabb is over-rated.
    I’m not Eagles fan, but I could appreciate any QB who gave his all to a city, and I dont believe there has been a QB who has passed for more yards and put up the numbers he has with the Receivers and playmakers he has been given (sans TO, Jackson, Westbrook etc.) than McNabb.

  17. Bob S. says: Apr 6, 2010 4:40 PM

    Baldinger couldn’t lick McNabb’s boots as a player! Was he coked up when he said it?

  18. Andyman says: Apr 6, 2010 4:41 PM

    “Andy Reid can finally stop covering up for one of the most overrated quarterbacks in the history of the game”
    Right…Excellent analysis from genius Baldinger. How about being a little more specific about the ‘flaws’ if you’re going to be so brash in dumping on a guy for being ‘overrated.’ I’d call Baldinger an overrated analyst but that would suggest others rate him at all.

  19. Gregjennings85 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:42 PM

    He may be right, but Baldinger:
    1.) Needs to fix that badly broken right pinkey finger that he wags around in NFL pregame, to the chagrin of the food industry.
    http://www.mdavidleeds.com/portraits/6_Brian_Baldinger_ws_marked.jpg
    (Maybe shoot this shot from his LEFT?!?!?)
    2.) Fox once ran some stock footage during a Packers game from Lambeau where Baldinger eats…no wait…DEVOURS a brat. That would be nothing, by itself. Then his co-host told the truck to ‘run that clip’, and it was Baldinger eating another 2 brats in addition to his first, and they’re in one bun. That guy can eat.
    Looked, couldn’t find the vid/pic.
    3.) Didn’t BB just get caught in a car with a hooker and a loaded gun?
    Nope, upon further review, that was Bill Maas.
    http://blogs.kansascity.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/07/11/maas.jpg
    Ahh…bipolarity…

  20. 90ragtop says: Apr 6, 2010 4:43 PM

    I hope that Baldinger knows that McNabb speaks very highly of him…

  21. SJsports66 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:43 PM

    Ugh, what the hell does “Baldy” know? He may have some points, but the reality is, Andy didn’t really cover up that many of the flaws. The most overrated quarterback in the history of the game?? That is ridiculous.
    Andy never ran the ball to help give McD a more balanced attack. They never really had good receivers, except for TO, and the last couple years. Florio nailed it on the head. The Birds were garbage before Andy and Donovan. I remember watching Rich Kotite and the slew of garbage quarterbacks that came through here.
    Don’t get me wrong, Donovan definitely has his flaws. And I don’t think he will ever be considered one of the elite. But the most overrated QB in history and not giving credit for helping turn around a franchise? Stick to crummy local radio Baldy.

  22. CleanSlaton says: Apr 6, 2010 4:43 PM

    Here’s to rooting for zero divisional victories for the Cowboys.
    Also, shut your yap, Baldinger. If that were my last name, I’d try to be drawing attention AWAY from myself. I also had to look up who you were to see where you think you had earned the right to criticize someone with McNabb’s career. See ‘Jaworski, Ron.’

  23. mmdd1111 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:43 PM

    The Eagles were beat by the Cowboys b/c Andy Reids offense if so damned predictible. From the mouth of a cowboy ” We knew every play that was coming” Can’t blame the QB for that

  24. eaglesnest812 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:43 PM

    Baldy for president. If the eagles can expose mcnabb’s deficiences and the cowgirls already figured out how to and the giants always gave mcnabb fits IT WILL BE A LONG SEASON FOR THE DEAD SKINS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  25. thegoldengod says: Apr 6, 2010 4:43 PM

    Wait, could you go over this 100 more times…I guess I’m missing the core concept. What if the Eagles and Redskins both suck?

  26. Citizen Strange says: Apr 6, 2010 4:44 PM

    Baldinger can say whatever he wants because there is zero accountability.
    If McNabb wins a Super Bowl for the Redskins this year it’s not like Baldinger will be fired for being wrong.

  27. tombrookshire says: Apr 6, 2010 4:44 PM

    I wish McNabb lots of luck. Glad he isn’t here anymore. If Shanahan is as smart as he is reputed to be, he will adjust his system to suit McNabb’s skills and take his age into account. Had the genius Andy Reid been smarter and less stubborn about his “system”, he could have gotten much more out of McNabb, possibly a championship. Instead, he put it all on McNabb’s shoulders to win it all himself. For years he insisted his receivers were good enough when they were no better than career backups. He made McNabb a dink and dunker when he is a strong-armed downfield passer. That fact was well-illustrated with T.O., a big, quick receiver who could get separation downfield. McNabb arguably had his best season in 2004. If Shanny leans 60/40 in favor of the run and drafts a stout left tackle who can start as a rookie, all other things being equal, McNabb should have some success in his first season in DC.

  28. gobigblue825 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:44 PM

    Wow, doesn’t sound like there’s anything personal behind Mr Baldingers comments at all. No anger or spite in those words. I bet Elin Woods would have kinder words for Tiger than Brian has for McNabb. As a die hard Giants fan and I can’t stand McNub, the Eagles, Reid, The Cowgirls, The Redstinks or anyone else related to the NFC East teams that don’t wear Blue. That being sad, calling McNabb overrated sounds moronic at best. 5 NFC Championship games with nothing but a hot bag of garbage for WR’s other then the TO year isn’t exactly what I would call overrated. Curse the Birds for leaving this guy in our division. Coach Coughlin made it clear he was hoping he wouldn’t have to face McNads anymore. That speaks volumes coming from a 25+ year NFL coach. Maybe it’s time Brian Baldinger switches to decaf. GO BLUE!!!!

  29. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 6, 2010 4:45 PM

    “Andy Reid can finally stop covering up for one of the most overrated quarterbacks in the history of the game.”
    what kind of weed is he smoking?

  30. rjgreen3 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:46 PM

    when the eagles don’t make the plaoffs this year, who’s fault will it be………..
    be careful what you pray for……….

  31. Munze Konza says: Apr 6, 2010 4:46 PM

    If McNabb was predictable then th eEagles should have changed the offense. The offense is predictable, not the QB.

  32. eaglesnest812 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:46 PM

    Baldy for president!
    1) EAGLES KNOW MCNABB’S WEAKNESSES
    2) COWBOYS FIGURED OUT HOW TO SHUT DOWN MCNABB
    3) GIANTS ALWAYS GIVE MCNABB FITS
    SOUNDS LIKE A LONG SEASON FOR DEADSKINS
    HAHAHAHAHAHA

  33. suvantar says: Apr 6, 2010 4:47 PM

    Like I said in the other thread. If you remove the name and only look at this stat line:
    83-45-1.
    216 TD-100 INT
    2nd Best TD-INT ratio of ALL TIME.
    3rd Best win-loss ratio among active qbs.
    5 NFC Championship Games in 11 Pro Seasons.
    You take this player.
    It’s only when the name gets attached to it that there’s any ‘debate’ at all. Baldinger can say what he wants to say. Donovan McNabb is an excellent quarterback and the Redskins are extremely fortunate to have gotten him.
    Can the Eagles recover? Perhaps, but I think people have been making the wrong comparison all day. Kob doesn’t need to be Aaron Rodgers. If going to the NFC championship game every other year isn’t enough for Eagles’ fans, what Rodgers has done, (17-15 regular season, 0-1 playoffs), is not nearly enough. Kolb will have to perform like Philip Rivers in San Diego… ie, come in and perform almost lights out from the very beginning. Rivers is the only NFL quarterback besides Brady who has a TD-INT ratio like McNabb’s and I suspect that Eagles’ fans have unconsciously gotten used to their QB not giving the ball away over the years.
    The first game that Kolb throws 2-3 ints, (which was almost the total number the McNabb threw during a couple of his seasons), the mercurial Eagles fan base will quickly call for his head.

  34. prnandhomeless says: Apr 6, 2010 4:47 PM

    I don’t understand all this talk of “McNabb leading the Eagles to the SuperBowl and 5 NFC Championship games.”
    Most importantly, Jim Johnson’s defense was incredible in those years. To merely assign credit to McNabb is ridiculous.
    But if you want to do that, let’s go for it.
    That also means it’s solely McNabb’s fault that he lost in 4 NFC Champtionship games and 1 SuperBowl. Wow, look at how that gets turned around.
    Personally, I think McNabba was an excellent quarterback, but his time was up in Philadelphia. Being competitive is not enough when you’ve been just that for 11 seasons. And especially not when you have the world series champs across the street.

  35. RaiderMight says: Apr 6, 2010 4:47 PM

    What a hack!

  36. Bertil says: Apr 6, 2010 4:47 PM

    So, in essence Baldinger is saying:
    Rush is RIGHT!
    Fire him immediately…

  37. Andyman says: Apr 6, 2010 4:47 PM

    Cake or Death wrote:
    “Baldinger’s right that McNabb is a flawed player, but you could say that about a lot of the great QBs. I mean, come on, that argument could certainly be made for Brett Favre for all those INTs or even Peyton Manning for having such a mediocre playoff record.
    McNabb has made a few dumb comments over the years, but overall he was a fun player to watch. Certainly one of the better QBs over the last decade.”
    – Couldn’t agree more. Oh, and Marino wasn’t mobile and couldn’t win a SuperBowl.

  38. DeeDubb says: Apr 6, 2010 4:48 PM

    I never felt one way or the other concerning Brian Baldinger…until now. This has got to be one of the more ignorant statements out there. Only a simpleton would put the Eagles shortcomings on McNabb. Somebody who understands the true situation would realize that Andy Reid is the one who deserves most of the criticism. Why? Well how about the fact that his offense is so pass happy it’s predictable. When you throw the ball 60% of the time that’s what happens. A simpleton would look at McNabb and fault him but the in reality it’s Reid who puts McNabb in those crucial situations. Reid is the one that refuses to run the ball and has been exposed for just that in the playoffs. I’m not even a huge McNabb fan or remotely close to being a Philly fan but a Skins fan. If anything McNabb catapulted the Eagles into the success that they’ve experienced these last several years. This is why McNabb is one of the all-time most underrated players in history.

  39. Steelersforever says: Apr 6, 2010 4:48 PM

    Ya, McNabb having the best TD:INT ratio in league history really lets on the fact that he’s overrated.
    Who the hell is Brian Baldinger?

  40. RedOokies says: Apr 6, 2010 4:49 PM

    This just in – Santana Moss, Chris Cooley, Maclcom Kelly, Fred Davis and Devin Thomas to have hands implanted in their feet to allow them to catch McNabb’s passes.

  41. Cleveland Rocks says: Apr 6, 2010 4:49 PM

    Rush Limbaugh said something similar and got fired…

  42. TheFALZ says: Apr 6, 2010 4:49 PM

    his view of McNabb is as twisted as his finger

  43. mmcnulty says: Apr 6, 2010 4:49 PM

    I could not agree more with Baldinger. Guess I have a new favorite analyst.
    McNabb was ON teams that went to all of those games, but that is a far cry from him leading them there.
    Glad to be rid of our injury prone, innacurate, charlie brown qb.

  44. BaldingersPinky says: Apr 6, 2010 4:50 PM

    That’s not what I was pointing at!

  45. grapes911 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:52 PM

    Brian Baldinger is one of the best analysts in the game and can break down film with the best of them. If this is how he feels, then it probably isn’t too far from the truth.

  46. filthymcnasty says: Apr 6, 2010 4:52 PM

    Who is Brian Ballsucker exactly?

  47. rainwave23 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:52 PM

    Really skoods? McNabb sucked in 2008? Do you realize that in 2008 the Eagles set franchise records for offensive production (yards and points)?
    Do you realize the Eagles did the same in 2009, breaking the 2008 records?
    Also, 4th and 26 was in the 2004 season not 2003. You would think any reasonable Eagles fan would know that.
    Do you also realize that in 2003 McNabb had a broken thumb for 10 games? And yet he led the Eagles to a 9 game winning streak, which tied a franchise record.
    Also, McNabb, at the same point in his career as Elway, has 33 more TDs, over 60 fewer INTs, and a higher completion percentage. Does that mean that Elway sucks?
    Do you also realize that in 2008, McNabb brought the team back from a 17 point deficit in the 2nd half on the road to take a lead, that Jim Johnson’s defense turned around and gave right back with only a few mins left in the game?
    McNabb has been the 3rd best QB of the last decade, behind Brady and Manning, and that’s inarguable.

  48. Mooch says: Apr 6, 2010 4:52 PM

    “smiling like a cat that is slowly digesting a fresh canary”
    Shanahan. So great he got canned by Denver.
    Reject. No accomplishments of note without Top All-Time QB at the helm.

  49. daffy87 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:52 PM

    Every player who steps on the field has their own flaws. I agree with him that McNabb has been greatly overrated in his career. But Donovan is a legit franchise QB. I don’t think he is a top tier guy, like Manning or Brees, but I see him in that 2nd tier of quarterbacks. He’s a very very good player, I hesitate to say he is great. But if the Redskins defense can stay strong then Washington should definitely be a playoff contender.

  50. csaber2007 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:52 PM

    Baldy sure doesn’t sound desirous of seeing McNabb succeed…

  51. Tyler says: Apr 6, 2010 4:53 PM

    If we take out McNabb’s 2004 season, he never completed more, than 61.5 % of his passes, never had more than 25 TDs, never had a 4000 yard season.
    He is above average, but you can’t win the SB with him.

  52. MrHumble says: Apr 6, 2010 4:53 PM

    And next we will be hearing Ed Werder telling us that McNabb has been playing on a peg leg for the last 10 yrs…….it’s amazing what trash b.s. passes for journalism now days. Seems when these “experts” have nothing substantive (which is everyday) to write about, they manufacture something about Brett Favre or provide us with their totally inrrelevant and unsupported opinions.

  53. Huckle says: Apr 6, 2010 4:54 PM

    McNabb is overrated. Anyone from Philly can see what everyone else cannot.
    Sure, he took them to a Super Bowl, and then single-handedly threw it away by tossing an interception on a game-changing drive directly to a Patriot. Why do you think TO went so crazy?
    On Paper he looks great, but the facts remain. The more important a game is, the worse he chokes, and always blames it on his ever-present “sports hernia”.
    Besides, on a season that McNabb tanked, Jeff Garcia came back and took them to a playoffs that were considered out of the question. Garcia proved that McNabb is not needed.

  54. Facts Domino says: Apr 6, 2010 4:55 PM

    Baldinger is one of those guys like Deion, who makes you wonder a) how they got a job to start with and b) how in the hell have they kept it.

  55. Skins4lyfe says: Apr 6, 2010 4:56 PM

    I got ONE word for baldi
    HATER !!!!

  56. monet99 says: Apr 6, 2010 4:56 PM

    mmcnulty you are dead wrong

  57. Reginald says: Apr 6, 2010 4:58 PM

    I love seeing all you posters getting your panties in a twist over what he said. The reason everyone is getting so worked up is because it’s true. Everything he said about McNabb is the absolute truth. No one knows if Kolb is going to be a good QB, but it doesn’t change the fact that McNabb has fatal flaws that inhibit him from winning the big one. Andy Reid and the Eagles KNOW his weaknesses and are gonna tee off on him in those divisional games.
    It’s hilarious how everyone thinks that the Eagles sending mcscrub to the Redskins is somehow going to create some miracle that allows the redskins to dominate. Give me a break. Andy Reid and the FO are laughing their asses off over this crap everyone is blowing out of proportion.

  58. CaptainFantastik says: Apr 6, 2010 4:58 PM

    Actually, the only thing the Eagles are about to expose is that the Fatman should’ve been the one sent packing and that he’s been thoroughly outcoached in 80% of all big games he’s ever been involved with. I seem to rememebr Denver fans being just as ready to run Elway out of town at age 35 before Shanahan came in and helped get the Broncos over the hump. Not saying McNabb is Elway, but we’re about to see Shanahan do more with Mcnabb than Reid ever has.

  59. ninerblitz says: Apr 6, 2010 4:59 PM

    The fact is the Eagles pass too much and have rarely have top notch receivers. The Redskins will be dangerous and McNabb will be much more productive by passing less and handing the ball off.
    Mr. B is entitled to his opinion.
    It’s hard to play QB in the NFL and McNabb has done it for 11 years, not getting your team over the hump is a team issue. You have to have a Probowl RB and/or WR to win with the West Coast offense.
    Just imagine if McNabb wins a superbowl, there will be riots in Philly.
    Philly is the laughing stock of the league right now.

  60. bigbillnocmd says: Apr 6, 2010 4:59 PM

    Baldinger is just pissed because he gets stuck commentating the skins vs. raiders and the 10 of us watching. He will never be a primetime caller because he is a class F act. 5 nfc championships and a super bowl and you want to blame all these losses on Mcnabb? Lets not mention the lack of running ANY of those teams were able or willing to do. A good running attack and a great defense! Baldinger is a complete idiot!
    HAIL SUCKA!

  61. ninerblitz says: Apr 6, 2010 4:59 PM

    The fact is the Eagles pass too much and have rarely have top notch receivers. The Redskins will be dangerous and McNabb will be much more productive by passing less and handing the ball off.
    Mr. B is entitled to his opinion.
    It’s hard to play QB in the NFL and McNabb has done it for 11 years, not getting your team over the hump is a team issue. You have to have a Probowl RB and/or WR to win with the West Coast offense.
    Just imagine if McNabb wins a superbowl, there will be riots in Philly.
    Philly is the laughing stock of the league right now.

  62. Sasquash says: Apr 6, 2010 5:00 PM

    I have to disagree with those of you that say Baldinger doesn’t know what hes talking about. I don’t think hes always spot on but he isn’t a dope either.
    I also have to disagree with the people that say McNabb is the best Eagles QB of all time. Norm Van Brocklin or the “DUTCHMAN” as many called him is the best Eagle QB of alltime. McNabb would be 2nd. Not like thats saying much for a team who has had some bad QB play.
    I also have to disagree that McNabb carried this team to 5 NFC title games and 1 SB. The defense lead by J.Johnson is what made the Eagles a playoff fixture the last decade. A few of the key players on defense were brought in by R.Rhodes before overrated fat and stubborn Andy Jabba the Reid came to town.
    I like McNabb and couldn’t understand why Jabba throw so much without the weapons, but McNabb does have his warts. Now hes a ForeSkin and I have to hate him. Hes not very accurate, hes not very smart and he acts as though he doesn’t care when we lose. He has the thinnest skin ever and is way to sensitive. He won’t be winning any title for the ForeSkins either, sorry but its the truth. Not saying the Eagles will(under Reid I doubt it), but neither will DMAC. Good qb not great and I saw every pro game hes ever played, some Ive seen multiple times.

  63. saturn111 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:00 PM

    McNabb is overrated, Reid is overrated, and so is Shanahan (who’s post-Elway playoff record has not yet been mentioned in any of these discussions, but is pretty dismal: 1 – 4 in ten seasons).
    They’re all freakin’ overrated.

  64. monet99 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:00 PM

    It is a fact McNabb had very few top notch skill players his first several years. An overated QB does not get a team to playoffs year after year. Baldinger is a clown.

  65. ninerblitz says: Apr 6, 2010 5:00 PM

    Hence, I would have traded Kolb to Denver for Brandon Marshall. That would have been a super move.

  66. Skins4lyfe says: Apr 6, 2010 5:02 PM

    I got ONE word for baldi
    HATER !!!!

  67. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 6, 2010 5:02 PM

    Gregjennings85 says:
    April 6, 2010 4:42 PM
    He may be right, but Baldinger:
    1.) Needs to fix that badly broken right pinkey finger that he wags around in NFL pregame, to the chagrin of the food industry.
    http://www.mdavidleeds.com/portraits/6_Brian_Baldinger_ws_marked.jpg
    HAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA i fell out my chair laughing when i saw that picture

  68. Hauschild says: Apr 6, 2010 5:02 PM

    ….and BINGO was his name-oh.

  69. East Bay Ray says: Apr 6, 2010 5:03 PM

    Let’s review. The Skins now have an overrated QB to go along with their overrated coach (Shanahan did squat without Elway). And they added an overrated RB in Willie Parker to go along with immature and overrated RB Larry Johnson. Then, for the piece de resistance, the poster child for the overrated and overpaid: Albert Haynesworth.
    Little Danny Snyder still thinks his organization is a fantasy football team. That’s why they have won exactly 1 division title since Snyder took over the Skins in 1999, and that was in his first year. His reward for Norv Turner, the head coach who won that division title for him? Snyder fired him the next year, without even letting Turner finish the season.

  70. munchkin says: Apr 6, 2010 5:05 PM

    Rush just can’t leave race out of anything.
    “I think what we’ve had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well,” Limbaugh said. “There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn’t deserve. The defense carried this team.”
    The media, really, where would Rush be without the media; he is the media. No-one uses the media better than Rush.

  71. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 6, 2010 5:05 PM

    how long did it take Peyton Manning to get over his CHOKING hump?
    exactly

  72. The Silencer 10 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:06 PM

    Truthfully baldinger is a very good personnel evaluated….when I hear him on NFL network the dude practically calls it how it is and is right ALOT…but I always said the same about mcnabb..we’re built for the westcoast offense, with a down the field thrower….5 will not succeed there…and his reign is over n it has been for a while…

  73. Floriosadouchebag says: Apr 6, 2010 5:08 PM

    Baldy is just a front running Eagles fan, just like Lowell Rikert and the rest of the Eagles fans. Big Wake up call coming. Welcome to last place.

  74. Chapnasty2 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:08 PM

    While Baldinger is the worst game announcer ever, he makes a great and accurate assesment of McNabb and the Eagles. However, he is still an idiot and I find it hard to agree with him, even if he is so right.

  75. WildBirdOffense says: Apr 6, 2010 5:09 PM

    I see nothing wrong with what Baldinger said.

  76. ikemac says: Apr 6, 2010 5:11 PM

    BOTTOM LINE:
    Baldinger has been hanging with Andy Reid and his sons!!!!!!!

  77. TheDPR says: Apr 6, 2010 5:12 PM

    As an Eagles fan, I’d have rather they traded Reid for Shanny and kept 5.

  78. Detective McGarnacle says: Apr 6, 2010 5:12 PM

    so brian baldinger is a racist. got it.

  79. encinitasraider says: Apr 6, 2010 5:13 PM

    i think the RAT is overrated as a coach…..What has he done in the last 7 years?

  80. ThanksTed says: Apr 6, 2010 5:15 PM

    Brian Baldinger is one more reason to hate Duke.

  81. Deb says: Apr 6, 2010 5:17 PM

    Donovan McNabb handled his press conference with his usual grace, refusing to say anything negative about the Eagles or their fans.
    Brian Baldinger is behaving in typical Philly-fan fasion–kicking McNabb even after he’s left the building.
    I hope McNabb wipes the floor with these bottom-dwellers. They didn’t deserve him when he was taking them to the conference championship games and the Super Bowl. They deserve everything bad that comes their way now. Baldinger = no class bum.

  82. phillyfan04 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:18 PM

    Has anyone ever taken the time to think that Rush and Baldy are right. I am from Philadelphia and have supported McNabb from the beginning and use to overlook his choking performances as just coinceidence. This is not the reason he is not liked in this town, it is for the point that everytime he chokes he has blamed it on someone else. I can understand why people outside of philadelphia see McNabb in a different light because most fans only get the information from ESPN. However, if you been through the day by day saga of Donovan McNabb you would look at the situation differently. He is a great QB that has alot of flaws, if he didnt play with Jim Johnson Defense he would of never of made it to 5 NFC championships and a Super Bowl. That is just a fact.
    So before Redskins fans want to jump all over Eagles fans, please sit back and take a year and evaluate him yourselves. From his performances to his dorky interviews where hes always being passive aggressive to a player, coach, fan, or media member. Then you will have a similar opinion of him.

  83. Andyman says: Apr 6, 2010 5:18 PM

    “Glad to be rid of our injury prone, innacurate, charlie brown qb”
    He’s missed 4 games the last three years…Oh, so he’s not Brett Favre or P. Manning durable – and who else is? There are 20 teams in the NFLthat have starved for a QB of this calibre. Inaccurate? He’s been over 60% over the last three years. I mean c’mon, I’m not an Eagle’s fan but take a look around the NFL at what teams have played with at QB and tell me there aren’t 20 that would have taken McNabb over their guy in a heartbeat over the last five years.

  84. Ilovefoolsball says: Apr 6, 2010 5:19 PM

    McNabb is a decent qb who led a very competitive eagles team during his time there. He’s going to have success in Washington, the question is what kind of weapons will he have around him and can that pesky owner keep his mouth shut and let Shanahan run things. I’m pulling for McNabb to do good. I always liked him even though he didn’t know what the overtime rules were and he’s getting paid millions of dollars to just play a game.

  85. Mr Krinkle says: Apr 6, 2010 5:20 PM

    Baldinger watches more film than 99% of those blow hard national analyst. McNabb was good when he was young and mobile, but even then he had his flaws (stupdity, accuracy, 2 minute offense). Now, the only the only thing he has going for him is the long ball. That can be shut down, then McNabb is useless.

  86. trsean says: Apr 6, 2010 5:21 PM

    Why is anyone shocked by Baldy’s comments?
    I thought they were pretty accurate.
    Overrated doesn’t mean he sucks – It just means he’s not as good as advertised.
    Great deep ball, but so inaccurate with his other passes even defenders can’t catch the ball.
    I also expect the Eagles defense to tee off on McNabb.

  87. flavordave says: Apr 6, 2010 5:22 PM

    Eagles also went too the playoffs twice while McNabb was hurt so lets keep it real.

  88. Adam_Bears_Fan says: Apr 6, 2010 5:23 PM

    He may be right, but Baldinger:
    1.) Needs to fix that badly broken right pinkey finger that he wags around in NFL pregame, to the chagrin of the food industry.
    http://www.mdavidleeds.com/portraits/6_Brian_Baldinger_ws_marked.jpg
    (Maybe shoot this shot from his LEFT?!?!?)
    _____________________________________
    I second this motion! He should have it amputated.

  89. Viper21 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:24 PM

    Im a Cowboys fan.
    I would rather have seen McNabb go out of the division. I believe the Skins will be much improved with McNabb & be competitive. The NFC East WILL BE the toughest division in the NFL this year. No division has won more superbowls than the NFC east. 11 out of 44 or 25% of em. No division has been to more superbowls than the NFC East. 20 out of 44 or 45% of em. Those numbers come primarily from three teams, as the Eagles have never won a superbowl, and only been to two.
    Laugh, make fun of all you want. The NFC East will make more superbowl appearances…. soon. Although, I doubt the Eagles will ever win one. It’ll be on of the other three. In fact, I’d be so bold as to say, with all the changes in Washington… I think the Skins will be back in the big game before the Eagles.

  90. MagicMan407 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:24 PM

    I am pretty sure the Redskins will run different plays than the Eagles did. Can you cover up two exlosive tightends? And the Redskins will most likely run the ball A LOT more than Andy Reid. The Eagles struggled with Campbell at QB if Mcnabb is better than Campbell good luck Eagles.

  91. Wrathchild says: Apr 6, 2010 5:24 PM

    Shanahan had weapons in Denver and McNabb has had weapons with the Eagles. Neither has offensive weapons in D.C.

  92. frox says: Apr 6, 2010 5:25 PM

    They should change his name to Balls Dinger because he has some nuts on him to make those statements.

  93. jibfest says: Apr 6, 2010 5:25 PM

    For the Philly haters, look up how many fourth quarter comebacks McNabb has lead. How many playoff games did he play well? Great regular season numbers, horrible when it counts. The national media and the other moron football fans can’t get past that.

  94. Dixon29 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:25 PM

    This guy works for nfl.com and publicly made these comments? He should be fired immediately, or he should only cover the Eagles.
    Let me just say that this so called “tradition” of winning the Eagles like to act like they have is a joke. Three, count them, three NFL Championships- 1948, 1949, and 1960. Congratulations on getting rid of the best QB in that town since Norm Van Brocklin. I hope McNabb beats the hell out of Philadelphia every time he plays them.

  95. Chapnasty2 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:25 PM

    “McNabb has been the 3rd best QB of the last decade, behind Brady and Manning, and that’s inarguable.”
    This is without question the dumbest, most inaccurate statment I have ever read on this site. And that is saying something.

  96. psu77 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:26 PM

    Agreed that Baldinger’s comments are over the top. Disagree that Reid throws the ball too much.
    Seems strange that the people who are defending McNabb in here bring up(justifiably) the Eagles performance the last decade while ignoring the fact that the Eagles threw the ball 60% of the time during the run.
    And laughable to hear people take Brookings “predictable” comment like it meant something. What a shock that a team whose OL was in a constant state of change all season finally collapsed the last two and a half games(Denver then Dallas) when they ended up playing a backup center with zero experience at center, a third string guard and a second string tackle.
    I wonder why people just do not try and watch the games sometimes.

  97. sand0 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:26 PM

    The Eagles have generally been a good passing team statistically. What is this guy’s angle? That the Eagles rather than having one of the 5 or 10 best passing games could have been the best if not for McNabb?
    This guy comes off like an idiot. I don’t like the Eagles, mostly just because of all the awful things I hear about their city and fans, but you have to be dense if you think McNabb is a terrible QB.
    Baldinger does claim McNabb is one of the most over rated of all time. How highly is McNabb rated? My understanding was that he is at best a top 10 QB and at worst about average. Do some people have him way higher or something?

  98. FloriosLegHair says: Apr 6, 2010 5:27 PM

    Who’s got better looking body hair, Florio or Baldinger?

  99. troll_aikman8 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:30 PM

    Let us not forget that it was the Dallas Cowboys that put McNabb (and the Gold Standard Eagles front office) into this tailspin.
    I generally feel sorry for you Eagle fans because you’ve invested so much and there is so much that you will never experience: the love of your parents, the touch of a beautiful woman, and lastly the taste of accomplishment in the form of a Super Bowl trophy.
    Bless your little hearts for trying.

  100. Sociofan says: Apr 6, 2010 5:31 PM

    Baldinger was a career backup who was so bad in the booth that even FOX fired him.
    That said, he is entitled to his opinion, even if he forgets that McNabb routinely put up Pro Bowl numbers with names like Lewis, Pinkston, Brown, Curtis etc. Not exactly the Who’s Who of receivers.
    Skoods makes a good point about Johnson’s defenses in Philly, however, McNabb has led a Top 10 passing attack ever since Mornhinweg took over as OC. And they’ve done it with the aforementioned receivers (and TO for 2 seasons).
    I’ve always respected McNabb’s ability and I think he will do just fine in Washington with Shanny as his coach.

  101. dlr4skins says: Apr 6, 2010 5:33 PM

    3.) Didn’t BB just get caught in a car with a hooker and a loaded gun?
    Nope, upon further review, that was Bill Maas.
    NO, BUT IT’S WHY BALD-DINGER HAS A JOB. HAVE YOU EVER ACTUALLY NOT MUTED A GAME HE’S INVOLVED IN?
    OF ALL PEOPLE TO HAVE COMMENT, JOKE.

  102. SFrancis1680 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:36 PM

    all you need to know about Brian Baldinger is before the Super Bowl he was one of those media douchebags who was telling us that Peyton Manning is the greatest QB of all time,…so when you take that into account it’s easy to see that Baldy is pretty much full of s#it

  103. Popeye says: Apr 6, 2010 5:37 PM

    who is Brian Baldinger??

  104. mickey ferr says: Apr 6, 2010 5:41 PM

    Didn’t Mike Shannahan get run out of town even with a superbowl ring on his finger??? Yes. I love this article. McNabb is flawed and can only win under certain circumstances. If he runs the ball like he did during his most successful years (1999-2004) then… HE IS SUCCESSFUL WOW we’re figuring it out. Andy Reid drafted McNabb and then drafted all of his teammates. Reid is credited for 5 nfc championship appearances and he will continue to win for us. Reid is a great football man that sometimes lack quick decision making but everyone has 1 flaw.

  105. wxmanjoe says: Apr 6, 2010 5:42 PM

    Why does anyone care wht Brian Baldinger has to say? He is just another below average player who could not hack it in the league and is a bitter never was.

  106. Facts Domino says: Apr 6, 2010 5:44 PM

    I didn’t hear Baldinger call Manning the best qb of all time, but with that in mind, a broken clock is right twice a day. This must be one of his two times.

  107. funi says: Apr 6, 2010 5:46 PM

    When Baldinger goes to 5 NFC championship games he can talk…………..

  108. gizzy says: Apr 6, 2010 5:46 PM

    It’s funny how all the Redskin fan are excited about a player they trashed for years. The same player who didn’t know the overtime rule. The same player who throws behind, over the heads and in the ground of the receivers. I can’t wait to hear the boos from the pig masks in the stands. It’s already been a great football season.

  109. psu77 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:47 PM

    “Let us not forget that it was the Dallas Cowboys that put McNabb (and the Gold Standard Eagles front office) into this tailspin. ”
    Another stone cold homer who doesn’t watch the games.
    Do yourself a favor troll, go back to the Eagles- Denver game in Week 16 and notice what the Denver defense did to the Eagles offense after the Eagles starting cneter went down.
    Just in case you cannot figure it out, Denver did exactly what Dallas did in the next two games.

  110. edgy1957 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:50 PM

    Baldinger is an idiot. Does he think that there is no QB that’s ever had bad back-to-back games against a single opponent. Flaws that the team was covering up? Really, was it the flaws of NO real talent at WR, except when TO was in town and NOW with their two young receivers that they picked up in the last two drafts?
    What’s worse is listening to you ignorant Eagles fans. For crying out loud, you’ve had a guy who won 92 games in his time with the team and that’s better than anyone, including that boob Jaworski. I guarantee you that if he had better talent at WR, things would have been much better. Hell, look at how well he did when TO hit town and he FINALLY had someone great to throw to. If you think that he’s that flawed, you’re really out to lunch because I can name any number of “great” QBs that are/were more flawed them him.

  111. shiftyshellshocked says: Apr 6, 2010 5:51 PM

    Calling Mc Nabb overrated is about the dumbest thing I have read on this site in a long time,and that’s saying something being it’s this site.
    What?

  112. shiftyshellshocked says: Apr 6, 2010 5:55 PM

    Calling Mc Nabb overrated is about the dumbest thing I have read on this site in a long time,and that’s saying something being it’s this site.
    What?

  113. Chapnasty2 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:55 PM

    “Three, count them, three NFL Championships- 1948, 1949, and 1960.”
    These don’t count as Superbowl championships schmuck.

  114. tony325 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:56 PM

    Uhh… Hey Brian… The one with all the flaws is Andy Reid…
    He’s been coaching the same way for 11 years… He will throw 50 times at NYG stadium when there is a 30 mph wind… just to prove he can.
    I’m just saying that McNabb will have way less pressure to perform for Washington… we will get our O-Line fixed & then have a 2 or 3 headed monster in the backfield with a combo of Portis, Parker, & Johnson… that’s what McNabb has been missing his whole career…

  115. Drithe says: Apr 6, 2010 5:56 PM

    Mr. Florio my question to you is …. was Rush Limbaugh right about Mcnabb all along?
    End of Line.

  116. AlphaQ2 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:57 PM

    I can’t wait until Philthadelphia fans realize that once the league gets about 6 more tapes of Kolb starting he will get shut down. The city of brotherly loathe will have to come to grips with having the worst quarterback in the NFC East. HAHA

  117. knightsroundtable says: Apr 6, 2010 5:59 PM

    don’t hold back, tell us how you really feel. I couldn’t agree more.

  118. QJ1984 says: Apr 6, 2010 5:59 PM

    Man if the Ravens played the Eagles this year, Ed Reed would be licking his chops all over again for the shot to go up against Kolb. Can you say another record setting pick 6?

  119. the real deal says: Apr 6, 2010 6:00 PM

    Fans in Philly are flat out ignorant towards football and knowledge of football.
    Baldinger deserves to be fired, based on stupidity.
    What a joke of an article, the guy is probably just trying to make a name for himself or has a personal issue with McNabb.
    McNabb is a great QB, always have been. And what kind of idiotic fans would not be satisfied with going to 5 NFC championships and 1 Superbowl? Sure he didn’t win 5 of those 6 games. But to get there speaks volumes! The fact is he went to 4 of those NFC championships with recievers people probably can’t remember because they were not all that great.
    How many teams have gone to 5 Conference Championships and 1 superbowl in the last 11 years? They may not have won, but I for one, would be happy as heck if my team accomplished anything close to that in the last 11 years.
    Disgraceful writing by this clown journalist, and pure ignorance in Philly.

  120. psu77 says: Apr 6, 2010 6:03 PM

    I love the constant bs about how good McNabb was when Owens was there.
    Yep, he was good. But that was a year of an easy schedule; totally healthy OL and Westbrook.
    Scroll on over and look at the performance of the Eagle WRs in 2006. Half McNabb and half Garcia that year. No Owens. Harder schedule.
    Just about the same performance from the WRs both years.
    Lot of fantasy football fans in this country. You should all try and watch the games once in a while.

  121. Bigbluefan says: Apr 6, 2010 6:04 PM

    First I am a Giants fan so I hate the Egals and not very fond of the deadskins
    But in fairness to #5 the flaws were not in the QB they were in the plays he was told to call.
    The Egals have no idea how to run a ball 3 and one lets go for a screen my blind grandma had that one called for the D
    Give me a break the wrong guy was let go in Filthy they should have put fat boy reid the father of the year winner to the curb.
    Don’t blame the QB when women know what play is going to be called and could call the D to stop it.
    Andy can not manage a clock or call a play the only thing Andy can manage is getting fatter and fatter each year.
    The egals will be under 500 and the skins will be at 500 neither will make the playoffs

  122. Howboutdemcowboys says: Apr 6, 2010 6:04 PM

    Damn!!! as a Cowboys and Orange fan I was hoping I would finally get to root for McNabb. Oh well . . . What does Donovan McNabb and Brian Ballsuckers pinkie have in common . . .

  123. The Silencer 10 says: Apr 6, 2010 6:05 PM

    He is super overrated u fool

  124. CanadianVikingFan says: Apr 6, 2010 6:09 PM

    What a scumbag.. To think that we all thought well of the guy when he is on NFLN.

  125. Sociofan says: Apr 6, 2010 6:10 PM

    gizzy says:
    April 6, 2010 5:46 PM
    It’s funny how all the Redskin fan are excited about a player they trashed for years
    —————————————–
    Not all of us trashed McNabb. Boo him? Yes. Trash him? No. D.C. fans are not like Philly fans.
    It’s called the Tom Landry paradox. We might belittle his team and question their masculinity, but we respected and even feared facing Tom Landry as a coach. And McNabb, like Landry, is a very, very decent man. So, No. We will not trash him.

  126. karmathaitch says: Apr 6, 2010 6:10 PM

    If you cant see what Baldingers saying is true, then see what happens this season. Eagles fans been duped to believing McNabb is the real deal. If he was, then why hasnt he got that city at least one ring?? He had the talent twice…

  127. .Vox Veritas. says: Apr 6, 2010 6:13 PM

    “The Eagles were beat by the Cowboys b/c Andy Reids offense if so damned predictible.”
    Don’t forget that their defense sucks, too.

  128. Mooch says: Apr 6, 2010 6:16 PM

    Baldinger is akin to that idiot Cowherd. No smarts or knowledge of sports, so they just have to make ridiculous comments to get some buzz and headlines.
    Else they’d both be doing overnights on the Spokane ESPN affiliate.
    No talent.

  129. kpweaver27 says: Apr 6, 2010 6:19 PM

    Personally I’d say right now Kevin Kolb and Jason Campbell are about on par with one another; Kolb may have a higher upside but Campbell has the experience. So, just imagine Jason Campbell on the Eagles.
    Regardless, Philly wasn’t going to the playoffs with or without McNabb. They have too many issues and they’re clearly in rebuilding mode. While interesting sub-plots emerge, I still see Dallas winning the division and the Giants as the leading candidate for the wild card.

  130. mango says: Apr 6, 2010 6:24 PM

    You should have phrased that – Before Reid’s arrival it had been 20 years since the Eagles played for a championship. Go back and look at the games. When Donovan got hurt, there was no dropoff in the Eagles win loss percentage. Weather it was Koy Detmer, Feeley or Garcia. The team never missed Mcnabb. It was when Westbrook went down that the Eagles had problems. They had no replacement for him.

  131. B The Philly Guy says: Apr 6, 2010 6:25 PM

    I would like to start off by saying that I am a huge Eagle fan. Yeah it was sad to see McNabb leave Philly after all those years of service but hey if I said I didn’t know that it was going to happen that would be a lie. Its Kolb’s era now in Philly and it is the best thing for the team. McNabb has flaws? Hey everyone has flaws. Someone commented and said that McNabb was the reason Eagles had back to back loses against the Cowboys. Well that is untrue. Cowboys didn’t figure out McNabb they figured out the Eagles last year. McNabb didn’t lose anything single handedly they lost and choked as a team. All in all Cowboys came to play and Eagles didn’t, they were to big and strong and Eagles were to predictable. That is what the Eagles are trying to solve right now. Again, McNabb is a great player and an even better leader and I see him doing pretty well this season and giving the Skin’s a chance to get out of last place in the division.
    B The Philly Guy

  132. heirshouse says: Apr 6, 2010 6:31 PM

    Baldinger said the same thing that Rush Limbaugh said years ago..I haven’t heard anyone calling Baldinger a racist. I guess if you used to be an NFL player you get a pass for telling the truth.

  133. mango says: Apr 6, 2010 6:38 PM

    It’s amazing! Every April, the Redskins win the Superbowl. If they had a trophy for that, they would have to build a new wing at Redskins park just to hold all of the trophies. Once again they are gathering up all of the big name washed up players in the league. Sorry again Redskins fans. McNabb was never the reason that the Eagles did well. Your team got taken to the cleaners by the Eagles front office. The Eagles relied on the defense, the coaches and Brian Westbrook. The Skins will be 4th in the division again this season. At least, they will get another high draft pick!

  134. psu77 says: Apr 6, 2010 6:49 PM

    Baldinger’s comments were, imo, over the top and silly. In no way, shape or form did they approach the racist comments of Limbaugh.
    A good clue would be the word black was not mentioned by Baldinger.
    geez

  135. botchedextrapoint says: Apr 6, 2010 6:55 PM

    Rush mentioned race when he went on his rant. That is why he is racist and Baldinger is just plain wrong.

  136. boysroll says: Apr 6, 2010 6:56 PM

    I love this analysis by baldy…i agree too. LMAO. this team is no better than the raiders or rams with a ton of holes.
    Nobody is going to beat my boys anyway.
    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!ALL THE WAY TO THE SB BABY.
    HAIL THIS!!!

  137. JoaquinFenix says: Apr 6, 2010 7:02 PM

    Rush Limbaugh got fired for saying the following about McNabb:
    1. “I think what we’ve had here is a little social concern in the NFL.”
    Roger Goodell’s obsessive-compulsiveness about “protecting the shield” fully supports this statement.
    2. “The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. There is a little hope invested in McNabb.”
    If you’ve ever read a black columnist talk about black athletes as leaders (Scoop Jackson, Kevin Blackistone, Jason Whitlock), then you know this is true. Same thing is true in baseball, where the media sounds the racial alarm every 6 months or so regarding the dearth of blacks.
    3. “[McNabb] got a lot of credit for the performance of [the Eagles] that he didn’t deserve. The defense carried this team.”
    Apparently, Baldinger agrees with this assessment, considering he just called McNabb “one of the most overrated quarterbacks in the history of the game.”
    Yet, for some reason I doubt Baldinger gets fired for expressing his opinion.

  138. SRGPHILLY says: Apr 6, 2010 7:04 PM

    So many dopes, so little time!
    Somewhere in the middle lays the truth. Obviously McNabb, like most QB’s, does have his flaws. But you can’t argue that he is a huge upgrade over any QB Washington has had in recent memory. They made a calculated and, I believe, an intelligent move to get him.
    However, the bottom line for Philly is that they had to do something or they would have lost either McNabb or Kolb with no compensation at the end of the 2010 season. It’s that simple.
    If they feel that Kolb is the future, and I trust the coaching staff, then it was time for McNabb to go. As an Eagles fan, I loved McNabb (and hate to get rid of his Flathead in my office), but to get a 2nd and potentially a 3rd round pick is a good deal all things considered. Now if we can only draft well, we should have a good young team for years to come, but only time will tell.

  139. East Bay Ray says: Apr 6, 2010 7:13 PM

    For those of you who continue to say that anybody who calls McNabb overrated is “saying the same thing Limbaugh said”, if you haven’t figured it out yet, you probably never will. But I’ll explain it to you again anyway. Limbaugh brought race into the conversation where it had no place. It’s not racist to call McNabb overrated. It’s racist to say McNabb is overrated because he’s black, implying that praise of McNabb is some sort of affirmative action. Is that so hard to understand?

  140. Howboutdemcowboys says: Apr 6, 2010 7:28 PM

    @ B The Philly Guy
    From a Cowboys fan to an Eagles fan. . .that was an insightful response. Better than most of the “professional scouts and coaches” that smear their garbage opinions as facts around here.
    I didn’t know any of you had rational thoughts. I am impressed and learned something today.

  141. LiOn TaMeR says: Apr 6, 2010 7:30 PM

    You Philly fans are in for a rude awakening. Let me break the bad news to you, YOUR IN THE REBUILDING PROCESS. You have a young unproven QB, a RB that showed some promise but isn’t all that good yet, shaky offensive line that has injury issues, D-Line that looked average, and a bunch of nobodys at LB. With that said I think Mcnabb was and is a great QB. I would have loved to had him play here in Detroit. The fans of Philly never gave him a chance, he gave your team many good years, and still he was never appreciated

  142. suvantar says: Apr 6, 2010 7:33 PM

    Baldinger: Saying a very good player is overrated = sort of dumb.
    Limbaugh: Implying that a segment of the population you don’t like is making this guy out to be better than he is because he’s black = sort of greasy, stupid and evil.
    That’s the difference between the two.

  143. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 6, 2010 7:37 PM

    Washington will be the first franchise to win Super Bowls with four different quarterbacks. Not only that they will also go down as the only franchise to have two black quarterbacks win the super bowl. HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!

  144. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Apr 6, 2010 7:45 PM

    Flawed???
    Dude, look at his stats the next time you decide to write about him and refer to him as flawed.
    He may be lots of things but flawed? Really?

  145. botchedextrapoint says: Apr 6, 2010 7:46 PM

    This situation reminds me of when the 49ers thought that George Seifert was not quite good enough (only gets us to the playoffs every season) so they sacked him for Mooch and the decline began

  146. Diegocarrera says: Apr 6, 2010 7:54 PM

    Ive never even heard of this Baldinger character? Why do I care? If Profootballtalk is going to keep posting these pointless stories, I promise I will change my preferred sports websites. This is ridiculous. Stop printing stories that are irrelevant! Mike Florio, you know what Im talking about.
    Baldinger??
    BALDINGER?????

  147. King Ding-A-Ling says: Apr 6, 2010 7:56 PM

    Who the hell is Brian Baldinger?

  148. Mooch says: Apr 6, 2010 7:59 PM

    Baldinger said nothing remotely near what Rush did, and you know it.
    So go back to whining about how you are always victimized and stop wasting people’s time. What a bunch of sissies, always crying and complaining because they can’t compete. Professional victims.

  149. heirshouse says: Apr 6, 2010 8:07 PM

    Baldinger said the same thing that Rush Limbaugh said years ago..I haven’t heard anyone calling Baldinger a racist. I guess if you used to be an NFL player you get a pass for telling the truth.

  150. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 6, 2010 8:13 PM

    # boysroll says: April 6, 2010 6:56 PM
    I love this analysis by baldy…i agree too. LMAO. this team is no better than the raiders or rams with a ton of holes.
    Nobody is going to beat my boys anyway.
    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!ALL THE WAY TO THE SB BABY.
    HAIL THIS!!!
    ______________________________________
    @boysroll
    It must be really tough to go through life as dumb as you are. I would love to see some analysis on homo. Can’t win more than one playoff game, chokes in a big moment? I think that would be fair analysis. What makes you think the girls are going to go to the super bowl? Because you have such a great talent evaluator in jerry jones? You lost your left tackle which means there will be a funnel to homo on the left hand side of the line. This also means that homo doesn’t make it to the 6th game of the season due to being on his back for the better part of the first 5 games. I can’t wait for the season to begin just to see you and the other cowgurl “faithful” start piling on jerry and wade about how they can’t get it together for your beloved cowgurls. Why don’t you all start cheering for America’s real team just in time for us to win a super bowl in your sh*t stadium.

  151. heirshouse says: Apr 6, 2010 8:14 PM

    Limbaugh spoke the truth. The majority of sports columnists are liberals with social agendas and they are very desirous of making McNabb look better than he really is. It has nothing to do with being a racist because Rush is not!

  152. Bious says: Apr 6, 2010 8:14 PM

    Maybe so but KK may not be half as good as that “flawed” QB and McNabb with the flaws is 2x better than JC

  153. Mooch says: Apr 6, 2010 8:15 PM

    Who doesn’t know the Eagles are in rebuilding mode? No one I know or have run across.
    Is it a 5 year rebuild? No, more like 2 years before we can get back into low-seed playoff territory.
    But that’s the way it goes. You build a team, it does its best to get it done, and then it gets old. And then you start over.
    Great decade of football, but the McNabb-Dawkins team peaked several years ago.
    I’d rather build from scratch across the board and slowly climb back to contender status. How has cutting and pasting with veterans worked for the Redskins?

  154. Playoffs?! says: Apr 6, 2010 8:18 PM

    “Baldinger is akin to that idiot Cowherd. No smarts or knowledge of sports, so they just have to make ridiculous comments to get some buzz and headlines.
    Else they’d both be doing overnights on the Spokane ESPN affiliate.
    No talent.”
    ————————————————
    Cowherd was doing late nights but they moved him to mornings because he IS talented. He says off-the-wall stuff from time to time, but dude is on point. Baldinger? MORON…lol

  155. .Vox Veritas. says: Apr 6, 2010 8:41 PM

    Of course now that Flo Adams is cut, fanbois like this Deadskins douchebag think he’s a huge loss. To wit:
    “You lost your left tackle which means there will be a funnel to homo on the left hand side of the line.”
    “Why don’t you all start cheering for America’s real team just in time for us to win a super bowl in your sh*t stadium.”
    Maybe you wanna start with winning a regular season game there first, slapnut.

  156. Playoffs?! says: Apr 6, 2010 8:43 PM

    “Washington will be the first franchise to win Super Bowls with four different quarterbacks. Not only that they will also go down as the only franchise to have two black quarterbacks win the super bowl. HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!”
    Pass the weed. Seriously. What makes you think McNabb will win a SB in D.C? He had a way better chance in Philly. Have you forgotten how bad your o-line is? How inconistent your receivers are? 3 washed-up tail-backs. The list goes on and on. Y’all were 4-12 for a reason! Very laughable that Deadskin fans think they’re SB bound now.

  157. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 6, 2010 9:06 PM

    @Vox
    This so called super bowl team that you and the rest of cowgurl nation cheer for beat us 7-6 at home in your brand new stadium on a pass that had an illegal man down field. We beat you in the last game at texas stadium and the last game at RFK. There will be plenty of more beatings in the future just hold your horses fan boy.

  158. Opie says: Apr 6, 2010 9:10 PM

    I’ve been on here a while and read most of the headlines, but I must’ve missed something.
    DNabb got traded?!? To the Redskins?!? What?!?
    _______________________________
    @ rainwave23: thanks for saving my fingers from having to type all that out.
    @ Tombrookshire: who is DNabb going to throw downfield to, exactly, in Washington?
    I read a ‘sources’ article regarding the outlook for the Eagles. With Dnabb: contending for the wildcard. With Kolb: contending for the wildcard. On the surface, you then say go with the younger player. Delving deeper, though, you don’t know how Kolb will handle contract negotiations, being benched, the constant bombardment of criticism when he throws more interceptions than TD’s, or when folks are calling for his head. You do know how Dnabb handled all of this.
    Florio: I guess now would be a good time to post that article the debunked the Dnabb puking in the Super Bowl myth? Another little nugget for you: delve a little deeper in the Vick situation. Does anyone really think he’s okay with an unproven younger qb w/half his “athletic ability” being the starter?
    I’ll say it again, Florio I was wrong. Never did I think they’d do this.

  159. boysroll says: Apr 6, 2010 9:13 PM

    awesome comment vox…bunch of idiot 4skin fans out here. building a team with 33 yr plus players and expect to win a SB with that mix. i give it 2-3 yrs when there record is 4-12 each yr before weasel boy cans the entire staff…LMAO.
    We are not adding anybody because we are stacked brother….HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!!

  160. scrapdawg12 says: Apr 6, 2010 9:15 PM

    Baldinger your a moron. Mcnabb will lead the skins into battle and will beat the Eagles twice. Kevin Kolb has to deal with Haynesworth (if on the team) and Brian Orakpo. Trent Cole scares nobody when you can double team him and know there will be no pressure from anyone else. Mcnabb knows Asante can be beat on a double move and the other corner, we don’t even know who that is yet. Skins will run the ball a lot too and the Eagles Run D sucks. So I say the Skins finish 9-7 and the Eagles 5-11 and will be looking for a new QB after this year. Kolb stinks

  161. Chapnasty2 says: Apr 6, 2010 9:37 PM

    “Limbaugh: Implying that a segment of the population you don’t like is making this guy out to be better than he is because he’s black = sort of greasy, stupid and evil.”
    More and more stupidity every day. Limbaugh never said that. He said the media has an interest in him succeeding. He stated the truth, the race is just a coincidence moron.

  162. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 6, 2010 9:40 PM

    @ boysroll and Vox.
    boysroll can you ever post something where you aren’t laughing your ass off? Vox I will chime in on your during the season when homo is being carted off the field and kitna steps in.

  163. psu77 says: Apr 7, 2010 12:00 AM

    What a group in here.
    Geez, what a shock, the Eagles are rebuilding. Did you miss the rebuilding which started last year with replacing both tackles on offense?
    Does anyone in here understand that, other than QB, there is no position on offense as important as tackle? Nah. You all think like fantasy geeks. RBs, WRs, maybe a tight end. THOSE are important.
    Smoke and mirrors and an easy schedule led the Eagles to 11-5 in the first year of their rebuilding process. They could easily be better this year and have a worse record.
    But with one or maybe two additions to the OL this year, the Eagles will once again be the big dog in the NFC East.
    Why?
    Cause unlike fantasy geeks, Reid knows games are won by offensive lines. When he rebuilds his, everything else will fall into place.

  164. ProfNozeAll says: Apr 7, 2010 12:34 AM

    Tombrookshier has it about right.
    McNabb has very good QB skills, and he was misused and underappreciated in Philly. The main reason the Eagles have spent the past decade as bridesmaids has not been McNabb. It has been Andy Reid.
    Reid never changed his vaunted “system” to cater to McNabb’s strengths – scrambling and the long ball – but instead forced McNabb to expose his weaknesses continually, by operating as a passive pocket QB in Reid’s pass-skewed bastardization of the WCO. Reid deliberately discouraged McNabb from running, and of course dissed the running game in general, making it that much harder for McNabb to generate offense. McNabb did it anyway, but not as much or as consistently as he could have with sensible coaching.
    Then, the coup de grace – as Reid’s system was so great, he didn’t need exceptional playmakers (other than the QB) at skill positions; average players would do. The “system” would then put them in the position to make plays – voila!
    I never knew whether to laugh or cry about this.
    These mistakes were gross and fundamental, borne of Reid’s amazing arrogance and myopia – and perhaps because they also appealed to the, ahem, frugal Eagles’ ownership – but it has taken Reid literally 10 years to realize them, during which time McNabb’s team aged around him, and is now being rebuilt without him.
    From 2001-08, given the generally excellent Eagles D under Jim Johnson, with an average or better head coach the Eagles play in 3-4 SB and win at least one or two of them. That they didn’t is due to Reid’s coaching malpractice, pure and simple.
    Which is why DPR is right that most intelligent Eagles’ fans would prefer a competent coach (like Shanahan) and McNabb, over Reid and almost any QB.
    Kolb, as a quick-release, accurate pocket passer, is actually better suited by nature than McNabb was to Reid’s system/WCO; he’s also now got some weapons at WR and TE. So he should do alright. Reid has learned a few hard, slow lessons about the importance of excellence at the skill positions, and even (reluctantly) the value of a decent running game.
    But he can’t get Johnson and those defenses back. Westbrook is done. Those opportunities are gone forever.
    The Eagles find themselves without a Lombardi to show for their efforts and a ways from another SB berth. Blame Andy Reid, not Donovan McNabb.
    Good luck to McNabb in Washington. He deserves it.

  165. psu77 says: Apr 7, 2010 12:41 AM

    I have to say that this site is simply silly.
    The person in charge of moderating this site seems to pick and choose to allow posts based on a whim.
    Then again, since Mr. Florio seems to be a big time player in here, I guess I can understand why rational thoughts seem to be excluded.
    Waste of bytes.

  166. KevinKolb4SB says: Apr 7, 2010 12:57 AM

    Why should Badly be fired? He’s allowed to have an opinion, and frankly, it’s probably more truth than lies. Ever since Rush Limbaugh, the mainstream media has tiptoed with ripping Donovan for anything…while the Philly media has actually been more fair. National media guys don’t watch Donovan every snap for 11 years…they just see highlights, which often miss repetivive patterns we have seen over and over and over and over.

  167. MrExcite says: Apr 7, 2010 7:22 AM

    All b.s. aside, there is only one truth here to digest . . .
    Lose back to back blowout games to the Cowboys and you can bet your ass someone is getting fired. McNabb had his chances, no one can argue that, and the QB gets too much credit and too much blame, that’s always gonna be the case. The vets that got sent packing this offseason had to pay the price for those 2 losses. Teams have to sever the past and get on with the future at some point, and for the Eagles, that time is now.
    Now if only Andy Reid were held to the same rules as the players . . . .

  168. edgy1957 says: Apr 7, 2010 12:20 PM

    mango says:
    the games. When Donovan got hurt, there was no dropoff in the Eagles win loss percentage. Weather it was Koy Detmer, Feeley or Garcia
    *******************************************
    McNabb went 92-49-1 as a starter. When he was not starting, the team went 16-17-1. Take out his rookie year and he went 90-45-1 and the team went 13-10-1. The 13 wins were 9 wins against sub .500 teams, 2 against .500 teams and 2 against a team with a winning record. No matter how you break it down, there WAS a drop off in winning percentage.

  169. ignoringthehaters says: Apr 7, 2010 1:18 PM

    The worst fans in the country are about to get a rude awakening. Philly, you are morons. Regardless of whether Kolb can do it (nope) you trade McChunks to the only team in your division worse than you. Guess who’s the new bottom? When has “going young” ever worked?
    As for Washington, are you guys in a contest with the Pats for who can collect the most old washed up bunch of jokers? You pay Haynseworth more money than any man deserves, now want to cut him. You collect old slow RB’s like it’s going out of style, even though you have some young guys (Betts) that you’d be better off with. When has Willie Parker, Clinton Portis, or Larry Johnson made someone miss and actually RUN? Good luck to the NFC LEast

  170. wferg1121 says: Apr 7, 2010 1:56 PM

    Brian Baldinger is a flawed analyst, Sterling Sharpe has been covering up his flaws for years on playbook. If Baldinger ever left for ESPN,the NFL network would expose him and would destroy ESPN’s ratings. If Baldinger knows the secret maybe he should tell the other Teams in the NFL so Mcnabb can stop winning games. In 5 NFC championship games, the great Eagle defense has 5 sacks and 1 turnover, but of course this is Mcnabbs fault, he didnt score enough points, or didn’t pick his WR up off the ground in the Carolina Championship game so he can run a route.. Eagles fans for years wanted a WR/running game, because they knew their skilled players sucked. Eagles had T.O. one year and they go to the Superbowl. To me Mcnabb was never flawed, the Eagle Front Office is flawed by wasting their opportunities with players like James Trash, Freddie, and Stinkston.. They finally have talent, but of course their defense sucks so Trade Mcnabb..

  171. dankil13 says: Apr 7, 2010 10:12 PM

    To Deb and all of the other readers who are not from Philly… we are all not haters of McNabb. In fact, its prob a 50/50 split between fans who wanted Reid to go vs McNabb. A lot of us feel both are to blame for our lack of football championships over the past decade. Let’s not forget that their success over the 11 years is partially do to the fact that the NFC stunk for years, and Jim Johnson and his defense won a lot of important games for them.
    You can say we are ignorant or treat our star players like dirt, but that is not representative of the vast majority of Philly fans. We are extremely passionate – and if you play hard we will scream at the top of our lungs for you. If you dog it, we will boo you. If you win, we will give you the keys to the city, but if you don’t it doesn’t mean we won’t respect you if you play hard. Also, we understand the game, as we live it, breath it every single day from the time we can walk thru adulthood. There is a minority that act like idiots and say things that make you feel embarrassed as a sports fan, but those are few and far between. Unfortunately, the national media loves to tell those stories, and not the fact that the Phillies sold out 90% of their home games last year, or the fact their is a 40 year wait list for Eagles season tickets. Even when Allen Iverson returned, another superstar we ran out of town, the dreadful Sixers were sold out.
    As far as McNabb, he never connected with the fans. His goofyness gave the impression that he didn’t care, and his lack of basic understanding/knowledge of the game (not knowing the game could end in a tie, how to run a 2 min drill) drove fans nuts. He made the same mistakes for 11 years – and never once matured as a player. He is a very gifted athlete and throws the deep pass better than anyone in the game – but he was either poorly coached or just lacked the ability to learn. He is easily the best or 2nd best QB in Eagles history. I heard Baldinger after the first Eagles loss in Dec stating that the Eagles offense game plan was there, but McNabb missed his reads or couldn’t make the throws. His biggest flaw was that he couldn’t make decisions quick enough in order to get the ball out. We don’t get to see the game tape these analyst do, but I have always scratched my head at the amount of play-action passes the Eagles ran during the game. How can you read and react to a defense as a QB when your back is constantly turned to them in order to do a play fake (that the Defense isn’t buying anyway because you don’t run the ball).

  172. this class sucks says: Apr 7, 2010 10:56 PM

    Well the Redskins have 3 veteran backups, a veteran QB, and a lot of vets on D. Best case scenario it all comes together and they the do an amazing one year turnaround. Worst case they are screwed the owner is inpatient and they end up worse off than last year.

  173. eaglelover1 says: Apr 8, 2010 1:32 AM

    This is to all you that JJ’s defense got the Eagles to the Championship games and the SB.
    2001 Offense 09 Defense 2
    2002 Offense 02 Defense 4
    2003 Offense 11 Defense 7
    2004 Offense 08 Defense 2
    2008 Offense 06 Defense 4
    Not one WR from the ’00, ’01, ’02, or ’03 remained in the league as a starter besides TRASH and what did he do? Also in these years Mcnabb’s starting WR’s changed eery year.
    I am not saying Mcnabb was the best QB of all time ( I know most of “YOU” would find me and CROSS me out) But there is no arguing that in the last 10 years he is one of the top 3 QB’s in the league regardless of what Rush has to say.
    Also …
    2001 that 2nd ranked defense gave up 159 yards rushing t oone player and 212 yards passing.
    2002 4th ranked defense gave up almost 300 yards passing to Brad Johnson.
    2003 7th ranked defense gave up 150+ rushing yards to the Panthers while their corners threw Pinkston Thrash and Mitchell to the ground at the snap of the ball.
    I could go on and on but you get the point>

  174. jreed says: Apr 8, 2010 4:55 PM

    McNabb’s biggest flaw was a fat man named Andy Reid. McNabb was a great QB but Andy tried to get him to do things he couldn’t. Kevin Kolb will fit much better with the way Andy runs his offense.

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