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Chris Cooley rips "bonehead" Eagles for trading Donovan McNabb

Redskins tight end Chris Cooley is thrilled to have Donovan McNabb as his quarterback. And Cooley would like the Eagles to know he thinks they’re idiots for trading McNabb to a division rival.

“This is one of the top 10 biggest bonehead trades in the history of the NFL,” Cooley said on ESPN’s Homecoming with Rick Reilly, per the Philadelphia Daily News.

The show was taped before Cooley and McNabb had played together, but if anything the trade looks like more of a bonehead move for the Eagles after Week One, with Washington 1-0 and Philadelphia 0-1 and already dealing with a quarterback controversy.

McNabb said on the show that he wouldn’t have been satisfied if the Eagles had asked him to stick around as the No. 2 quarterback and made Kolb the starter.

“No,” McNabb said. “I’m not a backup.”

That “bonehead” trade ensures that McNabb is not a backup. But Kolb might become a backup soon.

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  1. Playmaker's Dealer says: Sep 15, 2010 9:41 AM

    “That “bonehead” trade ensures that McNabb is not a backup. But Kolb might become a backup soon.”
    ____________
    YAHTZEE! And that’s not just b/c his head is moosh. He looks like dookie, and Vick looks pretty damn good.
    “Got an idea!! Lets trade our franchise qb (who led us to our best season, decade, and era ever) and put in some schmuck who looks like he should be parking cars outside the Linc. instead of chucking around the pig inside it.”
    Eagles are straying into Skins/Snyder territory now. I love it.
    -Do drugs.

  2. Eagles4life says: Sep 15, 2010 9:50 AM

    Can you please have the integrity to not jump on the qb controversy crap like the rest of the world. It was one half of one game against a solid defense. But what really makes it worse is the job Andy Reid did as coach. First off let Kolb play a few series at least if not a full quarter before putting the Vick show in the game. I support using the Vick package o throw defenses off but not at the expense of derailing the offense. It’s a WCO! It requires rhythm to work. Kolb has what it takes to make it in this league. Let’s work on the oline play and then we’ll see if it was boneheaded to let 5 go. Very impressed with eagles d except for the hobbs mishap. Losing Bradley was costly. You could see the difference. Hope he’s back this week! KOLB TOO!

  3. perm says: Sep 15, 2010 9:50 AM

    Donovan’s a good QB, but I guess I can’t say I blame the Eagles for wanting to move in another direction either. I mean he was there for what… 10 years or so?
    Not that I think the Eagles upgraded by any means… but one way or another they are taking their team in a new direction.
    I think it was probably good for both teams, but I imagine the Redskins could not have improved any *more* at that spot with any other move this offseason.

  4. smiley says: Sep 15, 2010 9:50 AM

    In fairness I think the McNabb show had run its’ course in Philly. I don’t know about trading him to the Redskins though…that’s a little crazy. Hail!!

  5. AlphaQ2 says: Sep 15, 2010 9:50 AM

    Anyone who has half a nugget on their neck knew that Vick would be the starter at some point. Just didn’t expect it to take only half a game.

  6. NCEaglesFan says: Sep 15, 2010 9:52 AM

    Give Cooley a few games experience with ball thrown behind him, at his feet and being left out and exposed. He’ll change his opinion.

  7. Chiefs2010 says: Sep 15, 2010 9:52 AM

    wait a few weeks, Cooley..
    don’t you have some condiments to eat?

  8. iamballen says: Sep 15, 2010 9:53 AM

    What did McNabb do on Sunday? Lead his team to 6 points!

  9. Krow says: Sep 15, 2010 9:53 AM

    Kolb will make an excellent backup QB. Every year he can come in and throw for 300 yards in a meaningless effort. The fans will go wild…

  10. Tomcat says: Sep 15, 2010 9:54 AM

    gee, mcnabb really lit it up sunday night,colley is the bonehead, he’s just like the team he’s on a loser.

  11. PDizzle02 says: Sep 15, 2010 9:56 AM

    It’s been one week. Let’s see how the season plays out. Kolb didn’t look good at all on Sunday (and in fairness to him, the offensive line looked even worse), but McNabb didn’t exactly light the world on fire, either. The Redskins won because of their defense and the Cowboys pathetic offense, not because McNabb and the Redskins offense played well. And if Alex Barron hadn’t held on the last play, both teams would be 0-1.

  12. Poopstain_Chuck says: Sep 15, 2010 9:57 AM

    It is arguably one of the dumbest trades made in the NFL. If the Eagles struggle this year, which it looks like they are going to do, Reid should be fired immediately.

  13. CHIEF ZEE says: Sep 15, 2010 10:00 AM

    I love how my buddies that are Eagles fans talk Kolb up to be the next great QB…can’t wait for Kevin to prove them wrong.

  14. Black QB White RB says: Sep 15, 2010 10:05 AM

    MCNabb is definitely an upgrade from Jason Campbell…..but that doesn’t make him Joe Montana.
    I think the best judgement on that will come after a few more games. NFCEAGLESFAN is right on….As always, McNabb throws it down at the shins over and over. But unlike Campbell, he makes a decision and goes with it, gets rid of the ball. Thank Goodness…
    my kid called me Sunday and said Campbell looks great in the Raiders jersey, I told her he looks great in ANTHING other than a Washington jersey….HAIL Suckahs

  15. Tom "Horse Toofs" Jackson SUX!!!!! says: Sep 15, 2010 10:06 AM

    # PDizzle02 says: September 15, 2010 9:56 AM
    And if Alex Barron hadn’t held on the last play, both teams would be 0-1.
    ____________________________________
    Not a Skins fan by any stretch, but if Alex Barron hadnt held on that play, we would be talking about how Dallas is going to make it to the SB with a back up QB, because Romo would still be unconscious…….

  16. My Coke Can says: Sep 15, 2010 10:06 AM

    @krow, NOOOOO he led his team to a WIN against a team that is going to the superbowl. NOT AT ALL. HAHA Dallas sucks.

  17. NFreakinL says: Sep 15, 2010 10:06 AM

    I think Reid is being payed by a secret organization to royally screw the Eagles, its really the only reasonable explanation.

  18. My Coke Can says: Sep 15, 2010 10:08 AM

    Laughing @ tomcat… Loser? In case you didnt know, the skins won. Learn to spell COOLEY.

  19. WTF??? says: Sep 15, 2010 10:09 AM

    Washington 1-0. Philliy 0-1. Mcnabb played well. The Redskins recievers dropped a lot of easy catches that hurt Mcnabb”s stats . Look Philly. Kolb is ok but face it. Vick can truly take your team places while Kolb still learns. Forget the dog killer crap. Vick has tons of talent. He’s a much better passser that people give him credit for. All I saw him throw where tight laser passes to his recievers. Philly go with Vick. Having losing seasons back to back to back like we have in DC sucks. Maybe Donovan never got the ring but niether did Marino. We fans in DC are very happy with Mcnabb. Thank you Philly.

  20. My Coke Can says: Sep 15, 2010 10:10 AM

    Bonehead moves continue to pile up for eagles. I mean how do you let a guy who is basically out on his feet back in the game. Terrible decision!

  21. PhillyHouse says: Sep 15, 2010 10:13 AM

    gee, mcnabb really lit it up sunday night,colley is the bonehead, he’s just like the team he’s on a loser.
    What did McNabb do on Sunday? Lead his team to 6 points!
    ————————————————–
    I’m sorry, I thought the object of the game was to “win.”
    The thing that bothers me about the whole McNabb thing is that win he wins “ugly”, people bring up his stats. When his team loses and McNabb has good numbers (like when he threw for 450+ yards against the Chargers last year) they say he’s a “stats” QB. And then when he wins with good numbers, it’s the defense that won them the game.
    The guy can’t win. I understand that scrutiny comes with the position, but in his particular case, it seems laughable how biased some observers can be.
    I’m not implying it’s a “color” thing. Mostly, it’s a dopey Philly thing. I love my city, but we have some weirdos out there.

  22. Nosredna says: Sep 15, 2010 10:13 AM

    PDizzle02 says: September 15, 2010 9:56 AM
    ……..And if Alex Barron hadn’t held on the last play, both teams would be 0-1.
    _____________________________
    Actually, if Barron hadn’t held on that last play, Romo would have been demolished and never had a chance to throw the ball.

  23. Richm2257 says: Sep 15, 2010 10:14 AM

    I don’t see what all the fuss is about…. McNabb never won a title in Philly, where were they going to go with him? And he sure as hell didn’t look impressive against Dallas.

  24. jediwrstlr says: Sep 15, 2010 10:15 AM

    This is HILARIOUS, considering McNabb looked like crap the opener

  25. aligreene says: Sep 15, 2010 10:15 AM

    Kolb probably will be servicable ,but leading his team to a super bowl and a ton of playoff appearances ,i dont believe thats going to happen,thats a tall order for any qb.Then when you have to follow d.mcnabb who is a couple good years from HOF status that makes the task even harder.

  26. cowboys1 says: Sep 15, 2010 10:17 AM

    anybody that says kolb has what it takes to play in the NFL is full of crap cuz nobody has even seen this guy play consistently yet to judge that, they have seen him flounder against a defense that Vick had success against, who would you start?

  27. MEDTXPACK says: Sep 15, 2010 10:17 AM

    @ playmakers dealer:
    why you gotta bring racisim into this?!

  28. Gautam says: Sep 15, 2010 10:19 AM

    yeah let’s declare a QB controversy after 1 game… guys like you were the ones hyping up Kolb after he played well against two weak defenses
    Vick’s a really pathetic passer, Andy Reid must be mad if he hands his offense over to Vick

  29. orakpowned says: Sep 15, 2010 10:19 AM

    @iamballen
    what did Kolb do on Sunday? Lead his team to 3 points!

  30. TowedJumper says: Sep 15, 2010 10:19 AM

    BONEHEAD? Vick lit up the field while McNabb scored ZERO points. Eagles are not the Redskins organization, they actually have a plan, while the Skins ‘just wing it’ for the most part.
    They let go of McNabb because that’s where they want to be. In all aspects of the game the Eagles looked better Sunday than the Redskins did. Nothing bonehead about the move.

  31. DynastyDays says: Sep 15, 2010 10:20 AM

    Uhhhh….I would like for you Eagles and Skins fans to take a back seat in regards to bonehead moves. The biggest bonehead move goes to Jerry Jones for not attempting to draft a quality offensive lineman within the last 5 years or actually going after a starter in free agency!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UUUUHHHHHGGGG!!!!!

  32. AlphaQ2 says: Sep 15, 2010 10:22 AM

    PDizzle02 says:
    September 15, 2010 9:56 AM
    It’s been one week. Let’s see how the season plays out. Kolb didn’t look good at all on Sunday (and in fairness to him, the offensive line looked even worse), but McNabb didn’t exactly light the world on fire, either. The Redskins won because of their defense and the Cowboys pathetic offense, not because McNabb and the Redskins offense played well. And if Alex Barron hadn’t held on the last play, both teams would be 0-1.
    ————————————————–
    WRONG! Romo would have been sacked, but yes, your team would still be 0-1

  33. CamelClutchBlog says: Sep 15, 2010 10:26 AM

    That is a bonehead quote …
    1) Donovan McNabb hasn’t thrown a TD in 15 quarters. The win on Sunday had nothing whatsoever to do with the offense.
    2) If not for a bonehead Cowboys play, the Redskins would have lost.
    3) The Eagles being 0-1 has nothing to do with McNabb being traded. Not too mention, what kind of bonehead would evaluate a trade based on one game?
    Again, 15 quarters!!!!!!!!!

  34. Dawkphan says: Sep 15, 2010 10:29 AM

    Donovan hardly lit the world on fire sunday, and a 1/2 of a game doesn’t make a career. If I remember correctly when donovan got his first start he spent most of it on his back or running for his life. Let the kid get some comfort level on the field without sending vick in every 3rd play and interupting any rythmn that he might have been building.
    I like Donovan but I think it was time to go and I’m not passing judgement on Kolb until I get to see more of him. Everybody needs to calm down and see what happens before panicing.

  35. Meldog says: Sep 15, 2010 10:29 AM

    I’m not an eagles fan, but you can’t blame them for letting McNabb go. He’s due to retire one of these years and the coaching staff thought Kolb was the next guy…..so why wait?

  36. tiger2471 says: Sep 15, 2010 10:29 AM

    Pdizzle02 says
    “McNabb didn’t exactly light the world on fire, either. The Redskins won because of their defense and the Cowboys pathetic offense, not because McNabb and the Redskins offense played well. And if Alex Barron hadn’t held on the last play, both teams would be 0-1.”
    ———————————————-
    McNabb did a good job on Sunday, first he got the team in the position to “kick” 2 field goals, which contributed to the win, not to mention the 3rd field goal that was muffed by our holder. He also hit Armstrong in the hands in the endzone, which Armstrong dropped! Please, the guy did a good job with all the pressure being applied by the Cowgirls defense and all the dropped passes. McNabb did what a professional does and that is make sure the team gets points and scores in the redzone, NOT make boneheaded throws for interceptions or force the ball in an attempt to make a play.

  37. geo1113 says: Sep 15, 2010 10:29 AM

    @WTF???
    WTF are you talking about??? Vick has a career completion rate of 54%.
    As for McNabb, about all one can say is he played well enough to give the defense a chance to win the game on a boneheaded play by Dallas at the end of the first half.

  38. Bell63 says: Sep 15, 2010 10:31 AM

    And if Alex Barron hadn’t held on the last play, both teams would be 0-1.
    —————————————-
    The hold was so Romo wouldn’t get SACKED. You don’t get 6 points on a sack.

  39. lars thorwald says: Sep 15, 2010 10:34 AM

    Kevin Kolb was drafted 36th overall in 2007, early in the second round. Two quarterbacks were taken ahead of him: JeMarcus Russell and Brady Quinn.
    Not exactly the class of ’83.

  40. Tomcat says: Sep 15, 2010 10:35 AM

    laughing @ my coke can!!! the redskins fell into that game. we will see in three weeks when the skins come to philly! i guess you thought mcnabb had a great game, look at the stats, but i guess you would think that, just because of the trash that washington has put on the field the last twenty years!!!! let’s see how the redskin fans feel at the end of the season.

  41. Pizzi says: Sep 15, 2010 10:38 AM

    Doesn’t Cooley have to go get naked on the internet or something. He just needs to play football.
    As for McNabb I was always a big fan of his…he did a lot for the Eagles but it was time to move on. He did everything he could and it was time to rebuild and yes I am saying rebuild (not sure why that is a dirty word in the Eagles organization). And you have to go with Kolb to see what you got…you said he was the future then let him play.

  42. yem123 says: Sep 15, 2010 10:46 AM

    PDizzle – if Alex Barron hadn’t held on the last play, Romo would be out for Week 2 with a concussion. Dallas still would have lost.

  43. billsfan1 says: Sep 15, 2010 10:47 AM

    as a fan of the Buffalo Bills (which in turn has taught me to become a general football fan, and having no allegiance to either team, i would agree with Chris Cooley.
    I think they saw Kolb numbers when he did play and think they could duplicate what Aaron Rogers did….
    of course Kolb and VIck are 150 times better than the crap im forced to watch in Buffalo…

  44. jandanzer says: Sep 15, 2010 10:47 AM

    When Donovan McNabb made his exit from the City of Brotherly Love, he willed his passive-aggressive tendencies to Andy Reid. Reid gives with one hand and takes with the other. He says Kevin Kolb is “the guy” but in the home opener vs. Green Bay he plays the QB Shuttle with Vick and puts together a patchwork O-line which has Kolb running for his life. Add expectations that are nothing less than galactic in magnitude and you’ve set Kolb up for certain failure. Kolb deserves a chance to show if he can handle the job absent Michael Vick who looms like a dark, ominous cloud over Kolb’s shoulder. If Kolb is indeed “the guy” then he should be the ONLY guy and not have to share QB duties with a videogame highlight reel that is oh-so-exciting to watch but not the answer if you want to get to the SB. When you have a young, inexperienced QB, it takes time and patience, and this Eagles fan base has neither. No matter what you think of Kolb, one-half of one quarter of one football game against a very good defense should not be the sole means of determining the future of this young man and this franchise.

  45. smiley says: Sep 15, 2010 10:47 AM

    TowedJumper says: The Eagles looked better than the Redskins on Sunday? Oh yeah? Why are you 0-1 doofus? How many points did your defense give up? Wow……

  46. LAEaglefan says: Sep 15, 2010 10:50 AM

    The Redskins receivers must remind McNabb of the good old days with James Thrash and Todd Pinkston as his primary targets. At the end of the season, I still think they’ll be looking up at the Eagles.

  47. PED'S ARE GOOD FOR SPORTS says: Sep 15, 2010 10:50 AM

    First, Im an Eagles fan. Second, I loved Donovan, but it was time for him to go. He just couldnt get it done and it was time for a new direction, unfortunately I dont know how much of it was Reid as well. He is the WORST game manager and timeout user EVER. He has ALL the ego of Belicheck, minus the titles. It annoys me ENDLESSLY. It wasnt a bonehead move to trade him, it needed to happen, but it WAS boneheaded and a move that shows just how egotisitcal Reid is to trade him within the division. Reid is an @SS.
    But LOL at everyone on here saying Kolb wont be a good QB (after THREE starts you say this?) and that Vick should start. Aikman (who knows a bit about QB-in id like to think) believes and stated during the game that Kolb would be a fine QB. Im more inclined to believe him than the people on this site. What Ive seen of Kolb so far is flashes of brilliance, mixed in with growing pains. And it sure as hell deosnt help that hes handicapped by the nitwit calling 2 plays then the wildcat every series which doesnt allow him to get into a rythm in the offense.
    Kolb is the QB and should be. They didnt pay him 12 million to watch. Lets reserve judgmenet until the season is over, and that of course means not dubbing him as Ryan LEaf (after a perfomance like sunday) or the next Joe Montana (after throwing for 300+ yards in his firt two starts, like last year. Which oh, BTW, NOONE ELSE has EVER done.)
    Sit back and watch. Its WAYY too early to tell about anything yet. Id like two things from here on out. To watch this season play out. And for Rex Ryan AND the Jets to STFU and play ball and may the best team win !!!

  48. Tiger Woods Owns You says: Sep 15, 2010 10:54 AM

    McDicks time in philly was over and the redskins were the only team willing to give up a 2nd round draft pick for a 35 year old qb who hasnt completed a full season in a long time now.
    Wait till the eagles play the skins and sexy rexy is the starting qb, wont be such a bonehead move then cooley

  49. R says: Sep 15, 2010 10:57 AM

    Here’s the deal folks…
    Is McNabb better than Kolb right now?
    YES
    Is Vick better than Kolb right now?
    YES
    Is McNabb going to take the Skins to the Super Bowl?
    NO
    Would McNabb or Vick in Philly take the Eagles to the Super Bowl this year?
    NO
    Kolb is the future, we’ll see if he pans out or not. But that is why the move was made. There is a ceiling with McNabb, and it’s usually hit around mid-January. Love all my Eagles, current and past, but this is the reality.

  50. farkas says: Sep 15, 2010 10:59 AM

    McNabb is an upgrade for the deadskins but he’ll never win anything big for them. This is why the Eagles let go of him DURRRR! If he doesn’t lose an NFC championship — AT HOME — he’ll get so nervous in the superbowl that he pukes.

  51. scorpiodsu says: Sep 15, 2010 11:01 AM

    Some of you guys are idiots. Let’s see, yes McNabb didn’t light up the world but he didn’t cause them to lose nor look like a sitting duck back there who didn’t know he was in the NFL. He still made key throws and runs for first downs and his WRs dropped easy passes as well. Did you even consider that they were also playing against a good defense and McNabb is in a new city, new coach, new system, questionable oline and mediocre weapons? While Kolb has been in the system for 3 years, same coach, same city and equilvalent oline with better skilled players and yet he looked horrifc. McNabb has to settle into playing in an entirely new situation but Kolb on the other hand is playing in the same place with the same personnel he threw for 300 yards twice and everyone was gushing and he did nothing. I’d expect McNabb to start a little slower considered.

  52. jayy says: Sep 15, 2010 11:03 AM

    eagles will get beat twice this yr and i will love it and im a giants fan lol..
    but u know what words i been using alot lately.. nfl and no common sense.. first off this trading a mcnabb with clearly alot in his tank to a lowly DIVISION RIVAL lol for a unproven back up.
    nxt calive johnson gets screwed on a td. if nfl used common sense it would of been a touch down.
    and last the reporter story.. u put a hot woman in a locker room after a game where testosterone was pumpin and expect guys not 2 say nothin to a girl dress like a slut who prob is.
    theres more stories but nfl and no common sense..makes sense now

  53. alexnexus says: Sep 15, 2010 11:05 AM

    Get a little perspective.
    The Redskins won against a blotted Dallas team.
    The Eagles lost a closer one against one of the top SB contenders -without 4 starters-.
    Let’s see what Cooley has to say after he starts getting a lot of McNabb’s footballs a little bit down… or to the side…, while trying to win key games.
    Then let’s ask him a bout the “bonehead” trade.

  54. myeaglescantwin says: Sep 15, 2010 11:21 AM

    McNabb had done all he could in philly. we are not satisfied goin to the playoffs every year for a 1-2 game stint. We need a player who has the talent and Balss to take it to the next level. Kolb ‘may’ not be that guy. But it was evident that Donavon most definitely was not.
    & Reid knows every little tendency and habit in McNabbs game. I see this as adding two wins to the Eagles record. At the same time, there is no doubt in anyones mind that the Skins are now better.
    Vick is the #2 QB and will be all year. Kolb needs the experience, he’s gonna be here for many years. . // Best case sinerio is that Vick tears it up next week and maybe the week after so we can trade him for some value.

  55. sdffa11 says: Sep 15, 2010 11:22 AM

    as an eagles fan, donovan was the best QB in eagles history. BUT no matter how successful he was and how many NFC championship games he took us too, he hasn’t been the same QB since the super bowl loss. check out the W-L ratio before 2005 and after. #5 still has the skills to be a top-10 QB but it’s wouldn’t be enough to win a super bowl for the eagles so its time to turn the page. we might have downgraded our QB depth by trading #5 but this move was made with the future of the franchise in mind. downgrade or not, the fans and the organization just wanted to see another QB under center…that’s it and just because we want to see something different doesn’t make us “boneheads”.

  56. Philly Cheese says: Sep 15, 2010 11:36 AM

    Yeah, whatever Cooley. I guess after ten years of last place having a qb that will get you close, but never there, looks pretty effing good. Bottom line – you’re still Washington and you still suck. Nice win over Dallas, though, even if your awesome new qb couldn’t get you in the end zone.

  57. PhillyhatesU says: Sep 15, 2010 11:40 AM

    63.4
    Yea that QB rating would have beaten the packers…Cooley, enjoy eating dirt while you dive for mcnabb passes…

  58. margra says: Sep 15, 2010 11:42 AM

    @ jandanzer and PED’S ARE GOOD FOR SPORTS:
    Well said.
    To add to that, enough of the benching Kolb talk. I guess the fail-safe solution is to sit Kolb because he didn’t learn everything in the entire 2 1/2 games that he started, right? This is part of adjusting to a starting role and learning the offense and mechanics of being a good QB. And don’t spew the crap about being here for three years. You don’t learn it on the bench, you learn it on the field. The guy has a bad half in Game 1 of the 2010 season and the fans are ready to crucify him. There are going to be ups and downs with Kolb this season and he will get better as he goes. This is all part of having a new starting QB. If you believe otherwise, stop watching football because you’re being naive, not to mention just as boneheaded as the QB rotation that Reid implements. As an Eagles fan, I’m embarassed to be represented by the group that are fairweather fans. If you can’t get over McNabb being gone, root for the Redskins.

  59. dawk says: Sep 15, 2010 11:44 AM

    Wow, I’m humbled to be in the presence of so many guys here who are pulling down the big bucks from the NFL for their football knowledge. Florio, you sly fox, because certainly you don’t actually believe what you wrote, but you got the comments flying!!! Now, back to the football gurus. Kolb plays just under ONE HALF, and you feel you can judge his abilities. There are teams in the NFL looking for YOU. Let’s check a little history, shall we? Steve Young – he’ll NEVER make it as a QB. His first year he was 1-4. His second year he was 2-12. Glad they didn’t mess around with that loser! Troy Aikman – another bust! His first year he was 0-11! I’ll bet when Dallas drafted him, some of their foolish fans even thought that one day that bum would end up in Canton. Peyton Manning, expect him to be mediocre at best, since he was only 3-13 his first year. Donovan McNabb – 2-4 his first year. There’s no career there. Am I saying Kolb will be another Manning, Aikman, or Young? Certainly not. What I am saying is you are less than a fool if you think ONE HALF OF ONE GAME is enough to judge anybody. In fact you look pretty silly. Come to think of it, maybe that’s why you probably shouldn’t keep checking the mail for that check from the NFL.

  60. robert ethen says: Sep 15, 2010 11:45 AM

    Ray III regularly lips off his dad and “gets away” with it. “The old man ain’t been able to catch me since I was 11″, boasted the cocky youngster.

  61. goJags says: Sep 15, 2010 11:46 AM

    Come on Kolb just played one game, He should be fine. McNabb is a good QB. Eagles got the best value for him from the Skins and they moved on.
    You can’t make judgment by just one game, you have to wait for a season or two atleast to jump into any conclusion. Kolb will be a good QB. He may not take the eagles to superbowl but he is really a good QB.
    There is a saying in NFL “You take care of the future, the future will take care of you now….”. Eagles just did that. The Eagles front office is too good and one of the best and I am sure they made the right choice.

  62. geo1113 says: Sep 15, 2010 11:47 AM

    @jayy
    “first off this trading a mcnabb with clearly alot in his tank to a lowly DIVISION RIVAL lol for a unproven back up. ”
    Obviously, the Eagles decided that McNabb was not going to be the answer. But to your way of thinking, they should have kept him anyway. As for unproven, that may be correct, but then Kurt Warner was an unproven backup before earning 2 MVP awards and a Super Bowl ring.

  63. wd40 says: Sep 15, 2010 11:48 AM

    What everyone fails to consider is the leadership factor. The Eagles without NcNabb and Dawkins just don’t strike fear anymore. The defense doesn’t impress. After repeated up the middle smash mouth runs by the Packers no one on the Eagles defense seemed to get upset a la Dawkins. Everyone just got up and went back to the huddle.
    On offense I may be wrong, but on a play where Vick could have easily and I mean easily run for a TD, he throws a pass to the back of the end zone to a premadonna who had probably been complaining about being open all day long and not being a main target AND/OR Vick somewhat one dimensional wanted to have a TD PASS on his stats sheet. Absolutely no other possible reason for making that decision. Clearly Vick is good but not the leader type.
    I agree with Cooley. Although the Redskin Offense did not play well, they played hard and they believed in what they were doing. Unlike the Campbell years. It was obvious McNabb was at the helm.
    Compare the stats last week of DeSean Jackson and Brent Celek to Santana Moss and Cooley–Redskins by far the winners. The Redskins only other wish is if they had Dawkins, who is still a fine player if used in his own right.
    The Eagles new Safety, Allen, looks alright, but clearly he’s no Dawkins. The trade clearly benefited the Redskins hands down.

  64. Below_Me!!! says: Sep 15, 2010 11:48 AM

    As an Eagles fan I never liked the trade….Eagles fans say you can’t bash Kolb because of 1/2 of football game with a concussion….but these are the same people who were writing him as the great white hope after 2 games agains New Orleans no defense, and KC!!!!!!!

  65. 90ragtop says: Sep 15, 2010 11:49 AM

    “Cooley would like the Eagles to know he thinks they’re idiots for trading McNabb to a division rival.”
    ************
    Cooley’s getting just a little too big for his britches after the ‘Skins beat the ‘Boys in the most boring and lackluster MNF game of all time. Total yawnfest. If these two teams can’t show more offense than that impotent excuse they offered two days ago, the sound of fans clicking the remote to change the channel will be defeaning.

  66. rhf123 says: Sep 15, 2010 11:51 AM

    After watching the Cowboys-Redskins, few Eagles fans were clamoring for McNabb. In fact, it looked like a repeat of what we’d seen to close out the year. Kolb may not be the answer but I for one am glad McNabb is gone.
    His weaknesses are well known throughout the league. He goes into bouts of boredom in the middle of games, throws the ball into the dirt and is highly inaccurate. He will get hot and have some big games but in the long run, it is good riddance.

  67. FoF says: Sep 15, 2010 11:52 AM

    Kind of like when the Packers traded Favre and went from a 13-3 Superbowl contender to a 6-10 team with pretty much the same exact players.

  68. Nebster21 says: Sep 15, 2010 12:18 PM

    McNabb is on a brand new team. Kolb has been in the system for how long?

  69. Dirty Waters says: Sep 15, 2010 12:30 PM

    jayy says:
    September 15, 2010 11:03 AM
    eagles will get beat twice this yr and i will love it and im a giants fan lol..
    You think the Eagles will be 14-2? Didn’t expect that from a Giants fan.

  70. PED'S ARE GOOD FOR SPORTS says: Sep 15, 2010 12:50 PM

    Nebster21 says:
    September 15, 2010 12:18 PM
    McNabb is on a brand new team. Kolb has been in the system for how long?
    See the post above you for comparison and a bit of enlightenment.

  71. nigel_hugginsworth says: Sep 15, 2010 1:29 PM

    The redskins won, but did McNabb do anything Sunday?

  72. Dawkphan says: Sep 15, 2010 1:58 PM

    Bring back the ratings for posts !! please.

  73. CK77 says: Sep 15, 2010 2:34 PM

    STOP! The only QB controversy in Philly is the one the media, this site included, is trying to create. Mike Vick is on the last year of a contract, and Kevin Kolb just got a contract extension. He is CLEARLY the future for the Eagles, and while Vick might be the better QB right now, the Eagles are developing Kolb to be the guy for the next 10 years. Stop trying to create controversies out of nothing. It’s ridiculous. And McNabb was McNabb on Sunday night – threw a bunch of poor passes at guys’ feet, less than a 50% completion pct., and 6 points. Woopty friggin doo. I’m not expecting much out of the Eagles this year because they are developing a QB… but I sure as s**t ain’t expecting anything from the Redskins either!

  74. CK77 says: Sep 15, 2010 2:37 PM

    McNabb and the Redskins offense are more impotent than John Bobbitt

  75. smootysmoot says: Sep 15, 2010 3:12 PM

    @Tomcat
    Hahahahaha. Not sure who Colley is, but Coooley is not a bonehead. Don’t be bitter Eagles fans.. Ur window shut on you 3 years ago.

  76. Terrell Blowens says: Sep 15, 2010 3:19 PM

    Cooley is not alone. I’ve hated Kolb since his name was called in the draft, and through all the preseason fanfare that the Eagles and Philly media created, I could tell Kolb was going to have a rough season. He looks like a deer in the headlights against the blitz, and with the horrible OL, only Vick or McNabb would be able to buy time. Plus, Kolb can’t take advantage of his deep threat WRs the way McNabb did. He’s more of a checkdown, dink and dunk passer with bad accuracy. I’m fully expecting a top 5 pick for the Eagles this year unless Michael Vick starts the rest of the way

  77. jdskins44 says: Sep 15, 2010 4:24 PM

    90ragtop says:
    September 15, 2010 11:49 AM
    “Cooley would like the Eagles to know he thinks they’re idiots for trading McNabb to a division rival.”
    ************
    Cooley’s getting just a little too big for his britches after the ‘Skins beat the ‘Boys in the most boring and lackluster MNF game of all time. Total yawnfest. If these two teams can’t show more offense than that impotent excuse they offered two days ago, the sound of fans clicking the remote to change the channel will be defeaning
    *********************************
    Hey bonehead, learn to read the article clearly statest Cooley made the comments BEFORE he played together with McNabb.
    Also Bonehead, the game was played on Sunday night DING DONG not MNF. Also before running your mouth on a boring game read the ratings, the ratings were the highest ever for a Sunday Night game against to of the most heated rivalries in all of sports. So before spatting off stupid comments about something you clearly have no idea what you talking about, learn to read!!! Man I hate stupid people!!
    HTTR

  78. rickvaldez says: Sep 15, 2010 5:17 PM

    Are Philly fans missing a couple chromosomes??? Stop playing the what-if game. McNabb and the Redskins are 1-0 Kolb and the Eagles are 0-1 thats all that matters.

  79. MagicMan407 says: Sep 15, 2010 9:17 PM

    Told them cowdungs the redskins would win! Now you classless philly fans want to act like Mcnabb is still horrible. You guys are GOING TO SUCK! Maybe 6 games idiots! Mcnabb on the other hand will actually have receivers catch the ball down the line. When was the last time Philly has won against Dallas? they lost with Mcnabb and we won first game. You lost to greenbay where MIKE VICK looked better than Kolb who is faking an injury he wasnt even knocked out hes a scrub. HTTR!

  80. wranglerman says: Sep 16, 2010 12:47 AM

    “FoF says:
    September 15, 2010 11:52 AM
    Kind of like when the Packers traded Favre and went from a 13-3 Superbowl contender to a 6-10 team with pretty much the same exact players. ”
    considering the offense performed better than the 13-3 version offense and the defense went from holding oppenent’s to 290 points to allowing over 400 points, but hey, you’re a dumb$hit favre licker, so let’s point and say the 0-1 favre led vikings are hot $hit.

  81. bake69 says: Sep 16, 2010 1:37 PM

    Mark my words – Cooley will not finish the season with McNabb as quarterback. I love McNabb and will always appreciate what he did. But he is inaccurate and, at times, really goofy. It was time to move on, whatever happens to the Eagles

  82. Bunson says: Sep 16, 2010 1:47 PM

    @MagicMan407
    McNabb will have receivers down the line? The Redskins had to hire their on Geriatrics specialist just for him. I love how all the skins fans are jumping on the little hope that they have. I’m an eagles fan first, a true McNabb fan second just to get that out there. Unfortunately, this year, the skins and giants will be battling for the basement of the NFC East. Also….the trade is a bonehead trade? We got our starting safety, who is what, 22 if that? With 2 viable suitors in line to take over the QB spot, its a smart organizational move. Skins should have kept their pick anyways and got Nate, as we know how the whole Laron “I’ll Do Your” Landry turned out. Also, I love how the skins aren’t starting Fred Davis. He has better physical tools than Cooley, which showed last year, even with a sub par QB,

  83. runtheball says: Sep 16, 2010 4:50 PM

    Also, I love how the skins aren’t starting Fred Davis. He has better physical tools than Cooley, which showed last year, even with a sub par QB,
    Sub Par QB?
    Jason Campbell was better than McNabb last year and McNabb played on the better team.

  84. fellorio says: Sep 21, 2010 10:18 AM

    So what does it look like after 2 games.
    So what will it look like after 16 games.
    So when was the last good move by the Skin’s FO?

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