Donovan McNabb: Eagles are like family

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After being all but invisible for most of the offseason, Donovan McNabb is starting to make regular appearances in the media, and today he had nothing but kind words for the folks in Philadelphia.

McNabb, who was traded from the Eagles to the Redskins last year, is back to working out with his old Eagles teammates. And he told CSNPhilly’s Neil Hartman that he views working out with the Eagles as like working out with family.

“It’s really like working out with family members,” McNabb said. “We’ve been a part of each other’s lives for 11 years.”

McNabb presumably won’t look back as fondly on his one year in Washington, D.C., as he does on his 11 years in Philadelphia.

33 responses to “Donovan McNabb: Eagles are like family

  1. Maybe if the Eagles dupe some team into taking Kornpone Kolb, the “Bayou Bowie Knife Killer”, off of their hands they bring back Dono to backup Mike Vick. Or vica versa.

  2. this guy was slow, hurt, and out of shape for the skins, i watched every game, ans the skins r to blame, the wheels r falling off

  3. The way I see it, we may have a solidified backup to Vick when Kolb is traded to the Cards if we snatch McNabb up when he is released…they will never be able to deal him and we all know he is not going to remain on the Redskins roster…I would gladly welcome McNabb back as the #2 QB…I think it would be a win-win for all parties…

  4. CSNPhilly’s Neil Hartman that he views working out with the Eagles as like working out with family.
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    I wonder what he’ll look back on the RedSkins as…..

  5. Exactly who at these workouts has been around for 11 years? He just won’t go away.

  6. too bad your “family” doesn’t hold you in the same respect after your SB performance

  7. I’ve always liked McNabb as a person, even if I haven’t always loved his play on the field. He’s actually in town right now for the opening of the McNabb Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the hospital in Voorhees, NJ. I hope he ends up somewhere in the AFC this season so I can actually root for him again.

  8. I am glad he does not seem to be holding a grudge. Despite his on the field shortcomings at times, I remember the good plays more than the bad. He was always involved in charitable activities in Philadelphia. I am sorry he did not get a championship while he was here. Just didn’t work out and it was time to move on, no hard feelings.

  9. mark my words, Vick will not play 10 games this year. Guy is as fragile as a glass house.

  10. Losing respect for this guy daily. Way to get totally cheated on and left by your ex spouse, and still let them screw you occassionally.

  11. Cliff Lee. Allen Iverson. Now McNabb.

    They all love Philly.

    I mean, when can I expect to see Scott Rolen pining for a return?

    Best fan base in the world. Just ask the athletes who played here.

  12. Wow…

    If you look at the players he met up with, the story is very telling. Jamaal Jackson, Austin Howard, Trevor Laws, Juqua Parker. A center, DT, and two Defensive Tackles.

    Now look at their time spent with the Eagles. Jamaal Jackson has been with team since 03, Austin Howard who was a rookie, Trevor Laws who was drafted in 08 and Juqua Parker who picked up via agency in 05.

    One player that has been there three years and a rookie. I know it is the offseason in a lockout and players are doing their thing. I do think it is interesting he mentioned, “family”.

    Not one young skill player.

  13. I know everyone is going to be negative towards this but, it made me feel good that McNabb was back working out the The Eagles. He still has more of a bond with them than any other team. The guy just paid for half of a children’s hospital in the area, that’s why he’s here. Turn it into a feel good story instead of bagging on him.

  14. In all my years(23 haha) I’ve never known ANYONE that has caught as much flak while taking the high road 100% of the time. Donovan didn’t win the big one, but as an eagles fan I’d like to see some level of gratefulness from my brotheren for what McNabb has done for us all.

  15. The sad part is he will be in a broadcast booth in 2 years. Nothing against McNabb, but what made him great was his wheels. His only chance is to be a mentor for a young QB, but I really doubt that would ever happen.

  16. Since he left for the skins, those games btwn Philly and Big D, just aren’t the same. As a C-Boys fan, he was one of those guys u loved to hate cuz of his nice guy attitude and his success, now we get to hate on Vick, not hard to do…

  17. In all my years(23 haha) I’ve never known ANYONE that has caught as much flak while taking the high road 100% of the time.

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    You mean like when he said that that TO’s criticism of him was “black on black crime”?

  18. Bad Newz Vick is the screwed-up uncle who only stops by twice a year. After he leaves, you find your kids have started hangin’ on street corners, money is missing from the bedroom dresser, and the dog is found dead in the swimming pool with an extension cord wired to it’s gonads. 😈

  19. D Mac, forget Worshington and Philly… come to Oakland my man, big Al and Coach HuJack will treat you the way you SHOULD HAVE BEEN treated!!

  20. I ripped him regularly while he was here. Probably broke a shot glass or two watching screen pass after screen pass sail over 36 head. By he is a stand up guy and I too hope he finds an AFC team so I can cheer for him. Before last years crap season, it wasn’t unthinkable that he could join Kurt and tarkenton as the only QBs to throw 100 TDs with 2 different teams

  21. nfceastisbeast says:
    Exactly who at these workouts has been around for 11 years? He just won’t go away.

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    …said the miserable wretch of a human being who loves nothing better than to complain for the sake of complaining.

    Seriously, what is your big problem with this story?

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