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McNabb a major disappointment in Vikings debut

Donovan McNabb, Eric Weddle AP

Donovan McNabb made his first start as a Minnesota Viking on Sunday in San Diego. And there’s no way to sugarcoat it: He stunk up the joint.

McNabb deserves most of the blame for the Vikings’ 24-17 loss to the Chargers. His first pass as a Viking was intercepted, a turnover that set up the Chargers’ first touchdown, and he didn’t get much better after that. McNabb finished the game completing 7-of-16 passes for a whopping 39 passing yards.

Yes, 39 passing yards. For an entire game.

McNabb’s miserable outing is particularly disappointing for Minnesota fans because the game was there for the taking. Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown to give the Vikings an early lead, and Adrian Peterson averaged better than six yards a carry against the Chargers’ defense, picking up 98 yards on 16 carries.

For the Chargers, the victory was led by quarterback Phillip Rivers, who completed 33 of 48 passes for 335 yards, and by fullback Mike Tolbert, who plowed through the Vikings’ defense for 93 total yards and scored all three San Diego touchdowns, two through the air and one on the ground.

For the Vikings, all we can say is the Christian Ponder era can’t get here soon enough.

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  1. VikesPrincess (Lisa) says: Sep 11, 2011 7:32 PM

    McNabb is as terrible as I’d predicted he’d be. How soon can we bench him? And was Chilly calling Musgrave to give him the game plan?

  2. danielcp0303 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:32 PM

    You could’ve just changed the headline to “McNabb a major disappointment”

  3. skins757 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:32 PM

    Hail Skins!!!!

  4. brewdogg says: Sep 11, 2011 7:33 PM

    And every jab that follows in this thread will be well deserved…..

  5. redskinspike says: Sep 11, 2011 7:33 PM

    Who would have called that? McNabb is past his prime, he will NEVER be good again. I feel bad for Vikings fans, enjoy watching McNabb throw it at your receivers feet all year.

  6. frankrizzo51 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:34 PM

    And just who WASN’T surprised by this?

  7. nooneyouknow says: Sep 11, 2011 7:35 PM

    Who didnt see that coming?! Meanwhile, Grossman goes for 306, 2 TD’s and a 110 Qb rating.

    HTTR

  8. frankrizzo51 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:35 PM

    McNabb’s a good guy but he’s got a lot of heavy duty miles on his body.

  9. j.w. tex says: Sep 11, 2011 7:35 PM

    Did anyone really think it would be different?

    At least now there won’t be any excuses about the kind of system he’s in or who the HC is.

  10. deddmunnie says: Sep 11, 2011 7:35 PM

    He is who we thought he was…. Hail.

  11. scudbot says: Sep 11, 2011 7:36 PM

    He had a couple really nice grass skippers, though.

  12. vahawker says: Sep 11, 2011 7:37 PM

    This is a surprise?!

  13. vicktator says: Sep 11, 2011 7:37 PM

    Everybody makes mistakes.

  14. teal379 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:37 PM

    Quite possibly the worst game I’ve ever seen a QB play. Delhomme’s interception rash might be the only one worse.

  15. worldofwinning says: Sep 11, 2011 7:38 PM

    McNabb began and ended his career with the vikings in his first throw. Bench him

  16. trbowman says: Sep 11, 2011 7:38 PM

    “For the Vikings, all we can say is the Christian Ponder era can’t get here soon enough.”

    Once it begins, Vikes fans will be pining for McNabb again.

  17. eagleswin says: Sep 11, 2011 7:38 PM

    The people who support McNabb are running out of excuses. First the eagles shouldn’t have let him go because he was going to make them regret it in Washington. His season in Washington was a mess because the team was dysfunctional. What’s his excuse now?

    All i know is that it won’t be his fault.

  18. ninjapleazee says: Sep 11, 2011 7:39 PM

    will Frazier drive to Garrard’s house to convince him to play for the Vikings

  19. jhorton83 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:39 PM

    They might as well go with Ponder. It’s not like he could be much worse. Actually, I think it’s safe to say he could probably do better than 39 passing yards.

  20. vikinghater says: Sep 11, 2011 7:39 PM

    What’s wrong Queen Fans. You guys should be done crying by now….!!

  21. aaronitout says: Sep 11, 2011 7:39 PM

    Wow…well the rest of the division looks really good. Bears were particularly surprising. That battle for 2nd place between the Lions and Bears will be fun to watch.

  22. j972 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:39 PM

    Perhaps the Vikings brass will wake up and bring Brett Favre back.

  23. tenteamparlay00799 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:40 PM

    McNabb is 100% certified washed up.He needs to retire ASAP.

  24. skins716 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:40 PM

    he needs a wrist band

  25. vikinghater says: Sep 11, 2011 7:41 PM

    Lets see. Vikes have started in last place by themselves…

  26. drstrangelust says: Sep 11, 2011 7:41 PM

    Anyone know? Is 39 total passing yards the worst ANY QB has ever done? Is it a record? F ing Pathetic!

  27. sikoix says: Sep 11, 2011 7:42 PM

    San Diego outlasted Minnesota and deserves credit for their (seemingly superior) conditioning. McNabb was disappointing any way you rationalize it. Viking offense needs some work but the defense will be just fine.

  28. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 11, 2011 7:42 PM

    How is it that anyone is surprised?

  29. smoothjimmyapollo says: Sep 11, 2011 7:42 PM

    To quote the wise, Nelson Muntz, “Ha, ha!”

  30. KIR says: Sep 11, 2011 7:42 PM

    I’m a McNabb fan but he sucks. It might be over. The offensives coordinators play call sheet was the size of a postcard. smh Somethings wrong!

  31. baddegg says: Sep 11, 2011 7:43 PM

    And Rex Grossman threw for over 300 yards and TDs, including several very clutch throws in victory vs. the Giants. Bad Rex came out with one fumble, but overall great performance.

    Comeon Haters.

  32. gregbeau says: Sep 11, 2011 7:43 PM

    Do the Vikings have the number for David Garrard’s agent?

  33. slickrick971 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:44 PM

    Totally shocking…

  34. karlpilkington says: Sep 11, 2011 7:44 PM

    Hail skins.. why is there no headline for us longtime suffering skins fans.

  35. runtheball says: Sep 11, 2011 7:44 PM

    Wow! I am shocked! He was average on good Philly teams in a dumbed down offense that hid his flaws. Watch the games instead of just looking at the fantasy stats.

    Tjack is a respectable 21-37 right now, but dumbing the ball off isn’t helping the seahawks win.

  36. iknowitallandmore says: Sep 11, 2011 7:44 PM

    “McNabb a major disappointment in Vikings debut”

    **************************

    Thats not a surprise. Did you expect anything different?

    The Eagles knew he was washed up when they swindled that dolt Dan Snyder into trading for him. EVERYONE knows McNabb is D O N E as an NFL QB……… well everyone except the Redskins and Vikings decision makers.

  37. c1d7 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:45 PM

    I think we’re being a little to harsh on Mcnabb, if you watched the game the play calling in the second half was horrendous. The second half the game plan was as if we wanted to “sit on a lead” with a predictable run on first and second down and pass on third down and San Diego was ready everytime. With a bonehead style of play calling San Diego gained momentum and we couldn’t turn it on down the stretch because we took our foot of the gas. Not to mention our defence was exhausted by the end of the game due to Bill Musgrave calling the most pedictable plays to try and milk the clock on the number 1 offense in the league….But Mcnabb did miss a big throw to Berrian that if he hit him in stride would’ve been a big td

  38. Spencer says: Sep 11, 2011 7:46 PM

    Just play Ponder.

  39. razic3k says: Sep 11, 2011 7:46 PM

    why is mcnabb the disappointment? shouldn’t the credit go to the chargers defense? maybe the chargers D just completely shut down their air and stuffed their run.

  40. duanethomas says: Sep 11, 2011 7:46 PM

    Empty Gas Can. Nothing left.

  41. marksopinioncorner says: Sep 11, 2011 7:46 PM

    Best thing you can say about the Viking…he at least they covered the spread!

  42. vikesfansteve says: Sep 11, 2011 7:46 PM

    38 yds thru the air & an INT on his first pass. Yeah that stunk. Same with Berrian & Shaincoe dropping everything. The CB’s getting burned. The LB’s getting run over. The coaches calling Wildcat plays 2 times in a row with short dives. FUGLY. New year same stuff.

    Ah the life of a Vikings fan.

  43. skidooman93 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:46 PM

    O-line was real bad as well. They did not help Mcflopp at all. Real disappointing game. Good season to spend hunting critters. And cheering for who ever is playing the stinkin packers. I hope the roof caves in on lambeau.

  44. turgidsen says: Sep 11, 2011 7:48 PM

    So lets see the Redskins get rid Mcnabb and are idiots .They start Grossman and according to PFT once again they are idiots. Mcnabb looks horrible in his debut and Grossman looks good in thiers and PFT focuses on how bad mcnabb looks and mentions nothing about Grossman. Makes sense

  45. sdstrong217 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:49 PM

    That 6 yards per carry, 98 total yards is quite misleading being that Peterson capped off half of those yards on one carry. Other then that, Chargers did a great job in containing him.

  46. welzy says: Sep 11, 2011 7:51 PM

    McNabb is flabbergasted

  47. cuzidid42 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:51 PM

    The second half of that game was unbelievable. It’s okay to enter a game with running the ball as your main focus, but when it’s not working you need to open it up. They only attempted one (count it) 1 pass of more than 15 yards and that one was underthrown.

    If they continue with this mindset, it’s gonna be a long and disappointing year.

  48. moonriver22 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:51 PM

    McChunk was only a “disappointment” to people who don’t know football. Look at his last couple of years as an Eagle. Look at his stint with the Skins. Seriously, what else do you need to know?

    Go Skins!

  49. hailvictory44 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:51 PM

    Reid knew two years ago, that’s why he traded him inside the division without blinking. Shanny knew last year and that’s why he wasn’t afraid to move on with either Grossman or Beck in less than a full season.

    Of course most here knew better than Reid and Shanny and chose to blame McNabb’s performance on the Redskins. Their only mistake was figuring out what Reid knew a year later than he did. Truth is Donovan hasn’t been playing at a high level in years.

  50. cleverbob says: Sep 11, 2011 7:52 PM

    Is it really a disappointment if we expected it all along?

  51. aintitridiculous says: Sep 11, 2011 7:52 PM

    Maybe Andy Reid and the Shanahans might have been right?

  52. sanscar77 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:52 PM

    I wonder who was right in the whole Shanahan vs McNabb fiasco.

    DONOVAN MCNABB
    COMP/ATT: 7 for 16
    PASS YARDS: 39
    AVG: 2.6
    TDS: 1
    PICKS: 1 (returned for a TD)
    PASSER RATING: 47.9
    BOUNCE PASSES: 5

    SEXY REXY:
    COMP/ATT: 21 for 34
    PASS YARDS: 305
    AVG: 9.0
    TDS: 2
    PICKS: 0
    PASSER RATING: 110.5
    WOMEN IMPREGNATED IN THE DMV: 116

  53. flavordave says: Sep 11, 2011 7:54 PM

    McGarbage. Oh those Philly fans never give such a great player respect my azz. Whos laughing now? Me. Thats who.

  54. deconjonesbitchslap says: Sep 11, 2011 7:54 PM

    it wasn’t all mcnabb. their entire offense was absolutely awful. peterson was kept in check all day, except the big run. berrian is awful and doesn’t catch or effing get open!

    they rely too much on Peterson and Harvin. same old story. mcnabb wasn’t missing throws. he had nobody to throw to.

    defense can’t get off the field. rivers was making throw after throw. too easy for him. Chris Cook is awful and I would throw against him every play.

    the packers will score 150 points against the vikings this year. guarantee.

  55. scudbot says: Sep 11, 2011 7:56 PM

    “I hope the roof caves in on lambeau.” Sorry, there’s no roof at Lambeau so there won’t be a cave in. Have a nice year.

  56. eagles512 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:57 PM

    Did anyone actually watch the game? The INT was a tipped ball and the receivers dropped some big balls. The play calling in the 2nd half was atrocious.

  57. scudbot says: Sep 11, 2011 7:57 PM

    Brett Favre’s available.

  58. flyinhighwithvick says: Sep 11, 2011 7:59 PM

    LOL.

    Yours truly,

    Philadelphia

  59. grandpoopah says: Sep 11, 2011 7:59 PM

    Would anyone like to man up and admit that us Eagles fans were right about this guy all along?

  60. numberoneinthehoodg says: Sep 11, 2011 8:00 PM

    I wouldn’t call it a surprise, but it was disappointing. On the board in the first minute and couldn’t hold a half-time lead. Large penalties at the wrong time (not sure when the right time is) hurt the team as well. Play calling left something to be desired as well. AD had a decent game but if you subtract the big run, he was just average. It shows that there is still issues with the O-line. This game can be a foreshadow of the entire season. 6-10.

    And yes, McNabb wasn’t very good either.

  61. alchopwn says: Sep 11, 2011 8:01 PM

    Mcnabb was always an athlete first, and a quarterback second. Unfortunately, age is the bane of all athletes.

    I respect the man for what he has accomplished, but those of you expecting the Mcnabb of 10 years ago are going to be disappointed.

  62. staffordsyear says: Sep 11, 2011 8:01 PM

    Roof caves in on lambeau? I’m confused…just put ponder in already Minnesota and have fun on the bottom,maybe things will improve in 3-4 years.

  63. rickc10m says: Sep 11, 2011 8:02 PM

    Rush Limbaughs point years ago was that McNabb was not that good. Now everyone sees the truth. All hype no game. Retire now and save yourself the slow fall out of the league. All the haters, don’t waste your time.

  64. lone1star says: Sep 11, 2011 8:02 PM

    Campbell’s Chunky Soup!!!

  65. canadianvikingfaniii says: Sep 11, 2011 8:03 PM

    I cannot believe that Muskrat called 2 Joe Webb wildcat plays after Jared Allen’s pick… What a waste of a possession. The run, runand pass formula for every other drive was reminiscent of Childress calls as well…

  66. eagleswinsuperbowlin2012 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:04 PM

    After he lost the Super Bowl for the Eagles, I knew he was a loser!!! How many yards did he throw? Exactly!!!!!
    He should go and cry to his mommy and eat some Campbell soup!!!! Thank god Andy Reid got rid of the cry baby!!!!!

  67. maverick0 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:04 PM

    Limbaugh had it right to begin with! This guy has always been over-rated. HOF…are you kidding me?

  68. favreblows says: Sep 11, 2011 8:06 PM

    Big surprise.

    The Vikes are a crappy team that has horrible management. McNabb is a crummy QB….but that’s all this team looks for….big names. I swear any local moron off the street could do a better job.

    TT runs circles around them.

    Funny…..you don’t hear from idiots like Paul Hargis anymore. It was only a matter of time. The season had to start sometime.

  69. shaggytoodle says: Sep 11, 2011 8:07 PM

    I believe a lot of people had Minnesota as the celler dweller in the North, but I didn’t think it was going to happen after the first week.

  70. 4evrnyt says: Sep 11, 2011 8:08 PM

    Wait, let me get this right. You actually thought that McNabb sucking last year was the Redskins fault??

    You actually thought that the Eagles traded McNabb when he was still good???

    Here is the bottom line that is now more obvious then ever….

    McNabb is an average QB at best. He couldn’t win a Super Bowl in fact he totally choked in his only appearance. The team that drafted him and went to the Super Bowl with him realized that they had already gotten the best years out of him and traded him for the most he was worth.

    McNabb is washed up and worthless and you dont know football if you think any different.

  71. vikinghater says: Sep 11, 2011 8:13 PM

    Mmmmm–
    Packers Win
    Badgers Win
    Goofies Loss
    Queens Loss

    PERFECT!!!!

  72. rectumnearlykilledem says: Sep 11, 2011 8:13 PM

    Why can people just admit he’s fat and stupid? That’s what “not in shape and can’t grasp the offense” means. Look at what Reid has done to help Vick, a guy who now works hard at film study and and cares about his fitness. It started to look lik Reid clearly carried McNabb for a lot of those years.

  73. bigjd says: Sep 11, 2011 8:13 PM

    Somewhere T.O. is saying “I told you so”

  74. brintfatre says: Sep 11, 2011 8:13 PM

    Still looked better that Favre!

  75. bucsrule5 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:16 PM

    People wonder why Andy Reid got rid of him. He has the best RB in the NFL, the rising star in Percy Harvin, Mr. Shancoe, and a great defense! win some games Mcfat

  76. seabreezes51 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:17 PM

    I believe that all of McNabbs young line let him down. The receivers dropped many passes and the coaching was inadequate.
    As they get better doing their jobs he team will do better…….

    XXXooo, Donny

  77. fourthand20 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:20 PM

    Culpepper is waiting by the phone.

  78. footballfanman says: Sep 11, 2011 8:24 PM

    But Mcnabb is the 100th best player in the NFL. Or did they need at least one black QB in the rankings?

  79. vikesfanrh13 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:25 PM

    love this move…Andrew Luck, hope you like purple…

  80. skidooman93 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:25 PM

    scudbot says:Sep 11, 2011 7:56 PM

    “I hope the roof caves in on lambeau.” Sorry, there’s no roof at Lambeau so there won’t be a cave in. Have a nice year.

    I knew the roof cave in would bring out the idot packer fans. You dummies are so predictable.

  81. maddogwhite says: Sep 11, 2011 8:27 PM

    I wonder if that gasbag and McNabb sycophant Mike Greenberg will finally acknowledge that this guy has NO BUSINESS IN THE HOF. He was, at best, an above average QB in a system geared to producing high stats for its signal caller.

    Just about EVERY other QB in that system — from Vick to Kolb to Garcia — was also successful

  82. Gordon says: Sep 11, 2011 8:28 PM

    Stick a fork in him. He’s done. Time to retire.

  83. wtfru2 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:31 PM

    Tarvaris even looked better than Big Mac. Bring in Ponder!

  84. kspl1 says: Sep 11, 2011 8:33 PM

    @haters….watch the game, dropped passes, terrible playcalling. And hate to tell u, Joe Webb is better than ponder, so it will be the Webb era if anything. Vikings had this game to win and lame playcalling killed it

  85. mcinhd says: Sep 11, 2011 8:33 PM

    Damn, picking up where they left off last year 4th in the division. Least they are consistent lol* I always love that one*

  86. prplvikes says: Sep 11, 2011 8:34 PM

    wow it was ugly. The offense has a lot of homework to do after that Lesson. The defense gave up quite a bit but when it counted did everything it could to keep us in it. but Mc5 needs to get some throwing work done and to gel with the receivers more. BB had 3 steps on the guy and it was under thrown.

    I picked a loss today but 39 yards?

    Well, hopefully we’ll see improvement. I mean talk about setting the bar low so you can feel better later. LOL

  87. Lev says: Sep 11, 2011 8:38 PM

    McNabb’s face should be on the winning ticket to the Luck lottery….

  88. jkffootballguy says: Sep 11, 2011 8:53 PM

    When Tarvaris Jackson has a better day than Donovan McNabb things are bad. Might be time for Christian Ponder.

  89. jballgame says: Sep 11, 2011 8:59 PM

    the 6 yards per carry is VERY misleading. The bottom line is that the Chargers D was money.

  90. fwippel says: Sep 11, 2011 9:03 PM

    Hell, Ponder or Webb would have done better than McNabb today. They put Webb in and don’t even let him throw it.

    I think Vikings fans, if they hadn’t already, now understand why McNabb is on his third team in the past three seasons. The play calling was bad and the decision making of McNabb even worse. Yeah, Berrian dropped one, but that doesn’t excuse pathetic performance by McNabb. Ten points by the offense……with AP? Awful.

  91. hank10 says: Sep 11, 2011 9:09 PM

    And folks are surprised, how? Most of us in Philly saw this coming and we were hammered pillar to post about not supporting McMartyr, etc. The guy is done, finished, fini, etc. And the excuses being posted? O-line let him down. Dropped passes. His last couple of years with the Eagles, he was exhibiting the same tendencies.

    The biggest problem with McMartyr is he never took responsibility for anything that went wrong. It was always someone else’s fault. Just like the apologists in the national media. I wonder, was he grinning and laughing after the INTs and after the game?

  92. davisjosh20 says: Sep 11, 2011 9:11 PM

    As an Eagles fan, I thought it was our play-calling that made us bad late in games we should have been able to win. But now, I’m pretty sure it was 5. Although, when you drive right down the field on 4 straight passes, going 50 yds in a blink, then running it 3 times in a row for 2 yds, does mean bad play-calling. McNabb has been throwing at receivers feet since 2003. Nothing new. At least my boy Ponder will know what NOT to do.

  93. fwippel says: Sep 11, 2011 9:11 PM

    Time to start Webb. He’s better than Ponder, and more mobile.

    The play-calling in this game was atrocious. If Musgrave can’t do any better than this, he should retire along with McNabb.

  94. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 11, 2011 9:13 PM

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that Garrard will be in either Minnesota or Seattle before the end of the month.

  95. mdd913 says: Sep 11, 2011 9:13 PM

    Can’t think of a franchise I would rather see go down in flames. Minnesota and McNabb deserve each other. Both giant whiners, both epic chokers.

  96. dd393 says: Sep 11, 2011 9:14 PM

    Skol Donovan.

  97. shoekid1113 says: Sep 11, 2011 9:19 PM

    I’m not a Eagles, Skins or Viks fan, but come on! Seriously to say everyone knew it all along? Sure he’s terrible now and was last year, he’s washed up. BUT when he was in his prime he was great, he spent one hell of a decade in philly takin the team to so many championship games and a superbowl…. don’t hate the man just cuz you philly fans have something better now, knew it all along???? Bull crap, he was solid quarterback who never one the big one. He’s the greatest QB in your franchise history… appreciate what he has done for the franchise, not rip on him cuz he’s old and washed up…. show some class for the dude.. after all, you all wanted Ricky instead… i think mcnabb worked out just fine

    P.S.
    and last I checked NOOOO one has been good enought to QB the Eagles to a super bowl ring….. Cuz they have won 0 superbowls! So lay off the “we knew it all along”… hold your comments until Vick even wins a playoff game for your team.. McNabb is old and washed up… but it’s not fair to say he’s been terrible his whole career.

  98. turk2875 says: Sep 11, 2011 9:21 PM

    Listen, I’m a huge McNabb fan (probably the only one left in Philly) and to see his career just plummet like this is just sad. One of the best Eagles of all-time, and a great human-being. But I can’t even begin to fathom a NFL QB, that played a FULL game and just throw 39 yards. I thought it was a typo when I saw it on NFLNetwork. 39 YARDS!!!! Cam Newton had that on one play. Sad to say it, but this is the end to anotherwise steller career.

  99. 21skins4ever says: Sep 11, 2011 9:23 PM

    Not that anyone will scroll down this far to read this but… I was a Mcnabb backer with the skins (he’ll they gave up so much I had to believe in him) but soon found out something was missing. (wristband??) He WAS a great QB 6-10yrs ago.. Time to hang it up… HAIL!!!!!!

  100. sws222 says: Sep 11, 2011 9:24 PM

    All NFC North Quarterbacks who won their season opener….take one step forward. Ummmmm….not so fast, Donovan.

  101. eaglelover1 says: Sep 11, 2011 9:28 PM

    Hopefully every negative poster on this thread is not a Vikings fan because most posting know jacks–t about football. That game was a complete dissappointment for the ENTIRE offensive side of the ball including the coaching staff. From running Harvin up the middle to calling 2 straight wildcat plays the playcalling was just plain DUMB. Yes Mcnabb missed some throws but WR’s dropped A LOT of passes. Hell Rivers missed on some throws as well. Stop the hate people…..

  102. moochzilla says: Sep 11, 2011 9:29 PM

    Some people make mistakes in they lives, and they made a bug one last summer.

    Only question is who McNabb will blame. My pick is the offensive coordinator, who he will now start to smear via leaks to the national media.

  103. upperdecker19 says: Sep 11, 2011 9:32 PM

    He lacked the “cardiovascular endurance” to throw for that 40th yard.

  104. saintswintaintedwin says: Sep 11, 2011 9:35 PM

    I sit here and Ponder reading these comments on the Webb how long before old Mcnabb is benched!

  105. shaggytoodle says: Sep 11, 2011 9:37 PM

    I am going to say that Ponder could have done equally as well if not better.

  106. saintswintaintedwin says: Sep 11, 2011 9:39 PM

    Big Mac looks like a Jr bacon burger

  107. minnysoda says: Sep 11, 2011 9:41 PM

    skidooman93 says:
    Sep 11, 2011 8:25 PM

    I knew the roof cave in would bring out the idot packer fans. You dummies are so predictable.

    The Vikings organization is even more predictable Bring in washed up QB’s and suck. One more year of no Lombardi.

    Ziggy is smart though sign the Superstar the rest of the team stinks it up again no fan support and California here we come

    QB’s on Speed dial Mark Brunell Vinnie Testeverde Trent Green Steve Young Brad Johnson Jeff George ………………..BrINT?

  108. natefalkirk says: Sep 11, 2011 9:43 PM

    Agree with the general line of thought.

    1. McNabb is clearly past the best years. On the right team, with the right talent around him, and better play calling, he could maybe be serviceable…but he can’t be relied on to take over and win.

    2. Clearly the Eagles thought he was past prime. They let him go within the division. Andy Reid’s a good coach, and didn’t blink at making this move.

    3. Redskins have/had their issues, contributed to McNabb’s failure in DC. Clearly Shanahan didn’t want him/believe in him. But he was also the cause of much of his fails there.

    4. Rush Limbaugh’s point years ago was more a criticism of the media, and its overly positive portrayal of McNabb. Though now he has declined.

    5. He was decent, with streaks of very good, and occasional flashes of great. But he is NOT HOF material, and has little left. Not sure if throwing Ponder in is the right call yet, let the season progress and him learn, but he should see more and more playing time as the months go by. Start him next season, Day 1.

  109. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Sep 11, 2011 9:45 PM

    Technically, isn’t is only a “disappointment” if he performs worse than expected? Did anybody really expect anything better than what you got?

  110. badfish6907 says: Sep 11, 2011 9:54 PM

    Leave it to the Vikings to screw up the division sweep for the week.

  111. londonfletcher says: Sep 11, 2011 9:58 PM

    *ring ring*

    “Hello?”
    “Mike? Hey, it’s Andy”
    “Hey, man. What’s up?”
    “Rex looked good today”
    “So did Vick”
    “See that Vikings game?”
    “No, I was too busy winning”
    “Me too.”
    “See you in a couple weeks”
    “Ok, man.”

  112. fthrvic says: Sep 11, 2011 10:07 PM

    At least it wasn’t at tie!

  113. innoculo says: Sep 11, 2011 10:16 PM

    Vikings got conned. Should ask for their money back and go draft a real QB. Oh wait. They don’t know how to develop QB talent anyway.

    Too bad there is no ex-Packers QB looking for revenge this year. Dude.. Bummer

  114. ozierdisaster3335 says: Sep 11, 2011 10:16 PM

    Cardiovascular this time?

  115. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Sep 11, 2011 10:20 PM

    hailvictory44 says:
    Sep 11, 2011 7:51 PM
    Reid knew two years ago, that’s why he traded him inside the division without blinking. Shanny knew last year and that’s why he wasn’t afraid to move on with either Grossman or Beck in less than a full season.
    ___________________________________

    Just like Ted Thompson knew Favre was done and at the end of his rope, and saw better talent in camp.

    Look out for diva watch 2011 when McNabbed gets the bench call in a few weeks.

    This will be fun to watch…..cue the Favre-begging billboards along I-35 and get the jet to Mississippi fueled up.

  116. moochzilla says: Sep 11, 2011 10:20 PM

    I see McNabb used the term “we”.

    Lemme guess…they lost.

    But he’s “classy”. Yeah. Right.

  117. babyjebus says: Sep 11, 2011 10:24 PM

    teal379 says: Sep 11, 2011 7:37 PM

    Quite possibly the worst game I’ve ever seen a QB play. Delhomme’s interception rash might be the only one worse.
    _____________________________________

    2010 Todd Collins would like to get in on that.

    2 games
    10/27 (37%) for 68 yards, 2.52 yrds/att
    5INT
    0TD
    5.9 QB rating

  118. MichaelEdits says: Sep 11, 2011 10:26 PM

    McNabb was just having fun out there.

  119. supersuckers3 says: Sep 11, 2011 10:29 PM

    Didn’t get a chance took watch McNabb and the Minnesota attack but did get to see Chicago. Jay Cutler is GOOD! Interesting matchup week 3 when GB and CHI play for the early season division lead.

  120. jnks10 says: Sep 11, 2011 10:31 PM

    Remember when internet sites including this one wrote articles about how the eagles and their fans were so stupid for wanting him gone? Ya we are still here waiting for the retraction article. Its been 2 years now.

  121. shaggytoodle says: Sep 11, 2011 10:41 PM

    skidooman93 says:
    Sep 11, 2011 8:25 PM

    I knew the roof cave in would bring out the idot packer fans. You dummies are so predictable.
    __________________

    You know what else is predictable, Viking fans making excuses why they lost games(it wasn’t a hurricane, it was Favre), or trying to get a rise out of Packer fans to avoid talking about how terrible the team actually is.

  122. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Sep 11, 2011 10:42 PM

    skidooman93 says:Sep 11, 2011 8:25 PM

    I knew the roof cave in would bring out the idot packer fans. You dummies are so predictable.

    ———————–

    Since we are talking about being predictable – the Queens lost…

  123. hillzmickelzon says: Sep 11, 2011 10:43 PM

    Mcnabb did not play well but guys when micheal jenkins is your 3 wr what do you really expect? T.O to the vikings!!!!!

  124. philtration says: Sep 11, 2011 10:46 PM

    I am not disappointed at all.
    Keep up the good work Vikings!

  125. skins1976 says: Sep 11, 2011 10:48 PM

    SOooo glad he’s not throwing worm burners for the Redskins anymore. 39 yds? In a full game? That’s not even 10 yds a quarter! 10 yds a quarter! Quick…somebody get this guy a wristband and a can of Chunky Soup!

    H T T R

  126. duece5 says: Sep 11, 2011 11:02 PM

    No doubt McNabb needed to be better.

    The reality of the game was that the defense gave the offense no favors the second half. The defense couldn’t get off the field. When they did, we had an unimaginative and ineffective Mcnabb.

    Berrian blew the long ball from Mcnabb–not McNabb’s fault that Bernard berrian eats buttered corn before EVERY game. Hmmm, if I’m a receiver, I believe it’s in your best interest to catch the ball Bernard…..he just blows.

    The play calling was horrendous. Two wild cat plays IN A ROW??? Both didn’t work……really?? C’mon Musgrave, get HARVIN THE BALL!!!

    Too early to pull the plug on McNabb…….see what the next two HOME games bring, and we’ll go from there.

  127. fmwarner says: Sep 11, 2011 11:04 PM

    I’m struggling to figure out how McNabb playing poorly in 2011 means Eagle fans were right all along when they hated the guy years ago. Anyone wanna help me out? And by all means, don’t let reason get in the way of a good rant. You never have.

  128. percychuggs says: Sep 11, 2011 11:09 PM

    How can I tell if you didn’t actually WATCH the game, and know absolutely nothing about the game of football? If you say McNabb was terrible today. He wasn’t.

    The first play of the game, the left tackle didn’t cut the DE, so he was free to pick off the pass that McNabb was throwing to Harvin. Wasn’t his fault at all. Aaron Rodgers makes that throw 3-5 times a game, and his passes don’t get intercepted because their linemen know how to cut the DE and get his hands down.

    McNabb also ran for a couple big first downs in the game as well. Didn’t see that mentioned at all in this article.

    The play calling in the second half was brutal. Not McNabb’s fault.

  129. eagles512 says: Sep 11, 2011 11:32 PM

    I’m an Eagles fan and don’t understand how other Eagle “fans” have such hate for a guy who was a huge part of turning the franchise around and into a perennial contender. No wonder I don’t stick up for Philly fans when they are criticized.

  130. The Prophet says: Sep 11, 2011 11:49 PM

    McNabb sucks and finally Viking fans are finding out

  131. bzeller says: Sep 11, 2011 11:54 PM

    Wow…. What do you know…. How surprising to see all the stupid packer fans making comments. They seem a little worried about our no expectation Vikings and the season is only one game in ! Maybe the expectation is too much for them to take…… What do you think my fellow loyal Viking fans ?

  132. brewdogg says: Sep 12, 2011 12:05 AM

    innoculo says:
    Sep 11, 2011 10:16 PM
    Vikings got conned. Should ask for their money back and go draft a real QB. Oh wait. They don’t know how to develop QB talent anyway.
    ———————————–

    The Vikings have used a pick in the first 3 rounds of the draft on a QB 6 times in franchise history.
    rd3, 1961 Fran Tarkenton
    rd2 1970 Bill Cappleman
    rd 1 1977 Tommy Kramer
    rd 1 1999 Daunte Culpepper
    rd 2 2006 Tarvaris Jackson
    rd 1 2011 Christian Ponder
    The first 5 earned 13 Pro Bowls and 6 NFCCG between them.

    Which team would you like to compare this to? Oh right, you don’t. Your contention is solely based on Jackson. In that case….

    Stafford should just retire now. Detroit can’t develop QBs. Drew Stanton, Joey Harrington, Charlie Batch, Andre Ware….

    Brees and Rivers have no chance, since San Diego can’t develop QBs. Ryan Leaf, Billie Joe Tolliver, Mark Vlasic…..

    Josh Freeman will never be a winner. After all, Tampa Bay obviously can’t develop a QB. Chris Simms, Shaun King, Trent Dilfer….

    And don’t even get me started on New England…. Why would they even bother drafting Drew Bledsoe after whiffing on Scott Zolak, Tom Hodson, Tony Eason, and Matt Cavanaugh?

    Shall I continue, or are you ready to change your screen name already?

  133. thephantomstranger says: Sep 12, 2011 12:11 AM

    McNabb was terrible. Offensive line was terrible. Musgrave was terrible. Wide receivers were terrible. Defense was terrible. I’m not going to blame McNabb when there were so many other reasons the passing game couldn’t get going. If it isn’t better next week, they may as well put Ponder in and let him throw the 3-yard passes under heavy pressure.

  134. lanceomatic says: Sep 12, 2011 12:12 AM

    If Shanahan was so right, then why did he trade for McNabb? So which is it guys? Everyone saying the Shanny’s were right better get your story straight.

  135. minnysoda says: Sep 12, 2011 12:50 AM

    bzeller says:
    Sep 11, 2011 11:54 PM
    Wow…. What do you know…. How surprising to see all the stupid packer fans making comments. They seem a little worried about our no expectation Vikings and the season is only one game in ! Maybe the expectation is too much for them to take…… What do you think my fellow loyal Viking fans ?

    HOLY CRAP HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    DAMN SON LET US ALL KNOW WHERE YOU GET THAT SMOKE IT’S GOTTA BE GOOD
    HERE’S A TIP THOUGH DON’T LIGHT IT UP AND THEN POST. MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE PERVY HARVIN. WHERE HAS THAT MORON BEEN ANYWAYS?

  136. upperdecker19 says: Sep 12, 2011 1:53 AM

    He didn’t have the “cardiovascular endurance” to throw for that 40th yard…..

  137. opietaylor says: Sep 12, 2011 3:24 AM

    I guess rat shanahan was right. Leslie Frazier is over his head. Before everyone annoints Cam Newton the savior, check AZ’s D. Most of his passing yards were gifts from a shoddy D. Let’s see how he does against GB and The Bears

  138. shaggytoodle says: Sep 12, 2011 7:02 AM

    brewdogg says:
    Sep 12, 2011 12:05 AM

    Which team would you like to compare this to? Oh right, you don’t. Your contention is solely based on Jackson. In that case….
    ___________________________

    I actually think its more based on Warren Moon, Randall Cunningham, Brett Favre, Donovon McNabb…

  139. moochzilla says: Sep 12, 2011 7:33 AM

    Oh, and how can I forget. The DEFENSE!

    Because McNabb was winning when he left the field. The defense, as usual, let him down.

    But he’s “classy”. Riiiiiiiiiiight.

    And the best part is, this is all going to happen in another NFL city next year!!!!

    Same story. Over and over.

  140. moochzilla says: Sep 12, 2011 7:40 AM

    “Listen, I’m a huge McNabb fan (probably the only one left in Philly) and to see his career just plummet like this is just sad. One of the best Eagles of all-time, and a great human-being. ”

    Here’s why I disagree. McNabb made this bed for himself by not working on his game and preparing himself. He didn’t with the Eagles, it is now documented that he didn’t with the Redskins (fighting with the staff over trivial stuff like wristbands) and now he comes out looking like he never read the playbook.

    And it isn’t really that that bothers me. It’s what happens now. The passive-aggressive smearing of the entire organization. The lack of any accountability, and the excuse making we’ll surely see.

    And, despite all this, he’ll be called a classy team leader. Baffles me.

    You want to see a classy team leader, and a ‘good human being’? How about Tony Romo? Oh, but we hate Dallas so we’ll trash him.

  141. moochzilla says: Sep 12, 2011 7:45 AM

    I mean, did he or did he not whine about “how they handled” signing him?

    Even if you like McNabb (because he’s a good guy – which means you should be cheering for 29 or so of NFL QB’s and 85% of the NFL), you have to admit that anyone could have gone out and been as productive.

    So if the team is that bad, why even bother starting McNabb? It’s a total waste of time since you drafted a QB and have some young ones.

    But wait and see what McNabb says when they release him. Take careful note. Because it won’t be classy. It never is.

  142. moochzilla says: Sep 12, 2011 8:02 AM

    “For me, being now in my 13th year, it’s embarrassing to be sitting up here and to know we only passed for 40, 50 yards, whatever it was,” McNabb said. “I mean, I could do that in a series…”

    WE passed for 40, 50 yards.

    WE.

    Must have been a loss.

    Contrast that to his classless comments last year at the Linc when he took credit for the win despite a pitiful performance.

  143. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Sep 12, 2011 9:08 AM

    thephantomstranger says:
    Sep 12, 2011 12:11 AM
    McNabb was terrible. Offensive line was terrible. Musgrave was terrible. Wide receivers were terrible. Defense was terrible. I’m not going to blame McNabb when there were so many other reasons the passing game couldn’t get going. If it isn’t better next week, they may as well put Ponder in and let him throw the 3-yard passes under heavy pressure
    ___________

    You seem a little down?

    Your giving up already after week 1? I thought your vikes were just re-loading?

  144. rc33 says: Sep 12, 2011 10:05 AM

    What’d Minnesota give up to get this guy again?

  145. materialman80 says: Sep 12, 2011 10:57 AM

    McNabb is over and has been over. Andy Reid knew it and Washington found out he was right. Now it’s the Vikings turn.

  146. thephantomstranger says: Sep 12, 2011 11:29 AM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Sep 12, 2011 9:08 AM
    thephantomstranger says:
    Sep 12, 2011 12:11 AM
    McNabb was terrible. Offensive line was terrible. Musgrave was terrible. Wide receivers were terrible. Defense was terrible. I’m not going to blame McNabb when there were so many other reasons the passing game couldn’t get going. If it isn’t better next week, they may as well put Ponder in and let him throw the 3-yard passes under heavy pressure
    ___________

    You seem a little down?

    Your giving up already after week 1? I thought your vikes were just re-loading?
    ____________

    You know very well that I said it’s a transition year and predicted an 8-8 record. We were within 7 points of one of the best teams in the NFL despite having 39 yards passing. Unless we’re going to have 39 yards passing in every game, which I doubt, I’m not prepared to change my prediction.

  147. wcdunkenfield says: Sep 12, 2011 2:37 PM

    “He had a couple really nice grass skippers, though.”
    ———————–
    I used to be a Donovan fan, insofar as I’m an Eagles fan. Then, when Andy cut him loose, I felt sorry for him. Then his nasty time in DC, and it started to seem maybe it wasn’t us, it was him. But, you know, Shanny is such a sour cuss, one has a hard time believing he is objective.

    Now, McNabb’s decline is solidifying into cement.

    Thinking back, on a rainy field in Philly, he could get 5, maybe 6, skips outta some of his worm-burners. Perhaps he really was that bad, and we woulda – shoulda – coulda won the SB with another QB.

    Garcia was the man that would have delivered — or died trying.

  148. stellarperformance says: Sep 12, 2011 3:55 PM

    McNabb looked fat.

  149. mattyk72 says: Sep 12, 2011 4:14 PM

    McNabb has been mailing it in since he left Philly. I think he’s lost his passion for the game and is holding on for the paycheck at this point.

  150. zetabeta5 says: Sep 12, 2011 5:02 PM

    Wonderful football analysis? McNabb throws 16 passes and he is the goat for the loss…..Opposing QB throws 46 passes……What’s wrong? Vikes have decided they are only a running team with an occasional pass to keep from facing seven or eight in the box….McNabb’s job in this offense? Hand off the ball before getting buried….McNabb looked better improvising runs for himself to save his life than the Vikes the running game..Vikes have to realize that the era of “three yards and a cloud of dust” has no place in the NFL……and their uber expensive, very talented running back will ultimately get destroyed without a passing game to give him some room…..In the days of Jim Brown, the Browns tried it and it didn’t work…Why now?

  151. The Prophet says: Sep 12, 2011 6:05 PM

    I don’t care what excuses some of you try to make. There is no excuse for a NFL QB to throw for 39 yards and a pick in four quarters. No excuse. Defense, coaching, receivers, the chargers, jsut stop. McNabb sucks, move on and quit making excuses for him.

  152. paulharghis says: Sep 12, 2011 6:27 PM

    favreblows says:
    Sep 11, 2011 8:06 PM
    Big surprise.

    The Vikes are a crappy team that has horrible management. McNabb is a crummy QB….but that’s all this team looks for….big names. I swear any local moron off the street could do a better job.

    TT runs circles around them.

    Funny…..you don’t hear from idiots like Paul Hargis anymore. It was only a matter of time. The season had to start sometime.
    ================================
    Funny, I go on vaction for a week and this moron is still obsessing over me? Uff.

    Dude, seek some freaking help- your hatred and incessant posting of my name shows an underlying problem.
    At first i thought you were just another idiot. Now. I feel for your mental well being.
    Jesus, if the Packers start doing bad- i worry that you will be out on the ledge of a tall building.

    Get some psychoanalysis- and soon.

    By the way, that crappy team hung with a playoff team- on the road.

    Far from “horrible”. Packer fans- inane , loudmouth know nothings.

    Worst pro sports fans on the planet – bar none.

  153. paulharghis says: Sep 12, 2011 6:34 PM

    …..In the days of Jim Brown, the Browns tried it and it didn’t work…Why now?

    ================================
    Really? No, Really?!?!

    They won a championship in 1964 and were in playoff and title contention 7 out of the 9 years he played.

    As the Packers have shown last year- a middle of the road 10-6 WC team can get hot at the right time and win the SuperBowl.

    Those of you ripping On ALL DAY are just jealous that he isn’t part of your team.

  154. paulharghis says: Sep 12, 2011 6:38 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Sep 12, 2011 3:55 PM
    McNabb looked fat.

    ===========================
    A Wisconsinite calling a football player fat- do you not see the comedy in that?

  155. packerbacker12 says: Sep 12, 2011 11:08 PM

    “A Wisconsinite calling a football player fat- do you not see the comedy in that?”

    If people want comedy, they can just watch a Viking game. They will always get a good laugh out of that.

  156. maverick5266 says: Sep 13, 2011 7:48 AM

    It is funny to see everyone focusing on McNabb so much. Yes I will agree he is washed up and through, but it is a team sport. Washed up and through is pretty much the case for the whole franchise except for a certain running back. Watching AP is going to resemble Barry Sanders noble efforts the awful Lions teams of the late 90′s/ earl 2000′s. The whole team including the QB is responsile for the egg laid last Sunday. I think a Viking funeral is in order for the QB and the rest of the over the hill gang in Minnesota.

    The sad truth for Vikings fans is thier team will wallow in rebuilding mediocrity for some time to come.

  157. erikabq says: Sep 13, 2011 12:11 PM

    16 attempts? AP should have had 30 carries then… he didnt? at least 200 yards and 3 tds? oh nothing there either…

    maybe it was the defense and crappy play calling then?

  158. captaintriumph says: Sep 13, 2011 12:34 PM

    The Vikings were 1 dropped pass away from getting a ROAD win vs the #3 ranked team in the power rankings. Which would have been the most impressive victory of any team in week 1. Yet everyone is saying the Vikings are a terrible team. Everyone is running their mouths now…but let’s see what happens when their team plays a few road games.

  159. laeaglefan says: Sep 13, 2011 6:03 PM

    The Christian Ponder era may start sooner, rather than later, if McNabb continues to stink up the place.
    It won’t take that many losses to make it happen. When/if it does happen, it will signal the end of the line for Donovan. He should get out while he can still do it with at least a modicum of dignity.

  160. prplvikes says: Sep 13, 2011 9:08 PM

    Mc5 will do fine the vikings will do fine. They were more rusty than I thought and do need a lot of work. The Def had their moments and yes we were in it until the end even thought the Chargers had the ball nearly the entire 2nd half. The timing will get better… the defense will improve. things will get better. the reason why so many mouth off cause its the ez thing to do. Yes there are things the Vikings need to improve on and they will.

  161. stellarperformance says: Sep 13, 2011 9:47 PM

    paulharghis says: Sep 12, 2011 6:38 PM
    A Wisconsinite calling a football player fat- do you not see the comedy in that?
    ———————————————————-

    …born and raised in Duluth, but that’s beside the point. To answer your question; No, I don’t. Please explain. Tell us all about the vast differences between people from Wisconsin and people from Minnesota.

    (don’t start yet….let me finish yawning.)

  162. holdsteady76 says: Sep 13, 2011 10:00 PM

    Who writes this garbage? Come on PFT.

    Berrian has his man beat, McNabb gets hit as he throws and the pass is short, Berrian pulls up and still has a chance to catch the ball but fails. I’d put that on Berian or the O-Line, but the short cut to thinking is to blame McNabb.

    Statistically it was a horrible game for McNabb, but also keep in mind for much of the second half the Vikes were trying to run the ball down their throat to kill clock and protect a lead, he only had 17 attempts?

  163. brewdogg says: Sep 13, 2011 10:17 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Sep 13, 2011 9:47 PM

    …born and raised in Duluth
    ———————————

    Where from? What school did you go to?

  164. brewdogg says: Sep 13, 2011 10:42 PM

    maverick5266 says:
    Sep 13, 2011 7:48 AM
    It is funny to see everyone focusing on McNabb so much. Yes I will agree he is washed up and through, but it is a team sport. Washed up and through is pretty much the case for the whole franchise except for a certain running back. Watching AP is going to resemble Barry Sanders noble efforts the awful Lions teams of the late 90′s/ earl 2000′s. The whole team including the QB is responsile for the egg laid last Sunday. I think a Viking funeral is in order for the QB and the rest of the over the hill gang in Minnesota.
    —————————————–

    Really? They were terrible in all facets of the game? Hmmmm…..

    Even taking away AP’s 46-yarder, the run game averaged 4.5 ypc. I’d say good job OLine.

    Despite throwing 48 passes, SD WRs only had 7 rec for 97 yds. I’d say good job to the secondary.

    Matthews and Tolbert combined for 80 yds on 24 car, or 3.3 ypc. Good job defense.

    I’m pretty sure a little bit of a passing game would have changed the outcome of that game. Unfortunately, they were only able to run 17 plays in the entire second half. A few first downs would have made a big difference.

  165. progress2011 says: Sep 14, 2011 3:23 AM

    I’ve previously supported McNabb. I thought it was the system in Washington and the HC.

    But lets not get too carried away over 1 game.

    39 yards as a starting qb is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE even in a High school game.

    Another game like that….he should bench himself. Better yet, save face and just retire !

    Lastly, I will still respect him because the guy just seems like a good human being. Because he has been scrutinized since he was drafted and the guy remains a gentleman.

  166. eaglesw00t says: Sep 15, 2011 8:14 AM

    Lastly, I will still respect him because the guy just seems like a good human being. Because he has been scrutinized since he was drafted and the guy remains a gentleman.

    ——————————————–

    What is your definition of gentleman? Throwing your receivers under the bus multiple times over the years? Using the term “we” for every single loss, and never once in 13 years saying “I played poorly” without adding a but to the end?

    The guy is an NFL QB. Not an especially good one at this point. He had moments of greatness in Philadelphia. And 99% of Philadelphia loved him. The vocal 1% was overstated by far. But as an NFL QB, he should know that he is going to be the most criticized player on the field every week. He makes the big bucks just for that reason.

    Im an Eagles fan, and I loathe the Cowboys just as much as everyone else. But if he had just once come out and say what Tony Romo said this week, he would have been perceived completely different. Instead, he uses plural pronouns, even when he was the one that was dreadful. I hate Tony Romo, but I greatly respect his ability to come out and take a bullet for his bad decision. McNabb never once did that. I loved the guy for a decade, but his time is up.

  167. array9 says: Sep 15, 2011 11:24 AM

    Hey Michael, did you even bother to watch the game or did you write this article based on the Sportscenter highlights?

    Bill Musgrave’s play calling was the problem not McNabb. His choice of plays was on a high school level which is why McNabb only threw 15 passes.

    If the defense is stacking eight men near the line to stop Adrian Peterson, then you have to take a few shots deep which Musgrave didn’t do.

    This is a new offense so it is not time to panic but can we see a few screens, play action and slant passes? The O line was bad but I give the players a pass.

  168. array9 says: Sep 15, 2011 11:32 AM

    Let’s also take a shot at the Offensive coordinator who called back to back “wildcat” plays during crunch time.

    This article was very negative and tried to sway readers into thinking that McNabb was the problem.

  169. skulman7 says: Sep 15, 2011 1:27 PM

    Damn guys. He was a pro bowl QB for years with possibly the worst receiving core throughout most of his time in Philly. In the last few (maybe last) year of his football career, he stinks in the FIRST game of the season, and everyone is saying he’s trash and always has been terrible? Give me a break.

    One, let him play more than one game. And two, no matter how good or bad he plays this season, for people to say he was always garbage is an absolute joke.

  170. supersuckers3 says: Sep 15, 2011 10:52 PM

    skulman7 says:
    Sep 15, 2011 1:27 PM
    Damn guys. He was a pro bowl QB for years with possibly the worst receiving core throughout most of his time in Philly. In the last few (maybe last) year of his football career, he stinks in the FIRST game of the season, and everyone is saying he’s trash and always has been terrible? Give me a break.

    One, let him play more than one game. And two, no matter how good or bad he plays this season, for people to say he was always garbage is an absolute joke.
    —————-

    MCNABB STINKS!!! ALWAYS HAS AND ALWAYS WILL!!!

  171. axespray says: Sep 16, 2011 12:19 AM

    paulhagis’s little E-temper is pretty amusing…

    “ZOMG! you packer fans support your team, GERRRH!”

  172. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Sep 16, 2011 1:11 PM

    Tell us all about the vast differences between people from Wisconsin and people from Minnesota.
    __________________________________

    WI residents own and operate a toothbrush.

    Not much else is different…maybe some more common sense, too. However, you get more than 50 miles outside of the Twink Cities and it’s like a colder version of rural Alabama.

  173. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Sep 16, 2011 1:16 PM

    MCNABB STINKS!!! ALWAYS HAS AND ALWAYS WILL!!!
    __________________________________

    You obviously just started taking in football games…?

    If he would’ve had ANY sort of WR core, he could’ve been unreal with Westbrook in his prime for those year 5 or 6 years when they were winning the NFCE

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