It appears increasingly likely that Donovan McNabb will be traded to the Oakland Raiders within the coming days. I …
A. Feel bad for McNabb, who doesn’t deserve such a fate.
B. Think the Eagles are absolutely idiotic.
For some reason, Philly has never appreciated McNabb, one of the three or four best quarterbacks of his generation. The guy plays hard, plays hurt, is a fantastic leader and has guided the Eagles to a Super Bowl. Yes, he vomited on the field, which, ahem, wasn’t great. But he got them there.
Throughout his years in the league, McNabb rarely has been given much to work with. Pre-T.O. he never had a top-flight receiver, and Owens was such a disaster he barely counts. Certainly DeSean Jackson is a stud, but he’s only been a game changer for two season. That’s all. Otherwise, McNabb has largely had to do things on his own. He has been the Eagles’ offense.
Now, Philly wants to turn things over to Kevin Kolb.
PS: If I’m a team with a quality veteran starting QB, and I can get JaMarcus Russel on the cheap, I do it. All the skills, none of the maturity. Worth the risk.