To All You McNabb Defenders

September 29th, 2009 by Christian | Filed under Eagles, Football, General.

McNabb and Kolb at Crossroads

Admit it. Kevin Kolb looks great. He is a more accurate passer than Donovan and fits perfectly into the offense. It is time to change the guard. Youth must be served. The future is now. Get it? How good will this offense be if they get a chance to play the whole season together? I’d like a different ending to the story this time…

Here’s my question to you: There’s two minutes remaining in the Super Bowl. The Eagles trail by six and have the ball on their own twenty yard line.

Who do you want under center? McNabb or Kolb?

Let us know what you think.

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12 Responses to “To All You McNabb Defenders”

  1. Leo says:

    I wonder what we will see this week? The Eagles better get their act together with the Giants and Cowboys playing as they are. The NFC East is the toughest division in the NFL, in my opinion.

  2. Christian says:

    He threw 3 in a row, but only one showed up in the stats, so on paper he looks good. Pretty apropo for his career.

    And seriously, name one other athlete that is known for vomiting in the biggest game of their career? On the field no less!!

    You comparing Hamels to McNabb is an insult to Hamels, an athlete who raised his game to the highest level on the biggest stage. McNabb is the opposite of Hamels. He is a very good QB who shrinks in the spotlight. You’ll see this year in the playoffs. Hamels will rise to the challenge again.

    Some guys have it, and some guys don’t.

  3. WilliamE says:

    So did he throw 1 or 3 interceptions? The superbowl was McNabbs all McNabbs fault be he is polarized because he throw up on the field. The original question was Kolb versus McNabb, hey I know lets call up Drabek and start him over Cole Hamels since Cole has been slacking this year if the Phillies make the playoffs. I know Cole has won an MVP and is an established vet but I see the future!

  4. Christian says:

    I was more comparing McNabb to Bledsoe. You can’t compare Kolb yet, except that he’s a young backup behind an established NFL QB who chumps up in big games.

    I’d say 1-5 in championship games qualifies him as a choke. Especially when you consider the Eagles were favorites in four of six of those games.

    A couple of enduring images:

    1. McNabb throwing three interceptions in a row in the Super Bowl when he had thrown nine all year! One was dropped, one was negated due to a penalty, and the third was an interception.

    2. McNabb missing wildly in last year’s NFC championship game with receivers all over the place.

    Do I think he’s a choke? Oh yeah…

  5. WilliamE says:

    Yup, name another example in NFL history. There is a reason why Tom Brady is special, because there was only 1. Please don’t ever compare Kolb and Brady again. And by the way, McNabb lost in the superbowl by 3 points to the Pats, that’s your definition of choking, wow!!!!!

  6. Christian says:

    Ahhh, the sarcasm… : )

    Remember Bledsoe was a top 5 qb too who didn’t handle pressure very well. That change worked out well for the Pats. There are others I could site as well, like Lou Gehrig for instance…

    I think if Kolb, Maclin, Jackson & Celek are allowed to gel together, they could make a nice run for a few years. No?

  7. WilliamE says:

    Lets see 2 games versus 10yrs, yes I would take McNabb. Wow, I cant believe the question is asked.

  8. Christian says:

    I want to win. Bledsoe was a top 5 QB too, before he was replaced by an unknown kid. McNabb can’t take the pressure. Let’s see if Kolb can.

  9. BrianG says:

    R u kiddin…….mcnabb, hes top 5 or 6 qb in league….kolbs bottom 5 who do u want??????….be for real genious’

    • Leo says:

      McNabb is the past, he can’t win the big one. I’m getting tired of cringing when I see McNabb try to scamper with the ball, wondering if he will get hurt. Now that he has broken ribs, which take a while to heal, McNabb will be a pocket quarterback. You need accuracy for that, not divot making low throws across the middle. Kolb is a way better pocket quarterback who knows how to use the TE. Vick can back him up if they need mobility, McNabb can pass the reigns and his knowledge to the future.

      That’s about all I have to say.

  10. Christian says:

    So you’d rather have McNabb>

  11. WilliamE says:

    Do you remember Bobby Hoying, how about AJ Feely? I hope Kevin isn’t that because I do believe he is our quarterback for the future, but who did Kolb play? Is Kansas City in the NFL, should they be? New Orleans seems to have a better defense this year but last year, how good was there defense. Is Kolb better than Tony Romo, the accurate one in Dallas, with the great passing rating but cant win a playoff game. Be careful what you wish for because that will happen soon enough. And yes Kolb played well last game, but don’t we need a little bit more than Kansas City?