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Donovan Mcnabb: Hall of Fame worthy?

June 13th, 2013 by Jeremy Bonnette | Comments Off on Donovan Mcnabb: Hall of Fame worthy? | Filed in Football, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly
Is he Hall of Fame worthy?

Is he Hall of Fame worthy?

Former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb has been generating a little bit of press in the past couple of months by officially retiring from the NFL, and making comments about Robert Griffin III’s off-season antics. It has been quite some time since McNabb’s name has even been relevant since his last games back in 2011. I posted a few questions about him on my Facebook and Twitter accounts, and it the resulting comments were not very surprising. During his tenure in Philadelphia, there was a pretty evident split of fans that supported him, and those that did not. In 2013, that split seems to have tilted ever so slightly in the direction of praise. However, the negative is still prevalent. Regardless of individual stance, I received some pretty good feedback on the views of many Philadelphia sports fans.

When a professional athlete retires, one of the first questions we, as fans, ask if whether or not said person is hall of fame worthy. Well? Is he? Don’t grill me for my answer, but yes. He is hall of fame worthy for many reasons. However, there are many other reasons why he will not be inducted (at least not anytime soon).

One could say that McNabb has had a great career. He’s had 6 pro bowl selections, an NFC player of the year award, and NFC championship title, and more division titles than we can count. However, any Eagles fan will tell you that the absence of a Super Bowl Championship has a profound effect on his legacy. After all, when you play for a team with no titles, the QB that brings them the first one will be remembered forever. He brought the Eagles closer than any QB that preceded him, but his failure in completing the task is what I believe brought about the split in McNabb favor and disdain. It’s bittersweet, but should his failure be put on him so much that he isn’t hall of fame worthy? They guy did play with the likes of Todd Pinkston, James Thrash, and Freddie Mitchell as his WRs, and still managed to become a successful quarterback. We all saw what happened when you put a talented receiver around him (albeit a headcase), so what was stopping management from going out and getting another? We may never know. Not only that, but there were other stars on the team as well, including Brian Westbrook and Brain Dawkins.

While they were great at what they did, whose to say an early fumble or a missed tackle didn’t help contribute to a critical loss? Are they any more close to becoming hall of fame worthy than McNabb is? If the answer is yes, then the bias of being QB has gotten a bit out of hand. Yes, as a QB you are supposed to lead your team to victory. However I am going to throw you a bit of a curveball (or maybe a slider…nothing like a good slider on an 0-2 count). Remember the Baltimore Ravens team that won the Super Bowl in 2001? Who was the leader of that team? Do you remember the name of the QB? What about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003? If you look back at the teams you’ll see that leaders can come from BOTH sides of the ball. Isn’t the LB more times than not the leader on defense? Well…why is Jeremiah Trotter’s name never brought up? I am in no way saying that it’s his fault. However it does give one something to ponder.


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Why Andy Has to Go NOW!

November 17th, 2009 by Rossi711 | 6 Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General
You won't Fire ME

You won't Fire ME!

The unacceptable loss to the Cowboys and the utter disgrace against the Chargers have to be the beginning of the end for the fat red head!  “If you keep doing the same things over and over and expect different results you are insane!”  That is what Joe Banner stated this past summer.

Twice in the last month the Eagles played a team with no real run stopping ability and threw the ball over 50 times and lost! If you keep doing the same things over and over and expect different results you are insane!”

Why extend the fat red head when it is obvious to any SANE person he will NOT change!  So I guess Banner was talking about the 70,000 fans who keep paying extortion prices to watch this slop! “If you keep doing the same things over and over and expect different results you are insane!” So according to Banner, Eagles ticket holders are insane by doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

I would take Al Golden and put him in place for next year with Donovan as QB and probably win the Super Bowl. But that will not happen since as the great guru Banner stated  “If you keep doing the same things over and over and expect different results you are insane!”

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To All You McNabb Defenders

September 29th, 2009 by Christian | 12 Comments | Filed in 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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