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2013-09-20 11:55:27 AM  
Retiring McNabb's number is about as clear an indicator of the quality of Eagles'' players over the years as one can get.
 
2013-09-20 12:11:28 PM  
From the comments

I wish he would come out of retirement and play for the JETS

Comedy gold!
 
2013-09-20 12:14:39 PM  
You knew Eagles' fans would miss McNabb and Reid would be missed when they were gone. They weren't the best, but they were very competitive. Glad to see McNabb got some love last night. Good on you, Eagles Fans.
 
2013-09-20 01:08:50 PM  
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2013-09-20 01:11:57 PM  

sammyk: From the comments

I wish he would come out of retirement and play for the JETS

Comedy gold!


lulz, damn Jet fans are desperate.
 
2013-09-20 01:18:59 PM  

doyner: Retiring McNabb's number is about as clear an indicator of the quality of Eagles'' players over the years as one can get.


I loved watching Philly fans grit their teeth and cheer for McNabb while pretending they didn't absolutely despise him while he was there.

But when one of your city's most famous athletes is a fictional boxing retard, I guess McNabb qualifies as a legend.
 
2013-09-20 01:20:15 PM  
This headline gave me a headache.
 
2013-09-20 01:23:18 PM  
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2013-09-20 01:24:37 PM  

Nadie_AZ: You knew Eagles' fans would miss McNabb and Reid would be missed when they were gone. They weren't the best, but they were very competitive. Glad to see McNabb got some love last night. Good on you, Eagles Fans.


While I no longer root for the Eagles, it would have been interesting to see what McNabb could have done post-2005 with a different coach once it was obvious that Reid's approach wasn't going to get it done.  Hell, even late in the game last night the announcers were talking about how Brad Childress had to save Reid from himself in the Chiefs/Cowboys game because Reid wanted to air it out late in a 1-point game rather than bleed the clock. And it's quite obvious that Reid left the franchise in much, much worse shape than he found it.

While I appreciate the fun that I had rooting for the Eagles under Reid at the outset, I really detest him as a person and as a coach.  I love me some Donovan, though, he got those teams so much farther than they deserved to go with the personnel they had and the insane scheme Reid used.
 
2013-09-20 01:29:21 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: doyner: Retiring McNabb's number is about as clear an indicator of the quality of Eagles'' players over the years as one can get.

I loved watching Philly fans grit their teeth and cheer for McNabb while pretending they didn't absolutely despise him while he was there.

But when one of your city's most famous athletes is a fictional boxing retard, I guess McNabb qualifies as a legend.


It was also fun to watch Reid say that Philly has great fans. That whole thing was hilarious.
 
2013-09-20 01:29:47 PM  
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Retirement has not been so good to Dee-Mac Donovan McNabb.
 
2013-09-20 01:29:55 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Nadie_AZ: You knew Eagles' fans would miss McNabb and Reid would be missed when they were gone. They weren't the best, but they were very competitive. Glad to see McNabb got some love last night. Good on you, Eagles Fans.

While I no longer root for the Eagles, it would have been interesting to see what McNabb could have done post-2005 with a different coach once it was obvious that Reid's approach wasn't going to get it done.  Hell, even late in the game last night the announcers were talking about how Brad Childress had to save Reid from himself in the Chiefs/Cowboys game because Reid wanted to air it out late in a 1-point game rather than bleed the clock. And it's quite obvious that Reid left the franchise in much, much worse shape than he found it.

While I appreciate the fun that I had rooting for the Eagles under Reid at the outset, I really detest him as a person and as a coach.  I love me some Donovan, though, he got those teams so much farther than they deserved to go with the personnel they had and the insane scheme Reid used.


McNabb had no desire to put in work and study the playbook. Once his athletic ability started to go, he had no chance. His work ethic and practice habits were terrible in Washington and they nearly traded him to Chicago in a deal for Cutler. But Chicago was worried that with only one year left on his contract they may not be able to extend him and ultimately dodged a huge bullet.
 
2013-09-20 01:32:29 PM  
I'd like to see more love for McNabb's coke nail that he was sporting last night.

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2013-09-20 01:32:41 PM  

doyner: Yanks_RSJ: doyner: Retiring McNabb's number is about as clear an indicator of the quality of Eagles'' players over the years as one can get.

I loved watching Philly fans grit their teeth and cheer for McNabb while pretending they didn't absolutely despise him while he was there.

But when one of your city's most famous athletes is a fictional boxing retard, I guess McNabb qualifies as a legend.

It was also fun to watch Reid say that Philly has great fans. That whole thing was hilarious.


And Vick's bounce-pass to Jackson in the 4th quarter was a lovely homage.
 
2013-09-20 01:34:14 PM  

LarryDan43: AdmirableSnackbar: Nadie_AZ: You knew Eagles' fans would miss McNabb and Reid would be missed when they were gone. They weren't the best, but they were very competitive. Glad to see McNabb got some love last night. Good on you, Eagles Fans.

While I no longer root for the Eagles, it would have been interesting to see what McNabb could have done post-2005 with a different coach once it was obvious that Reid's approach wasn't going to get it done.  Hell, even late in the game last night the announcers were talking about how Brad Childress had to save Reid from himself in the Chiefs/Cowboys game because Reid wanted to air it out late in a 1-point game rather than bleed the clock. And it's quite obvious that Reid left the franchise in much, much worse shape than he found it.

While I appreciate the fun that I had rooting for the Eagles under Reid at the outset, I really detest him as a person and as a coach.  I love me some Donovan, though, he got those teams so much farther than they deserved to go with the personnel they had and the insane scheme Reid used.

McNabb had no desire to put in work and study the playbook. Once his athletic ability started to go, he had no chance. His work ethic and practice habits were terrible in Washington and they nearly traded him to Chicago in a deal for Cutler. But Chicago was worried that with only one year left on his contract they may not be able to extend him and ultimately dodged a huge bullet.


Well, you have to understand McNabb's perspective.  He leaves the Eagles and all of a sudden these coaches want him to do this weird thing where he gives the ball directly to another player - in several complex and mysterious ways - rather than throwing it to them past the line of scrimmage.  I can understand his confusion and frustration with that one, it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks.
 
2013-09-20 01:39:32 PM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: I'd like to see more love for McNabb's coke nail that he was sporting last night.

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Coke seems like an odd drug to pick up after retirement. Isn't it supposed to make you active and motivated? You're supposed to do coke during your career like Lawrence Taylor did, and then switch to something more relaxing during retirement.
 
2013-09-20 01:40:33 PM  
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Ha Ha! It's funny cause Philly fans are assholes!
 
2013-09-20 01:51:25 PM  

Nadie_AZ: You knew Eagles' fans would miss McNabb and Reid would be missed when they were gone. They weren't the best, but they were very competitive. Glad to see McNabb got some love last night. Good on you, Eagles Fans.


Nobody really likes McNabb, they just didn't feel like hearing how awful we are as fans, so they were polite.

McNabb is such a disingenuous douche bag and shouldn't have had his number retired.
 
2013-09-20 01:53:49 PM  
Also, Reid is such a genius for defeating the awful team he built to a 4-12 record last year with a team he had nothing to do with forming by playing great defense which he doesn't coach.
 
2013-09-20 01:56:24 PM  

Jubeebee: EvilMonkeyBoy: I'd like to see more love for McNabb's coke nail that he was sporting last night.

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Coke seems like an odd drug to pick up after retirement. Isn't it supposed to make you active and motivated? You're supposed to do coke during your career like Lawrence Taylor did, and then switch to something more relaxing during retirement.


Maybe it's the only way he can bring his energy levels up for the TV cameras now that he's in the commentating business.

Agreed though that it's odd, active and motivated weren't exactly the buzzwords to describe the majority of his playing career so why start now?
 
2013-09-20 02:37:36 PM  

MugzyBrown: Nadie_AZ: You knew Eagles' fans would miss McNabb and Reid would be missed when they were gone. They weren't the best, but they were very competitive. Glad to see McNabb got some love last night. Good on you, Eagles Fans.

Nobody really likes McNabb, they just didn't feel like hearing how awful we are as fans, so they were polite.

McNabb is such a disingenuous douche bag and shouldn't have had his number retired.


And this ridiculous attitude right here is why Eagles fans don't deserve a championship and why I'm content to no longer count myself among them.  There's a good amount of Eagles fans that acted like dicks towards McNabb from the beginning and compounded that by taking offense that Donovan didn't fully embrace them despite their dickishness.   They gave him three options - be a jerk right back, embrace them as if they didn't hate him, or forgive but not forget.  Now, really, the only disingenuous option there would be the second one.  The other two are honest reactions, but the first one would be bad for the team and for his career.  Instead he took the third option and for that he is labeled disingenuous even though he was being completely honest with them.  Sure, it was passive-aggressive but that's still better than being outright aggressive back to the idiots who hated him because it would have alienated the few fans who appreciated McNabb.

There's a large contingent of Eagles fans like Mugzy here that don't care that he was the best QB in franchise history, they only care that he didn't kiss their ass the way they feel they deserve.
 
2013-09-20 02:42:59 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: There's a large contingent of Eagles fans like Mugzy here that don't care that he was the best QB in franchise history, they only care that he didn't kiss their ass the way they feel they deserve.


He's the best QB in the history of a franchise (unless you can't Sonny Jurgensen) with no Hall of Fame QBs (Unless you count Sonny Jurgensen)

Why is that important?  Did they retire Randall's number?  He was the best QB in franchise history when he retired (and he won a league MVP with the Eagles).

You don't retire the number of players just because they were good; they need to be HoF candidates.  And you don't retire the number the year after they retire, unless they're Michael Jordan level players.

McNabb was a borderline pro-bowl QB (never 1st or 2nd team).  He's not a hall of famer.

He was a good to very good QB; sometimes great; sometimes average.  He's also a self-righteous douchebag.

I don't need him to say he loves me when he hates me.  I don't give a crap.
 
2013-09-20 02:44:28 PM  
Subby is desirous of having his shiatty headlines be greenlit.
 
2013-09-20 02:44:48 PM  

MugzyBrown: Also, Reid is such a genius for defeating the awful team he built to a 4-12 record last year with a team he had nothing to do with forming by playing great defense which he doesn't coach.


Nice.

Last night was full clownshoes. At the end of the 1st quarter the Chiefs had all of 60 yards worth of offense, yet led 10-0.

Turned it off after taint snap. It was clearly going to be one of those games...
 
2013-09-20 03:08:53 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Nadie_AZ: You knew Eagles' fans would miss McNabb and Reid would be missed when they were gone. They weren't the best, but they were very competitive. Glad to see McNabb got some love last night. Good on you, Eagles Fans.

While I no longer root for the Eagles, it would have been interesting to see what McNabb could have done post-2005 with a different coach once it was obvious that Reid's approach wasn't going to get it done.  Hell, even late in the game last night the announcers were talking about how Brad Childress had to save Reid from himself in the Chiefs/Cowboys game because Reid wanted to air it out late in a 1-point game rather than bleed the clock. And it's quite obvious that Reid left the franchise in much, much worse shape than he found it.

While I appreciate the fun that I had rooting for the Eagles under Reid at the outset, I really detest him as a person and as a coach.  I love me some Donovan, though, he got those teams so much farther than they deserved to go with the personnel they had and the insane scheme Reid used.


The eras before Andy Reid were the Ray Rhodes Era and the Richie Kotite (sp?) era....Reid and Donovan took the Eagles to their best era ever and it'll be years (have to burn it down) until it happens again
 
2013-09-20 04:04:22 PM  

TheManofPA: AdmirableSnackbar: Nadie_AZ: You knew Eagles' fans would miss McNabb and Reid would be missed when they were gone. They weren't the best, but they were very competitive. Glad to see McNabb got some love last night. Good on you, Eagles Fans.

While I no longer root for the Eagles, it would have been interesting to see what McNabb could have done post-2005 with a different coach once it was obvious that Reid's approach wasn't going to get it done.  Hell, even late in the game last night the announcers were talking about how Brad Childress had to save Reid from himself in the Chiefs/Cowboys game because Reid wanted to air it out late in a 1-point game rather than bleed the clock. And it's quite obvious that Reid left the franchise in much, much worse shape than he found it.

While I appreciate the fun that I had rooting for the Eagles under Reid at the outset, I really detest him as a person and as a coach.  I love me some Donovan, though, he got those teams so much farther than they deserved to go with the personnel they had and the insane scheme Reid used.

The eras before Andy Reid were the Ray Rhodes Era and the Richie Kotite (sp?) era....Reid and Donovan took the Eagles to their best era ever and it'll be years (have to burn it down) until it happens again


Yeah, I was going to say someone forgot the shape that the Eagles were in when Reid got it. He left it as he found it at worst. :P
 
2013-09-20 07:24:02 PM  

tenton: TheManofPA: AdmirableSnackbar: Nadie_AZ: You knew Eagles' fans would miss McNabb and Reid would be missed when they were gone. They weren't the best, but they were very competitive. Glad to see McNabb got some love last night. Good on you, Eagles Fans.

While I no longer root for the Eagles, it would have been interesting to see what McNabb could have done post-2005 with a different coach once it was obvious that Reid's approach wasn't going to get it done.  Hell, even late in the game last night the announcers were talking about how Brad Childress had to save Reid from himself in the Chiefs/Cowboys game because Reid wanted to air it out late in a 1-point game rather than bleed the clock. And it's quite obvious that Reid left the franchise in much, much worse shape than he found it.

While I appreciate the fun that I had rooting for the Eagles under Reid at the outset, I really detest him as a person and as a coach.  I love me some Donovan, though, he got those teams so much farther than they deserved to go with the personnel they had and the insane scheme Reid used.

The eras before Andy Reid were the Ray Rhodes Era and the Richie Kotite (sp?) era....Reid and Donovan took the Eagles to their best era ever and it'll be years (have to burn it down) until it happens again

Yeah, I was going to say someone forgot the shape that the Eagles were in when Reid got it. He left it as he found it at worst. :P


 The Eagles weren't in terrible shape at all roster-wise when Reid took over and they were a year removed from winning a playoff game under Rhodes before he lost the team.  Rhodes put together the defense that Reid rode to his success.  Look at what happened when the Ray Rhodes players (Jeremiah Trotter, Hugh Douglas, Troy Vincent, Bobby Taylor, Brian Dawkins) left or wore down - Reid's record went from very good to mediocre in a hurry.  Reid really only added McNabb and Westbrook through the draft and Jon Runyan through free agency, other than that the players who led those successful teams were Ray Rhodes guys.
 
2013-09-21 12:15:18 AM  

MugzyBrown: AdmirableSnackbar: There's a large contingent of Eagles fans like Mugzy here that don't care that he was the best QB in franchise history, they only care that he didn't kiss their ass the way they feel they deserve.

He's the best QB in the history of a franchise (unless you can't Sonny Jurgensen) with no Hall of Fame QBs (Unless you count Sonny Jurgensen)

Why is that important?  Did they retire Randall's number?  He was the best QB in franchise history when he retired (and he won a league MVP with the Eagles).

You don't retire the number of players just because they were good; they need to be HoF candidates.  And you don't retire the number the year after they retire, unless they're Michael Jordan level players.

McNabb was a borderline pro-bowl QB (never 1st or 2nd team).  He's not a hall of famer.

He was a good to very good QB; sometimes great; sometimes average.  He's also a self-righteous douchebag.

I don't need him to say he loves me when he hates me.  I don't give a crap.


Well said.

Dont exert yourself though. People love to hate Eagles fans. Fark em.
 
2013-09-21 07:30:54 AM  

BigOle8point: MugzyBrown: AdmirableSnackbar: There's a large contingent of Eagles fans like Mugzy here that don't care that he was the best QB in franchise history, they only care that he didn't kiss their ass the way they feel they deserve.

He's the best QB in the history of a franchise (unless you can't Sonny Jurgensen) with no Hall of Fame QBs (Unless you count Sonny Jurgensen)

Why is that important?  Did they retire Randall's number?  He was the best QB in franchise history when he retired (and he won a league MVP with the Eagles).

You don't retire the number of players just because they were good; they need to be HoF candidates.  And you don't retire the number the year after they retire, unless they're Michael Jordan level players.

McNabb was a borderline pro-bowl QB (never 1st or 2nd team).  He's not a hall of famer.

He was a good to very good QB; sometimes great; sometimes average.  He's also a self-righteous douchebag.

I don't need him to say he loves me when he hates me.  I don't give a crap.

Well said.

Dont exert yourself though. People love to hate Eagles fans. Fark em.


Well said?  I can practically see the rage-spittle on his screen.  He's the perfect representation of an Eagles fan - angry, loud, and ignorant about the sport.
 
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