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Old 03-30-2012, 09:59 AM   #46
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Any point is null and void the moment he was benched and outperformed by Rex Grossman. REX GROSSMAN!!!




Smoot, I will bribe you to use your contacts to make sure McDummy never gets a job as a analyst at ESPN.
I'm pretty sure he'll be one either for ESPN or NFL Network
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:01 AM   #47
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I'm pretty sure he'll be one either for ESPN or NFL Network
Hope it's NFL network. I would stop watching ESPN if it means me having to hear that dumbass on a regular.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:06 AM   #48
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It was that one. And I think that's a really good way of stating it. The Eagles took a big risk putting McNabb in the division, and giving him to a coach with the reputation of Mike Shanahan.

Philadelphia had serious offers on the table from Washington and Oakland, but McNabb didn't want to go to Oakland because (at the time) they were a circus.

I thought i remembered there being something goofy with McNabb's contract that allowed him to have some say in who he was traded to. Not sure what this is susposed to mean:

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If he were traded, McNabb, who doesn't retain a no-trade clause but does hold the power to decline contract offers, would prefer the Minnesota Vikings, according to a report in The Philadelphia Inquirer, which cited sources close to the situation.
Report: Philadelphia Eagles want draft pick among top 42 in deal with quarterback Donovan McNabb - ESPN

Interestingly the article notes that Oakland was willing to trade Asomugha, but Philly not wanting it because the asking price was too high; Oakland wanted more then just McNabb.

Regardless of what all this says about our mistake is trading for McNabb, i think it really says a lot about how well run the philly front office is. I hate philly more then any other team, and i know/love that they have never won a superbowl, and that last year blew up on them, but i dont think many of us here would do the things philly did in the last few years very differently, amazingly even in retrospect.
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Hope it's NFL network. I would stop watching ESPN if it means me having to hear that dumbass on a regular.
Well, from what I hear the alleged offer from NFL Network is more tempting
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:14 AM   #50
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So is McNabb by all accounts going to retire?

Something else, what else would you expect McNabb to say? He is going to be done with football pretty soon and by saying something that some people will surely find truth in he is only bolstering his eventual broadcast career. And more importantly mending fences with the eagles. If he came out and spoke highly the Redskins it limits his post career success/tribute in philly.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:21 AM   #51
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So is McNabb by all accounts going to retire?
He doesn't have a choice in the matter. Nobody wants his sorry scrub ass. You know it's bad when people put in waiver claims for Orton over you. KYLE ORTON for F's sake. This is from QB needy teams. Hell, Houston rather had rolled with a rookie QB than pick him up.
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McNabb basically said Shanahan has failed every QB under him, after Elway. Which is simply not true.
True statement. Moreover, it is cherry-picking time-wise to artificially start the clock of evaluation after Elway. The example of Elway shows that Shanny can work with an established QB who might be set in his ways...like McNabb.
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Well, from what I hear the alleged offer from NFL Network is more tempting
that would fit him, the good crop of garbage x-players there.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:55 AM   #54
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So is McNabb by all accounts going to retire?

Something else, what else would you expect McNabb to say? He is going to be done with football pretty soon and by saying something that some people will surely find truth in he is only bolstering his eventual broadcast career. And more importantly mending fences with the eagles. If he came out and spoke highly the Redskins it limits his post career success/tribute in philly.
He has pretty emphatically said he is not and will not be a backup. So no one is interested in him right now.

As for your 2nd point I don't get it
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:12 AM   #55
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Even Deion Sanders thinks McNugget is a joke.

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God damn, this is sort of funny, most of the guys in here loved getting McNabb, now they hate him. Yeah, not saying Donovan was any good, but when we got him a good 80-85% of the guys in here liked the move without asking the same question. Why did Philly jettison his ass to a divisional rival? Or they just were so elated we got a Pro Bowl QB that they just swept it under the rug. McNabb might have touched on a good topic for discussion though. Will the Shannys try to tinker with their system to help RG III flourish or just see if he can make it in their system doing it their way? I think they need to adjust it for him. The franchise paid a steep price in terms of draft picks for this to become another failed project.
Not me! I was never in favor with #2 + #3! Never, ever, ever. Philly saw the writing on the wall that Shanahan refused to see until long, long after a 2 & 3 were wasted on that fatefull Easter day!
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I think Mcnabb is spouting sour grapes with a bit of the truth thrown in there.
When I watch that video Im impressed with Mcnabbs play in that game.He was under constant heavy pass rush,he scrambled like the Mcnabb of old,he had at least 6 drops of very catchable balls,he did not look washed up at all to me in this game
Keep in mind that game he went 7-15 for 39 yards with 1 TD, 1 INT. He was basically Lord Checkdown in that game (way above the rank of Captain).
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:36 AM   #58
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God damn, this is sort of funny, most of the guys in here loved getting McNabb, now they hate him. Yeah, not saying Donovan was any good, but when we got him a good 80-85% of the guys in here liked the move without asking the same question. Why did Philly jettison his ass to a divisional rival? Or they just were so elated we got a Pro Bowl QB that they just swept it under the rug. McNabb might have touched on a good topic for discussion though. Will the Shannys try to tinker with their system to help RG III flourish or just see if he can make it in their system doing it their way? I think they need to adjust it for him. The franchise paid a steep price in terms of draft picks for this to become another failed project.
AFTER I got over the shock of bringing in a F..n Eagle, I loved the idea and was certain we could get some Top Shelf QB play for a few years.
........Quickly, it became apparent why Andy let him go.....What I am, Oh sooo.....tired of is his continued....cheap shots at the Redskins organization and coaches in a thinly veiled attempt to cover for his repeated failures over the last couple of years.
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AFTER I got over the shock of bringing in a F..n Eagle, I loved the idea and was certain we could get some Top Shelf QB play for a few years.
........Quickly, it became apparent why Andy let him go.....What I am, Oh sooo.....tired of is his continued....cheap shots at the Redskins organization and coaches in a thinly veiled attempt to cover for his repeated failures over the last couple of years.
It's something you see from a lot of Ex-Redskins so I have to believe there's a modicum of truth to it.

Carlos Rogers is also doing it currently
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:58 AM   #60
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You may be right, but then again, how many other teams do you follow closely enough to be aware of such things?
......I can say, I do not. And other than Mc...., off the top of my head, I cannot think of anyone else being......disgruntled with the organization under the current regime.
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