Holy crap this is tough. I sit down in front of the TV to watch the first baseball game of the year and eat myself some Easter dinner and flashing before my eyes is the news break to end all news breaks. Donovan McNabb has been traded to the Washington Redskins. For a 2nd round pick in this year’s 2010 NFL draft and a 3rd or 4th round pick in next year’s draft. What a bitter pill to take with a delicious dinner.
On one hand it almost had to happen. McNabb’s time to win a Superbowl in green appeared to be over. We had our chances and always fell short. On the other hand, he may be the greatest QB I’m ever going to see in an Eagles jersey. From the Scramble to 4th and 26 we have our memories. People either loved him or hated him. I certainly was a member of the Donovan McNabb fan club. In Donovan I always trusted. Sure we had our ups and downs like any relationship but I always had faith in Donovan leading our team to a W. I hope the people in Washington treat him better than some of the jerk-offs in Philadelphia have over the years.
It’s now a new era in Philadelphia Eagles football. Kevin Kolb is the man and we’ll live and die with him. I honestly don’t think offense is going to be our main problem this year. Kolb may not be Donovan but he’ll play well enough to win us football games as long as the play calling and defense doesn’t suck. That’s where we need to improve at this point.
I’ve watched many players suit up in Eagles, Flyers, Phillies and Sixers jerseys and, even without winning a championship, I can say without a doubt that Donovan has been more a part of Philadelphia than any player in my 20 some odd years of watching sports. We’re losing part of our family. It’s a tough thing to say but I wish Donovan all the best as long as he’s not playing the Eagles. I never really hated the Skins anyway. I am worried that they always played us tough without a QB so now I’m pretty scared of facing them twice a year with a QB and a coach who both know how to win football games. This could bite us in the ass big time. Andy may not be a good in-game football coach but he is a good personnel guy. I just hope he knows what he’s doing this time.
What I’m watching: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition