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    Default Donovan McNabb traded to Washington Redskins

    Can't believe nothing's been posted! It's all over the place here in DC. I guess any change is a good change for the Redskins!

    Eagles trade McNabb to Redskins


    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Donovan McNabb is changing uniforms and staying in the NFC East.
    The Philadelphia Eagles traded McNabb to the Washington Redskins for a pair of draft picks Sunday night. The Eagles will receive a second-round pick (37th overall) in this month in the NFL draft and either a third- or fourth-round pick next year.
    "Donovan McNabb was more than a franchise quarterback for this team," Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie said. "He truly embodied all of the attributes of a great quarterback and of a great person. He has been an excellent representative of this organization and the entire National Football League both on and off the field. I look forward to honoring him as one of the greatest Eagles of all-time and hopefully see him enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton one day."
    The trade is the boldest move to date for new Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and could spell the end in Washington for Jason Campbell, the starter for 3 1/2 seasons. Shanahan already has signed free-agent Rex Grossman as a backup and has been actively scouting the top quarterbacks available in the draft, when the Redskins will have the No. 4 overall pick.
    "I'm really excited about my future with the Washington Redskins," McNabb said in a statement. "I'm eager to work with Coach Shanahan. He's been a very successful coach with a couple of Super Bowl victories on his resume. While it's been my goal to win a Super Bowl in Philadelphia, we came up short. I enjoyed my 11 years here and we shared a lot more good times than bad."
    Shanahan can only hope the 33-year-old McNabb works out as well as the last big-time Washington-Philadelphia quarterback deal. The Eagles in 1964 sent Sonny Jurgensen to the Redskins, where he played 11 seasons until he was 40 and became a Hall of Famer.
    "These people never learn," Jurgensen told the Redskins' Web site when informed of the trade Sunday night.
    Trading McNabb to a division opponent could haunt Philadelphia for years, and fans already are questioning the decision.
    "We thought this was the best for Donovan and the compensation was right," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "We surely took into consideration Donovan's feelings."
    McNabb is entering the final year of a contract and it's unknown whether he is negotiating an extension with the Redskins. Reid said the possibility McNabb could refuse to go to another team or decline to extend his contract was not a factor.
    "Donovan would've played anywhere because that's the kind of person he is," Reid said. "He's happy to be there."
    McNabb, a six-time Pro Bowl quarterback, led the Eagles to five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl in 11 seasons in Philadelphia. His failure to lead the team to its first NFL championship since 1960 plus the emergence of Kevin Kolb made him expendable.
    McNabb, the No. 2 overall pick in the 1999 draft, leaves as the franchise leader in yards passing (32,873), completions (2,801), attempts (4,746), completion percentage (59.0) and touchdown passes (216). He also rushed for 3,249 yards and 28 TDs.
    Kolb, who has started two games in three seasons, becomes the starter. Michael Vick is the backup. Both have one year remaining on their contracts.
    "This was a very tough decision," Reid said. "Donovan McNabb represented everything a football player could be during his 11 seasons in Philadelphia. He carried this organization to new heights and set a high standard of excellence both on and off the field. We thank him for everything he did for this football team and for this city."
    McNabb threw for 3,553 yards and 22 touchdowns with 10 interceptions in 14 games last season, leading the Eagles to the playoffs. His passer rating of 92.9 was the third-highest in his career.
    But McNabb played poorly in a loss to Dallas in Week 17 that cost Philadelphia a division title and a first-round bye. He also struggled in a loss to the Cowboys the following week in the wild-card game.
    Reid said immediately after the season that McNabb would return in 2010. Reid repeated that several times throughout the offseason until acknowledging last month the team was listening to offers for all three of its QBs.
    McNabb then issued a statement saying he wished to remain with the Eagles, but understood the situation and hoped for a quick resolution.
    "Donovan is the ultimate professional," Eagles president Joe Banner said. "He has an incredible work ethic and has been an integral part of our success. Over the years, Donovan has always carried himself with a great deal of dignity. He's an excellent role model for young men and women from across the region. In my mind, he'll always be remembered as one of the greatest Eagles of all time."
    The Redskins waited until late in the evening to announce the trade and did not make Shanahan available for comment.
    "Donovan is an accomplished quarterback who has been a proven winner in the National Football League," the coach said in a statement released by the team. "I have long admired his competitiveness and feel he will be an outstanding addition to the Redskins and our community. He knows our division and the roadmap to success in the NFC East."
    ESPN.com was the first to report that McNabb had been dealt to Washington.
    The Eagles were 92-49-1 in regular-season games that McNabb started and 9-7 in the playoffs.
    McNabb overcame numerous injuries and controversies throughout his career, including criticism from Rush Limbaugh and a feud with former teammate Terrell Owens.
    The former Syracuse star sustained injuries that ended his regular season in November in 2002, 2005 and 2006. McNabb missed a total of 24 games because of injuries. The Eagles were 14-10 in those games.
    McNabb is the latest veteran to depart Philadelphia this offseason. Longtime starting cornerback Sheldon Brown was traded to Cleveland on Friday. Former All-Pro running back Brian Westbrook, former All-Pro guard Shawn Andrews, linebacker Will Witherspoon, defensive end Darren Howard and wide receiver Kevin Curtis were released.
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    McNabb was getting to be a tired old predictable QB in Philly. This change could be good. Gotta love Shanahan for getting on the ball making changes.

    however, that said, i hope this fucks it up for both the Redskins and the Eagles.... Go Giants!
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    I will laugh my ass off if McNabb wins a Super Bowl with the Redskins. Eagles fans would flip out, especially since they traded McNabb to a division rival.

    And the Redskins were wrong for not telling Campbell that they signed McNabb. He had to hear about it from a reporter. But with that said, Go Giants.

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    And still we probably won't win. I love my team but we suck.

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    And the Redskins were wrong for not telling Campbell that they signed McNabb. He had to hear about it from a reporter.
    That was dirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmmdee View Post
    And still we probably won't win. I love my team but we suck.



    That was dirty.
    If Shanahan starts rebuilding the offense & defense the 'Skins may shock a lot of people, preferably the Eagles, in another season or two.

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    Didn't McNabb gain a rep as a bit of a whiner? I actually liked T.O. better than I liked McNabb - you knew what you were getting with T.O.

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    McNabb tended to whine when the fans got pissed off when he wasn't playing well. But he wasn't a cancer in the locker room like T.O. was.

    T.O. whined & created problems, which is why teams keep getting rid of him.

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    I heard those things about T.O., but from my end, he was entertaining. Batshit crazy, but entertaining. What do you know about the drama he caused in the locker room? Did he really attempt suicide?

    It doesn't matter - I think our football team has been cursed! Maybe if I could get in the locker room with some dead chickens and an orisha, I could make some changes.

    What I wanna know is, why keep Andy Reid?

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    Hopefully, the Eagles are cursed. I hate that team with a passion. Sorry, Bitter.

    And good question about Reid. I don't know why the Eagles would keep him and trade McNabb. But, then again, this is the same Eagles team that signed Michael Vick and gave him an award for courage.

    And the drama T.O. created was all about him being the center of attention. He wasn't getting enough passes thrown his way, the QB's didn't like him, etc. And from all accounts his suicide attempt was just another example of him being a drama queen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    Hopefully, the Eagles are cursed. I hate that team with a passion. Sorry, Bitter.
    Dude, I'm coming for YOU with that bloody chicken LOL!!
    And good question about Reid. I don't know why the Eagles would keep him and trade McNabb. But, then again, this is the same Eagles team that signed Michael Vick and gave him an award for courage.
    Father of the Year he WON'T get; both of his sons were in jail at the same time w/drug issues, IIRC! I'm not a big football fan, but I know enough that if your team keeps fucking up, you have to look at the coach and what he is or isn't doing!
    And the drama T.O. created was all about him being the center of attention. He wasn't getting enough passes thrown, the QB's didn't like him, etc. And from all accounts his suicide attempt was just another example of him being a drama queen.
    But playing-wise, he lived up to his end of the contract, didn't he?

    I also remember reading an interview with McNabb several years ago when T.O. was causing drama, McNabb accused him of playing the race card. Okay, fine, but didn't McNabb do the same thing when he made that comment about black quarterbacks being under closer scrutiny than their white counterparts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    Dude, I'm coming for YOU with that bloody chicken LOL!!
    I've hated the Eagles, and all Philly teams, for DECADES.

    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    Father of the Year he WON'T get; both of his sons were in jail at the same time w/drug issues, IIRC! I'm not a big football fan, but I know enough that if your team keeps fucking up, you have to look at the coach and what he is or isn't doing!
    But playing-wise, he lived up to his end of the contract, didn't he?
    True about Reid.

    T.O. put points on the board, but his biggest problem was that it was T.O. first and the team a distant second. So, in that regards, he didn't live up to his contract. If one player refuses to help the team win then they become a liability. And he always seems to have issues with the QBs on every team he's with.

    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    I also remember reading an interview with McNabb several years ago when T.O. was causing drama, McNabb accused him of playing the race card. Okay, fine, but didn't McNabb do the same thing when he made that comment about black quarterbacks being under closer scrutiny than their white counterparts?
    Yeah, McNabb made those comments when he was screwing up and people were blasting him, so yeah he did the same thing. But his comments had some truth to them when Rush Limbaugh started blasting him and other black quarterbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    If Shanahan starts rebuilding the offense & defense the 'Skins may shock a lot of people, preferably the Eagles, in another season or two.
    King, if the Skins win anything it will "shock a lot of people."

    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    I heard those things about T.O., but from my end, he was entertaining. Batshit crazy, but entertaining.
    Agreed. He is a celebrity in every sense of the word.

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    Was he booed there too?? Had to ask..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmmdee View Post
    King, if the Skins win anything it will "shock a lot of people."



    Agreed. He is a celebrity in every sense of the word.
    Very true, C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    Very true, C.
    Why no love for Philly sports teams? The fans are the ones that get on my fucking nerves - they are idiotic.

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