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Eagles Trade McNabb To Redskins
ESPN ^ | Apr 04, 2010 | Vinnie Iyer

Posted on 04/04/2010 6:05:13 PM PDT by Eagles2003

Donovan McNabb has been moved, but he won't need to go all the way out to Oakland. According to a report by ESPN on Sunday night, Philadelphia has agreed to deal McNabb to division rival Washington.

In exchange, the Eagles will get a 2010 second-round pick (No. 37 overall), and either a third- or fourth-round pick in '11. McNabb said he wouldn't be happy with going to the Raiders, and instead stays in the NFC East with the Redskins. McNabb makes sense for the QB have-not in the division, especially with West Coast passing guru Mike Shanahan taking over the team in the offseason.

The move leaves the Eagles with Kevin Kolb as their starter, and makes Michael Vick the backup. McNabb's addition in the Nation's Capital likely signals the end of Jason Campbell's time in Washington.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: eagles; nfl; redskins

1 posted on 04/04/2010 6:05:13 PM PDT by Eagles2003
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To: Eagles2003

bumpity bump!


2 posted on 04/04/2010 6:06:11 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Eagles2003

I’m always surprised at how little value many big name athletes have in this era of free agency.


3 posted on 04/04/2010 6:15:16 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: All

How can anyone be a football fan when the guys are traded like this? What a joke...and a big waste of life....for the watchers.


4 posted on 04/04/2010 6:16:38 PM PDT by Fawn
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To: Eagles2003

I am a Pats fan, and I would be interested in hearing what YOU think of the trade.

Personally, I think it is a good move for Washington (Not just because I think McNabb will help them, but because I always got the impression he is one of those quarterbacks who plays more effectively when he has an axe to grind)


5 posted on 04/04/2010 6:16:51 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Eagles2003

overrated like Rush said bump


6 posted on 04/04/2010 6:35:39 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: rlmorel

I’m a Ravens fan first, an Eagles fan second. Damn glad to see he’s gone. Throws the ball point down too often to avoid interceptions. No run after the catch.

Has been airing it out with DeSean Jackson on board but the two performances against the Girls at the end of last year probably sealed his fate.


7 posted on 04/04/2010 6:41:29 PM PDT by Eagles2003
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To: Eagles2003

I’m an Eagles fan and I LOVE this.


8 posted on 04/04/2010 6:41:49 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: rlmorel
I'm a Redskins fan, and I think I'm gonna be sick........


9 posted on 04/04/2010 6:56:36 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Where the hell can I get a court injunction to keep my own government out of my life?!?)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

I’m in Doylestown for Easter, Mom was very pleased when she heard the news and she really doesn’t watch football, just knows the Eagles are better when someone other than McNabb is QB (she listens from the kitchen to the TV while getting dinner).


10 posted on 04/04/2010 7:00:23 PM PDT by Eagles2003
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To: Eagles2003

LOL...sorry-sorry!


11 posted on 04/04/2010 7:05:56 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Viking2002

I’m a Giants fan, maybe the trade will work out well....for the Giants.


12 posted on 04/04/2010 7:08:13 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Viking2002

Ahh. My condolences. I don’t follow Eagles football, so...my knowledge is limited in respect to them.

I used be a fanatical Skins fan back in 1971, but it caused me to stop watching football for about ten years due to needing to get er...un-addicted...


13 posted on 04/04/2010 7:08:55 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Viking2002

I’m a bears fan, and I stay sick.


14 posted on 04/04/2010 7:17:24 PM PDT by Phillipian
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To: Viking2002; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

I’m a Cowboys fan and we’re still going to beat the Skins and Eagle at least twice this season. We beat the Iggles THREE times last year with McNabb. The more things change, the more they stay the same.


15 posted on 04/04/2010 7:22:08 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (ZEROs FAVORITE SONG -- I, ME, MINE -- BY THE BEATLES)
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To: Eagles2003
Tomorow's headlingtoday:

Gab: McNabb Nabbed!


16 posted on 04/04/2010 7:24:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Eagles2003

Campbell was too weak to make it in the NFL. Every time he got going last year, one bad hit would take him down again. McNabb will do well in D.C.


17 posted on 04/04/2010 7:24:35 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

I’d like to see what a healthy Colt Brennan can do.


18 posted on 04/04/2010 7:26:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NCC-1701
The more things change, the more they stay the same.

As Tony Romo learned the following week against the Vikings.

Thanks for the playoff whuppin', though. Without it, we might have been stuck with McChoke for another season. Now your guy is the NFL's undisputed post-season chokemaster.

19 posted on 04/04/2010 7:31:21 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Eagles2003
Well, first of all.. .its good because Jason Campbell was a disaster going nowhere. Campbell was immobile, and, although he has a big arm. . .poor accuracy. Defenses did not fear the long ball from Campbell and played receivers tight. . .Zorn got Campbell to a quicker release and that helped. . .but it wasn't enough to compensate for a strictly one-dimensional and predictable thrower.

Is McNabb the answer? Probably not, but definitely Campbell wasn't. McNabb will keep the seat warm while they find the answer. . maybe go 9-7 and dribble into the playoffs. . .which would be a great first season for Shanny.

20 posted on 04/04/2010 7:32:33 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

And how many Lombardi trophies are in the Iggles trophy case?????


21 posted on 04/04/2010 7:34:07 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (ZEROs FAVORITE SONG -- I, ME, MINE -- BY THE BEATLES)
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To: McBuff
a disaster going nowhere.... was immobile, and, although he has a big arm... poor accuracy.

You just describe Donovan McNabb to a T.

22 posted on 04/04/2010 7:34:46 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Eagles2003

...Redskins football is not up to par unless there’s a QB controversy...McNabb will provide that this Fall.

PS ...does it seem to you that one of Mike Shanahan’s eyes actually swells and gets bigger when he’s excited?


23 posted on 04/04/2010 7:35:58 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: NCC-1701

I hope those trophies have been keeping you warm for the last 15 years.


24 posted on 04/04/2010 7:37:01 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: NCC-1701

considering we beat lombardi in 1960 for the championship...I would say at least 1


25 posted on 04/04/2010 7:40:00 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: OL Hickory

Only the Cowboys’ ancient history counts, don’t ya know...


26 posted on 04/04/2010 7:42:37 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Eagles2003

As a Cowboys fan, I love it. Send dead weight to the Skins, while the Beagles get no better.


27 posted on 04/04/2010 7:43:27 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

The Eagles have 11 picks in the deepest draft in years.

And Kevin Kolb is deadly accurate, very smart and a born leader. He’s perfect for Reid’s offense and he’s been studying it for three years. The Eagles just got better at QB.


28 posted on 04/04/2010 7:47:49 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

To quote Journey, “Keep on, believin’.” I am not concerned.


29 posted on 04/04/2010 7:49:03 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Eagles2003

Damarcus Ware won’t care what uniform NcNabb wears.

He’s gonna chase him down and give him a good smacking!

Snyder’s going to regret this.


30 posted on 04/04/2010 7:52:37 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan
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To: LS

That’s “Don’t Stop Believin’”.

I stopped believing in McNabb 5 years ago. It’s nice to have something to look forward to again. It’s about time we got a Texan who knows something about the game playing QB. I can’t wait to see him play.


31 posted on 04/04/2010 7:58:48 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
You just describe Donovan McNabb to a T.

I know, I know, but at least McNabb can get out of the way of his own feet. Shipping Campbell had to happen. . .now McNabb can keep the seat warm but he knows he going to be replaced with the real answer (whoever that may be). Having to sit Campbell down or to send out feelers for other QB's just drove Campbell nuts, destroyed his confidence and created emotional havoc. McNabb comes in with about the same skill-set but has to know he's just there to fill the space. . it opens the door for whatever they want to do to finally resolve their QB issue. So, overall a positive move. Again, Shanny only has to show improvement this first year and, let's face it, the skins can only go up after two years of Zorn and 10 years of Synder-Serano mismanagement.

32 posted on 04/04/2010 8:10:25 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: rlmorel

Yet another dumb move by the Redskins. They should have traded for Kolb.


33 posted on 04/04/2010 8:12:32 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
I’m an Eagles fan and I LOVE this.

I'm a Redskins fan and I HATE this.

34 posted on 04/04/2010 8:13:35 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: rlmorel

As a fellow Patriots fan, I am wondering whether this trade is good for America’s true team.

With Washington not picking a QB at #4 and the Eagles not picking a QB at 2nd rd #4, does this mean Tebow slips through low enough for the Patriots to pick him up?

Or does it mean more activity at the top of the 2nd round from teams looking to get Tebow, and an opportunity for the Pats to get something good ina trade from desperate teams?

I’m not sold on Tebow, I would love to get him in the 3rd rd, but I’m fairly certain he’ll be early-mid 2nd round. What I want from the Patriots is OLB, DL, ILB and another DE/LB.


35 posted on 04/04/2010 8:16:12 PM PDT by Gothmog (I fight for Xev)
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To: NeverForgetBataan
He’s gonna chase him down and give him a good smacking!

It will be fun to watch now that he's gone. He'll probably keep doing what he did in Philly. Play well enough to annoy the hell out of the home fans.

36 posted on 04/04/2010 8:18:43 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Hoodat

That seems to be the consensus amongst both Philly and Washington fans.

Hoo boy.


37 posted on 04/04/2010 8:21:24 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: McBuff

If I’m a Redskin fan, my worst nightmare is Danny signing McNabb to a ridiculous extension this week. If you get through the week without that happening, you might be okay. As a stopgap who keeps you in a playoff hunt, Donovan is fine. As long as you don’t expect anything more than that (like we did for 10 years), you won’t be disappointed.


38 posted on 04/04/2010 8:25:09 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Hoodat

Don’t believe what you read. Kolb was never going to be traded.


39 posted on 04/04/2010 8:27:13 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Gothmog

Agreed. The defense is where the Pats need help, and the defense needs help at all three levels.

The only thing that might help is that Tyrone McKenzie might finally show something, if only he can keep from gettng broken again. If he does, he’s gone. Plus, hopefully Jerod Mayo will take the next step, and I think he will.

I think that if the Pats can get some pressure on the QB, then their defensive backfield may be able to make some plays.

On offense, I think their line is good and QB will be good, but receivers and running backs are a big question mark.

But this was about McNabb...:) I have to admit, I think it would be fun to see Tebow do a five year understudy of Brady, but I don’t think that will happen...:)


40 posted on 04/04/2010 8:30:15 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

I’m in Doylestown for Easter, Mom was very pleased when she heard the news and she really doesn’t watch football, just knows the Eagles are better when someone other than McNabb is QB (she listens from the kitchen to the TV while getting dinner).


41 posted on 04/04/2010 8:54:28 PM PDT by Eagles2003
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To: rlmorel

I agree w/ you, I had forgotten about McKenzie, but realistically he and LB Crabtree have shown nothing for the investment. IMHO, Tebow is intriguing, but we need DLs and LBs to help the D-Backs, then luxury items would be OL, RB, TE, WR.

In BB I trust, but I’m getting tired of the constant moving back in the draft to get players he can ‘coach up.’ From what I’ve read Weiss and Crennell had the authority to step up and make demands/criticize BB, but with them gone that’s been lacking.


42 posted on 04/04/2010 9:10:31 PM PDT by Gothmog (I fight for Xev)
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To: Eagles2003

The Eagles are sittin’ fat for the draft. They have a crapload of picks this year in the first few rounds.

http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2010/04/03/sports/doc4bb630156a7e0795629290.txt

They’ve dumped salary, they’ve dumped older and prone to injury players and now McNabb. I liked him, but he just couldn’t get over the hump and win when needed. Time to move on.

The Eagles will probably suck this year and next due to the youth movement, but given a couple of years, should be a serious contender again.


43 posted on 04/05/2010 5:47:08 AM PDT by SZonian (We began as a REPUBLIC, a nation of laws. We became a DEMOCRACY, majority rules. Next step is?)
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To: Eagles2003

The Eagles making an intra-division trade is actually quite surprising. Should be an interesting pair of games this fall, assuming McNabb stays healthy (always a concern).

As for the Redskins, well, choking in the playoffs will be a vast improvement from where they currently are...


44 posted on 04/05/2010 5:49:52 AM PDT by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: McBuff
Well, first of all.. .its good because Jason Campbell was a disaster going nowhere. Campbell was immobile, and, although he has a big arm. . .poor accuracy. Defenses did not fear the long ball from Campbell and played receivers tight. . .Zorn got Campbell to a quicker release and that helped. . .but it wasn't enough to compensate for a strictly one-dimensional and predictable thrower.

He wasn't helped by an offensive line he had (justifiably) zero faith in.

45 posted on 04/05/2010 5:52:25 AM PDT by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Me too. I can’t wait to see him on his back in the new Cowboys Stadium :)


46 posted on 04/05/2010 5:52:29 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Eagles2003
McNabb? Thought Shannahan would go after a younger guy like
Brady Quinn, someone who has possibly strong potential down the line with good coaching & the right team. Maybe that's why Josh McDaniels quickly picked him up, anticipating the Redskins might be thinking along the same line.
47 posted on 04/05/2010 6:05:24 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Hoodat

I think the Eagles asking price for Kolb would have been a little too high.


48 posted on 04/05/2010 9:13:12 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Eagles2003
I think in the end, this was the best thing for Donovan McNabb for the following reasons:

1) McNabb never got the complete support of the vociferous and finicky Eagles fan base. From the time he got booed at the NFL Draft eleven years ago to the criticism of him not speaking up during the Rush Limbaugh and Terrell Owens controversies, many fans still hold a grudge against him.

2) The Eagles never really provided the offensive players to properly complement McNabb's skills. Imagine if McNabb had all this time top-flight receivers and running backs--the Eagles probably would have won at least two Super Bowls by now.

3) The brutal mass media in Philadelphia--especially sports talk radio station WIP--never really embraced McNabb.

In contrast, look at the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010. They are BELOVED in the city, mostly because the Phillies won the World Series in 2008, got back to the World Series in 2009 and are prohibitive favorites to get back to the World Series in 2010.

49 posted on 04/06/2010 4:42:47 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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