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April 18, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Every Eagles quarterback gets booed sooner or later. Donovan McNabb surely set the record yesterday. The Eagles selected McNabb with the second pick in yesterday's National Football League draft in New York. Moments after league commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced the selection, there were boos in Madison Square Garden. The jeering came from a contingent of Eagles fans organized by the local sports talk radio station to rally for their candidate, University of Texas running back Ricky Williams.
SPORTS
August 12, 2007
9 Donovan McNabb. The results are indisputable. Only four quarterbacks in NFL history have played in four consecutive conference championships games. And yet . . . "It's great to be in that class," Donovan McNabb said, "but you wish you could have won four and been in the Super Bowl four times. " Entering his ninth season, McNabb has a .663 career winning percentage, tops among active quarterbacks with at least 95 starts. His seven playoff wins are more than any quarterback in Eagles history.
SPORTS
December 20, 2000 | By Jerry Brewer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Because of his grace, because of his demeanor, because he is Donovan McNabb, son of Sam and Wilma, he can do things like this. McNabb can flourish in a whirlwind life, treating it as if it were a breeze from a fan. He can spend his off day, yet another off day, going through appearances and being in the public eye, this time trying to do something for children. Not for one moment yesterday, not even a second, did the budding superstar complain. He kept on flashing that Donovan smile, that wide, yes-I-have-good-teeth smile.
SPORTS
November 20, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
DURING MY tenure in Philadelphia sports, the two athletes whose careers I have covered most extensively are Allen Iverson and Donovan McNabb. Both were here for about a decade, and I had hundreds of conversations with both - most on the record but some off. Their public personas could not have been more different. Iverson was easy to read. His finer qualities as well as his flaws were advertised in every decision he made and action he took. He never tried to hide who he was - good or bad. He lived the way he wanted and cast a look of spite at any who questioned his right to do so. "There are going to be a million people who love Allen Iverson and a million people who hate Allen Iverson," he often said.
NEWS
September 17, 2003
WELL, HERE we go again. Another professional athlete, Donovan McNabb, gets a huge amount of money in a new contract and promptly heads toward a quarterback quagmire. Haven't we seen this before? Show me the money and watch me become mediocre at best. Isn't this a typical pro sports syndrome? (Anyone remember Von Hayes?) We've gone through many years of Philly teams on the brink but unable to deliver the killing blow and win a championship. Oh, yes, the fans keep paying and paying to watch these pitiful performances.
SPORTS
January 29, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
Donovan McNabb, already an analyst for the NFL Network, now has a national radio deal. He's joining the fledging NBC Sports Radio network, which launched Sept. 4, expanded to offer weekend-long programming on Jan. 5, and will go 24/7 on April 1. The NBC rollout is the latest challenge to turf once ruled by ESPN. On Jan. 2, CBS Sports Radio went national, offering a broad perspective at 610 on the AM band, while 94 WIP continued with its local lineup on FM. ESPN's represented in Philadelphia by 97.5 The Fanatic, also on FM. McNabb will be one of NBC Sports Radio's top NFL analysts, taking part in this weekend's Super Bowl coverage, and regularly talking by phone with shows on various affiliates.
SPORTS
July 31, 2013 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
THOUSANDS of words were spoken by and about Donovan McNabb yesterday at NovaCare, as McNabb officially retired as an Eagle, and the team announced that his No. 5 will be retired in a Sept. 19 ceremony before the Birds play Andy Reid's Kansas City Chiefs. Some of the most illuminating words came from Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie. Lurie extolled McNabb's toughness, for playing on a broken fibula while throwing four touchdown passes against the Cardinals in 2002, and for winning an NFL offensive player of the month award while playing with a sports hernia in 2005.
SPORTS
April 21, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The high-rent quarterback neighborhood has changed a lot since the Eagles were there last. That was a decade ago, when they made Randall Cunningham the highest-paid player in the NFL with a seven-year contract worth just over $20 million, including a signing bonus of a then-unbelievable $3 million. Last week, Dallas gave Troy Aikman a signing bonus of $20 million, equaling the value of Cunningham's entire deal, as part of a new nine-year, $88.5-million contract. But hold on. San Francisco's Steve Young is involved in contract talks that are expected to raise the bar once again.
SPORTS
August 11, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's the eve of opening night, and already there is more talk about the understudy than about the leading man. The talk doesn't bother Doug Pederson. Not really. All that will matter is what happens on the field, beginning with tomorrow night's preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens. And the simple fact is, Pederson's thorough knowledge of Andy Reid's offense is more important to this team right now than first-round pick Donovan McNabb's raw talent. "Everyone is writing me off," Pederson said.
NEWS
May 16, 2011
RE BERNARD Hopkins' comments on Donovan McNabb: Did I miss the book on what it takes to be an official black person? White folks, as well as others, are often blamed for the racist attitudes and stereotyping that prevails in America, But why is it that it's OK for another black person (or African-American, if you will) to decide what or who is "One of us"? Isn't that a form of stereotyping, or conformity? This is part of a problem within the African-American community that is never really, if ever, addressed.
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July 19, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
DOUG PEDERSON'S one and only year as a player with the Eagles was, for lack of a better word, interesting. Andy Reid didn't want to throw his first-round rookie quarterback, Donovan McNabb, into the deep end of the NFL pool until he felt he was ready. So, in 1999, he signed Pederson, a career backup, to hold the fort until then. Pederson ended up starting nine games that year and the fort was constantly under attack, both from opposing defenses and from Eagles fans. The fans actually were scarier than the defenses.
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June 18, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
From the moment he joined the Eagles as a front-office intern in 2000, fresh from Fordham Law School, Howie Roseman spent his formative years as an NFL executive helping his mentor usher in a revolution and bearing witness to the bitter fallout. As the Eagles' president then, and with Roseman working alongside him, Joe Banner pioneered the two-pronged strategy that became a staple of business in a salary-cap world. The Eagles would sign players whom they perceived to be part of their long-term future to cost-effective contracts, and they would be willing to say goodbye - maybe a little too soon - to some of their most popular, respected, and expensive veterans.
SPORTS
May 9, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
Carson Wentz, meet the feetfirst slide. Learn it and learn to love it. It will be your friend. The new Eagles quarterback never slid at North Dakota State. While NFL quarterbacks are considered defenseless once they are in the process of sliding and are off-limits to defenders, their college counterparts are given no such benefit. But Wentz didn't slide only because there wasn't any advantage. Giving himself up just wasn't in his nature. And the Bison utilized that aggressive mentality - along with his athleticism - by calling, on average, 10 designed quarterback runs per game.
SPORTS
May 5, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles' strategy to manage their quarterback situation for 2016 sounds wonderful in theory, as long as you ignore the phony promise at its core. Their theory is this: Once Sam Bradford wises up and realizes that the franchise will not trade him and that he has no leverage to force it to, he will have no choice but to report for training camp. At that time, the Eagles will, as head coach Doug Pederson told reporters after last week's NFL draft, "welcome [him] with open arms. . . . He's the leader of this football team.
SPORTS
May 3, 2016 | Les Bowen, Staff Photographer
FOR BETTER, for worse, this will always be the Carson Wentz draft. Wentz was back home in North Dakota by the time Howie Roseman hunkered down at NovaCare Saturday to make the final six selections of the Eagles' 2016 class, but the quarterback's presence was keenly felt. Roseman sat through the first three hours Saturday - the entire fourth round, and 13 picks worth of the fifth - before making his initial selection of the afternoon, West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood, by way of Wilmington, Del.,153rd overall.
SPORTS
April 30, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, STAFF WRITER
This was love at first sight for the Eagles, and it evolved into a burning passion to land the little-known quarterback from the far-away place. That mission was finally accomplished Thursday night when the Eagles used the second overall pick on North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. Howie Roseman, the team's executive vice president of football operations, and Doug Pederson, the team's rookie head coach, said the Eagles would have made the trade with the Cleveland Browns to get the second pick even if Cal's Jared Goff had been the prize at the end. But they also admitted that Wentz was always the object of their desire.
SPORTS
April 29, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST
DOUG PEDERSON knows better than anyone how little patience Eagles fans have. On the first play of his first start as Donovan McNabb's placeholder back in 1999, he underthrew Duce Staley on a swing pass out of the backfield. And got booed. It wouldn't be the last time. Pederson was jeered mercilessly in the nine games he started that season, as was the man who decided to keep running him out there for two-plus months while McNabb (mostly) watched and learned, Andy Reid. Eagles fans wanted to see the rookie from Syracuse, ready or not. They didn't want Pederson, a journeyman who had thrown 32 passes in four seasons with Miami and Green Bay. But Reid held his ground.
SPORTS
April 25, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
It is an interesting quirk of fate that Doug Pederson begins his tenure as Eagles head coach with the team holding the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft, exactly as was the case when Andy Reid took over 17 years ago. The histories of Pederson and Reid have been so intertwined that the obvious comparison as the Eagles prepare to select quarterback Carson Wentz on Thursday is to equate that with Reid's choice of Donovan McNabb in 1999. Re-creating Reid's tenure here, down to the opening draft pick of that era, isn't the worst thing to do. The man went to the playoffs in nine of his 14 seasons with the Eagles, won 130 regular-season and 10 postseason games, and was overseer of the longest sustained period of success in franchise history.
SPORTS
April 22, 2016 | By Jeff Mclane, STAFF WRITER
On Second Thought    Only seven quarterbacks have been chosen with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft since the 1970 NFL merger. The Eagles, after pulling off a blockbuster trade with the Browns on Wednesday, will make it eight next Thursday. It will be the second time for the franchise after it selected Donovan McNabb in 1999.    Howie Roseman didn't tip his hand as to whether the Eagles will choose Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, but all signs point to the former with the Rams reportedly set to take Goff at No. 1. Either way, quarterbacks will be taken with the first two picks for the sixth time since 1970.
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