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December 21, 2000 | by Marcus Hayes , Daily News Sports Writer
Now Donovan McNabb knows how it feels to be a reporter. Akili Smith won't talk to him, either. The Eagles' quarterback said he called Smith a couple of times this season and left messages. The calls have not been returned. McNabb feels no bitterness over Smith's silence. Smith has not talked with the media since Nov. 12, the day before he was benched, but McNabb empathizes with the Bengals' young quarterback. "That's an organization that a lot of guys are not happy about going to," McNabb said, referring to the legendary mismanagement that has plagued the Bengals over the last decade.
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June 23, 2011
LOOK WHO IS back in town, working out with former teammates and maybe even tossing one or two at their feet. It's Donovan McNabb. If you're too young to remember, McNabb was an Eagles quarterback of some note and notoriety. He led the team to its second Super Bowl appearance after the 2004 season. He was steeped in various dramas along the way, much of it his own doing. Like him or not, he is the greatest quarterback in Eagles' history. McNabb was traded to Washington on Easter Sunday 2010.
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March 18, 2009
The talking heads of the Philadelphia sports world have been tossing around the idea of the Eagles pursuing disgruntled Broncos QB Jay Cutler. As a result, there have been more than a few Eagles fans that have followed with that line of thinking. I have one word for you. STOP. Jay Cutler has not proved anything in the NFL yet. Sure, he is a talented 26-year old quarterback who has been to the Pro Bowl. And yes, he threw for an otherworldly 4,526 passing yards this past season. But he is also a quarterback who threw 18 interceptions last season and has never won a playoff contest.
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April 29, 2009 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If Donovan McNabb has a problem with his contract, we'll have to wait until Friday's mandatory Eagles minicamp to hear about it. McNabb discussed a contract extension late last season, but a recent ESPN report suggested he might want to wait until he sees what the Eagles did in the off-season to improve the team. The quarterback didn't mention his contract on his blog yesterday on yardbarker.com. Instead, he seemed excited about the team's off-season moves. "Make no mistake, I've been training like crazy to make sure that I can improve as a quarterback and do everything necessary to try and win a championship for this city," McNabb said in his first football-related blog post since he bid farewell to former teammates Tra Thomas and Brian Dawkins last month.
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October 21, 2009
I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting pelted by e-mails comparing the Eagles to the Phillies. The theme is this: One team is clutch, the other isn't. I'm sure you can guess which one is. But is there merit to the comparison? Charlie Manuel said that Jimmy Rollins craves the spotlight, and the brighter the light, the bigger he responds. Does McNabb have the same characteristic? Or did the Eagles just happen to lose to a horrible team right when the Phillies are making another monster postseason run, and all will be forgiven in January?
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July 30, 2013
DONOVAN McNABB, who was cheered heartily when introduced to the Lincoln Financial Field crowd yesterday as part of an alumni recognition event before the first public practice of training camp, today will officially retire as an Eagle at a 10 a.m. NovaCare ceremony, the team announced. McNabb holds virtually all franchise passing records - attempts (4,746), completions (2,801), yards (32,873) and touchdowns (216). Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie will preside at today's event, at which Lurie is expected to officially announce that McNabb will be honored at the Sept.
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February 16, 2010
RE THE letter "No McNabb Fan" from a guy who lives in Haddonfield: They retire the number in honor of a player who has served admirably for the team throughout his career, not for faulty play. McNabb is no Manning/Brady/Brees - he's not consistently accurate - but the coaches know that, and yet they still don't try to counteract that fault by having a smash-'em-up running game to go along with that aerial stuff. Ask Eli Manning about the advantages of ground control. Wait a minute!
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January 31, 2001 | By Jerry Brewer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Donovan McNabb didn't make the original Pro Bowl roster in November, it created a national buzz that proved just how popular he had become. How, many wondered, could McNabb - by then an MVP candidate - be snubbed? It took some time, but yesterday the Eagles quarterback was rewarded for his stellar second season by being added to the Pro Bowl roster. McNabb, the first alternate at quarterback and one of the NFL's young stars, replaces the St. Louis Rams' Kurt Warner, who is suffering lingering effects from a concussion suffered about a month ago, the NFL said.
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August 2, 2007 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Donovan McNabb went down with a knee injury last season, other Eagles stepped up and rescued the team. Jeff Garcia, the since-departed backup quarterback, got a lot of credit for leading the offense with a fiery personality that matched his red hair. Running back Brian Westbrook's leadership qualities also blossomed. McNabb, back from the torn anterior cruciate ligament that cut short his 2006 season, gave a blunt answer yesterday when asked whether he sensed a difference in the leadership as the Eagles entered the 2007 season.
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September 17, 2009 | By BRIAN ALLEE-WALSH, Times-Picayune
Saints quarterback Drew Brees and running back Pierre Thomas said they understand what Eagles quarterback McNabb, who has a cracked rib, is going through. "I had a cracked [rib] in high school, and it's very painful," Brees said. "It's hard to breathe. He's a tough guy, and he's played through a lot. I don't know the extent of it, and I don't know how he's feeling. But I know everyone who has had rib injuries before would tell you it's hard to breathe, you can't sleep, you can't move.
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August 27, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
Almost two years later, the victim remained so traumatized, she could not speak at Thursday's sentencing of admitted rapist Brandon Menley. But after she left the Philadelphia courtroom in tears during a break, the woman returned to court, and Assistant District Attorney Branwen McNabb read aloud her handwritten note. "I think this is a tremendous example of her strength," McNabb told Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart. "She says she 'accepts the defendant's family's apology and she forgives him in her heart' but she 'is fearful this will happen to someone else.' " Minehart agreed, sentencing the 31-year-old former Reading man to 30 to 60 years in prison, followed by 15 years' probation and registration as a sex offender.
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June 2, 2016 | By Will Snow, STAFF WRITER
It was a phenomenal day for one lucky golfer at Sunnybrook Golf Club. One hundred thirty-seven pros and 11 amateurs teed off Tuesday at the Haverford Trust Philadelphia PGA Classic, but only one man took home the $100,000 grand prize. That was Dave McNabb, the head pro at Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, who finally won the tournament after finishing third in 2014, seventh in 2012, and 10th last year. McNabb, 50, has been on a tear in the Philadelphia Section PGA. His victory was his second championship in May. His 10th-place finish last year earned him only $250, which must seem like chump change compared with his winnings this time around.
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January 4, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
During the news conference Wednesday when he explained, or tried to, why he had fired Chip Kelly, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie uttered fewer than 30 words of his opening statement before referencing the rarity of what he had done the day before. Kelly was just the second head coach whom Lurie had decided to replace since 1998, and he cited that relative lack of turnover - just Kelly and Andy Reid, for close to 18 years - to sell everyone on his always-careful thought process and the franchise's resulting stability.
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December 31, 2015 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
Yep, social media blew up. The Eagles' announcement that the team had "released" coach Chip Kelly dominated Twitter and other online forums Tuesday night. Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb claimed some foresight in the matter. Well I tried to tell you before the game Saturday that the game meant much more to Chip then anything. Philly is about playoff wins. Fired — Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) December 30, 2015 Cowboys Hall-of-Famer Michael Irvin weighed in with florid prose and capital letters.
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November 24, 2015
I WAS REALLY surprised to read John Smallwood's article on Donovan McNabb. I've enjoyed reading his columns since his arrival at the Daily News . His "Don the Con" article, however, sorely misses the mark. Reading about Donovan's DUI has saddened me. The first thing that struck me was that his recent behavior was so unlike the amazing athlete, family man and good citizen that we have come to know over the last 15 years. Smallwood's take is that McNabb is a phony. Whereas we see Allen Iverson with all his warts, McNabb hid his darker side so that he could get a job in broadcasting after his playing days were over.
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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.
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November 8, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was sentenced to an 18-day jail term Friday morning in Gilbert, Ariz., according to the website TMZ sports. A court clerk confirmed via telephone that McNabb pleaded guilty to driving under the influence charges stemming from a June 28 traffic accident in Gilbert, Ariz. A police report said McNabb hit a car that was stopped at a traffic light and a police report later said that McNabb's blood-alcohol content was 0.17, more than twice the Arizona legal limit of 0.08.
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October 30, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
DONOVAN McNABB returned to Syracuse this week to speak at an insurance trade show. While there, he took some time to talk with Chris Carlson, of Syracuse.com. McNabb, of course, played quarterback for Syracuse before going on to play 11 seasons with the Eagles. He chatted about a wide range of topics, including his DUI arrests (he said he doesn't have a drinking problem). At one point, he even gave advice to Eagles coach Chip Kelly. "Well, he better win soon," McNabb said.
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July 24, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
They live behind gates and ride in cars with tinted windows and eat in the private rooms where they can't be seen. It wasn't always that way. Professional athletes used to be among us and walk the same streets. An Eagles player might live down the block, or a Phillies player might be sitting in the corner barbershop. You could greet them as neighbors, kids could shake their hands. The divide was always there. They were heroes, but they weren't distant ones. Well, that was then. Now is a little different.
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