December 21, 2000 |
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.
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.
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.
April 29, 2009 |
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.
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?
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.
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!
January 31, 2001 |
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.
August 2, 2007 |
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.
September 17, 2009 |
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.