I had an argument with someone who is not a football fan but followed the party line of saying that it is time for McNabb to go. I pointed out to this person all of McNabb's positives... playoffs every year, division titles, conference championship appearences, and Super Bowl appearences. And, not to mention his stats, which are right up there with Brady, Manning, and Farve. But this person wasn't hearing it. They kept saying that McNabb had to go. I asked them why and they couldn't give me a reason (not one that made any sense). They just insisted that he had to go.
Philadelphia fans can be the most fickle and unforgiving (not to mention embarrassing) fans on the face of the earth. They make me ashamed sometimes to say I'm one of them. There is some goofy sportscaster that still brings up the 1969 incident when Philly fans threw snowballs at Santa Claus during an Eagles loss. (I was at that game. I was about 11 years old and traumatized!) The Eagles used to lose a lot back then and Philly fans forget that. They need to talk to fans in Detroit, who would rejoice if their team could win five or six games in a season.
Under Donovan McNabb, we have been guarunteed at least eleven win seasons every year. Wanna go back to four win seasons? I asked this person I was arguing with about McNabb, who would we get in return for McNabb? You know, of equal value? And, of course, they couldn't tell me. We have Michael Vick and we have a good young back-up quarterback in Kevin Kolb, but a Donovan McNabb only comes around once in a blue moon, so I say stick with him. He's a free agent after this season is over anyway
The Eagles have already traded away fan favorites, Westbrook and Dawkins. If they trade McNabb now, can they live with several seasons of Detroit Lion-like records? I'm betting we here in Philly can't do it!