Monday, April 5, 2010
- It took until 4pm today for season ticket holders to get the emails trying to sell them McNabb jerseys. That's where the picture at left comes from. What was the hold up, I wonder?
- I still can't imagine what the Eagles were thinking. They have, of their own volition, significantly improved a bitter rival. Do they have such little respect for the rest of the Redskins roster that they think that even with a major upgrade at quarterback we wouldn't be a threat to them?
- It is certainly true that even McNabb would struggle with the same pass protection afforded to Jason Campbell last year. Sure. But assuming that the remaining offseason activity is going to be focused on upgrading offensive tackle, I would argue that McNabb's presence will make that upgrade much more effective. Campbell, while he would be a very good backup quarterback, probably capped the offense's upside.
- Apparently Albert Haynesworth was offered to the Eagles to kick off these negotiations. If you read this blog regularly at all, you know that makes me livid. The front office was willing to go up against a Haynesworth-Broderick Bunkley team twice a year? If they had done that I wouldn't blame Casey Rabach for just up and quitting.
This would appear to indicate that they can't figure out a way to fit him into the new defensive system. As I have ranted about before, we are very fortunate to have one of the best defensive talents in football, and the system should be fit to Haynesworth rather than the other way around. The storyline being put out there is that the Eagles immediately dismissed this. Any chance that this is at least in part intentional disinformation from the Shanahan/Allen team to either put Haynesworth in his place or send the message to other players (and the media) that Shanahan is in charge and any player is expendable?
- I have at various times said that it was a shame that McNabb played for a team and fanbase that I hate so deeply, because I would otherwise find him pretty easy to root for. So I think it will be fairly easy to fool myself into thinking that he was never "really" an Eagle and that he had always been pining to escape. So basically it only took one night of soul-searching to decide I wouldn't have a problem accepting him as "my quarterback." There, glad that's overwith.
Posted by Dave O at 7:52 PM