Cardinals Knock Mcnabb Out of Playoffs, and Maybe Philly
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For Eagles QB Donovan McNabb, he was hoping that it was fifth time's a charm in the 2009 NFC Championship against the Arizona Cardinals. But on a night where McNabb and the Eagles' offense couldn't get going until it was too late, McNabb found himself on the losing end for the fourth time in five NFC Championship appearances.
McNabb and the offense stuttered early, and faltered late, with McNabb throwing four consecutive incompletions on the Eagles' final drive of the night. A drive in which they failed to match the previous drive of the seemingly invincible Kurt Warner and the Cardinals offense.
For the Eagles, the season was technically a tremendous victory. For a team that was once 5-5-1 lead by a QB who didn't know a NFL regular season game could end in a tie and was benched the following week, the Eagles came out just one victory short of their second Superbowl berth of the Donovan McNabb era.
Speaking of which, what is to become of Donovan McNabb? His face said it all in the first half. After being completely obliterated by the Cardinals in the first and second quarter, McNabb stood on the sideline. He wasn't laughing, dancing, or picking up a phone after a big play. He was stern and frustrated.
He knew that at the end of the day, a loss during his second attempt to reach the Superbowl could signal the end of his time in Philadelphia. He knew he would have the media and fans to answer to should the Eagles come away with anything but a Superbowl victory this season—and indeed, he has to now.
Sure, you'll hear the Eagles and McNabb saying all the normal things you expect to hear at the end of the season. Reid will tout his respect for McNabb and talk about him coming back, and Donovan will talk about wanting to come back.
But in a month or so, behind closed doors, when McNabb lets his true feelings leak out about the fans, the benching, and his contract—it will slowly start to surface that Donovan Mcnabb, come 2009, may no longer be a Philadelphia Eagle. I'd be shocked, honestly, if he did stay in Philadelphia for another season.
He's been hated since he first walked up on stage on draft day in 1999 and held up an Eagles jersey. Though the fans have shown him support at times, more often than not, the fickle fans of Philly have demanded McNabb's head on a platter instead of embracing how lucky they are to have a QB of his caliber.
My opinion? McNabb will be gone from Philly in a month or two, maybe even a few short weeks. But where will he go?
The most obvious place is McNabb's hometown of Chicago, where he grew up...
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