Despite all the injuries and all the holes on this team, the majority of the talk is still Kolb vs. McNabb.
The Eagles still need someone to complement Trent Cole, someone to backup Patterson and Bunk on the defensive line, a true replacement for Brian Dawkins in the secondary, and another young corner. The Eagles also need to get healthy on the offensive line and in the linebacker core.
The loudest contingent of Eagle fans only care about two numbers: Five or Four? Four or Five?
Donovan, the media has never embraced you and the fans boo nearly every incompletion.
Your every flaw is accentuated: You throw too hard sometimes, your mechanics aren’t ideal, you hold on to the ball longer than you should.
Even people who aren’t Eagles fans know these things because they’re regurgitated every time you take the field.
You're blamed for everything that goes wrong. You're even blamed for not backing Terrell Owens in his bid to get more money after playing one year of his contract.
It's your fault the team is 1-4 in NFC Championship games, and 0-1 in the Super Bowl. It's to Andy Reid's credit that the team has the third-most wins of any team this decade.
It's your fault that you've been injured so often, not the fact that you've attempted more passes over the past decade than any QB in the NFL.
You're not supposed to smile, or be happy at any point not deemed appropriate by the fans, as anytime you do smile or try to have fun, you're unfocused, or even possibly scared.
Maybe you think you owe something to the team that drafted you. I would say that debt has been paid. If every first-round quarterback was guaranteed a Super Bowl ring, then aren't your buddies Tim Couch, Akili Smith, and Dante Culpepper due theirs?
Maybe you want to stay, win, and prove the haters wrong. I got news for you, bro: It won't matter. You could throw seven touchdowns, complete every pass, and we'll be talking about how dominant the defense was, or how incredibly innovative—snicker—Andy Reid's offensive game plan was.
We’re morons. Leave us behind, Donovan; let us see how green that grass REALLY is.