Educating Philadelphia Eagles' Donovan McNabb Supporters: Part II

WesAnalyst IApril 14, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 2:  Pete Tridish wears a Donovan McNabb jersey as he protests Rush Limbaugh's appearance at the National Association of Broadcasters October 2, 2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Limbaugh resigned from his job at ESPN after racial comments he made about Philadelphia Eagles Donovan McNabb caused an uproar from fans and media. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
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You will notice I dropped the word “dope” from this week’s edition because I was able to educate a few fans who blindly follow, love, and support Donovan McNabb. The dopes are now gone as they have begun the process of learning a little bit about their boy McNabb.

Is the general topic of McNabb old, run down, and annoying?


But the topic of educating the ignorant followers is just getting started. This week we will take a look at some of the illogical comments made by the McNabb faithful.

The McNabb lovers will bring out a couple one-liners, clichés, and in general, poor logic when they want you to believe that McNabb should not take a lot of the blame for the Eagles’ failures. They want you to desperately cling onto the memories of McNabb and regret watching our franchise quarterback ride off into the sunset.

McNabb does not deserve all of the blame for the team’s inability to win a Super Bowl, but he deserves a lot of the criticism.

This fact hurts those who stand in his corner and instead of admitting that McNabb was 1-5 in Conference Championships and the Super Bowl combined, they will make the following statements:


“The Lions, Raiders, and Browns would love to have killed to have someone like McNabb for the past decade.”


I’m supposed to be happy with McNabb because the slop of the NFL would like to have him? That is the selling point on him?

You honestly want me to compare our situation to the likes of the Lions, Raiders, and Browns? That is supposed to make me feel better about not winning a Super Bowl?

Being consistently good, but never great is the mindset you hold if you follow this logic.

But I don’t get it. Why should I be forced to compare myself to these teams?

I want to compare the Eagles to the Colts, Patriots, and Steelers. I want to compare my team to the best, because I want my team to be the best.

Look at what the Eagles had and ask yourself if they should have won a Super Bowl while McNabb was under center.

If you want to blame Andy Reid, go ahead, but don’t let McNabb off the hook. He was the one with the ball in his hands and he was the one who failed to get the job done in clutch moments.


“Be careful what you wish for.”

This jazzy one-line cliché starting flying around when McNabb was on the trading blocks.

I will never understand this statement and those who utter these words have absolutely no clue what they are talking about when they attempt to throw this illogical statement in my face.

Please tell me what I am wishing for. Put words in my mouth and enlighten me.

Did I wish for McNabb to choke against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, and Arizona Cardinals?

On a quick side note, it is comical to think that all of those franchises earned their first Super Bowl berth while McNabb was under center.

Back to the statement at hand.

Since you have no idea what I am wishing for, allow me to tell you.

I am wishing for a Super Bowl. I am not wishing ill will toward McNabb. I am not wishing for Kevin Kolb to stick it to McNabb lovers. All I want is a Super Bowl. I never realized why that was such a bad thing to wish for.


“When the Eagles struggle to win six games next year you’ll be wishing McNabb was back.”

Really? Why is that?

I know the Eagles are going to struggle next year and I am fine with it. The McNabb supporters want their boy here so the Eagles can win nine, maybe 10 games next year and then do what? Maybe they can win a playoff game?

Is that what you want? Do you want to always have a decent team and never a championship team?

It is time to rebuild. They have no shot to win the Super Bowl next year regardless who is at quarterback, so why not start to rebuild with a young quarterback who will be surrounded by young talent to grow with?

Am I really going to miss out on the chance to watch my team flounder on the biggest stages in the playoffs?

Not at all.


“You can’t win a Super Bowl with Kevin Kolb.”


Did your crystal ball tell you this? Well guess what? I don’t need a crystal ball to make this statement: McNabb will never win a Super Bowl with the Eagles.

They guy had 11 years to do it and he failed when the lights were the brightest five times and succeeded only once.

And do you really expect me to take you seriously when you make a statement like the one above?

Did you know Kurt Warner, Tom Brady, and Ben Roethlisberger were going to have the success they did?

Of course you didn’t. No one knows who is going to flourish in this league and who is going to fail.

Oh, but the above mentioned quarterbacks had different situations and that’s why they succeeded. Sure, keep lying to yourself.

Do you know what situations they found themselves in?

Their team was either trailing or tied in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, and they found a way to win.

Warner had a go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter of his Super Bowl win.

Brady marched down the field to set up the game winning field goal in his first Super Bowl win.

And Big Ben engineered one of the greatest drives in Super Bowl history to win his second Super Bowl.

You’re right. Their situations were different. They were all clutch in big moments and McNabb NEVER did that.

Spare me the comments about weapons and play calling. All of that is saved for next week when I finally bring the McNabb loyalists to their knees begging for mercy.