Philadelphia Eagles Vs. Washington Redskins: Donovan McNabb Vs. Andy Reid Saga
Former Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb is coming back to Lincoln Financial Field, but this time he will be in a Washington Redskins uniform.
Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles front office shipped off McNabb this offseason to the Redskins. The trade was a slap in the face to McNabb simply because the Redskins have to face the Eagles twice a year.
Dating back to 1999 Donovan McNabb's first day as an Eagle was forgettable. He was booed on draft day by the Philly faithful who wanted RB Ricky Williams instead of McNabb. From that day on McNabb had to silence all of his naysayers. After making Pro Bowl after Pro Bowl, McNabb never did enough for the organization. The Eagles did not appreciate what he gave to the team.
Andy Reid had his eyes set on Kevin Kolb as becoming Donovan McNabb's successor a little too soon. Kolb's reign at quarterback was very short due to a concussion and the rebirth of Michael Vick. Kolb is now in a familiar role as a backup quarterback.
Michael Vick has showed flashes of brilliance as a quarterback for the first time in his career with three straight games with a quarterback rating over 100.0. Vick was brought into Philly last season as Donovan McNabb was the starting quarterback.
During their only season together McNabb mentored Vick and showed him the ropes of becoming an elite quarterback. McNabb also showed Vick how to conduct himself off the field. Donovan McNabb has never been outspoken and has always deferred to those around him.
This weekend McNabb should have a chip on his shoulder to prove Andy Reid and the Eagles brass wrong. The Redskins are coming off back to back losses and the Philadelphia Eagles are playing great football.
I expect this game to be very emotional of both sides. Donovan McNabb may try to do too much to will his team to a victory and it may backfire. The Redskins had trouble stopping the Rams so I expect the Eagles to give them fits.
As much as I want to see Donovan McNabb throw for four touchdowns and lead his team to victory it seems unlikely. The Eagles high-powered offense will be too much for the Redskins.
Eagles 28, Redskins 21
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