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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:47 pm    Post subject: Former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb announces his retirement Reply with quote

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McNabb confirmed Monday on his radio show on NBC Sports Radio that he will be retiring as an Eagle in September. He said the team has suggested doing it on the 19th when Reid, the man who selected him with the second overall pick in the 1999 draft, will be there. The Eagles have not yet made an official announcement, and did not return a message asking for a comment.


http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dneagles/207299311.html


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like he just wants his name in the paper. I thought he retired years ago.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw this, makes sense to do it with Reid in town
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seems kinda odd hes retiring now
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul-mac wrote:
Seems like he just wants his name in the paper. I thought he retired years ago.


He was holding out for a starting job after getting released from the vikings. He's officially retiring now though.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitz2k2 wrote:
seems kinda odd hes retiring now
Nah waited the offseason to see what/if any offers he could get and now is officially done.


Well some great memories he gave us.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had some great years. Cool idea to retire when Reid is here.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only think that sticks in my mind is dirt balls... bye.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn this makes me feel old. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How anyone could react vitriolic towards McNabb is beyond me.

He wasn't supposed to be Joe Montana.
He wasn't even supposed to be a QB.
But, he fared well.

He wasn't perfect, but he led his team to five NFC Championship games.
You could blame him for all four losses ... or zero.

You can chose to remember him for his last two years in Philly ... or his first 10.

Yes, he lost a Super Bowl.
But, did he lose it?
Or was it a team effort?

I don't want to split hairs here, but McNabb was a good QB for many, many years.
Name three better ones in Eagles' history.
OK, name two.

He was what he was and should be appreciated for that.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm fully convinced Andy was more at fault for the losses than McNabb in all honesty. Andy is good at developing QB's but that's about it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see him go as an Eagle, and his number will probably be retired.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

McNabbMcFadden wrote:
I'm fully convinced Andy was more at fault for the losses than McNabb in all honesty. Andy is good at developing QB's but that's about it.

Organizational failures with regard to:
1. Getting viable receivers
2. Utilizing RBs better
3. Building a physical and talented roster.

Reid had a lot to do with all of that.
(Yes I know there were more than those 3).
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phire wrote:
McNabbMcFadden wrote:
I'm fully convinced Andy was more at fault for the losses than McNabb in all honesty. Andy is good at developing QB's but that's about it.

Organizational failures with regard to:
1. Getting viable receivers
2. Utilizing RBs better
3. Building a physical and talented roster.

Reid had a lot to do with all of that.
(Yes I know there were more than those 3).


Yeah, sums it up pretty well. He almost never drafted based off potential so we didn't have any really.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is good to know he will be retiring an Eagle. I know McNabb gets tons of criticism for never bring the Lombardi trophy back to Philly, but he did so much to make the Eagles into a national powerhouse. We just witnessed the greatest era of football ever seen in the city of Philadelphia, and we should all tip our caps to the greatest QB in the history of our franchise (I said it).

Did he have his flaws? Absolutely. I can't describe how angry I would get every time Donovan threw the ball at the feet of his WR's, and how he performed in the Super Bowl was a major disappointment. All that being said, he knew how to lead a team, and he was always entertaining...



In the end, I will remember McNabb for what he accomplished, not what he didn't.
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