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Decrypting the Donovan McNabb situation, The Pundit devises four scenarios

Alright, so the way I see it, this entire McNabb/playmakers/contract extension talk can be broken down four ways:

1. McNabb wants out! He’s done. Finished. Enough is enough. Sadly, this makes Deion Sanders look good. So why the whole restructuring deal talk? Glad you asked.

"Heap praises upon me, my weak and tiny minions, for I am Deion Sanders. Surround with with your cries of adoration. Oh, how I adore me - I am the greatest man who ever lived!"

"Heap praises upon me, my weak and tiny minions, for I am Deion Sanders. Surround me with your cries of adoration. Oh, how I adore me - I am the greatest man who ever lived! With the possible exception of Rivers Cuomo, of course. But that seems to be in the jest of parody , whereas I am simply enamored with my very being"

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McNabb is certainly playing his hand…But will he be playing here much longer?

And here I thought the bankruptcy of the Philadelphia Newspapers LLC was going to be the news we all flocked to.

But never fear, for Donovan McNabb is here! At least for now, that is.

I have to say – this latest tidbit, about Donovan only restructuring his deal if the Eagles bring in more playmakers, is interesting on a number of fronts. First, what was reported.

Although McNabb wants to remain in Philadelphia, if the Eagles aren’t successful in significantly upgrading an offense that needs help at wide receiver, running back and offensive tackle (veterans Jon Runyan and Tra Thomas are free agents beginning Friday), not only may McNabb drop his request for a new contract, he may consider going as far as to ask the Eagles to trade him.

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I’m getting a little ferklempt: Eagles lose options, Sixers stay put. Talk amongst yourselves.

Rhode Island – neither a road, nor an island. Discuss.

Yesterday, the NFL took a personnel day. And if you’re an Eagles fan, it was a disappointing one. The Panthers made their move, and it wasn’t pretty for our Birds – by resigning Gross, and franchising Peppers, they took away two very interesting options.

Ah, what might have been...

Ah, what might have been...

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Here’s who the Eagles should sign…

Yeah…yeah, that could work. More Terry Tate, and a Donovan question, after the jump. Continue reading

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Donovan McNabb, and the “Clutch” Conversation

I spent a lot of time going through Donovan McNabb’s game logs, trying to decipher whether or not it was fair that McNabb is often described as a “choker.”

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And it was a truly silly endeavor.

See, losing is so damn easy. An example: week two against Washington in 2007. Eagles trail the ‘Skins 20-12, and march down the field. On fourth and six, McNabb throws a rocket to Kevin Curtis at the first down marker, who gets absolutely drilled by LaRon Landry and drops the pass. Game over.

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How exactly do we define clutch? And is Donovan McNabb a Choke Artist, or Philly’s Favorite Whipping Boy?

“On a good day, I view the job [of president] as directing an orchestra. On the dark days, it is more like that of a clutch – engaging the engine to effect forward motion, while taking greater friction.” – Bart Giamatti

I wonder what he would say about quarterbacks…

It’s been a couple of days – let’s talk about Donovan McNabb. Hooray! Specifically, let’s get going on the topic of whether or not he is clutch.

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Jeremiah Trotter calls out Donovan McNabb’s leadership. Ah, the saga continues…

Jeremiah Trotter sat down with Don Bell of CBS 3 last night for an interview that got very, very intriguing. Trotter was explicit on several topics, including his disappointment in Donovan for throwing the defense under the bus after the NFC Championship game, and his distaste for how the organization handles contract negotiations.

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Interesting note: Trotter seems to have legitimate respect for Andy Reid as a coach, and had nothing but positive words for the man.

But the interview got really interesting when the Axeman called McNabb’s leadership into question.

I think Brian Dawkins is the leader of this team. I think Donovan is the leader by position, because if you’re the quarterback, you are the leader. But true leaders are the ones that go out there and lay it on the line, week in and week out. Continue reading

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