Thursday, August 23, 2007

On McNabb

from phil:


Do I detect a personality? Uh-oh. Scrapplelog's going to have to find another reason not to like 5.

for the record, scrapplelog loves mcnabb the player. scrapplelog is neutral on mcnabb the personality. the captain (who sometimes posts here) dislikes mcnabb, i don't quite understand why, but everyone has their opinions.

i think this article is exactly why i can't seem to connect with mcfranchise. it is an almost virtual certainty that he does not mean of word of what he's quoted saying in this article. he couldn't care less about trotter, especially because trotter stabbed him in the back in the whole me-o debacle. the day trotter was released, don wrote this in his yardbarker blog (which someone named kirk reynolds emailed to me, i'm assuming kirk works for yardbarker):

Before anyone asks, I think we will miss Jeremiah Trotter. I will miss him as a good friend. He's also a great player who played with great emotion that other players fed off of. You can not have enough players like that. Like L.J., he brings something to the table that cannot be duplicated by anyone else.
you'll note the reference to LJ. that's because this blurb came *after* talking about brent celek and LJ smith. that's how important trotter's release really is to him -- not that i blame him for that. i'd have done the same thing in his shoes.

however, don't come out two days later and make a public spectacle about it. he's only saying it because that what he thinks people want to hear.

know what i want to hear? i'd like to hear him say: "you know what? f' jeremiah trotter. he stabbed me in the back and chose the clubhouse cancer over the team." because that's what i know he really thinks. then i'd connect with him emotionally.

for now, i don't think i am wrong being a donovan mcnabb fan only because he's far and away best QB on the eagles.



Anonymous Phil said...

Pete, you know I was just trying to get a rise out of you. :)

Frankly, I don't pay a whole lot of attention to what players say anymore. Half the quotes are probably taken out of context by either the print or radio guys in order to stir up trouble and the other half are bland.

All of this is merely a sideshow anyways to how many games they win this year and whether they can get back to the Supe. Please may the season hurry up and get here so we can FINALLY start discussing what's really important! Ws and Ls.

2:59 PM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

true 'dat, phil.

11:41 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do NOT dislike McNabb. I think he may very well be the best QB ever to play for the team (in my tenure as a fan anyway). Do I think he has was too greatly rewarded too early in his career. ??? Yes. Did he did not deserve that ginourmous contract after and NFC championship game loss ?? No, he did not. Is the the Ron Hextall of big game interceptions ?? Maybe not, but he's had a few doozies. Did he come up WAAAAY small in the super bowl. ABSOLUTELY !!!!!!
But I don't truly dislike the guy. Like TMG, I find it difficult to truly connect with him -- and nothing he's ever said or done (on or off the field) has ever made me think differently about him.


11:46 PM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

Maybe not, but he's had a few doozies. Did he come up WAAAAY small in the super bowl. ABSOLUTELY !!!!!!

i don't blame him for the superbowl. you can't play QB if your o-line can't block.

11:37 PM EDT  

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