It’s that time of year, the midle of the NFL season, when Philadelphia Eagles fans turn their “brotherly love” on Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb.
It happens every year… but no one is talking about it yet becaue of Belichick’s Blunder on 4th and 2.
All that should change, though, if the Eagles lose to the Bears this weekend.
Oh, wait… I think it already started. If not, the timing couldn’t be more perfect to foster a true quarterback controversy. Thursday afternoon, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that Michael Vick would be reinstated in time to play week three. So with an open date on their schedule in Week 4, look for two solid weeks of Philly fans fanning the sports talk radio flames over how much Michael Vick should be playing.
And God forbid Donovan has a bad game early on, Eagles fans will be even more brutal with him than normal.
As much as McNabb may like Mike on a personal level, why would he support the idea of the team taking a chance on him? We all know Donovan is a much better quarterback then Vick… hell, he’s right up there with Payton, Tom and Drew. But after the roller coaster season he had last year (personally, not statistically), why would he want to put himself in that situation? It’s practically begging the people of Philly to pile on.
I guess Donovan thrives on the drama!
I think I’m still a bit shell shocked to hear the news that Michael Vick ended up in Philly. The Eagles were never one of the teams pundits like Jay Glazer and Chris Mortensen talked about as being realistic possibilities. After all, Donovan was finally a happy camper, so why do anything now to disrupt that harmony with the season looming just a few weeks away?
Well, as it turns out, Donovan himself was lobbying behind the scenes for the organization to sign Vick all along. And when you think about it, it makes quiet a bit of sense. Donovan has wanted the Eagles to step up and bring in some serious weapons for him to work with. Well, Vick may not have been the receiver he was hoping for, but a weapon he is none the less.
Most impressive of all was Andy Reid. It was only 2 days ago that he was sitting on that ESPN tour bus, playing possum with Chris Mortensen, saying Vick deserved a second chance while acting like he really wanted nothing to do with him at all. Thankfully, Reid is skilled in the art of bluffing.
Ahhhh…. I can see it now, both McNabb and Vick in the same back field, at the same time… and both are standing in the shotgun! As a defense, what are you supposed to do? Oh, my chops are starting to get wet just thinking about my keeper league team where I have Donovan as my starting QB.