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Did Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb Kiss and Make Up?

The Eagles franchise made a statement on Saturday when they selected Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb in the second round of the draft. Their message was clear — Donovan’s future with the club is uncertain. And to be sure, it’s not because of a lack of talent. Rather, it’s an issue of health and age. They have a responsibility to best protect the interests of the organization. At the same time, they have hurt McNabb’s feelings no doubt — insulting him by using their first selection on a player to back him up (and eventually replace him).

McNabb has been avoiding the media recently in order to concentrate on his rehab — makes sense. But there’s no doubt McNabb is not happy, and the Eagles have put themselves in a compromising position by offending their starting (and possibly no longer franchise) quarterback. Check this quote out from Reid:

On Saturday evening, Reid said he had tried to speak with McNabb and had left a message telling him not to worry, that the selection did not herald the beginning of the end for the 30-year-old player Reid selected with his first Eagles draft pick, second overall, in 1999.

Actually, that’s exactly what it means. McNabb probably has two years tops remaining with Philly unfortunately — that’s just my guess. The two also apparently met on Tuesday, but there’s no report regarding the topic of their conversation. I can answer that — Reid has a lot of ass-kissing to do if he wants his starting quarterback to be happy next year.



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  • http://www.youbeenblinded.com HG

    while it does seem suspect that the Eagles took Kolb where they did folks gotta consider some things. Andy Reid works well with qbs. Grooming Kolb to take over for an injury prone McNabb might be what he’s up to or he could use Kolb like he did AJ Feeley. Feeley was originally drafted by the Eagles in the 5th rd in 2001. Reid made him look good, traded him to the dolphins for a 2nd rd pick, and ended up getting Feeley back.. I wouldn’t be surprised if Kolb was traded for a couple of picks in a few years.

  • http://www.larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    I don’t think they drafted him with the intension of trading him later, I think they want him to be their guy in two years.

  • http://www.youbeenblinded.com HG

    I’m just sayin..he was the 4th of the 2nd tier qbs. the eagles just got the 36th pick from the trade with the cowboys so it was kind of a “free pick”..plus we’ll have to wait two years to see.. what if the Eagles win the superbowl? McNabb is out? doubt it. I gotta say tho McNabb gets treated like he’s on the Aaron Brooks/Eli Manning end of the spectrum instead of the Peyton Manning/Tom Brady end where he actually is.

  • http://www.larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    I’m with you, Donovan is one of my favorite players. On my QB study I did last week, he was in my “stud QB” category with Brady and Manning. But his problem has been health the last three years. Unfortunately he can’t help the team from the trainer’s table.

  • http://www.youbeenblinded.com HG

    even outside of his health, booed on draft day, the rush limbaugh thing, the TO situation.. and on and on.. He’s always caught up in some sort of bullshit… I guess I can scrap the D-Mac piece I was planning and just keep posting here.

  • http://www.larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Haha, there’s plenty of Donovan to go around. He deserves far more respect than he receives for being one of the top QBs in the game.