Now McNabb knows how Jason Campbell feels
File this one under “other stuff to chew on.”
Sorry, but I just could not resist after watching Donovan McNabb being introduced as a member of the Washington Redskins earlier this week.
I am still not sure which was worse: The mega-fluffers among the media in the DC-area that will now “cover” McNabb, who don’t have a clue as to the extent McNabb brought many of his issues in Philadelphia upon himself with his passive-aggressive tendencies, or McNabb’s simply precious gem of, “It feels like being drafted again.”
And how was that experience back in 1999 for ya, No. 5, when the boos of a few knucklehead Eagles’ fans on draft day in New York put a chip on your shoulder that you never completely removed?
I covered McNabb for six years while with The Times of Trenton, so I had a front row seat for the entire T.O. spectacle, the “black on black crime” nonsense, him tossing Pam Oliver under the bus in Dallas, the James Brown interview, all the corny jokes and, my personal favorite, the postgame presser following the 13-13 tie with Cincinnati in November of 2008 that featured McNabb’s stunning admission that he did not know the NFL overtime rules.
Look, I admired McNabb’s toughness and thought he was a very good NFL quarterback and a pretty nice guy who did a lot of good work in the community.
But enough was enough. It was time for everyone to move on.
In tribute to McNabb’s departure here is a classic, rarely seen photo (wish I knew who took it so I could give credit, because you can’t take shots like this with your cell phones, kids) from that dreadful 2006 loss at Tampa Bay.
The body language of Derrick Brooks (No. 55 for the Bucs) is just priceless.