McNabb’s New Uniform
Clearly coming in direct response to my scathing review of McNabb’s performance thus far for the Eagles in 2008, Andy Reid made the, somewhat shocking, move at halftime of today’s game, with the Eagles trailing the Baltimore Ravens 10-7.
Personally, I dislike the move (considering your team was completely still in the game and McNabb had, really, only made one or two bad throws), but then again the Eagles are paying Andy Reid millions of dollars to make these decisions, and I’m the one sitting on a computer writing about it (and getting paid $0). Plus, Reid wasn’t the only one contemplating this of late. That being said, here are the early reports across the web, though I expect to see some much more opinionated ones as the day and week goes on; it should be an interesting week on the Philly sports talk circuits:
UPDATE (4:04PM - 7:24 4th Q): Kolb is not only playing worse than McNabb played or has ever played in his entire career, but he looks like he might just be the worst quarterback of all time. Finally putting together his first drive that could be categorized as “respectable,” the Eagles’ new starting-QB capped it off with a perfect toss into the end zone…to Ed Reed of the Ravens, who promptly ran 108 yards through the entire Eagles offense for another Ravens touchdown, tying his own NFL record for the longest interception of all time. As a fan, I really don’t feel mad or sad or anything; I think I’m just in complete awe to the point where this has become amusing. In fact, I’m actually starting to feel kind of bad for Andy Reid…just kidding.
UPDATE 2 (4:44PM): The Andy Reid press conference just ended and, aside from it being incredibly interesting, I came away with one prediction for the upcoming week: that the Philadelphia media will make a HUGE deal about Andy Reid not being the one to tell McNabb that he was benched.
Just remember: you heard it here first….