An Eagles Fan Looks At The McNabb To The Redskins Trade

April 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

News of the Donovan McNabb trade is just as shocking to Philadelphia fans as to Washington's. I asked my friend and Bloguin colleague Thomas Jackson of Eagles Eye to weigh in on McNabb.
I mirthfully asked his thoughts on McNabb leaving and Michael Vick staying. Here's his reply:
"I'm excited for the Redskins. McNabb is a class act. He's done a lot for the Eagles and the town he played for. What's really the problem with McNabb is he has lost a lot of the footspeed and mobility he once had...and he's no longer a perfect fit for Andy Reid's West Coast offense. Whether the Eagles should have changed their offensive set to compensate for McNabb's older legs is a debate which may haunt the Eagles for years.
"McNabb could very likely thrive in Washington, with a power running game and a head coach who knows how to exploit McNabb's skills. I love Jason Campbell's upside, don't get me wrong, but McNabb has the ability to bring great excitement to the Redskins. He plays with hear...

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