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Donovan McNabb meets the press at Redskins Park

Losable Type has other ideas about live blogging. The press conference just ended at 12:47 p.m.

Mike Shanahan introduced Donovan McNabb, with just the two of them occupying the podium. Owner Daniel Snyder and General Manager Bruce Allen were seated in the audience.

McNabb opened by speaking about his goals (winning and winning a Super Bowl) and his surprise at being out after 11 seasons in Philly. "It's about winning. Hopefully I can bring a little bit of winning attitude over."

Shanahan pointed out the oft-discussed matter of John Elway's age when he won Super Bowls in Denver and McNabb mentioned that in context of being finished in Philly. "I never knew 33 years old was old," McNabb said, "but I guess I'm too old."

McNabb went on to say that he thanked the Eagles for everything, that "I'm a Redskin now" and "There's one thing that I didnt accomplish and I look to accomplish that here in Washington -- and that's winning a Super Bowl."

"We didn't win it [in Philly], but it was a great ride. Every time we stepped out on that field, we felt confident that we could win and I look forward to bringing that to Washington." McNabb said that he would have loved to have finished his career in Philly but "that didn't happen."

Asked about Jason Campbell, Shanahan said what Jason Reid reported in another thread here, the team has given Campbell's agent to pursue a trade. Shanahan praised Campbell's class. "We're going to give him every opportunity to seek what he's looking for."

Asked how much he has left, McNabb said, "A lot. A whole lot."

Other McNabb randoms:

"We will run the ball here." (Unlike in Philadelphia.)

The Redskins and Eagles offenses "are somewhat similar, but very different...there will be a change."

On Jason Campbell: "Jason is a great guy and a hard worker, and a friend... that I tried to be a mentor to all throughout his career."

As for his contract, he said an extension is "not my focus right now."

McNabb said he's "looking forward to meeting Obama" although he knows he can't just go up and "ring the doorbell."

Pregame 11:47 a.m.

Counting down the moments until Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb meets the press. Feels weird to type "Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb" but I'm nothing if not flexible. I'll keep blogging the presser. This will be a rough draft, so hang with me.

Big Mike Williams tells Comcast's Kelli Johnson that he at first thought the team had traded for Daunte Culpepper: "Dante. Donovan." We'll let him off the hook; he's looking trim and fit.

He tells Johnson that his preference would be to play right guard.

By Cindy Boren  |  April 6, 2010; 11:46 AM ET
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Comments

hello.....is this thing on??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 6, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

it is

Posted by: jandlml | April 6, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Dang, that Mike Wise guy is a bitter old pill.

Check out how his column starts:

"Look, I don't want to rain on Donovan McNabb's parade the day he smiles for the cameras and holds up the burgundy and gold No. 5 jersey he stole from Colt Brennan."
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McNabb didn't steal #5, and Brennan wore #15 at Hawaii, which he can now have because Todd Collins is gone.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | April 6, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan has the right to pick "his" guy. I think if Shanahan saw something in Campbell that he could "win" with, then he would have kept him.

Again, remember, NO ONE would give us a 3rd rounder for him last year.

Perhaps Campbell is just not that good.

Posted by: rickyroge | April 6, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

didn't they fix this thing last night?

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 6, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

HERE WE GO-

1) Please don't compare McNabb to Brunell. Brunell was DONE when he got here. (He had one good season)

2) Shanahan owes Campbell nothing. If you wanna cry in your beer for Campbell, point the finger at Saunders, Gibbs,Zorn and Cerrato.

3) Let's let the whole offseason play out.

Posted by: rickyroge | April 6, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

"Jason Campbell's agent exploring trade possibilities"

Every time I Link to this next item, I get a message "The Page doesn't exist."

Update coming? Story redacted? Que Paso?

Posted by: TheCork | April 6, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

JReid be hating.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 6, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Elway was 34 when Shanny got there. But McNabb's no Elway. Hell, Favre is 67 -- McNabb's no Favre either. McNabb is pretty beaten up for a 33 year old -- the Eagles gave him up for a reason. Do you remember the Broncos trading Elway when he was 33? Do you remember the Packers trading Favre when he was 33? I didn't think so. And that's for a reason: the Eagles, who have a history of smart front office moves, have seen the future for McNabb. It ain't pretty.

I like McNabb. But this team isn't one player away from competing for anything this year. With McNabb, we probably go 7-9 last year. I'm factoring in the fact that he wouldn't finish the season behind that offensive line. And unless the Skins do something drastic, he won't finish this season either.

Waste of draft picks, in my opinion. And it'll be fun to win more than 4 games. But playoffs? Superbowl? You're smoking something, Donovan.

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | April 6, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

"Jason Campbell's agent exploring trade possibilities"

Every time I Link to this next item, I get a message "The Page doesn't exist."

Update coming? Story redacted? Que Paso?

Posted by: TheCork | April 6, 2010 12:41 PM
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Maybe a trade went through before they finished typing.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 6, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

"Jason Campbell's agent exploring trade possibilities"

Every time I Link to this next item, I get a message "The Page doesn't exist."

Update coming? Story redacted? Que Paso?

Posted by: TheCork | April 6, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse
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Losable Type has decided to train off site due to negotiations with PollStream.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 6, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

A six time Pro Bowl QB with an obvious chip on his shoulder towards a division opponent. Sounds good to me.

Posted by: Jason10 | April 6, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Is it me or did DM5 talk about "Dan and Mike" alot more than "Bruce and Mike"??

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 6, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Waste of draft picks, in my opinion. And it'll be fun to win more than 4 games. But playoffs? Superbowl? You're smoking something, Donovan.

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | April 6, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse
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He's gotta talk the company line if he wants that big extension, and then once he signs on the dotted line it will be a different story.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 6, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

"Jason Campbell's agent exploring trade possibilities"

Every time I Link to this next item, I get a message "The Page doesn't exist."

Update coming? Story redacted? Que Paso?

Posted by: TheCork | April 6, 2010 12:41 PM
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Down in the heart of the RI sweatshop Jason Reid is fervently copying his article from the PFT website...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 6, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Those were some weak questions from the reporters.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 6, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I have no idea what is going on with Losable Type...believe me, I've been saying words that would cause the ears of Jack's kids to curl up and fall off. Dunno why you can't post to the item about Campbell's agent...At any rate, we might as well just keep going on this one thread. Sheesh. Good thing this isn't an important day in Redskins World.

Posted by: CindyBoren | April 6, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Same folk that cheered when Gibbs came back to lose more games than he won. Same folk that were giddy when Deion and Bruce came with LeVar and Samuels. Same folk that got excited when Portis scroed on his 1st ever Skins carry. Same folk giddy when Fat Albert came. Same folk thrilled when Marty's discipline replace Norv, then when Steve's pitchin and catchin came to town for 3 minutes.

And each time like clockwork, they wake up to 4-12 or 9-7 with the highest payroll in the NFL, but far from the NFC title game - as annual offseason headline grabbing champs with 2 draft picks each April that never learn.

Posted by: kedavis | April 6, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

I have no idea what is going on with Losable Type...

A good craftsman never blames his tools.

Although I'm sure you're using more than "tools" to describe things.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 6, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

The Local Media really falls down on the Redskins.

Posted by: jtrob_1 | April 6, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Is it me or did DM5 talk about "Dan and Mike" alot more than "Bruce and Mike"??

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 6, 2010 12:49 PM |

I thought about that as well. But the Skins were hosting McCoy yesterday and Bradford today, so Bruce maybe a little preoccupied.

Posted by: TWISI | April 6, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Cindy,

Let the firing begin went you want some real IT talent over there let me know. LOL

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 6, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone see CR22 in the background? He looked so confused. Somebody must have pump faked.

Posted by: westjr88 | April 6, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

This guy is a class act! When was the last time we saw a guy have this type of command. My concern is does he really want to be here? We need all these guys to want to be Redskins!

Posted by: jtrob_1 | April 6, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

This guy is a class act! When was the last time we saw a guy have this type of command. My concern is does he really want to be here? We need all these guys to want to be Redskins!

Posted by: jtrob_1 | April 6, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

But the Skins were hosting McCoy yesterday and Bradford today, so Bruce maybe a little preoccupied.

Posted by: TWISI | April 6, 2010 1:00 PM

And they are bringing in Tebow for a visit Thursday and Friday. Rumor has it that we may trade our 2011 1st to grab Tebow in the 2nd.

I'd say that would never happen but after Sunday, anything is possible.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 6, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

It all comes down to: what does Andy Reid know that the Redskins don't know. I hope they just didn't win another off-season with this move. Just can't believe the eagles are this stupid. Can't drink the Kool-ade yet.

Posted by: 4merskinsfan | April 6, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: TWISI | April 6, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

HERE WE GO-

1) Please don't compare McNabb to Brunell. Brunell was DONE when he got here. (He had one good season)

2) Shanahan owes Campbell nothing. If you wanna cry in your beer for Campbell, point the finger at Saunders, Gibbs,Zorn and Cerrato.

3) Let's let the whole offseason play out.

Posted by: rickyroge | April 6, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I agree, Brunell had one good season here. As things stand, that's as good as it possibly can get for the Redskins with McNabb. Of course Brunell worked with an excellent young running back and a solid offensive line, and McNabb won't be able to, so it's unlikely McNabb can achieve what Brunell did.

Posted by: Pepper5 | April 6, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

A six time Pro Bowl QB with an obvious chip on his shoulder towards a division opponent. Sounds good to me.

Posted by: Jason10 | April 6, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

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Wasn't Deion Sanders a 6+ time pro bowler that left Dallas for DC to cheers by the same idiots cheering this one?

Other than Deion collecting about $7 mill, how did that work out? Didn't Norv come here from the NFC East? Alvin Harper? James Washington? Scott Galbreath?

And?

Posted by: kedavis | April 6, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Other than Deion collecting about $7 mill, how did that work out? Didn't Norv come here from the NFC East? Alvin Harper? James Washington? Scott Galbreath?

And?

Posted by: kedavis | April 6, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Jeremiah Trotter, Jesse Armistead...

Posted by: Pepper5 | April 6, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

"It all comes down to: what does Andy Reid know that the Redskins don't know."

Andy Reid didn't make this decision. For those of us old enough to remember the B-more Colts rushing Johnny Unitas out of town in order to start the Marty Domres era, this looks familiar.

Posted by: zimbar | April 6, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Everyone should quit whining about the QB upgrade. Because that's all the McNabb trade is -- an upgrade.

Who were they going to take in 2nd round better than McNabb?

Tim Tebow or Colt McCoy with Campbell and Rex Grossman -- yeah, that's the ticket.

Posted by: loux24 | April 6, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Everyone should quit whining about the QB upgrade. Because that's all the McNabb trade is -- an upgrade.

Who were they going to take in 2nd round better than McNabb?

Tim Tebow or Colt McCoy with Campbell and Rex Grossman -- yeah, that's the ticket.

Posted by: loux24 | April 6, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Not a Redskins fan but it always seems that they have great offseasons followed by forgettable games. Hard to believe that the Redskins won't be a better team with McNabb.
Will he have to compete for the starting job?

Posted by: joepah | April 6, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

McNibbler's goals:

1. Make as much as you can while you can.
2. Repeat Number 1.
3. Keep glass eye off your derriere while performing Number 2.
4. Keep Snydie off glass eye's derriere while performing Number 3.
5. Make it to the Raiders when 3 thru 4 fail in order to perform 1 thru 2.

Posted by: GarrisonLiberty | April 6, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Rush Limbaugh is not going to like having two black men in Washington calling the plays.

Posted by: metroman76 | April 6, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Rush Limbaugh is not going to like having two black men in Washington calling the plays.

Posted by: metroman76 | April 6, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Rush Limbaugh is not going to like having two black men in Washington calling the plays.

Posted by: metroman76 | April 6, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

5 thoughts:

1. I was not happy to give up 2nd rounder at all for him!

2. He is only worth a 3rd or 4th round pick.
3. Donovan has a great resume, but he is getting older and is injury prone.

4. Change of environment may rejuvinate his career & maybe can pull a Warner/Farve type of level and give us 3-4 yrs. (wish full thinking)

5. yeah...#5 is his number now; he is now our problem, no use to getting mad, we goota support his behind now and lets hope he still have 3-4 yrs left in the tank and let us see the other side of the mountain, and one game at a time!

Lets not get overboard if you know what I mean!

Hail to the Redskins!

Posted by: slvtruco21 | April 6, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

"We will run the ball here."

Of course that all depends on having people who can actually run with the ball and, you know, gain yardage.

Posted by: mrapier1 | April 6, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

The Skins aren't very good and either is DM. Is he better than JCampbell I hope so.
But what does this mean? A slight upgrade?
Certainly doesn't help them win a division crown or a playoff spot.

Posted by: FMC651 | April 6, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

"He's gotta talk the company line if he wants that big extension, and then once he signs on the dotted line it will be a different story."

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 6, 2010 12:50 PM

Why the heck do the Skins have to give him an extension? He's just been unloaded from an unhappy situation after being shopped around for months, he's under contract and ready to go. What good does it do to give him a big extension before playing one snap in the burgundy and gold?

What, is he going to start complaining about his contract already? Hardy. His focus is on performing for a new team and proving to the Eagles, Skins and the NFL that he is still an elite QB.

What purpose would be served by giving him an extension now? Historically, the Skins have not had much luck with players after giving them unneccessary lucrative new contracts. Have they learned nothing?

I'm sure when the terms are finalized, we'll learn of some new record setting deal that proves once again that the Skins are the offseason suckers of the NFL.

Posted by: impeachemall | April 6, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Low class scum bag $nyder didn't have the stones to tell Campbell in person. This man is a jerk to the nth degree. Stop buying his products.

Posted by: DannyMSnyder | April 6, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Wining a Super Bowl? How about getting into the Playoffs or have a winning record first! Another delusional, money-grabbing, way-past-his-prime, soon-to-be-discontent athlete for the Redskins.

Posted by: JohnWWW | April 6, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

As a BIG Eagles Fan... I say thank you!!!! Suckers!!!

And by the way - we will take Campbell if he does not have anywhere to go and he can backup Kolb. Than we can dump Vick on another sucker....

Oops... I mean "Hey Redskins" Vick is available for Campbell?

Posted by: question-guy | April 6, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

"But McNabb's no Elway. Hell, Favre is 67 -- McNabb's no Favre either. McNabb is pretty beaten up for a 33 year old -- the Eagles gave him up for a reason. Do you remember the Broncos trading Elway when he was 33? Do you remember the Packers trading Favre when he was 33? I didn't think so. And that's for a reason: the Eagles, who have a history of smart front office moves, have seen the future for McNabb. It ain't pretty."

Dunno if there's any basis for the above, or if it's just opinion, but a couple comments anyway --

1. You can bet both Denver and Green Bay thought long and hard about trading their QBs when they hit 33. All teams do. You know your guy's on the downside, and you ask yourself: are we going to win a title with this cast of characters? If the answer is no, then you start looking for a trade. Not for a star, either; for draft choices. That's a dead giveaway.

That's pretty clearly what Andy Reid and the Philly FO feel at this point.

2. Donovan has been hurt a fair amount the last couple seasons. Philly hasn't blocked much better than Washington (despite some significant investment in the o-line), and the running attack has largely been a non-factor. The question isn't whether he can play, it's whether the Skins can protect him. Unlike Jason, he's pretty effective outside the pocket.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 6, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

upgrade at the QB position...definite upgrade!

Posted by: dc1020008 | April 6, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Look, we didn't become an NFL Super Bowl - caliber team overnight. This thing may take 2-3 years to develop. That said, this move is a DEFINITE upgrade over Clownble.

No longer will we have a QB with that "deer caught in the headlights" look, a QB that doesn't know instintively when to run or pass or a QB that racks up most of his "impressive" numbers after the game has been pretty much decided.

I think now we've got a QB that will get most of his meaningful yards early in the game and when the game is on the line and a QB who will not be afraid to zip it into the end zone when needed.

Posted by: dc1020008 | April 6, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

First off, JC fans get over it your boy was toast when Shanahan was hired. Be glad they replaced him with another brother who I guarantee won't get the job done either. You see McNaab would have never been released for next to nothing if he had anything left in his tank. The Eagle camp knows his worth and I'm sure they are all having a good laugh about how they suckered the Redskins.

Posted by: theBozyn1 | April 6, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Or, maybe the REDSKINS aren't negotiating with him at all ... Maybe the Rams are working out a deal with the Redskins for McNabb's services, now that they've cut Bulger. Then THE RAMS will work on extending McNabb. That's why the Redskins are STALLING. Hey, didn't Shanahan just say something about the possibility of Campbell still being a Redskins in 2010??? Just a thought (Hey, I didn't say it was a GOOD thought)....

Posted by: C-DubDC | April 6, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

No, another poster actually brought up this same scenario when McNabb had just been traded, and its a very intriguing scenario. I don't think it will happen, but what a master stroke if it did. Either way, I'm happy.

Posted by: ga8085 | April 6, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

If the Rams wanted McNabb why didn't they just trade with the Eagles? they have higher picks than us......

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 6, 2010 12:15 PM
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Because Andy Reid wanted to be loyal and gave McNabb his choice of teams to go to. He chose Washington over Buffalo, Oakland or St. Louis. Then we back-stab McNabb. But, before we do, Snyder makes a few $$$ off of the #5 McNabb jersey. Damn you, right-wing conspiracies!!!!!

Posted by: C-DubDC | April 6, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

"...Another delusional, money-grabbing, way-past-his-prime, soon-to-be-discontent athlete for the Redskins."
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At least he ain't an idiot like Campbell. Sheesh.

Posted by: tjhall1 | April 6, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Oh please. Brunell sucked and you know it. He had four good years -- with the Jaguars, had comprehensive surgery to repair his throwing arm before he signed with the Skins, and even afterward the furthest he could throw was maybe 10 yards. With a solid offensive line, capable running backs and fair receivers, all he could muster was that of an average college spread quarterback.

McNabb's a little different. I'm realistic about what he'll give the Redskins, maybe two good years, but he's got a lot more to offer than what Brunell could ever muster.

Posted by: Meepo | April 6, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

As a cowboys fan, thank you for this signing. It will be even easier to sack McNabb now.

Love,

D. Ware.

Posted by: Woodbridge45 | April 6, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

"...Another delusional, money-grabbing, way-past-his-prime, soon-to-be-discontent athlete for the Redskins."
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At least he ain't an idiot like Campbell. Sheesh.
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Huh??? I guess you never seen his Micheal Jackson routine

Posted by: question-guy | April 6, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

J.R. could you post and link a current depth chart on the team (by position) and keep it running somewhere in the column on the left. It would help settle some friendly disputes that arise over a few. Thanks

Posted by: t-bone67 | April 6, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

I dumped my season tickets for the Redskins when they hired Zorn as the coach. With this trade, I would do it all over again if only I could.

Posted by: tsummers1 | April 6, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Surprised we didn't signed Tomlinson. Or hometown boy Westbrook. Or T.O. Or Sammy Baugh (ooops someone told me he's dead). We brought back Gibbs with his 1988 playbook and no Hoggs with him. Maybe we'll bring back George Allen (someone told me he's dead so we hired his unemployed son). And we hired the unemployed Shanny. Dan's track record of hiring unemployed coaches is not good (Gibbs II lost more games than he won, Marty who went 8-8, Zorn may as well have been unemployed as he'd never been a head coach). Who will coach us in 2 years, unemployed Gruden?

Posted by: kedavis | April 6, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm not a Redskins fan, but this is a good trade. They have a top ten defense and just have to get the offense going. Getting McNabb will go a long way to scoring more points. Campbell isn't the answer and none of the quarterbacks in this year's draft are worthwhile picking. Get Okung at four and the Redskins are playoff contenders.

Posted by: Aerowaz | April 6, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Forgot one, the unemployed and retired bingo caller.

Dan either signs famous coaches, mostly that are not working for some reason. Or popular players that were actually real good 5-10 years ago. Heard Junior Seau, Gale Sayers, Charlie Joiner and Dan Fouts are in town for a workout.

Posted by: kedavis | April 6, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

On Jason Campbell: "Jason is a great guy and a hard worker, and a friend... that I tried to be a mentor to all throughout his career."
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When Jason is freezing his butt off sitting on that bench in Buffalo.. I wonder if he'll still consider Donovan a friend...

Posted by: sovine08 | April 6, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for all of the comparisons, but comparisons don't play on Sundays. McNabb is an upper tier QB in the NFL and that's all I need to know. Campbell was here on potential and that potential was never realized so we're moving on. This front office is mixing best available, need, and cost to get good players in here and I like it. I think the naysayers are just upset that they can't find legitimate arguments about what is being done at Redskins park. None of us are used to seeing moves made on anything other than marketing and money so now we're going crazy about what #5 will or won't bring. I'm willing to let the season start and then I'll get back on here in November to tell you how right I was about this being a good pick up. :)

Posted by: bkhoward1 | April 6, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

McNabb is a big upgrade at QB.. Not because he's so good anymore but because Campbell is so bad.. This trade does 2 good things.. it makes the Skins get rid of Campbell.. and it gives Colt Brennan 2 years to prove himself. Now IF and yes it's a big if.. but if Colt can have a great preseason like he did his rookie year and contiune improving then maybe he can be our QB of the future we gave up on drafting when we got McNabb.. A 6th round draft pick being successful?? Stranger things have happen

Posted by: sovine08 | April 6, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

As a BIG Eagles Fan... I say thank you!!!! Suckers!!!

And by the way - we will take Campbell if he does not have anywhere to go and he can backup Kolb. Than we can dump Vick on another sucker....

Oops... I mean "Hey Redskins" Vick is available for Campbell?
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savage ringless eagles fans always have something to say; just like you hate when cowboy fans rub the 5 rings in your face, how about my 3 rings in your face!

Despite the fact that McNabb is getting older ; I believe he is definitely an upgrade in the QB position that can give 10+ wins. I travel to phily every other weekend and turn to 610 radio, fans always call to bash and talk negative about mcNabb because he couldn't get over the hump in the playoffs that he should get traded etc.,

well just hope and hold your breath,that he doesn't get over the hump with the skins, because if he wins it all w/ the skins, I can't imagine the sour taste eagle fans will feel, if McNabb gets that ring and go down in history w/ the skins.

I think eagle fans will finaly find out what is like not to have a franchise QB and will wish to have the McNabb days back...with that said, I'm not implaying that the skins are going to be any better, but will be an improvement in a way.

I know the eagles think very low of the skins;

this trade in a way is like last years onside kick the agles tried on the skins, trying to tell us they are better even if they give us McNabb they are trying to prove they are still better than the skins;

both teams are similar with similar problems on the line and for eagles to think they are better is ridiculouos.

since 05 we managed to sweep those eagles twice, and split a few games, our defense is better than your eagles... watch out sorry eagles, this trade could hunt you and you could be our ladder to chase the Giants and Cowboys.

Posted by: slvtruco21 | April 6, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Gotta give Dan Snyder credit.
He pisses his fan base off so bad between October (September last season) and January that he needs Obama's security, but ... between March and August, he made a splashy free agent move or trade or new coach of the next 2 years to get them happy and optimistic. Be4 they repeat the pattern I just cited.

And as dumb sportswise as most are, they cannot see the pattern over and over again - LOL

2010: Unemployed Shanny and 55 yr old Donovan
2009: Fat Albert
2008: Dancing with the Stars Taylor
2005: Joe gibbs with the 1800 playbook
2000: Deion and Bruce
1999: Brad Johnson

Posted by: kedavis | April 6, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Gotta give Dan Snyder credit.
He pisses his fan base off so bad between October (September last season) and January that he needs Obama's security, but ... between March and August, he made a splashy free agent move or trade or new coach of the next 2 years to get them happy and optimistic. Be4 they repeat the pattern I just cited.

And as dumb sportswise as most are, they cannot see the pattern over and over again - LOL

2010: Unemployed Shanny and 55 yr old Donovan
2009: Fat Albert
2008: Dancing with the Stars Taylor
2005: Joe gibbs with the 1800 playbook
2000: Deion and Bruce
1999: Brad Johnson

Posted by: kedavis | April 6, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

on the bright side... Now we don't have to worry about jimmy clausen being on our team.

Posted by: gpoi | April 6, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Uh, I don't think so! Number 5 should not be given to McNabb!!! That number will always belong to Shuler!

Posted by: HAWK7 | April 6, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

There's no longer any need to watch Sit-Coms on TV. Just follow the management of the Redskins and you'll be continually rolling on the floor, howling w/ laughter.

Posted by: randysbailin | April 6, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm an Eagles fan, one who has always been a fan of McNabb. This guy is all class. Many Philly fans i'm sorry to say can't regonize a class act when they see one. I think Redskin fans are going to love McNabb by the end of next year. He still has alot left. He still can run and move around really well in the pocket. He has NEVER had a major injury on his throwing arm, he can still throw the ball harder then 90% of the QBs in the NFL. I beleive we never won a superbowl in Philly with him because we didn't use him right. Shanahan is the perfect coach for him. We never ran the ball enough him, and when we did run the ball we were VERY successful. McNabb isn't the most accurate QB, which is why running the ball will be important, but I still think he is one of the best in football. He has 5 years left of playing at a high level. He works hard to stay in shape and his arm strength has shown NO signs of decline. Don't think about winning the bowl this year, but if you guys add the peaces over the next 2-3 years he is able. When you guys aren't playing the Eagles I will be cheering McNabb on. I would like to see what he can do under a coach who will understand how to use him right and keep him healthy with a good running game. One position you don't need to worry about for 4-5 years is QB.

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Posted by: itkonlyyouqq | April 6, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

I think DM may surprise people with how much he has left. He is a class act, as is Jason, that deserves much better than the BS the philly fans have given him.

Posted by: DrWho2 | April 6, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

The Skins aren't very good and either is DM. Is he better than JCampbell I hope so.
But what does this mean? A slight upgrade?
Certainly doesn't help them win a division crown or a playoff spot.

Posted by: FMC651 | April 6, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

A slight upgrade? Another wannabe GM who isn't a GM because he can't rate talent. DMac, alone, is not the solution to the problem. But to call him a slight upgrade to Soup is a statement of ignorance. DMac brings experience in reading defenses and command of the field, two things Soup could never grasp. Many here have claimed DMac would only have produced 4 or 5 more wins than Soup. Well, I for one would have taken squeaking into the playoffs, rather than finishing at the bottom and being the laughing stalk for failing to beat Detroit... Detroit for Christ sake! Soup couldn't even beat Detroit!

Now, hopefully, the O-line will get upgraded. If not, we may end up with sh_t in our lap again. Oh, the agony of it all.

Posted by: dmr0834 | April 7, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

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