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McNabb's agent, Fletcher N. Smith, on the trade

We caught up with Donovan McNabb's agent, Fletcher N. Smith, shortly before he boarded a flight to travel to Redskins Park for Tuesday's news conference. With many questions and little time before the plane's door closed, here's our (quick) question-and-answer session with Smith:

Q: Is the report accurate that McNabb engineered the trade by refusing to engage in extension talks with other teams?

A: Well, the outcome was the desired outcome. Donovan has a lot of respect for the other teams involved in the process, and I won't reveal them for many reasons, but when we sat down and reviewed all the opportunities, we believed Washington provided the best one because of the offense [Coach Mike Shanahan] had in Denver, his relationship with John Elway and the Super Bowls. It just made the most sense for Donovan, at this stage of his career, to be with a coach like Mike Shanahan.

Q: Speaking of an extension, when will McNabb's extension be announced?

A: I don't know if it will happen, but I would say I'm hopeful or optimistic that a deal will get done. Usually when you have a trade of this magnitude, teams want to get an extension done because of the commitment they've made to acquire the player. The trade was just consummated, and my first goal was to make sure the trade happened, so that's where my focus has been. Donovan's desire was to play for the Washington Redskins, that's happened, and he's very happy it happened. The next step would be to see about that [a contract extension], so we'll see.

Q: How long had the Redskins and Eagles been in trade talks?

A: All I'll say is that the Redskins were one of the teams in the process, and the process has been going on for some time. In the end, the process could not have played out any better for Donovan.

Q: Why did Philadelphia Eagles fans never really embraced Donovan?

A: I don't know. I think it's been well documented they wanted someone to win a Super Bowl, and I think that was their No. 1 motivating factor. But your asking me to get into the psyche of the Philadelphia sports fan and that's something that's difficult for me to do.

Q: Does McNabb want "revenge" against the Eagles for how he was treated?

A: He's ready. He's ready to go. He's absolutely happy with how things turned out.

By Jason Reid  |  April 5, 2010; 6:59 PM ET
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Comments

First...and last.

Posted by: duh2mag | April 5, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Is there any validity to the rumor we might swap first rounders with denver for Brandon Marshall. If so, I say draft spiller with that pick and sign Levi and Flozell. You know what?! Go ahead and sign T.O. and Brian Westbrook to one year deals. Swallow the puke coming up the back of your throats for one more year cause NEXT year we'll really take a tackle... pinky swear.

Posted by: hokiesmokie | April 5, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh, since his agent is happy he was traded to a team with a history of overpaying then everything is gonna be ok

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Bad news for Campbell - he has competition. Bulger has been released and is free for the taking. He'll eliminate one team thought to be considering Campbell - most likely the Carolina Panthers.

Posted by: coparker5 | April 5, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

The longer term deal better be in place, at least in 'handshake' form.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 5, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

My only concern is that acquiring an aging qb and losing draft picks might make things tough for the coach who replaces Coach Shanahan in two years.

Posted by: mack1 | April 5, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

"Your Head of the Duke Flambe', Sir, wrapped in Hickory Bacon, Fowls De Rigeur, and served with Blue Whine..."

Posted by: frak | April 5, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

since when did 33 become oldfor a qb? Favre 40, 40 - 33 = 7. This guy could have 7 years left. Half of that is 3.5 yrs

DM5 will b a UFA next year until further notice

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 5, 2010

Favre and Warner are the exception and not the rule.

Posted by: dcwun | April 5, 2010 5:42 PM |

Yea gotta disagree with that. 7 of the 12 postseason qb's this past year were 30+.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 5, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Could there be a sign and trade deal in the works with the Rams??? They get McNabb and Haynesworth and we get Bradford and Carriker???

Posted by: coparker5 | April 5, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Wow. I learned absolutely nothing from that interview.

Posted by: heyjoe728 | April 5, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Lions Look Set to Draft DT After Trade for Rob Sims
By Chris Burke
4/05/2010 6:30 PM ET
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Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 5, 2010 7:08 PM

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It only makes sense. Again the Lions will have a better chance of finding a starter on O-line at #34 than a defensive starter at #34. Not every bit of news is misdirection.

I am scared the Lions know how bad we need him and will threaten to take him to try and squeeze out a trade for picks. If they do take him, I'd be happy with Trent or Bryan. The Lions would be stupid to not address their biggest need just to spite others!

Bloggers saying the Lions will draft Okung, it's a win/win situation. If they do, then the Bloggers are right. If they are wrong Okung fallz to us!

Posted by: Vicc | April 5, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Chronology of conspiracy theory behind McNabb trade.

1. McNabb unhappy that Eagles do no give him contract extension.

2. Shanahan hiring by Skins imminent.

3. Third party converstions are held.

4. McNabb tanks in Eagles final two games of 2009 which are blowout losses to Dallas.

5. Eagles FO reaches tipping point, decides to trade McNabb.

6. Deal is arranged with Oakland but McNabb tells Eagles FO that he will retire if he is sent to Oakland.

7. McNabb is traded to Skins. Eagles FO pulls the trigger because (a) they think McNabb is done, (b) they think that sending him to another team in the division is no big deal since the team getting him was 4-12 in 2009 and (c) the Skins made the Eagles the best offer for McNabb.

Posted by: FourthAndOne | April 5, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Yea gotta disagree with that. 7 of the 12 postseason qb's this past year were 30+.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 5, 2010 7:30 PM |

scamp,

You can't use facts with these people.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 5, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

"But your asking me to get into the psyche of the Philadelphia sports fan and that's something that's difficult for me to do."
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Hmmm maybe that's because they're as dumb as a box of rocks.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 5, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Yea gotta disagree with that. 7 of the 12 postseason qb's this past year were 30+.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 5, 2010 7:30 PM |

Including the 2 QB's that played in the SB..

To quote JayZ "30 is the new 20"

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 5, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

My only concern is that acquiring an aging qb and losing draft picks might make things tough for the coach who replaces Coach Shanahan in two years.

Posted by: mack1 | April 5, 2010 7:27 PM


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Clever. So you don't like the trade.

Shanahan alone could have led last years team to a better record than 4-12. You think we are worse off with McNabb at QB?

Shanny's only gone if we get worse...you do know that right?

Posted by: Vicc | April 5, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Yea gotta disagree with that. 7 of the 12 postseason qb's this past year were 30+.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 5, 2010 7:30 PM |

scamp,

You can't use facts with these people.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 5, 2010 7:46 PM |

I know, just like Liberals. facts are lost on emotional people.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 5, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Could there be a sign and trade deal in the works with the Rams??? They get McNabb and Haynesworth and we get Bradford and Carriker???

Posted by: coparker5 | April 5, 2010 7:36 PM
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if true, Dan Snyder wins most covert NFL Owner of the Year award, being that he is now selling McNabb # 5 jerseys on Redskins.com.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 5, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Lions Look Set to Draft DT After Trade for Rob Sims
By Chris Burke
4/05/2010 6:30 PM ET
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Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 5, 2010 7:08 PM

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It only makes sense. Again the Lions will have a better chance of finding a starter on O-line at #34 than a defensive starter at #34. Not every bit of news is misdirection.

I am scared the Lions know how bad we need him and will threaten to take him to try and squeeze out a trade for picks. If they do take him, I'd be happy with Trent or Bryan. The Lions would be stupid to not address their biggest need just to spite others!

Bloggers saying the Lions will draft Okung, it's a win/win situation. If they do, then the Bloggers are right. If they are wrong Okung fallz to us!

Posted by: Vicc

If I'm DET, I call Shanahan tomorrow and tell him I'm heavily leaning towards picking Okung at #2 to protect my investment in Stafford, but am OK at #4 because I have DL needs as well. I want Shanny's #4 overall and a second round next year (too bad that 3rd rounder is already gone).

Its pretty clear that the Skins play needs to be OT. Not sure how the 2nd best OT on the board compares to Okung. But with the trade for McNabb, DET knows Shanahan isn't picking a QB. Shanahan gave up that leverage.

If the Skins pay, they get Okung and DET gets Suh or McCoy. If the Skins decline, DET gets to protect Bradford better or still go DL.

That extra pick we trade away to lock in Okung could be because the McNabb trade tipped our hand.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 5, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Chronology of conspiracy theory behind McNabb trade.

1. McNabb unhappy that Eagles do no give him contract extension.

2. Shanahan hiring by Skins imminent.

3. Third party converstions are held.

4. McNabb tanks in Eagles final two games of 2009 which are blowout losses to Dallas.

5. Eagles FO reaches tipping point, decides to trade McNabb.

6. Deal is arranged with Oakland but McNabb tells Eagles FO that he will retire if he is sent to Oakland.

7. McNabb is traded to Skins. Eagles FO pulls the trigger because (a) they think McNabb is done, (b) they think that sending him to another team in the division is no big deal since the team getting him was 4-12 in 2009 and (c) the Skins made the Eagles the best offer for McNabb.

Posted by: FourthAndOne | April 5, 2010 7:41 PM
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8. and JC agrees to be a crap quarterback ...

Wow..Its true.. there is a conspiracy here.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 5, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Campbell is going to land on his feet as a starter for either Carolina or Jacksonville who have playoff aspirations and good lines. No way he'll accept a trade to either Oakland or Buffalo to be beaten up like he was in Washington. Although the trade was an upgrade for the Skins, I feel truly sorry that a class guy like Campbell that never had a chance to develop in one offensive system behind a decent offensive line.

The last two years with Zorn as head coach probably set him back at least 2-3 years in his career. With a good head coach AND a strong O-Line, he'll likely be successful elsewhere. He'll never be the player that McNabb has been in Philly, but he'll prove to be a good starter with another team.

Posted by: wizfan89 | April 5, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

If not OL at #4, we seriously need to take a look at McClain.

If he falls to tha Vagiants, they will hand Goodell their pick within 10 seconds.

Posted by: Vicc | April 5, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

h, since his agent is happy he was traded to a team with a history of overpaying then everything is gonna be ok

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

OH SHUT UP already...so tired of this negativity on this blog....People whine and complain about every move skins make or don't make....

this goes out to ALL the negative Skin bashing negative so called "FANS"

Get over yourselves already...you Don't know anything about running a team, organization, or anything in pro football...all you know is what you read and when you watch a game...

So stop disecting every single move the Skins make and trying to see what's bad about....FOR CRYING OUT LOUD....

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Campbell is going to land on his feet as a starter for either Carolina or Jacksonville who have playoff aspirations and good lines. No way he'll accept a trade to either Oakland or Buffalo to be beaten up like he was in Washington. Although the trade was an upgrade for the Skins, I feel truly sorry that a class guy like Campbell that never had a chance to develop in one offensive system behind a decent offensive line.

The last two years with Zorn as head coach probably set him back at least 2-3 years in his career. With a good head coach AND a strong O-Line, he'll likely be successful elsewhere. He'll never be the player that McNabb has been in Philly, but he'll prove to be a good starter with another team.

Posted by: wizfan89 | April 5, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

LOL people on here act like JC is a young rookie and has not had chances to prove himself.

I see a QB who has had more chances then any player at any position I can remember.....His career is half over but yet people still talk as if he needs to be groomed like a rookie....

this guy has had more excuses given to him about his play maybe more than any one in NFL history...

He sux he is NO LONGER the QB in Washington...get over it!

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Redskins do not need to go up to 2 to get Okung. A) DET is not going to take him, and B) If they do, Redskins can get Trent Williams at 4.

BA will laugh in Mayhew's face if he trys to run some ish like that.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 5, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Adding to the JC experience.....the fact people say JC never had a line or stayed in the same offense long enough...I say BS!!

Campbell sux period....slow throwing...olds the ball too long.....i have been watching JC clips for days off and on...and I will say this...the guy did have protection. I saw so many plays where he had 4 seconds to throw standing there....and he can't make a desion...how can a guy be labeled that he holds the ball too long bu all the experts and not have time? So the fact he..he has had time..he just sux

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

since when did 33 become oldfor a qb? Favre 40, 40 - 33 = 7. This guy could have 7 years left. Half of that is 3.5 yrs

DM5 will b a UFA next year until further notice

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 5, 2010

Favre and Warner are the exception and not the rule.

Posted by: dcwun | April 5, 2010 5:42 PM |

Yea gotta disagree with that. 7 of the 12 postseason qb's this past year were 30+.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 5, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

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wasn't Elway 35 when Shanny came to town, and didn't he win TWO SBs after that?

Just wondering.

Posted by: Ireland2 | April 5, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

The draft will see more defensive players taken in the first round than offensive players, so if the Lions want to pass on filling a need on defense at #2 good luck finding defensive help at #34.

Posted by: Vicc | April 5, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Chronology of conspiracy theory behind McNabb trade.

1. McNabb unhappy that Eagles do no give him contract extension.

2. Shanahan hiring by Skins imminent.

3. Third party converstions are held.

4. McNabb tanks in Eagles final two games of 2009 which are blowout losses to Dallas.

5. Eagles FO reaches tipping point, decides to trade McNabb.

6. Deal is arranged with Oakland but McNabb tells Eagles FO that he will retire if he is sent to Oakland.

7. McNabb is traded to Skins. Eagles FO pulls the trigger because (a) they think McNabb is done, (b) they think that sending him to another team in the division is no big deal since the team getting him was 4-12 in 2009 and (c) the Skins made the Eagles the best offer for McNabb.

Posted by: FourthAndOne | April 5, 2010 7:41 PM

Amazing Forth. You told us something that no one knew. Keeping updating us on any new developments.

Posted by: TheJury | April 5, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

oh i cant wait until you put what d hall thinks about this. im surprised j reid hasnt posted that scrubs feelings yet.

Posted by: BMACattack | April 5, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Chronology of conspiracy theory behind McNabb trade.

1. McNabb unhappy that Eagles do no give him contract extension.

2. Shanahan hiring by Skins imminent.

3. Third party converstions are held.

4. McNabb tanks in Eagles final two games of 2009 which are blowout losses to Dallas.

5. Eagles FO reaches tipping point, decides to trade McNabb.

6. Deal is arranged with Oakland but McNabb tells Eagles FO that he will retire if he is sent to Oakland.

7. McNabb is traded to Skins. Eagles FO pulls the trigger because (a) they think McNabb is done, (b) they think that sending him to another team in the division is no big deal since the team getting him was 4-12 in 2009 and (c) the Skins made the Eagles the best offer for McNabb.

Posted by: FourthAndOne | April 5, 2010 7:41 PM


Amazing Fourth. You told us something that no one knew. Keeping updating us on any new developments.

Posted by: TheJury | April 5, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Late 1st and the second round more rbs, o-linemen, and wrs will get drafted than defensive players, so go ahead Detroit and essentially draft against yourself. We'll still get our left tackle.

Posted by: Vicc | April 5, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

wasn't Elway 35 when Shanny came to town, and didn't he win TWO SBs after that?

Just wondering.

Posted by: Ireland2 | April 5, 2010 8:29 PM |

Yea pretty sure he was 37 and 38.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 5, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Detroit's QB is Stafford, not Bradford. You do not trade up for Okung. He either falls to us, we trade down for more picks or take Trent Williams/Bulaga. Whoever they like better. Really not that difficult a concept to grasp.

Posted by: Rahtard | April 5, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

If I'm DET, I call Shanahan tomorrow and tell him I'm heavily leaning towards picking Okung at #2 to protect my investment in Stafford, but am OK at #4 because I have DL needs as well. I want Shanny's #4 overall and a second round next year (too bad that 3rd rounder is already gone).

++++

And I'd tell Detroit to go ahead and take Okung if they think it's the best move, we'll just take Bulaga instead, and then gently hang up the phone.


Then see if they do it or not...

Posted by: edvar | April 5, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

wasn't Elway 35 when Shanny came to town, and didn't he win TWO SBs after that?

Just wondering.

Posted by: Ireland2 | April 5, 2010 8:29 PM |

Yea pretty sure he was 37 and 38.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 5, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Elway was 34 when Shanny got to Denver as HC...though he was there as QBs coach a few years before correct?

Scamp is right ...he was 37 and 38 when he won the 2 super bowls. So he was with Shanny as HC 3 years before the titles...but then did com close the years before.... if my memory serves....The Jags and Brunell upset them in their first trip to the playoffs and Denver was #1 seed

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

How can ya not like this trade??? it is just flat out FUN!!!!!

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

since when did 33 become oldfor a qb? Favre 40, 40 - 33 = 7. This guy could have 7 years left. Half of that is 3.5 yrs

DM5 will b a UFA next year until further notice

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 5, 2010

Favre and Warner are the exception and not the rule.

Posted by: dcwun | April 5, 2010 5:42 PM |

Yea gotta disagree with that. 7 of the 12 postseason qb's this past year were 30+.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 5, 2010

And all of them were with there current teams for a few years outside of Favre. Again, exception and not the rule.

Posted by: dcwun | April 5, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

If I'm DET, I call Shanahan tomorrow and tell him I'm heavily leaning towards picking Okung at #2 to protect my investment in Stafford, but am OK at #4 because I have DL needs as well. I want Shanny's #4 overall and a second round next year (too bad that 3rd rounder is already gone).


Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 5, 2010 7:59 PM

And the next day your boss fires your for incompetence. This is why Detroit is Detroit.

Posted by: League-Source | April 5, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Sign Flozell and put him on the right side, he and BMW would be devastating in the run game, 800 pounds of human being coming at ya! Draft okung and worry about finding the young RB and QB next year.

Posted by: zjfr2 |

Never EVER sign an ex-Cowboy. Period.

Posted by: TheCork | April 5, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Sign Flozell and put him on the right side, he and BMW would be devastating in the run game, 800 pounds of human being coming at ya! Draft okung and worry about finding the young RB and QB next year.

Posted by: zjfr2 |

Never EVER sign an ex-Cowboy. Period.

Posted by: TheCork | April 5, 2010 9:12 PM

Do you see where we are headed? Folks calling for other washed up players to take up roster space.

Posted by: dcwun | April 5, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

How can ya not like this trade??? it is just flat out FUN!!!!!

Posted by: leevi98

You mean like other trades and FA pickups like Deion and Bruce and Brunell and Duckett, and Archuletta and Jason Taylor and them Florida QBs and...

Posted by: TheCork | April 5, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

i have been watching JC clips for days ...Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 8:27 PM

really? this is what you've been doing for days? hahahahaha, GET A LIFE, man!

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 5, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 5, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

How can ya not like this trade??? it is just flat out FUN!!!!!

Posted by: leevi98

That's the difference between our Skins and other successful organizations. Others draft to win for years to come. We make moves to win for next year.

Posted by: dcwun | April 5, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

since when did 33 become oldfor a qb? Favre 40, 40 - 33 = 7. This guy could have 7 years left. Half of that is 3.5 yrs

DM5 will b a UFA next year until further notice

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 5, 2010

Favre and Warner are the exception and not the rule.

Posted by: dcwun | April 5, 2010 5:42 PM |

Yea gotta disagree with that. 7 of the 12 postseason qb's this past year were 30+.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 5, 2010

And all of them were with there current teams for a few years outside of Favre. Again, exception and not the rule.

Posted by: dcwun | April 5, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse


"aging QB" so at 33 he is too old....

Let's take a history look shall we?

Here are the ages of the QBs who have won a super bowl at the age of 30 and over...these are just the winners...

(not even counting QBs like Joe Theismann who lost a super bowl at age 34 or the countless NFC/AFC Championship games which featured over 30 QBs like Brett Favre, Steve Deburg, Jim Kelly and Warner who lost the SB at age 37)

Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers - 33
Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers - 34
Len Dawson, Kansas City Chiefs - 34
Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts - 37
Ken Stabler, Oakland Raiders - 31
Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys - 35
Terry Bradshaw, Steelers - 30
Terry Bradshaw, Steelers - 31
Jim Plunkett, Oakland Raiders - 33
Joe Theismann, Redskins - 33
Jim Plunkett, Raiders - 36
Phil Simms, New York Giants - 32
Doug Williams, Redskins - 32
Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers - 32
Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers - 33
Mark Rypien, Redskins - 30
Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers - 33
John Elway, Denver Broncos - 37
John Elway, Denver Broncos - 38
Brad Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 34
Drew Brees, NO Saints - 31

POINT IS???? McNabb is NOT washed up and too old.

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse


Russell Okung's hero is former guard Conrad Dobler, once voted the dirtiest player in football. Okung said so on Total Access...

Posted by: TheCork | April 5, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

OH SHUT UP already...so tired of this negativity on this blog....People whine and complain about every move skins make or don't make....

this goes out to ALL the negative Skin bashing negative so called "FANS"

Get over yourselves already...you Don't know anything about running a team, organization, or anything in pro football...all you know is what you read and when you watch a game...

So stop disecting every single move the Skins make and trying to see what's bad about....FOR CRYING OUT LOUD....

Posted by: leevi98
First I was making fun of the post not hte skins

Second did you read my posts today I haven't bashed this move at all

Third you are so different then everybody else you do know how to run an organization?

Fourth then you go on to bash JC two posts down so how about stop whining you little hypocrite

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

okung beeps

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 5, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

How can ya not like this trade??? it is just flat out FUN!!!!!

Posted by: leevi98

You mean like other trades and FA pickups like Deion and Bruce and Brunell and Duckett, and Archuletta and Jason Taylor and them Florida QBs and...

Posted by: TheCork | April 5, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Your right cork....Because other people in a different FO structure in the past messed up and made bad choices in the amount that was paid to the players vs actual worth of production.

point taken over and over again for years now.

So maybe your right. The new structure of people who happen to be true football guys who do know do it should do nothing to better the team because of past mistakes made by other people.

Bottom line...get over it....give the new FO and coach a chance to work for a few seasons before you cut their throats.

HAIL!

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: leevi98

I get that. Besides Doug Williams, all were with their teams for a few years. None were traded and made a run the following year.

Philly knows McNabb better than anyone. As smart as that organization has been, do you really think they would trade him to a division rival if he had anything left? C'mon!

Posted by: dcwun | April 5, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

There's a lot of Snyders-at-it-again whining in these posts (understandable considering how traumatized 'Skins fans are by the hell this pud has put us through for the last 10 years), but I think thats off-base -- this is way to bold (maybe even smart) a move to be considered Snyderatto-esk (which was mostly about overpaying free agents with no coherent plan),this actually has a chance of working out ok (or better) so this is pretty obviously ShannAllen's work ... Of course, it ALSO has potential to blow up in the 'Skins faces ,especially if they fail to get him signed to a reasonable extension , it would be a serious set-back to the team, giving up 2nd & 3rd picks, if he just skipped-away after 1 season .... But turn those frowns upside down ,I have far greater confidence that ShannAllen know what theye're doing than could EVER have had with Snyderatto *(and if this is really where McNabb wanted to be anyway, then hopefully that bodes well for getting an extension done) ..

Posted by: RoidRage | April 5, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

That's the difference between our Skins and other successful organizations. Others draft to win for years to come. We make moves to win for next year.

Posted by: dcwun | April 5, 2010 9:20 PM

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I'm pretty sure other organizations are successful because of their QB play. How was Arizona doing before Warner?

Teams that win consistently have a consistent QB. If you look at our playoff years 2005 and 2007 this decade, you will find that QB play was the difference. Brunell had one of his best years as a pro in 05 and Collins played lights out in 07.

Posted by: Vicc | April 5, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure other organizations are successful because of their QB play. How was Arizona doing before Warner?

Teams that win consistently have a consistent QB. If you look at our playoff years 2005 and 2007 this decade, you will find that QB play was the difference. Brunell had one of his best years as a pro in 05 and Collins played lights out in 07.

Posted by: Vicc

The 2 Pro Bowl WR had a lot to do with that too. They made PBs even when Matt Leinhart was the QB.

I hope I'm wrong about this. They better get someone to protect him though.

Posted by: dcwun | April 5, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

OH SHUT UP already...so tired of this negativity on this blog....People whine and complain about every move skins make or don't make....

this goes out to ALL the negative Skin bashing negative so called "FANS"

Get over yourselves already...you Don't know anything about running a team, organization, or anything in pro football...all you know is what you read and when you watch a game...

So stop disecting every single move the Skins make and trying to see what's bad about....FOR CRYING OUT LOUD....

Posted by: leevi98
First I was making fun of the post not hte skins

Second did you read my posts today I haven't bashed this move at all

Third you are so different then everybody else you do know how to run an organization?

Fourth then you go on to bash JC two posts down so how about stop whining you little hypocrite

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

i was not bashing the team or the FO and Shanny...i was bashing JC the player and obviously the team and organization of the Redskins concur LOL

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Never EVER sign an ex-Cowboy. Period.

Posted by: TheCork | April 5, 2010 9:12 PM

Here. Here. Here (best British accent).

Posted by: smokeybear2 | April 5, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Hell-No To Slozell !! BTW, F-Dallas!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | April 5, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

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