Donovan McNabb Thinks Nick Foles Should be Ready to be Treated Like Donovan McNabb

McNabb not getting booed and yelling about it.

During a recent roundtable discussion on Fox Sports 1 — which proves the point that if a TV channel shouts, but no one watches it, it still makes a noise — Donovan McNabb had some advice for Nick Foles. First, of this coming year, McNabb said:

“I’m just a little worried if he can do it for a full season,. I’m just worried about that aspect, not so much of his health, but can you be consistent like what we saw last year? We’ve seen so many quarterbacks give us one year of greatness, and then all of a sudden they can’t live up to the expectations. I’m not saying he can’t do that in that offense, but I think expectations are a little bit too high for Nick Foles.”

We really all want to believe in Nick Foles here, and while his one year of greatness was in fact great, it was still only one year. Many QBs have gotten huge contracts off of one great year (or even one pretty good game, Matt Flynn), but there will be a lot of pressure on Foles to do well this year. Here is where McNabb is not wrong. He continued, according to Philly Mag:

“‘When you’re in command of an offense like that, the confidence is so high going into this offseason about Nick Foles, instead of the offense. Guys remember that. Guys have that in mind going into workouts, and they’re hearing so much about the quarterback. But for Nick Foles, he’s never truly been a guy where the focus is on him. In Philadelphia, the focus is on the quarterback. If he can’t do the same things he did in that first season, it’s gonna be tough.’

After host Joel Klatt jokingly asked McNabb how he would know, the former Eagles quarterback said: ‘Yeah, I know. Just be ready for the boos.'”

This is where, even if number five will always love us, he still pisses us off. At least he (kind of) admits that he was booed because he didn’t perform. But he’s still salty about it. You can tell. Fans have booed pro athletes on their own teams for many reasons, but the most frequent one is when they are expressing their displeasure when said player was doing poorly. Donovan was only really booed when he threw a horrible interception, or hurled a 3rd down pass at someone’s shoelaces, or forgot that NFL games could end in a tie. Those are all very boo-able offenses. Fans aren’t cheerleaders, and if they think you suck, they will let you know. Donovan should have accepted that as fact and gotten used to it a long time ago. And if Foles does those things, yes, he will probably be booed. But those boos aren’t expressions of “get out of here we don’t want you on our team,” they’re saying “hey, we don’t like that you just did something that helped the other team, don’t do that again.” It’s a perfectly reasonable expression of disappointment from a feverishly loyal fan base. And wouldn’t you rather be booed a little bit in a packed stadium than play in front of a half-full, half-interested crowd like the ones at Citizens Bank Park? I’ll answer that for everyone, because that answer is yes.

People will always remember McNabb getting booed at the draft. That day is its own monster. But enough years have passed that, on a national scale, no one really knows or cares about the times McNabb was booed by Eagles fans. And everyone would probably move on, if McNabb would stop bringing it up.

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  • People That Should Just Shut The Fuck Up July 28, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Donovan McNabb
    Stephen A. Smith
    Ryan Howard

    • The official Levi from Overbrook Park July 28, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Mike Missanelli
      Howard Eskin
      Skip Bayless

    • People That Should Just Shut The Fuck Up July 28, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Levi from Overbrook
      Jeff from Camden
      Lee from Allentown

      • Addition to the list July 28, 2014 at 11:52 am

        Add Michelle Beadle to the list of people who should STFU. SAS is an idiot but she tweeted stuff like she was worried what will happen to her if she wore a miniskirt and Smith never said anything like that at all. She just loves that spotlight.

        • Ummm July 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm

          They are both idiots….but I wouldn’t mind sticking my face up Beadle’s miniskirt.

      • Magnum TA July 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm

        John from the Northeast
        Kenny from the Dirty 30
        Angry Al

        • Nikita Koloff July 28, 2014 at 12:14 pm

          Sean Brace
          Arthur from the Turnpike
          Chris Berman

    • Hipster fag July 28, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Add ol hipster jim to that list and it might be perfect

  • Will 5 still love me tomorrow July 28, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Hey Philadelphia, how you doing

  • The official Levi from Overbrook Park July 28, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Eagles 2014 Schedule

    Jacksonville – Win
    @ Indianapolis – Loss
    Washington – Win
    @ San Francisco – Loss
    St. Louis – Win
    NY Giants – Win
    @ Arizona – Loss
    @ Houston – Win
    Carolina – Win
    @ Green Bay – Loss
    Tennessee – Win
    @ Dallas – Win
    Seattle – Loss
    Dallas – Easy blowout Win
    @ Washington – loss
    @ NY Giants – Win

    10 – 6 with another division title,and this time around,they finally get a home playoff win.

    Your thoughts.

    • Change the Mentality July 28, 2014 at 11:55 am

      I think you’re right on this one. Not sure about the home playoff win though. Too many variables to consider

  • UglyFox29TrafficSlut July 28, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I really wish Choky McPuke would die in some horrible, extremely painful way so we never have to hear from him again.

  • Change the Mentality July 28, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Do we ever wonder if our booing is now starting to impact the performances of our teams during home games? This new generation of players are much more sensitive than the players of generations past. The Phils play in a half empty stadium and have the 2nd worst home record in baseball. The Eagles have won 6 home games in their last 17, including 10 straight. We all want to rip Donovan for reminding people that he was booed when he played here. We also got on players like Rollins and D-Jack when they asked for the fans to cheer us and not boo us. But maybe there is some truth to that.

    I’m as disappointed as everyone else to know that Philly has one championship to their name since the 1983 Sixers. But maybe in 2014, the approach from the fan base needs to change. the Bank, the Linc, and the Well are not fortresses where opposing teams are scared to come in here and try to win. Maybe we can work on creating that atmosphere in our buildings and that could do a lot of good for our teams going forward.

    I know what I’m writing here will not be popular (it hasn’t been with my own friends), but if Philly is ever going to snap this losing trend, maybe we as fans can start that journey to a place where Boston, LA and Chicago have been hanging out at for the better part of 15 years.

    • Francis albert July 28, 2014 at 11:57 am

      …add change the mentality to the aforementioned stfu list

      • People That Should Just Shut The Fuck Up July 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm

        I could not give less of a fuck if our booing; when you are not performing; and you are making 25 MILLION dollars a year; and yu ask if we would like to change places with you; hurts your feelings.

        Punctuation in honor of Jim, who was apparently absent the day they taught the use of commas in 2nd grade.

        Also, add Buzz Bissinger to the list.

    • Jaws Here July 28, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      They make millions and millions of dollars. You could sit in my cubicle and not only boo me but call me a fat fuck waste of life all day everyday and if I made what howard made I would still be smiling when I left work.

      • Nikita Koloff July 28, 2014 at 12:15 pm


        Also, ad Ron Jaworski to the STFU list.

        • Nikita Koloff July 28, 2014 at 12:16 pm

          I know, I should have used 2 d’s, before the grammar police show up.

    • UglyFox29TrafficSlut July 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      You might be the biggest fucking pussy I’ve ever come across. Please kill yourself.

    • Rob July 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

      As was proven with the 2008 -2011 Phillies bandwagon riders, winning creates fan hysteria, if not loyalty. It doesn’t work the other way around in any town.

  • Francis albert July 28, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    People rip McNabb BC of his overall attitude…his I’m a victim cry…its not just BC he talks about being booed at the draft EVERY chance he can…man up…grab ur nuts.

  • Andy Schreiber July 28, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    He just needs to stop already. It is as if he has learned nothing since his playing days.

    As for being treated like McNabb, I guess that means that Nick Foles should expect to see thousands of Nick Foles #9 Eagles jerseys all over the place, fans that expect him & his team to succeed, and packed games at home & on the road. Oh, and a big money contract or two.

    Pretty sure Foles would happily sign up for all of that.

    Must be a big day for high profile Philly pro athletes to think they have it pretty tough & that the average Joe would not want to trade places with them (i.e. Ryan Howard & MacNabb).

  • AL Tru July 28, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    went to the Phils game Sat nite….winning 4-1 and still got booed.
    Eagles parking $35 ? Fuck Lurie. scrap them energy windmills.
    Mcnabb is now the Blacc Joe ” back when I played ” Theisman STFU
    Foles is the love child of Napoleon Dynomite and Joe Montana.

  • Andy Schreiber July 28, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Oh, and Papelbon actually went up a notch or two when he talked about liking it when we boo him and understanding why we boo.

    THAT is the way to view/handle that subject. McNabb could learn something from Cinco Ocho.

  • UglyFox29TrafficSlut July 28, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Add Sal Pal to the STFU list. Is there a bigger know-nothing douchebag in that profession?

  • Nicky Montana July 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Add these 3 names to the shut the fuck up list:
    Sean Brace
    Sean Brace
    Sean Fucking Brace

    But on a serious note, have you guys heard how big my cock is?!?! They call me Nick the Dick around the locker room.

  • Get over it already July 28, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    McNabb seriously hasn’t gotten over the draft day thing? They were booing the fact that we didn’t pick Ricky Williams. Also, why the hell is he getting so worked up over being booed by a grown man in face paint and shoulder pads?

  • Anthony Gargano's Fake Laugh July 28, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    3 to STFU
    “The King”
    “The Cuz”
    “The Prof”

  • cous big hairy butt July 28, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    lmao-add to stfu list
    jaws, cous, big jackoff daddy, shit breath rhea, josh inness, sal pal, macnow, jon, sean, sagging neck mikey miss, jim jackson, wtf is that clown doing on baseball, any jackoff that has ever bought a ticket to a big daddy show

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