Posts for Donovan McNabb

Terrell Owens Fires Back at Donovan McNabb

Russ Joy - January 22, 2020

You knew T.O. wouldn’t let Donovan McNabb’s comments blaming him for the ugly divorce between the Eagles and Owen go unanswered. Owens came out swinging:

Okay, this is fine. The all-caps CHUNKY SOUP made me laugh and we’ve all heard about McNabb having campaigned for a new deal for Brian Westbrook to decision makers in the Eagles organization. Then this happened:

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Lane Johnson Followed Up On His Snake Tweet at Donovan McNabb Last Night

Bob Wankel - April 22, 2019

Dropping the snake emoji on Twitter would have been enough for Lane Johnson to beat Donovan McNabb at the point of attack, but Johnson then jumped on 94WIP with Paul Jolovitz last night to fully pancake the Eagles former franchise quarterback. Johnson, if you haven’t heard, is upset over what he perceives to be McNabb’s unnecessary criticism of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, which includes this assessment:

I think personally if he can’t get out of the second round in the next two, maybe three years. Really two years to be honest with you, if they can’t get out of the second round, they should look to possibly draft another quarterback because you just don’t know about his durability.

You can read Johnson’s extended response here, but this is the gist, courtesy of WIP’s Eliot Shorr Parks:

This is what I meant — every training camp we have all of these ex-players come and shake our hands, wish us good luck. Then, they just go out and just talk hate. I feel there is a lot of envy, jealously, and I see a lot of fakery. It isn’t just me — a lot of other teammates see it too. You would think the best quarterback in franchise history would try to build up a young man that looks up to him instead of always criticizing him, critiquing him and wishing he would fail so he could be the missing link and feel better himself.

Typically, I’d brush a story like this aside. After all, McNabb isn’t employed by the Eagles and he’s not required to wave pom-poms for his former team. Plus, why should Lane Johnson, or anyone, really, care about what McNabb has to say at this point?

BUT.

This isn’t the first time an obviously bitter McNabb has made a comment that has a “Hey, everyone. I used to matter!” vibe about it, and this does feel driven by what seems like some periodic need of his to be part of the Philly sports news cycle and have people pay attention to him, as we can see by his response to Johnson’s radio spot:

An awkward misfire? So on-brand.

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It Would Now Appear That Donovan McNabb’s Twitter Has Been Hacked

Kyle Scott - August 6, 2015

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Or he just can’t stop hitting that share button.

Donovan Mcnabb Was Arrested for DUI, Again

Kyle Scott - July 7, 2015

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Gilbert, Arizona police statement, via Deadspin:

On 06/28/2015 at approximately 2335 hours, officers responded to a non-injury collision involving two vehicles which occurred just west of the intersection at E Chandler Heights Rd and S Higley Rd in Gilbert, AZ. Subsequent investigation revealed Donovan McNabb (11/25/76) was impaired by alcohol and collided in a rear-end fashion with another vehicle which was stopped at a red traffic signal. Donovan was arrested for DUI at 2358 hours and transported to the Gilbert/Chandler Unified Holding Facility for processing, after which, he was cited and released.

This, of course, isn’t the first time McNabb has been arrested for DUI in his home state of Arizona. In 2013, he was reportedly arrested by Maricopa police for DUI, which brought us this delightful meme:

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Allen Iverson and Donovan McNabb are Hanging Out in Vegas

Jim Adair - May 1, 2015

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I can only imagine this picture was taken after McNabb asked “Who will be walking away victorious, Mayweather or Pacquaio? Your thoughts?” At least they weren’t there with Stephen A. Sm …. oh no.

Troy Aikman Again Tells How Andy Reid Once Asked him to Quarterback the Eagles

Jim Adair - December 17, 2014

Photo Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

In week 11 of the 2002 NFL season, Donovan McNabb went 20-for-25 for 255 yards and four touchdowns on a broken ankle in a game that will forever live in Five lore. Following that, the Eagles finished the season with Koy Detmer and A.J. Feeley under center (who went a combined 5-1) and eventually went to the NFC Championship game (with a healthy McNabb in the playoffs). But that all could have gone very differently if Troy Aikman wasn’t on vacation.

According to Aikman — retelling a story he’s told before, but making it no less insane — Andy Reid called and asked him to come out of retirement and quarterback the Eagles after McNabb went down:

“[Reid] said, ‘Hey, did you hear what happened.’ I said, ‘Yeah, we did a game break.’ He said, ‘Well I want to talk to you about coming to Philadelphia.’ I said, ‘Andy, we’re in the middle of a broadcast. It’s halftime right now.’ He said, ‘I know, I’m watching the game.’ So I said, ‘OK, I’ll call you after the game.’”

Ultimately, Aikman decided it was best to enjoy the California whether and avoid flying across the country to prepare for a game.

“I got back to Santa Barbara and this was around November or whenever it was, and I woke up and I’m thinking, ‘I can either enjoy the next couple of days in Santa Barbara, California, it’s about 65, 70 degrees, or I’m going to be on a plane flying to Philadelphia and probably going to be playing on Monday night against the 49ers,’” Aikman said.

Turning down the offer allowed many Eagles and Cowboys fans to never have to face the strange emotions that would have come with Aikman wearing Eagles green (especially in Week 13 at the Vet). So really, he saved us all, and we were fine with Koy… and then A.J.

Donovan McNabb’s Week 7 Power Rankings are Wrong, Confusing

Jim Adair - October 15, 2014

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The Eagles and Cowboys — both teams Donovan McNabb is very familiar with — are tied for the best record in the NFL at 5-1 (along with the Chargers). So it makes total sense that they’d be near the top of Donovan McNabb’s Power Rankings. In fact, those teams are probably the top 3, right?

1. DENVER: Still the class of the NFL. Now, let’s see if Peyton can break the all-time touchdown record this week in prime time.
2. INDIANAPOLIS: Andrew Luck leads the league in multiple categories, but it’s his play in the clutch that sets him apart.
3. SAN DIEGO: Hottest team in football almost gave one away in Oakland. Credit Philip Rivers with getting it together down the stretch.
4. SEATTLE: Minor hiccup vs. Dallas. Russell Wilson needs to be willing to take some chances downfield.
5. BALTIMORE: Joe Flacco’s five first-half TD passes is just what the doctor ordered.

All right. You can make the argument that any team that has Peyton Manning as their QB is the best team in the NFL (even when you can’t be bothered to write full sentences for every team). And though the Colts are great, the Eagles beat them. The 5-1 Chargers land at number three, while Seattle (who some have at #1) come in one spot in front of … Baltimore? Okay, sure. But the two other 5-1 teams have to be next, right?

6. CINCINNATI: Mohamed Sanu is stepping up with A.J. Green on the shelf.
7. CAROLINA: Showed some great signs on offense, and the defense is still strong. This team might be hitting their stride.
8. PHILADELPHIA: Just when LeSean McCoy gets going, they lose Darren Sproles to injury.
9. ARIZONA: Carson Palmer is back under center, and that’s a good thing.
10. NEW ENGLAND: Devastating injuries to Mayo and Ridley, but with Brady at QB they always have a chance.

The Eagles finally come in at number eight behind a Darren Sproles injury no one really seems super worried about. But the Cowboys are nowhere to be found. Does the retired vet still have some Cowboy hate boiling up inside of his blood? A team is tied for the best record in football and they miss the top 10 in McNabb’s book, falling behind teams with two fewer wins and …

11. CLEVELAND: Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Brian Hoyer.
12. GREEN BAY: Gotta love Aaron Rodgers in crunch time, and he can thank his defense for giving him a shot.
13. DALLAS: Are the Cowboys back to being America’s Team?

The Cleveland Browns. I would fully support Dallas’ #13 spot on the power rankings if McNabb was a reliable source of analysis not often considered a moron, and also if not everyone who does this for a living disagreed with him.

Jay Glazer Destroys Donovan McNabb after Five Says Something Stupid about Tom Brady

Kyle Scott - September 30, 2014

Donovan McNabb, who struggles mightily with the English language and basic logic, was asked about Tom Brady’s performance last night and his future with the New England Patriots. McNabb offered this PIPING, SIZZLING HOT TAKE, with which Jay Glazer disagreed:

McNabb: “If this continues on for another five or six weeks, believe the rumblings will start that this will be Tom Brady’s last year in New England. I put it out there first.”

Glazer: “Tom Brady’s last year in New England?”

McNabb: “If this goes on for about six-seven more weeks…”

Glazer: “Are you out of your mind?”

McNabb: “There’ll be rumblings.”

Glazer: “There’s been rumblings every time Tom Brady has a bad game. There are rumblings up there in Boston… this guy it’s time for him to move on. Are you crazy, dude?”

McNabb is so desirous for a successful quarterback to fail in a spectacular fashion. But to his credit, there is already that rumbling in Boston today. Still fun to listen to Glazer (and Randy Moss) tear Five apart, though.

via The Big Lead