Originally Posted by maverick4
Is this a case of Philly fans trashing their stars and regretting it later, similar to what they did to Charles Barkeley? How can Philly fans call McNabb old and want him out, when he is the same age as Brady and younger than Manning, both of whom their fan bases want them to play another 10 years?
For one, McNabb is a whiner, which is why he always sets himself up to be an easy target. Two, yeah, he was healthy this year, but he's made of glass. His injury-proneness goes all the way back to his Syracuse days. Don't Pats fans also feel frustrated when Laurence Malroney and to some extent, Rodney Harrison can't stay healthy?
IF he gets traded this offseason, it'll be HIS doing, why? B/c there's been rumblings that he wants his contract redone. You know how personally the Philly FO takes it when their players try to play hardball with them(i.e. TO, Jeremiah Trotter, Michael Lewis, Lito Sheppard, etc).
As for Philly fans trashing him constantly-How different is this from Chicago? Dallas and Romo? Giants and Eli? Indy and Peyton prior to winning that Super Bowl? GB and Rodgers this year? Carolina and Jake? Denver and Cutler? Didn't Jets fans go after Pennington and Favre like a pack of wolves?
When teams lose, problem is that the fans and media end up pointing fingers at the wrong people, and too much(i.e. QB), but they fail to do so at the ones that are pulling the strings(i.e. HC/FO).