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Donovan McNabb To Philly Fans: How You Like Me Now?

Donovan McNabb gets the last laugh with Philadelphia Eagles, sort of. Remember how the fans were happy to see him go, even though he had led the team to two NFC championships? Bet they would take those days now.

“Making it to the NFC Championship is not easy, and I think they’re starting to see that right now, that getting to the playoffs and going to the NFC Championship consistently, it’s just not that easy,” McNabb said to ESPN “There are teams right now who have winning records, like the Atlanta Falcons. They’ve done it for so many years, and they get to the playoffs and all of a sudden they’re one-and-done.”

The Eagles have struggled this season and have been eliminated from the playoffs, with Michael Vick and Nick Foles not providing the leadership at quarterback or on-field performance to elevate the team. For all his faults, McNabb won.

He and Andy Reid at coach won, and now it looks like the fans have turned on Reid, too. McNabb said it is “unfortunate” that the focus has been on the Eagles’ struggles of the past few seasons — 12-19  in the last two seasons when so much was expected.

“You look at everything (Reid has) been able to accomplish, I think it outweighs what you’ve seen the last two years,” McNabb said.

McNabb led the Eagles to four NFC Championship Game appearances and Super Bowl XXXIX, where Philadelphia fell to the New England Patriots. But McNabb was waved goodbye without reservation among fans in 2012, when he was traded to the Washington Redskins.

“It wasn’t about how much we were going to win, it was about how much we were going to win by,” McNabb said about his time with Reid. The Eagles are 130-92-1 and 10-9 in the playoffs during Reid’s 14 seasons with the franchise.

“People want to make it look like you have nothing to show for it. Well, we have a lot to show for it,” he said.

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12 thoughts on “Donovan McNabb To Philly Fans: How You Like Me Now?

  1. Tyrone Spiller says:

    Winning is not easy, but it is an attitude!

  2. Grow up McNabb – let it go and move on dahhhh!

  3. Chris Strife says:

    I doubt he just went somewhere and started shooting off his mouth. He's never been that kind of guy. He was probably approached by a reporter and he gave his opinion when asked, but the article doesn't specify the circumstances surrounding the quotes. The most childish part of the story, which is your opinion considering you are telling McNabb to "Grow Up", is the opening paragraph. Which, if you notice, are not McNabb quotes, but the authors own thoughts.

  4. Jim Kinsley says:

    He seems like a nice guy in general but I am still glad to have him gone…if only Andy had gone the same year. Everyone here understands it takes years sometimes to find that next great quarterback and believe it or not Eagles fans don't mind losing while we rebuild or having an off year. What they mind is men with no obvious passion representing their team and city.

  5. Anonymous says:

    That is stupid thinking. Sorry but gotta be honest. Reid and McNab were awesome and Philly fans should just be appreciative. KC will win a superbowl because their fans, unlike in Philly, appreciate their sports teams. There simply was nothing wrong with either of those guys when they were in Philly.The fan base is wrong. Something is wrong with y'all Philly people. You hate on everybody…Larry Brown, Allen Iverson, Derrick Coleman, Andrew Bynum (already), Vick, and the list goes on and on. You rooted for a hall of fame player getting possibly paralyzed on your field simply because he was on the Cowboys. The fans are the problem in Philly.

  6. Anonymous says:

    A journalist asked him a question. He answered it. What is the problem?

  7. Felton Mitchell says:

    the problem is not neither Mc nabb or vick the eagles just don't have an offensive line nor defense.

  8. Jim Kinsley says:

    Football is a product we pay for fans are not out of line for asking for a product that meets their desires. Oddly we hate on people with no character (with plenty of talent sure).

  9. Robert Dorner says:

    About the same as when you regurgitated in the Super Bowl and about the same as your embarrassing air guitar playoff loss. Oh Yeah! Let's not forget all those balls thrown at your receivers feet.

  10. robmcallr – smart azz – it's always how you answer a question!!!!!!

  11. Chris McGrath says:

    FYI to the author of this story, McNabb led them to one NFC Championship, not two.

  12. Franklin Hayes says:

    he took them to 4 straight NFC Championship and a Super Bowl, not just 2.

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