McNabb’s Pain

I wrote yesterday about a very tough decision on RB Shaun Alexander, and I have an equally-tough player to talk about today: Donovan McNabb.

I found it interesting to see him break his media silence this week and being interviewed on NFL Network courtesy of Comcast Sportsnet in Philadelphia. I work for Comcast Sportsnet in Philly and I have had discussions with people there who are close to McNabb and the feeling that I always got was that Donovan STILL doesn’t forgive the fans who booed him when he was drafted over Ricky Williams in 1999. I even heard that the one dude with the face paint that they always show in the clip on TV even tried to reach out to McNabb to apologize – and that McNabb blew him off.

On one hand, I really can’t blame McNabb for harboring ill feelings because the fans were obviously stupid to boo the pick. I felt that way back then, and I certainly do now. Philly fans are notorious for a lot of things, but one thing people might not realize outside the area is that they are extremely uninformed when it comes to the rest of the league (other than the wise [...]

About John Hansen

John Hansen

Specializing in football, Hansen is one of the most connected fantasy writers in the country.

About the author

RSS Staff Commentary

  • Position Battle Playing Time for First Full Week of Preseason Action August 13, 2014
    We continue to update the position battles around the league, but in this blog, I thought looking at preseason playing time would be interesting. The depth chart doesn’t always tell the whole story and it’s certainly worth noting when players get in the game and who they get to play with, whether it’s with the first-team offense or the backups. If you’re loo […]
    Matt Camp
  • Poll Result Analysis: RB Sleeper Candidate Targets August 12, 2014
    Over the last week, we posted a poll asking you which RB sleeper candidate was at the top of your targets list. The results varied throughout the week and Falcon rookie RB Devonta Freeman led most of the way, but things certainly changed after a full week of preseason games:                           As you can see, the final results put 49er rookie RB Carlo […]
    Matt Camp
  • How the New Focus on Defensive Penalties may Affect IDP August 11, 2014
    FantasyGuru.com IDP Analyst Corby Yarbrough can be found on Twitter @Corby_Yarbrough. Not that there is anything we as IDP players can do about it, but I just needed to vent my grief that an already inconsistent aspect of fantasy football has the potential to drive us even a little more crazy in 2014. Week One of the NFL preseason is in the books, and if the […]
    Joe Dolan