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Redskins Acquire Donovan McNabb From The Eagles

Posted by Matt Terl on April 4, 2010 – 10:45 pm

The Redskins acquired quarterback Donovan McNabb from the Eagles today, giving up their second-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and a draft choice in the 2011 Draft.

McNabb’s has a laundry list of statistical accomplishments over his eleven year NFL career that argue compellingly in favor of this trade. Here’s a quick sampling of them. Since he entered the league in the 1999 season, McNabb ranks:

  • 3rd in the NFL in completions (2,801)
  • 3rd in the NFL in yards (32,873)
  • 4th in the NFL in passing touchdowns (216)
  • 14th in passer rating (86.5)
  • 3rd in pass plays of 25+ yards (273)

He also has the third best interception percentage in the NFL over that span, with 2.1%, and the two guys ahead of him played in roughly half as many games.

So, yeah, he’s a pretty good QB.

The main knock against the trade that I’ve been hearing — aside from the disappointed Colt Brennan fans, who have their own specific complaint — is that McNabb is, apparently, old. For some reason, this knock — this search for ONE specific thing to knock down an otherwise impressive candidate — kept making me think of people looking to complain about the Mike Shanahan hire. What those people came up with at the time was “he never won a Super Bowl without John Elway.”

So that collided with the McNabb stuff and prompted me to compare Elway’s first 11 seasons with McNabb’s, because … well, you have to assume that Coach Shanahan is hoping to find his next Elway, right? Who wouldn’t be?

And here’s how the two stack up. Read more »

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A Redskins Room In Pennsylvania

Posted by Matt Terl on April 4, 2010 – 1:06 pm

When I recently posted some pictures of a fan’s Clinton Portis-themed room, I asked for pictures of other Redskins-themed rooms. Here’s one such response, from Victor in Williamsport, Pa.

Apparently I have an unsuspected streak of toy nerdery, because my two favorite things about this room are the Clinton Portis McFarlane figure (love those throwback unis) and the Redskins Mr. Potato Head (because I’m the kind of person who thinks that Redskin potato jokes are funny).

(Oh, and the offer still stands,of course:.send in pictures of your Redskins Room, and I’ll run some of the best of them here — and maybe get them onto Redskins Nation on Comcast Sportsnet.)

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