Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Donovan gets morning off, Eli a $97.5 million extension, and Lurie will address it

Donovan McNabb, 32, and the other Eagles veterans 30-and-older - with the exception of A.J. Feeley - got the Wednesday morning practice off.

No surprise here. Andy Reid began giving those vets every third training camp practice off last year.

What is at least mildly surprising is the commitment the Giants made to quarterback Eli Manning.

Manning, 28, got a six-year $97.5 million contract extension, making him and his brother Peyton of the Colts the two highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL.

Contrast that with McNabb, who didn't get an extension, the vet and the Eagles spinning the restructuring of the final two years of his contract providing a modest $5.3 million raise the prudent thing to do.

Does anyone out there think Manning, without Plaxico Burress, is a remotely better quarterback than McNabb? Thank you.

Does Manning deserve that much more of a commitment than McNabb based - at this point 0 on being four years younger?

But Manning has something McNabb probably won't get with the Eagles - a Super Bowl ring.

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie can put it all in perspective for he gives his state of the Eagles address after the morning practice.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the biggest game of their lives, Eli stepped up and McNabb threw up. Also, the Giants have yet to miss the playoffs with Manning behind the wheel.

Case closed.

August 5, 2009 at 3:36 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NY giants are in the business of Winning CHAMPIONSHIPS not like the eagles who wish they could have a RING, someday and probably never will.
Hay i got an idea, maybe the eagles could get BURESS next and change their team name to the JAILBIRDS, with new uniforms that are vertical green an white stripes.
CASE CLOSED!

August 15, 2009 at 10:06 AM 

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