Saturday, May 26, 2012

McNabb better than Eagles backup QBs

 Would upgrade Eagles quarterback position.
NFL coaches love to talk up the teaching angle in offseason camps.

The real evaluations come when the hitting is live. Only then do you get an idea of how a player can help - or if he can help.

And so it is with the Eagles and their quarterbacks.

What we know after the first week of organized team activities is Michael Vick has a laser arm, veterans Mike Kafka and Trent Edwards do not, and rookie third-round pick Nick Foles has more arm-strength and accuracy than the preceding two - on the OTA level, of course.

With Vick's propensity for injury, the position should have been the single biggest offseason concern  for the Eagles. Give them a little credit for giving Peyton Manning a chance to say, thanks but no thanks. Now they're in a fix.

Kafka, we know about. He's just good enough to say he has a  future somewhere. Edwards, I'm wondering if he's OK physically after watching him throw.

Looking at the options right now, I'd rather have had Vince Young back than any of these backup candidates. At least he won a game last year.

At this point, Donovan McNabb wouldn't be a bad idea. Jeff Garcia barely could throw during his last hitch with the Birds. He'd sure make a great consultant, though.

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Blogger allfunandgames said...

Who would you drop, though? Trent and...?
Also, his abysmal stint for the Vikings proves that McNabb isn't going to teach Foles.

May 28, 2012 at 5:58 AM 

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