Spring is the start of life for nature and it's creatures. It signifies hope, change, and new beginnings. Easter Sunday is a major holiday in spring and today it to becomes a turning point for the Eagles, the NFC East, as well as the NFL. As many know, Donovan McNabb was traded to our rivals, the Redskins, for their second pick in the 2010 draft. This is a major move made by both parties. It signifies a change in the Eagles franchise, starting a new era with Kolb and closing a old era of McNabb. The Redskins try to rejuvenate a franchise with a top 10 quarterback in McNabb.
Most here at BGN know me as a HUGE Eagles and McNabb franchise. The only Eagles jersey I have had is a McNabb jersey. My SN here is a referance to him. In fact, most have heard me bitch about not trading him in my postMcLovin. But I have had a change of heart, because I'm a Eagles fan first. I will show the same commitment to Kolb as I have McNabb. He's our quarterback now and lets make the most of it. Players come and go, but on a superbowl trophy, it will always say Eagles or insert franchise name here. And this kid (Kolb) has shown something. But I think some brethren (HUGE McNabb fans) need to step back a little bit. I will continue to wear my McNabb jersey and I will root for him with two exceptions. One, if we are playing him. Two, if they are competing with us in the later weeks at the division. But other than that, I prefer the Redskins to crush the Cowboys and Giants. And cheering for McNabb is a good thing for us Eagles, Joe D. if he has another good year as usual, we get a third instead of a fourth in 2011. But I will admit, if somehow they (Redskins) win a Superbowl next year (as of now everyone is a contender, even theLions and the Rams) I will be pissed. But as of now, it's Kolb's time to bleed some green.
But along with this era comes changes. Kolb can't and isn't McNabb He can't be the superhero (yet). And Andy can't treat the new era the same. For Kolb and the Eagles to sine, we need to run the ball with balance and have to keep him protected. Hopefully we have that 2nd rounder to draft Florida center Mike Pouncey. and it would be fitting as well. The pick will be symbolized as a present to Kolb, giving Kolb what he (McNabb) did have when he "took the reigns." Protection, because Kolb isn't the scrambler McNabb was.
Bleed Green my friends,