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Ed Rendell pretends to know football again

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Remember the last time then Philly mayor and now PA gov Ed Rendell acted like he knew more than the Eagles front office? He said this...

"If you don't draft Ricky Williams, we'll all meet at city hall and burn the Vet down."

Instead of drafting Ricky Williams, who is no longer in the NFL and has just tested positive for the weed again, the Eagles picked Donovan McNabb. Multiple pro bowls, more playoffs wins than any other Eagles QB, a superbowl appearance, and countless NFC East titles later Rendell clearly looks like a moron. Just like those 30 idiots organized by 610 WIP who booed when the Eagles drafted McNabb over Ricky Williams.

Like any politician, Ed Rendell is doomed to make the same mistakes over and over again. Instead of realizing how little he knows about college and pro football and learning a lesson from the embarrassment over his man-love for Ricky Williams, Rendell has once again
criticized Reid's draft.

The team picked the wrong guy when it selected quarterback Kevin Kolb, Rendell said yesterday on Bloomberg Television's "Political Capital With Al Hunt."

Rendell said the Eagles should have taken Southern California wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett.

"It boggles the entire mind. It was stunning to all of us," Rendell said.

Before the 1999 draft Rendell urged fans to call the Eagles express their preference for Williams, the Heisman Trophy winner out of Texas with the second overall pick.

Rendell now says that McNabb, a five-time Pro Bowler, has many good years left and that the team made a mistake in using its first draft pick this year, No. 36 overall, to select Kolb, who could be McNabb's successor.

Jarrett, who was drafted by Carolina in the second round, has a bright future, Rendell said.

"I think," he said, "we are going to rue the day we didn't pick him."

Dwayne Jarret is the burner who runs a 4.62 40, which is slower than some linebackers.

So congrats Kevin Kolb, fate may very well be on your side. As for Jarrett, just try to resist that sweet cheeba... I hope Rendell has not doomed you.

As for Rendell. Stick to smiling and shaking hands at any event you can find with news cameras at it. Clearly NFL talent evaluation is not your strength.