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ESPN ran an interview with McNabb as he made the media rounds today. They also ran a clip of a Reid press conference.

He basically said all the right things, like he always does. The question was basically how did McNabb hear of the pick and how did he react to it.

I got word of it through talking to a brother in law and also through text(He laughed presumably because the text was from ESPN's Michael Smith). My reaction it to was "Wow" just like everybody else, a shock. But after my response was "Well, alright." I don't think there was anything to go deeper into it... you know, because when I get my self back healthy I'll be in my spot.

Then they ran a Reid clip

I'm partial to Donovan obviously, I think he's the best in the national football league, so I don't think he has anything to worry about.

Then in true ESPN style they go straight to a football talking head for analysis... who will it be? Clayton? Salisbury? McNabb's pal Michael Smith? Rock Hoover?

It's Clayton.

He's asked whether McNabb should fear for his job. He says not this year and probably not next year, but he reminded us that in 2 years McNabb has an option year in which the Eagles or #5 could get out of his deal. If the injury bug pops up again, Clayton said McNabb should be looking over his shoulder because the Eagles have a QB they like waiting behind him.

Thanks to King Myno in the diaries for finding some articles with more McNabb.

Daily News

McNabb, rehabbing from season-ending knee surgery, said he would work with Kolb to help his presumed succesor's development and would be professional about it.

Asked if he expected Kolb would sit for 4 or 5 years until McNabb, 30, is ready to retire, McNabb joked: "If it's up to me he will."

ESPN.com

"I don't think I'm close to the end of my career," McNabb said. "People say when you hit 30, it goes down hill. I think it gets better after that. It's unfortunate I've been hurt the last few years, but things happen."

The Eagles traded out of the first round and chose Kolb in the second round with the 36th overall pick. Kolb threw for 12,964 yards, 85 touchdowns and 31 interceptions in four years at Houston. He passed for 3,808 yards, 30 TDs and only four picks last season.

"I think Kevin Kolb is going to do an excellent job for us," McNabb said. "I'm going to try and help him as much as I can. I'm sure he's going to do great. I look forward to working with him this weekend."

So basically... whatever. We knew McNabb was going to handle this right. He handles everything right. The topic has been talked to death and frankly, it's not going to be an issue for at least another year or two. McNabb, Reid, and Kolb have all closed the book on this, we might as well do the same. In two years, we'll have plenty to talk about again.