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.
Then they ran a Reid clip
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?
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.
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."
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.