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Despite Code, McNabb Shouldn't Play Though Pain
The code is the unwritten, but fully understood, football ethic that says players play through pain. It is accepted and even celebrated as part of the macho toughness that defines the men who play in the National Football League.

Mentors to Eagles backup QB Kolb think positive | Philadelphia Daily News | 09/16/2009
IF DONOVAN McNabb's broken rib hurts badly enough, Kevin Kolb's coming-out party will be Sunday. Or, his burial as a Bird will be Sunday.

Reviewing the new 53 and projecting ahead | Philadelphia Daily News | 09/16/2009
With all the roster shuffling and injuries in the last few days, we thought we would take a look at the current list of the 53-man roster by position.

Confirmed: Front lawn of McKelvin's home vandalized - Buffalo Rumblings
The front lawn of Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin's Buffalo-area home was vandalized after his game-changing fumble on Monday Night Football. Since Buffalo fans didn't throw a snowball at Santa Claus a hundred years ago I'm sure this stigma won't stick with them.

More after the jump on McNabb, Kolb, Max Jean-Gilles, and the Saints' evaluation of the Eagles' QBs.

As starter, Eagles QB Kolb has to be good | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/15/2009
Phil Sheridan discusses the pressure Kevin Kolb faces this weekend if he gets the start.

Sore McNabb a 'Long shot' to Play vs. Saints
Monday evening on his weekly radio show on 610 WIP-AM, head coach Andy Reid said McNabb is a "long shot" to play.

Max Jean-Gilles Official Website | Good Start!
Max updates us on his injury, the Eagles recent moves, and the team's performance against Carolina.

New Orleans Saints won't complain if Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb sits out - NOLA.com
"That's going to probably be the biggest difference, just the fact that McNabb is a guy that can scramble a little bit better than Kolb can. Kolb's a guy that probably will sit in the pocket and probably still has a good enough arm to make all of the throws necessary for that offense. "You would expect them to utilize more of their other weapons if Kolb's in the game so they take a little bit of pressure off of him. But I'm not calling their game plan for them. I'm just saying that as far as the mobility aspect, McNabb is a little more mobile than Kolb is."

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Our UCLA Dream Weekend! - Bruins Nation
A Bruins Nations blogger has the whole team over his house for dinner.