Well, this was bound to happen. At the height of Iggles mania, Wilma McNabb, mother to Eagle's injured starting quarterback Donovan McNabb has posted her thoughts about all the excitement surrounding Jeff Garcia's ascension into the greats of Philadelphia folk hero-dom. (You know with Pat Ryan and Jeff Kemp). Wilma's thoughts:
It's kind of bitter sweet for me as my son, the quarterback sits out on injured reserved watching the game during his rehab. I polled my family too and they feel the same. We want our team to win and even go to the Superbowl and win it in Miami especially if they continue to play as they have. But oh oh, if they win the Superbowl without my son, what would be the real outcome with the fans? Will they crucify him? Maybe, then the trade talks would begin. Off season madness, worse than last year's fiasco. But guess what, I guess I'll have to take the beating if it comes. I would have to hope that scenario of the madness would not happen or be that bad. Well let's wait and see. Bitter sweet.
To answer her questions: Yes, yes, and yes. She's been here long enough to know what the deal is. If Garcia wins the...gasp...Super Bowl or even makes a little bit of a playoff run, there's gonna be some uproar — perhaps foolishly — about McNabb's viability as a starter next season. Bottom line is, McNabb's a fantastic player, won't lose his job, but with the lower half of his body mangled with injuries, Garcia's success should be taken into consideration at least for future years. I know the guy's invigoration has to be considered flukey but, at the same time, why is this offense suddenly clicking? Are pocket jump-passers the keys to the West Coast offense?
But, for the love of god, the Eagles should've learned their lessons from those Ty Detmer/Rodney Peete experiments when they shelved Cunningham on the bench because they assumed he was over. McNabb needs all the coddling possible for him to make some kind of contribution to this team in the upcoming years— before he goes off to the Vikings and wins an MVP.
Wow, a serious post? I'm a fucking genius.