January 12, 2003 |
- When Michael Vick was a high-school senior being recruited by Syracuse, his host was Donovan McNabb. That convinced Vick to run the other way, headed instead for Virginia Tech. "I didn't want to walk in the same footsteps as him," Vick said. Saturday at Veterans Stadium, Vick again found McNabb in his path. And this time, there was nowhere to run.
January 11, 2003 |
Don't expect the Philadelphia Eagles to change their game plan for tonight's playoff game against Atlanta simply because quarterback Donovan McNabb has returned to the lineup. That's not Coach Andy Reid's style. As a disciple of the West Coast offense, Reid is a true believer in taking what the defense gives you and doesn't try to adapt his offense to fit personnel. Reid will script the same first 15 plays for mobile McNabb as he would have for more stationary third-stringer A.J.
January 8, 2003 |
Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Donovan McNabb has been recovering from a broken right ankle for nearly two months, but his ears are just fine. He has heard the comments of Atlanta cornerback Ray Buchanan, who said the Falcons will be better off Saturday if a "less mobile" McNabb is in the starting lineup instead of fill-in A.J. Feeley.
October 7, 2002 |
Nobody had to ask Donovan McNabb how he felt after this one. Led by rookie John Henderson's three sacks, the Jacksonville Jaguars chased McNabb until he was literally sick to his stomach Sunday and continued their surprising start with a 28-25 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. McNabb threw for 230 yards and ran for 100, but he paid an extreme price.
November 12, 2001 |
Duce Staley ran toward the back of the end zone, took a lob pass from Donovan McNabb and finger-rolled it over the goal post. Everything worked for Staley and McNabb on Sunday, even their post-touchdown celebration. Staley had 146 yards rushing and one touchdown, and McNabb threw for three touchdowns, and ran for another to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 48-17 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
July 27, 2001 |
Former UCLA receiver Freddie Mitchell signed a five-year deal Thursday with the Philadelphia Eagles, hours before training camp began. "It's a big load off my shoulders," said Mitchell, the No. 25 pick whose deal reportedly is worth more than $5 million. "I was worried because [negotiations] were going so late, and it's critical for me to be at camp."
April 22, 2001 |
Think Freddie Mitchell is fast? The Philadelphia Eagles showed some high-speed maneuvering of their own Saturday, spending only three of their allotted 15 minutes to snap up the UCLA receiver with the 25th pick in the NFL draft. It was the quickest selection of the first round. "He's a good football player," Eagle Coach Andy Reid said. "He's a combination of everything. He enjoys playing the game.
January 8, 2001 |
It was a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown before many fans had parked their cars. It was an amazing, acrobatic, juggling interception, a ball picked off just before it hit the ground and returned for a touchdown. It was four quarters of smacking, whacking, pushing, shoving, totally discombobulating a young quarterback, Donovan McNabb, who has been compared to Michael Jordan but who was smacking his head in anger and frustration.
January 7, 2001 |
For the 134th time in NFL history, the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles will play each other. Never have both teams felt so little respect. Giant and Eagle rooters look forward to exchanging threats, insults and maybe a punch or two today, in the cold, dark, windy parking lot in the Jersey swampland known as the Meadowlands. Both clans of fans have reason to feel put upon. The Giants have home-field advantage for the playoffs, but nobody thinks they can go to the Super Bowl.
December 31, 2000 |
Shaun King reminds Philadelphia defenders of Donovan McNabb, the quarterback the Eagles face every day in practice. King has more in common with McNabb than being a fellow member of the quarterback class of '99. Neither is a typical pocket passer, both are considered playmakers and they're good friends. That friendship will be put aside when the Eagles play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today in an NFC wild-card game.