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Jameis Winston says he doesn’t know the lyrics to the Eagles fight song, but he knows just about everything else a self-described Eagles fan should.
His favorite player of all-time is Randall Cunningham, and he grew up rooting for “Brian Westbrook, Brian Dawkins, Donovan McNabb, Jevon Kearse — all the guys that played for the Eagles in the early, mid-2000s.”
And this weekend, he’ll have the chance to play against his childhood team for the first time.
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Donovan McNabb went to Syracuse, and graduated with a degree in speech communication. Since retirement, he’s put that degree to good use, with a show on NBC Sports Radio and a job on various Fox Sports platforms, most notably as an analyst on NFL on Fox broadcasts.
But McNabb now has been convicted of driving under the influence twice in the last two years, and was recently sentenced to 18 days in jail for his second offense. And now he’s tendered his resignation from his Fox gig.
“Donovan McNabb submitted his resignation, which we have accepted,” said Fox
McNabb, who had been suspended in July after his second DUI, resigned from Fox Sports. He is still “on leave” from NBC Sports Radio, per Awful Announcing. Read more »
Donovan McNabb is going to jail.
The former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was sentenced to 18 days in jail for driving under the influence in June. He will serve work release during his time locked up, spending nights in a Maricopa County, Arizona, facility.
McNabb was arrested after he rear-ended a car at a stop light in Gilbert, Arizona. Police said McNabb blew a .17 on a breathalyzer test, more than double the legal intoxication limit for operating a motor vehicle in the state.
McNabb will also spend 72 days in home confinement, complete 30 hours of community service, attend counseling and pay a fine of $6,342.23. He is on unsupervised probation until he completes his sentence. His lawyer told TMZ he has completed 16 hours of alcohol counseling and “already does hundreds of hours of community service each year so 30 will be no problem.” Read more »
Donvan McNabb, everyone’s favorite and/or least-favorite former Eagles quarterback, has been suspended from his TV duties as a football commentator in the aftermath of a DUI charge.
“Donovan McNabb has been suspended indefinitely,” Fox Sports said in a statement to SI.com. “It is important that Donovan use this time as best he can to resolve his personal situation.” Read more »
McNabb as an Eagle (left) and in a 2013 mug shot (right).
Former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb was arrested last week and charged with DUI after a minor traffic accident in Arizona, where he resides. Read more »
At first glance, this looks like it might be the most Donovan McNabb-ish tweet ever.
Hernandez, if you don’t know, is the former Patriots tight end who this week was convicted of killing a former friend and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. The questions of his future — not to mention NFL career — have been pretty definitively resolved.
Only: Take a second glance at the tweet.
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Here is what the national media are saying about the Eagles at the annual owners’ meetings.
Conor Orr of NFL.com believes, based on Kelly’s comments Wednesday morning, the Eagles will not trade up for a quarterback:
Kelly’s philosophy is simple. More players are better than less players. Drafting is an inexact science and coaches need to arm themselves with the best opportunity to hit on a player.
He reminded reporters of Dallas’ Herschel Walker deal back in 1989 and had the Saints’ Ricky Williams deal brought to his attention.
Kelly, of course, gave himself an out. He said that this is his philosophy but that in every philosophy there is room to change or make alterations. While this may seem leading, though, it was just an out. Every coach can break philosophy for one reason or another.
He just didn’t seem like he was prepared to do it this year.
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February 6 will mark the 10-year anniversary of the last time the Eagles played in the Super Bowl.
Behind Donovan McNabb, Terrell Owens, Brian Westbrook, Brian Dawkins and others, the 2004 squad made it all the way to Jacksonville before falling to the New England Patriots in the title game.
Our buddy Dan McQuade put together a terrific “Then And Now” piece, looking at what many of those Eagles are currently up to.
From the big names to McNabb and Owens to ones you might have forgotten like Hank Fraley and Dhani Jones, here is the complete rundown.
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It seems like only yesterday. But it has been nearly 10 years since February 6th, 2005 — the last time the Philadelphia Eagles appeared in the Super Bowl.
That season was a magical one for Eagles fans, with the team winning its first seven games en route to a 13-1 start. Donovan McNabb instantly clicked with new wide receiver Terrell Owens. Safety Brian Dawkins and newly acquired defensive end Jevon Kearse terrorized opposing offenses. Jeremiah Trotter returned from two years in exile — Washington — to reclaim his starting middle-linebacker spot. It was a dream.
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Here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week.
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