Monday, March 29, 2010

4 or 5

Eagles have 3 QBs on their roster. The veteran McNabb, the untested Kevin Kolb and the infamous but talented Michael Vick. McNabb and coach Reid have been joined at the hip. Andy Reid drafted McNabb in first round and Philly fans hated the pick. They wanted Ricky Williams. We all know how that pick turned out. McNabb is entering 15th season as the starting QB. He has had amazing success. five appearances in NFC championship by no. 5 but the record is 1-4. His one and only Superbowl appearance will be remembered as the chunky QB throwing up in the 4th quarter as the clock ticked away.

McNabb is a very good QB. I can't stay great because of the shortcoming in the championship games and his inaccuracy which is evident if we look at the pass completion percentage. He is not the elite QB like Manning but very close. His relationship with Philly fans has been anything but smooth. They love him, they hate him. Now with the new QB Kevin Kolb waiting in the wings; the talking heads are thinking that McNabb is gone for good and the only destination possible for no. 5 is Minnesota if and only if no. 4 calls quits in Minnesota but we all know that ain't happening anytime soon.

Number 4 (Brett Favre) wore the purple colors last year after bleeding green and gold for ages. He turned his fans into haters the moment he decided to wear those Viking horns and move to the arch rival Minnesota Vikings. Last year was a phenomenal year for no. 4. Statistically, this was his best year and he is 40! He defied all odds and took the team to NFC championship game. This was no longer AP's team, it was Brett Favre's team. His hand-prints all over the success of the Vikings but we all know "Favre giveth, Favre taketh away". He threw that ill timed interception in OT and thew away the vikings change to go marching down to Miami to face the Colts.

Since that game, no. 4 has been mowing lans in his Mississippi estate and not telling anyone if he is coming back. Rumors are flying that Vikings are going to say good bye to no. 4 and and give the reins of franchise to no. 5. Personally I don't think it is going to change a thing in Minnesota. We all know the love of head coach Brad Childress for no. 4 and also the fact that he was QB coach of no. 5 with the Eagles. The transiiton of 5 will be smooth into the Vikings offense but that's not where the problem lies.

The problem is the head coach himself. Can any sane football fan claim that he/she has complete confidence in Brad "auditioning for American idol" Childress? He looks lost on the sidelines and you can expect him to be out of challenges within first quarter of the game. There is one game I can think of where he out coached the other team and it was last year's NFC division championship game. The Vikings team outplayed the Cowboys but we all know who was the head coach on the other side and it does not take a genius to out think Wade Phillips.

4 or 5 or 12, it won't matter till the man wearing the headset is replaced. Till then, stay hurting Vikings Fan, Green and Gold is going to kill you this year.

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