- I’m being forced against my will to reevaluate my long standing opinion that Jay Cutler “sucks at football”. 11 touchdowns and four interceptions in his last five games, and the Bears are 4-1 in that stretch…
- Jay Cutler is from Santa Claus, Indiana. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
- I’m watching Good Day Philadelphia right now, and I hate it.
- Why couldn’t Dwayne Bowe play like this when I started him in my fantasy football playoffs two weeks ago?
- I love seeing the Giants fall apart every once in awhile. Eli Manning threw 17 more interceptions yesterday, or something like that. View full article »
Category: Okay Buh Bye
Former Eagles player and current Redskins third-string quarterback Donovan McNabb broke his silence this morning on his benching and even spoke on his future in the NFL. Here are a couple of blurbs I’ve seen across Twitter and elsewhere.
On learning Thursday that he would be benched: “Communication is key. You would like to hear it early. If you hear it late, it throws off a lot of guys.”
Was McNabb disrespected?: “You get in that situation and all of a sudden you get this news a couple days before the game, you do feel somewhat disrespected.”
Has McNabb heard from upper management?: “I haven’t heard from the owner. I haven’t heard from the GM. “
Does McNabb want to stay a Redskin? “I definitely hope so, and I expressed that. I don’t want to go anywhere.”
For years, the city of Philadelphia was forced to put up with a passive-aggressive approach to press conferences and interactions with the media. This is the one time where I would have loved to have seen McNabb go off the deep end and let his true feelings be known.
Benching a franchise quarterback for Rex Grossman is an insult. Sending your benched quarterback out as a captain for the coin toss on Sunday in a stadium he has already been embarrassed in twice? That’s another insult. The Shanahans’ handling of the Redskins this season, especially in the case of Donovan McNabb is embarrassing. McNabb had the right to go off.
But he never does, and he never will. Must still be lining himself up for that analyst job when he calls it quits.
With last night’s agreement to sign free agent pitcher Cliff Lee all but official, the Phillies are looking to ship Joe Blanton out of town, and they may have found a suitor for the 30-year old rightie.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports mentioned this morning that Boston was a possible home for Blanton, and now Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman is tweeting that a deal is now in place.
I’m not exactly sure how Blanton would be a good fit the Red Sox. They already have a starting rotation with Tim Wakefield as a possible go-to guy in case of injury. Maybe their 2009 injury-filled campaign has scared them enough to carry seven starting pitchers.
As for the Phillies, this move is a must. With the money committed to Lee ($120 million with a vesting option), the Fightins will have to get some money off the books to approach a more reasonable payroll. Blanton still has $17 million remaining on his contract. As his departure seems more and more likely, it will be interesting to see what other moves the team may make to dump some more money cash. (coughcough…IBANEZ…coughcough)
Update: Ken Rosenthal is reporting that some in the Phillies organization want to keep Blanton as a cushion in case Oswalt exits in 2011. Payroll would be the biggest issue.