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    Great great

    Congrats to DeSean!!

    ... and more evidence that comparing behavior/consequences for pro athletes to behavior/consequences for a normal workplace is stupid.

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    Not bad for a guy whose quarterback was unhappy when they drafted him. " (great) we picked up a WR that's 150 lbs wet" was what Donovan McNabb said. A few years later DeSean is getting paid and McNabb is washed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalBear323 View Post
    Not bad for a guy whose quarterback was unhappy when they drafted him. " (great) we picked up a WR that's 150 lbs wet" was what Donovan McNabb said. A few years later DeSean is getting paid and McNabb is washed up.
    I love DeSean as much as anyone, but if you think he's had even 1/10th as much impact on that franchise as McNabb had, you're nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueAndGold View Post
    I love DeSean as much as anyone, but if you think he's had even 1/10th as much impact on that franchise as McNabb had, you're nuts.
    DeSean has had a huge impact on Philly. Maybe not as big as Donovan, but way more that 1/10th of what McNabb has given the city.

    From his very first game, he proved to be a playmaker. He did all these crazy things. In fact, the Eagles wouldn't have made the NFC championship game in DeSean's rookie season without him.

    He made a floundering Donovan look better than he was.

    His speed has also opened up the offense to other players.

    NFL Films voted DeSean's punt return for a TD the No. 1 play in Eagles history, beating Herm Edwards' Miracle in the Meadowlands.

    There's a reason that DeSean and his contract have been national NFL news.

    It's because he is pretty damn good.

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    being here in Philly, I can say you are comparing Apples to Oranges. McNabb came in with a new coach, and was a controversial draft pick (local sports guy lead a group to NYC to boo the pick, because the Eagles passed on Ricky Williams), the team was really bad,and, obviously McNabb was a QB. McNabb had success, but also gets blamed for not winning the big one(and/or only having been to the big one once)
    DeSean came in as a second round draft pick, so, you have to remember, in that context, Eagles fans were pleasantly surprised-probably not a stretch to say the best perceived pick(impact vs. draft position)of the Andy Reid era. Then, not being a QB, probably less of a highly criticized figure anyway-even the happenings of last year weren't overly polarizing, not even to the degree that McNabb became a polarizing figure.
    Without question, the punt return bought DeSean a whole lot of equity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueAndGold View Post
    I love DeSean as much as anyone, but if you think he's had even 1/10th as much impact on that franchise as McNabb had, you're nuts.
    I don't think anybody said DeSean has made more of an impact than McNabb.
    The point was, McNabb should have been happy the Eagles drafted DeSean instead of hurling insults his way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalBear323 View Post
    Not bad for a guy whose quarterback was unhappy when they drafted him. " (great) we picked up a WR that's 150 lbs wet" was what Donovan McNabb said. A few years later DeSean is getting paid and McNabb is washed up.
    Absolutely ignorant compliment.

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    if McNabb said that, it had absolutely no legs here in Philly...I don't recall that at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueAndGold View Post
    I love DeSean as much as anyone, but if you think he's had even 1/10th as much impact on that franchise as McNabb had, you're nuts.
    You're extrapolating a lot out of my comment. Just saying how DeSean (like a few other bears) had some doubters/haters in his own locker room. DeSean probably won McNabb quite fast, but I'm just saying that he's had to deal with a lot of unnecessary bs to get to where he's at.
    Last edited by SoCalBear323; 03-17-2012 at 10:29 AM.

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