McNabb Drama We Don't Need

McNabb Drama We Don't Need

I'm starting to get a little sick of McNabb and I'm one of his supporters.  I have a feeling we may be hearing a lot of this bickering from number five.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is unhappy with coach Andy Reid, fellow quarterback Jeff Garcia and the media for how they are portraying his mother, The Trenton Times reported Tuesday, citing people close to McNabb.

McNabb, whose season was derailed by a torn ACL in his right knee, is upset that Reid dind't allow him to travel to New Orleans for the playoff game against the Saints. But the Eagles normally don't allow players on injured reserve to travel.

McNabb also believes his teammates want Garcia to remain the starter, the Times said, after he led the team on a five-game winning streak and a wild-card victory over the New York Giants.

I wouldn't put it past the media to create a story where there is none.  But the whole McNabb press conference cancellation by Reid is a little sketch.  Nobody knows for sure what the real story is; there are lots of "reports."  We should finally get to hear from Donovan himself at the Super Bowl when he does his yearly press conference for that tasty soup you all love.

Here is the original article from the Trenton Times in which sources say Donovan is unhappy.  It's all those damn blogs fault.

McNabb also may be getting a vibe that some in the organization prefer Garcia over him. Lastly he was not pleased with the way his mother, Wilma, has been portrayed by Eagles fans and the local media for her blog on his Web site in which she stated that watching the Eagles win without her son "is bittersweet."

Whatever the case may be, Donovan and the Eagles need to be on the same page.  Stop focusing on things that aren't related to football.  Stop whining and get to work rehabbing your knee.  The only thing that will make all of this go away is number five being fully recovered and leading this team to a Super Bowl next season.  I don't see any other resolution at this point.

>>McNabb upset on several fronts, report says [MSNBC]
>>McNabb doubts Eagles future [Trenton Times]

Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

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Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

TORONTO -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Union on Saturday night.

Morrow made a run from his left back position, and midfielder Jonathan Osorio laid the ball off to Morrow for a tight-angle shot. Toronto (13-8-9) had its second straight home tie,

Alejandro Bedoya scored for Philadelphia (11-11-9) in the 25th minute. Bedoya took a pass from Fabian Herbers with his back to the Toronto goal, quickly spun past the Toronto back line and chipped a shot that looped over goalkeeper Clint Irwin.

Penn State routed by No. 4 Michigan at The Big House

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Penn State routed by No. 4 Michigan at The Big House


ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- De'Veon Smith led an overwhelming ground game with 107 yards rushing and a touchdown and Karan Higdon ran for two scores and No. 4 Michigan routed Penn State 49-10 on Saturday in both teams' Big Ten opener.

The Wolverines scored six touchdowns on the ground as they finished with 326 yards rushing. Wilton Speight threw one touchdown pass.

Michigan (4-0) dominated both sides of the ball. Penn State (2-2) has lost three straight to the Wolverines.

Jabrill Peppers gave the fans an early thrill by returning Penn State's first punt to the 9, although a bench-interference penalty moved the ball to the Nittany Lions 24. Seven plays later, Khalid Hill dove in on 4th-and-goal from the 1.

The Wolverines also scored touchdowns on their next two drives. Penn State finally got a couple stops, but the Wolverines took a 28-0 halftime lead on Higdon's 2-yard run.

The Nittany Lions got on the board with a field goal early in the third, but Chris Evans made it 35-3 with a 3-yard run and the Wolverines cruised to the win.

The takeaway
Penn State: The Nittany Lions came into the Big House without any of their starting linebackers then lost Brandon Smith to a second-quarter targeting penalty. That left the Penn State defense helpless against Michigan's running game and short passes. The offense was even worse, putting up 50 yards in the first half. Saquon Barkley had 19 yards rushing and caught two passes for 47 yards, but the rest of the team combined for minus-16.

Michigan: The Wolverines dominated in the trenches, with their defensive line continuously overrunning Penn State's offensive line. They registered five sacks while building their first-half lead and Speight had all the time he needed.

Poll implications
Michigan: The Wolverines came in at No. 4 and there seems little chance that will change much with No. 1 Alabama winning earlier in the day in a blowout and No. 2 Ohio State on a bye.

Up next
Penn State: Returns to Happy Valley for the first of three straight home games. The Nittany Lions face Minnesota next Saturday in the Golden Gophers' first trip to Penn State since 2009.

Michigan: Plays its fifth-straight game at the Big House to open the season, but will have a tougher test against Wisconsin. The 11th-ranked Badgers routed No. 8 Michigan State 30-6 in East Lansing.