How Does the McNabb Trade Effect the Giants?

The Philadelphia Eagles have decided to give the keys to the kingdom to QB Kevin Kolb. You may have been busy yesterday, with church and Easter egg hunts but by this morning you have probably found out that QB Donovan McNabb was traded to the Washington Redskins. The question I pose to all of our readers is simple, how does this trade effect the New York Giants?

First lets take a look at the situation, which for a lack of a better word is, insane. We have Donovan McNabb, Mr. Eagle, being traded to division rival Washington because the team took McNabb’s “feelings” into consideration. Really? (If the Redskins lose both games to the Eagles, could this become scandalous?) The Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders were said to be the top two contenders for landing Donovan but at the last minute they trade him within the division? Crazy. It would have been nice if Washington had done the same thing for QB Jason Campbell, who has been treated like a guest the entire time he has played in Washington. Apparently, the only consideration Campbell was shown was a phone call, after the fact, by head coach Shanahan and McNabb himself. The Redskins have a horrible offensive line and they do not have the WR corps that McNabb enjoyed in Philadelphia. Taking all of this into consideration, the McNabb trade to Washington helps the G-men this season in my opinion.

Next we have the fact that QB Michael “half man, half amazing” Vick will be backing up who? Kevin Kolb. Perhaps, I am getting old but this entire scenario a few years ago would be considered grounds for a one way ticket to the funny farm. But here we are getting ready for the 2010 season and it is a reality. Kolb will be the true starting QB for the first time in his career. Many experts have said that he is ready to lead this team and most say he will do very well. A new young QB doing very well to me means, keeping your team above 500 and ending the season with a 9-7 record and no playoff spot. So this situation also helps the G-men for the new season. Both teams, Washington and Philadelphia, will suffer at least one year of growing pains for these changes they made. The New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys will be fighting for NFC East supremacy come the end of the year. What are your thoughts on how this will effect the Giants?

RD –

11 Responses to How Does the McNabb Trade Effect the Giants?

  1. Padua says:

    Very nice one Rob. I just found out about the trade today, and boy am I surprised.

    I thought the trade rumors were just that, rumors. Much like Eli Manning showed to be, I’m really shocked that the Eagles actually followed through with this stupidity…

    McNabb has always been a guy I hated, and respected, because with him at QB the Eagles always stood a chance against us. Don is an elite quarterback who can win a lot of games, and he probably has at least a couple of good years ahead of him, so: bad call by the Eagles.

    Now, shifting the focus, it is, like you said, good for the Giants. As capable as Kolb is, I don’t really think he can live up to No. 5 shoes. The intensity of the NFC East is something young Qbs don’t handle very well, and I can already visualize Justin Tuck chewing him up…

    As far a the Redskins go, although I don’t see them as contenders this year, I think it was a good move for them. With Shanahan and McNabb they have the foundations, now they have to build an O-line, and that sure takes time, but it is surely an upgrade over Jason Campbell.

    Actually, to be quite honest, I really wished to never have to face McNabb again, so I wanted him to be traded outside of the division, that way there would be no Donnovan and still Jason Campbell, but hey, you can’t have everything, right.

    All in all, your prediction is right: Giants and Cowboys will fight the long run, again, and I see us and the ‘Boys both going to the playoffs.

    • robdomaine says:

      Hey Buddy good to hear from you.

      The Eli Manning trade rumor was an April Fools joke lol looks like I got you with that one too.

      I completely agree with you about the hate/respect feeling, I have that too for McNabb. I’m glad we won’t have to see him escaping “sure” sacks anymore. Apparently, they think Kevin Kolb is ready to step up, we will find out soon. It is insane to think of any logical reason why they would trade him inside the division. I can’t wrap my head around that one still.

  2. Padua says:

    One question, though. Did McNabb and Andy Reid call Jason Campbell and Shanahan didn’t?? Did I understand that right?

  3. Kyle L. says:

    Im not happy about this trade in the least. Though you may be right, The Giants and Dallas are strong teams, its hard to argue that Washington did not get significantly better this off season with the addition of a serious head coach and GM. Now they have a quarterback to go with. Not good. The Giants are 12-4 against Washington in their last 16, but how much longer can that continue? Especially with the addition of a qb who is 11-7 against The Giants in his career. Yeah sure everyone keeps saying that they have a terrible offensive line, but truth be told they will improve that vastly with Okung or Bulaga through the draft.

    I see The Giants going 4-2 in the division this year with a sweep of Philly and a split with both other teams. That said, I dont see Dallas doing that well with a rookie LT or Doug Free and a new safety. I see The Giants winning the east with Washington in second and Dallas in 3rd.

    This trade was, in short, complete lunacy. I have never heard of such a thing in my entire life. In no sport does a team trade someone to a rival. Nevermind a franchise Qb. I dont get it at all.

    • robdomaine says:

      I agree that this trade is insane. It makes no sense to me at all. The Eagles didn’t need more draft picks. I am convinced they will move up in the draft and grab a top 5 player. I believe the G-Men can and will win the NFC East too. I have the Cowboys coming in 2nd place though.

      How about another fantasy scenario that sends McNabb to reunite with Coach Spags in St Louis, for the number one overall pick and a third rounder. It looks something like this. lol

      St. Louis gets McNabb and Landry.

      Washington gets 1st and 3rd round picks.

    • Padua says:

      Like I said, McNabb is an elite QB, and we’ve been burned by him too many times for me not to be worried about continue facing the guy twice a year.

      And you are completelly right about how little sense all this makes. Andy Reid must really trust Kevin Kolb can get the job done, because you just don’t get rid of a future hall of famer still playing at a high level like he did.

      Ralph Vacchiano pointed out a pretty scary and very possible scenario: what if Kevin Kolb thrives like Aaron Rodgers did, and what if McNabb pulls a Kurt Warner and brings Whashington back to mix in the division?

      I don’t know, but things sure can get messy now…

      • robdomaine says:

        Those are both very real possibilities. But like we all said earlier, this is the battle of New York and Dallas for NFC East Champs.

        I’m convinced this is positive news for the Giants and the season will prove so. I’m more concerned with Dallas then both of those 9-7 teams. I do not wish them well at all for the 2010 season lol. Anything can happen but on paper, this is a two team fight.

  4. Kyle L. says:

    I dont think we will be seeing any more nuts trades this offseason involving McNabb lol. I heard Washington is shopping Fat Albert though

    • robdomaine says:

      I know I saw your post on 101 and left a comment. That’s where I got the idea to throw Landry into the Spags trade mix lol. Fat Albert is not worth his weight in cheetos.

    • robdomaine says:

      PS – Hey Kyle, guess who the Rams just cut? Marc Bulger lol my vision is coming together perfectly. Either Donovan McNabb or Kurt Warner will be the Rams QB this year, watch and see! lol

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