Remembering McNabb looks to be more important than remembering Christ, on Easter Sunday this year. Or at least, just as sad.
The biggest trade to happen in the city of Philadelphia since the Sixers let go of superstar Allen Iverson in 2006. And fans don’t know what to make out of the deal.
“They traded a 6-time pro-bowler to a division rival for peanuts. This trade made no sense to me,” says Saadiq Stewart, a Strawberry Mansion resident and die-hard Eagles fan. “I almost feel like this was a late April Fools joke. I still don’t believe that it went down like that. I just wonder why.”
The same feelings that Stewart conveyed, resonate in the minds of most fans in the city. The questions of ‘why did it happen’ and ‘where do we go from here’ stand at the top of questions of uncertainty.
A selected few feel like the move wasn’t so bad.
“It was so many moves in one. We (the Eagles) got younger, saved money and let a town favorite leave in a classy- business way,” says Howard Wilson, a hometown sports guy from Strawberry Mansion. “It is always sad to let go of a player like him, because you built the team around him. But he’s at the end of his era and it was best for the team to move on.”
And moving on is the only thing that the Eagles can do from here.
Already this off-season, the Eagles have let go of 12 players, signed 6 and have cut back on 20 million dollars in salary. The average age of the players released are 33 years old and the average of players signed is 25.3 years old. So, clearly this was a future move and rebuilding. It just seems sad that it came at this expense.
By Mr. Chris Banks and Phil Coles