Thursday, November 26, 2015

Cheer or Boo McNabb?

What kind of welcome will you extend to Donovan McNabb upon his return to Lincoln Financial Field as a Washington Redskin?

Cheer or Boo McNabb?

Donovan McNabb spent 11 years as Andy Reid´s quarterback before being traded. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Donovan McNabb spent 11 years as Andy Reid's quarterback before being traded. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

What kind of welcome will you extend to Donovan McNabb upon his return to Lincoln Financial Field as a Washington Redskin?

Will you give him a standing ovation and cheer?

Will you simply applaud the former Eagles quarterback for his 11 years of service?

Or will you jump up and boo the guy?

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Will you cheer or boo Donovan McNabb when he returns to Philly on Sunday?

Or will you just sit on your hands?

Coach Andy Reid said that he had no idea what kind of reception McNabb will get Sunday when the Eagles host the Redskins.

"Listen, I don't know," Reid said Monday at his day-after-game news conference at the NovaCare Complex. "I don't know that. ... He is a Redskin and they don't get the best acceptance at the stadium there."

Someone asked if Reid would get emotional in seeing McNabb in a Redskins jersey at the Linc. (Note to out-of-town questioner: Reid doesn't do emotion).

"There is not time for that," Reid said. "I have a lot of things I need to take care of."

Reid may not be aware of the stadium atmosphere on game days, but he expects the Linc to be raucous.

"It will be a little crazy," Reid said. "It's always crazy when the NFC East teams come here, so I'm sure it will be a little crazier than ever. ... But I got the headset on, I'm focused on the game. But I know the louder the better, I do know that. That's why I welcome people. Our fans are a little crazy. We're probably on the A-list in the National Football League. I love that part of that. When they put all that green stuff on and dress crazy. I like that. I welcome the Redskins into that."

As for injuries, Reid said that guard Nick Cole still has swelling in his knee and will sit out Wednesday's practice. Reggie Wells, who jumped in for Cole Sunday, will practice with the first team and continue to get repetitions there as the week goes on, Reid said.

Also, tight end Brent Celek has a wrist contusion and defensive end Brandon Graham sprained his ankle. Both injuries aren't considered serious.


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