Stay or Go: The results

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More than 67 percent of voters said Donovan McNabb should go. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Today's "Stay or Go" poll elicited quite a response. More than 11,000 -- as of 4:30 p.m. -- voted on the interactive system set up by philly.com that allowed readers to cast a vote for which Eagles players (and coaches) should stay or go. I got the ball rolling in today's paper (which you can also find here), although I did not include coaches or management, as philly.com did. The Web site, however, narrowed the list down to an essential number of players that aren't as much of a slam dunk as, say, DeSean Jackson would be. Although there are some that garnered an overwhelming "Stay" vote.

I differed with the readers on several players, including Eldra Buckley, Max Jean-Gilles, Darren Howard, Jason Babin, Trevor Laws, Omar Gaither and Macho Harris. Here's the voting as of approximately 4:30 p.m. There were some curious choices.

Quarterback
Donovan McNabb: Stay, 3779 (32.6%); Go, 7798 (67.4%). Total votes = 11577.
Michael Vick: Stay, 3589 (33.9%); Go, 6990 (66.1%). Total votes = 10576.
Kevin Kolb: Stay, 9215 (88.8%); Go, 1163 (11.2%). Total votes = 10376.

Yes, McNabb received more "Go" votes than Vick. Amazing.

Running back
Brian Westbrook, RB:
 Stay, 3675 (36.1%); Go, 6520 (64.0%). Total votes = 10194.
Eldra Buckley: Stay, 4903 (62.2%); Go, 2978 (37.8%). Total votes = 7877.
Leonard Weaver: Stay, 8884 (98.3%); Go, 161 (1.8%). Total votes = 9040.

Philadelphia loves Weaver. It's official. I can't understand the fascination with Buckley, however.

Wide receiver
Jason Avant:
 Stay, 8040 (96.9%); Go, 260 (3.1%). Total votes = 8294.
Reggie Brown: Stay, 895 (11.0%); Go, 7277 (89.0%). Total votes = 8172.
Kevin Curtis: Stay, 2603 (33.9%); Go, 5080 (66.1%). Total votes = 7683.

Wherefore art thou, Brandon Gibson?

Offensive line
Nick Cole:
Stay, 5099 (81.6%); Go, 1149 (18.4%). Total votes = 6248.
King Dunlap: Stay, 1833 (37.5%); Go, 3061 (62.5%). Total votes = 4894.
Max Jean-Gilles: Stay, 3154 (62.8%); Go, 1868 (37.2%). Total votes = 5022.
Winston Justice: Stay, 4785 (92.4%); Go, 392 (7.6%). Total votes = 5177.
Jason Peters: Stay, 4863 (87.7%); Go, 684 (12.3%). Total votes = 5547.

A year ago, Justice might not have received ten percent of the vote to "Stay."

Defensive line
Victor Abiamiri: Stay, 2319 (59.2%); Go, 1596 (40.8%). Total votes = 3915.
Mike Patterson: Stay, 3738 (92.5%); Go, 302 (7.5%). Total votes = 4040.
Chris Clemons: Stay, 1445 (43.1%); Go, 1909 (56.9%). Total votes = 3354.
Antonio Dixon: Stay, 1691 (54.9%); Go, 1387 (45.1%). Total votes = 3078.
Darren Howard: Stay, 1654 (50.6%); Go, 1615 (49.4%). Total votes = 3269.
Jason Babin: Stay, 1881 (64.3%); Go, 1043 (35.7%). Total votes = 2924.
Trevor Laws: Stay, 830 (41.4%); Go, 1173 (58.6%). Total votes = 2003.

I guess the fans think the Eagles wasted their 2008 top draft pick on Laws.

Linebackers
Joe Mays:
Stay, 1369 (48.4%); Go, 1461 (51.6%). Total votes = 2830.
Jeremiah Trotter: Stay, 1009 (25.3%); Go, 2976 (74.7%). Total votes = 3985.
Moise Fokou: Stay, 2012 (74.8%); Go, 679 (25.2%). Total votes = 2691.
Omar Gaither: Stay, 1332 (62.4%); Go, 802 (37.6%). Total votes = 2134.

No one in this town will forget what the Axe Man contributed to this franchise, but they're not afraid to say goodbye.

Defensive backs
Ellis Hobbs:
Stay, 2008 (61.3%); Go, 1267 (38.7%). Total votes = 3275.
Quintin Mikell: Stay, 2233 (78.3%); Go, 620 (21.7%). Total votes = 2853.
Quintin Demps: Stay, 1111 (48.7%); Go, 1172 (51.3%). Total votes = 2283.
Macho Harris: Stay, 1311 (41.0%). Go, 1887 (59.0%). Total votes = 3198.

I can't understand the hate for Harris. He was thrown into a tough spot as a rookie.

Specialists
Sav Rocca:
Stay, 1398 (40.7%); Go, 2035 (59.3%). Total votes = 3433.

Punters are easy pickin's.

Coaches/Management
Andy Reid:
Stay, 2900 (46.5%); Go, 3330 (53.5%). Total votes = 6230.
Joe Banner: Stay, 1706 (37.9%); Go, 2792 (62.1%). Total votes = 4498.
Marty Mornhinweg: Stay, 1567 (30.0%); Go, 3655 (70.0%). Total votes = 5222.
Sean McDermott: Stay, 4530 (70.0%); Go, 1945 (30.0%). Total votes = 6475.

A few observations here: I'm surprised at Reid and Banner's "Go" votes. I thought there would be more for both. I'm shocked by the coordinators' numbers. Mornhinweg's offense set a franchise record for points, while McDermott's unit was among the worst of the Reid era.

Beat reporters
Jeff McLane:
Stay, 1 (0.1%); Go, 11576 (99.9%). Total votes = 11577.

Thanks, Mom, for the vote!

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