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It must be said--despite my protests to the contrary—that Eagles management may have known something about McNabb. I think pulling him for Rex Grossman (!!) in the last two minutes of the game is bizarre. I think the conflicting explanations for that pulling are even more bizarre. I think working out Jamarcus Russell is more bizarre still.


At any rate, I'm not yet prepared to say I was wrong. But another few weeks like this, and I'll be there. I never pegged McNabb for being lazy in practice.

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Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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