Monday, October 04, 2010

McNabb vs. Vick Missed The Point. Sunday's Game Was About Snyder vs. Reid.

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 03: Donovan McNabb  of the Washington Redskins meets with head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles after their game on October 3, 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 17-12. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

All that hype about McNabb vs. Vick when the Washington Redskins visited the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday was just to sell tickets. Quarterbacks don't face against each other. They face defenses.

Sunday's more cogent contest was Daniel Snyder vs. Andy Reid. Snyder and Reid follow opposite paths to build a football roster. Both made significant changes to their rosters this year. Both followed their unique approach. The finished products were both on display at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday.

Andy Reid: Cycle players, conserve the cap, and build for today and tomorrow

The Eagles' approach under Reid couldn't be more different from Snyder's. They trade players for draft picks, and then use those picks to restock the team. Philadelphia had 13 picks in the 2010 NFL Draft, including the second round pick acquired from Washington for Donovan McNabb. The Redskins had six picks and are looking at four in the 2011 Draft.

Why on Earth would the Eagles trade Donovan McNabb?

To read the rest of this story, go to Redskins Hog Heaven.


Thomas Paine said...

Such an interesting take. I had not considered the larger picture with regard to the Eagles-Redskins matchup being about more than the players on the field.

This is true though; the two teams have exercised different philosophies over the past many years. I hope however that Dan Snyder has since learned from the school of hard knocks and is tweaking his own philosophy.

Master4Caster said...

Thank you for your visit, Thomas. I too hope Snyder is getting smarter about building a roster.