One more reason for Giants fans to be thankful they have Eli Manning as a quarterback, despite his occasionally erratic passes.
Stability. The guy's tough, plays through injury, and is always there. Big contrast to what's happening in Philadelphia with the eminent Donovan McNabb right now.
There's a guy Philly hated from the day they drafted him. And now, it looks like the Eagles organization itself has gotten on board with the boo-birds. After watching McNabb's play decline through injuries the past few years, they're now trying to trade him. Buffalo and Oakland seem interested, though McNabb would rather put a needle through his eye before he plays in either spot. Not that it's his decision to make. But it's obvious the Eagles see the man that took them to a Super Bowl as expendable now.
Regardless of how this episode ends up, it's hard to imagine McNabb playing in an Eagles jersey in 2010. Which means transition. Which means a potential downswing in that 11-5 franchise's fortunes. Considering they've already gotten rid of spent running back Brian Westbrook, one wonders how much that offense can take.
Then again, the Eagles' losses could be the Giants' gain. Program consistency is a wonderful thing.