After the Redskins game, Reid pointed to McNabb's animated speech to his young charges as evidence of his quarterback's leadership and the team's resolve, but such pronouncements won't excite a town that now defines championship mettle in Phillies red rather than Eagles green. Only a winter victory parade will validate the years of waiting and the spilled sweat of a Scottsdale summer.
Now on SI.com
Former Steeler Jerome Bettis sounds off on the issues of the game each week at SI.com/nfl
Let's Stay Together
In the postwar NFL, 11 coach-quarterback pairings have endured for a decade or longer, and only three have outlasted the Eagles' Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb. The Philadelphia tandem, though, shares a dubious distinction with three other enduring duos—Don Shula--Dan Marino, Marv Levy--Jim Kelly and Dan Reeves--John Elway: All four have failed to win an NFL title.
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]
Win Pct. is regular season and includes only games started by QB; Brown-Graham includes four seasons in All-American Football Conference