Head: A good move to bring in a veteran to begin the 2011 season. Throwing Christian Ponder to the wolves (limited experience; shaky offensive line) is probably not the best move at this point, and neither is entrusting Joe Webb. McNabb knows what he is doing and can at least manage the ball.
Heart: For whatever reason, I've just never been a big McNabb fan. I can't even quite put my finger on why, but McNAbb has never been placed on my list of elite NFL QB's. Maybe it's his proneness to injury or often glib (goofy?) attitude, but I just can't get all that excited about his presence. I know he led a lot of teams deep into the playoffs and the stats are pretty good in his favor, but I still can't get revved up to see him run out of the tunnel in San Diego next month.
In what may have been a telling statement, Brad Childress said this about McNabb: "When he locks his jaw, he can do great things". Now, perhaps I am putting too much stock in Chilly's words (a dangerous thought-prcoess, as we all know), but my first thought was: Why shouldn't his "jaw be locked" all the time?!
I hope Donovan proves me wrong and gets me firmly in his corner. Until that point, however, I will be wondering what Matt Hasselbeck would have looked like in Purple...