Monday, November 1, 2010, 6:37 p.m.
Jeremy Taylor of Asylum.com wonders if the Donovan McNabb trade is already a bust for the Redskins. At the time of the deal, people wondered whether the Eagles were getting ripped off. Now, the shoe is on the other foot.
"During his long career in Philly, McNabb went through some bad stretches, but always bounced back and played better," Taylor writes. "Halfway through the 2010 season McNabb is statistically one of the worst QBs in the NFL, and his coach obviously has no confidence in him."
Climbing the Wall
Stephen D. Riley of TruthAboutIt.net tracks John Wall's progress through the early stages of his NBA career. In Riley's different levels of the Wall "threat level," he currently has him at yellowelevated, i.e. "significant risk of John Wall attacks."
After the Hawks game, Riley wrote: "Although Washington lost 99-95, you can't impress (in a second career NBA game) much more than Wall did against Atlanta on Saturday. Stay alert, there's a long, threatening season ahead from the No 1 overall pick."
Free to go?
Kelly Friesen of SportsHaze.com takes a look at impending free agents for the Capitals, including Alexander Semin, Mike Knuble and Brooks Laich. Who should be re-signed? Who should be let go?
"It's uncertain whether or not the Caps will trade Semin, or try to resign the Russian winger," she writes. "Rumor has it that Semin has interest in playing in the KHL, some thought this was the reason behind him wanting a one year deal last off-season, rather than a long-term deal. Like Ilya Kovalchuk, its appears that money will be a huge factor in where Semin ends up this off-season."
FederalBaseball.com's Patrick Reddington, in his latest Nationals beat, looks back at the Stephen Strasburg debut, the progress of Bryce Harper and a recent conversation with Ken Burns.