McNabb's turnaround must start now

Donovan McNabb's bum thumb is bandage free, and the Eagles QB is hoping for a breakout game against the Jets.

Updated: October 24, 2003, 1:57 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has the most talked about thumb since Little Jack Horner had his serendipitous run-in with a Christmas pie. The thumb got more ink this week when McNabb, who has played the last three-and-a-half weeks with his bruised digit taped, took off the bandages and practiced for the second day without them.

Supposedly, his passes resembled dead pigskin rather than dead ducks, but does that mean McNabb is ready to begin turning his season around?

Not necessarily.