The Eagles Have a Fetish for What?

Donovan McNabb vs. Cowboys

So columnist Gwen Knapp (no, I’ve never heard of her either) wrote a strongly-worded argument for keeping Donovan McNabb over at Most of the article is fine, but there’s one line that I can’t get over:

The Eagles, however, have developed a near-fetish for shedding players as they head toward the periphery of their prime…

Um… what? Since when?

She can’t be talking about Brian Dawkins, who as good as he is, certainly was passed his “prime” when the Eagles let him walk last year. I just can’t, for the life of me, think of anyone who fit that description — especially not a whole bunch that would constitute a “near-fetish,” whatever that means.

Am I just totally forgetting a number of players? If I am, please, enlighten me in the comments.