McNabb Takes a Shot at Eagles D During Title Game


It’s been an interesting offseason already for the Eagles, with talk about who may be coming and going, and now there appears to be talk about just who was at fault for losing the NFC Title game. If you ask Eagles QB Donovan McNabb, it was the fault of the defense.

The quote came after McNabb was asked on WIP radio in Philly if the Eagles D was to blame after they could not hold the lead in the NFC title game vs Arizona, as they allowed the Cards to drive for a TD late to win the game.

“We were up, 25-24,” McNabb said. [The Cardinals] drove down 72 yards by running the ball – probably, what, eight times? And it reminded me so much of [the NFC championship game in] St. Louis where, coming back in that second half, they ran the ball nine times with Marshall Faulk to keep our offense off the field. Because they were terrified of us going back out and scoring more points.”

Not a good way to start an offseason for a team that needs all the help they can get this offseason, and not a good way to be a team leader. There’s been talk of McNabb not being an Eagle in 2009, and talking bad about the defense may be a good way to get a quick trip out of town.

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5 Responses to “McNabb Takes a Shot at Eagles D During Title Game”

  1. TK says:

    That is a shot? Please stop trying to make a story where there is no story.

  2. Nick says:

    I have been saying for a while now that we need to just clean some house. I think Andy Reid has made too many mistakes, as has McNabb, and they need to go their own way. Time to rebuild. By the way – if you click my link you can see the shirt I made. Bring back John Ritchie!!

  3. ben says:

    what has mcnabb done so bad? hes one of the key reason we got where we did this year him and the defense (what really lost us the NFC championship game the defense).. if u think kevin kolb can do better please he is a joke… look what mcnabb did with terrell owens.. GREATNESS. u get him an aquan or a TJ or even Ocho fuckin cinco he would be great..

  4. Hoagie says:

    I have a hard time with sports writers. While reading this article I got sick. I got sick of sports writers trying to make a name by inferring that Donovan McNabb blames the Defense for the Lose in Arizona. The only way you could say that he did (infer that), is if back in 2001, Against the Rams in St. Louis, he blamed the defense for not being able to finish the game. That never happened. He never blamed anyone but the Philadelphia Eagles as a team, for the lose. Yes, the TEAM lost the game. At different points of this game the Eagles Offense could move the ball. Yes, the Defense could stop the Cardinals before the jumped out to a 21-6 lead. But didn’t the Offense have a chance to score? Yes, and they didn’t come through. Matt Loede, I know you are just doing your job, but reporting this is just crap. If you asked me about a car accident I was in, and I answered you by telling you that it reminded me of another Accident that I was in while my Grandmother was driving, would that infer that this accident was my Grandmothers fault. NO, she has been died for 5 years. Donovan McNabb may have his short comings but still is among the top 5, yes I said ” 5 “, Quarterbacks in the league. He does what he can with what is around him. You can’t get rid of him because their is no one to step in a make it better. Kevin Kolb, I would rather have Bobby Hoying or Koy Deitmer. Sports Writers are a joke.

  5. Matt Loede says:

    First off, to me if you read into what McNabb was saying, he was saying that vs the Rams the team couldn’t stop Faulk, and the Rams D was scared of the Eagles offense. I take that as a slam against the defense. Also, I am not the only “sports writer” that used the notion that what Donovan said was a “slam” against the D. Thanks for reading, but I stand by the title of the piece.

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