Could This Be Donovan McNabb’s Final Test?

We all know about all the various talks that have gone on about the Eagles and their relationship with Donovan McNabb. We know his time in Philadelphia has to come to an end at some point and there has been much talk as to when that time will be. Many said he had a lot to prove this year and indeed he did. All looked well for Donovan McNabb until he failed us on Sunday. He failed when we needed him most and he let a lot of people down. Things just seem to fall into place for the Eagles near the end of seasons, and this year was no different. They had the big win streak to secure a playoff berth and got help from other teams to position themselves as the number two seed in the NFC and wrap up a first round bye and home game. The Eagles missed this opportunity and you have to put a lot of the blame on Donovan McNabb.

I really hate singling out players after a loss (or even a win), but I think it’s pretty fair in this situation. Donovan McNabb is the leader of this offense and the leader of this team. Sunday against the Cowboys, he failed to lead. He had opportunities and he missed them and could not lead his offense to score a single point after helping set a new franchise record for most points in a single season.

So what’s the deal? Did Donovan McNabb just put himself back on the chopping block? His biggest downfall has always been his inability to win the “big game” and he failed again last Sunday. This wasn’t the Super Bowl, so McNabb does have the chance to redeem himself. The question we have to ask ourselves is will he? And if he doesn’t, what happens from here?

Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb

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2 Responses to “Could This Be Donovan McNabb’s Final Test?”

  1. hollywoodeagle says:

    he will be the fall guy if they lose to the Cowboys while Reid remains safe with his 3 yr extension. Reid isnt held accountable but Donovan is? Boy how twisted is that.

    • Mike Burke says:

      I hear ya on that one but I think last week’s game was more Donovan’s fault than anyone else.

      He missed DeSean downfield when he had time. There was the “drop” by Maclin but could have definitely been a better ball on Donovan’s part. Andy said the snap was both the fault of Donovan and Nick Cole but it looked like a ball Donovan could have fielded.

      Overall, you can definitely call it an “off” game for McNabb and I hope he is ready to bounce back this week.

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