It’s one thing for us as fans to continually call out the poor offensive play calling of the Eagles; it’s another thing for a divisional rival to do the same thing. In an interview on a Dallas radio station last week, Cowboys linebacker Keith Brooking said the following about the Eagles play calling:
The way we dominated them, obviously McNabb didn’t play his best, but they were very predictable. We knew exactly what was coming on every play. A lot of that didn’t have to do with Donovan McNabb.
This really shouldn’t come as a shocker to anyone. Despite the remark from such a hated foe, it is a bit gratifying. Everyone knows that the Eagles play calling can be very lackluster at times, but it seems that Andy Reid and the boys never take the fans and medias perspective into view. Many times they seem focused on their ways and unwilling to accept failure and make changes. I’m hoping that these remarks help shine some light on the subject.
There’s no question that the Cowboys will be the NFC East favorite heading into the 2010 season, especially after the way they handled the Eagles in consecutive weeks at the end of the season. If the Eagles want to be able to hang with the ‘Boys, there are some obvious changes that need to be made and Keith Brooking took the liberty of point one of the big ones out for them.
Personally, I am glad he made these statements. It really is the truth and is the kind of message that you would think the Eagles would take personally and investigate. Maybe you are way too predictable. Do something about it.