Remember when people used to say McNabb wasn’t smart? Well he doesn’t really help his case whenever he opens his mouth and says things like this:
“[Y]ou’ve got to worry about DeSean [Jackson],” McNabb said. “When he comes back are you going to give DeSean the ball or throw it to [Jeremy] Maclin? Remember, you have to give LeSean McCoy the ball, too. And then at the end you still have to pay Mike Vick. They have more problems than people are looking at.”
I’m sorry McNabb but that was dumb as hell. Did you not realize that DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy and Michael Vick were all on the roster last year? That seemed to have worked out just fine, the Eagles were the best yardage and scoring offense in the NFC. Is there any logical explanation to worrying about this issue? Perhaps McNabb just completely wiped last year from his memory, and who could blame him after his debacle of a year for the Redskins where he was benched for Sexy Rexy and then shipped off in favor of John Beck in the offseason.
If anything, he sounds bitter. Is he upset that he never had this many weapons around him? It sure seems like he might be harboring some hard feelings. Which leads me to my next point, perhaps McNabb wasn’t all that he was made out to be. And by that I mean that maybe McNabb wasn’t the jolly, smiley, unselfish guy that he led everyone to believe he was. It has long been speculated that McNabb was more selfish than we thought. Terrell Owens certainly made his opinions on that matter clear. And maybe we saw him and his ego flare up again when he blamed the loss in the playoffs to the Dallas Cowboys on the young players rather than take his fair share of the blame. Right about now players are flocking to Philadelphia to play with Michael Vick, why didn’t they do that with McNabb? We couldn’t pay Randy Moss enough money to come to Philadelphia back in 2008. I guess I’m just confused as to why players gravitate towards Michael Vick but McNabb runs into stupid drama everywhere he goes.
“I was there for 11 years, and the biggest thing we brought in was T.O.,” McNabb told Clark Judge of CBSSports.com. “Now they’re getting the so-called ‘Dream Team.’ It’s amazing, but I look back on my career and what they’re doing now . . . that’s great; that’s excellent. But you’re seeing another side. You’re seeing Andy [Reid] taking that chance. It’s not just taking that chance on one guy. They’re taking a chance on a bunch of guys. And they’re spending money. That’s amazing. Ever since the lockout [ended], teams have to spend money.”
And now McNabb starts to play the victim, like the Eagles never made an effort to put any talent around him. Poor Donny, the Eagles never, ever took a chance on him and surrounded him with a “Dream Team” (maybe he forgot 2004 too?).
What he must be forgetting is that the Eagles invested countless high picks in receivers that didn’t work out. He must be forgetting how the Eagles spent a high 2nd round draft pick on Reggie Brown (who played very well with Jeff Garcia…). He must be forgetting that 1st round pick we spent on Freddie Mitchell. McNabb must not remember going out and getting Kevin Curtis and Donte Stallworth at the height of their games. McNabb must not remember the Eagles spending a bunch of money to keep Westbrook behind him. McNabb might also be forgetting how the Eagles spent a bunch of money retaining Jon Runyan and Tra Thomas. Or how they traded a first round draft pick for Jason Peters. Or how they went out and spent big money on Stacy Andrews. Or how they spent a first round draft pick on Shawn Andrews. He must also be forgetting that the Eagles spent a 2nd round draft pick on DeSean, a 1st round draft pick on Maclin and a 2nd round draft pick on LeSean while he was still here. And that’s not even counting all the defensive players the Eagles brought in that made Donovan’s life so much easier. The Eagles always tried to surround McNabb with talent, always.
I don’t like being so negative about McNabb, I liked him but man, it seems like every time he opens his mouth lately I like him less and less. I’m sure everyone feels bad that things didn’t work out for him in Washington but can he please stop acting like Philadelphia wronged him? Just please stop talking McNabb, thanks.