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McNabb backtracks from "showed our youth" remark

As the Eagles prepare to return to Dallas for a second game in six days against the Cowboys, quarterback Donovan McNabb has had to spend some time putting out a fire that he started by saying that the Eagles “showed our youth” during Sunday’s 24-0 loss.

McNabb denied on Tuesday that the comment was directed at guys on the team born well after November 25, 1976.  “I’ve never attempted or even tried or will ever throw anyone under the bus,” McNabb told the media, via ESPN.  “That’s just not me.  I don’t do that. . . .  These young guys are part of the reason why we’re in the position we are.  They’ve made a lot of plays for us throughout the year, and they will continue to make plays for us. . . .

“It all starts with me.  I have to raise my level of play.  And everyone [else] has to as well.”

So what did he mean when he said that the Eagles “showed our youth”?  If he was included in that assessment, then he has a strange sense of “youth,” especially in a sport where a 33-year-old quarterback is far closer to the end of this career than the beginning.

Receiver DeSean Jackson, in comments to Comcast SportsNet, seemed to give credence to the fact that McNabb’s remarks made a mini-ruckus, even though Jackson’s ass doesn’t appear to have been stung.

“We talked and, you know, it’s nothing big,” Jackson said.  “We’ve just gotta keep it in house and stick together as a team and don’t let things like that break us up.”

One thing that could literally break the team up is another ugly loss to the Cowboys.

“We can’t get embarrassed like that again on Saturday night,” an unnamed veteran player told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, “or a lot of guys will lose their job.”

One guy who won’t lose his job is McNabb, regardless of the amount of blame he tries to take.

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83 Responses to “McNabb backtracks from "showed our youth" remark”
  1. BleedingSilverAndBlack says: Jan 5, 2010 7:17 PM

    Who cares.

  2. troll_aikman8 says: Jan 5, 2010 7:19 PM

    At least those youthful guys don’t get tired in the huddle.
    McNabb looks like he sees the writing on the wall:
    Courageous Vick and Reid’s boy Kolb are waiting to replace him.

  3. Indyeagle says: Jan 5, 2010 7:21 PM

    The Eagles got punked, end of story.
    Don’t care what McNabb said or didn’t say. People say things every day that they don’t mean or that others try to make more out of it then is really there.
    McNabb should have said “We were flat and Dallas Stung our asses, won’t happen again.”
    See ya Saturday!

  4. kennethnoisewater says: Jan 5, 2010 7:21 PM

    As stupid as it sounds after everything that’s happened this year (yes, this is going to be stupid…), I can’t for the life of me see the Eagles losing this game.

  5. Tombstone7 says: Jan 5, 2010 7:23 PM

    Shut up and play…..seems to work for some teams! Do you hear San Diego whining? Even when they were losing in the beginning, it was all about them and not what others were doing!

  6. Bob S. says: Jan 5, 2010 7:28 PM

    mcnabb was younger on sunday when he dropped that snap.

  7. redsquare says: Jan 5, 2010 7:29 PM

    Seems that in last week’s game, the Eagles showed both their youth and their age. Not necessarily the best combination when the chips are down.
    There’s a lot of young talent on that team, but with some critical positions–like QB–at the opposite end of the age scale, I wonder if they’ll be able to take advantage of it, or if the prime periods for the likes of Maclin & co. will be squandered with QB transitions.
    And please, no one suggest that Vick is the answer. He’s irrelevant and and embarrassment to the league.

  8. birdmancometh says: Jan 5, 2010 7:30 PM

    Not still trying to trade McNabb to Arizona Florio? Wow, you’ve grown.

  9. Bwa Ha Ha says: Jan 5, 2010 7:35 PM

    See, I like Donovan, but even when he tosses out a mea culpa, he qualifies it with crap like this >>>>”It all starts with me. I have to raise my level of play. And everyone [else] has to as well.”
    .
    This is my single gripe with him, he won’t take full personal responsibility when he stinks.
    Eagles win 20-19, as Suisham swishes, due to a bad hold from the savior

  10. danielcp0303 says: Jan 5, 2010 7:38 PM

    hahahaha Classic McNabb and classic Eagles. Haven’t won a Super Bowl, never will.

  11. KolbFan says: Jan 5, 2010 7:38 PM

    Another case of waaaah from McNabb. He never steps up and says “I had problems today”. It’s always someone elses fault. Always.
    You are very wrong about losing his job. If he shows another playoff choke Saturday, he will be finally gone.
    And if the Vikings win the Bowl, guess who is the QB for Minnesota next year? Buh bye DMac thanks for NOTHING
    Also, except Brett Farve, No Hall of Fame QB’s are goofballs. Goofballs are not leaders. Period.

  12. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 5, 2010 7:41 PM

    HAHAHAHA!
    Mr. McNabb do you remember a guy by the name of Terrell Owens who you threw under the bus? And then you go and throw your youth under the bus and now that it probably pissed some people off in the locker room you go out and say you didnt mean what you said? Go work in politics when your sorry career is over.

  13. PhillyMike5959 says: Jan 5, 2010 7:42 PM

    This is a non-story…On the other hand The Andrews bros, Curtis, R Brown, maybe Trevor Laws and all the other cap -destroyers better have their bags packed and ready for RamsLand if /when the Eagles lose and get ready to load up for next year.

  14. SuzyKolberIsAwesome says: Jan 5, 2010 7:42 PM

    FLORIO, MCNABBs “act” is wearing thin, in Philly, with comments like that,… he made comments after they lost to Arizona last year, that rubbed people the wrong way, … IF they LOSE Saturday night at Dallas, and McNabb doesn’t play well, there is a feeling that it could be his last game as an Eagle,… so that last sentence may not be true, besides McNabb has never been the one to “try to take the blame”, sounds from the way you wrote this, you have a NATIONAL perspective of McNabb, as opposed to the local feeling that IF this team doesn’t get to the Super Bowl, it’s time to move on, and see what Kevin Kolb can do, …the Eagles are going to have to make a decision on their QB after the season is over, IF they EXTEND McNabb, Kolb will likely be gone, and nothing short of getting to the Super Bowl would be seen as a reason to bring McNabb back.

  15. Danny18 says: Jan 5, 2010 7:43 PM

    How will Philadelphia fans skewered this remark?

  16. Opie says: Jan 5, 2010 7:43 PM

    Cornflorio @ her finest……. rumor-mongerer
    rumble, rumble, rumble. Maybe you can fill in for the Wash. Post’s sports section, at least there you can let your Redskins “freak flag fly!”

  17. imalwaysright says: Jan 5, 2010 7:47 PM

    I wonder how long it will take vox and the rest of the cowgirl faithful to blow this up into something that it isn’t

  18. chunky soupy sales says: Jan 5, 2010 7:48 PM

    What he meant to say was ” we showed our cookies”.

  19. Patrian says: Jan 5, 2010 7:50 PM

    Yo… is yo ass stingin yet Philly?

  20. eagles_5_beast says: Jan 5, 2010 7:50 PM

    So common for an unnamed source or player to make a big statement in pft….

  21. bri81068 says: Jan 5, 2010 7:54 PM

    I disagree Mike. Another loss on Saturday night to their hated division rival, I think will be the end of McNabb in Philly.

  22. bigrig says: Jan 5, 2010 7:58 PM

    Looks like some finger pointing is starting.
    Looks like once McNabb came up against playoff caliber defense, reality set in.
    Looks like Philly is confused as to how to move the chains if DSJ is shut down. You know, like he has been twice this year against Dallas.

  23. Bird Man says: Jan 5, 2010 7:58 PM

    He was referring to the fact that the core group of guys hasn’t been together for very long. That’s why it was “our” youth. And it doesn’t appear as though he “backtracked.” He simply pointed out, even though it should have been obvious to anyone that wasn’t trying to make a big deal out of nothing, that his comments weren’t a knock on his teammates.

  24. slipkid says: Jan 5, 2010 8:02 PM

    no it wont. but they would likely kut kolb.

  25. Anebriated says: Jan 5, 2010 8:04 PM

    Imho the comments were directed at the short time the team has been playing with these players as opposed to mcnabb throwing the young players under the. bus. Either way as its already been said its superbowl or bust for mcnabb. It’s time to see what Reid can do with an accurate “west coast” QB.

  26. Sjoebarry says: Jan 5, 2010 8:07 PM

    Pathetic how people who hate this guy can take a snipit of a comment to further their own agenda.
    Please go to philadelphiaeagles.com under the media tab and find mcnabbs postgame press conference. You will hear two things.
    First you will hear Mcnabb take responsibility for the fumble when asked about it.
    Then, two questions later, you will hear “Donovan, we’ve talked in the past about how young this team is…do you think maybe that they showed their youth today”?
    And then Mcnabb answers the question with what has turned into, like I said, a snipit taken out of context to bash the guy.
    He answered a direct question. He never came right to the podium and started blaming the young players for rhenloss as some would have you believe.

  27. VegasChris says: Jan 5, 2010 8:08 PM

    I just have visions of Dallas fans waving Donovon McNabb vomit bags on Saturday night…

  28. GoldenSunEagle says: Jan 5, 2010 8:09 PM

    Can we trade Curtis (or Reggie Brown), Laws (or someone else), a first and a third round pick to the Rams for Suh? I know we need a DE, but damn, having a DT and DE combo with Suh and Cole could be the biggest thing our defense needs right now, and I LIKE our DTs… Would be nice to have to have a team oppose for more than just Cole.

  29. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 5, 2010 8:18 PM

    I think McNabb has weasled his way into contract extensions much like that of Jake Delhomme and they will always be with their teams. In fact I find it odd how the 2 of them are quite similar.

  30. Sjoebarry says: Jan 5, 2010 8:18 PM

    Pathetic how people who hate this guy can take a snipit of a comment to further their own agenda.
    Please go to philadelphiaeagles.com under the media tab and find mcnabbs postgame press conference. You will hear two things.
    First you will hear Mcnabb take responsibility for the fumble when asked about it.
    Then, two questions later, you will hear “Donovan, we’ve talked in the past about how young this team is…do you think maybe that they showed their youth today”?
    And then Mcnabb answers the question with what has turned into, like I said, a snipit taken out of context to bash the guy.
    He answered a direct question. He never came right to the podium and started blaming the young players for rhenloss as some would have you believe.

  31. PhillyHouse says: Jan 5, 2010 8:29 PM

    I get tired of people who want McNabb to “take blame” for his mistakes. Who stepped up and said they were wrong for booing him on draft day? Did Rush Limbaugh step up and say he was wrong about his asinine comments? Did Terrell Owens say he was wrong for saying a Brett Favre would be a better option than McNabb? Did Freddie Mitchell apologize for EVER thinking he was a legit WR?
    Donovan McNabb has faults. He misses throws and he tends to hold the ball too long. But what QB has done more with less over the last 10 years? It’s not realistic to think the Eagles would win a SB with James Thrash and Todd Pinkston as starting WR on a pass-happy offense. The Eagles’ D was really good, but who were the HOF defensive players during this period? Brian Dawkins? Who else?
    In summation, McNabb gets undo criticism. Other QB get skewered, too. But at least they get ripped for consistently under-performing. McNabb gets criticized for “not taking blame” or for “smiling”. Are you people trying to date McNabb?

  32. jfd349 says: Jan 5, 2010 8:29 PM

    I hope a lot of guys lose their jobs.

  33. BeerBarron says: Jan 5, 2010 8:30 PM

    I have thought for a long time DM was a solid QB.. that was just based on the box scores or highlights and a few televised games.. but watch last years NFC championship game.. Mac missed at least three wide open recievers while not under much pressure, 2 would have gone for TD’s. the other.. maybe.. game changing/winnign plays.. after watching a few full games this year he misses to many easy throws.. and gives his soup smile when the cameras are on him.. then make a tough throw on third down sometimes to redeem himself.. He actually does that almost every game.. misses 3 easy passes, makes one great play.. watch an entire game with him at QB and 3/4 games will drive you nuts with his missed oppurtunities..

  34. ERock says: Jan 5, 2010 8:38 PM

    everything mcnabb said is true. the young guys looked like sh.t. this is mcscabbs last chance at a ring and hes dreamin like MLK. not now not never

  35. Big Smitty SCPO says: Jan 5, 2010 8:39 PM

    Danny CPO will never make Senior Chief!!!

  36. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 5, 2010 8:48 PM

    Donovan McNabb, consummate teammate.

  37. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 5, 2010 8:51 PM

    “Cornflorio @ her finest……. rumor-mongerer”
    Which part was rumor? The fact that McNabb threw the young guys on the bus or the fact that the Eagirls had to engage damage control over it?

  38. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 5, 2010 8:53 PM

    um… UNDER the bus. Maybe McNabb will get thrown on a bus after this game. A bus to BUFFALO.

  39. VoxVagina says: Jan 5, 2010 9:00 PM

    McNabb is right though. He didn’t have a good game at all but the young guys dropped a lot of passes even when McNabb was on target. Hopefully they bounce back. McNabb shouldn’t be blamed for their struggles though. He always has a couple of bad games per year, as do every most of the good QBs in the league. But their defense has been lacking. I think next year when Stewart Bradley is back and after the draft and free agency, we should see a much better defense. But there is nothing dramatic the Eagles can do at this point to improve their D, which might end up costing them the game on Saturday.

  40. danielcp0303 says: Jan 5, 2010 9:04 PM

    @Sjoebarry
    Yeah…being asked a direct question then throwing your teammates under the bus is alot better than just going up to the podium and talking crap about them. gtfo

  41. chunky soupy sales says: Jan 5, 2010 9:06 PM

    “Please go to philadelphiaeagles.com …”
    ______________________________________
    Not a chance at all I’m gonna click on that big crack virus.

  42. db3300 says: Jan 5, 2010 9:14 PM

    Eaglefan should be pissed that Kolb is sitting on the bench while McNabb gives them false hope.

  43. Rex Ryan=Fat Twat says: Jan 5, 2010 9:25 PM

    Thanks Sjoebarry for the insight. Mcnabb haters started out with the ricky fanataics at the draft and will always continue. Boy it must be absolutely suicidal to be a super bowl contender every year this past decade. Mcnabb is a sick qb and raiders, bills, rams, redskins fans would suck some homeless dirty bastards dick to have him.
    1st rd. qb in 1999 in order.
    Couch (1st)
    Mcnabb (2nd)
    Akili Smith (3rd)
    Culpepper (11th)
    Cade Mcnown (12th)
    Take Mcnabb out and these guys are laughable.
    He’s 33 but who cares. Tom Brady is 32. He has at LEAST about 3-4 years for a GM to put the pieces around him and he’s golden.

  44. toe-to-toe bird law says: Jan 5, 2010 9:32 PM

    # Chapnasty2 says: January 5, 2010 8:18 PM
    I think McNabb has weasled his way into contract extensions much like that of Jake Delhomme and they will always be with their teams. In fact I find it odd how the 2 of them are quite similar.
    —————————————————-
    Hahaha! Really? Chapnasty2 has proven that he has twice the stupid of Chapnasy1, but with half the calories.
    Jake Delhomme was a turnover machine. McNabb will go down as the longest tenured QB with the lowest INT percentage. FYI: This is Romo’s first year with single digit INT’s. How long do you really think that trend will last?

  45. Sjoebarry says: Jan 5, 2010 9:33 PM

    Title of PFT thread:
    McNabb backtracks from “showed our youth” remark
    Definaiton of remark:
    1 : the act of remarking : notice
    2 : an expression of opinion or judgment
    Definition of answer:
    1 : something spoken or written in reply to a question
    so, if you had a brain, you’d understand that “remark” and “answer” imply two separate concepts. he did not make a remark. he answered a question, the jist of which was “do you think the youth of the team had any impact on the outcome of todays game?”
    so to imply that he threw anyone under the bus is ludicrous. he answered a direct question, with a correct response mind you.
    when asked two questions prior if he took any blame (in that line of questioning it was in regards to the fumbled snap) he replied that he was responsible for the fumble, BECAUSE HE ANSWERED A DIRECT QUESTION.
    by your logic, he threw himself under the bus in implying, after being asked a question, that he was responsible for said fumble.
    idiots, all of you.

  46. jan van flac says: Jan 5, 2010 10:22 PM

    you cowboys idiots are acting like you already won the super bowl.
    you have an opportunity to win a playoff game, which you MIGHT or MIGHT not do. Until then you’d be wise to shut your pie holes, or the hangover will be that much worse when you lose.

  47. Indyeagle says: Jan 5, 2010 10:24 PM

    BeerBaron,
    You hit the frustration that Eagles fans have with McNabb right on the head.
    You are correct.
    I wouldn’t be shocked if he came out and looked like Peyton Manning this week and I wouldn’t be shocked if he looked like Quincy Carter either.

  48. drbob1117 says: Jan 5, 2010 10:30 PM

    I have a theory that all of the McNabb bashers must be under 25, because anyone old enough to remember stiffs like Bobby Hoying, Rodney Peete, Ty Detmer, Mike McMahon, Jeff Kemp, Pat Ryan, Roman Gabriel, Mike Boryla, Pete Liske, Norm Snead, etc. should thank God that we have had a franchise QB the last 11 years. Even Ron Jaworski and Randall Cunningham, who get all kinds of respect in our town, were nowhere near McNabb’s class as QB’s. It must be a small minority that’s really loud, because when the Eagles website has polled this topic McNabb gets voted the greatest Eagles QB ever in a LANDSLIDE. That’s because he leads the Birds in every statistical category for a QB, and yes, that includes regular season wins and playoff wins. I was born in 1961, and was 17 before the Eagles appeared in even ONE playoff game. That playoff game in 1978 ( @ Falcons) they lost because the beloved Dick Vermeil thought he could get by using a punter as the kicker , who then missed a 32 yarder in the game’s final minute. So there may be bashers of Reid and McNabb out there, but believe me I’m not one of them. I know what a bad coach and QB look like , and these guys ain’t it.

  49. Floriosadouchebag says: Jan 5, 2010 10:30 PM

    The question was:
    Donovan, we’ve talked in the past about how young this team is…do you think maybe that they showed their youth today”?
    He didn’t throw anybody under the bus. The bottom line is that Florio and the rest of the McNabb haters are douchebags.
    There is also a large percentage of Philly fans who are douche bags. 2 weeks ago, the Eagles were the greatest thing ever and were bound for the Super Bowl. Now Reid and McNabb need to go.
    How stupid are the Philly fans? Every time the Eagles backs are against the wall and the city has turned on them, they have bounced back. Every time! How many times has Reid and McNabb lost their 1st playoff game? The answer is 0. Reid is 7-0. McNabb is 6-0/
    Please stay off the bandwagon this time after Philly beats Dallas.

  50. TMZPhins says: Jan 5, 2010 10:31 PM

    Could use Dawk right about now.

  51. KolbFan says: Jan 5, 2010 10:37 PM

    NFL films miked up Westbrook last week. When Maclin missed his sure TD catch Dmac comes to the sidelines and says “I overthrew Avant”. Avant was AT LEAST 10 yards in front of Maclin! But that was probably the youth showing right?
    Go to philadelphiaeagles.com?? Why? All they do is spin spin spin. Who cares what he says. His sulking smirk whenever he’s losing says it all. Yes we have been in contention for 10 years but NOTHING to show. So team consistency only means the coaching staff continues to do a good job.
    Does everyone forget his barfing on the final drive in the SB? And philly fans should be thankful??? wtf?
    PhillyHouse asks- What (super bowl winning) QB has done more with less (offensive talent) in the last 10 years?
    Two names for you pal. Trent Dilfer & Brad Johnson
    In parting, not paying Dawkins will cost us dearly this weekend….again
    Cant wait for the Kolb era to start….

  52. Opie says: Jan 5, 2010 10:48 PM

    Vox = basement dwelling product of some kid’s, who read to much J.R.R Tolkein, imagination)
    “Which part was rumor? The fact that McNabb threw the young guys on the bus or the fact that the Eagirls had to engage damage control over it?”
    ______________________________
    The part where he said that the young guys on the team were the reason the team lost the game is the rumor part. The part where he “backtracked” is rumor/conjecture. The alleged “fact” that the Eagles (proper spelling) had to engage in damage control is just your lame attempt at a pithy comment and also rumor.
    Listen to the interview, don’t rely on Cornflorio to sample beats and put together a song.
    Shame on you Perez Florio, shame on YOU!

  53. drbob1117 says: Jan 5, 2010 10:52 PM

    @ Kolbfan: I’ll never understand why all you anti McNabb folks beat that whole barfing thing to death , as though throwing up makes him a bad QB, but I’ll give you a fun stat: In every single drive in which #5 was purported to have ‘lost his lunch’, the drive ended with an Eagles TD. I hope he throws up 6 or 7 times @ Dallas this week.

  54. jan van flac says: Jan 5, 2010 10:53 PM

    @”Kolbfan”
    he didn’t barf on the final drive. He (allegedly – only TO seems to have seen it) did BEFORE throwing a perfect TD pass to Greg Lewis to pull within 3 points.
    Trent Dilfer had possibly the best D of all time. The rest of his career was unremarkable, not even in McNabb’s league. Ditto Brad Johnson.
    Yes, Kolb has potential. He has a nice touch and accuracy, but an average arm and mobility. I think it’s ironic that most Eagles fans wanted him cut before he played decently when McNabb went out for two games.
    You don’t throw over a QB who is far from old and has a won 10 playoff games for that kind of potential. does McNabb always say the right things to the media? no, but who cares. He’s a potential HOF QB, that is undeniable.

  55. st.michael says: Jan 5, 2010 11:01 PM

    Florio Jr showed his youth by posting such an irrelevant story.
    Note to Florio Sr. : be sure to log off properly in the future

  56. Opie says: Jan 5, 2010 11:04 PM

    Dr. Bob: We agree on the under 25 crowd crowing about DNabb. They know not of which they speak.
    SuzyKolberIsAwesome: really, just wanted to say that!
    Kolb fan: Dilfer and Brad Johnson? Really?!? Come on, man! Even you see the follie in that. It’s a team game and to pit those two guys vs. DNabb is just a slight over-reaction, right? By the way, kid barfed in a bowl game after 1st play……..came back with a nice int. and played a good game. LOTS of players barf, some even have it as a part of their ritual. I knew a guy that had to take a shiznit between pregame warm ups and the start of a game! Not your everday, “I ate too many burritos, but a nasty poo pasting of the toilet bowl that looked like it hit a ceiling fan and shredded it all over the damn place! Dude was a stone face killa…..

  57. Warlock says: Jan 5, 2010 11:06 PM

    I hope everyone keeps going with the Dallas lovefest,I promise you the Eagles will win this playoff game,no question about it

  58. scrapdawg12 says: Jan 5, 2010 11:15 PM

    No matter what somebody says in any sport, someone in the media always has to criticize it. Seriously, who cares? The team is young, he isn’t pointing fingers but they all need to step up. Maclin had alligator arms, Jackson dropped 2 or 3, Celek dropped some, the WHOLE Defense played like crap. This is a joke. The media turned T.O. and Donovan into a circus when I truly don’t think there was anything were putting in the media. If there was no media, there would be no drama and I think the nfl should get rid of all media outlets. No more interviews, no more talking to reporters, and etc… This will shut everyone the heck up.

  59. KolbFan says: Jan 6, 2010 12:07 AM

    Dmac creates his own circus when he says things like TO’s antics were like black on black crime. Remember that one? Dont feel sorry for him at all. The truth is he has never connected with the Philly fan base (waaah I got booed on the day I became a multimillionaire) He has never even tried. In fact his distaste of the fans is incredibly apparant.
    His laughing, joking and dancing on the sidelines during wins is almost as painful as his sulking smirk with the helmet pulled low during losses. Fans see it and you can like it or dislike it but the fact is: leaders aren’t goofballs.
    Players on the team know he’s not a leader when he says (paraphrased from post game interview) “Everyone was looking around for someone to step up their game”. Hey stupid, your young guys are looking at YOU to step it up.
    And I will apologize for booing at the draft ONLY if he brings a R-I-N-G. Career winning %, INT’s/attempt or completion % means absolutely nothing you idiots. No ring means we were correct in our instant judgement 10 years ago and I want an apology from Donovan AND his annoying Mom too if/when he doesn’t do it… again. Deal?

  60. DJSlyBri says: Jan 6, 2010 12:15 AM

    “I’ve never attempted or even tried or will ever throw anyone under the bus,” McNabb told the media, via ESPN. “That’s just not me. I don’t do that. . . .
    As a guy that has watched every snap and followed every up and down of McNabb’s career, I can tell you with certainty that he is 100% accurate with that statement. Unlike his coach, who can subtly throw people under the bus with the best of them. One of his favorite sayings to just a disgusting coaching decision, i.e. to punt late in the game when behind, is “I thought the defense would stop them there.” Reid did that after the earlier loss to the Cowboys, and after his DISGUSTING decision to punt away the game in the playoff game against the Saints in January 2007.

  61. Tim. says: Jan 6, 2010 12:49 AM

    The whole team sucked on Sunday. McNabb was just stating the obvious. It was his fault, and everyone else’s. McNabb couldn’t throw with accuracy, the WRs couldn’t catch, the Corners and DBs couldn’t cover, the LBs couldn’t tackle, the D-Line couldn’t create pressure, the O-Line couldn’t block, and Special Teams couldn’t get good field position and missed a field goal. I don’t have a problem with McNabb saying that it was his and the rest of the team’s fault. It was.

  62. Quagmire says: Jan 6, 2010 5:54 AM

    One guy who won’t lose his job is McNabb, regardless of the amount of blame he tries to take.
    I wouldn’t bet on that…I think Kolb threw for over 300 yds in both of the games he started this year.

  63. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 6, 2010 6:24 AM

    “@ Kolbfan: I’ll never understand why all you anti McNabb folks beat that whole barfing thing to death , as though throwing up makes him a bad QB”
    He showed up for the most important game of his career out of shape. Probably got fat from all the hype that the media was feeding him about himself at the time. Rush Limbaugh was right.

  64. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 6, 2010 6:25 AM

    “you cowboys idiots are acting like you already won the super bowl. ”
    You Eagirl lowbrows are acting like your team didn’t get paintbrushed just three days ago.

  65. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 6, 2010 6:27 AM

    “It must be a small minority that’s really loud, because when the Eagles website has polled this topic McNabb gets voted the greatest Eagles QB ever in a LANDSLIDE.”
    I’d have picked Norm van Brocklin, myself.

  66. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 6, 2010 6:30 AM

    “Boy it must be absolutely suicidal to be a super bowl contender every year this past decade.”
    Who is delusional? That’s right, you are!

  67. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 6, 2010 6:38 AM

    “But there is nothing dramatic the Eagles can do at this point to improve their D”
    Are you kidding? I have been assured that “interception magnet” Asante Samuel and “shutdown presence” Sheldon Brown will always make the Eagirls a good D as long as they’re there. I put those phrases in quotes because that’s what those guys were called in an NBC article that was written by a PFT contributor and a colleague AFTER the Cowboys beat their asses, mostly by picking on both of them.

  68. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 6, 2010 6:46 AM

    “Jake Delhomme was a turnover machine. McNabb will go down as the longest tenured QB with the lowest INT percentage.”
    Wow, wanna qualify that any more?
    “This is Romo’s first year with single digit INT’s. How long do you really think that trend will last?”
    Long enough to KEEP him as the #2 rated QB in NFL history. McNabb looks great with all those checkdowns and two yard passes and whatnot though.
    And don’t forget:
    McNabb = #2 overall draft pick, $100+ million contract, two double digit INT seasons in a row. So far. Eagiels have invested in so much on offense to try to get him over the hump. He’s played his best football, and it’s not that great.
    Romo = undrafted, unheralded, plays with a bunch of guys that were castoffs from other teams and either undrafted or second day draft picks.

  69. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 6, 2010 6:48 AM

    “That’s because he leads the Birds in every statistical category for a QB, and yes, that includes regular season wins and playoff wins.”
    Sorta like being a gold medal winner at the Special Olympics.

  70. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 6, 2010 6:54 AM

    “He’s 33 but who cares. Tom Brady is 32. He has at LEAST about 3-4 years for a GM to put the pieces around him and he’s golden.”
    When you say “pieces” do you mean firearms? Because they’ve pretty much given him everything, particularly lately. Spent high draft picks on Justice, McCoy, Jackson and Maclin, went out and got Jason Peters and Stacy Andrews, dumped Garcia so McNabb’s feelings wouldn’t be hurt, etc.

  71. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 6, 2010 6:59 AM

    “In fact his distaste of the fans is incredibly apparant.”
    I’m glad that I’m not the only one that has noticed that. He was seriously clowning Eagirl fans last year after he won a game after he was benched.

  72. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 6, 2010 7:00 AM

    “It’s a team game”
    That’s funny, when the Cowboys lose it’s always Romo’s fault.

  73. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 6, 2010 7:09 AM

    “His laughing, joking and dancing on the sidelines during wins is almost as painful as his sulking smirk with the helmet pulled low during losses. Fans see it and you can like it or dislike it but the fact is: leaders aren’t goofballs.”
    Who could forget him moon-walking with a supposedly injured groin after scoring a TD, right before he threw the game-winning pick 6 to Roy L. Williams of all people? He was all alone, no Eagirls players within 5 yards, McNabb just threw it right into his arms for a 46 yard return for a TD with less than three minutes left in the game. That’s right on par with the Miracle at the Meadowlands, all the Eagirls had to do to win the game was eat the rest of the clock, maybe kick a FG to put it out of reach. Instead the Cowboys won 21-20. In Philly. I remember after the game, every excuse was made. DMac was playing hurt, shows how much guts he has, we’re lucky to have a guy like McNabb. Sure didn’t look too hurt when he was doing that retarded moon-walk.

  74. RedRaider58 says: Jan 6, 2010 8:04 AM

    @ everyone bringing up the barfing…
    Question – what was the final result of that particular drive?
    ’nuff said.

  75. Rickah99 says: Jan 6, 2010 10:29 AM

    Wow, “.VoxVeritas” posts in early January! Will that trend continue if Dallas loses, I wonder…

  76. toe-to-toe bird law says: Jan 6, 2010 11:08 AM

    .VoxVeritas says:
    January 6, 2010 6:46 AM
    Wow, wanna qualify that any more?
    ———————————————-
    Wow, wanna create some more posts? This is absolutely hilarious. You’ve posted more comments vilifying McNabb than I care to count. What’s even funnier is that they happen at 6:00AM. Nobody on here should feel the need to make a fool of you because you do it to yourself. Ever seen Big Fan with Patton Oswalt? That’s you in Giants’ garb. Look at how you feel the need to respond to every single comment. You are a sad, sad man/woman/dog/man-dog.

  77. chunky soupy sales says: Jan 6, 2010 11:25 AM

    “@ everyone bringing up the barfing…
    Question – what was the final result of that particular drive?
    ’nuff said.”
    What was the final result of the game?
    Now nuff said.

  78. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 6, 2010 12:59 PM

    “What’s even funnier is that they happen at 6:00AM.”
    What’s so funny about that? Not everybody is a fry cook who’s shift doesn’t start until noon, you know.

  79. toe-to-toe bird law says: Jan 6, 2010 1:35 PM

    .VoxVeritas says:
    January 6, 2010 12:59 PM
    What’s so funny about that? Not everybody is a fry cook who’s shift doesn’t start until noon, you know.
    ————————————————
    I assume you only posted this early after taking a break from raping the local livestock in Texas. Your rationale is that the sherriff isn’t patrolling your neighborhood that early, but God cries every time you do that. Actually, God probably cries a lot about your life.

  80. Whiterhino says: Jan 6, 2010 3:35 PM

    # toe-to-toe bird law says: January 6, 2010 11:08
    Wow, wanna create some more posts? This is absolutely hilarious. You’ve posted more comments vilifying McNabb than I care to count. What’s even funnier is that they happen at 6:00AM. Nobody on here should feel the need to make a fool of you because you do it to yourself. Ever seen Big Fan with Patton Oswalt? That’s you in Giants’ garb. Look at how you feel the need to respond to every single comment. You are a sad, sad man/woman/dog/man-dog.
    —————————–
    Dude, you don’t need to “imagine” what Vox looks like. He DOES look like Patton Oswald, but uglier. Check out the mullet on his Myspace page by googling Vox Veritas.
    (Also, your screenname rocks. I’ll go toe to toe with you on Bird Law anyday!)

  81. VoxVagina says: Jan 6, 2010 4:14 PM

    Why does Vox have like 16 posts on an Eagles post? Do you sit around the computer all day thinking about how to annoy the crap out of people?

  82. belicheckyoself says: Jan 6, 2010 4:28 PM

    Am I the only one who thinks the Eagles are going to win this game?

  83. Rickah99 says: Jan 6, 2010 6:03 PM

    .VoxVeritas says:
    January 6, 2010 12:59 PM
    “What’s even funnier is that they happen at 6:00AM.”
    What’s so funny about that? Not everybody is a fry cook who’s shift doesn’t start until noon, you know.
    ————————————————
    Speaking from experience?
    Should be interesting to see if he does another vansishing act if Dallas loses.

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