When Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb looks back on his time with the Eagles, he thinks the folks in Philadelphia weren’t appreciative enough of the success the team had over the last decade.
“They were 3-13 the year before they drafted me,” McNabb told the Philadelphia Daily News. “The next year, we went 5-11 and then the next year we went 10-6. After that, we were winning 10, 11 games almost every year and going to the playoffs. Not only did we get spoiled as players, but the organization and the fans got spoiled, because that’s what they were seeing every year.”
McNabb says there’s a very different attitude in Washington.
“You come here [to the Redskins], it’s like, will we win more than four games? Will we make it to the playoffs? That’s the thing that excites me because it’s the [same kind of] challenge [as 1999]. That’s the drive to lead this team to the playoffs.”
McNabb also said that although he was sincere when he apologized on a Philadelphia radio station for leaving town without ever winning a Super Bowl, he also doesn’t think players should be judged by whether they have a Super Bowl ring.
“Dan Marino never won a Super Bowl,” McNabb said. “Same with Fran Tarkenton. Are their careers failures? Not at all. I would love to be like Dan Marino.”