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McNabb says Eagles “have more problems than people are looking at”

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When Donovan McNabb played quarterback for the Eagles, the Eagles never went bonkos when it comes to collecting talent.  This year, the Eagles are like the fat kid at a bake sale who found a wallet in the parking lot.

And McNabb has noticed.  More importantly, McNabb has opted to say something about it.

“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.”

Actually, no specific team has to spend money until 2013.  That’s the biggest misconception arising from the new labor deal, and the fact that players don’t understand the issue demonstrates how widespread the misconception is.  (Then again, it’s coming from the guy who didn’t know regular-season games could end in a tie.)

McNabb also thinks that the Eagles are embracing high expectations without acknowledging the possible problems that may arise.

“With T.O.,” McNabb told Judge, “after the first two or three weeks of training camp we felt like we had something.  But you never say, ‘Aw, we’re going to win the Super Bowl.  Fans say that.  Radio says that.  But now they expect them to win.”

McNabb is right; team president Joe Banner has said that the Eagles are “all in,” and he told PFT Live on Monday that this season will be successful only if the Eagles get to the Super Bowl and win it.

“[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.”

The biggest problem, in our view, is getting all these new parts on the same page, quickly and without the benefit of an offseason program.  With five new faces on defense alone in Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Jason Babin, Cullen Jenkins, and now Jarrad Page, converted offensive line coach Juan Castillo will have an even harder time pulling the defense together on the fly, especially with the sudden mandate to be better than the Packers, Falcons, Saints, Cowboys, and the eventual AFC champion.

From the Vikings’ perspective, it probably would be better if McNabb didn’t worry about the Eagles.  Or, at a minimum, that he quit talking about them.  Though getting to the postseason could be an uphill climb for the Vikings, they’ll possibly have to face the Eagles — and it will be harder to beat them if they are pissed that McNabb tried to rain on their premature parade.

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  1. broncobeta says: Aug 3, 2011 8:49 AM

    I get it McNabb… it’s like watching your ex date a much cooler guy.

  2. vbe2 says: Aug 3, 2011 8:50 AM

    Rmember McNabb to Terrell Owens? “Just keep my name out of your mouth!”

    I think he should take his own advice and stop worrying about the Eagles and concentrate on the problems his own team has.

  3. ninjapleazee says: Aug 3, 2011 8:50 AM

    jealous much?

  4. sdw2001 says: Aug 3, 2011 8:51 AM

    “From the Vikings’ perspective, it probably would be better if McNabb didn’t worry about the Eagles. Or, at a minimum, that he quit talking about them. Though getting to the postseason could be an uphill climb for the Vikings, they’ll possibly have to face the Eagles — and it will be harder to beat them if they are pissed that McNabb tried to rain on their premature parade.”

    LOL. Indeed. McNabb has a real talent….for acting like he’s a coach and/or G.M. The problem is that talent is eclipsed by his uncanny ability to throw interceptions, laugh at doing so, and throw up in the Super Bowl.

  5. Exiled1 says: Aug 3, 2011 8:52 AM

    jealous much?

    That said the Eagles hyperbole is sickening.

  6. mikewatty says: Aug 3, 2011 8:55 AM

    Atleast Donovan’s not bitter

  7. igglesrah says: Aug 3, 2011 8:56 AM

    I love you DMC5, but mind your damn business…

  8. typhilly21 says: Aug 3, 2011 8:56 AM

    Jealous much? That’s all these quotes are.

    Yea its such a problem to have to choose from all those skill guys. What’s that you say? They did it just fine last year? top 5 in almost every major offensive category? top 10 in the other one?

    Banner is smarter than you about the cap Donnie. They are just fine.

  9. pjcostello says: Aug 3, 2011 8:57 AM

    LMAO!!
    So, let me understand: McNabb, that paragon of class and distinction, is jealous, and feels the need to mouth off about it. I understand that completely. “Are you going to give the ball to Desean or throw it to Maclin? Remember, you have to give McCoy the ball, too.”

    Really? The QB has to get the ball into the hands of his wide receivers and running back? Holy crap! Maybe this is a realization McNabb’s come to late in life… that would explain his own lack of success, because most QBs know these things while they’re in high school.

    He finally got to the team he wanted, Minnesota, and then promptly lost his best receiver to Seattle. LOL. This guy is so green with jealousy you can smell it.

  10. exeaglefan says: Aug 3, 2011 8:57 AM

    Mcnabb is right Andy never supported him. And mcnabb was a loyal team guy. It’s why I am not an eagles fan. Supporting the dogkiller instead it’s disgusting. Mcnabb is a character guy.

  11. Topher says: Aug 3, 2011 8:57 AM

    McNabb may have some points (I said MAY)…

    but even talking about his team from two years ago makes him sound like a bitter divorcee who is watching their former love move on and be happier.

  12. mikea311 says: Aug 3, 2011 8:58 AM

    finally someone is talking about the fact that the Eagles have no experienced defensive coordinator.

    Good luck.

  13. greymares says: Aug 3, 2011 8:59 AM

    YO DONOVAN : S.T.F.U. and try to learn the Vikings playbook.

  14. transam7816 says: Aug 3, 2011 8:59 AM

    Yes Mr. Bitter…too many weapons is a problem

  15. everybodyhitswoohoo says: Aug 3, 2011 8:59 AM

    So…the problem is that they have two excellent receivers to throw to, an excellent running back to hand the ball off to, and they have to sign their QB to a deal that’s probably going to give them even MORE cap room?

    Hm. Yeah, he’s right. That IS gonna be a problem.

  16. stevemcguigan says: Aug 3, 2011 9:00 AM

    “are you going to give DeSean the ball or throw it to [Jeremy] Maclin? Remember, you have to give LeSean McCoy the ball, too. ”

    Oh no, I HATE it when the team I love has too many superstars.

  17. stellarperformance says: Aug 3, 2011 9:00 AM

    McNabb is right; team president Joe Banner has said that the Eagles are “all in,” and he told PFT Live on Monday that this season will be successful only if the Eagles get to the Super Bowl and win it.
    ———————————————–

    If anyone should understand the inherent risk of going “all-in” and the unneeded pressure it brings, it’s the Vikings. The Eagles would be wise to play this one low. They are enabling the Packers to fly under the radar…..as long as the Eagles are annointed the heir-apparent to the next SuperBowl victory. Great! GO PACK.

  18. bleedgreen says: Aug 3, 2011 9:01 AM

    McNabb worries too much about the past. He talked incessantly about Philly last year when he was in DC and now he’s already yapping about Philly in Minnesota. Worry about the team you’re on.

  19. bhester1906 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:01 AM

    Y the hell are the cowboys always mentioned?!?! They went 6-10 last year and didn’t do any upgrades this year. And don’t say cuz romo is back, they were losing with him.

  20. The Shoeman says: Aug 3, 2011 9:02 AM

    I like DMac . …
    I wanted him back this year ,, as the backup QB.

    but,, I detect a bit of envy in that rhetoric.

    DMac , . .

    Envy is sixth in a series of Seven Deadly Sins.

    Envy is resenting others for what they’ve accomplished and what they have.

    or maybe he is just home-sick ?

  21. mello10 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:02 AM

    Keep our name out yo mouth

  22. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 3, 2011 9:02 AM

    ummmm

    at least one them isn’t having some out of shape clown under center.

    At least we don’t have to worry about a QB that throws balls at the feet of receivers on 3rd and 5.

    I dont see Vick calling four time outs in one half.

    or not knowing the regular season games can end in ties.

    or letting Cowboys fans get in his head before he walkes out for a playoff game.

    or smiling and laughing after missing a wide open receiver.

    or walking around in a 2 minute drill during the Super Bowl.

    or throwing up in the huddle during the superbowl.

    or just choking , FLAT OUT CHOKING in any and every high intensity situation he’s put in..

    yeah,, as long as we dont have those problems,, I’m sure the rest will work itself out.

  23. wferg1121 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:03 AM

    The guy is bitter, and I can’t blame him. The NFC was down, and he was taking them to championship after championship.. His first couple of years ESPN was saying he was 80% of their offense.. They never surrounded him with talent until TO.. They finally start drafting talent and then they ship him off to Washington.
    Ya know the “Dream team” still has to play This could be like the Miami Heat, and poor Eagles will end up watching ” The Dream Flops” :o)

  24. damnskins703 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:03 AM

    Mcnabb can speak?

  25. joshuavkidd says: Aug 3, 2011 9:04 AM

    haha yeah Donovan McNabb of all people talking about the eagles… scorned lover much???

  26. steelbydesign says: Aug 3, 2011 9:04 AM

    It’d be easier to understand what stories were about if there wasn’t typos in the headline.

  27. gambe06 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:04 AM

    Aaahhh, why don’t you just ‘keep my name oucha mouth!’
    It’s okay to be jealous McChoke. Keep throwing worm burners buddy.
    Never understood how this guy was a communications major?

  28. supafinger says: Aug 3, 2011 9:05 AM

    At least McNabb isn’t a crybaby…

  29. brasho says: Aug 3, 2011 9:05 AM

    “especially with the sudden mandate to be better than the Packers, Falcons, Saints, Cowboys, and the eventual AFC champion.”

    What in the hell does being better than the Cowboys prove? On paper, they’re worst than last season. There are at least 5 teams that will likely be better than the Cowboys: Buccaneers, Giants, Bears, and possibly the Vikings are virtual locks to have better records than Dallas.

  30. irishgary says: Aug 3, 2011 9:06 AM

    Must be dumbo doesn’t want to think about the disaster the Vikings are gonna be.

  31. hebro42 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:06 AM

    “As the leader of the Vikings, it’s important for me to complain about my former team and insinuate that their young players on offense can’t co-exist. When I was the leader on the Eagles, those guys didn’t listen to me, which is surprising because I was the leader of that team.”

  32. damnskins703 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:06 AM

    Remember one thing Eagles Fans, YOUR LEADER KILLS innocent DOGS.. That’s who you guys are cheering and rooting for shows a lot of class Eagles fans

  33. jblah says: Aug 3, 2011 9:06 AM

    @exeaglefan … vick doesn’t have 1/2 as good of a O-line that McNabb had. The problem with McNabb was that he didn’t want to throw int so he would hold on to the ball too long. its not Andy’s fault that McNabb couldn’t see wide open receivers. It is not his fault that McNabb would throw the ball into the ground when a player is 5 – 7 yrds down the field WIDE OPEN. The schemes where there to win it for McNabb. He just wasn’t good enough to do it. Vick wins while running for his life the whole time with that terrible o-line. Besides which, most of the things that the eagles are getting are on Defense. Eagles had pretty good D during McNabb era. So it wouldn’t have effect him anyways.

  34. drshakedown74 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:06 AM

    i like it when #5 takes the high road

  35. flyinhighwithvick says: Aug 3, 2011 9:07 AM

    Hey Donovan, why didn’t you open your mouth when you were on the Eagles, and maybe then they would have spent some money while you were there. You wait til youre out of town to say anything. But at least you didn’t send your fat mom on TV to speak for you. Your a big baby and a choker, period. Its always everyone else’s fault but yours. The only reason youre in Minnesota is because Tyler Thigpen went to Buffalo.

  36. voiceofrealism says: Aug 3, 2011 9:08 AM

    broncobeta says:
    Aug 3, 2011 8:49 AM
    I get it McNabb… it’s like watching your ex date a much cooler guy
    ——————
    Terrible analogy. A more appropriate one would be it’s like watching your ex do things for her new man that she wouldn’t do for you.

  37. eaglesblow says: Aug 3, 2011 9:08 AM

    they trash mcnabb now not criminal enough i guess

  38. steelcity09 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:09 AM

    Sounds like sour grapes to me man.

    McNabb just shouldnt talk anymore.

  39. bubbachuck125 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:11 AM

    As Donny Mac once said….

    “Keep my name outta you mouth”

    Take your own advice DM…your a Viking now

  40. str82dvd says: Aug 3, 2011 9:13 AM

    One of the Great Mysteries of Our Time is how so many people have watched Donovan act, talk and play, and still put him in the same class as Manning, Brees, Brady.

  41. legaleagle513 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:13 AM

    Hey exeaglefan. You say Reid never supported McJealous? Who the he’ll do you think drafted him? Maybe your name should be exsportsfan. The new season of dancing with the stars should be coming out soon.

  42. firethewalrus says: Aug 3, 2011 9:14 AM

    Oh that Donny Drama! So bitter… So bitter…

  43. stevemcguigan says: Aug 3, 2011 9:14 AM

    exeaglefan says:

    Yeah, no one believes you’re actually an ex-Eagles fan, guy. The giant glossies of Troy Aikman showering are getting lonely in your basement. Go keep them company for a while.

  44. redskins1964 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:15 AM

    I guess all you eagles fans didnt hate McNabb when he was taking to guy to all those NFC championship games with no receivers time will tell when you will say the same thing about Vick

  45. j0esixpack says: Aug 3, 2011 9:16 AM

    Those who are pulling a Rex Ryan and guaranteeing an Eagles Super Bowl victory (or even an appearance) might be disappointed.

    Yes – the Eagles are collecting new and talented players.

    But given the fact that even teams of talented players need time to gel and develop chemistry, this might be a VERY bad year to attempt such an assembly given the fact that there has been so little time for players to practice and learn about each other and the system.

    In short, the Eagles may have wasted their infusion of money, at least for this season. Next season I’d expect big things from them with a full season of play under their belt.

  46. jimr10 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:17 AM

    McNabb may be right. Is this Andy’s last hurrah?

  47. hoggy301 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:18 AM

    The Eagles better take a look at what the redskins were doing; it a long hard road if big names get lazy because they’re PAID

  48. weneedlinemen42 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:19 AM

    The Eagles have done a really good job during free-agency. They’ve picked up a lot of good players without over-spending. Not only have they not over-spent, they’ve managed to pick up good players on short term deals, so they maintain flexibility for the future.

    The only real problems are going to be team chemistry and expectation. If things go badly at the beginning of the year the high expectations and bunch of players on 1-year deals could start to be a serious burden.

    They lost their starting QB early last year. If the same happens this year things could get tricky. Vince Young has won a lot of games, but will he be able to learn a new offense over a shortened off-season. Will he be able to stay health?

    I suspect everyone’s 0ffensive line play is going to be compromised by the lack of a full off-season. I think we could see a lot of quarterbacks getting pounded early in the season. Will the mobility or the Eagle’s QBs make the situation better or worse. They’re more likely to avoid sacks, but if flushed out the pocket they’ll be more likely to run than throw it away.

    Both Vick and Young have missed the end of seasons because of injuries sustained on the run. Dream team or not, it will turn into a nightmare if both of them are injured before the play-offs.

  49. hanifmiller says: Aug 3, 2011 9:19 AM

    And the pot calls the kettle black once again. Philadelphia has some problems?! Dude you play for the Vikings! In 3 games the ESPN machine could be on Favre watch again.

  50. melonnhead says: Aug 3, 2011 9:19 AM

    finally someone is talking about the fact that the Eagles have no experienced defensive coordinator.

    ——————————————————————

    The only way I can rationalize it is they must have said “Juan, you remember what Jim Johnson used to do, right? Do that.”

  51. seabreezes51 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:21 AM

    At least one locker room problem isn’t named McNabb

  52. skulman7 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:22 AM

    I love the Eagles and McNabb, but there’s def some jealousy there lol.

    McNabbs weapons: James Thrash, Todd Pinkston, Freddie Mitchell, (one year of) Terrell Owens, LJ Smith and his best threat Brian Westbrook.

    For Vick: Desean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, LeSean McCoy, Ronnie Brown, Brent Celek.

  53. tundey says: Aug 3, 2011 9:23 AM

    Don’t players have friends? ‘Cos I don’t understand why they feel a need to vent about ex-teams or ex-teammates or even current teammates to reporters. I mean I get pissed at work but I don’t vent publicly. I think these players should do what everybody does: vent to your friends, spouses or pay a damn flunky to listen!

  54. joe6606 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:23 AM

    McNabb is right regarding his underlying, unspoken point…Andy Reid HAS to win the SB this year, or he’s getting canned.

    Even though the national media love him, fans in Philly have had just about all they can take from Reid, and his good regular seasons, but inability to win the big one in the post season.

    There’s never been a head coach permitted to lead a team without winning the SB as long as Reid, other than Cowher. With the way they’ve signed players this season, and Banner’s “all in” comments, it’s pretty clear, that anything less than a SB win will cost Reid his job.

  55. owensaws says: Aug 3, 2011 9:23 AM

    They need to worry about paying Michael Vick???? He is on the cap already for 15 million when they extend him they can actually lower that number. Grab a clue about what you are talking about it is not like Vick is making 1 million dollars he is in the top 5 paid QB’s for this year. The only guy we need to fix contract wise is Desean. McNabb is so insecure it is humorous.

  56. worldclassjerk says: Aug 3, 2011 9:23 AM

    “especially with the sudden mandate to be better than the Packers, Falcons, Saints, Cowboys, and the eventual AFC champion.”
    ____________________________________

    Hahaha, why mention the Cowboys here? I get the Packers, Falcons, and Saints since they were actually good last year.

  57. tatum064 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:25 AM

    He should just worry about cleaning up his rep after that disaster in Washington. Also, McNabb will have Adrian Peterson to hand off to, but they’re not the favorites to unseat GB by a longshot.

  58. hendawg21 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:26 AM

    Wait a second….

    coach Juan Castillo will have an even harder time pulling the defense together on the fly, especially with the sudden mandate to be better than the Packers, Falcons, Saints, Cowboys, and the eventual AFC champion.

    Ok this made sense until you put the Cowboys in that group weren’t they 6-10 wasn’t Philly already better than them??? I mean come on are we still claiming the Cowboys are the team to beat??? Get Real geez

  59. darthhitman says: Aug 3, 2011 9:26 AM

    As a fan of the Detroit Lions I could only hope Chitcago and the Packers would be so damn concerned with a team out of division while in the camp process still lmao. That’s be like Suh worrying about Dallas cause he holds a grudge against the state from the B12CG…I wouldn’t be too happy…and Green Bay HAS to be loving it too I mean they ARE the champs and all the talk is ’bout Philly. Sure Chitcago is happy to I mean, if the Vikings aren’t looking that just might be what keeps DUH BEARS out of DUH BASEMENT this year

  60. salmen76 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:28 AM

    Thanks Mike F. You actually gave my team a compliment by saying the Eagles will have to be able to beat the Packers and Saints and Cowboys. I’ve never ever read before where you said something positive about the Saints. I guess i like you now. And Reggie ain’t a Saint no more so its okay if you pick on him now. But i disagree with you about the Falcons being a ligitimate SB contender. The Falcons are scrubs in the same way the Eagles are. Both have had great oppurtunities and both have played in the SB and both lost. Niether the Falcons nor the Eagles have ever won a SB. Ha Ha. I laugh in their face. Geaux Saints!

  61. purpleman527 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:28 AM

    What a freaking crybaby.

    Prediction: McNabb will be done by week #6 and Ponder will be starting.

    Maybe McBaby is just practicing his crybaby routine after he gets benched again.

  62. mrplow3 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:28 AM

    Mcnabb: “I dont know why everyone calls me a drama queen. Everyones racist I think, thats probably why…..

    …….BTW the Eagles are gonna suck this year.”

  63. bdawk20 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:29 AM

    There is McNabb again, not knowing the rules about the Eagles “having” to spend money in 2011 or that regular season games can end in a tie.

    He said they have problems (such as does Vick give the ball to Jackson or Maclin or McCoy) when all of those guys were on the team last year and did just fine together, so I’m not sure what he is talking about. All the new guys are on defense or on the line. If there is one thing Andy Reid has done well (and it’s not time management), it’s dealing with new faces on the team and having them work together to get to the playoffs somehow. Only this time, these new faces are actually talented and not undrafted free agents.

  64. mrplow3 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:30 AM

    “Atleast Donovan’s not bitter”

    LOL, I like you.

  65. n1kki6 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:30 AM

    From the Vikings’ perspective, it probably would be better if McNabb didn’t worry about the Eagles. Or, at a minimum, that he quit talking about them.
    _________________________________

    So if asked about the eagles from a reports he should say no comment and then you could write a story about that?

  66. melonnhead says: Aug 3, 2011 9:30 AM

    What in the hell does being better than the Cowboys prove? On paper, they’re worst than last season.

    ——————————————————————

    How so? I mean it’s simple enough to say that crap. How do you think they’re worse?

  67. theytukrjobs says: Aug 3, 2011 9:32 AM

    I always hate these kinds of “stories”.

    Of course Donovan follows the NFL and his own team. A reporter asks him a question about it, then he has a response. But it is reported as if he called his own press conference to talk for 20 seconds on his ex team and then left.

    With that said I don’t believe the Eagles are that particularly stacked now. They look good for sure but it doesn’t rank up there with dream teams of recent memory. Plus most of McNabb’s comments about their problems have to do with next year when they likely explode over the cap.

  68. deadmanwalking47 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:39 AM

    does’nt matter who the eagles play cause they will lose! after all they are the eagles,and they always choke when an important game is on the line!you eagles fans will be calling for andy reid’s head 4 games into the season!you can’t help it,philadelphia needs a giant enema,why not start it with the eagles classless fans?

  69. laeaglefan says: Aug 3, 2011 9:42 AM

    McNabb is just pissed because when he was with the Eagles, all they gave him were “weapons” like Todd Pinkston, James Thrash, Freddie Mitchell and L.J. Smith.

  70. vikingdoode says: Aug 3, 2011 9:48 AM

    McNabb…just shut up! If they”Eagles” get mass amount of talent so what! We’ll see how it translates to wins. Dallas, Oakland, Miami, Denver, and Washington all tried this really never worked out. This is very interesting what they are doing can’t wait to see.

    McNabb worry about how your new LT is going to save your ass.

    From a die hard Viking fan

  71. chescobirdfan says: Aug 3, 2011 9:51 AM

    Just re negotiate with DeSean and forget about De Donovan..

  72. wferg1121 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:53 AM

    str82dvd
    “One of the Great Mysteries of Our Time is how so many people have watched Donovan act, talk and play, and still put him in the same class as Manning, Brees, Brady.”
    Maybe we watched the Carolina championship game when the WR’s couldn’t get off the line of scrimmage, or the fact the analyst were saying all the time that there was no seperation from the recievers. Don’t hit me stinkston, James Trash, Freddie Mitchell, who the hell are these guys?? Even the Superbowl game he played he was running for his life the whole game, in fact without Mcnabb the Eagles wouldn’t even have been in that Game.( TO didn’t play in the playoffs until Superbowl) They never did enough for this guy on offense until they were packing his bags to leave. Just like they did to Reggie,Dawkins, and what they will do to Desean and Vick. The Eagles had a lot of opportunities to Win with Mcnabb, they blew it.. We will see if they can dominate the NFC like they did in his prime. City of Brotherly love my arse!!

  73. dgreenfi says: Aug 3, 2011 9:53 AM

    Sudden Mandate? We were trying to be better than the Packers/Giants/Cowboys last year too and went 2/3 and it was a failure.

  74. vetdana says: Aug 3, 2011 9:54 AM

    ” That’s ok, McNabb will take the Vikes ….all the way….all the way to the… BOTTOM… of the NFC North !

  75. tjp2033 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:54 AM

    Didn’t seem like the Eagles had a problem getting the ball to Jackson, Maclin or McCoy last year. Why all of a sudden would it be a problem?

    The Eagles upgraded their defense, and added backups to the offense. So the Eagles were supposed to stick it out with the crappy defense just to keep you happy wherever you land Donovan?

    Im so sick of McNabb. He did this for 11 years while in Philly and people ripped Philly fans for hating on him. Now at least the rest of the country is seeing how much of a whiny little girl he is. Go rot away in Minnesota McNabb.

  76. geo1113 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:54 AM

    hoggy301 says:
    Aug 3, 2011 9:18 AM
    The Eagles better take a look at what the redskins were doing; it a long hard road if big names get lazy because they’re PAID
    _________________________

    Dream on, little hog. The Eagles had the good sense not to overextend themselves on the guranteed money. The total amount of guranteed money given to the Eagles free agents this year is about the same the Redskins gave to one, i.e. Albert Haynesworth.

  77. seehoxrun says: Aug 3, 2011 9:57 AM

    I bet mcjelous is right…who cares if you got all those great players if they arent on the same sheet of music they will PHAYL…I bet eagles crap the bed

  78. mgrisez7 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:59 AM

    He should probably stop worrying about what the Eagles are doing and learn the Vikings playbook.

  79. hank10 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:00 AM

    Hey, McMartyr. Maybe if you made noise to Reid/Banner that you needed more talent on the team, then . . . Oh wait, then that would have taken the spotlight off of YOU. Nevermind.

  80. knew8411 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:03 AM

    Ya know I agree with one post here…yeah McNabb should probably learn the playbook & worry about the Vikings shortcomings.

    But aren’t alot of these sentiments, what the Miami Heat fans were saying a year ago?

    I for one am not ready to conceed anything to the Eagles, and am sick of hearing about how great they are b4 the season starts. They trade one (less than NFL starting QB) to a team desprate for a QB, for a CB and a draft pick. Then they win the sweepstakes for the other.

    They go and get a talented (but questionable at best) backup for a QB who, although talented, is one scramble away from injury (just like any other)

    So, other than manage the cap really well, and make a good trade to a desprate team…what have they done? What is their W – L record?

    Talk to me about greatness when the season is over.

  81. jacksaysfu says: Aug 3, 2011 10:10 AM

    @Exeaglesfan :nobody wants a fair weather fan like you. Go back to figure skating, your bf’s waiting for you.

  82. melonnhead says: Aug 3, 2011 10:14 AM

    Ok this made sense until you put the Cowboys in that group weren’t they 6-10 wasn’t Philly already better than them???

    ————————————————————–

    I’m gonna type this really slow so you guys can follow along. Last year is last year. This year is this year. But go right ahead and underestimate the Cowboys, it’s how the Eagles have lost 4 of the last 6 games to them (and I’m not counting the last one for obvious reasons).

    I mean if you’re going to base everything off of last year you can expect the Eagles to choke in the wild card round again, right?

  83. theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Aug 3, 2011 10:14 AM

    Sadly, it’s getting to the point where the ‘comments’ section of ProFootballTalk is unreadable. Absolutely unreadable. No intelligent conversation whatsoever. All you guys ripping McNabb, go back and actually read what he said. And think a little. He was on the Mike & Mike show, and they kept asking him about the Eagles. He complimented them, but he also said they might not easily win it all, there could be some problems still. And he said a lot of good things about tutoring Ponder, etc. So all you morons can shut up now.

  84. drbob117 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:15 AM

    All the Eagles front office can do is put the best team on the field possible. After that, it’s up to Andy and the players to get the job done. I’m an Eagles fan who feels that they improved the team on paper, we’ll see if they improve on the field. But they gave themselves a chance; that’s all you can ask for; if they had used last year’s defensive players this year, they would have no chance. And Donaquit: “Keep our name out of your mouth!”

  85. southphillyadam says: Aug 3, 2011 10:19 AM

    Yeah, we have big problems, lke our QB throwing at DeSean’s feet.

    OH WAIT THAT WAS YOU DONOVAN.

  86. melonnhead says: Aug 3, 2011 10:20 AM

    I love the Eagles and McNabb, but there’s def some jealousy there lol.

    McNabbs weapons: James Thrash, Todd Pinkston, Freddie Mitchell, (one year of) Terrell Owens, LJ Smith and his best threat Brian Westbrook.

    For Vick: Desean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, LeSean McCoy, Ronnie Brown, Brent Celek.

    —————————————————————-

    McNabb and his list of guys went to the Super Bowl. What happens if Vick and his All Stars don’t?

  87. weitboi says: Aug 3, 2011 10:23 AM

    Mcnabb can’t even stay on a team because he throws to receivers feet

  88. weitboi says: Aug 3, 2011 10:27 AM

    Mcnabb got bench for Rex grossman n john beck

  89. macjacmccoy says: Aug 3, 2011 10:31 AM

    So now the guy who cried that he didnt have enough offensive talent around him his entire career now says the Eagles have to much? Sounds like jealously. The Eagles have done just fine getting the ball to Jackson Maclin and McCoy the last 2 years and I dont see why bringing in defensive players would change that.

    There has been really no changes to the offense so I dont see why they wouldnt be able to do the same things they did last year. They should be better with guys like Maclin n McCoy going into their 3rd season. Which is known league wide as the break out year for offensive players.

    And when it comes to the defense if the worse happens and the players cant gel I still dont think they cant really be any worse then they were last year. That defense was horrible so all the Eagles can do is improve.

  90. macjacmccoy says: Aug 3, 2011 10:45 AM

    damnskins703 says:
    Aug 3, 2011 9:06 AM
    Remember one thing Eagles Fans, YOUR LEADER KILLS innocent DOGS.. That’s who you guys are cheering and rooting for shows a lot of class Eagles fans

    Dont forget Redskin fan nearly half of the players on your team and in the entire league like Michael Vick are friends with Michael Vick are impressed with Michael Vick and look up to Michael Vick. So stop acting like its only an Eagles thing. How many times have you seen Manning, Brady, John Beck or Rex Grossman sign an autograph for another player in the middle of field after he just beat them?

    You know why the Eagles are able to sign all these superstar players for such small contracts? Because they want to play with Vick. So get off your high horse if you have a problem with people rooting for Vick then stop watching football bc most of the players do.

  91. dclogicatlast says: Aug 3, 2011 10:48 AM

    If the Eagles are truly the Heat, does everyone realize the Heat were the 1 seed in their conference and lost in the Finals?

    It’s not like their season was a total failure. If the Eagles have the best record in their conference and go to the Super Bowl, that’s not bad.

    Considering the Eagles history, losing in the Super Bowl is the pinnacle of success.

  92. slobmykolb says: Aug 3, 2011 10:53 AM

    NFLs Miami Heat. they will be tough to beat but will not win it all! I like how Ronnie Brown took his talents from South Beach!

  93. polishrod says: Aug 3, 2011 10:53 AM

    damnskins703 says:Aug 3, 2011 9:06 AM

    Remember one thing Eagles Fans, YOUR LEADER KILLS innocent DOGS.. That’s who you guys are cheering and rooting for shows a lot of class Eagles fans

    ———————

    You stay classy San Diago

    Remember Dim-Wit, you cheer for a team that has openly and willingly trashed the good name of the native people of this fine land for almost 80 years.

    While at least Eagle fans can claim Mike Vick is a reclamation project, whats your excuse for having an openly racist team name?

  94. wferg1121 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:54 AM

    I love these Eagles fans championship after championship and they attack the guy like he is worst Eagle ever. Yet they are so quick to defend doggy daycare.

  95. phillyfan4ever says: Aug 3, 2011 10:55 AM

    As far as expectations are concerned they are the same every season “Win a SB” I’m sorry if that is too brash for some people to handle but some teams are so bad they can’t make such high expectations without looking stupid.

    McNabb I’m sorry you feel crappy the eagles are making moves once you’ve left but you had your chance, if you won the SB you would be a hero in Philly, instead you puke in the huddle and are peddled off for a 2nd rd pick Thanks #5!

  96. tformation says: Aug 3, 2011 11:01 AM

    Donny, you do yourself no favors with this kind of talk. Keep your opinion on your former team to yourself. That’s what professionals do. This sort of blather makes you look like a jealous whiner.

  97. fhuizar says: Aug 3, 2011 11:04 AM

    Don’t worry McNabb, Andy Reid is still the HC in philly and we all know he can’t win the big games, biggest choker ever.

  98. toolkien says: Aug 3, 2011 11:06 AM

    It’s funny how people see what they want to see and how similar situations get dissimilar treatment.

    A week or so ago I made a comment that contained an extended analysis between Brett Favre and Donovan McNabb. Their % based stats are nearly identical, if not slightly in McNabb’s favor. Favre certainly played for a longer period that McNabb will likely play, maintaining numbers, which is admirable, but it stands that the two QB’s are comparables to each other.

    And yet when the Packers didn’t let Favre become the de facto GM and bend over backward for the Greatest QB since God, everyone hammered the Packers for not surrounding him with talent. Pretty much the same pattern for McNabb, and then the Eagles go out and load up once McNabb is gone, and he’s a bitter douche who should just focus.

    The Packers and Eagles were pretty much the two CONSISTENTLY best teams in NFC in the 2000′s under Favre and McNabb. In fact, the Eagles performed better than the Pack – four straight NFC championship games, 5 overall, and a SB berth. The Pack had one NFCCG and continual embarrassing exits, largely on the arm of The Great One.

    Yet tears STILL flow over how poorly Favre was treated and McNabb is the butt of jokes. Maybe McNabb deserves derision, but then at least treat the apples in the same barrel the same.

  99. philtvc65 says: Aug 3, 2011 11:08 AM

    Did he write that statement on his wrist band lol !!!!!
    HTTR

  100. scorpiodsu says: Aug 3, 2011 11:10 AM

    Some of you guys are tools. It’s not like he called a press conference about his old team. He was asked a question and he answered just like many other people have been asked about their thoughts regarding the Eagles FA signings. And whether you like McNabb or not, he’s telling the truth regarding how the team approached FA when he was there and how they are doing it now. For years, we cried for Andy to get a big time receiver to compliment Westbrook, get a playmaking LB or something. But he didn’t. He put the hope of all the fans on the legs of McNabb, knees of Westbrook and the hands of Freddie Mitchell. So I agree with McNabb there.

    Is he jealous or bitter about it? Of course. And you would be too if you’re loyal to an organization with some of the harshest fans in the country and they give you peanuts to play with and tell you to go win the whole thing. And when you lose, you get all the blame. And now Andy is going crazy for FA to win. And I can care less about McNabb really but as an Eagles fan, I’m just thinking, where was this mentality 5 years ago? We’ve always had enough money to play around in free agency but it wasn’t used as it could have been until now. Any former player including, McNabb, Dawkins, Westbrooks should be just a little pissed that they gave their all out their and their FO didn’t give them any support on the field.

    Having said that, McNabb should not be talking about the other “problems” the team has to deal with. That’s for them to handle. You can be upset about all the talent brought in (we can understand that) but talking about any potential problems is a bit off based.

  101. 2ndaryinsanity says: Aug 3, 2011 11:10 AM

    McNabb’s comments & behavior (along with crappy play on the field) have turned him into a “McJoke.” He lost his job to “Sexy-Rex” and John Beck. The Vikings only signed him to be a baby-sitter. McNabb needs to worry less about his former team & more about being fitted for an arm band (since he’s too lazy to learn the playbook). My Prediction: Rookie Christian Ponder will out-work & out-class McNabb by mid season, and be named the starter.

  102. buccaboo says: Aug 3, 2011 11:14 AM

    The Eagles have stolen Dan Snyder’s M.O. and look where the Redskins are now

  103. stanklepoot says: Aug 3, 2011 11:14 AM

    That’s the passive-aggressive McNabb fans in Philly came to know. He’s not worried about any issues that might arise is Philly now, he’s simply making excuses for anything he didn’t personally accomplish because the Eagles didn’t go all out like this when he was there. As for Jackson and Maclin, had McNabb not tried to throw them under the bus after his poor performance against the Cowboys in the post-season, maybe they wouldn’t have been so quick to side with Kolb in the McNabb-Kolb discussion. I’ll always appreciate the good things McNabb did for the Eagles, but things like this were always the downside of having McNabb around.

  104. philtvc65 says: Aug 3, 2011 11:19 AM

    I’m surprised he went in that division after what Suh did to him last year, this year Suh gets to beat his butt twice lol
    HTTR

  105. ahostiletakeover says: Aug 3, 2011 11:24 AM

    I still think the Eagles choice in defensive coordinator is gonna hurt them this season anyway. From what I understand, he has never been a defensive coach at all. Not saying Castillo won’t ever be successful there but with the shortened amount of time to work with his new pieces and the fact he is new to this particular gig does not bode well for the Eagle d this year.

  106. pbolyard says: Aug 3, 2011 11:26 AM

    I’m a big McNabb fan but he needs to keep his mouth shut in this case. A lot can change over the course of almost a year and a half he has been gone from Philly.

  107. iggles20 says: Aug 3, 2011 11:30 AM

    <<>>

    With the exception of Ronnie Brown, McNabb had those same players his last year in Philadelphia. He’s just a bitter front-running little man is all.

    He senses the Eagles could do great things and he’s trying to throw some salt on it already. Basically, he’s become Terrell Owens after he left the Eagles. Too bad he can’t emulate Brian Dawkins, instead.

  108. Soulman45 says: Aug 3, 2011 11:34 AM

    He is going to a team that will go 2-14 and left a team that will be 8-8 what a way to live that 6 more wins.

  109. amanistumor says: Aug 3, 2011 11:56 AM

    Eagles couldn’t spend money on players when McNabb was “their” man b/c they had to keep cap room for financial apologies when McNabb sucks it up.

  110. eaglesfan0680 says: Aug 3, 2011 12:01 PM

    Hmm so the big game choker speaks again about the eagles, Granted the receivers did suck when you were here but no talent? umm didn’t you have one the most dangerous running and receiving options in the league in Bwest, yup then you go to nfc championships and are the favorite and what happens you choke. I used to be a 5 guy but enough your not here anymore get over it

  111. axespray says: Aug 3, 2011 12:16 PM

    I don’t think he sounds bitter at all…
    Sounds more like he was just asked his opinion on it since it’s a news item and he was with that team for so many years and has relationships with alot of those players/coaches.

    Plus, he’s probably a bit angry that the team is “NOW” spending big on Big Talent for the defense/offense/all around…

    Imagine what Jim Johnston could have done with the talent the Eagles aquired during this free agency period.

  112. cobrala2 says: Aug 3, 2011 12:25 PM

    The real tools are the fans who STILL think Andy Reid is the GM.

  113. trickbunny says: Aug 3, 2011 12:28 PM

    This “buy our way to a championship” thing has never worked in football. It’s worked for the NY Yankees, and that’s about it.

    The funny part is that the Eagles will spend a s#*tload of money, and they will still NOT win the Super Bowl. Fact. Didn’t worlk for the Redskins, hasn’t worked for the Cowboys, hasn’t worked for the Jets- ain’t gonna work for the Eagles.

    So at least McNabb has the satisfaction of knowing that.

  114. trickbunny says: Aug 3, 2011 12:39 PM

    scorpiodsu says:
    Aug 3, 2011 11:10 AM
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    scorpiodsu- your post was waaaay too well thought out, analytical, and intelligent. Expect Eagle fans to bash the daylights out of it.

  115. CKL says: Aug 3, 2011 12:41 PM

    To those saying, “He was asked the question, it’s not like he had a presser about it.”…true. What’s wrong with giving a vanilla type answer to that question though? Instead he used the question to vent and whine, and it reflects poorly on him (as usual).

  116. Deb says: Aug 3, 2011 12:46 PM

    “[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.”

    ————————————————
    I can’t stand this Diva Receiver culture where coaches and QBs have to “worry” about giving WRs balls or they’ll throw tantrums. It’s a team sport. The only thing any receiver should be worried about is advancing the team’s chances of winning, whether he’s thrown 10 balls or one.

  117. thephantomstranger says: Aug 3, 2011 12:49 PM

    I’m surprised to hear how bad McNabb has been throughout his career. McNabb has great career statistics, the Eagles were really good while he was there, he had very few offensive weapons, but every pass was at the receiver’s feet. How did he get these great statistics and win so many games? Is it possible that fans like to overemphasize the negatives when a player leaves and forget about the positives?

  118. chargerdillon says: Aug 3, 2011 12:50 PM

    Philly fans are some of the most ungrateful pieces of garbage on the planet. Same with all the Mcnabb haters.

    I have no allegience to either the Eagles or Mcnabb but last I checked, the greatest season the Eagles have had in the last 20 years came with Mcnabb at the helm.

    Mcnabb got you closer to a superbowl victory than any other quaterback in the last 20 years too.

    You want to blame Mcnabb for the superbowl loss and because he threw up midgame, what about the Eagles defense? You don’t think Drew Brees is a Superbowl champion just slightly because of an interception return for a touchdown late in the game?

    Mcnabb got too much blame for not winning it all for the Eagles on a team that has only done worse since losing support for him. Facts are facts people

  119. pugdog1228 says: Aug 3, 2011 2:30 PM

    Hey Donovan, keep the Eagles’ name out your mouth. Waaahhh, give that wining baby a binky.

  120. fluffy19 says: Aug 3, 2011 2:34 PM

    @theoriginalcaptainmarvel:
    amen, brother

  121. zeussuperman says: Aug 3, 2011 2:55 PM

    Not all Eagles fans hate McNabb, for the record. So all of you haters need to stop saying “Eagles fans” when talking about these yapping fools on PFT.

    McNabb had faults as a QB, but he was the best QB we’ve had in decades – if not ever.

    He IS, however, as passive-aggressive crybaby. That’s his personality and has nothing to do with his on-field performance, where he was a true warrior (won a game on a broken foot once).

    McNabb, you’re not forgotten by the true football fans in Philadelphia.

  122. timasahh says: Aug 3, 2011 3:09 PM

    When the Eagles signed Terrel Owens he was already known to be a problem player. Every guy the Eagles have brought in is known for hard work. I could understand if McNabb said there might be a chemistry problem, but to say that the problem might be character I feel is a real slight at the players the Eagles brought in.

    Other than that, the problems the Eagles’ face are who to give the ball to, Desean, Maclin or McCoy? Maybe this is why the Eagles never won anything with McNabb at the helm. I wonder if he knows you can just spread the ball around to all three. Desean only needs about 50 catches to have a huge year, and Maclin is humble despite his huge talent. The team still has to run, so Shady will get his share, not to mention he’s also big in the pass game.

    And then the other problem is paying Vick, but he fails to mention that doing so will free up millions in cap space considering he’s a $16 million hit to the cap because of the Franchise Tag.

    The Eagles have their problems. It’s uncertain the level of chemistry they’ll have. It’s uncertain how Juan Castillo will make the transition from OL coach to Defensive Coordinator. We still are unsure about the right side of our line with Danny Watkins starting as a rookie and the RT spot still up in the air. We still don’t know what’s going on as far as LBs go. I love McNabb and appreciate all he’s done for this organization, but he’s not here anymore. He clearly doesn’t know what’s going on.

  123. slothcat says: Aug 3, 2011 3:26 PM

    Ok this made sense until you put the Cowboys in that group weren’t they 6-10 wasn’t Philly already better than them???

    ————————————————————–

    I’m gonna type this really slow so you guys can follow along. Last year is last year. This year is this year. But go right ahead and underestimate the Cowboys, it’s how the Eagles have lost 4 of the last 6 games to them (and I’m not counting the last one for obvious reasons).

    I mean if you’re going to base everything off of last year you can expect the Eagles to choke in the wild card round again, right?
    ———————————————–

    Ok Melonhead, I’m going to say this really slowly so YOU can understand it, though from the looks of things you seem to be PFT’s village idiot.

    The logic that the Eagles are going to be a better team this year, is based on last year, AND the improvements that have been made THIS year.

    Philly raped Arizona most likely in that trade, had the best off-season, beefed up their already 11th ranked defense with All-Pro’s, and Pro Bowlers to go with their 2nd ranked offense from last year, got a backup QB better than probably half of the league’s at least, and added two possible future HoF line coaches to already one of the best offensive minds in football in Andy Reid.

    Oh yeah…and we won the division last year.

    So you add the two things together, and a logical person would think that the Eagles will most likely improve from last year. An illogical person would do like most of the Cowboy’s fans on here and say :

    “HoW Many U Gotz!! We goT 5!!! deeeerrrp!!!!, RomO is TroY AikmAn’s seCreT loVe ChIllddd with Jerry JonEs, deeeeerp!”.

    Class is dismissed.

  124. moochzilla says: Aug 3, 2011 4:47 PM

    But he’s “classy”.

    Riiiiiiight.

    He could never get over the fact that Reid made him. He’s worse than Rex Grossman once Reid id not pulling the strings. It’s now a proven fact.

    Sorry, McNabb, no one here wants you.

    Maybe if Tyler Thigpen – the guy the Vikes WANTED – has something to say I’ll listen.

    But a man worth a 6th rounder…well, who cares?

  125. moochzilla says: Aug 3, 2011 4:50 PM

    Shouldn’t McDummy be trying to learn a new playbook instead of pining to be back in Philly?

    I mean, he failed to learn the Redskins playbook and he had several months.

  126. moochzilla says: Aug 3, 2011 4:53 PM

    “Mcnabb is right Andy never supported him.”

    Uh, Reid MADE HIM. He can’t beat out Grossman and is a less attractive option than Tyler Thigpen without Reid.

    “And mcnabb was a loyal team guy.”

    Threw teammates under the bus 24/7 here. All players were happy when he left. Not one – Eagles or Redskins – lamented his departure.

    “It’s why I am not an eagles fan.”

    Good, beat it loser.

  127. moochzilla says: Aug 3, 2011 5:00 PM

    “McNabb is just pissed because when he was with the Eagles, all they gave him were “weapons” like Todd Pinkston, James Thrash, Freddie Mitchell and L.J. Smith.”

    Oh, and Terrell Owens and Brian Westbrook.

    You missed the ones that didn’t make your point.

    He also had Jackson and Celek and Maclin and whined about “their youth”.

    He is, and will always be, a clown.

  128. CKL says: Aug 3, 2011 5:14 PM

    The biggest reason the Eagles were so good for so long was JJ and his defense anyway. Maybe that’s why Reid has loaded up on offensive talent the last few years (one year of which McNabb got to take advantage of and somehow still couldn’t). After JJ’s health started failing him, maybe Reid realized that soon the team couldn’t count on the D to carry them as much. But maybe not, maybe it IS because he and everyone who ever lived is living now, and ever will live just hates YOU and wants YOU to fail Donnie Mac. LOL

  129. asublimeday says: Aug 3, 2011 6:43 PM

    Let’s not mention the bears in that list. They were only one of the top 4 teams in the NFL last season.

  130. cchuck19131 says: Aug 3, 2011 7:53 PM

    The Eagles have problems? McNabb is a second string has been for the Vikings. No one will be kissing his butt anymore. He found that out when the Eagles dumped him. He needs to zip it big time.

  131. dogsweat1 says: Aug 3, 2011 7:58 PM

    Eagles 13-3 and Super Bowl contenders.

    Vikings 3-13 and Porta Potty sitters.

  132. indianheadmeatpackingcompany says: Aug 3, 2011 8:44 PM

    Right or wrong McNabb needs to shut his big mouth. Who is he to talk? He couldn’t last the whole game in the Super Bowl, he can’t run a two minute offense. This guy just basically got cut by the REDSKINS, in his place Rex Grossman who couldn’t handle a below average offense in Chicago. McNabbs best shot at success is holding a clip board.

  133. packerzman says: Aug 6, 2011 12:51 PM

    as a Packers fan i really don’t have a dog in this fight…(ooops , sorry Mike Vick that was a bad pun)..but i believe the reason McNabb is pissed and resentful is because he knows that if he would have the talent that Vick had last year at ANY time in his career he would have won at least 1 if not multiple Super Bowls. The NFL has proven time and time again that above all else you need an ELITE QB to win in January and an ELITE offensive line to protect him. Just ask Brady and the Patriots how the Giants pass rush blew their offense up in their quest for perfection.All the signings on defense wont mean sh*t if Vick doesnt have time to throw the ball downfield to his recievers because thats how the defenses gameplanned against the Eagles at the end of last year..they actually WANTED Vick to take off and run because they would punish him and eventually tire him out. If the Eagles don’t win the Super Bowl it might be more of a testament of who Vick is as an ELITE QB and less the talent around him.

  134. steelerdynasty2010 says: Aug 6, 2011 3:11 PM

    can i get a thumbs up if you can see mcnabb signing a one day contract to retire an eagle, thumbs down if you think he has some residual pride and would scoff at the idea

  135. pigeonpea says: Aug 7, 2011 9:58 AM

    “especially with the sudden mandate to be better than the Packers, Falcons, Saints, Cowboys, and the eventual AFC champion.”

    Why is Dallas even mentioned in the same breath as these other teams? They have won one playoff game in 15 years and had a 6-10 record last season. Seriiously… Why not mention the Rams, Seahawks, Buccaneers, Giants and Bears as well? All of them had better records than Dallas last season, and the Queens, Skins, Lions and 49ers tied them!

    As for Philthydelphia, their biggest roadblocks would be the Packers, Saints, Bears and Falcons, with the added headache of signing too many egos without the benefit of an offseason program. Good luck with that. My prediction is that the Giants take the East this year.

  136. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Aug 10, 2011 1:40 PM

    Mark my words….Vick will end the season for Philly in the same fashion as his old counterpart Brett Favre finished his in the league. Both hands on his head, looking down at the ground, asking himself “why the hell did I just throw that…?” And that’s if he makes it through the season and avoids getting broke in half.
    Imagine the “dream team” fizzling out with Vince Young running the only 4 plays he can actually remember…..the sideline fist fights, the locker room tension, the finger pointing, the Philly fans throwing C batteries at their own team again.

    Get your popcorn ready.

  137. wicky888 says: Aug 10, 2011 7:53 PM

    Too many chiefs, not enough indians. Didnt Washington prove this doesnt work? Buying championships only works in baseball, because its not really a team game

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