• July 1, 2022

Why Is It Always Donovan McNabb’s Fault?

The Philadelphia Eagles front office has succeeded in redirecting the blame for not winning any Super Bowls in the past 11 years to an employee.  They have singled out Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb and Eagles fans throughout Philadelphia are running with it.

Why shouldn’t they?  McNabb was responsible for giving up 426 yards of total offense, including almost 200 on the ground, to Tony Romo and the Cowboys during Wild Card Weekend.  It was proof that Donovan was not able to make the necessary adjustments to the game plan from the week before when he gave up 474 yards of total offense to the same team.

There are 32 teams in the NFL.  31 of them have front offices that will blame the defense for not playing defense.  31 of them have front offices that will blame the coach for not being prepared or the executives of football operations for not having the right personnel on the field.  Not the Philadelphia Eagles.  When something goes wrong, clearly, it’s number five’s fault.

Look back at the last two games the Eagles played last year against the Cowboys (yes, again).  Was there a difference maker on the field playing defense?  Where was Trent Cole?  What plays did Sheldon Brown make?  What plays did Asante Samuel make?  Was there an ounce of pressure on Tony Romo?  Does anyone ever notice when Broderick Bunkley and Mike Patterson are on the field?  Did the linebackers even play?  This has been the most consistent theme in every single playoff game the Eagles have been eliminated from in the past 11 years, no play-making ability.

Mike Perry

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