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McNabb On New Look Eagles: “They Have More Problems Than People Are Looking At”

Would somebody please tell me why Donovan McNabb is running his mouth and giving his opinion about what’s going on here with the Eagles in Philadelphia? He’s talking like he knows all the players’ salaries and has been studying the Eagles salary cap situation.

All he had to say was that he was focused on what was going with the Vikings. Why isn’t he focused on improving Minnesota rather paying attention to the Eagles?

McNabb is making a big mistake by giving his opinion on everything the Eagles are doing. He sounds like a quarterback who wishes he was back here with the Birds. Here’s what he told Clark Judge of CBSSports.com.

“I was there for 11 years, and the biggest thing we brought in was T.O.,” McNabb Judge. “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.”

He said he believes the Eagles will have problems offensively because they have so many weapons.

“Now they bring in a Cullen Jenkins, and we all know he’s a dominant force. They bring in a Nnamdi Asomugha. You have Rodgers-Cromartie, who is the one they don’t mention the most because they have Asante Samuel, too. The problem is: What do you do with Asante Samuel?

“Then, you’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.”

He sounds like a jealous man who is watching another walk down the street with his former girl, who is looking better than she ever did when he was with her.

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Duraco20
Duraco20
August 3, 2011 12:22 pm

Yup, No comment would have been the perfect response. Dont let the media keep you looking backwards. Focus on the task at hand and making your current team the best they can be.

RealTalk777
RealTalk777
August 3, 2011 12:28 pm

G, I couldnt agree with you more! I’ve always supported McNabb, but he def sounds like a man scorned…mad that his ex girlfriend has found somebody! LOL…all the guys he mentioned, that so called “needs the ball” were here least year…..and the previous year!

paulman
paulman
August 3, 2011 12:34 pm

I believe that girl walking with D McNabb was actually Songs dressed up as a women…

vricchini
vricchini
August 3, 2011 12:43 pm

Mcnabb wants to be ESPN host after his career is done which is why he always barks at the media.

E-money
E-money
August 3, 2011 12:47 pm

Andy should tell Donovan to “keep my name out of your mouth”.

Every time Donovan speaks it becomes harder to remember him fondly.

bugsyhawk
bugsyhawk
August 3, 2011 12:51 pm

E, you took the words right outta my mouth. Loved him on the field, but off the field, he can’t get out of his own way. Have fun in Minny with no one to throw to.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
August 3, 2011 12:57 pm

You have to feel for Mcnabb…All those years surrounded by Bums for receivers and now Vick comes in to take things over the top.

It’s like a Paulman’s girl gets all dressed up for him to show her off…and she end up going home with the Songster getting stroked. While Paulman sits in his volkswagon waiting patiently to give her a ride home…once It’s done.

Damn

BigE
BigE
August 3, 2011 1:00 pm

He should have kept his mouth shut, but now that Reid’s and Vick’s butts are on the line, spending and deals are at an all time high. when McNaab’s butt was on the line Reid was saying Pinkston and Thrash were fine and the offensive line was not a problem.

MaybeTheyCan
MaybeTheyCan
August 3, 2011 1:05 pm

Donovan who?

paulman
paulman
August 3, 2011 1:13 pm

Lame come back Songs, my post has you beat ..
You’ve been riding McNutt’s Balls for years now .. Just let it go man….

bugsyhawk
bugsyhawk
August 3, 2011 1:13 pm

Just another way for him to shift the blame. He wasn’t the only cause of them never winning a SB, but he was one of them. Such a dominant D for so many years. Westy and Chad Lewis were not slouches.

Tom Brady was able to win multiple championships without stud WRs or RBs, so #5 can just shut up already.

schiller
schiller
August 3, 2011 1:14 pm

Awe, are Songs and BigE still sore about McNabb? How touching….

bugsyhawk
bugsyhawk
August 3, 2011 1:16 pm

And having too many good players/options is a problem that I would prefer. The depth at CB could potentially make Assante a non-factor if he decides to be a malcontent. Same with D-Jax if Maclin can come back healthy. Too many guys ready to play for divas this year.

BigE
BigE
August 3, 2011 1:21 pm

Schiller, not sore at all, just stating facts. I am not a McNaab fan nor am I a Reid fan. What I do find touching is that video of Reid in the punt, pass and kick contest where he is twice the height and three times the weight of his competition.

jott1972
jott1972
August 3, 2011 1:22 pm

McChoke’s comments only solidy my feelings toward him…

bsmvideos
August 3, 2011 1:23 pm

“He sounds like a jealous man who is watching another walk down the street with his former girl, who is looking better than she ever did when he was with her”

This is true, but do you blame him? He practically had to beg Andy to give him some weapons. Now they are going buck wild. Of course he has some sour grapes.

For years he was critizied for being a company man. Now he speaks his mind, and we say he should know his place.

I respected how Donovan carried himself while he was here, but I could care less what he does or says now. This is a time for Eagle fans to enjoy the anticipation of a great season.

bsmvideos
August 3, 2011 1:24 pm

BigE, Agree that video is a classic.

andrew p
andrew p
August 3, 2011 1:33 pm

I bet every QB in football would love to have the problem McNabb says we have, For him to say that makes me believe he really doesnt know our coaches, No one would ever get away with complaining about their not getting the ball enough.

runtheball09
runtheball09
August 3, 2011 1:46 pm

We got rid of the problem and he’s in Minnesota right now.

scramz25
scramz25
August 3, 2011 2:03 pm

Sorry Mcslabb we only had one problem and it was your mouth and no heart. now our problem is floating around the leauge. if they offered him a backup job he wouldnt be saying that. Hes acting just like i thought he was. Soft as drug store cotton. “if i cant have Andy no QB will”…

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
August 3, 2011 2:18 pm

I always knew there was a reason I didn’t like this guy other than his dirt balls and cheesy smiling (tap on the chest) after a bad play. Kick rocks McNabb. Better hope we don’t see you this year.

haveacigar
haveacigar
August 3, 2011 2:21 pm

Why do we care what a journeyman QB has to say?
The national media like mike and mike who continue to kiss his butt have to see through this act- it is the act that we all got tired of years ago. passive aggrssive a.hole!

Stevo
Stevo
August 3, 2011 2:27 pm

time to move on Dmac- i was trully sorry you didnt have a team like this around you, but you keep talking….. leave it be man. btw- lay off the milk, you are looking seriously big boned.

greenfan
greenfan
August 3, 2011 2:46 pm

You got that right haveacigar…always been classic passive / aggressive

He has alot more things to worry about with that team in Minn, then alerting everyone to the “problems” with the Eagles.

He will never be able to “move -on” , we should know that by now.

runtheball09
runtheball09
August 3, 2011 2:58 pm

I was done with mcnabb the minute i saw him game day in the luxury box eating wings and drinking gatorade with hank fraley while the team was on the field.

runtheball09
runtheball09
August 3, 2011 3:00 pm

anybody else remember that? it was like 5 or 7 years ago…

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
August 3, 2011 3:03 pm

I really tried to defend Mcnabb knowing he got a raw deal carrying the offense without weapons for so many years only to have them inject Kolb once he had all the tools needed to get over the top. Kolb is and will always be ass….but that does not excuse Mcnabbs pouting. This is exposing what the Eagles tolerated from him for so long. He’s a class guy yet he losses points in times like this. We’ll bitch slap him if he gets in our way on the road to victory…..E-A-G-L-E-S- EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

greenfan
greenfan
August 3, 2011 3:08 pm

from the look of the picture above, he is still eating alot of wings

jakedog
jakedog
August 3, 2011 3:09 pm

no more mcnabb talk, remember, there is a new eagles world order, a new group of football players and enlightened fans, mcnabb and others are part of the past, a not so glorious history, but we wait with much anticipation for the glory to come, amen

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
August 3, 2011 3:11 pm

te-he-he @ Donovan…..

thems some sour grapes right there. lol

we’ll have problems because we’re loaded? *shakes head*

whatever 5…

Horatio
Horatio
August 3, 2011 3:41 pm

Dear Donovan,

Thank you for your concern regarding Asante. We intend to have him play cornerback.

-The Eagles

wmonell
wmonell
August 3, 2011 3:49 pm

mcnabb was someone in the philly community, made a living here for a decade, and turned around a franchise by becoming the face and instilling a winning tradition. he is as much a big deal as anyone involved in the eagles millennium foundation.

he is aware that its a business, but it goes to show how attached he was here, and top andy reid
he keeps talking about our team and situations because he loves us, and im sure its bittersweet (more bitter, i mean wouldnt you feel betrayed)

ill give mcnabb a break, he has earned it and last yr shanahan didnt know how to adjust to todays game (hence, forcing his best off player and best def player out of town)

Iggles
Iggles
August 3, 2011 3:54 pm

McNabb has more than enough problems of his own than to comment on any team, much less the Eagles or Skins. Hope we don’t ever see him as a TV host after playing days: his perspectives are seriously distorted by emotions. He’ll never be as fair and balanced as Aikman or Simms… and they were the “enemy” for years.
Actually choked when Young ever brought up the “dream team” phrase as Philly fans hate such statements similar to “gold standard.” We have yet to win our first SB. McNabb needs to take high road and clam up.

edogma
edogma
August 3, 2011 4:34 pm

McNabb is acting like a jealous little kid. He should be focused on resurrecting his career in what time he has left. You would think that with all his past experience, that when he opens his mouth about the Eagles people are going to talk. If I were a player on the Vikings, I would be concerned that the potential starting QB is bothering to spend one second on anything that doesn’t involve him leading the Vikings.

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
August 3, 2011 4:39 pm

Thank you G thank you… Donovan is jealous and envious of micheal vick and all that the eagles are doing for him, vick is a better player than donovan and always had more ability and its showing now and is at the top of his game… you have donovan coming out speaking about our team problems? Hes such a media whore… and what pisses me off the most is that donovan is concerned with maclin and desean and who will get the ball and the CBs and whos gonna get played more on the field… thats him trying to stick it to philly eagles big time… He needs to worry about his lost hairline, his fat gut, his inaccurate arm, and trying to win games… plain and simple… see what im talking about all you mcnabb supporters? he doesnt care about philly at all… Also mcnabb needs to worry about actually starting this year over ponder bc mcnabb is good for being sat or losing his job or being traded… im done talking about this jealous fool

lewdoggie20
lewdoggie20
August 3, 2011 5:03 pm

didn’t this same offense not really have issues last year? and the defense had problems so we upgraded. on paper these seem to be good problems. time will tell….shortly. and shut up donovan. i liked you until now.

scorpiodsu
scorpiodsu
August 3, 2011 5:12 pm

McNabb is bitter because this team was never this aggressive when he was here. And he has a right to be. Giving him Freddie Mitchell and no compliment to Westbrook, I’d be bitter too especially with all the heat he took from fans for years when he didn’t have talent. Now having said that, he shouldn’t talk about our “problems” as he sees it. Should have just stopped after he said what he said about the FA signings and that’s it. That’s always been his problem….. always said the wrong thing at the wrong time. And of course this is something G couldn’t wait to write on. More of that philly “media” stuff.

pheags88
pheags88
August 3, 2011 5:28 pm

“I was there for 11 years, and the biggest thing we brought in was T.O.,”

Hmmm…If the Eagles would of brought in Brady, Manning, Big Ben instead of you,the Eagles would of never chocked time and time again and would have had atleast 2 rings over those 11 years.

I heard Danny Watkins came to the rescue with his fireman abilities to help Mike Patterson today…too bad we didn’t have Watkins in that 2004 Superbowl..maybe he could of done the same for McNabb in that choking 4th quarter drive

riley1
riley1
August 3, 2011 5:53 pm

Why is this man always girlin’. He is the most passive/aggressive person that I’ve ever seen as a professional football player. Ike Reese was on with Howard this afternoon, and Ike said that they (The Eagles) had their chances and they weren’t able to get it done. Ike didn’t whine about it, so why is he!

Donovan’s persona seemed to be that he always appeared to take things for granted. He never had a sense of urgency. He always thought that he was better than he really was!!! That laisse faire attitude permeated the whole organization. His leadership style set the tone for the organization. He always was the company man, and never wanted to make waves…so, the attitude that they would be back the next year permeated the team and they obstensibly would stand pat. Not realizing that they would not do enough to get them over the hump.

The greatest example of their laisse faire attitude was the SB. They had more chances to beat the Patriots in that game, but it seemed like they were just disinterested. The infamous 4th quarter was a prime example of their arrogance which he was the ring leader. After the game, this attitude was amplified when I heard him say shortly after the biggest game of his career essentially, “oh well, we’ll be back next year!”

This is just some emanations of his immaturity. Now getting to the point of they never surrounded me with all of that talent. yes they did! TO was almost as dynamic as the players that they have now. His defense was just as dominant. To insult them is also ridiculous, which is another passive aggressive throwing his ex-mates under the bus.

The truth of the matter is that they couldn’t do much more because of the enormity of his contract. It limited them on what they were able to do. DMac was always being greedy! Peyton and Brady were giving contract dollars back to their organizations to help bring in better players to help them get better. But not Mr. Donovan.

Like Ike said, they had their chance! However, his self centeredness always limited their ability to surround him with more talent on offense. He remained selfish and kept his money to himself. The Eagles were essentially handcuffed!

Now, if he was so interested in surrounding the team with more offensive talent, he would have done more in givebacks and supported the team’s cause. The greatest example was with TO. TO helped Donovan have the best two years of his entire career! If he would have supported TO, they would have gone down as one of the best QB/WRs combos in football history. However, he was too jealous and petty to let the team add that talent long term.

Essentially, he became upset that TO was getting more attention than him. He let TO flag in the wind when he lobbied for his contract to be renegotiated. DMAC essentially sided with management and played TO like a fool. Essentially, DMAC helped undermine him and get TO out of town!

Now Dmac is complaining that the organization never did anything for him. He should be downright ashamed that that came out of his mouth! He was too pampered and self centered to have them do much with him. IMO, I believe that the Eagles made the decision two years ago to move on, because his attitude would have never allowed them to build a ultimate winner.

DDCar
DDCar
August 3, 2011 6:51 pm

Who cares about this jealous, douchebag, tool!? He knows his career is over, & is pi$$ed that this didn’t happen when he was here. I feel for him, & I liked him, but he needs to get over it. Worry about your own team & not killing worms & throwing up in the huddle. All the haters are coming out of the woodwork, ain’t they?

DDCar
DDCar
August 3, 2011 6:54 pm

Take your panties off, DMac.

jakedog
jakedog
August 3, 2011 7:17 pm

all this hate for mcnabb, tough guys one and all, where were you two, three years ago when Jakedog was exposing this guys limitations, now you are piling on and talking like clowns, leave it alone, get on board with this new eagles team, leave mcnabb alone

paulman
paulman
August 3, 2011 8:16 pm

Does anyone else think that McNabb is becoming the black version of Brett Farve, (minus the Super Bowl Win and MVP’s Awards of course)
Does anyone want to bet that Rookie Draft Pick Cristian Ponder will be the Starting QB for the Vikings by the 4th/5th Week of the Season after McNabb gets off to antoher horrible start and has a difficult time picking up the new VIking Offense….

paulman
paulman
August 3, 2011 8:21 pm

I said this 3 Years and I say it now, remember when D McNabb was hit late in the end-zone game versus the Panthers 3 Seasons ago on Opening Day and not 1 player came to his Defense, that told me then, that he never had the respect and backs of his teammates and that he has lost the Eagles team..They were tired of his games and shenanigans.. Good riddance and anyone who thinks that he is a HOF worthy Player, is not a true fan of the NFL Game…

runtheball09
runtheball09
August 3, 2011 8:30 pm

get off your high horse jake you’re not the only one who’s been saying this for years.

wassssup8705
wassssup8705
August 3, 2011 9:03 pm

This is awesome…hahaha!

slick1
slick1
August 3, 2011 9:49 pm

He, He!! Been there, done that G. Great analogy. That chick ALWAYS seems to look better now that she’s with someone else. McNabb can barely hide his jealousy. I agree with you. He needs to concentrate on his responsibilities with the Vikes. That apparently was his problems with the Eagles and the ‘skins, couldn’t stay focused.

Butch007
Butch007
August 4, 2011 12:05 am

I can see why McNabb would have made those comments…I mean “Stinkston and Trash” really sums up the whole offensive personnel strategy the Eagles team had when McNabb was here.

Again, I’ll say that McNabb, as a player, has earned the right to pretty much say whatever he wants to say whenever he wants to say it relative to professional football and I guarantee you he won’t loose one second of sleep over the fact that some people in Philly don’t like his statements. His comments are squarely pointed at Reid and I’m certain there will be private conversations this year that will test that friendship.

Where he may be right and the main concern I have is that there’s a lot of random people that have to be on the same page with a shortened training camp period, no two-a-days and barley any hitting. This is not even to speak of the potential injury possibilities with so much time off. I’ll be honest this seems like not really the best year to overload on a lot of potentially overpaid athletes.

FanSince1960
FanSince1960
August 4, 2011 9:19 am

McBore

Gotta Luv It
Gotta Luv It
August 4, 2011 9:22 am

Say what you want but he’s right