I’m writing this as a fan…
I wasn’t going to write anything about the Eagles but I just gotta get this out of my system. This loss falls on the entire team. Donovan didn’t make all his throws, receivers ran crazy patterns and dropped passes, the rocket screen neutralized Jimmy Johnson’s aggressiveness and two big missed kicks–one an extra point. When’s the last time you’ve seen a missed extra point in the NFL?
I had the same feeling yesterday as I did after the 1998 Minnesota Vikings lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship. I couldn’t watch Denver beat the Jets. I was disgusted, sad, mad, depressed..the whole gambit. I’m happy for the Cardinals and also the Steelers. Mike Tomlin is that dude.
The credit goes to the Cardinals and their coaching staff. They used the eight days of preparation and mapped out a game plan against one of the hottest teams in the league and took it to them.
Damn right I feel bad for Donovan. He didn’t have his best game, but he played well enough to win.
But again, big time receivers show up in big games and at big times. Regardless what you may think about the token pass interference non call, Kevin Curtis has to make that catch. You are not getting that call on the road.
Kurt Warner is now a god in the NFL and once again Donovan McNabb will not get the respect he deserves despite his class under intense media scrutiny.
Philadelphia fans and media will see this season as a wash even though this team has been in the NFC Championship game 5 out of the last 8 years.
Do not mess with this team. Why would you want to start all over when you have a team that wins? No, they haven’t won the big one, but very few have.
Go out and get Donovan McNabb a number one receiver. It’s as simple as that. Joe Banner, just try it and see what happens.
As Temple3 told me this morning, the only guy you could compare McNabb to is John Elway.
Elway didn’t win until Terrell Davis came along. Maybe the answer is in the running game. I have no answers but throwing deep to Greg Lewis does not excite me. I want a guy here who sleeps with glue on his hands.
I’m not giving up on this team. I just can’t do it, but maybe Andy needs to step away. He has a lot to take care of personally. I’m not one to criticize the man for what’s going on in his life but as a Father there are things you need to take care of at home.
Ashley Fox wrote an excellent piece a couple of weeks back regarding Reid’s health and it’s really beginning to make a lot more sense now.
I like Andy Reid as a coach. Yeah he has his shortcomings but to pull the trigger on Donovan McNabb over Ricky “sticky icky icky” Williams gains a lot of respect from me.
Now help the brotha out because the question must be asked…
When are they gonna win one for Don?