Philadelphia’s favorite enigma Donovan McNabb is again in the news for something controversial, or at least a little on the odd side. McNabb, who holds a college degree in “speech communication”, has always had a penchant for saying some really strange things in the media.
It seems he doesn’t communicate his speech very well.
His comments sometimes borderline on the completely ridiculous side, such as the “black on black crime” quote regarding the problems between he and Terrell Owens. Then there other misguided and delusional comments like the “we showed our youth” quote after getting blown out by Dallas.
This, from the guy who came out of the tunnel prior to the very next game, a playoff game, playing the air guitar and doing some goofy dance Yeah, the young guys showed their youth. Maybe they were following his lead.
Now, he’s again misguided and delusional as he was quoted as saying the following to Clark Judge of CBSSports:
“I was there for 11 years, and the biggest thing we brought in was T.O. [Terrell Owens],” said McNabb. “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 (coach 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.”
Most of that I would agree with except for the part about T.O. being the biggest thing the Eagles ever brought in for him. What’s that Donovan? Come again? Early onset of alzheimer’s maybe?
He’s comparing this offseason to any offseason he had while with the Eagles. This year, the Eagles have only brought in a back up QB and RB for the offense during free agency. All of the “big” additions have been on defense.
The same year we brought in T.O. was also the same year we broke the bank on Jevon Kearse, a premier defensive end. And don’t forget Donny, the Eagles’ front office had to go through a lot of finaggling to get Owens in Philly that year. It wasn’t a simple free agent signing.
Other major free agent additions while McNabb was an Eagle include Asante Samuel, Darren Howard, and Kevin Curtis. He also had two years with DeSean Jackson.
Though it is commonly known that McNabb did lack weapons for most of his career in Philly, he is choosing a time when the Eagles are adding mainly defensive help and comparing it to his lack of playmakers.
McNabb is like the wife who got mad at you for not remembering your anniversary and then brings it up 10 years later when she’s mad that you forgot to take the trash out. Can you say, passive aggressive?
Then, he goes on to say this:
“Then, you’ve got to worry about DeSean (Jackson). 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.”
So now he’s essentially saying the Eagles have too many weapons and that it’s going to be a problem. Hey Donny…
If having too many explosive playmakers on offense is a “problem”, it’s a problem every team in the NFL wishes they had.
This sounds like sour grapes to me. McNabb does hold grudges and harbors resentment. I supported him 100% when he was here and still feel bad for the guy in some ways.
But then he always has a knack for for puzzling me with his inane comments sometimes. I do wish him well in Minnesota because I do believe he got a bad rap at times here in Philly.
However, Donny needs to go back to school for his masters in speech communication. Maybe that’ll help. Either that or just stop doing interviews.