It’s been an interesting offseason already for the Eagles, with talk about who may be coming and going, and now there appears to be talk about just who was at fault for losing the NFC Title game. If you ask Eagles QB Donovan McNabb, it was the fault of the defense.
The quote came after McNabb was asked on WIP radio in Philly if the Eagles D was to blame after they could not hold the lead in the NFC title game vs Arizona, as they allowed the Cards to drive for a TD late to win the game.
“We were up, 25-24,” McNabb said. [The Cardinals] drove down 72 yards by running the ball – probably, what, eight times? And it reminded me so much of [the NFC championship game in] St. Louis where, coming back in that second half, they ran the ball nine times with Marshall Faulk to keep our offense off the field. Because they were terrified of us going back out and scoring more points.”
Not a good way to start an offseason for a team that needs all the help they can get this offseason, and not a good way to be a team leader. There’s been talk of McNabb not being an Eagle in 2009, and talking bad about the defense may be a good way to get a quick trip out of town.