Are Eagles Fans Taking McNabb For Granted?
But just think, Philadelphia may never see a QB like Donovan McNabb in this town again. With each passing game, McNabb grabs hold of another franchise passing record. His win/loss record is even better. So yes, the Phillies might be the hot item of the month, but don't go shutting the door on the Eagles or No. 5.
Sure the Eagles could be better than their 3-3 record. Just listen to any Eagle player, and they will tell you such. But as the old adage goes, you are only as good as your record says you are. And if you are pissed with a .500 record, just imagine what that record would be without McNabb under center for each game this year.
For some reason, our attention is focused on the FB position, the up and down antics of a rookie WR, and the never-ending debacles of our TE. What we should be focusing on is the play of the QB. A QB who was performing most weeks without his top playmaker/RB, his top WR from last season, and his top offensive lineman. McNabb's biggest offensive weapon is a second round draft pick most weeks.
Despite his lack of weekly weapons, McNabb has still managed to throw for 1576 yards, eight TDs, and post a QB rating of 93.2. How many teams would kill for these numbers? Probably close to 30 teams.
McNabb's off-the-field performance has also stepped up this season. McNabb has taken steps (calling a player only meeting, acting as a mentor to DeSean) to become a more visible leader in the locker room. McNabb understands that his legacy and his team will take a major hit if the Eagles fail to live up to the "Super" expectations again this year.
Even with the gaudy numbers, McNabb does not escape all blame for some of the head scratchers that have occurred on the field this year. But in the case of McNabb, the good most definitely outweigh the bad. And I bet if you dig deep enough, you could probably pin point the majority of the miscues of the man calling the plays or picking the personnel.
Again, nothing wrong with putting the Eagles on the back burner for a while as we enjoy this magical Phillies ride. Just don't go forgetting about the team and QB across the street. There are still 10 weeks of football left to play this season.
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