No Need For Anonymous Eagles Comments About McNabbEagles, News, Quarterbacks Monday, May 3rd, 2010
Jeff McLane of Philly.com writes,
“The Eagles would never say it publicly, out of the respect they have for Donovan McNabb and what he had done for their franchise. But they’re happy he’s no longer here, happy to move on to what they believe will be the next best thing”.
He continues with more comments later in the article.
“For a few players who asked not to be named, the McNabb show, and all his baggage, had become burdensome. In describing Kolb, they used words like fresh, all business, and genuine.”
The anonymous people who are making those comments aren’t refusing to make them publicly because they have respect for McNabb.¬†¬† If they had true respect for what he has done for the organization, they would shut up and focus on getting ready to win games in the upcoming season.
They’re refusing to make those comments publicly because they don’t have the courage to do so.¬† It’s got nothing to do with respect.
This is the way a coward behaves.¬† Nobody has gained anything from them running their mouths, now.¬† If they had a problem with McNabb they should have told him to his face when he was on the football team.
I don’t want to hear anymore from McNabb and I don’t want to hear anything else from the Eagles.¬† It’s like two divorcees who won’t let it go.
To put it in it’s proper perspective, disapproval of the quarterback is a regular thing in the NFL.¬† I played on three football teams in my 11 years in the league and not one them consisted of an entire team that liked the starting quarterback.
Did you hear about the anger toward Ben Roethlisberger which quite a few of the Steelers felt?¬† Joey Porter eventually called him out for being the “last person in the building and the first person to leave”.
Despite that they weren’t making anonymous comments to the media.¬† They were busy winning one Super Bowl with him playing horribly and another with him putting together a game-winning drive.
A lot of the guys think the quarterback is pampered and coddled.¬† Quite a few players think the signal callers make more money than they should.
How many other players on the Eagles team would have been given $12 million dollars of guaranteed money just for being named a starter?
Do you think every player on the Eagles roster thinks Kevin Kolb is the best quarterback on the football team?
What kind of respect do you think the guys on the team have for Michael
Vick, whom they grew up idolizing through middle school, high school and college?
Do you think it was an accident that they voted him the Ed Block Courage Award last year?¬† What do you think they thought when they saw him pulling the ball down and taking off like a blur this weekend?
Do you think all of those guys will agree that Kolb should be the starting quarterback if they lose two or three games in a row next season and Vick is sitting over there on the bench?
Do you think all of the guys on the Minnesota Vikings identify with Brett Favre, who was courted and picked up at the airport by the head coach?
Do you think all of them are cool with him not coming to training camp? Do you think the¬† 40-year old grandfather hangs out with his 25-year old African-American teammates listening to hip-hop?
There are always guys on the team who don’t approve of the quarterback, and that’s okay as long as the team is winning football games.
Next season that will ultimately be all that matters.
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