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Monday, December 22, 2008

Eagles/Redskins Week 16 Thoughts

We all know what happened. If you don't...then where have you been. The Eagles 10-3 loss to the Redskins in Washington should be no secret. The awful play calling should be no secret. The lack of help for Donovan McNabb should be no secret. While McNabb had no help, the handful of under thrown balls should be no secret. Lastly, the resiliency and toughness of our defense should without question be no secret.

The fact of the matter is, this was another one of those games where while the Eagles did get outplayed, there is NO reason they should have lost.

The dropped balls were awful. The lack of intensity and sense of urgency was awful. This game left such an empty feeling in my stomach that all of the hype and excitement leading up to it went completely away.

Do not blame this loss on McNabb. While his numbers were not great and a handful of his throws were awful, his supporting cast today stunk.

I don't know where people get the idea that his wide receivers are good this year. Were they good the previous three games? Yes. But there are more than three games in an NFL season.

Number 5 had no legitimate threat to throw to today. Let me say this and make myself very clear: regardless of how many catches this kid has this season and regardless of how promising he may be, DeSean Jackson is NOT  a playmaker. He is not. He is a good, not great, wide receiver that can stretch the field.

"Tiny" cannot take a hit and he cannot make a tough catch. He dropped two...count em' TWO...touchdown passes in today's game. 

People want to blame Donovan. People want to say it has been 10 years and nothing has been accomplished. People want to say that he is not a big game quarterback. Well, let me say this–put McNabb on the Dallas Cowboys with Terrell Owens and Roy Williams and he will make Tony Romo look like a college quarterback. Put him on the Patriots with Randy Moss and Wes Welker. He will easily have a 30 plus touchdown season. 

Brian Westbrook is a great player and a good compliment to McNabb, but it takes more than one other guy to win in this league. Not to mention, Westbrook is so injury prone that it is ridiculous. It is absolutely ridiculous.

I am so mad over this game and so fuming that I probably have to stop this post before I get way too ahead of myself. 

Let me just close it out with this: if one more person says the season is over...I am going to flip out. THE SEASON IS NOT OVER! First of all, we have to WIN next week. NO MATTER WHAT. Then, if Tampa Bay loses again and Chicago loses at least one of their next two games (they play the Packers on Monday night this week) then we are in. I have heard so many people say the season is over (Merrill Reese included). It is not over until the fat lady sings and as far as I am concerned, I have not heard any fat lady sing. I'll leave it at that.

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