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McNabb Wants Playmakers

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Donovan McNabb wrote on his Yardbarker Blog that he wants the Eagles front office to get more play makers on the team. This is the most surprising thing McNabb has ever posted on his blog, and here is a snippet from what he wrote:

Now that the season is over and we are concentrating on 2008, I hope we are able to secure some play makers in all three phases of the game. Maybe some of those playmakers are already on the roster but have struggled with injuries, myself included, that have held us back a little.

You can’t argue with how the Patriots went outside their locker room and stocked up on playmakers last year. It certainly helped to have Randy Moss, Donte Stallworth, Wes Welker and Adalius Thomas making plays for them all year.

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I have to say that I completely agree with Donovan.

This team needs some game changers. They need a Wide Receiver who can stretch the field. They need another big time Defensive End. How about a defensive player that will create turnovers? That would be nice. How about a good kickoff/punt returner? That has been lacking for years now.

I see that McNabb knows his time in Philadelphia is nearing the end, and he is becoming more vocal about things. In the past he has been labeled a “company man”, but now he is far from that. Donovan has a deep desire to win, and he is sending the message loud and clear. Get him some help, and get this team the talent to go back to the Super Bowl.

Everybody knows the Eagles met the Patriots in the Super Bowl at the end of the 2004 season. Well look at the different directions these two teams have gone. The Patriots loaded up with talent this year, and had a perfect undefeated regular season. Meanwhile the Birds added Kevin Curtis, and they finished 8-8, last in the NFC East.

Tom Heckert is wrong when he says this team does not need major changes. If the Eagles want to be serious about winning a Super Bowl, they have to add some premier talent. If there had been a few more game changers on this team this past year who knows how well they would have finished.

Let’s just pray Andy Reid listens to his star QB, and brings in the talent needed to win a Super Bowl.

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  • http://RiggosRag Riggo’s Rag

    I get that McNabb needs weapons, and I agree.  But here’s the problem– clearly he can’t get along with them for some reason.  He had TO and that didn’t work out (even though he’s doing just fine in Dallas).  He had Stallworth in one of the few good years he ever had, and how did Stallworth respond?  He left to go to New England.One of the reasons I think this happens (and I’ll admit, I’m an outsider) is that the man doesn’t seem to treat the weapons he has with respect.  Brian Westbrook is one of the great weapons in the game, and he wasn’t even smart enough to say, "we need more weapons to compliment Westbrook." Instead, he basically says that he’s great but just got hurt.  Well, maybe, but what does Westbrook feel about this?How long can a team rally around a guy like this?-Dave, Riggo’s Rag

  • Drew

    I think asking for weapons on offense isn’t going to work as everyone remembers what happened the last time the Eagles had a true playmaker playing with him.  On a side note, I’d be more concerned with the team in green getting rid of the big Mac.  If I were a bears fan he’d look awfully appealing….hell, he’d look great in a niners uniform while were imagining things…

  • Ian

    I have to say I completely disagree Gehenna.

    First off he treated TO will a ton of respect. The problem was TO gave nobody else respect.

    As far as Stallworth goes, he publicly said he would love to play for the Eagles. He left because New England offered him the best deal. That was all due to money, and nothing to do with McNabb’s respect/lack of respect for his receiver.

    Majority of the NFL genuinely likes McNabb, and shows him a great deal of respect. McNabb has always been full of class, and shows everybody respect. That is far from the problem.

  • thelandryhat

    Well, like I said, if the Eagles don’t add someone by March, he’s out of there. Kevin BAbyface Kolb time, Ian. The McNabb Era is over. How much do you want to bet?

  • Drew

    TLH – you just want him out of your division so you don’t have to face the big Mac twice a season.  Cowboy haters Huzah!

  • Ian

    Thank you Drew. Glad I am not the only one to see this.

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