By now most people have heard the Donovan McNabb comments on wanting more weapons. What many have not heard about, is Sheldon Brown‘s response to what Donovan said. The Daily Examiner writes about the issue. Here is a snippet from the post:
Brown, appearing Sunday night on NBC 10’s Sports Final with woolly-bearded Howard Eskin and John Clark, responded to McNabb’s opinion with the usual amount of blunt honesty/utter contempt. In addition to Brown’s assessment that McNabb “threw teammates under the bus” with his comment, he also not-so-subtly poked a stick at McNabb and the overall offense throughout the interview.
Here is Sheldon Brown talking about not getting turnovers:
Sheldon seems to be yapping quite a lot this year. Somebody needs to put a muzzle on him. Here is a YouTube Video of what Gary Cobb thinks about this situation:
I think G hits the nail on the head with his comments. Sheldon is a very good player, but he needs to just shut up. McNabb went out of his way to say that his comments were not a slight at his current team mates. Donovan just wants to field a better team next year so they don’t finish 8-8 again. There is nothing wrong with a player wanting his front office to do what it takes to win.
The turnovers comment Sheldon made was asinine. It does not matter how bad your offense is, you still have a job to do. The bottom line is the Eagles defense did not force enough turnovers, and did not make many big plays. That is a main reason why they struggled so much in 2007.
Some suggest that Brown is unhappy with his contract, and is creating controversy because of that. If that’s the case then they should him out of town. This team does not need any more problems than they already have. I am sick of millionaire athletes whining about money. A player is rich already, but because somebody else got more money than them they have to act out like a little kid.
I always thought Sheldon was one of the better guys on the team, but he just sounds stupid lately. Howard Eskin should have asked Sheldon if he could maybe work on keeping Plaxico Burress out of the end zone next year.
Here is the full 9 minute interview on NBC 10 Sports Final:
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