posted 8 years ago
Are you like me? Wouldn't it be refreshing to hear Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb come out and say the Washington Redskins are a better team right now?
Because that's the truth. Instead, McNabb constantly tries to say that the Eagles should've won games they worked hard to lose. On his yardbarker.com blog, he once again talked about how Philadelphia is losing to inferior opponents:
"I'm embarrassed with the way we played the past two weeks. I believe that we lost to teams we should have beaten," McNabb wrote. "Not because I think [the Redskins and Bears] are not good -- they are. But I still believe we are better; we just didn't show it.
"I'm embarrassed with the way I played. I didn't do enough to win the game for my team. I take that to heart. I want the ball in my hand when the game is on the line and, if I have it, I have to make a play. I'll take that responsibility. All three of our losses were within a score, so one play could have made a difference -- a fumble, an interception, calling an audible, not calling an audible."
That phrase "you are what you are" keeps coming to mind when I read McNabb's quotes. At this same point last season, McNabb kept saying that the NFC East title still goes through Philly. Then he told me during training camp two months ago that the Eagles are the best team in the NFC.
At some point, those words will start to ring hollow. And I think that time has arrived.