Considering the sources I don't know how much weight these articles carry but some people do think that McNabb whines sometimes.
Friday, February 1, 2008http://www3.allaroundphilly.com/blogs/d ... ining.html
MORE MCNABB WHINING
In case you missed it, the only NFL quarterback actively campaigning for more weapons on offense, defense and special teams said if the Eagles don't come through with help during the offseason, the media will have something to say about it.
Insightful, Mr. Donovan McNabb, who put that word out at Super Bowl XLII.
Bad timing. The last time McNabb played the Patriots, who oppose the Giants for the NFL title this Sunday, was Super Bowl XXXIX. The game highlights/lowlights are plastered all over the tube as that's the last Bowl the Patriots played in.
It's all coming back ...
McNabb answering an Adam Viniatiri field goal giving the Patriots a 24-14 bulge with the second of three interceptions.
And later, in a hurry-up offense that still lives in infamy, McNabb hyperventilated and became ill in the huddle according to teammates.
It was a hurry-up like no other, McNabb needing almost four minutes to score in the so-called two-minute offense and leaving the Eagles only 1-minute, 48-seconds to stop the Patriots and position his team for the tying field goal.
McNabb had weapons - plural - in that game. But McNabb could only get along with Brian Westbrook, not Terrell Owens, the best receiver on his team. Owens was kicked out of town. And now McNabb again is saying he wants big-time help. Did it really take him three years to reach that conclusion?
McNabb made no mention at this Super Bowl of how he's chronically misunderstood by the media and how the Eagles declined to re-work his contract and instead drafted his successor last spring.
All injury excuses aside, McNabb himself won just one game last year - against the unprepared Detroit Lions. That's it. He didn't lose eight games but he only won one. The Eagles picked off Tony Romo three times in Dallas, so don't go even go there.
Until McNabb starts playing like the old McNabb, the quarterback who made the players around him better, he should stop insulting teammates and making himself look like an apologist for media critics of the Eagles.
McNabb ought to keep the focus on himself, not management, as he did so successfully earlier in his career.
Even when McNabb had it his way, even when he lobbied to add Owens, he didn't answer the bell in the biggest game of his career.
Make no mistake, teammates still remember - and will never forget - how he played in Super Bowl XXIX with a full arsenal of weapons.
Donovan McNabb had the same reaction most fans had when the Philadelphia Eagles selected quarterback Kevin Kolb with their first pick in last month’s NFL draft. "It was shocking," McNabb said Tuesday in an interview on WIP-AM radio.
Speaking publicly for the first time since the draft on April 28-29, McNabb downplayed the perception he’s upset the Eagles selected his eventual successor.
The five-time Pro Bowl quarterback also said his rehab is going well following surgery for a torn knee ligament and he expects to play in the preseason.
"When you draft somebody at the position you’re in, of course you have questions of ’What does that mean?’" McNabb said. "The most important thing for me is to make sure I’m healthy and 100 percent and get back out there competing and do the right thing on the field."
McNabb met with coach Andy Reid soon after the draft, but wouldn’t reveal details of their conversation. He doesn’t have to worry about his starting job, especially since backup Jeff Garcia signed with Tampa Bay after leading the Eagles to the NFC East title and a playoff victory last season.
"If I’m healthy, it’s my job," said McNabb, who sustained a season-ending knee injury in Week 11 last season.
The 30-year-old McNabb has led the Eagles to four NFC championship games and a Super Bowl loss in eight seasons in Philadelphia. He’s finished the regular season on the sidelines three of the past five years.
"I don’t think I’m close to the end of my career," McNabb said. "People say when you hit 30, it goes down hill. I think it gets better after that. It’s unfortunate I’ve been hurt the last few years, but things happen."
The Eagles traded out of the first round and chose Kolb in the second round with the 36th overall pick. Kolb threw for 12,964 yards, 85 touchdowns and 31 interceptions in four years at Houston. He passed for 3,808 yards, 30 TDs and only four picks last season.
"I think Kevin Kolb is going to do an excellent job for us," McNabb said. "I’m going to try and help him as much as I can. I’m sure he’s going to do great. I look forward to working with him this weekend."
The Eagles open their first minicamp on Friday. McNabb won’t participate in practices, but will be working out at the practice facility. He said he isn’t sure if he’ll play in the preseason opener on Aug. 13, but expects to be ready for the second or third game.
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I'm sure Andy Reid once again had to stroke the ego of his whiny quarterback.
The more McNabb opens his mouth, the more I think Terrell Owens was right. McNabb is just a "whiny doughboy". The team should have kept Owens and sent McNugget out the door.
I officially can't wait until the first time we see Kolb starting for the Philadelphia Eagles. The whining and controversy should make for some great discussions.
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Just when you thought the rumors about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback leaving the team had died down, they have apparently been revived. According to Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Fox Sports sideline reporter Pam Oliver had a conversation with McNabb on the sidelines during the Philadelphia Eagles-New York Giants game last Sunday.http://www.nflgridirongab.com/2007/12/1 ... abb-story/
According to Oliver, she states that in her in-game report about McNabb yesterday, which said that McNabb “seems to believe that his days in Philadelphia are numbered” and that “he sees an organization distancing itself from him.” When asked about the report in question, McNabb denied he made such statements, adding, “I don’t feel that way. I’ve said I want to be here eight more, nine more years, if that’s possible. We’ll see.”
Here’s the timeline of the conversation, as we know it: Oliver had a brief conversation with McNabb when he and backup QB A.J. Feeley were warming up before the Eagles-Giants game. Oliver said that she made contact with him and asked if he was interested in talking or not. She did the usual “how are you and the year must be difficult” banter, then according to Oliver, McNabb proceeded to provide her with a treasure trove of information that he volunteered, putting his opinion in the conversation, as well.
Oliver added that she “I’m a little shocked and dumbfounded that it has all been denied. I can’t believe it, and I don’t understand it.” Oliver also added that McNabb continued volunteering information about his current situation as she was walking away and thta she actually toned down the report to avoid any kind of controversy. In her report for Fox Sports, she added that, “Everything he said, I’m convinced he meant to say. The wording in my report, I was trying to do him a favor and trying not to cause controversy. The controversy turns out to be him denying the whole thing. He feels wronged by the organization. That was the gist of the conversation. I don’t think that’s news to anybody who has been able to get him away from the microphones. He’s a sensitive person. I guess he needs whatever he needs.”
My take on all of this: Pam Oliver, at least in my opinion, isn’t usually one to do an in-game report and add things to a report just to hear herself talk. Granted, there’s a first time for everything, yet I have this feeling that McNabb did vent to Oliver. And McNabb does have a history of bringing attention to himself, so this development isn’t all that surprising to me at all. Whether the Eagles do in fact release/trade McNabb is uncertain, but one would think that if you have issues, that you would keep them in-house. If anything, telling a sideline reporter or anyone involved in the printed and/or electronic media can be a risky proposition , depending on the individual in question. But I think that Oliver’s report does in fact have some teeth to it.
McNabb is a big crybaby who cares more about his image than winning games.http://board.rapmusic.com/sports-centra ... lem-2.html
He bugged the Eagles to get Owens and they did.
Once there were whispers of Owens being the #1 guy there, not McNabb, what happened?
McNabb starts crying.
If he really cared about the team, work it out with Owens, who cares who's the top dog on the team?
Coincidentally they haven't sniffed the Super Bowl since.
Eagles draft Kolb and what happens?
McNabb and his mother start crying (WTF are you gonna be the QB forever?)
Seriously who cries when their team drafts a QB cause they need backup.
What makes the guy think he's so untouchable?
Then the latest, during the Bears Eagles game sideline reporter says something to the effect of "I like to play Vick when McNabb is doing good to avoid QB controversy".
Meaning if McNabb is playing like crap he's afraid to start Vick, cause McNabb with start whining again.
Does not care about the team and what it needs, puts himself over the team.
Great QB but doesn't have what it takes to win.