"We were up, 25-24. [The Cardinals] drove down 72 yards by running the ball - probably, what, eight times? And it reminded me so much of [the NFC championship game in] St. Louis where, coming back in that second half, they ran the ball nine times with Marshall Faulk to keep our offense off the field. Because they were terrified of us going back out and scoring more points."But as John Gonzalez of the Philadelphia Enquirer points out, the Eagles got the ball back with three minutes left, after the Cardinals had scored to go ahead, 35-32. That left McNabb and the Iggles’ offense plenty of time to go downfield and win the game, a la “Big Ben” and the Steelers in the Super Bowl, or even tie it.
Eagles defensive end Hugh Douglas isn’t happy about the comments, either:
"When you break that team code, it hits home. When you call someone your teammate, you're calling them your brother. Be loyal to your teammates. It's easy to point fingers. Brian Dawkins is a team player. He would never do that."After a season of mostly turmoil, everything was right in Cheesesteak-land leading up to the NFC title game. After Philly lost many people, including myself, thought the “everything is roses” attitude would quickly disappear. It seems to be doing that now. And this is a rather convenient way for McNabb to try to squeeze his way out of Philadelphia , after ownership seemed to be in love with him again.
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