I can see some hate coming regarding Donovan McNabb's comments in David Newton's latest, but it's not like they are outlandish...at all. The draft is going to be very important to us in regards to getting Cam a couple of legit weapons. I go back and forth in my mind about O-line vs wide-out. David Newton uses McNabb's on words about his experience being without a legit go-to guy for more years than not.
"Oh, I would be worried,'' McNabb told ESPN.com on Wednesday before South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney began his pro day. "First of all, I didn't have a top wide receiver until pretty much T.O. [Terrell Owens] got there.
"For him, I'm just wondering what they are doing to build around him? You lose Brandon LaFell, you lose Steve Smith, Ted Ginn [Jr.'s] gone. All you have at this point is Greg Olsen.''
And, like I have said before: If Olsen is the best we have to offer, then we are going to keep falling short. I love what Olsen brings to the table as a role player, but our offense should not rely on Greg Olsen being the "top dog".
He respects the opinions of Carolina coach Ron Rivera and defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, who were with him during parts of his career in Philly.
"But you've still got to give him some help,'' he said of Newton. "The quarterback is only as good as the people around him. If you don't ever want him to throw to a player that can create big plays out of the passing game, it's not going to go well.''
And to Rivera's argument that the Panthers don't have to have a bona fide No. 1 receiver to be successful, McNabb simply rolled his eyes.
"I hate when teams [say] that,'' McNabb said. "Who are they, Bill Belichick and the Patriots now?'
No, we're not the Pats.
"[A receiver] doesn't have to be considered a No. 1, but in their offense you need a top dog,'' McNabb said of Carolina. "We've seen what Steve Smith can do in that offense. We've seen how LaFell has been able to get catches off of Steve Smith.
"What are they going to get them off? Jerricho Cotchery? What was Jerricho Cotchery in Pittsburgh? A No. 4? A 3?''
McNabb's compelling argument is kinda swinging me back to the WR side of the equation. I know that it's going to come down to BPA in the draft, but what are we going to do when it comes down to Benjamin or OBJ or Moses? What should we do?