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McNabb weighs in on our lack of a threat at WR (via D. Newton)


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#1 top dawg

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:10 AM

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 SmithTed 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?  



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:11 AM

Oh noez!!!!

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:14 AM

McNabb said that? Pack it up, seasons already over, better not even play the games.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:16 AM

I think it's been stated before that "I hope Cam doesn't get McNabb'd". Coming from the man himself this just feels bad man.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:17 AM

he's just vomiting the same ol' narrative for our offseason



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:21 AM

McNabb said that? Pack it up, seasons already over, better not even play the games.

 

I am sure some Skins fan was making a sarcastic remark about McNabb's comments about RGIII being the media darling, all full of himself. The thing is, McNabb was spot on.

 

He is probably spot on here as well.  Thank goodness we have the draft in order to "fix" our receiving corps before his "warning" turns into reality.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:25 AM

he's just vomiting the same ol' narrative for our offseason

 

The difference is is that he is coming from personal experience (from the perspective of a mobile QB who had a pretty good long ball, I might add).



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:25 AM

if the plan is to build the offense around olsen like he is gates or jimmy graham, we got a rude awaking coming. I cant even remember the last time this offense was worth a poo without steve smith



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:27 AM

How many times did the eagles make the NFCC game before TO?

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:28 AM

The difference is is that he is coming from personal experience (from the perspective of a mobile QB who had a pretty good long ball, I might add).

 

I understand, but it seems like DM and others in the media think we can just get anybody we want at the moment. It gonna take time to fix the Hurney Hell we are in and they don't remember that  or don't want to remember.

 

 

I am not a conspiracy buff at all, but it seems like the media wants Cam out of Carolina and they will repeat this crap until he is gone.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:28 AM

Literally could not care less about McNabb's opinions.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:28 AM

i don't give a fug about mcnabb



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:29 AM

The "Cam can't succeed without top tier talent like Donald Lafell and Ted fuging Ginn" crowd is getting about as annoying as Teebow fans.
Gettleman believes Cam can make people better. He's going to find some late round gems and it might take a year, but we will put together a solid WR corps. Then we can go win all those Super Bowls like McNabb and TO did.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:30 AM

Literally could not care less about McNabb's opinions.

 

i was looking for the video mcnabb's motivational mcdonalds speach from "the gang gets invincible".



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:41 AM

I am sure some Skins fan was making a sarcastic remark about McNabb's comments about RGIII being the media darling, all full of himself. The thing is, McNabb was spot on.

 

He is probably spot on here as well.  Thank goodness we have the draft in order to "fix" our receiving corps before his "warning" turns into reality.

 

Anybody could have told you RGknee was full of himself. It was obvious. Just because McNabb said it doesn't mean his opinion carries any weight.




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