Friday, April 2, 2010
Keith Brooking calls Eagles' offense 'predictable'
By Dan Graziano
Cowboys linebacker Keith Brooking is never short on opinions, and that's why we love having him on "Galloway and Company" on 103.3 FM ESPN in Dallas-Fort Worth. During a wide-ranging interview with Brooking on Thursday, we asked what he thought of the Eagles' decision to shop starting quarterback Donovan McNabb. He obviously thinks the Eagles are heading down the wrong path.
"The way we dominated them, obviously McNabb didn’t play his best, but they were very predictable," said Brooking of the Eagles' offense. "We knew exactly what was coming on every play. A lot of that didn’t have to do with Donovan McNabb."
Whoa! I'd say that's pretty obvious shot at Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg. And something tells me that quote will get passed around the Eagles' coaching offices. But wait, there's more:
"Sometimes the old thing about you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone … I promise you," said Brooking. "Now, that [Kevin] Kolb kid may end up winning three or four Super Bowls for that city. I can’t predict that. But Donovan McNabb, his body of work and what he’s done for that franchise, there's not a lot of guys who come into this league who have played as long as he has and can say they’ve accomplished what he’s accomplished."
Those are kind words about a player Brooking has immense respect for. But I was pretty surprised at Brooking's stinging assessment of the Eagles' play-calling in those back-to-back games. Do you guys think the Eagles were too predictable in those games or is Brooking just sticking up for McNabb?
Let me hear from you in the "comments" section. And have a tremendous weekend.