Thursday, November 19, 2009
Mornhinweg agrees with QB's complaint
By Dan Graziano
In case you missed it, apparently TV cameras caught Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb shouting toward the sideline, "Just run the ball!" after a failed pass on a third-and-1 inside the Chargers' 10-yard line during Sunday's game. And Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg doesn't disagree with McNabb's statement -- if indeed he made it.
"He was probably right," Mornhinweg told reporters in South Philly on Thursday.
Mornhinweg said he needed to stop simply focusing on what might work against a particular defense and try to play to his team's strengths, which currently do not include gaining a single yard in the red zone. In other news, Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott may be ready to end Chris Gocong's career as a middle linebacker after only one game. McDermott indicated that Gocong might play at the strongside spot against the Bears on Sunday.
The defensive coordinator also said that cornerback Sheldon Brown (hamstring strain) intends to play Sunday night. If he doesn't, the Eagles will be as thin at cornerback as any team in the league.
I'll be delivering a Winston Justice column at some point this afternoon. Thanks for your patience.