The Philadelphia Eagles have done it again. Just when you think that they might win their first Super Bowl Championship, they come out and have a lousy game like that. I thought this team was the team destined to win the Super Bowl. But they lost to the Arizona Cardinals in a game they should have won easily, had they showed up before halftime.
When the smoke had cleared (and the confetti started falling), the Eagles lost 32-25 and it was all over. It was their fault and only their fault that they lost. Donovan McNabb played horrendous in the first half. He looked good in the second half, but by then it was far too late.
I was very surprised by their second half surge, as almost everyone watching the game was. I thought the game was over when the clock ran out to end the second quarter. The defense had not played very well up to that point, and the offense was downright ugly. But then in the second quarter, Brent Celek showed why he is the starting tightend. An acrobatic catch by the rookie Desean Jackson gave hope to all the Eagle fans. But it was all for nothing.
Donovan McNabb will never win the big one. It is that simple. The great quarterbacks are consistent in their dominance. McNabb is anything but. It is as if he needs to warm up for a half until he can throw the ball in the hands of a receiver. You can blame the defense, but I can't. They weren't getting any help, and McNabb was only hurting the team.
Many people will blame Andy. But I can't really blame Reid. The players are the ones that have the final say on the outcome of the game, the coaches can only sit and watch. Of course, Reid must have made some kind of halftime adjustment. How do you think they played so much better in the second half? But it was not enough. It will not ever be enough with McNabb around.