Pro Bowl Wrap Up
I only watched a little bit of the game as the Royal Rumble and even Grammy’s were more entertaining to watch. I saw a bit of the first and second quarters as DeSean Jackson was amazing, McNabb had me screaming to not hurt his trade value, and Leonard Weaver and Jason Peters didn’t do anything special. Asante Samuel was beat as well in the secondary.
McNabb’s appearance was bitter-sweet for me. I am a huge McNabb supporter and think he is truly a Hall of Fame QB (by Warren Moon’s standards) but seeing him play like that just proved once again why he is not the right QB for the Eagles and needs to be traded. He was picked off early in his appearance by LaMarr Woodley and had it returned for a TD but the play was blown dead after off-setting penalties. He was then picked off by his former team mate, Brian Dawkins.
McNabb did score a TD even though it came off of a 58-yard screen play to Jackson, his second of the night. When Jackson wasn’t doing all the work for McNabb, he was air-mailing and short-hopping his receivers, the same thing us fans watched all season.
Here are the stats for the Eagles players:
Donovan McNabb: 3/10 for 78 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 4 carries for 26 yards
DeSean Jackson: 6 catches, 101 yards, 2 TD’s; 1 PR for 8 yards
Asante Samuel: 1 interception with a 35-yard return
Quinton Mikell: 3 tackles
Trent Cole: 1 tackle
David Akers: FG 2/2, XP 4/4