Okay guys, once again I need some help from Eagles nation. I was reading ESPN's power rankings, on which we were ranked 4th. No problem. The comment along with the ranking was made by John Clayton and reads "By going for a meaningless fifth TD against the Panthers, Donovan McNabb fractured his ribs and the Eagles' season. (Clayton)"
I am confused by this idiot. For one, the Eagles were ahead by 21 with 8:19 to play in the 3rd quarter prior to Mcnabb's TD. Yes, 21 points is a good margin, but certainly did not mean the game was decided at that point. While it doesn't happen all the time, I have seen teams come back from deficits like that to defeat teams who thought the game they had already won. It wasn't as though it was 35 or 40 points. So for that, I don't understand how it was a meaningless touchdown.
Two, McNabb is going to miss probably one or maybe two games. How did he ruin the entire season like Clayton implies? He should be back to normal by the 4th game (or maybe sooner).
Three, he implies that the injury was McNabb's fault. In other words Donovan, by foolishly trying to attain the objective of football, you broke your ribs. I mean seriously, was McNabb supposed to curl up in a fetal position on 3rd and goal because he saw some linebackers running at him?
Another example of why I hate these asshole sports writers who never played a sport in their lives, yet they criticize athletes for a living.