As anyone who even casually follows the Eagles knows, nothing Andy Reid ever says is not calculated. But did he finally show just a bit of doubt in his QB?
"Nothing is guaranteed," Reid admitted after being asked if he could declare with 100-percent cer tainty that, barring injury, McNabb will be his guy the remainder of the season. "(But) that's how I'm looking at it, yes."
Earlier, Reid answered "no" after being grilled as to whether a change under center would spark his overmatched team.
Now, I must admit, this is hardly proof positive that a QB change is on the horizon. It really was mostly a stock answer that he was sure to qualify at the end. But for a guy that so rarely has any candid moments, could this have been as close as we get?
It's hard to see how any coach wouldn't at least be thinking about a QB change at this point. Now, Donovan McNabb didn't become a bad QB overnight, he's obviously still not fully healthy. Whether his problems are mostly mental or physical is not something I can answer, but the decision whether to sit him right now depends on your philosophy on injured or recovering players. Are they better served off the field and away from contact to heal or is it best for them to play themselves into shape?
About that injury... When asked whether his 2 turnovers had anything to do with the injury, McNabb & Reid didn't think so.