I should have been enjoying today. But you just had to take your shots didn't you? And you just don't grasp the fact that if you are half the player you think you are, you'd learn how to play like it...consistently (and maybe with a little humility?).
"They've (critics) thrown me out, they ran over me, spit on me…but you know what…I just continue to prevail."
All this time while you were wishing for a #1 receiver, we were wishing for a #1 quarterback.
Sure, bask in the glory of your victory yesterday. The stars aligned and it was a thing of beauty.
But make no bones about it - you had no business being there. In large part because of your play specifically.
So while you rub it in the face of your "naysayers" and "detractors" in yesterday's post-game presser, thank your old buddy Jeff Garthia for shitting the bed against a 4-win Oakland team to erase the blunders of your inexcusable tie against the Bungles, and for failing to show up half the year.
Yeah, I hope the Birds go far in the playoffs. But I won't hold my breath and I probably won't miss you when you're gone.
Choice words from McNabb via PhiladelphiaEagles.com:
On reading his critics and the revival of his game this season: "No. I've been kind of revived I guess. They've (critics) thrown me out, they ran over me, spit on me…but you know what…I just continue to prevail. I just continue to keep my chin high…stay positive, and just make sure that guys in this locker room understand that if given the opportunity…that we will take full advantage of it. Knowing that last week just wasn't us, and if anything worked in our favor, with all these scenarios, that I would not let them down."
On keeping his head up through all the adversity: "You know what…I think it's easier now, and I say that because I've been through those types of experiences for years. I think when you go through something for the first or second time; you don't know how to handle it. But me being apart of something like that, and it happens, over, and over, and over again…the way that I continue to show that it never affects me, is by just going out and doing my job."
On getting tired of hearing the negative talk: "We're human beings, you get tired of it, but you never let them see you sweat. And you never show that it bothers you because you kill them with kindness, and when you kill them with kindness and you go out and you do your job, people understand that it never really affects you."