Monday, August 31, 2015

McNabb: We thought we had it

Listening to Donovan McNabb's post-game press conference, it was clear that he didn't want to use the officiating as an excuse but felt like it was a major factor in the Eagles' loss to the Cowboys.

McNabb: We thought we had it

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Listening to Donovan McNabb's post-game press conference, it was clear that he didn't want to use the officiating as an excuse but felt like it was a major factor in the Eagles' loss to the Cowboys.

Speaking specifically about the fourth-down sneak with about 11 minutes left, here's what McNabb said about the officials ruling him short of the marker:

"I felt like half of my body was past the marker which I've seen. I landed on top of our guys and just slid and kept on moving. When you, I guess the question, you probably replay it, I guess you may have felt that I did get it. We thought we had the first down, but unfortunately I guess twice we didn't."

Later in the press conference, he said he didn't "want to make any excuses" but when asked why the team seems to come up short in the fourth quarter, he pointed to the calls.

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"Well it's tough to win when you have a couple of calls where it's tough on you," he said. "We have won games in the fourth quarter. I know that's something that everyone is going to talk about. Have fun with it I guess."

Ok, about to head home. I'm going to try and re-watch the plays in question, and of course we'll have Man Up Monday night and Tuesday.

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