Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg acknowledged yesterday that one reason the Eagles have given up 25 sacks so far this season, vs. 23 all last season, is that Donovan McNabb was being more mindful of getting the ball out last year.
"As you go through sacks, in my history, two-thirds of the sacks are normally [on] the quarterback, there is a chance to get the ball out. [In] only about a third is there absolutely no chance to get the ball out," Mornhinweg said. "I thought he did an excellent job of that last year. Two of the [sacks in the Bears game] were on screens. We talked about this - some of those guys are faster than you are now. Back in the day, you could move and groove and make 10 yards. But two of them were on screens, so we have to throw [the ball] away. I'm not particularly concerned about that, because we know where the issues were, so we have that corrected just a bit."
McNabb turned 33 on Wednesday.