McNabb: T.O. show, unrealistic expectations must go
"I'm not Brett (Favre)," the 32-year-old McNabb said.
McNabb, in his 11th season, still is trying to get comfortable with the loss of veterans Brian Dawkins, Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan. Back, however, is the sense of humor missing since he was benched in the Balimore game last season.
Asked what he would do improve the Terrell Owens reality show that premiered recently, one McNabb conceded he watched, the quarterback replied, "by not having it."
The tent erupted in laughter again when McNabb was popped another question starting with "in all seriousness ... "
"I'm serious, man," McNabb said.
McNabb and Owens, who has clashed with him, obviously aren't on texting terms these days.
Interestingly enoiugh McNabb didn't endorse team president Joe Banner's recent declaration the Eagles have "the best roster in the league."
"What do you expect Joe to say?" McNabb said. "Does it put pressure on us? No. Does it put pressure on the coaches? No. Does it put pressure on Joe? Maybe. But for us, well, I've never complained about the players that we've had on our team. When we're out on the field we have to be able to execute and execute together."
"We've got a lot of 20 and 21-year-old kids on this team. I've seen a lot of what they've done in college. But again it goes back to can you do the same things you did in college on the pro level? Some have it and some don't have it."
Unsigned first round draft pick Jeremy Maclin, the wide receiver out of Missouri, missed practice and officially is a holdout. While McNabb said he doesn't think missing a day of practice will kill Maclin, he's one of those 21-year-olds the Eagles are counting on.
Said McNabb, "I'm sure he and his agent and Joe and Andy and those guys will sit down and resolve something and give him an opportunity to get here so he can kind of get his feet wet and battle and compete with the rest of the guys."