Monday, July 28, 2014

McNabb warns Foles about boos

Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said on FoxSports1 that current Birds passer Nick Foles should be prepared this season for "the boos."

Said it a week ago.

And in a way, McNabb is right. The only Eagles quarterback quarterback who wasn't booed since the advent of the 16-game season is Jim McMahon. Due to injuries, he wasn't on the field often enough to get the treatment.

In an exclusive interview at the Super Bowl McNabb, the second pick in the 1999 draft, applauded the way the Eagles bounced back from a 3-5 start to finish 10-6 last season 
“I thought they would probably win four or five games,” McNabb said. “And that’s no slight to anybody by any means. I just thought incorporating a new offense, a new coaching staff, some of the same players I’ve played with, I just thought it would take some time.
“But the interesting part now is what happens next? When you have a great year like that, what’s next? We’ve seen the Washington Redskins win seven in a row and all of a sudden the next season it just plummets. Will there be consistency in Philadelphia?”
Almost all of the key Eagles are back in 2014, including Foles, who with 27 touchdown passes and just two interceptions set the club single-season club record with a passer rating of 119.2.
 McNabb established the previous standard with a 104.7 rating during the Eagles’ 2004 Super Bowl season.
McNabb doesn't expect Foles to put up the same numbers this year.
“No, I don’t think it will be like that,” McNabb said. “In fact I’d tell anybody in Philadelphia, don’t have that high of expectations for him. Just give him a chance. It might be a 20-touchdown, 10-interception year.”
Compared to the standard, that kind of year could draw some boos from a fan base that expects a lot out if its quarterbacks.
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