Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Secret Runner

Keep an eye this this come Sunday...

I caught the replay of the Cards - Eagles Thanksgiving Game last night on the NFL Network. Nothing like a good ass-whooping and a cold one to end a crappy week of work.

Something that might have gotten lost in the many game highlights is the space that McNabb had to run against the Cardinals. The yards were everywhere. McNabb's final stat line might not have truly shown the Cardinals' weakness, 4 carries for 24 yards...but trust me the space was there.

All throughout the game McNabb was able to avoid pressure and when he did take off he gained decent chunks to keep the chains moving. The legs of McNabb could provide a spark to a running attack that has been M.I.A. these past 2 weekends. (I see the Super Bowl as the break-out game for B-West...the extra week off will do wonders for his injuries)

It's a Championship game. Screw wanting to prove you are a true pocket passer. Take the yards, do whatever it takes to win. Run, Donovan, Run.

1 comment:

Greg Dietz said...

I think that we have all been begging McNabb to give up the idea of being a pure pocket passer. It's always been my opinion that if you have the ability to run with the ball as a QB, then you are blessed with a skill that many wish that they had. McNabb does not have to run like he did from 1999-2001 when he was one of the team's leading rushers if not the leading man, but he does need to take advantage of it if he can.