McNabb: Eagles never backed me

Who had Donovan McNabb‘s back in Philadelphia?

Apparently no one in the organization, according to his recent interview with GQ magazine.

McNabb told the publication that he asked Eagles coach Andy Reid and owner Jeffrey Lurie after the 2008 season why “no one in the organization ever stepped up and said anything” about the non-stop criticism the quarterback received from the day he set foot in the City of Brotherly Love.

“We sat down and talked, and I got everything off my chest from [1999] on,” McNabb said. “It went all the way back to the (Terrell Owens) situation, it went back to us not winning big games, me being criticized for whatever, leadership. . . .

“They’ll say something to you in the building, but not publicly. My feeling was, ‘I’m out here getting cut up, where are you? I’m always defending and helping you guys, but where’s that support?'”

Evidently, it’s in the nation’s capital, home of the team he was traded to in April, the Washington Redskins.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Reid would not comment about what was said. An Eagles official confirmed McNabb was critical of the franchise in that meeting, but that the organization didn’t agree with the quarterback’s take.

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