Did McNabb Run Reggie Brown Out Of Philly?

March 10th, 2010

Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News suggests Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was the root cause of Reggie Brown's declining numbers.

Not everyone was overjoyed to see Philadelphia jettison talented but disappointing wide receiver Reggie Brown to the Bucs this week.

But Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb may be one of them.

Though there’s no way McNabb would ever lob grenades at a teammate walking out the door — short of petulant child Terrell Owens — Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News suggests McNabb may be the reason Brown’s numbers slipped the past few years.

If you’re into reading tea leaves, there was the fact that Brown’s first 2 years, his best games seemed to come after Donovan McNabb went down for the season with injuries. McNabb was the quarterback all season in ’07, when Brown caught 61 passes, but his touchdowns went from eight in the previous year to four, and there was a point in October when Brown talked of getting on the same page with the quarterback.

Very interesting observation. Still, that may not be enough to convince eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune who invoked the name of Bucs blocking icon Michael Clayton when referring to Brown on the TBO.com Twitter feed.

The more I hear about new Bucs WR Reggie Brown, the more he sounds like Philadelphia’s version of Michael Clayton.

Joe won’t go that far. But Joe does believe it’s more than interesting Brown’s numbers suffered when McNabb was throwing to him the past couple of years.

6 Responses to “Did McNabb Run Reggie Brown Out Of Philly?”

  1. bucfanjeff Says:

    If Brown proves his draft selection in camp, it could be a steal. Since he’s the lone non-draft acquisition, all eyes will be on him.

  2. Mike J Says:

    I don’t know that Bowen’s generality is true.In 2005 Brown’s best games were under Detmer & McMahon’s watch at QB, but they also came at the end of a rookie season with a big learning curve.The next year,Brown’s best game under Garcia (in his six starts at the end of the year) was 5-79-1, whereas earlier with McNabb quarterbacking, Reggie exceeded 100 yards twice.In ’07,in two & a half games with Feeley running the offense, R.B. caught only 9 balls for 89 yards total, with one TD.As soon as McNabb was back, Brown was 7 for 71.

  3. Eric Says:

    Have we really been reduced to deciphering the statistics of Reggie Brown?

    Whats next, a formula where the blocking icon will be a pro-bowler next year?

  4. BigMacAttack Says:

    I’m all for Bashing Bucs Mgmnt for whatever reason, and there is a butt load of reasons, but I won’t bash Reggie for his past. Maybe he will do well in the Cheapest Meathead Environment in the NFL. I hope so and I am pulling for him and all the other scrubs on this rag-tag NFL team. I sincerely hope they get 4 wins this year. That may be setting the bar too low after the Huge Splash Dominick has made in Free Agency. 2 wins is probably more realistic as Josh Freeman will be plagued by the Sophomore Curse, having no one to pass to, or running plays stolen from a Pop Warner manual. It is good that Raheem has little hair to pull out. I wonder if Dominick can afford to go out to lunch or if he has to brown-bag it like the rest of us poor slobs.

  5. Mike J Says:

    Actually, Brown & Bradley are the best WRs on the roster right now.

  6. Michael LaRocca Says:

    The Worm has turned, but the Iggles can’t have Reggie Brown back. Hahaha.

    (Do you think those Iggles will bring back Jeff Garcia? I do.)