Quarterback Donovan McNabb is off to a horrendous start. He's completed just 45.1 percent of his passes in the Eagles' first two games and is averaging a puny 4.1 yards per attempt.
"I'm way better than I've been
going," McNabb said after his 18-for-46 performance against the Patriots last
week. "It all starts with me. If I'm not playing well, the troops can't rally
McNabb is having major problems with his accuracy. He's
been missing receivers badly and appears to be having problems with his throwing
--DT Paul Grasmanis tore his left Achilles tendon in
Sunday's loss to the Patriots and will be out for the season. Grasmanis had been
one of the Eagles' most valuable backups, rotating inside with starters Darwin Walker and Corey Simon and backup Hollis Thomas.
Walker started at left end Sunday because of all the injuries to Eagles'
linemen. Derrick Burgess, who was supposed to be the club's starting left end,
tore his Achilles right before the first game. His replacement, Brandon Whiting,
is out with hamstring injury.
--DE Brandon Whiting didn't play
Sunday because of a hamstring injury. Even with a bye week this week, he
probably won't play in the Eagles' next game on Sept. 27 against
--CB Bobby Taylor, who suffered a Planter Fascia strain
in his foot last week and sat out Sunday's game, thinks he could be sidelined as
long as a month with the injury. He's been replaced by second-year man Lito Sheppard, who was burned for a touchdown against the Patriots.
--RB Correll Buckhalter, who was expected to be the club's primary ball carrier
this season, has just one carry in two games. His only touch Sunday against the
Patriots was a 21-yard catch-and-run.
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