Donovan McNabb Says Eagles Will Run "Shabang" Offense With Matt Barkley

The same day that Matt Barkley told 97.5 the Fanatic that he wouldn’t wear number five because it was too soon after Donovan McNabb wore it, Donovan McNabb was asked his opinion on the new Eagles quarterback.

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“What you’re seeing from the decision of drafting Matt Barkley is that this offense is going to be more of a West Coast, kind of a “shabang” offense.”

First off what does shabang even mean? Secondly please eloborate a bit more on how exactly Barkley fits in to the offense in your mind, because that is what you were asked.

“I say a shabang kind of an offense because he (Kelly) is going to use DeSean Jackson more like he used [Kenjon] Barner, like he used [De'Anthony] Thomas in his offense at Oregon,” he said. “He’s going to use Michael Vick’s ability. LeSean McCoy, you may see him split out. I see him utilizing his tight ends in [Zach] Ertz and [Brent] Celek to get a quick pop, too, to move the ball and move the chains”, McNabb would go on to say.

So basically Donovan McNabb was asked how Matt Barkley would fit into the Eagles offense, and instead of answering that question, he told America how every single other skill player fits into Kelly’s offense. And since no one on NFL Network ever translated exactly what “Shabang” meant, I took the initiative, and went to and looked it up myself.

So according to Donovan McNabb, Chip Kelly’s new offense will be “everything including the extras.”  Great analysis from number five.


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