McNabb talks Barkley's role in Eagles' 'shabang' offense

McNabb talks Barkley's role in Eagles' 'shabang' offense

May 4, 2013, 11:00 am
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Donovan McNabb believes Matt Barkley will fit into Chip Kelly's "shabang" style offense with the Eagles. (USA Today Images)

Reflecting on the Eagles' decision to draft USC quarterback Matt Barkley, Donovan McNabb came up with a rather creative way to describe the team's new offense under Chip Kelly.

“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,” McNabb said in a segment on the NFL Network.

Barkley, who was taken with the 98th overall pick by the Eagles last Saturday, will join a group of five quarterbacks the Eagles currently have on their roster.

Barkley threw for 36 touchdowns and 15 interceptions during his senior season with the Trojans. USC, a preseason No. 1 in the polls, ended the year with a 7-6 record, as Barkley fell from being a probable first-round pick to the first pick of the fourth round.

McNabb then went on to discuss how Kelly will run his offense and make use of the Eagles' weapons.

“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.”