Is this just a smokescreen or does he truly believe it? I think McNabb is smart enough to create a smokescreen to look after his own backside.
He is playing the "please feel sorry for me card" because he might see the writing on the wall in Philly. They have just invested in Kevin Kolb with their first pick of the draft, he is recovering from injury, has a history of breaking down and has not producing great results.
Playing the race card always seems to scare people away for a while because they are always frightened of being labelled a racist. This is a blatant attempt to make the wolves stop and think before they criticise.