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McNabb = Superman? Don's count on it.Posted Friday, September 28, 2007, at 4:04 PM
I figured I would let you all breathe a little before I went on the offensive again. In my crosshairs -- a familiar target. One I think will find his way there more than a few times this season.
A few blogs ago I discussed my dislike for Donovan McNabb and when the Eagles blasted the Lions this past weekend, I heard more than a few comments about needing to change my position on Mr. McNabb. Well OK, here it goes.
I've lost the last ounce of respect I had for him. I think the whole week leading up to the game and his comments regarding the criticism of certain quarterbacks were just a ploy so he could provide some heroics come Sunday. Let's look at the scenario.
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As McNabb swaggers onto the field we see he hasn't a knee brace on. What could this mean? He goes off for a ton of yards and the Eagles hand the mighty Lions of Detroit their first loss of the season.
Now let's put that into perspective everyone.
The knee brace coming off was for effect and nothing more. He threw for a ton of yards on a secondary that has more holes than Swiss cheese.
Let's get real people.
McNabb will have days of greatness but it doesn't change the fact he's overrated and the only way he'll be part of a Super Bowl is if he's selling hot dogs at it. But my guess would be he'd mess that up too.
If you want to look at a young quarterback and be impressed, try looking at Jason Campbell of the Redskins.
In just his second year, Campbell his leading his team with a poise beyond his years. Then when he does mess up, he takes responsibility for it. That's what a leader does -- McNabb should look into it.
Over the years, commentators are quick to point fingers at the defense, the offensive line or Terrell Owen, but the one constant throughout this whole process has been McNabb. If you fix the problems around him, when will it be time to realize it could be him?
I want a quarterback that will lead my team on the field, in the clubhouse and in the media. Sure my boy Favre doesn't do all of these things perfectly but he has earned the respect of his team and colleagues. He's a legend, something McNabb is far from.
Why do sports analysts continue to build this quarterback up? What is it about him?
I think it's the fact they predicted him to be the next great thing and because he hasn't pulled a Ryan Leaf, they still believe it can happen. They need to take stock and admit their mistakes.
I bought a Wham! album once and mistakes don't come much larger than that. I can admit it and I have moved on. The Eagles should do the same.
I'm tired of all the talk of racism in the NFL. You hear it at least once a year and I find it completely ridiculous. In years past, owners probably did make decisions like these but not in today's world.
Owners today make money by winning games and to suggest that an owner would play one quarterback over another based solely on race is crazy. They put the person in the position they believe will give them the best chance to win. It might not be the right person, but that is their decision to make.
Wins = Money -- that's the nature of the beast.