Freddie Mitchell on Donovan McNabb: “He Played Like S*** in Super Bowl”
At this point, I am wondering if Marvin Harrison will take time out from polishing his gun collection to say McNabb cost him the Heisman at Syracuse.
People are coming out of the woodwork left and right to give their thoughts on DMac.
We heard T.O.’s take and now FredEx has come out of hibernation with this gem from No Guts No Glory.
“I respect both Coach Reid and Coach Shanahan — they have two total different coaching theories,” Mitchell said. “I can only wonder what would have happened in the Super Bowl if Reid stepped up and said, ‘You know what? You’re playing like [expletive], you’re benched.’ I don’t know many coaches that have the balls to do that. He was playing like [expletive] and he should have been benched. … And don’t say he doesn’t have a record of this; he did the same thing in every single championship game.”
We should clear up some Urban Legends about the Super Bowl everyone is referencing.
Here are McNabb’s official stats from the Super Bowl.
30/51 357 yards 3 TDs and 3 INTs
I can tell you that the Patriots didn’t play a great game, the Eagles especially in the first half controlled the tempo. McNabb had two killer INTs in the redzone that stopped the Eagles from having a lead going into halftime.
If anything, that is the real reason why the Eagles lost, but people are more interested in what happened in the second half.
McNabb did have some “conditioning” issues, that was confirmed not just by Terrell Owens, but also Brian Westbrook and several offensive lineman.
With that being said, Andy Reid was thoroughly out coached by Bill Belchick. The clock management issues the Eagles still have to this day, happened in the Super Bowl as well.
A detail people overlook is McNabb passed the ball 51 times and Reid only called 17 rushes. He got pass happy in a game that wasn’t a blow out.
Did McNabb have a poor game, I think even he would admit that he could have played better. If McNabb had a great game, the Eagles would’ve probably won. Did they lose because he couldn’t catch his breath? That is probably a stretch.
Are people using McNabb as a scapegoat (or Escape Goat if you are Antonio Pierce)?
McNabb’s detractors are using this time to throw salt in his wound. I think it is a bit weak, people should concentrate on the issues at hand.
Is Rex Grossman better than Donovan McNabb?
That is the point, not what happened in the Super Bowl or in Philly.
When someone comes out in public and says Grossman is better, then I will listen.