25 November 2008

Preach

I quote Phil Sheridan from today's Inquirer:

Anyone could see McNabb played poorly in this [Sunday's] game. What is debatable is how this very talented, very successful quarterback got to this point. The short answer from here: He has been ground down by a coach who refuses to run the ball, who seldom keeps extra blockers in to protect him the way other elite quarterbacks are protected and who, with one notable exception, has insisted upon stocking his team with the most mediocre receivers available.

The offensive line is in marked decline. Brian Westbrook is at half speed due to injury. The play calling is hilariously bad. The tight end situation is incomprehensible. The defense is outstanding against rookie and backup quarterbacks. McNabb played poorly.

Yes. Thank you. Not McNabb's fault. You think if Peyton Manning or Tom Brady had to run for their lives half the time and throw to Freddie Mitchell, Todd Pinkston, and Reggie Brown the other half, they'd do any better? No way, man.


2 comments:

shoegal said...

all true, but they're probably going to throw him under the bus anyway.

Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE said...

The only explanation I can come up with for Andy Reid's behavior is that his job is in jeopardy, and tossing Big5 under the bus is an act of desperate last resort to try to deflect blame for the mess our season's become.