Donovan McNabb is no stranger to playing the victim. Like many other superstar athletes, he has faced plenty of unfair criticism. Unlike many others who have been placed in similar situations, McNabb always lets us hear about it. In other words, he’s a complainer. Since Skip Bayless is the ideal candidate to bring out the whiner in anyone, he got McNabb to do a little more of it on ESPN First Take Friday morning.
When Bayless called Tim Tebow the most “unfairly, over-criticized quarterback in (NFL history),” McNabb butted in and said that title belongs to him.
“Negative — I am,” McNabb said according to Pro Football Talk. “I am. Nobody has been criticized as much as I have.”
Even if it were true, he just sounds like a crybaby saying it. This is the same McNabb who blames bad teams for his poor record as a starting quarterback, so it should come as no surprise that he thinks he’s the most unfairly criticized quarterback in NFL history.
Donovan got close to bringing Philadelphia a Super Bowl trophy several times, but his Eagles could never get over the hump. Whether or not he is to blame for that is a separate discussion. The good news is we don’t have to feel badly for him. McNabb feels sorry enough for himself to compensate for all of us.
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