T.O. Hates on Donovan McNabb on His Show, Sides with Mike Shanahan
I said it before and I’ll say it again: under no circumstance would I put Rex Grossman into a ballgame over Donovan McNabb thinking Sexy Rexy gives my team a better shot at winning. The only way I’d make that move were if the object of the game were to commit turnovers and score the least amount of points. If that’s the case, then Rex is your guy. But it’s not, so Mike Shanahan makes no sense in his thinking. He’s mentioned conditioning issues and practice habits as the latest reasons why he pulled McNabb late in the game against Detroit. Whatever his deal is, his actions haven’t made a lot of sense.
That’s no problem however for Terrell Owens, who pounced on his opportunity to criticize McNabb on his T.Ocho Show on Versus:
“Well, I don’t really want to start anything but I did play in the Super Bowl and there were rumors where he couldn’t get our two-minute offense going at the end of the game. I’m just saying.”
“This is a situation where Mike Shanahan he sees these two quarterbacks on an everyday basis. We’re talking about training camp, minicamps, OTAs, things of that nature,” Owens said. “He’s had a chance to observe. And you know we have these one-minute, two-minute and four-minute situations going into ballgames. So obviously this is a part of their package where he felt Rex Grossman gave his team the best chance to win at this stage of the game.”
Alright, so T.O. being the mental ninja that he is essentially parroted what Shanahan said word for word. There’s no way a sane individual could possibly believe Grossman gives the Redskins a better shot at a win than Donovan McNabb. The other part of what he said that makes no sense is his recollection of the Super Bowl. Lemme get this straight, we have T.O. who played in the Super Bowl, on Donovan McNabb’s team, for the Eagles, in the same huddle as the man, and he can’t remember what it was like in the final few minutes? He has to cite rumors?
I know T.O. was hurt and was coming in and out of the game, so he of all people should know exactly why their second-to-last drive took a few minutes. And for the people with poor recollections, McNabb threw for 357 yards and three touchdowns in the Super Bowl. Down 24-21 and starting from their four-yard line with under a minute to go, it was a ball that went through L.J. Smith’s hands that got intercepted to seal the game. That ball is caught and Philly is moving closer to a game-tying field goal. I think they could have gotten it done proving how wrong T.O. is once again.