Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Here's Why Donovan McNabb Is No Way In Hell a Hall of Famer
End of argument.
In an era when guys like him should be killing it from 36-40 years old with all of their experience, combined with the fact that you can't touch quarterbacks OR wide receivers anymore, McNabb is reduced to hosting a radio show.
Despite a severe lack of decent veteran QB's in the league, and an insistence that he'd "lost 20 pounds" and was in great shape, the phone went eerily silent on ol' #5.
Not. A. Hall. Of. Famer.
When the Shanahans said he wasn't in shape after 3 games as a Redskin, they were right. When word leaked out that he refused to wear a wristband with plays on it, because he thought it would bring up the old dreaded "dumb black QB" stereotype, it shed a lot of light on who McNabb really was as a player.
When other very close sources told me he routinely botched play calls/formations in the huddle, it shed even more light on why he flameout here was so quick.
Oh yeah, Tom Brady and Eli Manning have used, or now use wristbands. So I don't think anybody was going to call you names, Donovan.
Was he very, very good? Of course. Super Bowl appearance, good numbers, more exciting early as a dual threat than he was as a more conventional passer. But not even close to the Hall.
The Eagles will retire his #5 this year. I even thought that was a stretch, but okay, I guess I can see it.
But hey, good luck on that radio thing.