Though we’ve completely ignored it, Mike Shanahan benching Donovan McNabb during Sunday’s game has turned into the talk of the league. So since it has become such a big deal, everyone is giving their opinion about it. Some back McNabb and some back Shanahan. And some are here to just pile on McNabb. Terrell Owens and Freddie Mitchell are of the latter.
We’ll let Mitchell have the floor first.
“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.”
Owens also referenced McNabb’s shortcomings in the Super Bowl on The T.Ocho Show Tuesday night.
“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,” said Owens.
It seems that McNabb’s glowing reputation is slowly diminishing, but these two don’t exactly have glowing reputations either.
Sure, McNabb seems to have trouble in big spots, but in Andy Reid’s defense, was he really going to go with Koy Detmer in the Super Bowl? Um no.
And unless Shanahan is looking to get his team in the race for the #1 pick, he better keep Rex Grossman as far away from the field as he possibly can.