Thursday, November 19, 2009

SI's Andrew Pefloff: McNabb's Not as Good as He's Perceived Nationally

Philadelphia fans have long been accused by the national media and football-loving community of not fully appreciating the quarterback they have in Donovan McNabb. The Philly phaifthful counter that watching him week to week they've been long exposed to his inconsistency and inability to perform in the clutch.

This morning on 610 WIP in Philadelphia, Sports Illustrated's Andrew Perloff defends the McNabb haters' perspective.

"When you need to come back, does McNabb really have that Peyton Manning thing? Or even you see Phillip Rivers in the 4th quarter has his confidence. I'm not sure McNabb has the consistency to do that...There are probably ten other quarterbacks in the NFL I would take going into the fourth quarter when they're losing. But nationally, they just see the numbers and they see the highlights and they see the long passes and they think he's great. A lot of people think he's underappreciated in Philly and would be better in a situation like Chicago. I personally don't think that...

I think he's good, but I don't think he's quite as good as he's perceived nationally."

On behalf of Eagles fans, I'd like to thank you for saying the what needed to be said.

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Reverend Paul Revere said...

I gotta say, I don't have great confidence that McNabb will lead a comeback, but there sure as shit aren't 10 guys I'd rather have try.

He did lead them back last year in the NFC Championship game, took the lead, and then made a perfect throw to Kevin Curtis on the final drive, but Curtis fell and dropped the pass.

To be fair, he's played terrible in some big games too, but there definitely aren't 10 guys better. And Andy Reid is a fat bastard fuck. Thank you.

Jim Ballas said...

1. Tom Brady
2. Peyton Manning
3. Drew Brees
4. Philip Rivers
5. Ben Roethlisberger
6. Brett Favre
7. Kurt Warner

8. Matt Schaub
9. Carson Palmer
10. Eli Manning (he does have a superbowl ring)

Reverend Paul Revere said...

I'll give you everyone but Rivers, Schaub and Palmer (probably not Eli either). Rivers, Schaub and Palmer ain't proven they can win dick either, if that's what we're trying to go by here. My list:

1a. Peyton
1b. Brady
3. Brees
4. Roethlisberger
5. Favre
6. Warner (maybe)
7. McNabb
8. Rivers
9. Palmer
10. Eli