Donovan McNabb Doesn't Pay Much Attention, Didn't Realize There Are Ties In The NFL

Donovan McNabb Must Not Pay Attention To The League Around Him. Or At Least He Didn't In 2002

11/16/08 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect


After the Eagles and Bengals finished their game in a 13-13 tie, Donovan McNabb was a bit confused.

"I've never been a part of a tie. I didn't know it was part of the rule book ... Well, when the play was called, I kinda figured, I guess there's ties in the NFL."

It's good to see that McNabb has been paying attention. Admittedly, ties don't happen too often. But it's not like there hasn't been one since McNabb entered the NFL. He has been around since 1999, and the last NFL game to end in a tie was in 2002, between the Steelers and Falcons. The Eagles actually played the Falcons that year in the playoffs, so it's a bit surprising that Donovan had no clue that ties even existed.

I guess you learn a new thing every day.
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1/14/09   |   gricksecker

Our rookie QB Ryan Fitspatrick noes there are ties and your telling me an all star vetran starting QB doesn't. That's rediculous!

11/17/08   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

uptown7010 wrote:
The NFL should find a way to get rid of ties. In the playoffs they are allowed to play til sudden death. The regular season should be the same way.

I agree. Even the greatest defensive struggle will eventually result in some type of score. Let them keep going until there's a winner.

11/17/08   |   Maxima0359

How can he not know that ties exist after OT ends, especially being a 10 year veteran? I must add too, as an Eagles fan, what a pathetic performance. I am embarressed!

11/17/08   |   uptown7010

The NFL should find a way to get rid of ties. In the playoffs they are allowed to play til sudden death. The regular season should be the same way.

11/17/08   |   phillydeac4life   |   20 respect

There are a few problems with the Eagles, and they all relate to Andy Ried.  First, he is one of the most stubborn coaches I have ever seen in sports.  He refuses to change over the years.  Examples of this are, (1) never wanting to sign a decent WR in free agency, (2) does not like to use #1 draft picks because of the cost that must be paid to them, (3) has never had a "big back" for short yardage situations, and I could go on and on.  Another problem with the Eagles is that they do not have the correct player personal.  They do not have a big back for short yardage.  Also, one main reason teams can run the ball on them is because their D Tackles are too small.  Finally, Andy Reid's offense philopshy has become old and stale.  For those that do not know, he believes in the west coast passing game so much that the offensinve balance is 65%/35% pass to run.  There are two main problems with this. First, you make your team one dimensonal right away because the other team knows you are going to pass.  As a result, they are able to limit your passing game right away.  The other problem with this is that when you go to run the ball, the team has a lot of problems and it does not matter even if they had a "big back".  This is because run blocking is a mindset, and is something that needs to be establsihed early in the game.  An offensinve lineman can not just turn on a switch at the end of the game to run block.

If  Andy Reid comes back next  year then he needs to make a few changes.  First, he needs to allow a GM come in, and take away Andy Reid's GM duties. Heck, this worked with Mike Holgerm in Seattle, and went to back to a Super Bowl a year or two later.  Second, he needs to have the offensive corridantor call the plays.  For those outside of Philly, Andy Reid still calls the plays.  Finally, Andy Reid needs to step back, and reflect on his football philosphy, and make some changes.

The comments from both McNabb and Reid  in yesterday's postgame about not understanding the NFL overtime rules are just the tip of the ice berg with the problems of the Eagles Football team.
 

11/17/08   |   Phillygenius82   |   227 respect

What a pathetic display that was, both during and after the game.

11/17/08   |   cocomichelle39

Adam wrote:
Smartest thing I've heard anyone say all day.
You my man are my hero.

We need to get rid of McNabb once and for all. Let's face it, he has been rather "mediocre" for the Eagles for the past few years. We need a young "superstar" on that team, not necesarily a QB, but a good draft pick to help center this team. I mean today was a disgrace, they couldn't score against a 1-8 team? Are you for real? I dunno what the answer is, fire Reid, trade McNabb? But SOMETHING needs to be done. Maybe we have to suffer a few bad seasons like the Cowboys did when they were re-building. But as least do something, because it is pretty obvious that they are going nowhere with the team they have now!

11/17/08   |   phillydeac4life   |   20 respect

The city of Philadelphia is going to self destruct tomorrow on the local talk radio stations.  Also, people will be jumping off the Betsy Ross Bridge because both the Waltwitman and Ben Franklin Bridges will be too full of people already jumping off of them. 

11/16/08   |   Adam

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Man, this is just too stupid. Are you kidding me? How does an NFL team and a coach have no idea there are ties? Fire Andy Reid this instant.

Smartest thing I've heard anyone say all day.
You my man are my hero.

11/16/08   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Apparently McNabb also wasn't aware that those guys wearing black today weren't on his team.

11/16/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

(Edited by 100%InjuryRate)

Man, this is just too stupid. Are you kidding me? How does an NFL team and a coach have no idea there are ties? Fire Andy Reid this instant.