Friday, July 3, 2015

ESPN's take on McNabb's admission

The panel on ESPN's Monday Night Countdown discussed Donovan McNabb's comments about not knowing the overtime rules at length during tonight's show. I thought I'd share their comments for anyone who is interested on the national perspective on this matter, but didn't get to watch. Check out our Eagles section for thoughts and analysis about McNabb's comments from The Inquirer and Daily News. Here's parts of what they said... Keyshawn Johnson: "To me, that's the organization starting from the top. That's the head coach. That's the assistant coaches that should tell these players." Do most players know the rule? "I probably say it's 50/50. ...Your coaches are supposed to prepare you for everything, period." Cris Carter: "As a professional...when do you do the extra? As a player, for me, I'm into the extra. I'm into knowing everything that's going on in every football play. I don't make no excuses for Donovan not knowing because if you're touching it 60 times, you better know the rules. ...We're fighting for inches and now we talkin about, 'we don't know what the rules are.' Did it affect the game? C'mon, don't insult my intelligence, of course it affected the overtime." Trent Dilfer: "It is in your job description as an NFL quarterback to know what everyone else might not know. It is in your job description to lead the people out on to the field, to be the coach on the football field and inform your players of the nuances of the game that they don't understand...This is not a nuance, this is remedial football... There are no excuses for not knowing this rule but I think it speaks to a bigger matter here. And that's the lack of detail of the Philadelphia Eagles, their lack of understanding of situational football, and the blame goes all around. Their biggest issue this year has been not managing situations. Goal-line offense, short-yardage offense and overtime football is a situation you must manage correctly. The National Football League is about managing situations offensively and if you don't do it, you're not going to be successful." Chris Mortensen also said he talked to several GMs and players around the league today. One GM suggested as many as two-thirds of the quarterbacks in the league might not know the rule, but other GMs refuted that estimate.

ESPN's take on McNabb's admission

0 comments

The panel on ESPN's Monday Night Countdown discussed Donovan McNabb's comments about not knowing the overtime rules at length during tonight's show.

I thought I'd share their comments for anyone who is interested on the national perspective on this matter, but didn't get to watch. Check out our Eagles section for thoughts and analysis about McNabb's comments from The Inquirer and Daily News.

Here's parts of what they said...

Keyshawn Johnson:

"To me, that's the organization starting from the top. That's the head coach. That's the assistant coaches that should tell these players."

Do most players know the rule?

"I probably say it's 50/50. ...Your coaches are supposed to prepare you for everything, period."

Cris Carter:

"As a professional...when do you do the extra? As a player, for me, I'm into the extra. I'm into knowing everything that's going on in every football play. I don't make no excuses for Donovan not knowing because if you're touching it 60 times, you better know the rules. ...We're fighting for inches and now we talkin about, 'we don't know what the rules are.' Did it affect the game? C'mon, don't insult my intelligence, of course it affected the overtime."

Trent Dilfer:

"It is in your job description as an NFL quarterback to know what everyone else might not know. It is in your job description to lead the people out on to the field, to be the coach on the football field and inform your players of the nuances of the game that they don't understand...This is not a nuance, this is remedial football...

There are no excuses for not knowing this rule but I think it speaks to a bigger matter here. And that's the lack of detail of the Philadelphia Eagles, their lack of understanding of situational football, and the blame goes all around. Their biggest issue this year has been not managing situations. Goal-line offense, short-yardage offense and overtime football is a situation you must manage correctly. The National Football League is about managing situations offensively and if you don't do it, you're not going to be successful."

Chris Mortensen also said he talked to several GMs and players around the league today. One GM suggested as many as two-thirds of the quarterbacks in the league might not know the rule, but other GMs refuted that estimate.

Philly.com
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Sheil Kapadia is in his fifth season writing about the Eagles and the NFL for philly.com. His earliest memories as a sports fan include several trips to Veterans Stadium with his Dad. He's not a beat writer or an Insider, but is here to discuss the NFL 365 days a year. E-mail him at skapadia@philly.com or by clicking here

Follow Sheil on Twitter. And become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook.

Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for even more Birds coverage, including app-exclusive videos and analysis. Download it here.

Reach Sheil at skapadia@philly.com.

Sheil Kapadia Philly.com
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter