Here’s a shocker: Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens jumped on the “Bash Donovan McNabb” bandwagon…again.
This past Sunday, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan made a very controversial decision to pull McNabb late in the game against the Detroit Lions in favor of backup Rex Grossman. After the game, Shanahan said he made the move because Grossman was better at running the two-minute drill than McNabb was.
Talking heads on various networks have come out and blasted Shanahan for his decision. However, the former Denver Mastermind might have finally found an ally.
According to the Associated Press article on the situation:
“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,” Owens said. “I’m just saying.”
When pressed on the matter by Ochocinco, Owens said, “I’m just saying.”
Owens defended Redskins coach Mike Shanahan’s decisions to change quarterbacks, saying the coach knows best.
“He’s the head coach, so it has to make sense,” said Owens, who has complained that the Bengals aren’t paying attention to his suggestions for the offense. “Well, this is a situation where Mike Shanahan, he sees these two quarterbacks on an everyday basis. … So he’s had a chance to observe.”
I'm sure you remember when Owens shoved McNabb into a woodchipper after Super Bowl XXXIX. He said in reference to McNabb, "I'm not the one who got tired in the Super Bowl."
Say what you want about this situation, and while Owens may be a spoiled brat whose hunger for attention far exceeds his productivity on the field, he certainly gives a little more credence to Shanahan’s point.