- 04/19/2012, 03:50PM ET
Mrlns Fn said 04/19, 03:50 PM
There are a couple of reasons for this and I'll try to list them all here.
For one thing, he doesn't have the hardware. Now I'm not saying that a Super Bowl ring is a prerequisite for entering the Hall, but for borderline players like McNabb it would go a long way towards "proving" his worth. Instead, McNabb will be remembered as the guy who took his team to the doorstep several times but never could get over the hump. The one time he played in an actual Super Bowl he was not good; McNabb threw three interceptions against the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX. And let's not forget, several Eagles' players said McNabb got "tired and/or sick" on the disappointing final drive.
And he was never the best. Over his career he compiled decent stats but there was never a moment when anyone would've said he was the NFL's best QB, and probably not even top three.
McNabb wasn't accurate and had a bad habit at throwing passes as his receivers' feet. Weirdest thing I ever saw; the receiver could be wide open and McNabb would have plenty of time to throw, but a lot of the time he would just chuck a dart at the receivers' shoelaces.
McNabb was good, but not "H of F" good.
..PCH// said 04/20, 12:59 AM
Donovan Mcnabb has led his team to 5 NFC title games.
5 Times, Mcnabb's been ONE win away from the Superbowl.
Where's McNabb's credit here?
You said "heck no" he won't make the hall of fame, well i say there's a good chance he does, not an overwhelming chance, but i could see him getting in.
What great receiver did Mcnabb have outta T.O.?
Anywho, we all know McNabb fell off behind Washington's horrid oline, good luck RG3, and the Vikings rebuild team, outside of Peterson of course.
shout out to Jared Allen, sorry! :)
Yeah, this little statement of yours, yeah, it hit me the wrong way. "Over his career he compiled decent stats but there was never a moment when anyone would've said he was the NFL's best QB, and probably not even top three."
I disagree big TIME. Donovan if not one possibly 2 years, in his streak of nfc title games, was def considered top 3.
I guess seeing him throw dirt balls on the Vikings, has skewed your picture, it's understandable.lol
Mrlns Fn said 04/20, 08:59 PM
Nice argument, Peachy-man. Appreciate that.
However, I disagree with some of your points.
For example, yes, McNabb was part of a team that was on the verge of a lot of Super Bowls. But he never won a single Super Bowl, and four times he lost in the NFC Championship game. It's perspective; you say he approached the Super Bowl frequently, I say he continuously lost the games that counted the most.
The WR argument doesn't hold a ton of water, IMO. Plenty of QBs have managed to win Super Bowls without top-notch WRs. And to be honest, it's not like the cupboard was bare in Philly. Brian Westbrook was an absolute beast, and IMO he was actually more important than McNabb was. At least as a Cowboys fan I feared Westbrook much more than I feared McNabb. And TO was a MONSTER while he was there.
And the dirt-ball thing... that wasn't a Minnesota problem. McNabb did it his entire career. I guess it was an accuracy problem, I don't know. But I can't recall any other QB who threw those dirt-balls as consistently as McNabb. Usually with wide open targets, too.
And the "top three" thing... all I can say is who, then?
Brady, Manning, Favre, Warner, etc. All better.
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