What Would Buddy Do?
Andy Reid admits that he was happy McNabb had to learn lessons (on the rest of the team’s time?)
Posted on December 31st, 2007 at 2:46 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie

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Very out-of-character slip from Andy Reid in his Monday press conference. In responding to a question about Donovan McNabb’s evolving mobility over the course of the season, he admitted that (a) he knew that McNabb was significantly less than full speed when the season kicked off and (b) he was semi-happy to have McNabb struggle in order to become a better player in the long run. Huh? Really?

According to Big Red,

“I think it was a great experience for him to have all mobility taken away early. Where, in his mind, he had to become an in-pocket passer. He didn’t have 100 percent of his capacity to run. For somebody in his ninth year to have a chance to be even better than he was is a great thing. Now he’s getting the mobility back and he’s becoming an even better thrower than he was before-and I think he was pretty good before.”

So it was good for him to be limited (even if it meant that the team suffered) so that he could become a better player? Did the rest of the team agree with that?

Also, those don’t sound like the sort of things one says if one doesn’t believe said player will be the quarterback the following season.

Link:
Andy Reid today: Birds need to do better [Inquirer]

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