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McNabb believes Jets should avoid “garbage” Wildcat

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Five years ago, the Eagles tiptoed around the question of whether then-starting quarterback Donovan McNabb didn’t like the insertion of Mike Vick into the game as a Wildcat option.

Now, with Vick potentially becoming a Wildcat option for the Jets, McNabb pulled no punches about the alternative offensive system.

“The Jets tried this whole garbage with Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez and it got them nowhere,” McNabb told the New York Daily News.  “In the situation now, I think it takes away from what Geno Smith can do. It’s a maturity process for him to try to develop into an NFL quarterback. Now you’re taking him off the field or splitting him wide to bring in a 34-year-old quarterback?  To do what?  I understand the ‘wow’ effect, but it’s not a good thing for either quarterback.”

But it can be a good thing for both quarterbacks, if it dilutes a defense’s ability to prepare for either of them, unless the starter is the kind of franchise quarterback that a team would never slide away from the center.  Which could be why McNabb hates it so much; Philly’s introduction of the Wildcat was the first tangible piece of evidence that McNabb no longer was a franchise quarterback.

“I didn’t agree with the whole deal,” McNabb said of the Eagles’ use of the Wildcat.  “I think it messes up the flow of any offense. . . . I thought most of the trick plays that we ran, we could have done in our normal base offense.  Of course, I wanted Mike to have an opportunity to get out on the field . . . [but] when you have an established quarterback [like me] . . . no one would have asked Peyton Manning or Tom Brady to do that.”

And there it is.  Teams that use the Wildcat necessarily admit that they lack a true franchise quarterback.

For the 2012 Jets, the problem wasn’t the Wildcat as much as it was former offensive coordinator Tony Sparano’s complete lack of faith in Tebow as a player.  Sparano had sufficient disbelief in starter Mark Sanchez to take the ball out of his hands, but Sparano lacked an alternative option that gave him real confidence in a successful outcome.

The Jets currently have a high degree of confidence in Vick.  By using both Vick and Geno Smith, the Jets may eventually decide that they have so much confidence in Vick that he’ll become the kind of starting quarterback who, unlike McNabb five years ago, would never be forced to tolerate the Wildcat.

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  1. wtfchiefs says: Aug 12, 2014 9:12 PM

    Shhhh don’tell anyone but there’s the secret to wildcat.

    It’s a run 99.99% of the time.

    Don’t tell anyone guys.

  2. hyprcaffeinated says: Aug 12, 2014 9:12 PM

    The garbage in this article is McNabb

  3. filthymcnastyi says: Aug 12, 2014 9:13 PM

    People still listen to McBadd? Weird

  4. jayniner says: Aug 12, 2014 9:14 PM

    Someone’s an angry, bitter has-been.

    I bet if he was offered the starting QB job or if the Jets hired him as a QB coach, or in any capacity for that matter, he would be praising the Jets for using the Wildcat.

  5. drewzducks says: Aug 12, 2014 9:14 PM

    Too late. EVERYONE already knows the Jets are garbage.

  6. sclazo says: Aug 12, 2014 9:15 PM

    Jets still using the wildcat LOL

  7. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 12, 2014 9:15 PM

    this is getting out of hand

    McNabb is pure garbage.. for a lazy, unprofessional, dumb, bitter, excuse making, puking, shoelace throwing, jerk like him to talk in public is flat insulting and not something that should occur

  8. cubancigar10 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:15 PM

    Another fine observation from a highly respected alumni. Chunky soup anyone?

  9. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 12, 2014 9:17 PM

    perhaps Eagles would have actually won something if they had inserted the wildcat

  10. bigblu73 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:18 PM

    McNabb is 100% right. Using Vick in a Wildcat package does both him and Geno a disservice.
    He’s doubly right about how they would never ask Brady or Manning to do that, and say what you will McNabb was a helluva capable FRANCHISE QB in Philly for many many years and has all of the METRICS to back up the franchise QB title.

  11. DaveKShape says: Aug 12, 2014 9:23 PM

    Man, the last 4 or 5 years of McNabb’s life have really been a fall from grace. When he says vague trolling stuff like like this I end up rolling my eyes vs. remembering that he was really a great QB for the Eagles for a full decade.

    For context – I’m a huge Skins fan and embraced McNabb when we traded for him, just hoping that maybe he had that spark that could catapult him into some sort of Favre Career 2.0 thing. I figured at the very least, he was a good guy who had diminishing skills, but would be a nice leader in the twilight of his career.

    It just all went downhill from there.

  12. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 12, 2014 9:23 PM

    The wildcat with Sanchez and Brad Smith worked. The Tebow thing with was a mess that was never going to work.

  13. zinger92 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:23 PM

    That wildcat would have come in handy when you puked in the Super Bowl and showed no sense of urgency. Can’t believe he’s going to do color for Fox sundays.

  14. daaabears says: Aug 12, 2014 9:24 PM

    The only place McNabbs comments belong is down here with the rest of us peanut-gallery guys.

  15. averagjoe says: Aug 12, 2014 9:24 PM

    Who asked you, McNabb? Go puke in your shoe.

  16. valentino8100 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:24 PM

    McNabb; hmm. I’ll have to second guess this whole thing now. It appears that there is great reason to believe Rex may have the right idea after all.

  17. eaglesfan036 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:24 PM

    Maybe because you aren’t on the same level as Brady and Manning.

  18. xxakshunxx says: Aug 12, 2014 9:28 PM

    The funny part is, he’s kinda right.. the wildcat has pretty much fizzled out in the last 3 years and you really don’t see anyone use it anymore.. but since he’s McNabb this is going to come off as him still upset over it years ago

  19. Steeler Nation is so far above you and your lowly franchise. We built this league. Pittsburgh's three rivers are made from the tears of our opponents. Bow to your supreme overlords. says: Aug 12, 2014 9:29 PM

    First (GO Steelers)

  20. steelcurtainn says: Aug 12, 2014 9:29 PM

    Mcnabb should know all about garbage. Just look at his playoff history.

  21. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 12, 2014 9:30 PM

    I agree. No gimmicks needed. The defense will bring the JETS to the AFCCG at minimium like in 2009 and 2010 when with Mark Sanchez they beat the likes of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Carson Palmer & Philip Rivers all on the road.

  22. u4iadman says: Aug 12, 2014 9:31 PM

    only garbage was McNabbs playoff performances, esp superbowl.

  23. thesmartest1 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:32 PM

    Why is anyone asking him questions?

  24. doctorrustbelt says: Aug 12, 2014 9:35 PM

    mcanabb leaves out one important fact:

    The Geno Smith Product was a creation of Tavon Austin/Stedman Bailey’s ability against lesser opponents

    No offense to Geno Smith… but… Geno Smith = Akili Quinn.

  25. skinsfan91 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:36 PM

    The Jets rarely ran any wildcat with Tim Tebow. No creative option plays. If you run an offense like Denver did with Tebow, I think he can have success.

  26. skins716 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:37 PM

    I think you talking is garbage

  27. lgbarn says: Aug 12, 2014 9:38 PM

    I agree with McNabb. Either make Geno or Vick your QB and live with it.

  28. ptbakery says: Aug 12, 2014 9:40 PM

    McScabb’s opinions on football are second only to his opinions on plastic surgery. TO was right. Eagles blow!

  29. rhodesclosed29 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:41 PM

    For once…..I actually agree with mcnabb..
    but if the jets want to roll with it….what the hell.

  30. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Aug 12, 2014 9:41 PM

    Remember when that pass doinked off of Tebow’s head? Classic.

  31. ewitkowski says: Aug 12, 2014 9:41 PM

    I dont often agree with McNabb, but this time I see his point. As an Eagles fan the QB switching seemed to really disrupt the rhythm he was trying to achieve, and then Vick came in, and it never really affected the outcome of the game in a positive way. Maybe G. Smith can adapt better with it, but it seemed more gimicky than anything else in Philly..

  32. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 12, 2014 9:42 PM

    For real. That wildcat has been played out like a Jheri Curl bro.

  33. bassplucker says: Aug 12, 2014 9:48 PM

    I’m not a fan of McNabb but the Wildcat pretty much is garbage. It had its time — briefly — but as with all gimmicks it has been solved and the advantage is back to offenses with real QBs who can actually throw the ball.

  34. number1hawkfan says: Aug 12, 2014 9:48 PM

    Mcnabb is a blowhard

  35. tigershark0052 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:50 PM

    Attention media: leave McNabb alone. Nobody values his opinion.

  36. tigershark0052 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:50 PM

    Garbage like your bounce passes

  37. mrbigass says: Aug 12, 2014 9:50 PM

    And the Texans should use the Wildcat exclusively…….

  38. dclogicatlast says: Aug 12, 2014 9:50 PM

    The two QB system has never worked in the NFL. The whole idea that it dilutes the amount of time defenses have to prepare is a joke. Putting in Vick would be a gimmick. Either start him or let him be the backup.

  39. sbboundgiants says: Aug 12, 2014 9:53 PM

    Who is the Jets 3rd string QB? That’s probably who will be playing by the end of the season. Unless Geno can ignore any of Vick’s advice and stay in the pocket more.

  40. mikea311 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:53 PM

    still bitter, still Mcnabb..

  41. ivydude81 says: Aug 12, 2014 9:56 PM

    “Established Quarterback like me”? Maybe in the early 2000’s but the last few years of your career Donovan you were near the bottom in qbr rating and your WRs might of well been short stops with all the ground balls you threw them.

  42. rcali says: Aug 12, 2014 9:59 PM

    Did the former QB of “The Phildelphia NFL Team” throw up after he said it? T.O. wants to know.

  43. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 12, 2014 9:59 PM

    McFAT LIKES TOO TALK SHUT UP SUPER BOWL XXXIX LOSER

  44. wrathofgodzilla says: Aug 12, 2014 10:00 PM

    Did anyone else catch McNabb comparing himself to Brady or Manning? What a shameless moron.

  45. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Aug 12, 2014 10:01 PM

    he’s correct

  46. wiitrainingcamp says: Aug 12, 2014 10:04 PM

    Wow, I can’t believe I actually completely agree with McNabb. I remember it with the Eagles and I thought it threw the offense out of rhythm far more often than it actually resulted in anything productive.

  47. lennydpocketqb says: Aug 12, 2014 10:05 PM

    I see he still holds a grudge.

  48. jamarcusgabbert says: Aug 12, 2014 10:09 PM

    Go back to eating chunky soup

  49. csbanter says: Aug 12, 2014 10:17 PM

    The wildcat is garbage NFL defenses are too smart for it.

  50. yougotgirouxed says: Aug 12, 2014 10:20 PM

    I like it when McNabb doesn’t say words

  51. 4ever19 says: Aug 12, 2014 10:27 PM

    I would love to see Manning or Brady split wide.

  52. fordmandalay says: Aug 12, 2014 10:29 PM

    Finally, something McNabb and I completely agree on.

  53. squackduckhawk says: Aug 12, 2014 10:34 PM

    The only time I was ever impressed with McNabb was when he broke his femur and played lights out. On that day, he put on one of the greatest performances in the history of the game. But it was only on that day.

  54. gayforbrady says: Aug 12, 2014 10:40 PM

    I love the jets.

    Can’t wait until they start 1-6.

    #oppositeofjetsdynasty

  55. mrneto72 says: Aug 12, 2014 10:43 PM

    They will start the season 0-1

  56. pttbrand says: Aug 12, 2014 10:44 PM

    That’s funny, I’ve always thought of garbage and Mcnabb in the same sentence.

  57. therealtrenches says: Aug 12, 2014 10:47 PM

    Man…is there *anything* from this guy’s past that isn’t eating away at him? He needs a shrink.

  58. SAV says: Aug 12, 2014 10:48 PM

    The Jets should be ashamed of themselves for their child-like obsession with the freaking Wildcat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. mufasa1822 says: Aug 12, 2014 10:56 PM

    How many SB winning teams have used the wildcat?

    Zero!

  60. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 12, 2014 10:56 PM

    “What some folks call impossible, is just stuff they haven’t seen before.”

    – Chris Nielsen (as portrayed by Robin Williams)

  61. isphet71 says: Aug 12, 2014 10:56 PM

    I know no one likes McNabb, but he has a point. Please don’t use the “prostitute in the courtroom” argument to discredit what he’s saying. Sometimes the prostitute is actually telling the truth.

    Your like or dislike of McNabb does not refute the fact that the wildcat is garbage. It is.

  62. bleedburgandyandgold says: Aug 12, 2014 10:57 PM

    The more he talks the more bitter he sounds

  63. JackedUpSports says: Aug 12, 2014 10:57 PM

    well someone’s cranky…

  64. biggberts says: Aug 12, 2014 10:58 PM

    “#5 will always love you”

    Dreading the day he televises an Eagles game with Dick Stockton.

  65. officialgame says: Aug 12, 2014 11:05 PM

    McNabb you are one annoying human being.

  66. johnnyfreakinfootball says: Aug 12, 2014 11:06 PM

    Jets believe they should avoid “garbage” McNabb.

  67. ydandb says: Aug 12, 2014 11:09 PM

    Dear Donovan, While you are much better than Vick, you are no where there the ilk of a Manning or Brady. That’s why they don’t ask them to run the gimmick.

  68. mudhead123 says: Aug 12, 2014 11:11 PM

    Mcnabb should avoid speaking

  69. jollyjoker2 says: Aug 12, 2014 11:13 PM

    I agree that the defense can’t prepare – but the offense is a lot harder to run and likely to make more mistakes. I agree – dump it.

  70. sumkat says: Aug 12, 2014 11:19 PM

    I think the entire point of having Vick as the QB in the wildcat, is that you don’t have to put the other QB on the outside, he would come out of the game, since 99% of the time in the wildcat, you can completely ignore the QB so it’s 11 on 10

    But I do agree that the wildcat is garbage

  71. corkspop says: Aug 12, 2014 11:20 PM

    Won’t matter. Vick will be the starter before long.

  72. hurricanegrabowski says: Aug 12, 2014 11:21 PM

    The NFL should avoid the “garbage” McNabb, and they have for quite a few seasons.

  73. modhairken says: Aug 12, 2014 11:22 PM

    Look, McScabb, the night before the Super Bowl, you got loaded, and you were hungover and throwing up during the game. You know it. That’s why T.O was so disgusted by you. Sissy.

    You have no credibility. No one thinks your opinion matters. You’re a joke if you think you have any shot at the Hall of Fame.

    You had athleticism and an opportunity, and you wasted it. You’re a LOSER.

  74. 34defense2014 says: Aug 12, 2014 11:28 PM

    Go away already, no cares what you think McNabb!

  75. 87hollywoodhorn says: Aug 12, 2014 11:41 PM

    Donovan McNabb vs Aaron Brooks of the New Orleans Saints. Thats an equal battle in terms of talent. Donovan McNabb vs Michael Vick thats an equal battle in terms of career accomplishments. In talent, dat boy Vick takes it over McNabb, no question

  76. itsnotforme says: Aug 12, 2014 11:48 PM

    McNabb, would you please just go away and be quiet.

  77. eagleswin says: Aug 12, 2014 11:52 PM

    Let’s see .. since Vick became the starting QB of the Eagles :

    1. The Eagles went 8-8 in 2011
    2. The Eagles went 4-12 and got the coach who lobbied for Vick to get a $100 million contract before the season got fired.
    3. Vick somehow emerges from the disaster of his 2 years as a starter unscathed and remains the favorite to start 2014 because he can still run and if you can run, they don’t care if you can’t read defenses.
    4. 5 games into the season with a losing record Vick get’s injured and Phily realizes that a QB who can read defenses and make the right throws quickly are actually more important than having a QB who can run for a first down when he isn’t injured.

    5. Vick finishes the season with a 2-4 record, 5 TDs, and 5 Turnovers. Meanwhile the QB who couldn’t get on the field before Vick got injured because he wasn’t considered athletic enough plays at an all-star level. Eagles go 8-2 under Foles.

    6. Jet’s determine that the last 3 years weren’t Vick’s fault and sign him to a lucrative contract. Media, as always, makes Vick into being an all-star QB despite evidence to the contrary because people tune in to hear how great Vick is.

    Vick hasn’t done a damn thing in years except create highlight plays for ESPN, which is all they really care about, and got DeSean Jackson paid. Vick admitted that he never studied a game plan or game field for the first 10 years of his career. The only reason we’re hearing that he’s a better teammate these days is because the days of teams throwing $20 mill/yr down the drain on him have come to an end.

  78. patsfan1820 says: Aug 12, 2014 11:52 PM

    For once he’s right.

  79. natelan says: Aug 12, 2014 11:53 PM

    Agreed. Wildcat is indeed garbage.

  80. nolasoxfan2012 says: Aug 13, 2014 12:07 AM

    Does the Wildcat even work anymore? I thought the whole point of it back in 2008 was that it hadn’t been used in the pros and teams weren’t prepared for it. After they’d diagnosed the ways to defend it, it became no big deal. At this point, do teams even need to spend more than 15 minutes preparing for it? I just don’t see why anyone cares about it anymore…

  81. charlie2254 says: Aug 13, 2014 12:09 AM

    Sometimes McNabb can be, sound a little over the top, but this time it sounds logical.

  82. faepernick says: Aug 13, 2014 12:15 AM

    McNabb is a tool.

  83. statlaw says: Aug 13, 2014 12:19 AM

    You know McNabb, ever since your departure from Philly, with the comments you make, I think more and more, that T.O. was right, and that you were the problem in Philly. In some future statement, I am sure that A. Reid will confirm this.

  84. orivar says: Aug 13, 2014 1:02 AM

    I remember a discussion that came from this before when McNabb called it a gimmick that eventually ended up with, “If you treat it as a gimmick, it’s going to be a gimmick.”

    The Dolphins were able to use the wildcat as it was part of their offense, it wasn’t a gimmicky thing they’d bring out every now and then. The Eagles, among many other teams, failed with a wildcat as they treated it as a gimmick, in which Marty just happened to be the OC of the team. He isn’t going to commit to the wildcat so yes, in the case of the jets it’s garbage even with Vick as it will disrupt the flow. They’re treating it as a second option rather than treating it as another formation,

    It won’t work!

  85. jlmd17 says: Aug 13, 2014 1:04 AM

    Mcnabb? Lol? So there was actually a recording device somewhere near him? Why? Why?

  86. ajgreenhof says: Aug 13, 2014 1:07 AM

    I like Donovan McNabb…

    There I said it.

  87. bullcharger says: Aug 13, 2014 1:37 AM

    It doesn’t work. Miami ran it with a RB, which made sense, because the formation could shift without the QB coming off, but teams still figured it out. Switching out for a completely different QB is a dead giveaway. Either go with a running QB or don’t. Mix and match hasn’t worked anywhere.

  88. crashdog says: Aug 13, 2014 1:38 AM

    Keep trying all you 31 NFL teams. Try to recreate what the Dolphins ran to perfection. Alas, you don’t have Ronnie Brown, and you don’t have the element of surprise. Long live the REAL wildcat offense!

  89. 941bucs says: Aug 13, 2014 1:40 AM

    Who does this “garbage” think he is?

  90. pittsburghdamned says: Aug 13, 2014 1:45 AM

    It kills me to say, but Mcnugget is right on this one.

    The Wildcat is both garbage and a disruption.

  91. manilarizzo says: Aug 13, 2014 1:51 AM

    McNabb won’t have a job in the media in 2 more years. NO ONE can stand him. Thumbs down if I’m wrong.

  92. 49erfan44 says: Aug 13, 2014 2:00 AM

    Sour grapes. As always from Donovan.

  93. nfl4days says: Aug 13, 2014 2:12 AM

    Oh god, he’s back.

  94. jerrysglassescleaner says: Aug 13, 2014 2:16 AM

    McNabb also believes he belongs in the HoF. The only thing i agree with McNabb is that Chunky’s is delicious. Thats it!

  95. terrellblowens says: Aug 13, 2014 2:28 AM

    McNabb is right, the wildcat is useless today. The NFL has many fads, now let’s see if the read option can stick around longer

  96. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 13, 2014 3:45 AM

    Would someone get this clown away from a microphone. He was a whiner and loser at QB that couldn’t come through in his only chance because the out of shape moron couldn’t catch his breath. Why anyone would give this loser a voice Is beyond me.

  97. Brandon in Northwest Suburbia says: Aug 13, 2014 4:17 AM

    : . . . no one would have asked Peyton Manning or Tom Brady to do that.”

    Well to point out the obvious…..No one would have ever confused 5-years-past-his-prime Donovan McNabb for Manning or Brady, either.

  98. clownsfan says: Aug 13, 2014 5:10 AM

    Jets should avoid advice from McNabb

  99. pv1960 says: Aug 13, 2014 5:42 AM

    I’m sure they will listen Smiley McNabb.

  100. eaglesnoles05 says: Aug 13, 2014 6:04 AM

    These Qb’s acting like they should never EVER come out of the game for ANY reason, man… or worse, that they aren’t good enough to continue to play well and do their jobs after being removed from action for A PLAY here and there… Never understood it. It’s an ALL ego, ZERO “flow of the game” problem.

  101. djshnooks says: Aug 13, 2014 6:08 AM

    Sticking up for a gimmick that doesn’t work?

    Lol, that’s hilarious.

    Sticking up for Mike Vick, over Donovan McNabb, is even worse.

  102. restorativejusticeprogram says: Aug 13, 2014 6:35 AM

    If we must have ex-jocks talk about a sport can we at least insist that they are above-average when it comes to intelligence and grasp of the English language. If that was the criteria, the garbage McNabb would be cut.

  103. ejm845 says: Aug 13, 2014 6:51 AM

    just stop the BS geno is a terrible QB just start vick and it give us best chance to make playoffs start geno or even attempt to use wildcat and everybody gets fired its that simple

  104. youngs79 says: Aug 13, 2014 7:07 AM

    Really, who cares what McNabb thinks?

  105. therealtruth210 says: Aug 13, 2014 7:08 AM

    of course no one would ask Peyton Manning or Tom Brady to do that, but you are not Manning or Brady or even close to them. That’s why you were asked to do it because you are who Rush Limbaugh said you were. I think alot of people at ESPN owe Rush an apology….

  106. eaglesw00t says: Aug 13, 2014 7:36 AM

    You stay unbiased McNabb…

    McNabbs ego wouldnt allow the wildcat to work. They showed his face as Vick was running onto the field one play, and he rolled his eyes, and said something to the entire huddle before heading to WR.

    He was a bad teammate. He is a terrible analyst. He lets his personal feelings get in the way of any analysis he is supposed to perform. He is completely unable to step back and view things from anyone elses viewpoint.

  107. iammrbinky says: Aug 13, 2014 7:36 AM

    Smith or Vick, it doesn’t matter. They had a couple of years where all the luck broke their way but now it’s back to the depths. The only positive in the Jets future is the likelihood of a top 10 pick for a third chance at drafting a franchise QB.

  108. sterling7 says: Aug 13, 2014 7:37 AM

    Watching McNabb’s play the last two years in the NFL with both the Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings-he knows a lot about garbage!

  109. bobbybudnick says: Aug 13, 2014 7:41 AM

    This may be the one time that I don’t mind something Donovan McNabb said. With that being said, he should still go away.

  110. ctiggs says: Aug 13, 2014 7:44 AM

    #Nobodyhasitbetter

  111. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 13, 2014 8:01 AM

    The Jets are always trying that whole garbage.
    He’s a college educated sports personality. And whole garbage like that. I actually saw some whole garbage from McDope during his playing days. Throwing at the feet of his receivers and that whole garbage.

    I hope I used the term in its proper context somewhere in there.

  112. denverdude7 says: Aug 13, 2014 8:01 AM

    Hey, it’s the Jets. Should we expect anything less than complete dysfunction?

    Cleveland Browns – Factory of Sadness
    Oakland Raiders – Factory of Madness
    New York Jets – Factory of Goofiness

  113. fleaman1381 says: Aug 13, 2014 8:04 AM

    As much as it pains me to admit it, I kind of agree with McNabb here. Even with all the things I’ve seen from him over the past few years I just can’t believe that Rex is stupid enough to try this again. My hope is that it’s just a ploy to get other teams to waste time preparing for it.

  114. cash804 says: Aug 13, 2014 8:07 AM

    Eagles, the Buffalo Bills of the NFC East…4 NFC East Championship appearances under McNabb and your trophy cabinet is still empty.

    Hail to the REDSKINS!!!

  115. igotgamenj says: Aug 13, 2014 8:15 AM

    You run the wildcat when you don’t have a real QB.

  116. jetsarestacked says: Aug 13, 2014 8:16 AM

    i’m not a wildcat fan. however, it was actually very effective back when brad smith was running it. anyway, i don’t think the jets will run it that much anymore. rex has said he likes making other teams waste time game planning for it which is why they might use the wildcat once in a while. now, the jets can just go to vick if geno stinks up the field like sanchez would.

  117. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Aug 13, 2014 8:17 AM

    even though don’s folks were teachers, and he has the grammar and such of a person with some brains, it won’t take long for folks to understand that he isn’t very bright at all.

    and the more he includes himself in the listing of hall of fame quarterbacks (as he always does) the more ridiculous he sounds.

  118. sandersmarcus10 says: Aug 13, 2014 8:24 AM

    Lol “of course I wanted Mike to have an opportunity to get on the field, YEAH RIGHT its sad when you say things to convince YOURSELF!

  119. b3nz0z says: Aug 13, 2014 8:27 AM

    dang it i hate to say this but mcnabb’s right

  120. gibbskins9 says: Aug 13, 2014 8:27 AM

    Redskins should of avoided that piece of garbage McNoNads

  121. hanklin89 says: Aug 13, 2014 8:28 AM

    I was also opposed to the Eagles using the Wildcat back in 2009 for a few reasons. Firstly, McNabb was largely a momentum based Quarterback. When he looked good, he looked good, when he looked bad, he looked terrible. The worst thing you can do to a Quarterback who is excelling is take him out just to run a play with a faster Quarterback.

    I actually saw a lot of flashes of brilliance with Geno last season despite the fact that I don’t think he is that good. However, it could help if he is struggling, but it is going to piss him off as it probably pissed McNabb off.

  122. 23rdusernameused says: Aug 13, 2014 8:45 AM

    everyone believes mcflabb should just shut the heck up. Go eat some Chunky soup with Wilma!

  123. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 13, 2014 8:53 AM

    Yeah, because McNabb was such a great NFL QB…

  124. dejadoh says: Aug 13, 2014 8:54 AM

    McNabb is right about the wildcat being garbage. Football teams have a position called running back for a reason. Why waste a play or break flow? If Vick was such a great runner, put him as the I-back (but he ain’t that good is he?). The only reason to pull the QB is he’s hurt, equipment issue or he sucks. And sure Rex wants a counter to the sucking reality. The wildcat=taking a play off.

  125. tunechi90 says: Aug 13, 2014 8:58 AM

    McNabb nobody cares.

  126. hehateme2 says: Aug 13, 2014 9:25 AM

    jets just trying to ride the coattails of the Dolphins.
    The play wasn’t “garbage” when it destroyed Belicheat’s home team run by Ronnie Brown.
    But, it has overstayed its welcome now.

  127. vegasdestroyer says: Aug 13, 2014 9:27 AM

    McNabb just makes you want to throw-up.

  128. tjacks7 says: Aug 13, 2014 9:30 AM

    He’s right the wildcat is garbage. But sometimes when you’re QB is garbage, the wildcat is slightly superior garbage. Much like the situation the Eagles found themselves in about 5 years ago.

  129. sandersmarcus10 says: Aug 13, 2014 9:44 AM

    Yeah McNabb your were really trying to see Vick get on the field, stop lien to yourself!

  130. redskinsredskinsredskinsredskins says: Aug 13, 2014 9:52 AM

    If anybody would know what garbage football is it would be McNabb. His last 4 years of football was pure hot garbage. Every 3 passes he threw went into the ground. He single handedly eliminated the worm population in every stadium he played! Sadly his TV career is garbage time too!!

  131. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 13, 2014 9:56 AM

    Hey, McNabb was good for one thing: getting the Redskins Alfred Morris! I can’t believe the Vikings took him even after seeing him suck!

  132. phillyphan420 says: Aug 13, 2014 10:03 AM

    I mean, McNabb has been extremely annoying since he’s gotten his studio gigs (and let’s face it, before that, too), but he’s not wrong here at all, and I imagine people who are taking shots at him about this are doing so just because it is McNabb.

    Today, the wildcat is garbage, and it ran its course shortly after the league started copycating the Fins. It was an awesome thing to watch when it was the Dolphins, but it has since quickly gone the way of the dinosaur. Wanna run some useless plays? Run the wildcat in 2014.

  133. sportstalkprofessional says: Aug 13, 2014 10:44 AM

    For once in my life, I find myself agreeing with & endorsing something coming from Donovan McNabb. There truly is a first time for everything!

  134. tangovader says: Aug 13, 2014 11:29 AM

    The Jets should alternate QBs every series until one of them gets hot, then let the ‘hot’ guy finish the game. Rinse and repeat every week.

  135. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 13, 2014 1:37 PM

    who cares what McNabb believes is garbage, we all know McNabb IS garbage

  136. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 13, 2014 1:46 PM

    I challenge anyone to name a less professional “star” athlete than McNabb…

    be fair…

    I doubt anyone can do it!

  137. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 13, 2014 2:55 PM

    so I get a thumbs down.. but no nominee as less professional… hardly seems right

  138. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 13, 2014 3:22 PM

    Donovan McNabb scored a 14 on his combine Wonderlic. The man is a moron. Shame on Syracuse… though I doubt he ever graduated. Funny, the guys parents were teachers yet raised a moron!

    Worse he is lazy, bitter, entitlement hound, that stole paychecks and blamed others for his shortcomings and failures.

  139. stercuilus65 says: Aug 13, 2014 7:30 PM

    Like he was on RG and Shanny, MCNABB IS RIGHT!

  140. nite2al says: Aug 14, 2014 5:16 AM

    Wow, so much hate for such a successful guy. He hasn’t hurt anybody or broke the law, yet you guys act as if he is there second coming of OJ. Hopefully, one day he will be appreciated for what he’s done in the NFL, but never on this clueless board.

  141. sunyub1975 says: Aug 14, 2014 7:28 AM

    Of all people to talk about GARBAGE, guess he knows first hand

  142. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 14, 2014 10:07 AM

    I’m hearing McNabb wants to go to UMinny to try and finish his degree

  143. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 14, 2014 11:31 AM

    still waiting for example of star player of lower professionalism or integrity/honesty than McNabb

  144. mightymightylafootball says: Aug 14, 2014 3:23 PM

    Chunky

  145. mwcarolina says: Aug 15, 2014 1:47 AM

    i’m not a fan of McNabb, but i actually KINDA agree with him and it’s more on Geno Smith and Vick. here’s my issue with having Vick in the wildcat and taking Smith out….in a way, it doesnt make sense. Smith’s a mobile QB who can buy time and also run zone read, so why put in Vick for wildcat when you have Smith?? the only way Vick should play is if an injury happens or if he wins the job.

  146. mclovin07 says: Aug 16, 2014 5:03 AM

    McChub how are you still on TV??

  147. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 17, 2014 10:27 PM

    McNabb was Florio’s type of player!

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