Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens finally weighed in on this Donovan McNabb business. McNabb’s coach, Mike Shanahan, has blamed everything from McNabb’s hamstring to his cardiovascular endurance. Owens, while speaking on his weekly TV show on that one network, cut to the chase much more effectively. Remember that Owens and McNabb were teammates for two years with the Philadelphia Eagles, where they studied together at the Andy Reid School Of Clock Management.
“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.” [..]
“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.”
Someone needs to explain to me how “There were rumors of…” means anything other than “I saw, but am too chicken sh-t to say personally…” It’s a fact that McNabb couldn’t hurry up the team in Super Bowl XXXIX. I’m relieved that at least someone else can see that and not cry “racism.” Maybe McNabb should start doing situps in his driveway during his upcoming bye week.