Former Eagle great Vai Sikahema let Reid have it like Jose Canseco over the benching of McNabb. He equated the benching to a break up by text message. Don't ask Boris Becker about that. He's still sore.
"...Getting benched at halftime isn't the same as dissolving a marriage, but in football terms, it's often the first step to a final separation."No doubt about that. Even if McNabb finishes the season, it's hard to see him coming back into the same situation or a new system with a new coach. He needs a fresh start. In the meantime, the least Reid could do is respect the guy who has given his body for the cause as Sikahema says.
Not everyone feels for McNabb like the Goalpost Killer. Joe the NFL Bust couldn't wait to throw his former QB under the bus. Freddie Mitchell better known to you and me as FredEx blames McNabb for the Disaster At The Linc. He refused to answer questions about McNabb directly but made it clear that he thinks Reid is an "amazing coach" and McNabb is to blame for all the Eagles' problems and his own failures in football.
Did he see this coming, specifically with McNabb?Mitchell continued and said that if a choice has to be made between McNabb and Reid, Reid should be retained. Of course there's no mention of Reid's brilliant 4th and short calls. He also claims that McNabb was to blame for their lack of a relationship and his lack of improvement as a receiver.
"Well I mean, when you're in that environment and you see the intricacies of what's going on and the plays and stuff like that and what's not being produced, it was hard for me not to say something. ... My situation was pretty bad because I had to pick... go for what was wrong or go for what was right...T.O., a lot of people don't like him but he was totally in the right."
Did Reid coddle McNabb too much?
"There was a lot of breast milk out there."
Sheil Kapadia has more bitching and conspiracy theories from FredEx's radio interview such as he and Barry Bonds are blackballed martyrs. Everyone else thinks he should be playing even though he never did anything when he did. He calls T.O., Corell Buckhalter and Brian Westbrook every week. It probably hasn't crossed his mind that they tell him that he should be playing so he'll get off the phone faster if they accidentally answer. Maybe he should form a support group with all the mediocre receivers from the McNabb era. They can sit around, drink coffee and complain how it's his fault they aren't in the NFL or Hall of Fame.