“I’ve never been a part of a tie. I never even knew that was in the
rule book,” McNabb said after the game. “It’s part of the rules, and we
have to go with it. I was looking forward to getting the opportunity to
get out there and try to drive to win the game. But unfortunately, with
the rules, we settled with a tie.”
“I guess we’re aware of it now,” McNabb said. “In college, there are
multiple overtimes, and in high school and Pop Warner. I never knew in
the professional ranks it would end that way. I hate to see what would
happen in the Super Bowl and in the playoffs.”
Have no fear idiot, there are no ties in the playoffs or the Super Bowl. But as for McNabb not knowing the rule on overtime during the regular season. Are you kidding me? A 10-year veteran and team leader who makes nearly $10 million a year doesn’t know the rules? That would be like a sports writer not knowing he needed to have his story in by deadline. That would be like an actor not knowing he needed to memorize his lines. That would be like a … well, you get the idea.
The fact that the overtime rule was established in 1974 and McNabb and the Eagles have been a part of 12 overtime games since he joined the team in 1999 makes him just that much more of an idiot. Eagles coach Andy Reid tried to take some of the responsibility for McNabb’s ignorance and he probably should. Andy, instead of wasting time bailing out your players’ ignorance of the rules, your time might be better served teaching them the rules so the next time your Eagles find themselves in overtime, they might play with a little more sense of urgency.
Having a team leader who doesn’t know what the hell is going on and possibly not giving his all on every single play of the extra session is inexcusable and cause to look for a new team leader in my book.