Olof the Optimist vs Nils the Negative: Vikings' Donovan McNabb

Trend or Mirage: Donovan McNabb’s 39-yard passing performance?

Olof says:

Dah. So I hear lovers of the Vikings are down on McNabb? It’s like they used to say in the Lut-ren church I went to up Nort. Why so downcast o’ my soul? McNabb did what the coaching staff asked him to do. It was clear that the Vikings wanted to run the ball against the Chargers and that’s what they did. I mean for crying out loud we only threw the ball 15 times out der in San Diego. We all know McNabb is a good, if not great, quarterback. This performance can in no way be put on Donovan. I think the coaching staff and play-calling must be to blame…but not our friend Donovan. He has played at too high a level for too long to play that poorly. This is a mirage, and this will be the worst game of McNabb’s season in the purple and gold. Got it? Yeah. You betcha!

Nils says:

People need to face reality: McNabb is done. Andy Reid knows it, Mike Shanahan knows it, and soon Leslie Frazier will know it. Did you see that attempted deep pass to Berrian on Sunday? Calling that a dying quail is an insult to expiring fowl. And how about that other pass to Berrian that skipped off the turf a foot in front of him. And everyone still hates on Berrian! Well unless Berrian has Inspector Gadget arms, he isn’t getting to those passes. People want to complain about Bill Musgrave’s dink-and-dunk offense, but what choice does he have when his quarterback has an arm that makes a limp noodle look like a slingshot? Fortunately McNabb will soon pull up lame while trying to scramble away from a defender Charlie Johnson has just allowed into the backfield without so much as putting a finger on him, ending this misbegotten experiment. I hope Christian Ponder enjoys trials by fire because he’s about to get one.

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