I don't know where this pass went. . .but in my defense, there's a good chance that #5 didn't have any idea, either. (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)
A while back, Minnesota Vikings' head coach Leslie Frazier said that he was going to work with Donovan McNabb in an effort to clean up his mechanics, presumably in an attempt to increase McNabb's accuracy. However, with his performance against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, McNabb has now has two games in which he has failed to complete 50% of his passes (he also failed to reach that lofty standard against San Diego in the opener). Seriously, NFL starting quarterbacks just don't do that.
Well, apparently the Vikings' starting quarterback is tired of people asking about his mechanics.
"This whole mechanics thing is getting out of hand," McNabb said. "Somebody says something about mechanics — everybody works on your mechanics, no matter what position you play. You watch the film and you try to work on different techniques. This whole mechanics thing is really something that I haven’t changed or anything of that nature."
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"I guess, according to y’all, my whole career I’ve been inaccurate. It’s just making the play when the play needs to be made."
In McNabb's defense. . .talk about three words that I didn't think I'd find myself stringing together. . .McNabb has completed at least 60% of his passes in the Vikings' other three games, but the overwhelming majority of his success in those games has come in the first half. After halftime, he's been air-mailing a lot of open receivers.
You know what will make people not question your mechanics any more, Donovan? Hitting guys in big situations when you need to convert first downs and not underthrowing screen passes by five yards. You know, that sort of thing.