What can possibly get former NFL quarterback Donavon McNabb so riled up that he would trash both the New York Jets and Tim Tebow in one fell swoop, the answer is the 'Wildcat'.
McNabb was exposed to the offensive system five seasons ago when he was still in the NFL and playing for the Philadelphia Eagles under Marty Mornhinweg, his feelings towards the system haven't wavered to this date, he still hates it.
The New York Jets have tinkered with the wildcat spread thus far in the pre-season and have plans to utilise the ground ability of Michael Vick within the wildcat, the thought of Vick having to experiment with the system that McNabb knows all too well makes the former football star cringe.
McNabb told Daily News his views on the attempts made by the Jets, he explained:
"The Jets tried this whole garbage with Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez and it got them nowhere, In the situation now, I think it takes away from what Geno Smith can do. It's a maturity process for him to try to develop into an NFL quarterback. Now you're taking him off the field or splitting him wide to bring in a 34-year-old quarterback? To do what? I understand the 'wow' effect, but it's not a good thing for either quarterback."
McNabb points out the stumbling block in the progression of Smith's career, the former QB believes that the up-and-coming franchise piece for the Jets needs to be catered too within a system, in order for him to make the leaps required as a leader and a quarterback.
Michael Vick on the other hand recently signed with the Jets admits that he expects to be the 2nd string at his position, the 34-year-old has stated that he wants to help Rex Ryan and his team in any way possible and it seems the Wildcat could be the way forward for Vick.
McNabb believes that Vick should have his eyes on the starting job in New York and he references a failed experiment to warn the former-Eagle: "Mike wants to be the starter, He doesn't want to go in there to be the Tim Tebow of the 2012 Jets. Nobody wants that."
The opinion that comes across from McNabb is that if the Jets want to make the playoffs in this upcoming season, then they must give the reigns of the team to Smith and allow him to mature alongside the squad.
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