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Monday, January 16, 2006

Reid-McNabb Better Than Dungy-Manning
Yeah, there are fans who say Eagles head coach Andy Reid gets outcoached in big games, and quarterback Donovan McNabb comes up short. At least they got to big games, meaning a few NFC championships and a Super Bowl. And McNabb did orchestrate a great playoff comeback, with that 4th and 26 completion to Freddie Mitchell a couple years ago. See that Indianapolis Colts game yesterday? Quarterback Peyton Manning had his moments, waving off the punt team, then completing a 4th and 2 (yes, just 2), and later engineering a quick drive for a TD and 2-point conversion, putting the team within a field goal. But when Indy, giving a last gasp by a fluke fumble, needed more yards to have a safe field goal try, his passes sailed. Dungy, sad to say, again fails in the playoffs. Everybody likes Dungy, but he came up short with Tampa Bay, which soon after won a Super Bowl under Jon Gruden, and now with a team with a season's best record. Pittsburgh coach Bill Cowher, on the other hand, given hardly any chance, is now a game away from returning to the Super Bowl.


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