Donovan McNabb has traditionally been a buttoned down, old school type of football player – a hard-working, tough player not inclined to give any controversial sound bites to the media. He’s been a bit more vocal lately, voicing his opinion on everything from Twitter to the lockout-induced, player-organized workouts.
The recurring theme is what we’ve come to expect from McNabb – do your talking on the field.
“First of all, I’m not a fan of Twitter,“ McNabb said in an interview with WMVP-AM 1000 transcribed by sportsradiointerviews.com. “Nothing against their program, but as an athlete I think you need to get off Twitter. All these social networks of you tweeting about you watching a game when you wanna be playing in it, but you’re mad you’re not playing in it, so you’re gonna criticize someone that’s playing in it. I don’t believe that that’s the right deal.”
“That’s not professional by any means and you know we are all in a fraternity, so if you see a guy who’s struggling this isn’t the time to jump on him or kick him while he’s down because that same guy will come against you and kinda blast your team out the water, so I think for an athlete to be twittering is the wrong move. It’s one of those things to leave to the fans and let them comment on certain things, but athletes need to get off Twitter.”
McNabb also commented on the recent player-organized workouts, which have been run by the players of most NFL teams this offseason. He questions their overall effectiveness, once again staking out a controversial position. “There’s easy ways to get together and for offensive guys to go out there and throw routes and run plays and things of that nature. I believe it’s become a show where guys have gotten everyone together. It’s amazing.”