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McNabb in the clutch

With this topic sort of newsy, let's do an update to the always-popular clutch QB watch. These are 2010 numbers, via StatsLLC.

Last Two Minutes of Halves

Donovan McNabb: 18-33, 54.5 percent, 152 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT, 41.5 rating.

Jason Campbell: 8-13, 61.5 percent, 85 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 48.6 rating.

McNabb ranks 37th in the NFL, and Campbell ranks 34th. The top five are Cutler, P. Manning, Vick, E. Manning and Garrard.

Fourth Quarter, +/-7 Points

Donovan McNabb: 21-43, 48.8 percent, 252 yards, 0 TD, 3 INT, 38.1 rating.

Jason Campbell: Does not qualify.

McNabb ranks 26th in the NFL. The top five are Freeman, Schaub, Stafford, Brees and P. Manning.

Down by 1-7 Points

Donovan McNabb: 44-78, 56.4 percent, 579 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 77.9 rating.

Jason Campbell: 17-31, 54.8 percent, 187 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 59.5 rating.

McNabb ranks 25th in the NFL. Campbell ranks 32nd. The top five are Roethlisberger, Wallace, P. Manning, Stafford and Brady.

Rating By Quarter

Donovan McNabb: 84.7, 93.6, 61.3, 64.4.

Jason Campbell: 86.3, 65.6, 100.3, 86.3.

Peyton Manning has the best fourth-quarter QB rating in the NFL. Jason Campbell is 13th. Tom Brady is 14th. Donovan McNabb is 27th.

(This post inspired by Jimmy Halsell.)

By Dan Steinberg  | November 1, 2010; 12:06 PM ET
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thanks for posting the obvious. McNabb is not McNabb six years ago. His TO:TD ratio that EVERYONE sweats, is the past. Delusion still resides in Redskins country unfortunately....3 solid years of drafts would do the trick, but we gotta sell seats UGGGG

Posted by: BurgwithaU | November 1, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

And the kool aid drinkers thought the drama from last season was gone. At the end of this season, the Redskins will have the following:

1. No QB (Mcnabb goes elsewhere)
2. No draft picks
3. No playoffs
4. No waitlist

Guess that PR campaign by Danny Boy isn't covering up the fact that the Redskins are still a bad team with no hope in the near future. Didn't Daddy Shannahan and Bruce say they were looking to win now? Ain't happening!

Posted by: Leeguru | November 1, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Dan - why are you a defender of athletes that do a dance after making random plays (not big ones)?

Just asking, because you seem to be the type of person who would write something snarky about those that do act that way.

Thanks Homer!

Posted by: popopo | November 1, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Steinberg -- still think Shanahan and Allen got the better of Andy Reid? Ha ha. How's Campbell looking now?

Posted by: dbunkr | November 1, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

2. No draft picks

Posted by: Leeguru | November 1, 2010 12:56 PM

Don't they have first and second round picks?

Posted by: Kev29 | November 1, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

How is Jason Campbell doing now? Looks like 3 out of the last 4 weeks he's been solid. No coincidence that he' sonly gotten sacked 7 times total between those 3 games.

The Redskins O-line again is turning into a seive late in the season and now folks will see that it wasn't entirely Campbell's fault the last 2 years in DC.

Posted by: vmrg1974 | November 1, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Yeah we've been bamboozled; hoodwinked; flim-flammed! We were sold a bill of goods and defrauded. Now we're guilty of criminal possession of an empty firearm.

Posted by: iubiquity | November 1, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

The Jason Campbell bashers are eerily silent. I wonder why? Maybe they were wrong? Right now, I don't think the problem is McNabb either. Let's not keep blaming the QB. Fix the offensive line and the RUNNING GAME!

Posted by: supattapone | November 1, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

BTW, I think Shanahan made many mistakes yesterday:

1. Activating only two running backs
2. Going for 2 point conversions twice
3. Going for 4th and 10 rather than punting with 3 timeouts and the two minute warning left.
4. Benching starting QB with 2 minutes left in the game

Starting to feel like Gibbs II

Posted by: supattapone | November 1, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Kev, I think they have first, but didn't they trade 2nd for mcnabb?

Posted by: Leeguru | November 1, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Kev, I think they have first, but didn't they trade 2nd for mcnabb?

Posted by: Leeguru | November 1, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

The difference between McNabb and Campbell: Campbell plays for the better organization. Combine that with losses to
Ddetroit 2 years in a row, and Washington is now the worst organization in football.

Posted by: mcstowy | November 1, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

You're posting 2010 numbers knowing that McNabb is having his worst year since his rookie season? He certainly wasn't throwing so many interceptions last year and has hardly ever thrown more than 13 in a season

As for Jason Campbell...I'm amazed that people are hopping on the bandwagon. It was just 3 weeks ago people were laughing at him when the Raiders lost to the 49ers. The Raiders have a very easy schedule compared to ours. If you're gonna argue for JC already you may as well say he's better than Brady and Rodgers seeing as he had better "stats" than them yesterday

So I guess we're gonna judge Qbs from a week to week performance? I never gave up on JC simply because of the O-line. I gave up on him because after years of watching him....I came to the conclusion that he may not have it

Posted by: smooth700 | November 1, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins weren't bamboozled; they just weren't paying attention. They are now learning exactly who DMac is: inconsistent, passive-aggressive, not clutch. But that was just the Philly fans who thought that, right? The rest of the world put him right up there with Peyton and Brady, how dare you not worship him. Who's laughing now?

Posted by: coolbeap | November 1, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Bottom line:
Campbell will never be anything but mediocre at best.
McNabb is a Hall of Famer, but well past his prime.
Rex Grossman is one of the worst QBs in NFL history.
They are all typical Redskins and Danny Boy favorites.

Posted by: jos587 | November 2, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

The reason that the numbers for Campbell and McNabb look the same is that they were both working with the same O-line and receivers. When your line sucks and you only have 1 decent receiver out on a play, your quarterback is always going to look bad.

Posted by: unclelonghair | November 2, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

You conveniently left out the fact that when behind, the skins are getting blitzed against an offensive line that can't pass protect against a 4 man rush in the first place, so when you're down, there's no way in hell you're going to be able to pass protect. How many sacks, knockdowns etc occurred during these 4th quarters. How many dropped passes by this less than average receiving crew?

Make COMPLETE factual arguments before you write something for the WP. Maybe election season and all of the 1% truths that are told (by both sides) has unduly influenced you writing. You gave about 50%, of the story, so comparatively that's great!

Bad reporting! Quit sucking up the Shanahans, they'll throw you under the bus too!

Posted by: Kolchak | November 2, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

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