I think so.
So do the numbers. The left leaning SLATE seems to, as well.

“I don’t know anyone who would call Brad Johnson one of the best quarterbacks in pro football—which is how McNabb is often referred to. In fact, I don’t know anyone who would call Brad Johnson, on the evidence of his 10-year NFL career, much more than mediocre. Yet, Johnson’s NFL career passer rating, as of last Sunday, is 7.3 points higher than McNabb’s (84.8 to 77.5), he has completed his passes at a higher rate (61.8 percent to 56.4 percent), and has averaged significantly more yards per pass (6.84 to 5.91). McNabb excels in just one area, running, where he has gained 2,040 yards and scored 14 touchdowns to Johnson’s 467 and seven. But McNabb has also been sacked more frequently than Johnson—more than once, on average, per game, which negates much of the rushing advantage.

In other words, in just about every way, Brad Johnson has been a more effective quarterback than McNabb and over a longer period. “

Those excellent points aside, perhaps the biggest point, in all of this….In a leauge where teams are punished for hiring coaches of the wrong color, how can we argue that over-protecting someone of a particular race isn’t happening? And, finally, let’s consider this episode in light of the treatment by the press of one Dusty Baker.

Update 01/26/05:

I stand by the above comments, despite the recent successful Eagles season. As reinforcement for my statement, I would suggest to you that a look at the Falcons game is exactly what I’m talking about. Philly has gotten where they ware beause they’re a TEAM of people. As such the indiviudal’s talent is a bit less important. Vick of the Falcons found himself playing alone. As such, his team lost, even though as an individual player, Vick was by far more effective.

So it has been with McNab, all along.  the numbers for McNab still tell the story, as I said when this post first went up.

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