McNabb Attempts to Soften The Blow
Donovan McNabb softened his original comments when asked about his controversial statement that he made during Super Bowl week on ESPN about former teammate and adversary Terrell Owens.
McNabb spoke to the Philadelphia media for the first time on Saturday since those comments were made.
The comment that got McNabb going was when Owens was asked (also on ESPN) if the Eagles would be better off if Brett Favre was the quarterback.
Owens' response was "Yes."
When asked about this during Super Bowl week, McNabb blurted out this statement about Owens' remarks.
"It was definitely a slap in the face to me.," McNabb said. "Because as deep as people won't go into it, it was black-on-black crime."
Sure that is a figure of speech, but with all the people who have to live through seeing crime on a daily basis, it was not the most advised sentence that McNabb could have uttered.
Finally when asked about the comments on Saturday, McNabb replied.
"Everyone heard exactly what I said, they understood what I said. If they didn't like it, I'm sorry." he said.
That's not a retraction, but it was better than his original statement which basically suggested that if people didn't like what he said, that was their problem.
Either way, McNabb's interview during Super Bowl week or his work today at the podium weren't two of his finer moments.