Anyone agree with Simmons?
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07-15-2005, 02:13 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
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What I think is overrated is the notion that taking away the can-opener from McCabe had any impact whatsoever on his play.
1. He still does it sometimes.
2. Even when it was "allowed" (although technically it never was) he only did it once every two or three games. It's not like he used it on every single play.
3. It's not like the can-opener actually improved his play. It's just a stupid stick move to catch guys off balance and knock them down. It's not like it provides any great advantage.
4. Losing his spot on the PP to Svehla and being paired with Lumme all year did far more to hinder McCabe's performance then the stupid can-opener ever did.
the point was that McCabe struggled through the first half of that season because he lacked the mental capacity to change to the stricter enforcement of the rules. When the refs backed off, his game improved.
regardless McCabe is not a thinking man's dman that's for sure. He is way over rated by Leaf fans.
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