McNabb takes issue with Rice's fumbles

McNabb takes issue with Rice's fumbles
July 10, 2013, 4:30 pm
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The Ravens have forgiven running back Ray Rice for his playoff fumbles. Donovan McNabb has not.

Now an analyst with NFL Network, McNabb criticized Rice for being fumble-prone during a segment on the network. After fumbling just once during the 2012 regular season, Rice fumbled three times during the playoffs - twice against the Colts, and once during the Super Bowl against the 49ers.

“Ray Rice we know is a Pro Bowler that can make big plays for you, but he has a tendency of fumbling the ball entirely too much,’’ said McNabb, who played most of his career with the Eagles. “So expect for Bernard Pierce to step up and really be that guy.”

You might call McNabb an expert on the subject. He fumbled 95 times during his 13-year career.

Rice has been terrific with ball-security during the regular season, fumbling just seven times over his five-year career. However, the playoffs have been a different story. Rice has fumbled six times in 11 career playoff games, losing three of them.

Expect Rice to be asked about McNabb’s comments at a future date. Do not expect Rice and McNabb to have dinner together anytime soon.

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