Garcia's brutal honesty
Quarterback Jeff Garcia made a brief appearance today on the Dan Patrick Show on ESPN radio, and when asked by Patrick what the outlook was for this fall's anticipated quarterback derby, Garcia said the following:
"If there's one guy who has the inside track, I would assume it's Chris Simms. He has started the most games (with the Bucs) of any of the quarterbacks who are coming back. But as far as that's concerned, I don't think he's shown enough to hold that position to himself. It's an open competition."
Now, we're not suggesting that Garcia is wrong. Anyone who watched Simms play the first three games of 2006 would surely agree. But, man, that was a rough way to put it. Guess sometimes the truth stings a little.
Garcia reiterated that his decision to leave Philadelphia stemmed largely from the Eagles' reluctance to allow Garcia to compete with Donovan McNabb for the starting job.
"I was told that," Garcia said. "That was pretty much the situation. There was no way around that."