Hugh Douglas thinks Donovan can lead on the field, but in the locker room, he can't get in anyone's face:
"The thing that Donovan needs — it's been proven, especially this year
— he needs other people to lead," Douglas told WIP-AM (610). "He's not
a leader. He doesn't want to lead. He is the leader on the field as a
quarterback; he isn't a team leader. He needs a good supporting cast."
When contacted by the Philadelphia Inquirer later Tuesday, Douglas
said, "In order to be a leader, you have to be in people's face; if
that is what you think, he isn't that guy. Donovan will lead on the
football field, and if you need him to give a Vince Lombardi speech, he
Perhaps the best thing to come out of the MSNBC article is Sheldon Brown stepping up and going after Hugh a bit:
"To me, that is disrespecting guys he played
with," Brown told the newspaper. "How can you say guys like Brian
Dawkins or Jon Runyan aren't leaders? It's a comment that doesn't speak
fairly to guys we have in the locker room, and I think that is just
don't care what Hugh says," Brown said. "Quite frankly, the guys I am
playing with I trust, and I trust the leaders we have. I am around them
every day, and Hugh isn't around them every day."
It seems like football players are tearing into other players when it really doesn't matter. No offense to Hugh Douglas, but he is no longer a football player, no longer a team mate of Donovan. It's nice to see one of Donovan's team mates stick up for the team and number 5. Sheldon Brown, if he isn't already, will be a leader.