Remembering Freddie Mitchell’s 4th and 26 Catch Against Green Bay
With the Green Bay Packers travelling to Philadelphia this weekend for a Wild Card match-up, we remember the last time these two teams met in the playoffs. Specifically, the 4th and 26th pass from Donovan McNabb to Freddie Mitchell with about a minute left in the game.
This was Freddie Mitchell’s one moment in the sun. The former first round pick was never able to crack the starting lineup in Philadelphia and was cut after the 2005 season.
If you ask any Eagles fan, they would most certainly remember Mitchell as a draft bust who made one or two memorable plays in his career, but was a lot more talk than action. Tim MacManus of Philadelphia Sports Daily recently wrote about Mitchell’s memories of that 4th and 26th play.
You know that play is a love-hate play for me because that was the first time they threw to me the whole friggin’ game. I was blocking my ass off doing everything it took, doing the stuff that society doesn’t recognize.
That whole year sucked for me, and the next year sucked even more. But anyway…
I actually had to go tell the coaches that I was wide open and to throw me the ball. The coaches literally had to talk into Donovan’s headset and tell him I was wide open and to throw it to me.
You can read the entire piece by Tim MacManus at Philadelphia Sports Daily. I’d recommend checking it out. It’s truly one of the most delusional things I’ve ever read.by