CANTON, OH - AUGUST 8: Stephen McGee #7 of the Dallas Cowboys breaks a tackle attempt by Frostee Rucker #92 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium on August 8, 2010 in Canton, Ohio. The Cowboys defeated the Bengals 16-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Third string quarterback Stephen McGee didn’t post any remarkable statistics in Sunday night’s 16-7 victory over Cincinnati, going 12 of 22 for 116 yards, but then, the coaches didn’t really expect him to; or more accurately, they don’t care all that much about the statistics.
Coaches are far more interested in McGee’s decision-making. He has something of a reputation for balking at crucial moments, of second-guessing himself in pressure situations. That is, he is a smart kid in the film room, but he has some trouble translating this knowledge to success on the field.
Considering, it’s no great wonder that coaches saw some upside in his performance on Sunday night.
“Things didn’t come up clean all the time. He had to kind of get out of dodge with some throws and also using his feet when things weren’t blocked up properly or they were bringing extra guys. I thought he handled that well. He had good poise and good presence throughout the game.”
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