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McNabb speaks about wristband, Beck, future

Posted on: May 18, 2011 5:52 pm
Edited on: May 19, 2011 10:13 am
D. McNabb (US Presswire)Posted by Andy Benoit

Last week, reports surfaced that Donovan McNabb refused to wear a wristband in his first season as a Redskin. According to the story, McNabb’s pride carried the day on that decision.

McNabb did not respond to the reports…until now. In an interview with Mike Jones of the Washington Post, McNabb declined to say whether he did indeed decline a wristband or not. But he did characterize the anonymous reports as “amazing”.

“For someone who’s so quiet and really just tries to be the best at what I do, and to be a part of the firestorm every offseason, it’s amazing,” McNabb said. “But I never let that affect what I’m doing. I write goals for myself every season and offseason, and I look to achieve those goals, and they really make you stronger mentally and physically. Things are going to be out there negative, out there about you. Everyone’s going to play the hoopla and what-if. But I can only control what I can control. All I can do is make sure I’m ready when the time comes.”

McNabb was also asked about John Beck boldly saying he plans to be the starter in Washington.
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“John is a great guy. He does a great job preparing himself,” he said. “I’ve known him since he was about 16 years old. I’ve trained with him in Arizona, he went to BYU. He’s done a great job, and I’m sure he’s taking on that role because he’s kind of been given the position, so to speak. He’ll do a good job if that was to happen. But whatever the situation is – if I’m here, if I’m elsewhere -- I’m gonna be ready to go.”

McNabb is not sure where he’ll play in 2011. He intimated that he likes the city of D.C. but, reading between the lines, it’s apparent that McNabb himself is, well, also capable of reading between the lines.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:15 pm

McNabb speaks about wristband, Beck, future

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 11:34 am
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Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: May 31, 2011 9:08 am

McNabb speaks about wristband, Beck, future

I dont agree with that because Moss still had a 1000 yd season quietly. We might not have a huge downfield threat but with the recievers that we do have, the ball still gets through the air. (lets try to forget about Galloways HUGE drops on this one) I'm not trying to take anything away from McNabb but he has never been accurate but it worked in Philly and Reid basically worked around that by gettin a player like Westbrook. Gibbs' offense may have been boring but if you look actually look at the record, we were contending for a spot in the post season almost every year with basically the same recieving core we have now. During that era, we had a top 10 defense every year and last year we were 31??????? I know Sean taylor was a beast of a man but jeez, 21 spots??? I miss Greg Williams and our *safe* offense now .....

Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2011 5:00 am

McNabb speaks about wristband, Beck, future

the only probelm in washington is mike s., the qb was not your probelm is was no one to throw to.

Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:54 pm

McNabb speaks about wristband, Beck, future

DMc5........"body of work"...... 1 for 5 in NFC Championship games-yet, he was NOT labeled as "can't win the big one".  WHY NOT?  Five (I think) interceptions in the Super Bowl vs NE.  NO MVP awards.  The former "ultimate weapon"...needs to bow out now.   The pinheads have been making excuses for him for years.  As for the wristband...maybe he needs "cue cards" like Auburn uses.

Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 3:33 pm

McNabb speaks about wristband, Beck, future

    Yeah, the title for the article is misleading....someone should remind Andy Benoit that it is not the Enquirer or the Star.

    McNabb is all class in his response. He's a good man.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2011 1:20 pm

McNabb speaks about wristband, Beck, future

This is a pointless article. The article's title made it sound like McNabb had something bad to say about Beck. But after reading this article we know that Beck and McNabb are friends. As for the wristband...well Benoit...if you are going to mention something in the first paragraph it's your duty to talk about it in depth later on. What is the significance of the wristband? Sloppy should be ashamed of the job did on this article...I know I am.

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 12:26 pm

McNabb speaks about wristband, Beck, future

I don't get all the angst for McNabb?
The guy's never started any verbal spats he's been the subject of, and if he does respond, his responses are so mello compared to the pure negative bs spewed against him that they don't even compare.

When he was leading the Eagles to NFC Championship games, the Eagles receivers were fair to good compared to what they presently have in quality.
If McNabb landed on the right team, I bet he can still toss the rock to victory.
I think he'd be a great fit on the Vikings until they can get Ponder up to speed.

I've never liked Shanahan, the guy's always seemed to be arrogant in his mindset.

Whatever happens with McNabb, I think all the negativity shown towards him is unwarranted.

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2011 11:40 am

McNabb speaks about wristband, Beck, future

McNabb is a veteran with a very impressive resume. Beck is, currently, a nobody. So McNabb is correct if that is his implication: Beck has not exactly earned the starting job due to his incredible play, he's being given it due to whatever can explain the wackiness going on in Washington.

I'm not an Eagles, Skins, or McNabb fan...but it is pretty astounding the amount of crap thrown at this guy every year in the media and by people around him. He's been to many NFC championships and a Super Bowl. I know he didn't win one, but his resume is trumped by only a few (i.e. Brady, Manning, Rapelisberger) QBs in the league. He's also conducted himself with class through all the mud-slinging. I'm not sure why he's a target, but he generally attracts the rage of some pretty non-credible clowns (T.O., Rush Limbaugh, etc.)

Philly fans never seem to consider that maybe, outside McNabb, their Eagles simply were not a Super Bowl caliber winning team. It's not an insult, as that applies to usually 30 teams every year.

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 11:38 am

McNabb speaks about wristband, Beck, future

GoBlues, you gotta admit, Peyton choked in his last SB game and in the first he was playing rex grossman #enoughsaid

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