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McNabb: '2011′s gonna be a special season'

Posted on: June 22, 2011 2:03 pm
Edited on: June 22, 2011 2:11 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

If you had to pick one word to describe Donovan McNabb's 2010 season with the Washington Redskins, you probably wouldn't pick "special."

Perhaps "disastrous," "nightmarish," "hellacious" or "miserable" might come to mind, not "special." But the likely-to-be-ex-Skins quarterback thinks the coming season is going to be "different" and, in fact, "special."

"2011 is different than 2010," McNabb said via NFL.com. "For those who wanna sit back and dwell on what happened last year, so be it. But 2011′s gonna be a special season. A season in which I feel that I've prepared myself well — not just conditioning and strengthwise, but most importantly getting back to the fundamentals. And I look to display that in the 2011 season.

"And for those who feel like it can’t be possible: I'll prove you wrong."
McNabb's nightmare year

The first thing that strikes me about McNabb's statement is that he a) thinks/knows he'll be gone from Washington in 2011 and b) that he thinks/knows he'll get a pretty good shot to start come 2011 with a team that needs a quarterback.

Maybe I'm reaching there, and maybe McNabb is simply being optimistic about his chances to bounce back in a new opportunity. But given that he thinks he'll "prove [people] wrong" and almost knows that he'll end up in a specific opportunity that will give him a chance at redemption, you have to think he has an idea of where he might play next season.

Which is really weird, considering there's been VERY little talk about teams want to ink McNabb in the coming year.

All that speculation aside, though, can McNabb actually redeem himself in 2011 and prove people wrong? (Or, perhaps, prove Bruce Allen right?)

It's certainly possible, especially if he ends up in the right situation (handing off to Adrian Peterson, in a hypothetical example), but unless a greater market for McNabb materializes as we -- hopefully! -- get closer to having free agency and a full season, it seems unlikely that he'll end up in a better spot than he was to start last year.

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Since: Sep 18, 2010
Posted on: June 24, 2011 11:29 am
 

McNabb: '2011′s gonna be a special season'

Maybe I am a bit fuzzy, but I dont remember any standout receivers on the Redskins core.  Santanna Moss is great, and Chris Cooley is an awesome TE, but I think thats it for the receiving threats of the skins.  Not to mention having to resort to a 3rd string RB by the end of the season due to injuries to both Portis (as if we didnt see that coming) and Torain.  But now the skins have beefed up their backfield, and they are probably eyeing some prospects to support their receiving core.  To conclude, Mcnabb is a great passer when he has options to work with.  Even if he doesnt re-sign with the skins, I would love to see him go to the vikes, Jags, or even the Cards to resurge his carreer.  Those teams are all lacking a good QB, and in the instance of the vikes and jags; they have rookie QBs that could be studs in the long run under the right mentoring.  And if you think Mcnabb isnt a good vet to mentor under I would point out that Kolb maybe the most sought after FA QB this year, and Vicks comeback is in part the mentoring of McNabb. 

-written by the McNabb Booster Club 2011.



Since: Feb 22, 2007
Posted on: June 24, 2011 11:13 am
 

McNabb: '2011′s gonna be a special season'

Ben Roethlisberger is a stronger pocker passer (2005/2008). Can't run though.

Just because he doesn't look good doing it doesn't mean he can't run.  He's not just a pump fake, he actually moves very well for a big guy.  Maybe if you watched a game instead of just looking at his running stats (obviously skewed because of sacks) you'd have a different opinion.



Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2011 9:51 am
 

McNabb: '2011′s gonna be a special season'

Just like the kids that ride the short bus, "special"




Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2011 4:11 am
 

McNabb: '2011′s gonna be a special season'

Whatever you may say about how good/not so good McNabb is/was, the fact remains that the Shanahans changed their story multiple times about why they pulled McNabb from the game against the Lions.  The only story from last season that were more surrealistic was the soap opera that happened with Randy Moss/Brad Chillingsworth/the Vikings. 



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2011 4:10 am
 

McNabb: '2011′s gonna be a special season'

Whatever you may say about how good/not so good McNabb is/was, the fact remains that the Shanahans changed their story multiple times about why they pulled McNabb from the game against the Lions.  The only story from last season that were more surrealistic was the soap opera that happened with Randy Moss/Brad Chillingsworth/the Vikings. 



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 8:21 pm
 

McNabb: '2011′s gonna be a special season'

DM5 was disrespected because of his play. regardless what he has done in the past it is a "what have you done for me lately league" And he did not do diddly. the coach and the OC are not trying to win popularity contests. They are there to do a job and do what is best for the team and DM5 was not the solution. I do understan that he was not sorounde by talent but if you put Joe montana in the same situation he would excel. That is what great QB's do. rise to the level and lead there teams. He may have done this before but not here.. I still believe he is overated.. my opinion..
Actually take Montana's seasons with the Chiefs and compare them with the McNabb's with the Redskins, very comparable

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Mo

ntana#Career_statistics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donova

n_McNabb#NFL_year-by-year_statistic

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Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: June 23, 2011 6:39 pm
 

McNabb: '2011′s gonna be a special season'

Last year McNabb was on pace for the single season passing yardage with the Deadskins until he got pulled.

Donovan McNabb averaged 259.77 through 13 starts (finishing the year with 3377) for a projected 4156.32 yards.
The NFL single season passing record is 5,084 yards.

Donovan McNabb was well short of the pace to break any NFL records.
Unless you meant the Washington Redskin's single season passing record held by Jay Schroeder that had 4,109 passing yards in the 1986 season.

If that was the case, sure.






Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: June 23, 2011 4:46 pm
 

McNabb: '2011′s gonna be a special season'

DM5 was disrespected because of his play. regardless what he has done in the past it is a "what have you done for me lately league" And he did not do diddly. the coach and the OC are not trying to win popularity contests. They are there to do a job and do what is best for the team and DM5 was not the solution. I do understan that he was not sorounde by talent but if you put Joe montana in the same situation he would excel. That is what great QB's do. rise to the level and lead there teams. He may have done this before but not here.. I still believe he is overated.. my opinion..


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