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McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Posted on: December 1, 2011 6:43 pm
Edited on: December 2, 2011 8:28 am
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McNabb

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

While the Vikings decision to waive Donovan McNabb came as a bit of a surprise, it’s what Donovan McNabb wanted. And after talking it over with coach Leslie Frazier, both sides agreed it was best for both parties to move in different directions.

With Christian Ponder taking over the starting quarterback role last month, McNabb took a seat on the bench and thought about the next step in his career. And ultimately he asked for his release so he could move onto the next phase of it.

“I felt the direction in the way that things were going, it was best for Christian and Joe (Webb) to continue developing to run the offense,” McNabb said on ESPN Thursday evening. “I just wanted to be the guy who tried to add that confidence or that spiritual advice. But I thought the best move for me at this particular point was to move on, clear my head and see what’s next.”

So, he’s not going to retire voluntarily, though it seems there’s a good chance nobody will claim him off the waiver wire. And if nobody wants to sign him, he’ll move on to something else.

“There’s always plan B, but I’m not focused on that right now,” McNabb said. “Clearing the mind and getting the body back where it needs to be is the most important thing. If anything were to happen, I have a career I can look back on and be very excited about it.”

The Bears obviously need some help at the quarterback spot, and though the Texans do as well, it sounds like Houston is not interested in McNabb’s services. Why should a GM look seriously at McNabb, though?

Well, let McNabb tell you.

“You bring a veteran who has great experience to the ball club,” he said. “Athletic ability, a guy who’s not a locker room cancer, a great work ethic and only wants to win. I’m a winner and I’ve proven that.

“Taking time is very important, although I’ve spent enough time resting so to speak in these last couple weeks. I am pretty fresh. But the thing about it is you have to focus your mind on being the guy back out there again.”

Whether anybody puts him in that position again, we’ll have to wait and see.

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Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2011 7:33 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

he said. “Athletic ability..."

Really?  Teams demote/release/cut you because of this "Athletic ability"?  This dude is in greater denial of reality than that overrated blob DT on the lions.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 7:27 pm
 

"I'm a winner and I've proven that."

Sounds like someone's trying to write their own HOF nomination speech!  Won what?  Proven what? McNeverwas hasn't won anything, but has come close many many times.  Well I guess if Jim Kelly can make the Hall, McNeverwillbe can too!



Since: Oct 7, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2011 7:21 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

If football doesn't work for him he can always join up with T.O. and they can do the circut. He made the right decision instead of being made like a fool, do what ever he can to make himself look like a good pick-up. "It’s what Donovan McNabb wanted", He wants to come to Chicago.




Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 7:14 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

His options are...

Retire, Retire or Retire.  Either way, I guess he could still do the Campbells Chunky Soup commercials to pay the bills.   



Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 7:13 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

HOUSTON... we have a problem. McNabb is the answer, NOT JAKE DELHOMME. WTF!?!?



Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 7:10 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

R A V E N S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2011 7:03 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Article title should read "What team does McNabb want to get released from next?"


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