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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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Comments

Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:02 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Rush Limbaugh and the rest of you racist are idiots...sos SHUT TFU

Black QBs arre just a s good and smart as white QBs...

The GM and coaches are the issue they bring in a Black QB and expect him to lead the team to victory with what , NO Offensive Line, No wide receivers ovr 5 ft 10in.

But look at the white QBs, good OL, WRs over 6'2"  etc.

If there were 25 starting black QBs and 7 white Qbs, you would have more black Qbs in the playoffs.  



Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 10:55 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

All these McNabb haters...no one showed this kind of hate for Brett Favre and he was washed up long time ago..

McNabb is far better than Favre and theone thing that Favre has that McNabb does not is a Superbowl and Favre got that just like Rex Grossman and Trent Dilfer-head off the back of his team mates.

MCNabb has been to the playoffs way more times than Favre and deep too. 

Show the man his due...GO DONOVAN....the Redskins could use you...as soon as we FIRE THE SHanahans



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 10:45 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

"Sorry to say this, I don't think he's been that good from the get-go," Limbaugh said. "I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve. The defense carried this team."



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 10:30 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

"Rush Limbaugh was right all along.  "

And with that, all credibility was lost...



Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2011 10:29 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

McNabb 'weighing options'?  And what options would those be?  What type of pizza to order while he sits and home and plays Madden?  It's too bad McNabb's career ended the way it did, but notice that I'm speaking in past tense.  He appears to be a player who's just let himself slip into apathy a bit further and further with each offseason. 



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 10:13 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Twisted.... Insecure about something?
About big fat fattys not learning the offense??  Yes, sure am. 

Wish him nothing but the worst. 

Never liked him. 

Rush Limbaugh was right all along. 




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 9:56 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Houston has a great D, WR, & RB.This team should give Mcnabb some serious consideration.I don't see Delohme getting it done.



Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2011 9:40 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Twisted.... Insecure about something?



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 9:33 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Yates, Clemens and Delhomme all roll-up into one. 
He sure does look that way.

Fat and doesnt bother to read a playbook?  Whats not to like??



Since: Feb 4, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 8:35 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Lol this is pretty funny. I heard the Eagles are lookin for a QB since Vick has broken ribs and Vince Young sucks lmao. Go Hawks!


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