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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
 
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: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Metman

Lets see....we have most of you morons badmouthing a once prolific QB....Fantasy wise he was a beast for several years which is of great importance for any REAL football fan....He has been to 4...count them 4 NFC championship games....Marino(the greatest QB ever) went to 1....the Bears would be 10 times better with DM than Calib whatever his name is and Andre Johnson will be worth actual value in Fantasy....u people need to wake up....Donavan still has some gas....give him time and he is Vick only smarter
It's not badmouthing Metman, he's just not that good anymore, it happens to most everyone once they pass their prime.  Nobody calls the Marino the best ever and the only reason he's in the Top 10 discussion is because he shattered statistical records right and left. McNabb has done nothing of the sorts. He was a nice player at one time.  He was never great.  Most analysts will readily admit that.  Most also recognize that he's overrated by some and overcriticized by others.  He simply just didn't stand out or make clutch plays like a superstar and his inconsistency may have been his most notable characteristic.  Helping his team get to the NFC championship game 4 times is note worthy, but it's not HOF worthy in itself.  He was what he was and now he's in the twilight of his career.  I don't understand the McNabb defense unless somebody is tearing him to shreds.



Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:40 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Bears fan here.....we'll take him. He's better then Kaleb Hennepin or whatever his name is!



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:31 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Sad thing here is that Philly could really use Donovan right now, he would do better than Vick and way better than Vince Young.



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:27 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

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McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Houston should steer clear of McNabb. Why not sign David Garrad


Gerrard is recovering from back surgery




Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:24 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Nobody cares what McNabb has to say.  Well, Minnesota didn't care 'cause if he was worth a darn as a QB mentor, he was in the perfect situation in Minnesota with C Ponder.  Fact is, McNabb doesn't care about mentoring anyone. He cares a whole bunch about himself, oh yeah, and his mother's soup... whatever. get lost Donovan, once and for all.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:23 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

I think Mcnab has some left. And the Favre haters out there should quiet down a little. He almost made the Superbowl too even after many had written him off. He even had a season with decent numbers to justify it in Minnesota.

I think the Eagles would be better with him still too.

But hey this is Pro sports and they want results today not tomorrow.

Houston could bennefit the most but Chicago is more likely.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:21 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Houston should steer clear of McNabb. Why not sign David Garrad? 
 



Since: Jun 27, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:13 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

5 NFC championships, Joe Montana is the best QB ever.



Since: Oct 6, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 9:53 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

WHY!!! don't these guys just retire already your killing the game look at Green Bay the opportunity was always there but the selfishness of Favre held back the better of this team.  Please McNabb don't do the same just retire already.  He had his good years and now its time for him to say "i just can't compete the way i did, my legs are not what they used to be and i can no longer throw the deep passes or accurate passes as i did'  leave now before you become another Favre. 



Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 9:53 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Houston would probably be the best place for him to land as a backup because he can provide the insight many of those players and coaches don't have regarding the playoffs, he's been there a lot.  He can be like the extra coach that Kubiak needs as they head into the post season for the first time. 


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