Tag:Donovan McNabb
Posted on: January 28, 2011 1:16 pm
Edited on: January 28, 2011 2:38 pm

Hot Routes 1.28.11 Pro Bowl tidbits

Hot Routes

Posted by Andy Benoit

Amazing stat: the Packers have a chance to become the first team in 48 years to go an entire season without trailing by more than seven at any point.

Reggie Wayne took his fellow Colts wideouts with him to Hawaii

The Raiders have hired their former offensive lineman Steve Wisniewski as an assistant offensive line coach. In a press release announcing the move, Wisniewski, who wore the silver and black from 1989-2001, was referred to as a “Raider legend”.

Ken Whisenhunt confirmed what many have long speculated: he wants to interview assistants on both Super Bowl teams (mainly Steelers, we’ll assume) before choosing a new defensive coordinator. 

Tampa has reason to believe that its upcoming October bid for the 2015 Super Bowl will be successful. 

Packers personnel legend Ron Wolf offers praise for Ted Thompson.

Noted Chiefs fan Tony DiPardo passed away this week at the age of 98.

Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com believes the Eagles want to appoint Packers secondary coach Darren Perry to their defensive coordinator position. (That could explain why the job has remained vacant for nearly two weeks.)

Donovan McNabb will serve as a guest analysts for ESPN during Super Bowl week.

A suite for Super Bowl XLV costs $163,000 – and it’s on the 30-yard-line, no less!

It’s very likely the Bucs will look to draft a defensive end.

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Posted on: January 21, 2011 2:47 pm

Odds on who will be Cards next QB

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Arizona Republic has come up with an interesting way to determine who will be the Cardinals starting quarterback next season.

After the disaster of last season – Derek Anderson, Max Hall and John Skelton all spent some time at starting QB – the Cardinals undoubtedly will be looking for a way to upgrade that position this offseason.

The newspaper has come up with (for-entertainment-purposes-only) odds to try to figure out who will take over next season, and there are some intriguing names on that list.

Including Ravens backup QB Marc Bulger (2-to-1), Denver's Kyle Orton (8-1), Philadelphia's Kevin Kolb (15-1), Washington's Donovan McNabb (150-1) and former Titans QB Vince Young (1,000-1). Interestingly, the paper believes one of three rookies who have declared for the draft – Cam Newton, Ryan Mallett and Blaine Gabbert – has a better chance of starting at 70-1 than Hall does at 100-1.

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Posted on: January 12, 2011 12:44 pm
Edited on: January 12, 2011 12:47 pm

Hot Routes 1.12.11 coaches fighting SNOW!?

Hot Routes

Posted by Andy Benoit

Former Bengals bust Peter Warrick is joining Cincinnati Commandos, an indoor football club where, we believe, all the players eschew underwear.

The unattractive Seahawks-Bears matchup (unattractive by divisional round playoff standards) is hurting ticket brokers in Chicago.

In his introductory press conference, Ron Rivera said the Panthers defense would remain a 4-3. (Rivera ran a 3-4 in San Diego but a 4-3 in Chicago.)

Bucs special teams coach Rich Bisaccia is jumping ship to San Diego. The Bucs replaced him with former fringe journeyman Dwayne Stukes.

Because of the snow in Atlanta, Mike Smith and some of his colleagues have turned the Falcons’ Flowery Branch headquarters into their personal residence.

Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter touted his head coaching experience during his interview with the Broncos. (The former Boise State head coach is obviously familiar with leading a Broncos team.)

Aaron Rodgers, who notched his first playoff win this past Sunday, said there never was a monkey on his back.

The Raiders are holding one of their near-annual head coaching searches.

After Drew Brees won it last year, Matt Hasselbeck is looking to take the “Best Postgame Celebration Photo With Your Kid” title for 2011.

Vernon Davis would love for Donovan McNabb to be a 49er.

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Posted on: January 11, 2011 9:58 am

Snyder on worst money spent: 'You all know'

Posted by Will Brinson

Over the past six months (or so), we've written 277 post (or so) about the Washington Redskins. They're full of the crazy and it results in a lot of blogging. 

A lot of that crazy might come from owner Dan Snyder, who was part of a candid D.C. Sports Leaders Summit (or, to be more precise: An Event in Which Washington Sports Owners Answered Questions for Reporters) on Tuesday morning, where he spoke kind of candidly about the worst money he's ever spent.

"I don't have to answer this, you all know," Snyder said, per Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post.

Okay, so that's not so much candid as it is vague, but it's pretty obvious that what Snyder is telling the fans and reporters is "I wasted a TON of money on Albert Haynesworth and I'd really appreciate it if you didn't bring it up again."

Either that or he knows that the Redskins are picking up Donovan McNabb's option in 2011 and is just refusing to tell anyone.

Also interesting was that Snyder said that the Redskins would not participate in HBO's "Hard Knocks" because it would be too much of a distraction.

"My impression is when you see that Hard Knocks," Snyder said, via Steinberg. "It's almost like you're creating a situation where the coaches, knowing there's a camera in that room, are acting. And as an owner, as a fan, you really want them to work, go get that work done and coach up the team and win. And I think it's a distraction."

Which is probably accurate, just not any different from normal Redskins training camp, except for the cameras taking everything public instead of reporters.

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Posted on: January 6, 2011 5:30 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2011 5:31 pm

Campbell says he was Redskins 'scapegoat'

J. Campbell said he was Washington's scapegoat before he left for Oakland (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Not surprisingly, Raiders QB Jason Campbell, coming off a decently-successful season in Oakland, doesn’t look back on his time with the Redskins especially fondly. Or, you know, you could say he’s actually pretty bitter about the whole thing.

In fact, he told Washington-based blog Mr. Irrelevant that he was the team’s scapegoat.

“That last season I put up really good numbers, and my star running back was out,” Campbell told the blog. “Clinton Portis was out for most of the season. Then Ladell Betts came in and got hurt. We lost Chris Samuels. We lost our right guard and our right tackle.

“So you’re still out there fighting hard in every game … and there were a lot of close games we should’ve won.

“The fact that I was the scapegoat for all of that, it really stung a little bit. It was tough.”

Campbell also had this to say about his former boss, owner Daniel Snyder.

“I was always trying to put my heart into everything (the Redskins) did. The owner or whatever it was, the owner was always pointing the finger at me. It was always like people were out to get me.”

Campbell has a point (though he does come off a bit paranoid). In 2009, he threw for 3,618 yards, 20 TDs and 15 INTs, and he had the best statistical stats of his career. But Redskins coach Mike Shanahan couldn’t get him out of D.C. fast enough, and at first, it did sound like a good plan (who wouldn’t basically trade Campbell for Donovan McNabb at that point?).

But Campbell has the last laugh. Sort of. Sure, he doesn’t have a head coach at the moment, even if the Raiders are coming off an 8-8 season. Of course, he also doesn’t play for a team whose top quarterback currently is Rex Grossman.

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Posted on: January 4, 2011 5:26 pm

Browns will interview Rams O-coordinator Shurmur

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that the Browns on Thursday will interview Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur to fill Eric Mangini’s old job.

This latest news shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the relationships Shurmur has with the Browns front office.

As the paper points out, Shurmur spent seven seasons as the Eagles quarterback coach (during a time frame in which Donovan McNabb made three Pro Bowls) and he got to know current Cleveland GM Tom Heckert quite well. Also, Shurmur’s uncle was former NFL defensive coordinator Fritz Shurmer, who worked for team president Mike Holmgren.

Another positive for Shurmur: the impressive season that No. 1 pick Sam Bradford just accomplished in leading what was expected to be a last-place Rams squad to the verge of the playoffs (sure, it was in the NFC West, but you get my point).

Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg also are supposedly on the Browns interviewee list.

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Posted on: December 28, 2010 4:30 pm

Now, McNabb agrees with his agent (huh?)

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Frankly, it’s hard to get through a shift these days without posting the latest development between Redskins QB Donovan McNabb, his agent Fletcher Smith, and Washington coaches Mike Shanahan and Kyle Shanahan.

So, here’s the latest.

On his weekly radio show today, McNabb basically said he backed his agent’s statement (which can be found here) from last week. This comes even though he said last week there were portions of that statement with which he disagreed. Today, though, it was all about supporting Smith and his thoughts.

"When I read the whole thing, I didn't see nothing wrong with it," said McNabb, who didn’t see the statement until after it had been released. “He put his thoughts into the whole deal, not Donovan's thoughts."

McNabb still maintains he won’t ask for his release in the offseason, despite the fact he was not on last week’s 45-man active roster. In fact, he actually wants to stay in Washington.

"Would I like to be the quarterback here? Yes, absolutely," he said said on ESPN 980 this afternoon, via the Washington Post. "Things would obviously have to change. Relationships would have to be better. Conversations would have to be better."

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Posted on: December 26, 2010 7:24 pm

McNabb denies report that he wants out of D.C.

Posted by Will Brinson

On Sunday, a report emerged that Donovan McNabb wanted out of Washington. This is the least shocking thing in the world, since he was replaced as the starter by Rex Grossman and spending his days as the third-string quarterback for the Redskins.

However, after Grossman ran his lifetime record against the Jacksonville Jaguars to 4-0 on Sunday, McNabb told CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco that there was no truth to that report and that he's content in D.C.

"I don’t know where that came from," McNabb told CBSSports.com. "I know nothing about it."

When informed that McNabb would be the "only one" who would know about the report, the quarterback agreed, but reaffirmed the denial.

"That's right," he said. "And I don't know anything about it."

McNabb might claim to know nothing about his own publicly-expressed desire to get out of the Redskins organization, but the truth is that he'd be insane to want to hang around, given the way he's been treated by the organization (regardless of how he's played).

Of course, that doesn't mean he'd want to tell everyone in the world he hates Washington, particularly when, if they became really desperate, the Redskins could still pick up his $10 million option for 2011. 

That seems unlikely, and it's all but guaranteed that McNabb will be shopped for the second-straight offseason after the NFL wraps up its year, but it doesn't mean you'll see a guy like McNabb publicly admit his sincere distaste for his current situation.

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