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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: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Black QB vs. White QB

Who gives a flying f@@@ what color the guy is? If he can lead an offense, let him play. I'm tired of all this Black vs. White garbage. I would love to have McNabb here in Houston rather than Jake Delhomme- PERIOD! Gary Kubiak... ARE YOU LISTENING?



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:05 pm
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Here's an option work on Favre's farm!


OUCH!!!




Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:52 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Wow, Minnesota is becoming the place where Qbs go to die. 



Since: Mar 11, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:51 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Retire Donovan.



Since: Jul 15, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:34 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Hey douche bag he knew there was an overtime period as he has played in several OT games before.  What he didnt know is that a game could end in a tie if the OT ended without anyone scoring.  Something he still should have known but your statement is rediculous, like he didnt know there was overtime....wow!!



Since: Jul 15, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:30 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

You dont know if he's better than Yates or not, Yates has only played one half of one game.  I'll take Yates right now over a washed up McNabb!!  The rest of the league will be introduced to Yates this weekend as he rolls the Falcons outta town.



Since: Sep 27, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:29 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Here's an option work on Favre's farm!



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:26 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

It sure is obvious that McNabb was not that good? Just look at the Eagles thrive without him looks like they are going to be tough to handle in the playoffs. Look how well Desean Jackson has progressed and matured under a real leader like Michael Vick. Look how little turmoil there is with this team since he left. His leaving has really settled things down in Philly.
Nice headline too, McNabb weigh his options, his only option is to wait and see who claims him off waivers. He may not have much left in the tank but like Brett Favre was he is still a better option than quite a few of the QB's starting in the league right now. If you think he is not going to get picked up by someone you should not be allowed to write a sports related article again. That sentence really shows your ignorance when it comes to the sport.



Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:22 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Drafted by and played great for the Eagles. Traded to Washington and then traded to the Vikings. Released by the Vikings. All this adds up to being DONE IN THE NFL. You can say what you want but his time has past.




Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:03 am
 

McNabb clearing head and seeing what's next

Did anyone see the interview he did yesterday? He said the reason he wasn't successful in Washington and Minnesota is because he didn't have the right people around him and his teammates weren't committed to winning.


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