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McNabb, Portis look like goners

Posted on: February 25, 2011 5:08 pm
Edited on: February 25, 2011 5:11 pm
It doesn't sound as if Donovan McNabb and Clinton Portis will be with the Washington Redskins this season. That's not exactly a revelation, but it is news when it's the head coach dropping hints.

That would be Mike Shanahan, who said Friday that after talking to McNabb's agent, Fletcher Smith, the Redskins "would make a decision after the draft which direction we want to go." Later, he acknowledged that he could make a move before the draft, but it's not what he said that matters; it's what he didn't say, and what he didn't say is that McNabb would be with the Redskins in 2011.

And is anyone surprised? After what happened last season it's unfathomable to think that Shanahan or his son, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, would want McNabb back or that McNabb would want to return. While Shanahan acknowledged that he spoke for nearly an hour-and-a-half to Smith, declining to discuss the specifics of their conversation, he also said he has not spoken directly to McNabb.

That tells me something, too. Something like ... adios.
Portis, who turns 30 this year and missed 19 games the past two years, in all likelihood will be released by Washington.That's been in the wind for a while, and Shanahan all but confirmed those suspicions when he said Washington could not afford to carry Portis at his cap figure this season and that something could happen "two days from now ... three days from now." In short, he all but said the Redskins would move on and "let him test the market out."

Translation: Adios.

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth almost surely is a goner, too, but people who know Shanahan tell me he won't cut him; that he would prefer to get something, anything, in a trade for the guy. Owner Daniel Snyder at this year's Super Bowl wouldn't rule out Haynesworth's return, but he's not coaching the team. Shanahan is, and all he said is that Haynesworth must take care of a couple of off-the-field incidents before the Redskins make a move there.  

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:55 pm

McNabb, Portis look like goners

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 1:30 am
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Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2011 1:05 pm

McNabb, Portis look like goners

'Portis still plays for the Skins?'

No, not really.  He just pretends to.  He's outa here!Cool

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2011 12:39 pm

McNabb, Portis look like goners

That actually makes sense. 

I am not really a big fan of Donavan Mcnabb and I would like to have Carson Palmer back in Cincy, but only if he wants to be here.

I could see the Redskins and Daniel Snyder taking on CP's salary and I could even see them giving up their first round pick. Unfortunately though, Mike Brown is too stubborn to even consider it. 

It would actually work out for both teams considering Washington would have a Mike Shanahan type of QB in Palmer and the Bengals would get a competant veteran as well as the draft picks to pick up Mcnabb's eventual replacement. Also the Bengals would still have their #4 overall pick to bring in a stud WR like A.J. Green, a defensive lineman like Nick Fairley, Bowers, or even a CB like Patrick Peterson since Jonathan Joseph will probably leave via free agency. 

What I fear will happen is that Mike Brown will act like a stubborn old Fool, Palmer will retire, and the Bengals upper management to will make no attempts to sign their own free agents.

Leaving the Bengals fans with even more reasons to loathe Brown and the catastrophe of an organization he has created.  

Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2011 12:38 pm

McNabb, Portis look like goners

i could not agree more, palmer would be great for washington and while mcnabb is not what he once was, i believe he still has some to prove. the deal between washington & the bengals would be good for both teams

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2011 10:28 am

McNabb, Portis look like goners

How about this. Palmer and Cincinnati's 2nd rd pick for Mcnabb and the Skins 1st and 3rd this year. Kind of a win-win for both teams. IMO Palmer is the far superior QB, The Skins will be luck to get a 3rd straight up for Mcnabb, so they'll probably have to cut him. Palmer will probably retire if he isnt traded, and there's only a handful of teams that would be willing to take on Palmer salary. Snider wouldnt even blink. Mcnabb comes to Cincy as the gauranteed starter for at least a year (sorry Cincy) leaving them an opportunity to draft a QB high this year and let him sit on the pine and groom behind Mcnabb. These 2 teams could help each other out.

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2011 10:05 am

McNabb, Portis look like goners

McNabb has always been an avg QB, his good years were a product of Reids system. He'll be avg maybe below next year for whatever team he plays for. Portis is washed up, and Haynesworth- good luck getting anyone to take that ridiculous contract on. The Redskins should trade their # 10 pick to Cincinnati for Palmer.

Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2011 5:00 am

McNabb, Portis look like goners

"They are just a horrible organization and the best thing for Portis and McNabb is to go somewhere they will be respected and loved as football players.  McNabb has been a great QB and should end his career, however long it will be, as the champion he is. "

mcnabb? a champion? please show me his ring(s). yeah, none. because he is a choker. he pukes in SBs. he throws his teammates under the bus. he has no idea about the rules. his accuracy is putrid. he is injury prone. he is dumb, can't learn the two minute offense.

and on top of that, he pulls the race card, every time he fucked up and he hears the very well deserved criticism.

Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2011 11:31 pm

McNabb, Portis look like goners

McNabb and Portis should be gone.  Grossman will be fine at qb.  Many qb's are late bloomers, plus for the first time in his NFL career, Grossman's in the same offense with the same play caller for consecutive years.  Grossman won in high school, won in college and has the same SuperBowl record as McNabb.  The 'Skins should use that high pick on someone who can run and catch. 

Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: February 25, 2011 10:57 pm

McNabb, Portis look like goners

They shouldn't be the only ones to be shown the door! They need to get rid of some more players and be smart in the NFL Draft!

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