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Old 04-01-2012, 12:00 PM   #106
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Re: Was McNabb misused in Minnesota also?

McNabb has always been well polished and the consummate politician. He has a way of never taking any blame for his failings and letting others do so.
Biting his tongue.....hardly
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:44 PM   #107
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Casey Rabach on the Shanahans, Donovan McNabb and egos - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post

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You know, all I wanted to do was win football games,” Rabach said. “That’s all I wanted to do. So anything that would have helped...put us in a better position to win football games, yeah, you definitely hope that. There’s definitely some strong egos in the NFL, and there [were] three of the strongest egos right there in Redskins Park. So it’s hard to fit all that together, and build a cohesion in such a short time. But definitely wish it would have went the other way.”............I mean, that’s a tough one to answer,” Rabach replied. “Because Donovan knows what his strengths are. And were they using all his strengths to the fullest? No. But then again, we go back to that give-and-take, on both sides. Donovan’s got to understand that what he did in Philly for 12 years ain’t gonna be the same thing he was gonna do on another team. I think he was used in some [ways] very good, but I think there could have been some more give on each side.”.........................On McNabb going public with his critique: “Each player has his own way of dealing with it. Donovan definitely had more downs than his ups when he was with us in Washington, and there was hard feelings I think coming out of there....I think Donovan’s just a very truthful guy. I think he has very strong feelings and is not afraid to express them, ever. I think Donovan just wants to have his story heard. I think he was pretty quiet about the whole situation as it was going on. He was trying to put the team first and didn’t really want to air his dirty laundry at the time. Now it’s his time to come out with his side of the story.”

On the sour coach-quarterback relationship: “I think they asked Donovan to do a lot of things that he wasn’t comfortable with, and it was never a give-and-take kind of relationship. It was Mike and Kyle’s way, and only that way. I think Donovan wanted to change a few things to his strengths, and do things he knew he was good at. Mike and Kyle had one way of doing it, and Donovan had another way of doing it, and they just butted heads, and nobody was gonna give.”
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:40 PM   #108
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McNabb needs to try out for a Canadian Football League team. His NFL career is practically over. Unless Andy Reid brings McNabb back to Philly to be a back up QB, I don't see him playing in the NFL again.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:25 PM   #109
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I'm having a scary thought now.

Maybe Philly fans know what they're talking about.



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Old 04-02-2012, 02:27 PM   #110
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McNabb needs to try out for a Canadian Football League team. His NFL career is practically over. Unless Andy Reid brings McNabb back to Philly to be a back up QB, I don't see him playing in the NFL again.
If he really wants to salvage some public spotlight, he NEEDS to re-unite with Terrell Owens on the Allen Wranglers.

I'm being completely serious. It would be a circus worth at least checking out.

It's working for T.O.

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Old 04-02-2012, 04:30 PM   #111
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I think fans' petty grudge toward DM is far more pathetic than his grudge about the Shanahans. It was handled poorly on both ends but ultimately the HEAD COACH is given the title of HEAD COACH for a reason.

The best way to move past Mike's mistakes, which are mostly a product of his ego, is to start winning. That said if the offensive scheme doesn't "click" with RGIII at the helm and we continue to see, say, McNabb type of results there will be, and deservedly so, signficant criticism of this little family adventure the Skins are on.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:06 PM   #112
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I think fans' petty grudge toward DM is far more pathetic than his grudge about the Shanahans.
My thoughts exactly. I still don't understand why people get so emotional over athletes. DM5 seems to extract an inordinate amount of seething hatred for no justifiable reason.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:14 PM   #113
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u should hear how people around here, his own fans... completely LIE to themselves and slam him as if he wasnt pretty good for them for 10 effin yeasrs.. smh most philly fans are a disgrace..

i never liked McNabb, never wanted him here, and as a die hard 21 year fan of the skins.... thats my fan given right... and hopefully thats not the 'petty grudge' u speak of.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:14 PM   #114
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I'd be lying if I didn't say that McNabb played well while he was in Philly.

HOWEVER, I really believe that he was basically a product of Andy Reid's QB friendly offense. Reid has made average guys look like super stars. Koy Detmer, A.J. Feely, Kevin Kolb all played very well in Reid's systems and looked like stars at times while filling in for the oft-injured McNabb.

Jeff Garcia was a star in his own right, as was Michael Vick.

But landing in Washington proved what McNabb was, IMO. An average QB who once his body gave out, could no longer be counted on to make plays and lead the offense. He had like one good game in Minnesota and even then he only threw for like one TD. McNabb was simply washed up when he arrived in washington, and totally shot when he was shipped to Minnesota. No other way to put it...
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If his goal is to be one of those analysts that everyone loves to hate, he sure is well on his way. What a tool.
He's just jealous of the fact that with Tebow around theres no way he can pass off calling himself the most criticized QB of all time. It also hurts his ability to use the race card. Hopefully Tebow stays humble and doesn't become senile like McNabb.
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Re: Was McNabb misused in Minnesota also?

I hold no grudge against McNabb, just think he's sadly mistaken
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I hold no grudge against McNabb, just think he's sadly mistaken
Well said, ditto for me.

It would be nice if the guy could own up to some of his own mistakes and shortcomings once in a while rather than always pointing the finger.
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I'd be lying if I didn't say that McNabb played well while he was in Philly.

HOWEVER, I really believe that he was basically a product of Andy Reid's QB friendly offense. Reid has made average guys look like super stars. Koy Detmer, A.J. Feely, Kevin Kolb all played very well in Reid's systems and looked like stars at times while filling in for the oft-injured McNabb.

Jeff Garcia was a star in his own right, as was Michael Vick.

But landing in Washington proved what McNabb was, IMO. An average QB who once his body gave out, could no longer be counted on to make plays and lead the offense. He had like one good game in Minnesota and even then he only threw for like one TD. McNabb was simply washed up when he arrived in washington, and totally shot when he was shipped to Minnesota. No other way to put it...
Well said...all around. McNabb was basically average, sometimes a little above and other times a little below, when many of us were hoping for something special.
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I'm having a scary thought now.

Maybe Philly fans know what they're talking about.



Maybe Philly just hates quarterbacks
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:10 PM   #120
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I hold no grudge against McNabb, just think he's sadly mistaken
Remains to be seen; however, if I were a betting man I'd say it's 50/50 right now or maybe even slightly in McNabb's favor if we're simply talking about Mike and Kyle's inclination/ability to effectively tailor their esoteric, almost mystical, scheme for the QB first and other players on the roster.
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