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Donovan McNabb: Mechanics issue “getting out of hand”

Donovan McNabb, Phil Loadholt AP

It has been a few weeks since Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said that the team was going to work with Donovan McNabb to clean up some mechanical issues so he would be more accurate.

There hasn’t been much success on that front. McNabb failed to complete half of his passes against the Cardinals on Sunday, the second time that’s happened this season, and he didn’t much want to address questions about work on his mechanics during his weekly press conference.

“This whole mechanics thing is getting out of hand,” McNabb said. “Somebody says something about mechanics — everybody works on your mechanics, no matter what position you play. You watch the film and you try to work on different techniques. This whole mechanics thing is really something that I haven’t changed or anything of that nature.”

He later bristled at another direct question about his inaccuracy.

“I guess, according to y’all, my whole career I’ve been inaccurate. It’s just making the play when the play needs to be made.”

McNabb’s career completion percentage of 58.9 is in the neighborhood of this year’s 56.8, but the big difference is that his per-game average in yards is down more than 50 yards from his career mark. That’s an indication that he isn’t making the plays when they need to be made.

But the truth is that none of those numbers matter, something McNabb also acknowledged when trying to shrug off questions about his production on Wednesday. What matters is winning and McNabb hasn’t been doing enough of it to argue that his inaccurate passing isn’t a negative for the team.

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82 Responses to “Donovan McNabb: Mechanics issue “getting out of hand””
  1. moochzilla says: Oct 12, 2011 5:32 PM

    He needs more weapons.

  2. theblondbomber says: Oct 12, 2011 5:33 PM

    He needs to retire.

  3. wiseguyny says: Oct 12, 2011 5:34 PM

    This guy can’t catch a break from the media / fans.

  4. canadianvikingfaniii says: Oct 12, 2011 5:35 PM

    I am so sick of McNabb and his attitude. He needs to be benched for Ponder now or at latest the bye week. He is not keeping the team competitive in games, he isn’t completing passes at all let alone third downs. The only reason they have been competitive is because they have been riding Adrian and the defense and the defense is exhausted come 2nd half because of the lack of offensive posession…

  5. vallz5 says: Oct 12, 2011 5:35 PM

    Imagine how bad the Eagles would be if HE still played for em. Yikes. O_O

  6. snowpea84 says: Oct 12, 2011 5:36 PM

    He is so delusional. He has been innaccurate his whole career. He is not good and has not been anywehre close to good in years. He has never been willing to accept that he is deficient. He always blames the rest of the team.

  7. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Oct 12, 2011 5:37 PM

    It’s getting a little sad to see McNabb keep trying to defend his inferior play. He should just accept what everyone else has know for at least four weeks now….it’s over! Time to hang ‘em up Donny.

  8. obi24 says: Oct 12, 2011 5:37 PM

    I feel for the guy. But this is the NFL and everyone is scrutinized. Deal with it!

  9. batterychucker25 says: Oct 12, 2011 5:43 PM

    You want the accuracy questions to stop, Donovan?

    Stop hitting recievers in the shoe laces.

  10. theblondbomber says: Oct 12, 2011 5:43 PM

    I’m not trying to be mean when I say he should retire… why bother continually putting your body on the line when you just don’t have it anymore and it ain’t coming back…

    I think he thinks he’s going to have one last hurrah left in him, like Kurt Warner did… but man… not too many people are gonna come back like that. Not even Kurt Warner thought Kurt Warner could do that.

  11. scudbot says: Oct 12, 2011 5:43 PM

    “This whole mechanics thing is getting out of hand.”

    Nope, it’s getting the ball out of your hand in a way that gets passes to receivers. Throwing turf skippers to keep your INTs down isn’t good enough.

  12. moochzilla says: Oct 12, 2011 5:44 PM

    They showed their youth out there last week, it wasn’t McNabb’s fault.

  13. ednacrabapple says: Oct 12, 2011 5:45 PM

    Your right…its not a mechanics issue. You simply can’t play anymore at a average level.

  14. moochzilla says: Oct 12, 2011 5:45 PM

    Some people make mistakes in they lives, and the Vikings made a big one last summer.

    Funny, huh?

    The Redskins had no drama, then they got McNabb and had tons of it. Then they got rid of him and now they’re drama-less.

    Then Vikings had no drama, then they got McNabb and have tons of it.

    Gee, I wonder if there’s a common thread?

  15. scudbot says: Oct 12, 2011 5:48 PM

    Of course McNabb must be correct. After all, everyone knows that Andy Reid is a Super Genius when it comes to developing QBs.

  16. richm2256 says: Oct 12, 2011 5:48 PM

    Won’t take advice
    Won’t wear a wristband
    Won’t work on his mechanics

    Does this fool realize that these are the things WINNING quarterbacks do???

    ““I guess, according to y’all, my whole career I’ve been inaccurate. It’s just making the play when the play needs to be made.”

    A) Yeah, you have
    B) No, you’re not, that’s the problem.

  17. heavythumb says: Oct 12, 2011 5:49 PM

    Un-coachable and unwilling to consider weaknesses that require attention and improvement.

    Even Tom Brady is willing to admit parts of his game need improvement. Why not Don?

    I have watched every snap he has taken this season and it has been flat-out painful. Either admit that your game needs work (and then please work on it) or step aside.

  18. kylexitron says: Oct 12, 2011 5:50 PM

    who are the vikings receivers again?

  19. blaz0037 says: Oct 12, 2011 5:51 PM

    McNabb is not the problem in MN.

  20. sikoix says: Oct 12, 2011 5:52 PM

    As a Viking fan, I don’t care about what he did or didn’t do earlier in his career. All I know is us Viking fans get treated to a lot of poor QB play and McNabb has looked consistently awful this season.

    I read a borderline insulting article earlier about Viking fans not giving McNabb the benefit of the doubt as if he so clearly deserved it after whatever happened in Philly. People do ask stupid questions, but questioning his mechanics this season is awful light compared to what the Philly media might be doing to him right now.

    As fans I think we also mostly “get” that no offseason with new offensive coaches is pretty big and it’s hard for even Peterson to do well initially, but there comes a time where enough is enough. That time for me was somewhere between halftime and the end of the game week 3. That’s plenty of time to make at least a couple plays where he shows you he has something. 5 weeks are in the books and I’m still waiting to see it. I saw it all game long out of Jay Cutler Monday, and I don’t think the Bears have as much talent around and in front of him as McNabb.

    If it’s any consolation, McNabb hasn’t done anything that makes me dislike him — Bernard Berrian wins that award for somehow complaining about not getting the ball “for the past 4 years” on Twitter.

    Frazier is loyal to McNabb. I wanted this kind of stability for T-Jack at one point, so perhaps Frazier knows what he’s doing.

  21. waitingguilty says: Oct 12, 2011 5:55 PM

    There’s this old saying about leadership…I’m paraphrasing here…

    “Leadership is accepting all the blame when things go wrong, and refusing to take credit when things go right.”

    You have not been much of a leader lately Don.

  22. Michael says: Oct 12, 2011 6:01 PM

    Bring Back Favre!

  23. ham1 says: Oct 12, 2011 6:01 PM

    Really, at this stage of the game, are we back to mechnics? This is a joke. He is what he is and he better start working on what to do after football.
    He is an old dog and he wont learn new tricks. Not that he cant..he wont.

  24. dirtdawg55 says: Oct 12, 2011 6:08 PM

    Donovan, hate to tell you, but in this day and age, a 58.9% completion percentage is inaccurate. So yeah. You have been inaccurate your entire career. Unless you think your turf skippers are catchable.

    McNabb certainly represents a paradox. On the one hand I am not sure he deserves the criticism thrown at him, but on the other he certainly doesn’t deserve the adulation his supporters provide (and what McNabb himself seems to suggest he has deserved). It is that last point that I think makes it so easy for us to pick on McNabb. He loves the attention but hates the glare of the spotlight. You can’t have it both ways. Every problem he has seems to be someone else’s fault. Well, we have seen the same results and same issues come up with three different teams and only one common denominator.

  25. contra74 says: Oct 12, 2011 6:10 PM

    kylexitron says:
    Oct 12, 2011 5:50 PM
    who are the vikings receivers again?
    ———
    Here, I found it on this place called Google. You should try it.

    Percy Harvin
    Bernard Berrian
    Michael Jenkins
    Devin Aromashodu
    Greg Camarillo

  26. threed61 says: Oct 12, 2011 6:11 PM

    An ironic choice of words, considering that most of his passes are ‘out of hand’ too.

  27. joj0420 says: Oct 12, 2011 6:12 PM

    skip-pass mcnabb needs to sit it down, we can win with ponder throwing 10 completions.. come on man!!

  28. madmike66 says: Oct 12, 2011 6:12 PM

    @moochzilla…the Redskins had no drama before McNabb? What planet do you live on. Do you not remember them handing the offense to a bingo caller, and trying to get their head coach to quit by humiliating him so they wouldn’t have to pay his salary?

  29. 1darksack says: Oct 12, 2011 6:13 PM

    In one game the Vikes were down 3. McNabb marched them up the field to within FG range. The game was tied with seconds on the clock.

    The other team had a bozillion yard kickoff return, and scored. Game over.

    How that isn’t on the defense and special teams is beyond me especially after the offense had put up a bunch of points in the first half.

    Christian Ponder. pahhlease.

  30. bangthedrum22 says: Oct 12, 2011 6:15 PM

    vallz5 says:Oct 12, 2011 5:35 PM

    Imagine how bad the Eagles would be if HE still played for em. Yikes. O_O
    ———-
    probably about 1-4 oh wait… they are

  31. gpack17 says: Oct 12, 2011 6:16 PM

    moochzilla says:
    Oct 12, 2011 5:45 PM
    Some people make mistakes in they lives, and the Vikings made a big one last summer.

    Funny, huh?

    The Redskins had no drama, then they got McNabb and had tons of it. Then they got rid of him and now they’re drama-less.

    Then Vikings had no drama, then they got McNabb and have tons of it.

    Gee, I wonder if there’s a common thread?

    ——————————————————

    The Vikings had no drama? Last time I checked this was a team whose most recent QB had a text message photo of his junk posted all over the internet as he followed an NFC championship game implosion with the worst season of his career during which the team’s stadium collapsed worse than the high expectations the fanbase had for a season which also saw team trade for a fan-favorite former receiver who pouted and slacked his way into being released within a month by the hated coach who was fired that season shortly before the legendary qb missed starts for the first time in his career.

    Yeah, McNabb’s totally brought a lot of drama to the Vikes.

  32. billsgotballs says: Oct 12, 2011 6:16 PM

    moochzilla says:

    Then Vikings had no drama, then they got McNabb and have tons of it.

    Gee, I wonder if there’s a common thread?

    ———————————————————–

    I guess that would be Brett “No Drama” Favre, and Randy “No Drama” Moss.

  33. tuckyous says: Oct 12, 2011 6:16 PM

    If the Vikes want a franchise LT next year they better keep starting this joker.

  34. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 12, 2011 6:27 PM

    matter of fact, check his passing stats this season compared to Kyle Orton……

  35. broncsfan72 says: Oct 12, 2011 6:29 PM

    viking fans if you want a future star. plead to the ownership to trade for the patriots ryan mallet. believe me this guy is gonna win superbowls.

  36. vikesfansteve says: Oct 12, 2011 6:30 PM

    Apparently Ponder is not looking too good in practice according to the Vikings QB coach. That is why McNabb is still playing.

  37. bigcarguy1 says: Oct 12, 2011 6:31 PM

    this guys has been getting booed since draft day. I’d take my millions and retire

  38. vikingsfan12 says: Oct 12, 2011 6:46 PM

    At moochzilla…..
    Needs more weapons? Your telling me Percy Harvin, Visanthe Shiancoe, Kyle Rudolph, Michael Jenkins, Devin Aromashodu, and Adrian Peterson aren’t weapons????

  39. cusoman says: Oct 12, 2011 6:47 PM

    vikesfansteve says:
    Oct 12, 2011 6:30 PM
    Apparently Ponder is not looking too good in practice according to the Vikings QB coach. That is why McNabb is still playing.

    —————–

    Except Johnson never said that.

  40. rwf1984 says: Oct 12, 2011 6:53 PM

    Mechanics are horrible and you are truly inaccurate! I am not glad that he isn’t taking this seriously! He says that he makes the throw when it needs to, but this season he has missed those throws like 2 of them to Berrian when he was actually open and in KC where he needed a completion and horribly missed the TE on a 4th down, yes I said on a 4th down play. I would have been somewhat satisfied with a miss as long as the WR or TE had a chance but that throw the only person with a chance was the coaches on the sidelines! The Vikings won this last week due to AP and the defense not McNabb, even though he finally hit a good pass in the 2nd half which I am talking about the 60 yard catch and run by Deven A. (not attempting his last name). That is sad to say that is the longest pass play this far this season and it didn’t go for a TD! He did miss a wide-open Harvin if he would have turned his head to the left and hit him for a TD instead of throwing it short on a 3rd and long. I know your going to give me heck on it because you would say he had to get rid of it. Yes, but if he had his head turn about the same time he had for the throw he did do, he would have saw Harvin down the seem with no one in sight just as fast! Sorry that this is long!

  41. dan39564 says: Oct 12, 2011 6:55 PM

    McNabb has an inate inability to lead a receiver on a short crossing route! He has always had this problem, even in College! He throws at the receiver, which usually results in the ball being low and behind! Because of this problem, he will not throw this route, or even look at it! A full third of the offence is lost to him! In Washington the receivers were stopping their routes and sitting down and he was hitting them for the first few weeks, when defenses took that away, he was done. Did anyone ever see McNabb at the QB challange at the Pro Bowl? If you saw that you know what I am talking about.

  42. rwf1984 says: Oct 12, 2011 6:57 PM

    @Vikingsfan12 – yes those are weapons, but IMO the Vikings need a speed threat on the outside because lets face it AP and Harvin is the fastest 2 weapons! The other weapons are slow, AP is running back, and Harvin is great in the slot! Jenkins and Devin Aromashodu can fight for the other WR spot! Berrian is obviously not cutting it! TE position is solid, but like I said the Vikings need a good speedy deep threat on the outside in the WR position!

  43. mogogo1 says: Oct 12, 2011 7:01 PM

    I’ve always liked McNabb and think he got a raw deal from people for years…but he needs to consider retiring because he’s not the player he was. He’s put on a bunch of weight over the past couple years and while being thin may not directly equate to being a QB, I think it does show a certain lack of drive and interest on his part.

    And talk of him working on mechanics is probably pointless at this stage of his career. He’s going to throw how he’s always thrown. People are worried a kid like Tebow won’t be able to fix his mechanics, let alone a guy like McNabb who’s played for years and years this way.

  44. moochzilla says: Oct 12, 2011 7:06 PM

    “At moochzilla…..
    Needs more weapons? Your telling me Percy Harvin, Visanthe Shiancoe, Kyle Rudolph, Michael Jenkins, Devin Aromashodu, and Adrian Peterson aren’t weapons????”

    He needs more weapons. He always needs more weapons.

    If he had Calvin Johnson, Hakeem Nicks, Mike Wallace, Adrian Peterson, and Jimmt Graham lining up beside him…he’d still need more weapons.

    And yeah, there was plenty of drama back in DC and Minny before, but over “real” stuff. Not the signing / bad play / mechanics of a bit player you signed because Tyler Thigpen was unavailable. That’s the point – what a nuisance such a minor character has become.

  45. rwf1984 says: Oct 12, 2011 7:09 PM

    Wow, I am surprised people liked moochzilla’s comment! Does that person even know what drama is? Stating last year wasn’t as much drama as this year in McNabb? Just wow, lets compare Last season: Favre retire or not, 3 amigos fly down, Jen Sterger got a pic of Favre that she will never forget, Vikings trade for Moss, Moss puke’s in Locker room and doesn’t like the food, Chilly throws a fit and cuts Moss because he hurt is feelings, Packers whoop up the Vikings in Minnesota, Fired Childress, Dome collapsed, play home game in Detroit, then in Minnesota’s college stadium (which Bears fans were whining because they wanted it in Chicago even though that would have been the last destination), Jackson injures AP, Eagles game gets postponed to a Tuesday because of snow (???), and new coaching staff for the lockout offseason! Finally lets get to this year, well say McNabb (as your pick), 0-4 start, blowing leads, and I think that was it?

  46. samel2003 says: Oct 12, 2011 7:23 PM

    I think it’s time to ponder some more options at QB.

  47. proBirdie says: Oct 12, 2011 7:30 PM

    moochzilla says: Oct 12, 2011 5:32 PM

    He needs more weapons.

    ————–

    Many didn’t get it hence the thumbs down. But it was brilliant.

  48. proBirdie says: Oct 12, 2011 7:32 PM

    @rwf1984- mooch was poking fun at McNabb because the excuses for his poor play in Philly was always that he didn’t have enough weapons.

  49. vikesfansteve says: Oct 12, 2011 7:39 PM

    This is what Johnson said Cusoman. Why don’t you quit talking smack to fellow Vikings fans & actually know what you are saying sometimes. That is why people give us so much grief on here.

    Exact Johnson quotes:

    “Sometimes you watch Christian and you stop and say, ‘Wow,'” Johnson said. “And other times you say, ‘Wow.’ The first wow is, ‘This kid is special.’ The second wow? ‘There’s work to be done.'”

    Two weeks ago in practice, for example, Ponder slid in the pocket to create a new passing lane, then delivered a laser on a deep corner route to Stephen Burton. Johnson’s eyes bugged.

    Wow.

    A few practice periods later?

    “We had a down-and-in route that I thought came open nicely. But the ball sailed about a foot over the receiver’s head. Long and high.”

    Ponder doesn’t dispute the double-wow scouting report. He believes he’ll be ready for action if called upon and feels he’s matured significantly since the start of the regular season.

    But …

    “If I’m half a second late on a read, it’s a pick-six instead of a completion like it was in college,” Ponder said. “Early on in training camp, the more we installed, the more I started thinking about everything. And if you’re a fraction of a second late, you’re done. One day, I threw three picks in 7-on-7 and it went downhill fast.”

    So is Ponder truly ready for that kind of roller coaster? Are Vikings fans?

  50. charlutes says: Oct 12, 2011 7:41 PM

    “It’s just making the play when the play needs to be made.” Umm…So are you gonna start doing that now Donovan? The, “act like you have no idea why everyone keep’s saying you’re playing terrible” routine is getting really, really old. Like his last three teams old. I’d take a handful of backups over McNabb at this point.

  51. mbart82 says: Oct 12, 2011 7:41 PM

    Why would he need to work on his mechanics? Doesn’t every QB in the NFL 2 hop passes for millions of dollars a year? Goodbye Mcnabb, don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

  52. dtrb10 says: Oct 12, 2011 7:49 PM

    Joe Webb!!!! That’s who should be starting at this point. Ponder is a bust! I would imagine that is why he isn’t on the field. I mean you can’t get much worse than the 31st ranked passing attack in the league.

  53. football2011 says: Oct 12, 2011 7:56 PM

    An entitlement mentality will get you nowhere McNabb.

    Fix your mechanics and people will stop talking about it.

  54. souldogdave says: Oct 12, 2011 7:56 PM

    McNabb never was that good of a passer, but he made plays.Now he lost a step or two, and isn’t making plays.Time to retire.

  55. cusoman says: Oct 12, 2011 8:14 PM

    vikesfansteve says:
    Oct 12, 2011 7:39 PM
    This is what Johnson said Cusoman. Why don’t you quit talking smack to fellow Vikings fans & actually know what you are saying sometimes. That is why people give us so much grief on here.

    —————-

    I don’t see how saying “he never said that” is talking smack to a fellow fan, settle down. Fact is, he didn’t say that. Nowhere did he say that he doesn’t look good in practice. I read that same article on Strib mate, and my take away from that was that you could say that about every rookie quarterback in the NFL this year, they’re all works in progress. The difference here is that we have a supposed veteran QB already on the field doing the same thing.

    Which would you rather have? A veteran QB clearly at the end of his career with no chance to get better throwing passes that sail, or a rookie QB who has shown promise getting better by learning from his mistakes by throwing balls that sail?

    The choice is clear if you’re anyone besides Leslie Frazier and McNabb’s immediate friends and family.

  56. cusoman says: Oct 12, 2011 8:17 PM

    Oh and to answer your question, yes I am ready for a Ponder roller coaster. Entertainment-wise (because remember, that’s what sports are all about in the end) I’d rather see the new kid show flashes of brilliance mixed with bad choices than watch a geriatric guy clearly out living his usefulness.

  57. buzmeg says: Oct 12, 2011 8:29 PM

    Two words re: McNabb

    OVER
    RATED

  58. materialman80 says: Oct 12, 2011 8:30 PM

    Donovan better be thinking about what he wants to do after football. Put a fork in him, he’s about done.

  59. 1bigtex says: Oct 12, 2011 8:35 PM

    While DonnyMac has little chance of being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, word is that Orkin has already nominated him for membership in their Hall of Fame due to the substantial number of lawn insects his passes have obliterated over the years.

  60. scudbot says: Oct 12, 2011 8:36 PM

    Newsflash: McNabb’s not going to change his mechanics after all these years. He used to be okay when he was on the move, but the legs aren’t there any longer. The season might get a little better but unless Ponder is ready, it’s not going to be much better than having a migraine go away a little bit from time to time.

  61. moochzilla says: Oct 12, 2011 8:41 PM

    proBirdie – thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    This is classic McNabb!

  62. moochzilla says: Oct 12, 2011 8:49 PM

    That’s offseason drama surrounding a guy who is a legend.

    This is in-season drama surrounding a guy who is here because your team couldn’t sign Thigpen.

    That’s the difference.

  63. nfceastisbeast says: Oct 12, 2011 8:58 PM

    Gpack17…..That was some very nice work by you. Summed it up perfectly!!

  64. sakatak says: Oct 12, 2011 9:13 PM

    McNabb has a huge contract, too expensive to bench. His conditioning is an obvious problem, he appears to be out of shape. If not for A.P. he would be a sitting duck.

  65. favresgrundle says: Oct 12, 2011 9:20 PM

    Donovan McChildress please go away!

  66. warvette says: Oct 12, 2011 9:52 PM

    needs more weapons…. redskins and vikings had no drama before he came to them…. that’s just awesome.

  67. geniusfan says: Oct 12, 2011 10:07 PM

    Low throw Mcblow.

  68. FinFan68 says: Oct 12, 2011 10:10 PM

    McNabb was a decent QB when he was younger and running around making plays. His passing has not changed much since he entered the league but his “scrambling” threat has diminished. He would win the state championship of rock skipping but when it comes to throwing footballs, he is sub-par most of the time. He occasionally makes an incredible play that keeps fans/coaches hoping he can do that consistently. Too bad his attitude of entitlement, laziness, inability to accept criticism, stubbornness and passive-aggressive penchant for drama have prevented any form of consistent positive play from him.

  69. blackandblue123 says: Oct 12, 2011 10:13 PM

    This guy is a joke, seems as if he thinks he shouldn’t have to answer any questions about his awfull play. Please cut this guy loose, I cant take this “we gotta clean that up” BS. Even the national media is willing to say it now.
    MCNABB IS DONE!!!!!!

  70. jebdamone says: Oct 12, 2011 10:24 PM

    all this talk about ponder, what about Webb? guy has already won as a starting NFL qb and brings a skill set to the team that can make them dangerous. i would love to see what this kid has to offer and am not sure what we are really keeping him around for if he is never going to be given a shot.

  71. moochzilla says: Oct 12, 2011 10:27 PM

    And, may I add, depending on the ancestry of the person who brought this up…

    …this may be “black on black crime”.

    No matter what McNabb says or does. No matter how he loafs and steals money. No matter how he antagonizes the fans or smears teammates and coached. NOTHING he will ever say or do will be as offensive as that quote of his above.

  72. moochzilla says: Oct 12, 2011 10:30 PM

    “So is Ponder truly ready for that kind of roller coaster? Are Vikings fans?”

    Is Newton ready for that kind of roller coaster? Are Panthers fans?

    Lookit, your team is 1-4. You might as well find out what you have.

  73. richm2256 says: Oct 12, 2011 11:22 PM

    kylexitron says:
    Oct 12, 2011 5:50 PM
    who are the vikings receivers again?

    ——————————————————–

    Judging by his passes, they’re two earthworms and a gopher.

  74. samvonschamm says: Oct 12, 2011 11:31 PM

    No one in the media understood why the Eagles traded McNabb, and they were stunned that he was traded within the division. They’ve been defending him so vociferously for so long (thanks to the Limbaugh flap) that they couldn’t get a grip on the obvious: The Eagles traded him because he’s old, he choked in the SBowl, and has never won a damn thing that matters. They traded him within the division because they knew the Redskins were terrible and that McNabb wouldn’t change that.

  75. madisonave99 says: Oct 12, 2011 11:47 PM

    Minnesota has no pass blocming, which is the reason both Favre and Jackson didn’t finish the year last year, and why Mcnabb is under incessant pressure this year…they also have nobody other than Harvin to throw the ball to…Minny just isn’t a good team offensively, and its idiotic to think that a 13-year vet has to work on mechanics as if he’s a wet-behind-the-ears rookie fresh out of school

  76. The Prophet says: Oct 13, 2011 1:16 AM

    I love the weekly McNabb PFT posts. Week after week is just more of the same excuses and experiments coaches try to get some water out of this stone. McNabb is done Vikings, you shouldn’t have even signed him in the first place.

  77. hillzmickelzon says: Oct 13, 2011 2:15 AM

    Guys i expect better from you for the last two years name me one WR that mcnabb has played with that you had on your fantasy team? harvin? armstrong? jenkins? joey galloway? i admit he is off on some basic throws but who isnt? And something tells me andy reid is missin mcnabb leadership just a little bit. ans with micheal jenkins as a go to guy i mean thats on the GM find me a decent WR.

  78. lvass76 says: Oct 13, 2011 2:17 AM

    And to think ESPN fired Rush Limbaugh for stating the obvious. The guy is overrated and inaccurate. ESPN sucks

  79. joetoronto says: Oct 13, 2011 5:07 AM

    McNabb has been stealing his paycheck all season, he should show an ounce of dignity and retire.

  80. moochzilla says: Oct 13, 2011 9:27 AM

    It’s not IDIOTIC to suggest that McNabb needs to work on his mechanics. It’s INSULTING. Get ready to hear that if it’s brought up again, as McMartyr is going to go there, he’s a professional victim.

    And you know what that means?

    FINANCIAL APOLOGY!

    Because all the “classy” players demand financial compensation when they’re called out for not doing their job.

    And hillz, you are correct…he needs more weapons. If only he had more weapons! He was stuck with trash like DeSean, Maclin, Celek, McCoy in Philly. He just needed more weapons like Cooley, Santana Moss, Fred Davis and Torain!

  81. ltrey33 says: Oct 13, 2011 1:44 PM

    McNabb was never accurate to begin with, and his skills are declining like an older quarterback’s usually do.

    But the Vikes aren’t going anywhere this year anyway, which makes the people calling for Ponder just plain wrong. Why play Ponder with poor wide receivers and a bad offensive line on a team that’s not good enough to win the division anyway?

    There’s no use getting him hurt and blowing up his confidence this year. Let him sit and learn while McNabb suffers.

  82. moochzilla says: Oct 13, 2011 2:52 PM

    “Why play Ponder with poor wide receivers and a bad offensive line on a team that’s not good enough to win the division anyway?”

    Yeah, because between free agency and the draft they’ll be able to fill every single solitary weakness on their team.

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