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Weight loss won’t matter for McNabb

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As he tries to get back into the NFL, Donovan McNabb has gone the way of Charles Barkley, dropping pounds in order to get some attention.

It won’t matter.  McNabb lost 20 pounds between 2009 and 2010, believing that he needed to be lighter to run Mike Shanahan’s offense in Washington.  And it didn’t really work out all that well.

McNabb’s primary obstacle to getting a job continues to be, in our (or at least my) view, McNabb;s belief that he should be the starter.  Unless and until he embraces holding a clipboard, mentoring a youngster, and playing only when necessary, McNabb will continue to wait for the phone to ring.

And if that doesn’t get McNabb noticed, he could always take another page from the Barkley playbook, and put on a dress.

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32 Responses to “Weight loss won’t matter for McNabb”
  1. dldove77 says: May 14, 2012 2:32 PM

    But not knowing the rules of OT…that definitely didn’t help.

  2. straightcash844 says: May 14, 2012 2:37 PM

    Please just go away Donnie

  3. blacknole08 says: May 14, 2012 2:39 PM

    McNabb should just retire at this point. He’s a bit delusional if he thinks any team will give him a starting gig.

  4. sg419 says: May 14, 2012 2:46 PM

    Of course it won’t matter

    He sucks!!!!!!

  5. starfan79 says: May 14, 2012 2:48 PM

    This guy I toast.. Too much young talent to want to go backwards

  6. simplyapple2 says: May 14, 2012 2:50 PM

    Wow! Put on a dress really. Man you must have vendetta against this guy or something. He’s a great QB. Look at his numbers. If ponder is a starter or gabbert, or potentially McCoy, or potentially Jackson, why not mcnabb. Do you ever take the news you gather and write a positive story? No you don’t because that’s no what makes a good headline. The dude has been one of the premier QBs for the past decade. He deserves a shot in a system that works for his style of play. He is trying to loose weight to be the best QB he can be by being lighter and faster. Instead you mock him. Give me a break man. I would love to be a reporter and write stories that don’t have proper punctuation or don’t have misspelled words like you put out every other day.

    Go ahead Florio and delete this so you feel good about yourself.

  7. brenenostler says: May 14, 2012 2:55 PM

    Hope he gets another shot. But I don’t know who’s gonna give it to him.

  8. rarson says: May 14, 2012 2:57 PM

    Charles Barkley in a dress is one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen. I’m not even kidding. I nearly threw up the moment I saw it. I have to change the channel or look away from the TV as soon as that commercial comes on.

  9. garryjercia says: May 14, 2012 3:00 PM

    That ‘-1′ at the end of his record will follow him forever.

  10. freebird2011 says: May 14, 2012 3:01 PM

    Will McNabb be the QB equivalent of Tiki Barber and Terrell Owens? Sure seems that way.

  11. shlort says: May 14, 2012 3:09 PM

    Donovan is a smart guy. He likely didnt squander his fortune. He should just quit and go do something else. It is hard to go work if you dont need the money, but I am sure Mr. McNabb can find something to fill his days. He is relatively healthy for guy who played QB in the NFL. Hang up the cleats and wait for the HOF to call.

  12. 69firebird says: May 14, 2012 3:18 PM

    Sounds like a good candidate for the raiders, maybe between 3 QB’s they can put together 1 season

  13. emaimo80 says: May 14, 2012 3:20 PM

    garryjercia | May 14, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT
    That ‘-1′ at the end of his record will follow him forever.

    —————-
    Lol, ya the game against Cincinnati where he didn’t know the game could end in a tie!

  14. thefirstsmilergrogan says: May 14, 2012 3:24 PM

    i have a question for simplyapple2: do you have a television set, and has it been on in the last four years? because don hasn’t been “great” (if he ever was) since 2004- or eight years ago.

    By the way, if you’re going to call out florio for his spelling, it’s ‘lose weight’ not ‘loose weight’.

    other than everything you typed, your comment made a convincing case…..

    and to florio- milk mcnabb for page views while you can bucko, cause donnie ain’t gonna be here to kick around anymore pretty soon now….

  15. k0mbucha says: May 14, 2012 3:27 PM

    McNabb reminds me of a bad case of crabs……That annoying itch that just won’t go away!

  16. emaimo80 says: May 14, 2012 3:35 PM

    simplyapple2 may be just as delusional as Mcnabb. A great QB? Really??? Let me guess you probably think he belongs in the Hall of Fame too. Please. Gabbert shouldnt be judged just yet either. He could very well turn out to be ok or great when having more than a few days to prepare as the starter. Remember Mcnabb did have a 2-4 record for his rookie year.

  17. fargovikesfan says: May 14, 2012 3:37 PM

    simplyapple2 must be McNabb himself or maybe his mom. Great Quarterback? Seriously? Did you WATCH him play in Washington? Did you WATCH him throw for 35 yards against San Diego last year when he played for the Vikings? Or did you WATCH him throw more passes into the dirt than into the hands of his WR’s? He’s always been overrated, was a decent QB for awhile but never a GREAT QB. Great QB’s would be on the likes of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Dan Marino, John Elway, Roger Staubach, Fran Tarkenton, Brett Favre, etc.. McNabb fit more into the 2nd tier “decent” franchise QB’s, unless you only look at his last couple of years, then he’s more in the Rex Grossman (who actually beat him out), Tarvaris Jackson, Kevin Kolb (who also beat him out), John Beck (also beat him out), etc. group.

  18. 2ruefan says: May 14, 2012 3:44 PM

    simplyapple2 –
    Seriously? Why does everyone throw Ponder’s name in with other bust Qbs like Gabbert?

    He had some struggles, but as it relates to comparisons with McNabb, you better take off your man-love glasses dude.

    The SECOND he (Ponder) was put in the line-up the Minny offense improved. Compare the numbers between he and McNabb with the SAME personnel. The guy threw for almost 400 yds and 3 Tds against Denver’s so called “Great” defense.

    I don’t think McNabb came anywhere close during the season.
    This is not a knock on him in general.

    I think at ONE TIME he was a top 5 Qb. I loved him at Syracuse too.
    But he is done. Arm/confidence/conditioning/decision making.. all done.

    To argue that he is even as good as a rookie is just NOT paying any attention whatsoever to the facts.

  19. geo1113 says: May 14, 2012 3:46 PM

    “Hang up the cleats and wait for the HOF to call.”
    ——————–

    He better not hold his breath!

  20. mdpickles says: May 14, 2012 3:50 PM

    No, No. Let’s not get this confused. Donovan is a responsible man, but definitely not smart. I’m sure he didn’t blow his fortune, however, this is the same guy who didn’t know the OT rules and would not wear a wristband in Washington to remember plays.

  21. bangitfootball says: May 14, 2012 3:52 PM

    Stop embarrassing yourself and your family McNabb. Did you blow all that money?

  22. mail2bency says: May 14, 2012 3:56 PM

    I don’t miss McNabb as a quarterback, but he sure had a way with promoting soup.

  23. weareluckytohavemikeflorio says: May 14, 2012 4:07 PM

    throwing one hoppers like he was skipping rocks might really be the issue that put him where he is and where he will stay, on the treadmill and the couch

  24. rajbais says: May 14, 2012 4:15 PM

    He’s not even good enough to be a 2nd stringer!!!! Just go ask the Vikes!!!

  25. laeaglefan says: May 14, 2012 4:35 PM

    McNabb should just take a job with NFL Network and be happy with it. Many of us would kill for that job and Donnie will have it handed to him on a silver platter (as all of those ex-NFLers do). If he tries to go back out on the field and play he’ll just embarrass himself and further diminish what’s left of his reputation.

  26. dougydougdoug says: May 14, 2012 4:39 PM

    “Hang up the cleats and wait for the HOF to call.”

    Seriously? I mean, SERIOUSLY???

    He STILL wouldn’t get in even if the only single requirement were simply: “black quarterback”.

  27. electionconfidential says: May 14, 2012 4:44 PM

    I agree that McNabb is past his prime, but he hasn’t done anything to warrant remarks about him putting on a dress. In fact, at least on the surface he appears to be more of a man than the writer of this article, Mr. Florio.

  28. franklamar17 says: May 14, 2012 5:20 PM

    I have always said if he lost 25 pounds he would be a top 15 Qb .he has been playing to heavy the last 5 years.

  29. hcdbus says: May 14, 2012 5:28 PM

    Lost 20 pounds and still didn’t have the cardiovascular endurance to run an NFL offence

  30. fantom21 says: May 14, 2012 9:15 PM

    Why does every mcnabb article have to have a picture of him in a Redskins Jersey?

  31. mercurialcj says: May 14, 2012 9:30 PM

    Hall of famer Donavan McNabb ladies and gentlemen.

  32. ksm31311 says: May 15, 2012 3:01 AM

    mercurialcj says:
    May 14, 2012 9:30 PM
    Hall of famer Donavan McNabb ladies and gentlemen.

    ———–

    Thanks for the chuckle sir!

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