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McNabb: Redskins' record doesn't affect his future



Within about 15 minutes after the conclusion of the Redskins' loss on Sunday, a thread showed up on Extreme Skins titled "McNabb will not sign a extension." It eventually grew to 13 pages and 194 posts. And a lot of the participants agreed with the original poster, arguing that Donovan McNabb will not have an interest in sticking around for a multi-year rebuilding project in Washington.

"No way he signs," one wrote.

"I wouldn't either," said a second.

"It's going to take years before this team is competitive. I'm not sure if McNabb wants to finish up his career with a rebuilding team," opined a third.

"I mean, the way we're stinking. Why stay?" wrote a fourth.

This linking of any on-field results with McNabb's future in D.C. was inevitably going to be brought to his attention, and it happened Tuesday on TBD's weekly Donovan McNabb Show. (See video below.)

"I ask you sir, what is the status of our contract situation with the Redskins after this season," host David Aldridge asked in the show's final segment.

"You know what, communication has been moving forward with it," McNabb said, after jokingly raising his eyes to the ceiling. "But again, I've always said my focus is on what we need to do here to get this thing going, and we're at a point in our season where I think that's very important. And with one [win] hopefully another follows then another one follows and so on. So that will take care of itself. I want to be here in Washington, and hopefully end my career here. A lot of exciting things and a lot of exciting players here."

"All right, well, let's calm the pulse rights of Washington right now," Aldridge followed up. "If you want to leave it kind of open, how much does the performance or the record weight into your decision about what you're going to do?"

"Well, that doesn't weigh into anything right now," McNabb said. "Like I've always said, I want to be here. I'm excited of being here and the opportunities that we have, and I think we can do some really good things here in Washington for this year and in years to come. So I want to be a part of that."

That's not very wishy-washy. Someone check back here in a couple months.

(This item stolen nearly word-for-word from Mike Jones's @TBDSkins blog.)

By Dan Steinberg  | September 28, 2010; 11:12 PM ET
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Comments

If a rebuild is really going to happen, why would we want him to stay? if we're going to rebuild properly, quarterback is position numero uno to find someone to build around. Buidling around a declining McNabb would be a totally Redskins thing to do though. It's absolutely going to happen too. Goddamnit.

Posted by: ThisGuy | September 29, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Dan, please don't quote anything from the losers of the Extreme Skins Board. They are fickle fans who majority of them don't even attend games.

I swear the majority of Redskins fans are bi-polar. If we beat Philly this weekend you will see the polar opposite

Posted by: RockingBurgundy | September 29, 2010 4:18 AM | Report abuse

Dan, please don't quote anything from the losers of the Extreme Skins Board. They are fickle fans in which the majority of 'em don't even attend games.

It's scary to see all ranting and raving Skins fans online. I swear most of them are bi-polar. If we beat Philly this weekend you will see the complete opposite.

Posted by: RockingBurgundy | September 29, 2010 4:21 AM | Report abuse

"It eventually grew to 13 pages and 194 posts."

I understand anonymity when you're aggregating.

When you quote guys from ExtremeSkins, however, I think journalistic convention (even for a Bog) suggests using their handles is a deserved and welcomed common courtesy.

Cite your sources, please.

(No, none of those comments were mine. They belonged to other bi-polar fans. Seriously, though, if the Vikes come knocking, why wouldn't you play there? Should be a nice bidding war at the very least.)

Posted by: WorstSeat | September 29, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

The Cardinals are a possiblility too. Larry Fitzgerald, Beanie Wells. Donovan McNabb could be a great offense next season.

Posted by: Pensfans | September 29, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

rockingburgandy, I don't think its fair what your saying about redskins fans being bi-polar, up to an extent I think most NFL fans are that way, Win changes everything.

we can say the same for philly fans, but I don't think its fair either.I travel to philly every other weekend because I have relatives there, when I listen to wip 610 radio, its just amazing the mood swing by fans, week in and week out.

After just week one, week one? the QB controversy had started, after the packers took out KOLB, the majority agreed that it was a huge mistake having traded McNabb.

Next thing you know, Vick is named the starter and looks impressive after beating the Lions and Jags, then the fans start calling again, and start saying that McNabb's trade was the right move?

so whats next? skins beat the Eagles, the bi polars call again? (by the way by our skins winning, doesn't erase anything, we still need to rebuilt, and start valuing draft picks, smart move will be to ask the VIKINGS for TWO 2ND ROUND PICKs and go down the list and deal COOLEY, HALL, HAYNESWORTH, and get as many picks as possible, and if it will take loses to go through growing pains, its better. Rather than looking foolish and still lose with a lot of washed up players. can't take that embarrasement anymore.

All I know if things don't change in 2-3, I guarantee I won't spend a dime on tickets or merchandise, and trust me Synder's pockets will hurt bad. the key is to start VALUING DRAFT PICKS.

Posted by: slvtruco21 | September 29, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Why would McNabb stay if, as Sally Jenkins and others suggest, it's a two or three draft project to get the Skins into contention status? And why would he say he might not stay this early in the season and have to suffer through so much media scrutiny and fan hostility? Hey, he lives in Arizona part of the time already (where he and Wilbon apparently hang out), so that's a great option for him. Oh boy, another great win in the offseason for the Redskins.

Posted by: preacherskid | September 29, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

McNabb to the Skins never really made sense in the first place. They would have been better off adding young talent with the 2nd round pick. I thought at the time Arizona or San Fran. made much more sense where the addition of McNabb would win them the division the next few years.

Posted by: skinsFan74 | September 29, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

McNabb isn't going anywhere people. You don't give up a 2nd round pick for a player you're only going to keep for one year (unless his name is Jason Taylor).

Posted by: Barno1 | September 29, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

The question of whether or not McNabb can still play is just idiotic and a waste of time. Of course he can still play. McNabb is in great shape but what isn't is; our offensive line, our wideouts, our running backs, our defensive backs, our special teams, and of course our defensive line! McNabb could possibly be the best player on the Redskins atm. So worry not about the Redskins QB, but have great concern for the rest of the team. 4 - 12 will most likely be the Redskins record this year and that alone should scare McNabb into the arms of another team...can you say San Francisco?

Posted by: ekbinion68 | September 29, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

wise guy, yes we gave up a 2nd round pick for McNabb, but what if we can get TWO 2ND ROUND PICKS if we deal him to a contender like the VIKINGS?

We don't have chance, we have too many holes on this team! the sad part is that Shanahan's ego is too big, will try to patch up holes, with free agents to win for SNYDER. This is about Snyder trying to buy his superbowl.

Posted by: slvtruco21 | September 29, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

The Redskins can barely get their own fans to resign. Why would Mcnabb?

Posted by: Leeguru | September 29, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

wise guy, yes we gave up a 2nd round pick for McNabb, but what if we can get TWO 2ND ROUND PICKS if we deal him to a contender like the VIKINGS?

We don't have chance, we have too many holes on this team! the sad part is that Shanahan's ego is too big, will try to patch up holes, with free agents to win for SNYDER. This is about Snyder trying to buy his superbowl.

Posted by: slvtruco21 | September 29, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Bro, your post is hilarious. That was a joke righ? I'm sure after paying as much as $28,000,000 on brett favre this season, the Vikings will be very interested in giving up not one but "TWO 2ND ROUND PICKS" in the middle of the season to the Redskins for McNabb.

Hah, i needed that laugh

Posted by: Barno1 | September 29, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

If you need a laugh, just watch UMD football be tied with the powerhouse FIU midway through the 3rd quarter.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 29, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Man I forgot that how important a tie score during the 3rd quarter of a game was...thanks for reminding us of that ubber-important stat Poops.

And hey, at least MD was doing better than Texas A&M and Rutgers midway through the 3rd qt in their games against the very same team this season.

Posted by: Barno1 | September 29, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

A lot of you aren't making much sense. You don't need a super allstar team to be contender, and McNabb has 4-5 years left in this league. A lot of players may not be on the roster next year, so what's to say we can't build weapons around McNabb through free agency, trades, and the draft and then continue to improve the 3-4?? We can take a significant leap for the next offseason and take an even bigger leap for the offseason following. Build a team around McNabb and then get a young QB to take over when McNabb retires. How does that not make sense??

Posted by: smooth700 | September 29, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

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