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Donovan McNabb's post-game speech


(By Toni L. Sandys - TWP)


In case you turned away from the post-game scene or maybe had a post-game heart attack, this is what happened in the Redskins locker room.

Mike Shanahan handed the game ball to Donovan McNabb, who, as you might have heard, had a bit of extra motivation during this trip to Philadelphia. Shanahan called him "No. 5" and smiled, then tossed his quarterback the ball. McNabb spun the ball in his hands sheepishly and then lifted it above his head while teammates hooted and called for a speech. And then, the least quotable key player of all time let loose with this, as cameras rolled.

"Hey, this right here defines team, man," he said. "This defines team. You know, despite whatever's happened in the last couple of weeks, this right here showed how tough we are. Defense, we really appreciate you. In the second half, you [kicked tail for us]. Offense, we gonna get it together and it starts with me. [Thumping the ball against his chest.] But I just want to say, definitely, this right here defines team. And this is something we can feed off of going into the rest of the season. We are number one in the NFC East, and we gonna stay up there. Everybody makes mistakes in [their] lifetime, and they made one last year! So...thank you."

Then his teammates shouted absolutely at him, and he shouted it back. This is a clip you might see once or twice on Nov. 15, when Philadelphia travels to Washington.

By Dan Steinberg  | October 3, 2010; 7:54 PM ET
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Comments

Sweet! Far, far better post game speech than the Hip-hip hooray garbage 2 years ago! Kolb doesn't scare me at all, and Vick will probably be still banged up on Nov. 15.

It was ugly, but it sure beats 1-3

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | October 3, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

And by motivation you mean, "crap now we're stuck with Kevin 'dump it off over the middle' Kolb?" That speech was perfect.

Posted by: emc7x | October 3, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Lavar, here is to ou baby redskins won as i pridicted and you predicted that we would loose, that was an awesome game. way to go skins..Good for Big Daddy haynesworth for playing hard he will get better.

Posted by: mazbar | October 3, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Lavar, here is to ou baby redskins won as i pridicted and you predicted that we would loose, that was an awesome game. way to go skins..Good for Big Daddy haynesworth for playing hard he will get better.

Posted by: mazbar | October 3, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Nice Capt Kangaroo coat on Shanny there.

Posted by: WorstSeat | October 3, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

The Skins are one missed FG from being 3--1, but they're also one holding call and one TD pass that slipped out of the receiver's hands today from being 0--4.

Posted by: donnolo | October 3, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

At the end of the game it looked to me like the Eagles receiver had the ball firmly in his grip for the winning touchdown and then threw it like a hot potato. Receivers rarely drop balls that are firmly in their grip. Possibly a McNabb friend? Did anyone else notice this?

Posted by: sambird | October 4, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

I'm glad that no Dan Snyder speeches got leaked out after this game.

"At home against Dallas, on the road against Philly! Woohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo"

Posted by: Palin-McCain2012 | October 4, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

At the end of the game it looked to me like the Eagles receiver had the ball firmly in his grip for the winning touchdown and then threw it like a hot potato. Receivers rarely drop balls that are firmly in their grip. Possibly a McNabb friend? Did anyone else notice this?

Posted by: sambird

Dude, quit yer bytchin!
Avant and Jackson talked crap about Mcnabb when he left saying that Kolb was their man and all, so throwing the game for Donovan I think is out of the question. Its not like none of them stood up for him when the Eagles let him go....but Donovan stood up for their criminal Dog killn QB....Philly got what they deserved and will never win anything with the "Dog Killer" or Cornball Kolb, hope their 3rd string is ready to play. Its time for Fatman Reid to leave.

Thank you Donovan for bringing some leadership and class here, something Filthydelphians no nothing about!!

Posted by: usc932000 | October 4, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

At the end of the game it looked to me like the Eagles receiver had the ball firmly in his grip for the winning touchdown and then threw it like a hot potato. Receivers rarely drop balls that are firmly in their grip. Possibly a McNabb friend? Did anyone else notice this?

Posted by: sambird

Dude, quit yer yappin!
Avant and Jackson talked crap about Mcnabb when he left saying that Kolb was their man and all, so throwing the game for Donovan I think is out of the question. Its not like none of them stood up for him when the Eagles let him go....but Donovan stood up for their criminal Dog killn QB....Philly got what they deserved and will never win anything with the "Dog Killer" or Cornball Kolb, hope their 3rd string is ready to play. Its time for Fatman Reid to leave.

Thank you Donovan for bringing some leadership and class here, something Filthydelphians no nothing about!!

Posted by: usc932000 | October 4, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Defense needs a lot of work. I still didn't see any hint of domination. Eagles had a lot of dropped passes/misses and that's not on the 'skins tab. And don't get me started on Carlos Rogers. He's got rocks for hands, the ball just bounces off. Come on man, how about practicing catching balls? The way Aaron Rogers picked apart the Bears D last week (even in a loss) I'm scared for the 'skins next week, actually next two weeks with Peyton coming after that. Ouch. Glad we got this win to go 2-0 in NFC East.

Posted by: harbirsingh | October 4, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Donavan McNabb is class on the field and off. I can't even imagine what the Eagle management was thinking when it decided that Kolb, who barely had any game footage to look at in three years was better than McNabb. Having Vick on the roster temporarily helped them save face, but this is a decision that will haunt them for years to come. Kolb shows no signs so far of being a NFL QB and Vick will continue to be hurt until he realizes that 30 something QBs should slide and not take the hit.

Posted by: JAMNEW | October 4, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

@ Palin-McCain2012 - This is a joke right?

Posted by: cholly85241 | October 4, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

How long before "Absolutely" shirts are available on the official Skins store (or elsewhere)?

Posted by: Goat_74 | October 4, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

The skins D looked better with the 4 down linemen stopping the run. I think they are much better geared to play in the 4-3 as opposed to the 3-4.

We still need to get much younger and faster at D-line and LB's. Fletch is GREAT but we need young blood to team up with Orakapo to dominate at inside LB. I like Lo Alexander... the boys just balls whatever position you put him in, and still runs down on kick coverages and lays out people. Lo Alexander loose 20 pounds and adds some speed, he is going to be a force!

Looked like the G-men came to play yesterday, at least their D-line. Going to be interesting in the NFC-East.... It will be winner take all and no-one else going to the playoffs.

Posted by: sd-bones | October 4, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

hey Redskin fans, congrats. You are lucky to have Mcnabb but he wont win the big one...he isnt mean enough, he isnt hungry enough. he got a great welcome- he was always respected as a person and leader, HE CAN"T WIN the big one. Now e arent happy with the dog killer's past but HE IS A WINNER and would have kicked Donovan's ass yesterday. Donovan played mediocre yesterday, Next we have to get rid of that piece of sh....Andy Reid. Get well Michael...your defense was awesome. DC rocks

Posted by: chhinder50 | October 4, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

I hope Vick's house burns down with him in it. Scum sucking piece of s--t.

Posted by: pooftah2 | October 4, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

did anyone else notice haynsworth sitting alone in the back not really caring what mcnabb is saying. what a piece of $h!t.
sorry about the language but it makes me mad.

Posted by: dsd420 | October 4, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

did anyone else notice haynsworth sitting alone in the back not really caring what mcnabb is saying. what a piece of $h!t.
sorry about the language but it makes me mad.

Posted by: dsd420 | October 4, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

did anyone else notice haynsworth sitting alone in the back not really caring what mcnabb is saying. what a piece of $h!t.
sorry about the language but it makes me mad.

Posted by: dsd420 | October 4, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

did anyone else notice haynsworth sitting alone in the back not really caring what mcnabb is saying. what a piece of crap

Posted by: dsd420 | October 4, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

did anyone else notice haynsworth sitting alone in the back not really caring what mcnabb is saying. what a piece of crap

Posted by: dsd420 | October 4, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

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I looked at it twice after reading your post. The man had a great game and was part of the reason we won. I can't believe he is that self absorbed. He is a great player no question, but watching him in interviews you start to think, he is much like a child. All about me all the time! At least now there is some video of his antisocial behavior on tape for all those Shanahan haters to watch!! Defend that please! The man is a total child! I just hope they can keep the locker room together despite this infant. The good news........McNabb has dealt with this before.

Posted by: skins91r | October 5, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

hey Redskin fans, congrats. You are lucky to have Mcnabb but he wont win the big one...he isnt mean enough, he isnt hungry enough. he got a great welcome- he was always respected as a person and leader, HE CAN"T WIN the big one. Now e arent happy with the dog killer's past but HE IS A WINNER and would have kicked Donovan's ass yesterday. Donovan played mediocre yesterday, Next we have to get rid of that piece of sh....Andy Reid. Get well Michael...your defense was awesome. DC rocks

Posted by: chhinder50 | October 4, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

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I love moronic posts like this!! Vick is a proven winner!!!!!?????? When exactly did he win the BIG ONE??? Sure the man has raked in some cash as a no nonsense dog breeder, but we are talkin NFL. Any true Redskin Fan knows how important it is to have a franchise QB! We have all been through Shuler 101, Ramsey 101, And the toughest course of all... Campbell 101!!!

Thanks so much Philly for takin for granted the BEST thing your pathetic team ever had.....a LEADER!!! Blame the man for NOT WINNING THE BIG ONE all you want. The fact is however.. You failed to give the man a team around him! No more excuse your fall guy is gone.... You got your wish!!!!!

Posted by: skins91r | October 5, 2010 12:29 AM | Report abuse

Vick, a proven winner? That's rich. His last 2 years in Atlanta before dog-gate were sub-.500.

Posted by: shanks1 | October 5, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Hey, chhinder50. Vick a winner?!?! You gotta be kidding me. Refresh my memory, what year was his Superbowl?!?!?

And McNabb not winning the big one in Philadelphia?? Jaworski you say?? NOT!!When did Philadelphia last win the Superbowl?? NEVER?! THEN SHUT UP, PIEHOLE! The Iggles will never win a Superbowl!

Posted by: csquare67 | October 5, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

I was thinkin about the 2 -2 record, 2 - ) in the division and being under a new coach, new system (again), new QB - thank you Philly! How much I enjoy beating the Cowgirls at home and Philly on the road!

Quit all the hating goin on--CRogers is what he is--thats why he's not a reciever--but DH and CR held the Philly O to NO NO NO big plays! That was the game plan--we will miss CP this week as we wil need 150 yds out of the backfied.

HTTR and yes I absolutely love the Easter day trade!

Posted by: kirkoman | October 5, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

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