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Posted at 3:55 PM ET, 01/27/2011

Donovan McNabb to work Super Bowl week for ESPN

By Rick Maese

Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb is going to the Super Bowl. Well, he's going to Texas for Super Bowl week, but he'll be working for ESPN, not the Redskins.

McNabb will serve as a guest analyst next week for ESPN's coverage of Super Bowl XLV, providing his thoughts on the game, teams and players. The safe guess is that a Redskins question or three also might pop up.

"We're excited to have Donovan back on ESPN as a part of our Super Bowl coverage," said ESPN senior coordinating producer Stephanie Druley. "We worked with him in previous years and he always has strong opinions and great insights on the game, the teams and especially the quarterback position."

McNabb served in a similar role during ESPN's coverage of the Super Bowl XLIII two years ago in Tampa, Fla.

"I am really looking forward to working with ESPN at the Super Bowl," McNabb said in a statement released through his publicist. "I have done this for the past few years and really enjoy the opportunity to talk about the game. Believe me, I'd much rather be playing in the Super Bowl, but this is the next best thing. I love the game of football and am as big a fan as there is.

"I have a degree in communications from Syracuse and hope that this will be a stepping stone for the type of work I would like to do when my NFL career comes to an end."

McNabb can be seen next week from 3-4:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, on location in Texas with Tom Jackson, Mark Schlereth and Ron Jaworski. He'll also provide commentary on SportsCenter Wednesday night at 11 p.m. ET, alongside Cris Carter.

By Rick Maese  | January 27, 2011; 3:55 PM ET
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Comments

His FIRST post-NFL career gig.

Posted by: Alan4 | January 27, 2011 4:02 PM | Report abuse

I don't think DM5 is done in the NFL but he's probably done in Washington.

Posted by: wireman65 | January 27, 2011 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Let's see.

Donovan's history at this jerruh's palace ...

Game 1: Lose 24-0
Game 2: Lose 34-14
Game 3: benched

I mean really, why spend your offseason in a place where nothing good has ever happened to you?

Maybe he needs the money.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 27, 2011 4:10 PM | Report abuse

I don't think DM5 is done in the NFL but he's probably done in Washington.

Posted by: wireman65 | January 27, 2011 4:08 PM | Report abuse

He could still do a lot of damage with Sidney Rice or Larry Fitzgerald.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 27, 2011 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Moby Dick
University of the Pacific
67’ 4”, 126,000 pounds
Offensive

“He’s a wild beast with a motor that won’t quit. He was a one-man wrecking crew when he upset the previously-undefeated Pequod of Nantucket in the Flipper Bowl. He doesn’t score well on some of the measurables – bench press, 40-yard shuttle, Wonderlic – but his attitude epitomizes ‘mean.’ He’s a risky pick because of questions about whether his raw skills translate to the next level and to dry land stadiums: He prefers to work alone, so is he coachable? Is he a liability with too many penalties – encroachment, head butt, illegal contact? Was his performance against the Pequod a fluke or can he sustain it for a 16-week season? Will anyone walk around in a jersey that says "Dick"? And he seems out of place -- a rare white whale competing in a black whale’s game. If he can overcome these negatives with his size and raw talent he could redefine the position.”


Posted by: beep-beep | January 27, 2011 8:59 AM
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i know this was posted early this morning..and i'm late...but..

this is funny.. LMAO...very good beep-beep

Posted by: BootneyFarnsworth | January 27, 2011 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see he's got some work some place.

Haven't seen any of his Capital One commercials in a while...

Posted by: p1funk | January 27, 2011 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Jarmon is going to need a little time to settle in...

Well so far, he's had an injury year, and a DNP/play some year.

That's not good from a risky 3rd round, summertime pick.

A 3rd rounder should be a guy who's contributing on the regular, but, I'll grant the scheme change has made him an odd man out.

Perhaps there's a back up role as a 'swing DE' where he backs up Carriker/Holliday.

The might be the best role for him--that or ex-Washington Redskin.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | January 27, 2011 4:38 PM | Report abuse

I don't think DM5 is done in the NFL but he's probably done in Washington.

From what I've seen in the Dr. Pepper commercials, he has a bright future career being Michael Strahan's tackling dummy.

Oh wait, he's done that already.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | January 27, 2011 4:41 PM | Report abuse

i know this was posted early this morning..and i'm late...but..

this is funny.. LMAO...very good beep-beep

Posted by: BootneyFarnsworth | January 27, 2011 4:24 PM

Yeah, I've been a little busy recently and just saw that too, funny siht.

Posted by: wireman65 | January 27, 2011 4:51 PM | Report abuse

The might be the best role for him--that or ex-Washington Redskin.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | January 27, 2011 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Or trade bait.

I recall the Lions asking about him shortly after we drafted him.

I know it's a new regime and all, but they are building/re-building something there with a youth movement and Kyle VanDenBosch won't be around forever.


Posted by: p1funk | January 27, 2011 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Donovan is one of those QBs who'll win you some games and lose others for you. Not unlike Favre in that respect. Or Jay Cutler.

As far as Jake Locker, IMO he was overrated last season and is presently underrated as a pro prospect. But no way should a team take him in the top half of the first.

Posted by: Samson151 | January 27, 2011 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I don't think DM5 is done in the NFL but he's probably done in Washington.

Posted by: wireman65 | January 27, 2011 4:08 PM | Report abuse

He's not done in the NFL by a long shot.

He had a fine year in Philly before coming over to the fiasco that is the Washington Redskins.

He was top 10 in passing yards and on his way to breaking the Skins passing record before he got benched.

He's got plenty of serviceable years ahead of him, but needs to be in a situation where they are ready to tailor their passing game to his WCO experience and not vice-versa.

Posted by: p1funk | January 27, 2011 5:04 PM | Report abuse

PAskins fan
I agree with you 100%

Posted by: matthewswimmer6 | January 27, 2011 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I don't think DM5 is done in the NFL but he's probably done in Washington.

Posted by: wireman65 | January 27, 2011 4:08 PM | Report abuse

He could still do a lot of damage with Sidney Rice or Larry Fitzgerald.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 27, 2011 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm not a McNabb hater, but I'd have to see it to believe that McNabb is a "plug in" Super Bowl QB.

Posted by: rickyroge | January 27, 2011 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Even Stevie Wonder saw this coming...

Ravens let go of Jim Zorn
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 27, 2011, 4:57 PM EST

After three tumultuous years, Jim Zorn is ready to get out of the Baltimore-Washington Metroplex.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Ravens “released” Zorn from his contract after one year as their quarterbacks coach. (That’s a nice way of saying he was fired.)

“It was not a fit on either side” according to Schefter.

Zorn, who jumped to the Ravens after two years as the head coach with the Redskins, is expected to draw interest elsewhere immediately. His history with Mike Holmgren could make Zorn a natural fit in Cleveland.

There were rumblings in Baltimore that Zorn and Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron had difficulty co-existing. There seemed to be communication issues between Zorn, Cameron, and Joe Flacco.

UPDATE: The firing came after a seven-hour meeting between Zorn, Cameron, and Ravens coach John Harbaugh in which they questioned Flacco’s development this year, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 27, 2011 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Zorn unemployed again.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 27, 2011 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure if this was posted on the last thread, but here it is again if so:

Colin Kaepernick may be making Cutler-like climb
Posted by Evan Silva on January 27, 2011, 3:44 PM EST

In 2006, Jay Cutler took the Senior Bowl practice field after starting all four years at Vanderbilt. In his final start, Cutler engineered a 28-24 upset of Tennessee, giving the Commodores their first victory over the Vols in 15 years. Observers knew of Cutler’s impressive arm and athleticism, but he lacked a high profile because Vandy didn’t win much.

Cutler went on to blow away scouts in Mobile with his quick release, accuracy, and arm power. He earned the Senior Bowl start for the North squad, winning 31-14. Three months later, Cutler was selected with the 11th pick in the draft.

In 2011, Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick took the Senior Bowl practice field as a four-year college starter coming off impressive wins over undefeated Boise State and Boston College in the Fight Hunger Bowl. Observers knew Kaepernick could throw a baseball 95 mph and was a former Cubs draft pick. They also knew of Kaepernick’s athleticism. He averaged 6.85 yards per college rushing attempt, joining Missouri’s Brad Smith as the only players in NCAA history to top 8,000 yards passing and 4,000 rushing. Onlookers questioned Kaepernick’s ability to play in a pro-style offense coming from Nevada coach Chris Ault’s pistol spread.

Like Cutler in ’06, Kaepernick appears to have silenced doubters.

According to FOX Sports’ Adam Caplan, Kaepernick was “great” on Monday and “by far” the best quarterback in practice on Wednesday. CBS’ Rob Rang noted Kaepernick’s “spectacular” arm strength. Rotoworld’s Michael Schottey observed that Kaepernick “threw the ball as well as anyone,” generating “buzz from team scouts.”

Asked about more heralded Washington QB Jake Locker, NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan replied “The kid from Nevada … has shined on top of him a little bit.”

Of course, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock already knew about Kaepernick’s “huge” arm. At the 2010 Manning Quarterback camp, Mayock recalled seeing Eli and Peyton so awed they were “giggling” about the 23-year-old’s howitzer. Said Mayock after watching one of Kaepernick’s Thursday throws, “Did you see the RPMs there? Man, I’d love to work with that kid.”

Kaepernick entered the Senior Bowl with a middle-round projection. Could he make a Cutler-like jump into the first round?

The arrow seems to point in that direction.

In Tony Pauline of SI.com’s blog, Kaepernick is already suggested as second-round prospect while reportedly drawing significant interest from the Dolphins and Vikings. Citing a league source, the Palm Beach Post seconds Pauline’s report in saying the Dolphins “think very highly” of Kaepernick.

The Sacramento Bee‘s Matt Barrows capped it with this clincher:

“One scout told me (Kaepernick) might have made the most money of any Senior Bowl player this week.”

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 27, 2011 5:25 PM | Report abuse

I'd be surprised if Kaepernick climbs into the first, but not to see him go in the second. If he did climb to round 1, it would be to a club that had extra picks or a very low first rounder they could afford to risk. Green Bay, for instance, or Pittsburgh.

Posted by: Samson151 | January 27, 2011 9:30 PM | Report abuse

McNabb's a class act, he deserved and deserves better than Snyder's circus and the Shanahans' lies to cover-up the boy's incompetence.

Posted by: mcstowy | January 28, 2011 12:04 PM | Report abuse

a high 2nd and a 4th to a division rival and one year later he wants to be a commentator

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | January 28, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse

a high 2nd and a 4th to a division rival and one year later he wants to be a commentator

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | January 28, 2011 12:25 PM |

DM#5 didn't bring his services to the nation's capital voluntarily. The Skins gave a high 2nd and 4th round pick for him, so they are the fools. I'd rather play to role of a commentator than be the Shanahan's scapegoat. The truth hurts and it sucks! HTTR (half-heartedly)

Posted by: Neisha_H | January 28, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Let's see.

Donovan's history at this jerruh's palace ...

Game 1: Lose 24-0
Game 2: Lose 34-14
Game 3: benched

I mean really, why spend your offseason in a place where nothing good has ever happened to you?

Maybe he needs the money.

Posted by: zcezcest1 |


It beats reading your stupid blogs. Maybe you need a life.

Posted by: ged0386 | January 28, 2011 1:17 PM | Report abuse

He will definitively be better than Troy the "Cow girl"

Posted by: cordobes17 | January 28, 2011 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps McNabb will deliver those RACIST Shanahans a belated Xmas gift: theez NUTTZ!!!

Posted by: ntlekt | January 28, 2011 7:07 PM | Report abuse

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