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Trade is 'like a rebirth' for McNabb, publicist says

Donovan McNabb had multiple conversations Sunday night with Coach Mike Shanahan Sunday night and also spoke with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. He's en route to Washington today, excited about a fresh start in a new city, according to his publicist.

"I asked him is this felt like being drafted all over again? He said, 'Yeah, it's like a rebirth for me,' " said Rich Burg, McNabb's Philadelphia-based publicist.

A representative from the Redskins flew to Phoenix last night and was expected to accompany McNabb back to Washington, where he'll be introduced at a news conference at noon Tuesday. His father will likely be in attendance at the news conference, supporting the six-time Pro Bowler.

Burg says McNabb will likely try to spend as much time in Washington this offseason as possible to work with his new teammates and learn the team's playbook. It's too early, though, to say just what that means time-wise. McNabb just finished building a new offseason home in Arizona and was planning to move in this week.

It isn't just the change of scenery that has energized McNabb. The chance to work with Shanahan was apparently important. By now, you've hopefully read the John Elway comparisons; they haven't escaped McNabb's attention either.

"He's been compared for many years with John Elway and he's proud of that," Burg said. "The comparison over his first 11 years to John's first 11 years shows how similar the two are. But John didn't win his first Super Bowl until he was paired with Mike Shanahan. So Donovan hopes now that he's with Mike Shanahan, he can also win his first Super Bowl championship."

Burg also highlighted some of McNabb's important off-the-field activities, which we'll share with you later.

A matter of respect

The respect between Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb tipped the scales in favor of a trade to Washington, Mark Maske writes.

By Rick Maese  |  April 5, 2010; 12:33 PM ET
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder , Donovan McNabb , Mike Shanahan  
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Comments

(head spinning at all the posts)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 5, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

--CPR--

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 5, 2010 12:25 PM

Huh? He's not like Gates at all. Gates and Gonzalez are both PFs, literally and figuratively. They each transferred their college BBall skills to the gridiron. Truth be told, Cooley isn't much like any of those guys. Clark and Shockey and Gates and Gonzalez and Keith Jackson and Bubba Franks are all in the same mold. I would put Cooley in the Frank Wychek mold. He's an H-back more than a TE.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 5, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

"Burg says McNabb will likely try to spend as much time in Washington this offseason as possible to work with his new teammates and learn the team's playbook."

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Heck to the yeah.

Our receivers are stoked.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Two and a half weeks until the draft... things getting more and more interesting.

O line! O line! O line!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 5, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

i totally agree with (peoplearestupid1) this is all about still trying to keep those season ticket holders in the stadium and its getting really old and tiresome!!!! We let these idiots keep trying to sell us a dream and all you delusional fans eat this crap up like candy. It really is going to be more of the same......we need a boat load of picks and if they dont make that happen than be prepared for the usual funk that has become our beloved Redskins......Good luck Jason #17

Posted by: bdarr44 | April 5, 2010 11:57 AM
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Yes, acquiring McNabb has nothing to do with the fact that McNabb has played well in a version of the West Coast Offense that Shanahan will bring to Washington. Sure, signing McNabb was all about selling more shirts because prior to the trade all of the Redskins fans were pinging the Redskins website with their hymns of adoration for McNabb. Right on the money with the comments regarding needing boat loads of draft picks because no football team was ever built any other way than through the draft. I think it is absolutely fantastic insight that Shanahan and Allen are now idiots before their team has even played a game. You really saw through their feebly disguised plan to bolster attendance at Redskins games while making the team even worse.

Man, I hope NASA is hiring. You and Peoplearestupid are a couple of rocket scientists and I am sure they would be glad to have you.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 5, 2010 12:38 PM

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 5, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

JR, when is the Okung visit?

Posted by: dbuggs | April 5, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

If Cooley is traded, then you can bank on this team drafting Toby Gerhart. Think of all those white guys in need of a new jersey.

Posted by: Original_etrod | April 5, 2010 12:10 PM

You mean the Riggins/Allstott-like guy?

Posted by: dcsween | April 5, 2010 12:28 PM

So...Are you guys not claiming Reed Doughty or what??

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 5, 2010 12:35 PM

What's that? I didn't quite hear you.

Posted by: dcsween | April 5, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

"Trade is 'like a rebirth' for McNabb..."

Fitting since McNabb was traded on Easter.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 5, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | April 5, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

I rolled out the stats to make the point that McNabb is not past his prime as you mentioned, and is still capable of putting up pretty good numbers.

If you look at their body of work, who do you think gives us a better chance to win, JC or DMN?

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 5, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse


Look. McNabb is past his prime. How far past his prime he is can be argued. But he is past his prime.

Obviously, McNabb give us a better chance to win NOW than JC. But that's not the issue I was bringing up.

I'm scratching my head over the apparent sudden change in FO philosophy in terms of the building the team in the long-run. We started out this offseason with all the makings of an organization that was going to purge the roster of overpriced vets and draft some new blood.

All of a sudden we are trading picks for a 33 year old QB. Obviously the plan is to make a run at the Superbowl NOW. And yet we are going to implement a new defense and we've yet to address the Oline. The QB we got is NOT a guy to build around for the future.

What gives?

Truth is this is a Vinny-job. Straight up. We don't want to call it that b/c we have resepct for Shanny and Allen, but if you look at the move this has all the flavor of a Snerratto Special.

Posted by: p1funk | April 5, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Two and a half weeks until the draft... things getting more and more interesting.

O line! O line! O line!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 5, 2010 12:39 PM

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Hell's bells.

We can still do this, Nate.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

"Donovan McNabb had multiple conversations Sunday night with Coach Mike Shanahan Sunday night..."

By Rick Maese | April 5, 2010; 12:33 PM ET
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Gee, when did they have those multiple conversations? I didn't catch it the first two times...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 5, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Elway comparisons?

Right.

Now all we need to do is get ourselves a 2000 yard rusher and the Superbowl is basically in our grasp.

Posted by: p1funk | April 5, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

If Duke wins tonight, will anyone proclaim; “I can’t believe it’s not Butler!!”?

Haaaaaa-ha!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 5, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

" ... A representative from the Redskins flew to Phoenix last night and was expected to accompany McNabb back to Washington, where he'll be introduced at a news conference at noon Tuesday. ..."

Lessons learned from the Shaun Rogers unescorted recent airplane travel, or at least, the luggage preparation phase.

Posted by: dcsween | April 5, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Trade is like a "rebirth" for McNabb.

Except he was reborn into a lower caste system.

What did McNabb do in his previous life to deserve this?

Posted by: p1funk | April 5, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

33 is "old" for a running back -- not for a QB.

McNabb may be just past his prime, but this is a position that relies more on guile than on being young.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

"Trade is 'like a rebirth' for McNabb..."

Fitting since McNabb was traded on Easter.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 5, 2010 12:41 PM

That reminds me, I wonder whether McNabb saw his shadow yesterday.

Posted by: dcsween | April 5, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

At least those are the sorts of questions I asked when I had to let people go. Diesel44 might have a different perspective -- he usually does. Hey, '44, what questions were you asked when you were fired?

Posted by: League-Source | April 5, 2010 12:19 PM

Just be happy we made the impossible happen. We were able to get rid of the 37th pick in this years draft and the 3rd/4th from 2011 before they became locker-room problems.

Go Butler!

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 5, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

When did Al Davis take over this team?

Situation Normal - All Fouled Up.

The future is last decade...

Posted by: BigTrees | April 5, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

The Future is Now.. no, wait. NOW. nopeNOW! damn missed it again...
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Well - since those were my options, Gates was the closest fit.

And I was thinkin' the same thing, RedD - Easter for McNubbin. I'm sure some people here think he's the second coming...
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More Tracy Morgan:
Does anyone in your family sleep in a medicated bed?!

Do you have any dogs that are sick.. and you don't care?

Have you ever fist-fought your pediatrician?

maan - you can't be a black tight end!

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 5, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Fitting since McNabb was traded on Easter.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 5, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Nice observation Red! Hopefully there is a 300+lb LT womb mate.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 5, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Oh crap, beep-beeped for a quote form a freaking PUBLICIST?

Catch you guys later...,.

REPOST


The trade for McNabb will, at the very least, make it more fun to watch.


Posted by: Chia_Pet |

I don't doubt McNabb's talent. But the most fun for fans will be for those who like to watch players in a whirlpool.

At 33 (34 this fall) McNabb needs a great pass blocking line to be efficient and MOST IIMPORTANTLY stay healthy.

Despite the "protect the QB" rules, a clean hit is still legal, and with the Redskins current Oline, or even with a rookie or two learning the ropes, he will get hit cleanly early and often.

If Allen and Shanahan have an actual plan for improving the Redskins Oline in the FOUR positions of need, I may change my mind.

But as of now, Dockery is the only guy who can consistently keep people off McNabb,

So my point is not McNabb's leadership skills or remaining ability--it's his health. I DON'T see it lasting, and that's why I think the trade was a mistake.

And don't get me started on comparing receiving corps.

Posted by: TheCork | April 5, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

If Duke wins tonight, will anyone proclaim; “I can’t believe it’s not Butler!!”?

Haaaaaa-ha!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 5, 2010 12:43 PM
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Yeah, yeah, yeah... and if Butler wins it will be "The Butler Did It!" or something along those lines. My concession prize for Syracuse losing in the tourney is the Redskins now have a Syracuse alum at QB...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 5, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

33 is "old" for a running back -- not for a QB.

McNabb may be just past his prime, but this is a position that relies more on guile than on being young.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse


And with the Oline we've got in place right now, he's going to need every bit of that guile to stay alive.

Reminder: Mark Brunnel was like 34 years old when we went and got him.

Posted by: p1funk | April 5, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Boo, sween, boo!

Do the other teams who were allegedly in the market for McNabb remain the likely destinations for Soup? Buffalo, Oakland, other...?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 5, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

But as of now, Dockery is the only guy who can consistently keep people off McNabb,

Posted by: TheCork | April 5, 2010 12:47 PM

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as of now...

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And don't get me started on comparing receiving corps.

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Ready, set, go.

I say NOW we find out how good, or not so good, DT and MK are.
not to mention Marko Mitchell.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Washington Redskins: Damned if they do, damned if they don't, or they could be just damned.

I don't think they give up that 2nd round pick if they didn't intend or getting more picks.

I don't think they trade for McNabb if they weren't going to re-sign him at some point before he tests the market.

I don't think Shanahan -- as QBs for his offense -- was all that impressed with Clausen, Bradford, or Tebow.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 5, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I think I understand the logic of this move.

The Skins needed to prevent McNabb from getting traded to the Raiders.

It's a reverse combination TJ-Duckett-trade- logic with a sprinkle of Shanny-wants-to-stick-it-to-Al-Davis-one-last-time.

Posted by: p1funk | April 5, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

How many aging stars, guys acquired after age 30, have been "reborn" with the Skins?

How many aging stars have even put together a single decent season with the Skins in the past 20 years? Mark Brunnel, maybe?

Posted by: Alan4 | April 5, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Mark Brunell and McNabb don't belong in the same sentence.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

RedSkinHead -- really? Did you read my post? I didn't say this was all for PR and to invigorate the fans, but it certainly is part of it. Danny Boy is great at creating excitment for the Skins. Mcnabb, Haynesworth, Deon Sanders, Bruce Smith, Joe Gibbs, Mike Shanahan. He is a master of fooling, stupid... fuc^ing really stupid fans, like you Redskinhead, into thinking we are close. That 1 player will make this team a playoff team and a superbowl contender... when in reality, its not true.

My point is that Mcnabb is not the answer for this team. He will enable us to continue our 8-8 run and be a running joke around the NFL and other teams fan bases... but you go ahead and act superior and intelligent because you think, a 33 year old inaccuate QB whose talent is on the decline is going to save the franchise.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 5, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I think I understand the logic of this move.

The Skins needed to prevent McNabb from getting traded to the Raiders.

It's a reverse combination TJ-Duckett-trade- logic with a sprinkle of Shanny-wants-to-stick-it-to-Al-Davis-one-last-time.

Posted by: p1funk | April 5, 2010 12:52 PM

McNabb was on the record as saying he would retire if he was traded to the Raiders.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 5, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, yeah, yeah... and if Butler wins it will be "The Butler Did It!" or something along those lines.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 5, 2010 12:49 PM

If Butler wins no one will notice. News will be overshadowed by "Second Coming of Christ!" "Sun Rises in West!" "Monkey Descended from Man!" and "Diesel44 Posts Intelligent Comment!"

Posted by: League-Source | April 5, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

But as of now, Dockery is the only guy who can consistently keep people off McNabb,

So my point is not McNabb's leadership skills or remaining ability--it's his health. I DON'T see it lasting, and that's why I think the trade was a mistake.

And don't get me started on comparing receiving corps.

Posted by: TheCork | April 5, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse


Cork, I don't say this often, but we are in total 100% agreement.

I'm someone whose been arguing for an upgrade at QB all offseason...but not like this and not at this price.

There maybe new chefs in the kitchen, but they're still whipping up Snerrato Specials just like the old days...

Posted by: p1funk | April 5, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Mock 5.0 is complete!!!

1. Bradford
2. Okung
3. McCoy
4. Trent Williams


(BArring any further trades from the Rams or Redskins)

Book it!

(4th's note: previous Mock was based on having the 2 round pick and/or the Skins trading players for more picks to obtain a LT further in the draft)

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 5, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

...and now the Sports Guru will take his Riggo like bow...

I TOLD YOU GUYS JASON CAMPBELL WAS NOT THE FUTURE OF THE REDSKINS!

..ahh Sports Guru and John Riggins.. two of the greatest in Redskins history.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | April 5, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: League-Source | April 5, 2010 12:54 PM

Same things were said about UNLV in '91, Houston in '83, and G'town in '85. There are no sure things in one and done tournaments.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 5, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

not at this price.

Posted by: p1funk | April 5, 2010 12:55 PM

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Whaaaaaat?

Did ya think we were gonna get a legit QB for free?

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | April 5, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I agree DMN is not the QB of the future, but part of the rebuilding process is trying to get better and we both argree that has been done at the QB position. It is also arguable weather or not there is a franchise QB in this years draft, so why not wait and draft a QB next year, while still being in a better position to win this year?

Plus for a second round pick (would you rather have Tebow or McCoy) we pretty much stole the guy!

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 5, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

McNabb was on the record as saying he would retire if he was traded to the Raiders.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 5, 2010 12:54 PM

Interesting, because the Skins are the Raiders without the Super Bowl appearance within the last 10 years.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 5, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Did ya think we were gonna get a legit QB for free?

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 1:02 PM

Props to Chia_Pet. You're bringing it today.

Posted by: League-Source | April 5, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Hate Duke, but I like Singler.

Made in Oregon.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

"But John didn't win his first Super Bowl until he was paired with Mike Shanahan."

CORRECTION: John didn't win his first Super Bowl until he was paired with a stud running back named Terrell Davis...

Posted by: nojunk4me | April 5, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

If Butler wins no one will notice. News will be overshadowed by "Second Coming of Christ!" "Sun Rises in West!" "Monkey Descended from Man!" and "Diesel44 Posts Intelligent Comment!"

Posted by: League-Source | April 5, 2010 12:54 PM

Lately, you’ve had more swings than hits...I know it's the offseason but you're supposedly laying the groundwork for a successful season. I'm putting you on notice and expect you to "step up your game" or you will be either shipped to the Lions blog or given your outright release.

I’m rooting for you, just not Duke.

Go Bulldogs!!

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 5, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Would love to be a fly on the wall:

SHANNY: Sorry Jason, just bidness.

CAMPBELL: I don't get no respect.

SHANNY: Open competition. You're still under contract. See if you can play up to being the third string. Colt looks vulnerable... and Sexy Rexy ain't really killin it neither.

CAMPBELL: I need a line.

SHANNY: You got more lines than a frat boy in a leisure suit. What you need is to get yo head out of yo backside and play yo tail off.

CAMPBELL: I just cain't find my rhythm.

SHANNY: This ain't no conga line there dipstick. This is the National Freaking Football League. Only rhythm you should be worrying about is how often you win.

CAMPBELL: Betcha Portis threw me under the bus... again.

SHANNY: No, Dude, this one's on you and you alone. Portis has his judgement day waiting and soon too.

CAMPBELL: Aw, coach... but I'm a starter.

SHANNY: Well, let me be the first to say this starter is finished. See ya!

Posted by: Vic1 | April 5, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone buy an iPad yesterday? Diesel44's been using one for a couple of weeks. What's the verdict? Revolutionary? Buy Apple stock or sell Apple stock?

Posted by: League-Source | April 5, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Hate Duke, but I like Singler.

Made in Oregon.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 1:04 PM

Oregon is for hippies and losers.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | April 5, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Peace, League Source.

Peace...

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Interesting, because the Skins are the Raiders without the Super Bowl appearance within the last 10 years.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 5, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse
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Snyder wins the Undead Owner tie breaker

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 5, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Hey Guru, you ain't no hippie,

but sounds like Oregon might just be the place for you.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

I've been in the keep Campbell and work on some of the other problems first camp, but my main argument against dumping JC has been that we lack a reasonable replacement. Now we have one, so i'm willing to wait and see. I have to say I'm skeptical about a team with so many holes giving up a second-round pick, plus. Now, there had better be a plan for fixing the O-line or they'll need to sign a few more QBs.

Posted by: closer44 | April 5, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Lately, you’ve had more swings than hits...

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 5, 2010 1:05 PM

And what do you think -- I should have more hits than swings? You don't understand baseball, do you?

Posted by: League-Source | April 5, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

I TOLD YOU GUYS JASON CAMPBELL WAS NOT THE FUTURE OF THE REDSKINS!

..ahh Sports Guru and John Riggins.. two of the greatest in Redskins history.

Posted by: Sports_Guru


You didn't tell anyone anything on this board becuase we all knew that Campbell wasn't the future.

It seemed that given all logical trades that could be made and the QBs coming out this year, Campbell seemed like the best option going into 2010.

If you would've asked me at 6 PM yesterday evening if trading a starting and accomplished QB to a team in your division was "logical" I would've said no. Hell, fast forward about 19 hours after the fact and I'm still not sure.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 5, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Hey Guru, you ain't no hippie,

but sounds like Oregon might just be the place for you.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 1:08 PM

You better not turn your back on me, or I'll take it hard to the hole!

...wait, that didn't come out right :P

Posted by: Sports_Guru | April 5, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

So he's 33. Peyton Manning is 34.

And who wouldn't want PM on their team?

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | April 5, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

If the Redskins traded for Peyton Manning, it would only be to sell jersey's....right corky.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 5, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

So he's 33. Peyton Manning is 34.

And who wouldn't want PM on their team?

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | April 5, 2010 1:12 PM

Was this a choice?

Patrick Ramsey's only 31.

Posted by: League-Source | April 5, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone buy an iPad yesterday? Diesel44's been using one for a couple of weeks. What's the verdict? Revolutionary? Buy Apple stock or sell Apple stock?

Posted by: League-Source | April 5, 2010 1:06 PM

Wait a month for the 3G/wifi version. I have the wifi only version and will be "trading" the wifi for the 3G in a month.

To simplify it, if you're an Apple person you will love it.

Go Butler!

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 5, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

* beep beep *

New post is 'like a rebirth' for blog community, blog commenter says.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 5, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Brett Favre - 40

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 5, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Patrick Ramsey was the man! Where is he now?

Posted by: Sports_Guru | April 5, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

And what do you think -- I should have more hits than swings? You don't understand baseball, do you?

Posted by: League-Source | April 5, 2010 1:11 PM

I'm of the Billy Bean philosophy of baseball. It's all about on base %. You would benefit from taking a pitch from time to time instead of swinging out of your shoes and looking like a fool.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 5, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

4. Trent Williams


(BArring any further trades from the Rams or Redskins)

Book it!

(4th's note: previous Mock was based on having the 2 round pick and/or the Skins trading players for more picks to obtain a LT further in the draft)

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 5, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse
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If Okung isn't there, they need to trade down. Trent Williams isn't worth the #4 pick in the draft.

Posted by: dfbovey | April 5, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

not at this price.

Posted by: p1funk | April 5, 2010 12:55 PM

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Whaaaaaat?

Did ya think we were gonna get a legit QB for free?

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 5, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse


I thought we could draft and develop a legit QB.

Or if we were going to cough up a bunch of picks, maybe we could get a QB that's not starring back at prime playing years.

Posted by: p1funk | April 5, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Truth is this is a Vinny-job. Straight up. We don't want to call it that b/c we have resepct for Shanny and Allen, but if you look at the move this has all the flavor of a Snerratto Special.

Posted by: p1funk | April 5, 2010 12:42 PM

It's not a Vinny-job. Vinny would have gotten McNabb, but not paired him with the proper personnel. He would likely not address the oline in the upcoming draft, but instead go for the "best available" (see 2008 draft of 2 WRs--one with a bad knee--and a TE in the 1st/2nd rounds) rather than addressing needs. I don't like giving up a 2nd and a future 3rd/4th for McNabb anymore than the rest of us, but he wasn't coming for free (as someone already said). The key will be what McNabb is paired with. Would like to see us pick up Flozell Adams and then draft Okung. That would solve a lot of problems at least for the upcoming year.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | April 5, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

"trade is like a rebirth"
After he gets sent flying by two unblocked D-lineman and a safety (seemed like a once-per-drive event last season), this might look more like an near-death experience.

When your QB gets sacked 43 times, what's your move? Upgrade to an older QB who's played all 16 games in one of the last five seasons...

Posted by: 217RMD | April 5, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Pick up F. Adams and plug him in at RT. Draft Okung at number four LT.....done!!!

Posted by: brett4 | April 5, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Pick up F. Adams in FA and plug in him at RT. Draft Okung at #4 for the LT position and our line looks a hell of a lot better!!

Posted by: brett4 | April 5, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

With all these older players coming on board, for one-year contracts, I'm getting the feeling there won't be a season in 2011. And that the planning for the future is planning on that kind of future.

Posted by: Xlnt | April 5, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

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