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What's up with Donovan McNabb's contract extension?

Fans have become increasingly concerned that quarterback Donovan McNabb may take a wait-and-see approach about signing a long-term extension with the team.

McNabb consistently said "I want to be here." And the team's poor two-game stretch, apparently, has not prompted McNabb to change his feelings toward the organization.

Before the final preseason game, McNabb's agent, Fletcher N. Smith III, said the six-time Pro Bowler "would like to end his career" in Washington. But an agreement still has not been announced. So are the Redskins taking a wait-and-see approach?

McNabb is still learning the offense, and the transition process has not been as smooth as Coach Mike Shanahan envisioned it would be with an accomplished veteran in his 12th season, according to people familiar with the situation. McNabb often struggled in practice during the preseason, according to people who attended many practices, and the Redskins have put a lot on his shoulders.

Of course, McNabb clearly is still capable of playing at a high level, as evidenced by his 426-yard outing in Washington's 30-27 overtime loss to the Houston Texans in Week 2. McNabb completed 73.7 percent of his passes and had a 119 passer rating in a brilliant performance.

But he completed only 46.9 percent of his passes with a 63.4 passer rating in the opening victory over the Dallas Cowboys. McNabb also had a mediocre game in last week's loss to the St. Louis Rams, when the Redskins failed to convert nine of 10 third-down attempts. Shanahan has said that quarterbacks earn their money on third down.

A team source recently acknowledged that McNabb is still coming along in the offense. But McNabb clearly gives the team its best chance to win. He is the best quarterback the Redskins have had in a long, long time, and owner Daniel Snyder could do much worse than giving the talented, proven, McNabb a multiyear extension (heck, Snyder has done a lot worse).

Perhaps the Redskins are waiting for Sunday to announce a lucrative extension for McNabb. That would be a savvy move with McNabb returning to Lincoln Financial Field for the first time since the Easter trade.

Or perhaps the Redskins are simply waiting.

By Jason Reid  | September 29, 2010; 10:25 AM ET
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Comments

Not interested in being first, just the BEST.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 29, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Run Donovan Mcnabb far away from here...

Posted by: dmlopez1 | September 29, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

The longer this goes on, the more nervous I get. McNabb has all the leverage since Favre is done and Minnesota will cough up big bucks to get McNabb.

I hope we get him signed soon or we'll lose him.

Posted by: manifested | September 29, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

For McNabb, the Redskins are just a stepping stone to Minnesota....

At least Snyder got to sell some #5 jerseys... Am I right?

Posted by: Scoonie97 | September 29, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

If a deal is announced for whatever reason on Sunday...please be after a skins win...and not before the game.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 29, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Letting him drift into free agency after giving up a second to the hated Eagles would be a stroke of genius on par with the $100 million dollar signing of Haynesworth..

Posted by: frak | September 29, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

"What's up with Donovan McNabb's contract extension?"


Watching S Bradford me this blogga think, "The rams have a good young quarterback to follow for a while."

Which is why signing D McNabb is sorta, kinda, tricky: who wants to give a truckload of loot to a guy who, at 35-36, might be headed to where B Favre is now.

And that's nowhere.

McNabb's strengths and weaknesses have been discussed in-depth in this forum.

He's better than most, but not as good as some.

And with each game and day, he gets that much closer to his final day as an NFL player.

So how much do you pay'em?

Do you pay him a lot for a few years or a little bit more for a long time?

Do you pay him for who he was or who he might be?

And if this is a tricky proposition, remember that that should've been apart of the calculus involved in deciding to give up picks for him.

Shanahan knows what D McNabb should get paid.

Thing is, now that's he's playing in his system, he might wonder if he's worth it.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 29, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Please report any chatter between Redskins and Vikings as this may have been the plan all along, sign McNabb to a Vikings-acceptable deal and then trade for draft picks..Stupid, but in line with Snyder's history of out-of-touch moves..

Posted by: frak | September 29, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Arizona is a more logical choice to me than the Vikings.

Posted by: j00_suxor | September 29, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

After McNabb signs a big money Snyder-style contract, he'll go down with a career-ending injury following one of Heyer's missed blocks. Then, he'll symbolically re-sign with the Iggles so he can retire his number there.

Then, in 2012 he'll continue his ventures in the DC business community (he's already got Team McNabb doing that) where he will attempt to re-invest his millions, and become an active player in President Obama's re-election campaign. Shortly after, he will begin to dabble in elective politics himself.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 29, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

If the Redskins truly are waiting for Sunday's game to announce McNabb's contract extension, then that is truly a brilliant strategy; however this posting reads like it was 100% fueled by McNabb's agent. I doubt we hear that announcement.

As to if the Redskins should re-sign him, I think it is a no brainer, but maybe timing is everything here. Maybe Allen is just waiting to see what comes of a labor contract and what the best way will be to work his salary under whatever new cap that brings. Or maybe they want to see better play from McNabb before they give him a big splash contract. They have time to get this deal done. Now is not the time to push the panic button.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 29, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

At least Snyder got to sell some #5 jerseys... Am I right?

No you're an idiot. Any jersey sales are divided up among all 32 teams....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 29, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

They should give McNabb a three year deal. This team has too many holes to have to try and also find a franchise QB as well. Build the team around McNabb and keep an eye out for a reasonably priced chance to develop a QB in waiting, like Green Bay did a few years back. Don't try to force it like the Redskins have done so many times over the years.

Posted by: Jason10 | September 29, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Second round pick for a 1-6 start. I like McNabb, but he was a luxury in which the Redskins should not have indulged for that price. The skins could have sucked just as much with Campbell or Grossman.

Posted by: ZardsFan1 | September 29, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

They should give McNabb a three year deal. This team has too many holes to have to try and also find a franchise QB as well. Build the team around McNabb and keep an eye out for a reasonably priced chance to develop a QB in waiting, like Green Bay did a few years back. Don't try to force it like the Redskins have done so many times over the years.

Posted by: Jason10 | September 29, 2010 11:01 AM
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Sounds like a plan to me.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 29, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Before the final preseason game, McNabb's agent, Fletcher N. Smith III, said the six-time Pro Bowler "would like to end his career" in Washington.


Can we make sure our O-line understands the context of this remark?

Posted by: freakzilla | September 29, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

With our Oline and running game it might solve its self by the end of the year.

Posted by: Stu27 | September 29, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

I can't blame the guy if he wants to leave DC for a team that has already completed the rebuilding process and is capable of winning now. There are too many missing pieces on this team, and there are too many mediocre veterans that we need to get rid of over the next few seasons. Snyder has set this team back for years, and McNabb simply cannot wait for that during the latter part of his career. The only thing I hated about McNabb was the green shade of his uniform, but other than that, I always thought he was one of the best in the game. An Elway 2.0 would be great in DC, but I think time is ultimately against McNabb here.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 29, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

I thought McNabb said all along that he was waiting for Brady and Manning to get their new deals before he signs an extension. See what they receive and then he has a benchmark to begin the negotiations.

Posted by: oh_boy1 | September 29, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

3 or 4 years, max money, its a no brainer. Then you can have a youngster ready to go.

Posted by: ElYeah | September 29, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Holy cow, Redskins fans are crazy. So, not enough to worry about this season, let's focus on something that may or may not happen next year. Everyone is saying he's gonna stay, so let's take at least him (he's never lied to us...)at his word and worry about some other things....like Philly. And you know, this is just another lame post on RI, something that has already been re-hashed over and over, without any evidence pointing to this as a concern. Actually, all evidence says he's gonna be here! Now, let's get some insight on the Haynesworth trade to Tennessee....that's still happening right?

Posted by: hemlock28 | September 29, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Ask Deon Sanders, Bruce Smith, Jason Taylor, L. Coles, etc.. and they will all tell you that signing with the Redskins give you the best retirement plan that money can buy. Look at Haynesworth. He been playing like he already retired. It time to stop renting players and stick with the draft 100 percent. We drafted Cooley, Rock and Chris Sammuel, look how loyal these guys are. They play with HEART! That's Redskin football. You can't call it Redskin football as a team when you have 80 percent of rented players whom they still have heart for their orginal team. So, let's let McNabb go and cut our lost.

Posted by: demonj21 | September 29, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Wow! All I wanted was more production from the WR’s. Silly me.

Posted by: fat_back | September 29, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

cut or lost? That's crazy. We finally have a franchise type QB and you want to let him go because we didn't draft him? Seriously? That's your plan? What the...

well, who would be the QB following your logic? We don't have a QB we drafted on our roster any longer...

Posted by: hemlock28 | September 29, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I don't see the risk in signing him to an incentive laden contract with little-to-no guaranteed money. The guy is definitely better than what we had, is better than the QB's we have and will probably be better than any QB we draft - at least for the short term.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 29, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Demon...I think McNabb feels he has ALOT more to prove than anyone you listed. Sure he wants to get paid for what he is worth...but he didn't come here to pad his nest egg.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 29, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

At work, a TV in the back was on ESPN.
Seems Skip Bayless and Jay _____???
were talking about Clinton "taking a dive".
That's what they said....

They said Shanahan benched him, and don't be surprised if AH92 and CP26 are not even with the Skins for long.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 29, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

I don't see the risk in signing him to an incentive laden contract with little-to-no guaranteed money

Yeah, lots of guys do that in the NFL nowaday's....there is NO POSSIBLE WAY that this happens...this is a QB driven league...if the redskins offered him a no guaranteed money contract he and his agent would and should give them the finger....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 29, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Good...more offseason posts during the season. Glad we have this instead of actual posts relating to the football on the field (eye roll)...

scamp, you know full well that the source of the AH drama was his insistence on NOT playing NT. And now you wanna play him at NT? He's made it clear over and over and over that he doesn't wanna play here and that if he does, it has to be on his terms. You can't count on that guy and any plan that involves him playing a central role on defense isn't a good one.

Roll with what you've got and hope Kemo comes around. Unless Jamal Williams or Casey Hampton get cut next week, we're not getting bailed out on this until next offseason.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 29, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

redskinhead

"I don't see the risk in signing him to an incentive laden contract with little-to-no guaranteed money."


'Incentive-laden' deal to a guy who's been to a Super Bowl and has media-swag?

I dunno.

Donnie McNabb is gonna want deal that not as much as what T Brady got, but damn near close.

He's gonna want guaranteed loot that's in the AH range, trust me.

He is a community leader, a standout citizen, and does have some years on him.

The guy knows his value.

And to suggest to him that he prove himself all over again is an insult.

His contract is a very, very tricky proposition.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 29, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Uh you do realize AH is the only player on our team that has garnered double teams from the opponents D in our 3-4 scheme, yes im am talking this year.

Posted by: Stu27 | September 29, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

(heck, Snyder has done a lot worse).

No sh*t?

Posted by: wireman65 | September 29, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

sorry oline

Posted by: Stu27 | September 29, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

At work, a TV in the back was on ESPN.
Seems Skip Bayless and Jay _____???
were talking about Clinton "taking a dive".
That's what they said....

They said Shanahan benched him, and don't be surprised if AH92 and CP26 are not even with the Skins for long.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 29, 2010 11:30 AM

I'm watching ESPN First Take now and I can tell you what they're saying is worse than you think...Skip is pulling stuff out of his ass, saying that Clinton's "dive" is a sign of mutiny against Shanahan--his way of saying how he doesn't like how Shanahan is treating his buddy AH. Skip is so far off base here, it's amazing...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 29, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

"Maybe Allen is just waiting to see what comes of a labor contract and what the best way will be to work his salary under whatever new cap that brings."

That and see if he can survive the pounding that our inadequate offensive line is allowing to happen...ESPNs Schecter reports Skins could franchise him to buy time..But I like the leadership and poise he brings, irregardless of Skins mgmt. and personnel inadequacies, hope they sign him soon..

Posted by: frak | September 29, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

I don't see the risk in signing him to an incentive laden contract with little-to-no guaranteed money. The guy is definitely better than what we had, is better than the QB's we have and will probably be better than any QB we draft - at least for the short term.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 29, 2010 11:24 AM
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What makes you think McNabb would sign a contract with little or no guarantees? There are dozens of other teams that would be vying for McNabb's service if he were a free agent and they will be offering a lot more than an incentitive laden contract. Just look at the number of quarterback changes we've had in just the first 3 games of the season. Buffalo went so far as to CUT its openning season starting QB. What makes you think a quarterback with multiple pro bowls under his belt, who threw for over 400 yards just a couple of week ago would sign such a contract???

Posted by: 6thsense79 | September 29, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Sign him quickly before he realises we are at least two years away from fielding a competitive team.

Finding a good QB in the draft is too hit or miss. We should keep McNabb until the end of his career and hope that he has something left by the time the team has been rebuilt.

That is if the current staff are capable of rebuilding the team. The move to a 3-4 base looked stupid, but I hoped the coaches would prove everyone wrong. Confidence is good thing but some of Shanahan's action speak more of hubris.

Posted by: WeNeedLinemen | September 29, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

The acquisition and retention of John Beck could be a variable in this situation as well. We were all expecting Shanahan to keep only two QB's because of his history. Then Beck fell into his lap for a song and there he is, active for each game so far this season. Wouldn't he be gone by now if they thought he was a cheap mistake? If the Shanahans like what they see as he learns the system, how does that change the equation? If the nightmare scenario has been McNabb walking after one season when you gave a division rival a second and a conditional pick, is that mitigated by someone you like being in house and ready to go that only cost you a Doug Dutch? Of course, this would put Shanahan in Andy Reid territory, and Grossman isn't the Vick miracle that can bail you out if you miscalculate.

Posted by: MColeman51 | September 29, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

...he and his agent would and should give them the finger....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 29, 2010 11:30 AM

Greg...just wanted you to know that this made me lol.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 29, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Hey Brownwoood,
I was in there for just a few minutes and reported what I heard.

So, you saw all of it, and you think Bayless is just making up stuff as he goes along?
Trying to earn his paycheck...
whether he is accurate or not is irrelevant?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 29, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

That and see if he can survive the pounding that our inadequate offensive line is allowing to happen...ESPNs Schecter reports Skins could franchise him to buy time..But I like the leadership and poise he brings, irregardless of Skins mgmt. and personnel inadequacies, hope they sign him soon..

Posted by: frak | September 29, 2010 11:36 AM


To be fair, Philly's line is worse shape than ours...so he really wouldn't be any better off there.

Minny's O-line is getting Favre killed, so no better there either.

AZ has a solid line, but isn't as attractive as it used to be because they're down to just one big-time receiving threat (even though Fitzgerald is arguably more than enough to make you feel good about the position).

McNabb ain't leaving. It's lame to re-sign guys in-season and most teams don't do it. It's crazy to read into this when there ARE GAMES BEING PLAYED...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 29, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

ESPNs Schecter reports Skins could franchise him to buy time..But I like the leadership and poise he brings, irregardless of Skins mgmt. and personnel inadequacies, hope they sign him soon..

Posted by: frak |

I hope we don't do that. Players don't like to be hit with the franchise tag. The last thing we need is another disgruntled player. Especially at the QB position.

Posted by: dcwun | September 29, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

I want to say that I have an AXE to grind. And it's not at the Redskins Mgmt, players, or coaches for once. It's with the Fans here at RI and Redskin Nation.

Yes we lost to the Rams, but let's be honest and realistic here. This team was inherited by a regime that will possibly go down as one of the worst in history. You know... the Snerrato era. And with that in mind we are going to lose to some bad teams as well as some good ones.

So going into this season we all should have tempered our expectations. An 8-8 season is a HUGE accomplishment for us. And one that we'll be lucky to have. All we can realistically hope for is to have a football team that plays hard disciplined football. Which for the most part we have begun to see. Again, yes there have been setbacks and brain farts in all three phases of the team, especially with special teams. Can someone please explain to me why Danny Smith is still hanging around?

So Redskins fans, stop the hatting, be patient, 8-8 is the best case scenario, and let this regime do it's work and wait for the dividends to paid down the road. That's three years coming.

Cause this team has that bad of a roster and there are going to be A LOT of growing pains.


HTTR

Posted by: Devo2 | September 29, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I tried to pay my bar bill with a Doug Dutch last night...nearly got my ass kicked.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 29, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

redskinhead

"I don't see the risk in signing him to an incentive laden contract with little-to-no guaranteed money."

'Incentive-laden' deal to a guy who's been to a Super Bowl and has media-swag?

I dunno.

Donnie McNabb is gonna want deal that not as much as what T Brady got, but damn near close.

He's gonna want guaranteed loot that's in the AH range, trust me.

He is a community leader, a standout citizen, and does have some years on him.

The guy knows his value.

And to suggest to him that he prove himself all over again is an insult.

His contract is a very, very tricky proposition.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 29, 2010 11:33 AM
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True. It will be tricky, but I don't think the team would be wise to give him guaranteed money with his injury history. I am sure they can pay him a boatload of money per season, without winding up in a Haynesworth situation. Maybe they have a year by year guarantee, which allows them to whittle the risk down to one season? Anyway, this is why they pay guys to do nothing more than make these contracts. I am sure if both sides want to get it done, it will get done.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 29, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Worried that if a thirty-yard run is going to cause Portis's equilibrium to tip, what happens if he gets a helmet-to-helmet from, say, rookie Graham from the Eagles..Bruce Allen looks more like 6-10 Tampa Bay Bruce Allen day to day..

Posted by: frak | September 29, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Phillys line has given up 14 sacks and 27 QB hits they are ranked last in the league.

The Skins o-line has given up 5 sacks and 12 QB hits.

Thats not a terrible o-line there run blocking may be bad but pass blocking is fine.

Theres only 8 teams in the NFL who have given up less sacks then us.

So FRAK please no what your talking about before you talk.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 29, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

So, you saw all of it, and you think Bayless is just making up stuff as he goes along?
Trying to earn his paycheck...
whether he is accurate or not is irrelevant?


Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 29, 2010 11:40 AM


Skip's schtick is shock value...pontificate and yell your point and every once in awhile say something controversial. I give him props for getting his fair share of things right, but I call bullsh*t on him here because CP is never shy about running his mouth, and he should know that. I mean, think about it...if he were REALLY upset about AH, he'd have said something dumb on the radio by now. A player taking a dive at the end of a 27-yard run with 5 defenders around him is about as far from making a statement as you can get.

That said, I don't buy his excuse about the wrist wholesale...may have factored into his thinking, but if he couldn't secure a football in that hand he shouldn't have been playing. It was a quirky play but to read it as mutiny is at best a ridiculous reach...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 29, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

How does anything Portis does reflect on Bruce Allen?

Posted by: MColeman51 | September 29, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Jason....I have heard this all summer from you and radio talk show hosts here....THE CONCERN THIS WEEK IS THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, NOT SOME DAMN EXTENSION! PLEASE SHUT UP ABOUT THIS.....THE MAN WILL FINISH HERE. LET'S WORRY ABOUT THE GAME SUNDAY!

Posted by: ejharrisjr40 | September 29, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Minny's O-line is getting Favre killed, so no better there either.

Hmmm. Bryant Mckinnie and Steve Hutchinson or
Stephon Heyer and Cory Lickurstiger?????????


Posted by: Stu27 | September 29, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Jason....I have heard this all summer from you and radio talk show hosts here....THE CONCERN THIS WEEK IS THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, NOT SOME DAMN EXTENSION! PLEASE SHUT UP ABOUT THIS.....THE MAN WILL FINISH HERE. LET'S WORRY ABOUT THE GAME SUNDAY!

Posted by: ejharrisjr40 | September 29, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Reid continues supplying supposition and his opinion but no facts. Can you truly get no real information regarding the progress of this contract?

Posted by: offbyone | September 29, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

So Redskins fans, stop the hatting

But I like my hat, keeps the sun off my head.

Posted by: wireman65 | September 29, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

The acquisition and retention of John Beck could be a variable in this situation as well. We were all expecting Shanahan to keep only two QB's because of his history. Then Beck fell into his lap for a song and there he is, active for each game so far this season. Wouldn't he be gone by now if they thought he was a cheap mistake? If the Shanahans like what they see as he learns the system, how does that change the equation? If the nightmare scenario has been McNabb walking after one season when you gave a division rival a second and a conditional pick, is that mitigated by someone you like being in house and ready to go that only cost you a Doug Dutch? Of course, this would put Shanahan in Andy Reid territory, and Grossman isn't the Vick miracle that can bail you out if you miscalculate.

Posted by: MColeman51 | September 29, 2010 11:39 AM
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Beck throws a nice ball, but I think he is still an unknown commodity. Obviously, they saw something there in order to give him a two year contract, but it is only two years. Let's say the coaching staff at this point is intrigued by him. The Redskins are fortunate to have three quarterbacks that have all had starting experience in the NFL, but McNab is way better than Grossman or Beck today.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 29, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

You are right Devo...but we have seen enough rags to riches stories over the years to have been optimistic for quick success...I'm not worried though.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 29, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Toughest upcoming contract re-up in all sports?

pick'em

Donovan McNabb

Peyton Manning

Derek Jeter

Mariano Riviera


Moe rolls with paying Mo and Peyton what they want.

D Jeter will get paid, even though, well, you know, he's not who he used to be.

And as for D Mac, the lack of a ring means he may have a price that won't get met.

Perhaps, well, the skins should try to figure out a way to move him (AZ/Minny/San Fran?), and re-coup their lost pick?

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 29, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

"Fans have become increasingly concerned that quarterback Donovan McNabb may take a wait-and-see approach about signing a long-term extension with the team'

By JReid

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Show me what makes this a fact. Jayson Blair is written all over this shigidy....

This is a business move for both sides....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 29, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

J. Reid = NERD who wrote a story out of no real information

Posted by: monk811 | September 29, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

I tried to pay my bar bill with a Doug Dutch last night...nearly got my ass kicked.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 29, 2010 11:45 AM
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Well, when the Greek economy tanked, the "Doug Dutch" really fell against the dollar. A lot of day traders, sitting on a lot of Doug Dutches, had their hats handed to them and I don't see the Doug Dutch rebounding any time soon. If you are looking at playing the currency exchange, I recommend investing in Justin Tryons.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 29, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

McNab is way better than Grossman or Beck today.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 29, 2010 11:54 AM

No doubt about that. I was talking about the end of the season if McNabb hasn't signed an extension and wants Brady money...or just wants to go.

Posted by: MColeman51 | September 29, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Way to go Jason. This is not news, you're creating a problem that does not exist for a team that needs no more distractions.

Posted by: dand187 | September 29, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

As someone who thought the McNabb trade totally unnecessary for a team that needs to start rebuilding NOW, I have a way to turn it into something positive. Its well known that the Cardinals need a QB, like right now. Why don't the Skins see if they can pry a first and third, or second and fourth draft pick out of him and trade him to the Cardinals.

Posted by: bendersx6 | September 29, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Doug Dutch = NERD bagging groceries

Posted by: monk811 | September 29, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

captain obvious beeps

Posted by: manlius1 | September 29, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I tried to pay my bar bill with a Doug Dutch last night...nearly got my ass kicked.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 29, 2010 11:45 AM
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Well, when the Greek economy tanked, the "Doug Dutch" really fell against the dollar. A lot of day traders, sitting on a lot of Doug Dutches, had their hats handed to them and I don't see the Doug Dutch rebounding any time soon. If you are looking at playing the currency exchange, I recommend investing in Justin Tryons.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 29, 2010 11:59 AM

Thanks RSH...I should have double checked the exchange rates before the shots starting flowing...good thing I had a sack full of Campbell Pennies back in that car.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 29, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the Redskins are being bought by the Lerners!!?? That would explain any lack of logical signing.

Posted by: Pete433 | September 29, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Jason. This is not news, you're creating a problem that does not exist for a team that needs no more distractions.

Posted by: dand187 | September 29, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

I don't know... with Favre's impending retirement, probably tomorrow, you have to think the Vikes would be interested in McNabb in a serious way.

The question is who the Skins think they can get who is better. Considering McNabb's already here and feels he could play here for years, why not sign him? He's a hell of an upgrade from JC. I don't think the Pats are trading Brady any time soon. Sign The Don. (cue Kool Moe Dee)

Posted by: WorstSeat | September 29, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Cambell had a great game against the Saints...Cambell BEAT the Rams...

So how exactly is McNabb a great step up ?

Posted by: petebowling1 | September 29, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

This here proves to me just how stupid skins fans are.

How do you call yourself rebuilding with a veteran QB who only have 2 or 3 more good years left AND this guy hasn't done JACK!

Why not wait until the end of the year so that you can make an educated judgement on how he played. That's only common sense, but when have skins fans OR the organization operated from a common sense point of view? You guys want to get rid of the coach and the defensive coordinator after only 3 games. UNBELIEVABLE!

Let's see how dumb they'll be this time. With all the better QBs out there, they'll sign him to a record contract and watch him struggle until he retires. THAT'S THE REDSKIN WAY AND WHAT I EXPECT TO HAPPEN.

Posted by: keedrow | September 29, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

We want VICK especially with Williams injury prone and the rest of the line joing AARP

Posted by: jercha | September 29, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Sign Donovan McNabb!

Sign Adam Dunn!

Go Skins!

Go Nats!

Posted by: dontknowdiddley | September 29, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

If MaNabb wants to stay the Redskins will oblige him, like they have so many options at QB. Grossman, Beck and who else? I don't think an extension is a question, but maybe its for how long. McNabb wants to finish his career with the Redskins. That could be 7 years. Personally, I think they should sign him for at least 5 more years. even if the team drafts a QB next season. I want McNabb on my team.

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

Both Mcnabb and the Skins should take a wait and see approach. Why would Mcnabb or anyone want to sign on to this crap waiting to explode? Yeah the new staff has changed a few things but its still going to take awhile to see the final product. Who wants to play another year of giving up 17 point leads and losing to teams you are expected to (and should) beat? I hate this panic attack writing that the WP starts. Donovan, do the right thing and wait!!!

Posted by: usc932000 | September 29, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

How do you call yourself rebuilding with a veteran QB who only have 2 or 3 more good years left AND this guy hasn't done JACK!

Posted by: keedrow | September 29, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Rebuilding? Where on earth do you get the idea that the 'Skins are doing that. Certainly not by hanging around here.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | September 29, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

@ petebowling1.... Your an idiot. So far this year McNabb has evaded so many pass rushers and avoided sacks that if Campbell were there he would have folded like a lawn chair.

@ keedrow Shut your pie hole you a_ _ hole. Who do you root for the Cowgirls?

Posted by: jerod1 | September 29, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I agre with usc93200 in most, It wasn't too difficult to see things weren't going to change from day to night...we have way to many holes on this team, this staff came in to Washington with so many limitations in place, Cerrato gave away all our future with the draft picks.

Which brings me up to my next point...I believe that Bruce Allen knew our lack of talent, and Bringing in McNabb was simply an investment, knowing Brett Favre would be done after this year (no matter if the vikings had another good season, worst of all if the Vikings get eliminated from the playoffs,chances were Favre wasn't going to come back anyways)...guess who would be knocking on the door? the vikings. Vikings have the pieces in place, and if they want McNabb urgently, they will give up what were asking for. (two 2nd round picks doesn't sound crazy at all)

With that said, that plan would be McNabb would start and see if we can do a nice push to the playoffs and find out how far we are from being contender or "dilusional".

So after 3 weeks, we were brought back to our reality by the lowly Rams, and getting beaten by two rookies QB's two straight years. (Stafford with lions last year)

No matter if we end wit 9-7, we need to get young, and start VALUING OUR DRAFT PICKS.

McNabb....for two 2ND ROUND PICKS, yes TWO!
Cooley....for a 3rd or 4th.
Moss......for 4th
Haynesworthless.....4th rounder to Titans.
Hall ..............4th or 5th
Rogers.............4th rounder

Then start from the trentches, BUILD our O-LINE with young talent (a couple more TRENT WILLIAMS) then the D-LINE, LB's etc, with those traded players, and look forward for the following year and draft with a young QB, LB's, CB's and build the team around TRENT WILLIAMS, LANDRY, ORAKPO and start fresh!

Its more reasonable to lose through growing pains with young players, than with old washed up players...which is more embarresing.

VALUE DRAFT PICKS PLEASE!! LETS CHANGE OUR CULTURE and have a nice 12 draft pick type of years, like the Patriots or Steeler do etc. hmm I wonder why they're competitive.


Posted by: slvtruco21 | September 29, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

jerod1 - the fact that you came on here with no argument, and stooped to calling people idiots and a_ _holes basically proved my point anyway.

And we already know who'll be the idiot and a_ _hole when the season ends. We'll more than likely know before the 10th game.

Posted by: keedrow | September 29, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

if you draft the right way, you can show signs of competence with young players...DOLPHINS were 1-15, and the following year ended 11-5, after a nice draft. some teams may take 2-3 yrs because of bone headed moves like CERRATO, which is our case.

WE HAVE TO START NOW... 3 playoffs in 18 yrs, and 15 loosing seasons?, can't take this anymore.

TIME TO VALUE DRAFT PICKS!

Posted by: slvtruco21 | September 29, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Sorry DMcN we only give contracts and HUGE sums of money to losers like AH. We are not interested in team players and good preformers, only used-up, has beens who want a ton O Danny Dollars!!!

Posted by: aginsburg | September 29, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Keedrow... Like you really had an arguement. Just what we all thought....a Cowgirl fan.

Posted by: jerod1 | September 29, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

If we don't blow this whole thing off this off season, and get some draft picks back by trading some of these players, by the time this experiment is over, could set us back another 5-6 years when it could take 2-3 years, thats IF we start VALUING OUR DRAFT PICKS!

Posted by: slvtruco21 | September 29, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Hell, maybe McNabb is waiting, realizing at the end of the year he could get out and go to a better situation.

He must know his fingers are soon to be crushed by "the window."

Posted by: nojunk4me | September 29, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Ultimately the REDSKINS could franchise tag him.......A team does not give up a 2nd and 3rd round pick to let him play for a single season. (at least I hope they learned from their Jason Taylor mistake).

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | September 29, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

This here proves to me just how stupid skins fans are.

How do you call yourself rebuilding with a veteran QB who only have 2 or 3 more good years left AND this guy hasn't done JACK!

Why not wait until the end of the year so that you can make an educated judgement on how he played. That's only common sense, but when have skins fans OR the organization operated from a common sense point of view? You guys want to get rid of the coach and the defensive coordinator after only 3 games. UNBELIEVABLE!

Let's see how dumb they'll be this time. With all the better QBs out there, they'll sign him to a record contract and watch him struggle until he retires. THAT'S THE REDSKIN WAY AND WHAT I EXPECT TO HAPPEN.
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keedrow, amen bro, good comments.

Thats Dan Snyders mentality too..lol...seriously sad. I want to see this team win, just sad how they run this team. like they say football wise, this is a copy cat league. Can't we copy what the STEELERS do, year in and year out? they're competitive every year.

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Posted by: slvtruco21 | September 29, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Franchise tag him? SAD, SAD, SAD.

HOW ABOUT LETS GET SOME DRAFT PICKS FOR HIM, HE IS NOT GOING TO WIN HERE! I GUARANTEE IT!

Posted by: slvtruco21 | September 29, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

If not Mcnabb, WHO? We have nothing backing him up that looks more promising. We spent a 2nd round pick on a QB for 1 year? That would just be stupid. Oh wait, Skin's, Snyder...Cr*p, we're in big trouble.

Posted by: VaBroker | September 29, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Please Danny Sign an Aging QB who's injury prone to a great big contract. That's the ticket.

Posted by: jdb70 | September 29, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Please Danny Sign an Aging QB who's injury prone to a great big contract. That's the ticket.

Posted by: jdb70 | September 29, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Sign Mr Blue-Zone Little Danny!!! Your tall Blonde Girlfriend will be so excited by you little Danny Boy.

I've got 10 bucks here that says number 5 doesn't finish the Eagles game!!!

Posted by: Dog-1 | September 29, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Unless McNabb is signed very soon to a sensible, albeit hefty long term deal the trade will go down in NFL history as one of the most one sided.

Don't blame me, I told you that the Eagles stole from us blind back in April. Could be that one clever transaction eliminated the Redskins as a serious division rival for three years.

And too bad Dan Snyder was vacationing down in the Caymans at the time, he might have put his foot down & stopped the deal!!!

Ahahahahahaha

By the way, it's not a second round pick. It's a second round pick plus this year's third/fourth.

The Redskins will never be successful as long as they continue to lose draft picks.

Now if they hold onto their picks they might not be successful either. It just gets them in the game.

Glad they beat the Cowboys though.

Posted by: Pepper5 | September 30, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Please don't extend his contract until at least mid season. When their record is 2-6, Mc Naab won't look like such a smart deal.

Posted by: theBozyn | September 30, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

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