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srrono
12-01-2011, 12:46 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Filed to ESPN: Vikings plan to release Donovan McNabb today, according to a league source


Vikings have granted QB Donovan McNabb's request to be released. He'll be subject to waiver process. Full story ahead on NFL.com/NFL Network

brakos82
12-01-2011, 12:47 PM
And suddenly the Vikes are a legitimate threat.

DBCooper
12-01-2011, 12:56 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Filed to ESPN: Vikings plan to release Donovan McNabb today, according to a league source


Vikings have granted QB Donovan McNabb's request to be released. He'll be subject to waiver process. Full story ahead on NFL.com/NFL Network

Sign him!

I'll take a washed up McNabb as insurance any day.

srrono
12-01-2011, 12:59 PM
Sign him!

I'll take a washed up McNabb as insurance any day.

i think CHI will claim him 1.5 million salary

Playoffs
12-01-2011, 01:01 PM
Trade Mario & Schaub for McNabb!!! :kitten:

Playoffs
12-01-2011, 01:11 PM
In all seriousness, though, I'd trade Delhomme & Clemens straight up for Donovan.

dream_team
12-01-2011, 01:12 PM
He's old, washed up, and no where as good as he once was... But I'd feel alot more comfortable with him on our roster than Clemens or Delhomme.

ChampionTexan
12-01-2011, 01:12 PM
Both Chicago and Dallas put claims in on Kyle Orton. I'm guessing he goes to one of those teams, although since their both 7-4, I'm not sure who's first in line when it comes to a claim. Also (although my guess is that it doesn't matter), both are ahead of the Texans.

ChampionTexan
12-01-2011, 01:14 PM
In all seriousness, though, I'd trade Delhomme & Clemens straight up for Donovan.

You wouldn't if the trade deadline had come and gone.

mirage
12-01-2011, 01:15 PM
double post

Vinny
12-01-2011, 01:15 PM
Sign him!

I'll take a washed up McNabb as insurance any day.
Rick "Uncle Tom" Smith may think otherwise.

Texecutioner
12-01-2011, 01:15 PM
Well I'd take Mcnabb for the rest of the season and that's an easy no brainer for me. Get him over here now!! I don't care what the hell he looked like in Minnesota or Washington. He can play a lot better than anything we've got now and he'd have the same responsibility as Leinart had where he wouldn't have to win games for us.

I doubt Kubiak would bring him in here though since his mentor Shanahan didn't like Mcnabb.

Big Poundcake
12-01-2011, 01:16 PM
Yes...

If the Bears don't snatch him up first.

infantrycak
12-01-2011, 01:17 PM
Here is where the Colts convince the world they want Luck. There is no excuse for them not to claim his cheap contract.

He will never make it down to the Texans position even if we had any interest.

mirage
12-01-2011, 01:17 PM
http://i.imgur.com/xZHem.png

McNabb Released by Vikings (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d824a3ca3/article/vikings-set-to-release-mcnabb-per-veteran-qbs-request?module=HP11_breaking_news)

The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to release quarterback Donovan McNabb, team sources said Thursday.

McNabb, who was traded to the Vikings in the offseason to be their starter, recently had been taking reps with the third string and went to the team requesting his release, sources said. After a conversation with coach Leslie Frazier the Vikings have granted his request.

Several potential playoff teams have lost quarterbacks recently, including the Chicago Bears (McNabb's hometown team, and a place he would obviously love to play) and the Houston Texans, who run a system very much like what McNabb ran during his 2010 season with the Washington Redskins.

At this point, all players must clear waivers, a 24-hour process whereby other clubs could make claims. Last week, the Cowboys and Bears made claims on former Kyle Orton, as did the Chiefs, who were awarded the former Broncos quarterback because of their worse record, and thus waiver priority.

Several teams could use insurance at quarterback, and McNabb, despite his struggles in recent years, played in five NFC Championship Games and started a Super Bowl for the Philadelphia Eagles.

McNabb has a $5.05 million contract for 2011 and would cost a team about $1.5 million for the remainder of the season.

What are your thoughts? I say bring him in and work him out, at the least.

FirstTexansFan
12-01-2011, 01:18 PM
I doubt Kubiak would bring him in here though since his mentor Shanahan didn't like Mcnabb.

Agreed

Rey
12-01-2011, 01:20 PM
I'd take McNabb and release Delhomie or Clemens.

Jackie Chiles
12-01-2011, 01:21 PM
I'd waive Clemens for him in a heartbeat.

Vinny
12-01-2011, 01:23 PM
have any of you guys seen McNabb play lately? Hes been awful, has been reported to have poor work habits and is a crappy leader. He's been on 3 teams in 3 years. He's taking the Randy 'I'm past my prime Moss world tour. I'll pass.

texanway
12-01-2011, 01:24 PM
Requested to be released by the Vikings and they did just that.

He doesn't throw INTs (third lowest % in NFL history) and can still be mobile and score. Would this be a good fit for the Texans? Better than Yates in my opinion

IDEXAN
12-01-2011, 01:26 PM
In all seriousness, though, I'd trade Delhomme & Clemens straight up for Donovan.
Agree, seems like a nobrainer. And McNabb can sling it long, OK maybe not
his past accuracy, but he's got a big arm and people would pay attention to the threat of AJ deep.
Look this ATL game is irrelavant, we are going to lose this game. We've got to concentrate on the winnable games and McNabb would still have time to get settled in here.

Texecutioner
12-01-2011, 01:26 PM
have any of you guys seen McNabb play lately? Hes been awful, has been reported to have poor work habits and is a crappy leader. He's been on 3 teams in 3 years. He's taking the Randy 'I'm past my prime Moss world tour. I'll pass.

He may not be as good as he once was, but he gives the Texans a much stronger chance than Yates does. It's hard to say that even Leinart gave the Texans a better chance than Mcnabb would.

I also think that Moss could still play as well. He just doesn't have the yearning to continue to work harder to play at a pretty good level as he is a little older now. If Moss had the drive of a guy like TO who works his ass off to still be able to play at a decent level, I think Moss would still be a productive WR somewhere.

ThaShark316
12-01-2011, 01:27 PM
I wish, but with Shanahan not liking him, Kubiak wouldn't touch him.

Thorn
12-01-2011, 01:27 PM
Which is worse, Delhome or McNabb? That's like asking if you want hit in the head by a baseball bat or a brick.

HOU-TEX
12-01-2011, 01:29 PM
have any of you guys seen McNabb play lately? Hes been awful, has been reported to have poor work habits and is a crappy leader. He's been on 3 teams in 3 years. He's taking the Randy 'I'm past my prime Moss world tour. I'll pass.

Yeah, I'll pass too..and I like McNabb. Either way, if TJ goes down we're screwed anyway. And that's giving a lot of unwarranted credit to TJ considering I haven't a clue how he's going to do.

Rey
12-01-2011, 01:30 PM
have any of you guys seen McNabb play lately? Hes been awful, has been reported to have poor work habits and is a crappy leader. He's been on 3 teams in 3 years. He's taking the Randy 'I'm past my prime Moss world tour. I'll pass.

Yeah...

And I'd still rather him over Delhomme...

Texan_Bill
12-01-2011, 01:31 PM
Which is worse, Delhome or McNabb? That's like asking if you want hit in the head by a baseball bat or a brick.

/END Thread

ThaJokaa
12-01-2011, 01:31 PM
Can we give TJ a couple shots 1st? STFU already 'bout signing this guy or that guy...

HOU-TEX
12-01-2011, 01:33 PM
Which is worse, Delhome or McNabb? That's like asking if you want hit in the head by a baseball bat or a brick.

Baseball bat, duh! A brick has corners....oweee :spin:

TexanSam
12-01-2011, 01:33 PM
No.

Kimmy
12-01-2011, 01:33 PM
/END Thread

Yeah, saw this on Twitter, thought better of making the thread

Texan_Bill
12-01-2011, 01:34 PM
Baseball bat, duh! A brick has corners....oweee :spin:

Aluminum or wood?

Yeah, saw this on Twitter, thought better of making the thread

Right. I saw it too and it made my eyes bleed.

Texecutioner
12-01-2011, 01:35 PM
Which is worse, Delhome or McNabb? That's like asking if you want hit in the head by a baseball bat or a brick.

:spit: Repped!


Mcnabb is easily better though.

Thorn
12-01-2011, 01:35 PM
Baseball bat, duh! A brick has corners....oweee :spin:

Yes, you do have a point.

False Start
12-01-2011, 01:36 PM
Hell NO! :hankpalm:

ChampionTexan
12-01-2011, 01:39 PM
Which is worse, Delhome or McNabb? That's like asking if you want hit in the head by a baseball bat or a brick.

Which costs me less?

Texan_Bill
12-01-2011, 01:40 PM
have any of you guys seen McNabb play lately? Hes been awful, has been reported to have poor work habits and is a crappy leader. He's been on 3 teams in 3 years. He's taking the Randy 'I'm past my prime Moss world tour. I'll pass.

Yes.... Absolute garbage. Not that we dont already have garbage, it's just that he's a bit smellier.

jshabang
12-01-2011, 01:42 PM
Just seen this on ESPN ticker and Wingo just tweeted about it.........soooooooooo do we take a sniff or no???

Dont know if this is good or bad....considering hes been traded or released multiple times in 2 years......plus Shanahan prob doenst have many good things to tell Kubes about Mcnabb

but on the other hand he has to be light years better than Clemens and Delhomme....who knows

Big Lou
12-01-2011, 01:47 PM
No thanks......

Texan_Bill
12-01-2011, 01:48 PM
Pretty late to the party. Go check out the NFL forum. There's probably 37 pages by now.

Check it out: http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1840993#post1840993

TexansFanatic
12-01-2011, 01:50 PM
I've heard he's a locker room cancer. If true, not a chance in hell he's coming to Houston.

BIG TORO
12-01-2011, 01:50 PM
This was so 37 seconds ago! :fingergun:

TheCD
12-01-2011, 01:50 PM
Just seen this on ESPN ticker and Wingo just tweeted about it.........soooooooooo do we take a sniff or no???

Dont know if this is good or bad....considering hes been traded or released multiple times in 2 years......plus Shanahan prob doenst have many good things to tell Kubes about Mcnabb

but on the other hand he has to be light years better than Clemens and Delhomme....who knows

I always thought McNabb was better than critics gave him credit for. But he seems to have fallen off the map in terms of talent. I would only take a chance on him at this point if I felt that the Vikings were just too spooked with the Favre situation to give McNabb a better chance when things fell apart. It does seem to me like Frazier is trying everything to keep his job with that team playing so poorly, so it might be possible.

Hervoyel
12-01-2011, 01:51 PM
have any of you guys seen McNabb play lately? Hes been awful, has been reported to have poor work habits and is a crappy leader. He's been on 3 teams in 3 years. He's taking the Randy 'I'm past my prime Moss world tour. I'll pass.

The only real argument to that is that much of what you said there could apply to almost anyone presently available (and the guys with already chose) but of course you know that. Nobody left to choose from but guys with issues.

I think the Texans will go with what they've got but at the same time I wouldn't object to them putting a claim in for him if they had the room to do it. McNabb is broken at this point but that's not to say he couldn't turn it around or that the guys we already signed aren't also broken.

Texan_Bill
12-01-2011, 01:52 PM
Mods, please merge with the OTHER thread:

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1840993#post1840993

Dutchrudder
12-01-2011, 01:56 PM
If he somehow doesn't get claimed, I would rather have him on the depth chart over Delhomme or Clemmons. But realistically, I don't think he makes it to us.

HOU-TEX
12-01-2011, 02:02 PM
Aluminum or wood?



Right. I saw it too and it made my eyes bleed.

Aluminum, I reckon. You'd get to hear a nice sounding 'PING' right before you lay down next to your own brain mush.

texanmojo
12-01-2011, 02:07 PM
/END Thread

Yes...please. Enough with the "this QB would be better than that QB bullshit".

Double Barrel
12-01-2011, 02:13 PM
I'm trying to remain optimistic, but damn. Debating between Delhomme and McNabb certainly frames the predicament that we find ourselves in right now. It's like trying to figure out if dog poo taste better/worse than cat poo without having to eat either one.

Dutchrudder
12-01-2011, 02:19 PM
I'm trying to remain optimistic, but damn. Debating between Delhomme and McNabb certainly frames the predicament that we find ourselves in right now. It's like trying to figure out if dog poo taste better/worse than cat poo without having to eat either one.

Donovan McNabb is perfectly capable of being a Trent Dilfer. That's all we need, a guy who can be a passing threat but won't turn the ball over. Given the situation in Minny, I would expect him to do much better here than he did up there. He still managed to get a decent passer rating despite only having Harvin to throw to.

Double Barrel
12-01-2011, 03:12 PM
Donovan McNabb is perfectly capable of being a Trent Dilfer. That's all we need, a guy who can be a passing threat but won't turn the ball over. Given the situation in Minny, I would expect him to do much better here than he did up there. He still managed to get a decent passer rating despite only having Harvin to throw to.

I think he perfectly was capable of being a Trent Dilfer. But that's past tense. We'll just have to agree to disagree about who he is right now. Dude has looked terrible the past couple of seasons, and that goes beyond the team around him.

Concerns about his work ethic have been following him for years. And I've been a fan of his for awhile, so it's with disappointment that I post my observations about his current state.

That being said, I'd still take him over Delhomme.

DBCooper
12-01-2011, 03:16 PM
have any of you guys seen McNabb play lately? Hes been awful, has been reported to have poor work habits and is a crappy leader. He's been on 3 teams in 3 years. He's taking the Randy 'I'm past my prime Moss world tour. I'll pass.

Under normal conditions I would totally agree with you, he's playing horribly!

But times aren't normal, being we are down to our third stringer at QB.

He's a West coast guy too, at least he could manage this offense.

Hardcore Texan
12-01-2011, 03:50 PM
I'd drop Delhomme in a second to pick up McNabb, but Kubes want touch him because of the Shanahan connection as other posters have stated.

The Cush
12-01-2011, 04:21 PM
Breaking News per John McClain.."Texans not interested in anyone who is not currently on their roster"

Dated and resubmitted every 5 minutes

kwayshauntay
12-01-2011, 05:15 PM
Breaking News per John McClain.."Texans not interested in anyone who is not currently on their roster"

Dated and resubmitted every 5 minutes

I just heard Mort on NFL32 say how plugged in McClain is to the Texans.

I LOL'ed.

Kaiser Toro
12-01-2011, 05:25 PM
If someone said who would you take to be your backup - Clemens, Delhomme or McNabb, I would go with Delhomme.

By no means is it an endorsement, but for this team, right now, I want a proven locker room professional with SB experience.

Playoffs
12-01-2011, 05:34 PM
Mort confirms Texans not interested.

Says it's Bears or bust.

Texecutioner
12-01-2011, 05:42 PM
If someone said who would you take to be your backup - Clemens, Delhomme or McNabb, I would go with Delhomme.

By no means is it an endorsement, but for this team, right now, I want a proven locker room professional with SB experience.

Are you forgetting that Mcnabb has SB experience and a lot more playoff experience than Delhomme or any QB available. Mcnabb lost to the same dynasty team that Delhomme did in the SB in back to back seasons.

Kaiser Toro
12-01-2011, 05:51 PM
Are you forgetting that Mcnabb has SB experience and a lot more playoff experience than Delhomme or any QB available. Mcnabb lost to the same dynasty team that Delhomme did in the SB in back to back seasons.

Nope, but are you calling him a guy who can be a locker room leader?

LikeMike
12-01-2011, 09:02 PM
Is McNabb applying for a job with the Texans in this half time interview? Hes trying to find a place with a good defense, great running game and weapons in the passing game...

I always had respect for McNabb, but it seemed like he lost his fire after he got traded. I wouldn`t hate signing him, but I really don`t know if he still got it in him. But he sure is the most talented QB out there...

thunderkyss
12-01-2011, 10:23 PM
I wish, but with Shanahan not liking him, Kubiak wouldn't touch him.

Andy Reid let him go for Kolb (whom he traded away).

Shanahan couldn't get him to play well (in our QB friendly system...) he benched him for Grossman to run a 2 min drill.

He couldn't manage a team with Adrian Peterson in the backfield.


I'm starting to think he is uncoachable. I've always thought Reid didn't have control of him & that (I have said before) is why they never won the big one. The QB/HC relationship was upside down.

JWarren14
12-02-2011, 03:20 PM
Supposedly nobody put a claim in on McNabb.

GP
12-03-2011, 12:11 AM
McNabb comes off as being the guy who had it all, lost a little swagger, got dumped...and his ego has never recovered.

IMO, he's still pouting over being ran out of Philly. All those years of facing the critics and trying to say he'll prove them all to be wrong...and he can't get traction anymore in the NFL (with any team he's with) and so he's just given up.

He looked completely deflated in that halftime interview. Like he could give a shit about even being on TV right then and there. When Rich Eisen asked him what clubs he (McNabb) thought would put in a claim for him, McNabb says "All of them," then starts busting out laughing like Rick James at how he made a funny.

ESPN says it's official, nobody claimed him. Last chance: Negotiate a free agent contract with some team out there. I doubt there's any takers. I think the book on him is that he doesn't care and he wants it all handed to him.

Playoffs
12-03-2011, 12:16 AM
Bears should take a flier on him.