Tuesday, August 17, 2010
McNabb has long-term plans with Skins
By Matt Mosley
OXNARD, Calif. -- I interrupt this Cowboys afternoon practice session to bring you some interesting comments from Donovan McNabb. He made the rounds on the local television stations and responded to questions about his contract situation:
"I'll be here with the Redskins for years," he told NBC's Dan Hellie. "We've both said it, I've said it, they've said it. I want to be a Redskin. I want to be a Redskin. Just like I was an Eagle for years, I want to be a Redskin. I want to finish my career here. There's a lot of exciting things that are ahead of us here, there's a lot of talent here, and I think good things can happen here in Washington."
So at what point will the Redskins and McNabb agree to a contract extension? I think it will happen during the season -- especially if McNabb gets off to a quick start.
And when a Comcast reporter mentioned that McNabb wasn't appreciated in Philadelphia, the quarterback cut her off:
"I would not say that, I would not say that," he said. "You know what, it's exciting to be received well, but obviously being in the league for a long time, [Redskins fans] want to see results. I understand that. That's part of my role. My role is to come here and do kind of what they've seen me do for 11 years, and that's something I want to present to them as well as my ballclub."
A couple weeks ago in Ashburn, Va., McNabb told me that he admired how Redskins fans embraced Jason Campbell even when he struggled on the field. Thought it was an interesting comment. Not sure it's an accurate one.