Donovan McNabb: Philly Coach Singing His Praises For Comeback

    May 15, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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Donovan McNabb has had a rough few years in the NFL, ending his time with both the Redskins and the Vikings on low notes. He gained some weight, got a little sluggish, and was benched within both those teams, much to his chagrin.

But the former Eagle has lost some weight–15-20 pounds, according to him–and is working out with famed trainer George Whitfield in an effort to bring back his A game. McNabb insists he’s always been in shape, however, and that he never lost his strength.

“…People may have seen how strong I looked, and they kind of figured maybe I was out of shape or whatever,” he said. “But now that I’m lighter, people all of a sudden are saying, ‘Well, he’s in shape.’ I’ve been in shape.”

McNabb, who says he has a “full list of 32” teams he is open to play for, is garnering praise from his old Eagles colleagues. Coach Andy Reid, who gave McNabb his start, said he would recommend his old friend to any team who claimed interest.

“He looks good. He looks physically good. He looks like he could go out and play tomorrow. I would highly recommend him,” he said.

While McNabb still has supporters, some see the workouts–especially with his own personal quarterback coach–as a desperate attempt at a comeback that won’t happen.

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  • jank brock

    For the love of Pete McNabb give it up. Go get you some Campbell’s beef stew in a Microwabable Bowl and sit back and have some next Fall when the season starts, that’s about all you can do. You are over the hill and done Son!

  • a l pachajr

    well im in alvin texas,roughly 35 miles se of htown smack between htown and galveston, so most of my nfl news is either of n.o. , the cowgals, or (my hometown team) the texans. that being said ive been a philly fan since i was 5 years old. i not only watched but joined in booing philly for taking don over the pothead running back. ive gotta say im much happier over how that turned out than say the saints who took williams, mcnabb may not belong in the hof or he just might thats for the voters to decide. im sick of fans dogging this man out. we hadnt had a decent qb since cunningham and in my humble opinion we do not now. i hope d.k. will give us more of 2010 and less of 2011 and he stays healthy. you know we didnt win the sb and only went to one on mcnabbs watch. until then you know what my fondest wish was? of course you dont. i wished that BEFORE I DIED id see my beloved eagles in the sb!!! soaak that in…. not win the sb JUST BE IN ONE!!!! mcnabb did some amazing things for us as fans. look at the “receivers” he had to work with over the years. think about them… thrash,mitchell,pinkston etc. the ONE year he had a legitimate number one we went to the sb!!!! the next season we had a real wideout threat we went back to the nfc title game and lost to the cardinals. we shouldve won that game but the defense,not mcnabb, lost that game. so all his years he had 2 with real number one wideouts and we went to one sb and the defense lost the nfc title in the other. maybe don should retire idk but i do think fair weather philly fans should appreciate the heck outta number 5 and stop dogging him out!!!

  • http://yahoo fja

    andy reid should let him play he’s the one that killed him when he was using his legs and passing he was a double threat hell most linebackers couldnt tackle the man.he was a big threat then reid did not build the team around him now look at vick getting killed because hes turning him into a pocket passer.