With the locked-out NFL offseason leaving many players in various states of limbo, we haven’t heard a lot from Donovan McNabb in recent weeks. That changed Tuesday, in a rather odd way.
In a video that has a self-promotional, infomercial-type feel to it, McNabb surprised us on a random (we believe) Tuesday in June to deliver the message that he’ll be ready for the 2011 season. In fact, he says it will be a “special” one. We just don’t know exactly where, other than it probably won’t be in Washington, D.C., competing with Rex Grossman and John Beck.
“2011 is different than 2010,” McNabb said. “For those who wanna sit back and dwell on what happened last year, so be it. But 2011′s gonna be a special season. A season in which I feel that I’ve prepared myself well — not just conditioning and strengthwise, but most importantly getting back to the fundamentals. And I look to display that in the 2011 season.
“And for those who feel like it can’t be possible: I’ll prove you wrong.”
McNabb’s campaign for a starting job would seem to be directed to sway opinion in places like Minnesota and Arizona.
We have yet to put our finger on the connection between McNabb and the segment with “The Real Robinson Report,” a YouTube-based project by Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson, but the over-sized, tattooed forearms holding the microphone are noticeably atypical of most media members we’re aware of.
The video, which was first posted last Friday, is just now starting to make the blog rounds.