Vikings cut Donovan McNabb, is the Windy City in his future?
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported McNabb asked to be released by the Vikings so he could seek out another team. His request was granted, much like the way Kyle Orton(notes) freed himself from the Denver Broncos bench last week and was picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs. McNabb will now be placed on the waiver wire and any team interested in picking up his salary for the remaining five games of the NFL season can put in a claim.
Stories of the Season: Miller Much More Than the ROY
It’s time we forgot talk of best rookie and started to think in terms of Pro-Bowl, All-Pro, maybe even Defensive Player of the Year. It sounds crazy, but there may not be a better candidate than Miller right now…Focusing only on his play as a run defender and in coverage, he is still having an All-Pro caliber season…Miller is also the only linebacker in the league with more than 25 tackles that has yet to miss one…The scary part is that when most rookies are running into the metaphorical wall, Miller seems to be getting stronger. His past four games have been his strongest four, and at the moment he is proving to be an adversary that right tackles can’t contain…This might be the most dominant season from a rookie since Randy Moss defined the word ‘uncoverable’ in his first year with a chip on his shoulder in 1998.
Miller was just named the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month
DOLPHINS' MARSHALL BRIEFLY DETAINED OVER FARE
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall was handcuffed and briefly detained by Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies after he was accused of fleeing to evade paying a $142 cab fare…Peterson Pierre, a driver for Miami Springs Taxi Company, picked him up at the resort and, after first going to Miami International Airport, they eventually ended up at the Fort Lauderdale airport. “He didn’t know where he wanted to go,” Pierre told South Florida Times on Monday. “When I woke him up and told him he had to pay, he said he wasn’t and started arguing for me to take him home.”...He entered the airport lobby and then Pierre saw him leave through a different exit and jump into another cab…McGuire said Marshall “was simply getting someone to help translate.”
"McGuire" would be Brandon's agent Kennard - you know, the same guy who advised Peyton Hillis not to play because he had a sore throat.
A popular storyline goes that Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver got fed up with watching Jacksonville’s native son win in Denver while the Jags’ callow quarterback, Blaine Gabbert, stunk it up. Weaver, who sold the team on the same day that he gave Del Rio the boot, had other reasons to dismiss the coach, like the fact that he’s the only coach in NFL history to serve for nine years without winning a division title. But the Tebow story is more interesting and probably at least partially true.
Jeremy Stahl says No, emphatically.
/pē/ - /bō/ - /iNG/
Verb: Randomly peeing on things in public. Like Nick Novak does. It helps if a friend holds a towel for you.
VIDEO: Tim Tebow, 'All I Do Is Win'
Breathe, everyone. We’ll all be safe here. Cut-Cav 4eva.
Chester McGlockton dies at 42
Chester McGlockton, a four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders who played 12 seasons in the NFL, died early Wednesday morning. He was 42. The announcement was made by Stanford University, where McGlockton was in his second season as a defensive assistant.
Under-the-radar coaches have teams rising (mostly) from obscurity
People said he couldn’t win with Tim Tebow as his quarterback; that all he was doing by playing the former Florida star was allowing Tebow to demonstrate why he can’t make it in the NFL. Yeah, sure, and 6-foot quarterbacks like Drew Brees can’t, either. It’s not just that Fox had the courage to make the move; it’s what he did with it. After the Broncos were shredded at home by Detroit, he decided he could keep losing with Tebow in a conventional offense or tailor his attack to suit his quarterback’s unique skills.
Whether Miller realized it or not, he did have a major impact on the missed attempt. It was his effort (by tackling Mike Tolbert in the backfield) that added 4 yards more onto Novak’s 53-yard kick…Miller’s play was called “single strong,” and it called for the rookie to blitz from the outside…Miller’s outlook on the play actually symbolizes his effort this season: He is simply going about his business with no desire to take the credit…Miller isn’t just one of the best rookies this year—he’s one of the best defensive players overall.