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McNabb says 2010 was most challenging season of career

Donovan McNabb is still refusing to say anything of note about his 2010 campaign with the Redskins, but he at least will make one admission: it was the most challenging season of his NFL career.

That, at least, is what he told ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike and Mike and Mike this week.

“It was,” he said. “It was a challenge in so many ways. But you know, the whole thing about it is it’s how you’re able to withstand the test of time. And when you have dark times, you have to find a way to pull yourself out of it, and really make it benefit you. And like said, it was a lot of things that I learned in that whole situation, but there are a lot of things that I’m gonna leave behind. And now, my whole focus is what can I do to help this team win here in Minnesota....I look forward to going out there and really challenging not only my teammates but myself, to go out and be the guy that everyone knows that I am, the one that they’ve seen over the years, and be better."

A Mike also asked McNabb just what had gone wrong in Washington, but that, sadly, is on the same “QUESTIONS THAT CANNOT BE ANSWERED” page as “what exactly happened in the final seconds in Abbottabad?” and “what will Maryland’s new football uniforms look like?”

“Well you know what, it’s one that I’ve put behind me, and I’ve moved forward,” McNabb said. “There’s a lot of things that I’ve learned, and a lot of things that I’m just gonna leave back out there in Washington. But you know, the thing about it is every now and then you go through a little bump in the road, you suffer through a little adversity, and it’s all in how you overcome it. I’m just gonna make it stronger for me mentally through this whole process, and take full advantage of it.”

(Yes, it’s a way better tactic to say nothing than to say something, but it doesn’t make my job any easier, necessarily. Which is fine. I’m in Iowa, anyhow.)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.


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