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Dear Jerry Angelo, Please Don't Pursue Donovan McNabb

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So Jay Cutler gets hurt, Lovie Smith mentions the Bears might want a veteran quarterback to help if Caleb Hanie fails. Kyle Orton is released by the Denver Broncos, and the Bears showed interest before he was claimed by the Chiefs. Now reports have indicated that McNabb should be released by the Vikings at some point today. Publically the Bears haven't shown interest. but I can already hear the meatball sports fans calling Chicago Sports Radio stations wanting the Bears to sign the veteran quarterback.

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While I agree McNabb has had a very nice NFL career, his days of being a starter or key contributor are over. He struggled in Washington last season and lasted only five weeks as the Minnesota Vikings starter. To make matters worse he got benched in favor of Rex Grossman in Washington, who I'm sure most of those wanting McNabb were the same ones who wanted Rex benched in Chicago, and is rumored to have been out of shape to start the season for the Vikings and might be in worse shape since he has been on the bench.

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Lovie Smith skated around the topic at his press conference just saying McNabb "has been a great player in the league". Please let this be the last mention of McNabb and the Bears in the same sentence. Yes Donovan is a Chicago area native who has played well against the Bears, but his best days are behind him. I want my last memory of McNabb at Soldier Field to be Julius Peppers shoving him with ease in a "get outta my damn way" style sack.

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Still not convinced. Just think how scary the idea of Mike Martz calling plays for McNabb would be.