Is Visanthe Shiancoe trying to recruit Donovan McNabb on behalf of the Vikings? Or does Shank just enjoy casual “alcohol talk” with veteran quarterbacks who may or may not become available somewhere down the road?
Also, who the hell is Jake?
But back to the pertinent issue. Donovan McNabb. The Redskins could trade him or, failing that, release him outright. There’s some disagreement about whether the Vikings should jump in on McNabb in the event he does become available. It’s pretty obvious which side of that argument Visanthe Shiancoe falls on: he’s for McNabb coming to the Vikings.
“You know what, as a matter of fact, I seen him out the other day, and we had a little alcohol talk, should I say, a little alcohol talk,” Shiancoe told Ivan Carter of Washington Post Live. “And I told him, ‘Hey, look , you know, Minnesota might be a good fit for you.’ I think that he would probably agree on that. Who knows if he wants to stay here anymore, right, being in those circumstances? I don’t know if he wants to or not, but I wouldn’t want to stay here [in Washington]. Speaking for myself, I wouldn’t want to stay in this predicament right here.”
Could Shank’s interest in McNabb have anything to do with the fact that Shank is a free agent after 2011 and hopes to score a big pay day? If he wants that pay day, he’ll need to put up numbers. And those numbers might not be there if a rookie or Joe Webb is leading the team.
And maybe McNabb could even help the team get back to the playoffs. Who knows?