Steve McNair: Washed Up? Who, Me?

Steve McNair (Baltimore Sun)Steve McNair says that everyday of rehab for his shoulder brings him one step closer to coming back as the starting quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens. Sure, he was a league leader in fumbles, interceptions and injuries through only seven games last season, but in his defense, a rotator cuff and a torn biceps in your non-throwing arm will do that to you.

McNair likens himself to old timers past and present like John Elway and Brett Favre as a measurement of how he will perform this upcoming season. Calling the change in coaches “surprising,” but citing the goodness in change, McNair believes that the offense will thrive under Cam Cameron.

You want to root for the 35-year-old McNair, as he’s been an elite quarterback in the league for more years than he hasn’t been. But unless your wife and your best friend take HGH, you are bound to lose a step with age. Ultimately, McNair may have the wherewithal to quarterback this team, but his body just doesn’t have the same iron consistency as his heart.

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  • Ian – Inside the Iggles

    Nice picture of Trent Cole!

  • The Unpromised One

    I don’t know if you’ve heard this, but from what I’ve heard, Steve McNair got shot in the head in what was likely a murder-suicide case last night. He was 36 years old.

    RIP Steve McNair. It’s just too bad that there are so many people dying. First Ed McMahon, then Farrah Fawcett, then MJ, Billy Mays, Karl Malden, and now Steve McNair. All of them died within two weeks of each other. RIP to all of them.

  • joeb

    Great quarterback, great guy, always had a smile. Just a shame that he wasn’t able to end his career on a higher note. First ballot hall-of-famer