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The Rick
04-17-2008, 10:29 AM
McNair announces to teammates in meeting he's retiring

Baltimore Ravens (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=bal) quarterback Steve McNair (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=3114) has decided to retire from the NFL, announcing his decision to teammates at a packed meeting prior to the Ravens' workouts Thursday morning.

A news conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ravens' headquarters in Owings Mills, Md. First-year coach John Harbaugh, general manager Ozzie Newsome and wide receiver Derrick Mason (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=3988) and cornerback Samari Rolle (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=4305) are expected to accompany McNair at the news conference.
McNair spent 13 seasons in the NFL, and was named the co-Most Valuable Player in 2003.

Drafted by the then-Houston Oilers in the first round of the 1995 draft out of Division I-AA Alcorn State, McNair became a starter in his third season -- the franchise's first in Tennessee. He led the Titans to the Super Bowl XXXIV, where he led a comeback that fell one yard short of a game-tying touchdown as time expired in the St. Louis Rams (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=stl)' 23-16 win.

McNair was known as "Air McNair" in college, where he set NCAA records in Alcorn State's wide-open offense and won the 1994 Walter Payton Award as the best player in I-AA football. But he shed that nickname for a reputation for physical toughness in the NFL, where he often played through injuries.

Over his 13-year career, McNair completed 2,733 of 4,544 passes for 31,304 yards and 174 touchdowns with 119 interceptions. He also carried for 3,590 rushing yards.http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3351086

The Rick
04-17-2008, 10:30 AM
Guess this means QB in the draft becomes a higher priority for the Ravens?

DaKCMan AP
04-17-2008, 10:30 AM
He should. He had a good run for a few years. Met him a long time ago at the NFL QB Challenge in Orlando. Was very nice and gracious.

stlchiefs
04-17-2008, 10:31 AM
I wonder if they'll be looking to move up to secure Matt Ryan's services?

The Rick
04-17-2008, 10:33 AM
I wonder if they'll be looking to move up to secure Matt Ryan's services?
That was my thought...

DaKCMan AP
04-17-2008, 10:35 AM
Guess this means QB in the draft becomes a higher priority for the Ravens?

I don't think this made it more of a priority than it already was. McNair only started 6 games over the past 2 years in Baltimore. QB was already a high priority for the Ravens.

keg in kc
04-17-2008, 10:36 AM
The Err McNair era is at an end.

ChiefButthurt
04-17-2008, 10:36 AM
Don't they have Troy Smith? :p

BigChiefFan
04-17-2008, 10:38 AM
He might be the most overrated QB of all time.

ChiefsFan4Life
04-17-2008, 10:38 AM
Did he get injured while announcing his retirement?

kcchiefsus
04-17-2008, 10:40 AM
I don't think this made it more of a priority than it already was. McNair only started 6 games over the past 2 years in Baltimore. QB was already a high priority for the Ravens.

McNair only started 6 games the past 2 years? That isn't true. He only started 6 games in 2007 but in 2006 he started all 16 games with Baltimore.

Demonpenz
04-17-2008, 10:45 AM
Remember when he threw from 6000 thousand yards in one year in college

El Jefe
04-17-2008, 10:47 AM
Yes now make room for my boy Troy Smith to take the helm and take them back to the promised land.

DaKCMan AP
04-17-2008, 10:50 AM
McNair only started 6 games the past 2 years? That isn't true. He only started 6 games in 2007 but in 2006 he started all 16 games with Baltimore.

LMAO My bad. I was looking from the bottom of the list (his first 2 years) instead of from the top (his last 2 years). You're correct.

Still, I think this would have been expected with his combination of 6 games started/played and his 35 year old body.

chasedude
04-17-2008, 10:52 AM
Now he can can beat his wife all the time now.

Delano
04-17-2008, 10:52 AM
Yes now make room for my boy Troy Smith to take the helm and take them back to the promised land.

ROFL The tradition of overrated Ravens quarterbacks continues with that statement.

DaKCMan AP
04-17-2008, 10:52 AM
Yes now make room for my boy Troy Smith to take the helm and take them back to the promised land.

ROFL

Dicky McElephant
04-17-2008, 10:54 AM
Yes now make room for my boy Troy Smith to take the helm and take them back to the promised land.

STFU

Tribal Warfare
04-17-2008, 10:54 AM
Q the trade up talks with the Falcons.

DJJasonp
04-17-2008, 10:57 AM
This is no joke....when I read the thread title.....I was thinking TODD McNair.

My mind is in a time-warp today.

ChiefButthurt
04-17-2008, 10:59 AM
Yes now make room for my boy Troy Smith to take the helm and take them back to the promised land.


:clap: :rockon: Atta boy.

DaKCMan AP
04-17-2008, 11:03 AM
:clap: :rockon: Atta boy.

I think he just got sacked.. again.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2007/01/08/2003515855.jpg

ChiefButthurt
04-17-2008, 11:06 AM
I think he just got sacked.. again.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2007/01/08/2003515855.jpg


Ouch....that shoulda been a penalty. Effing jerk playin without his helmet.

Rooster
04-17-2008, 11:09 AM
This is no joke....when I read the thread title.....I was thinking TODD McNair.

My mind is in a time-warp today.

WOW... We could probably use Todd right about now. :D

DaKCMan AP
04-17-2008, 11:10 AM
Ouch....that shoulda been a penalty. Effing jerk playin without his helmet.

Should this have been a penalty too?

http://twoandtwomakesfive.blogs.com/two_and_two_makes_five/images/bcs14101090414.jpg

Or how about this one?

http://daltonmelnyk.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/sacked.jpg



:deevee:

ChiefButthurt
04-17-2008, 11:18 AM
Should this have been a penalty too?

http://twoandtwomakesfive.blogs.com/two_and_two_makes_five/images/bcs14101090414.jpg

Or how about this one?

http://daltonmelnyk.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/sacked.jpg



:deevee:


I think he put the moves on that first sack attempt. Hmmm TD wasn't it? :cuss:

the Talking Can
04-17-2008, 11:19 AM
good

cause he sucks very badly

Dicky McElephant
04-17-2008, 11:20 AM
I think he just got sacked.. again.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2007/01/08/2003515855.jpg

:clap:ROFL

Bearcat
04-17-2008, 11:37 AM
Did he get injured while announcing his retirement?

No, but he still requested to be put on the injury report as questionable to play with his grandkids this Sunday so they'll think he's tough when he shows up anyway.

blueballs
04-17-2008, 12:07 PM
That's one tough SOB
at least that's what I've heard
ovber and over and over again