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McNabb says he no longer has to be “robotic”

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp

MANKATO, MN - AUGUST 4: Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball during training camp at Minnesota State University on August 4, 2011 in Mankato, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has a very specific way he wants quarterbacks to do things. That way clearly didn’t mesh with Donovan McNabb.

Now in Minnesota, McNabb welcomes a different approach from Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave.

“Some coaches say ‘Hey, it’s my way or no way,’ ” McNabb said via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “You become robotic. That’s when you pull away from your style of play and the way of things that got you successful. If things don’t go as well as you’d like them to, you find out what the mistake was, you correct it and you go right back and get it done.”

Musgrave welcomes input from McNabb, which is a marked change from the approach the Shanahans take. We’re not sure whether that will make McNabb any more successful, but he knows this is likely his last best chance to resurrect his career as a quality starter.

“This is sort of my second chance away from Philadelphia,” he said.