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The locker room repercussions in Washington

Posted on: November 1, 2010 12:53 pm
Edited on: November 1, 2010 12:54 pm
 
Posted by Andy BenoitD. McNabb (US Presswire)

The Donovan McNabb benching remains, by far, the biggest and most bizarre story from Sunday. Expect it to gain some serious legs over the next few days. Some of the Redskins’ most prominent veterans are saying they were as surprised by the move as the rest of America.

Highly respected leader Phil Daniels said, according to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan, ''It surprises me with all the comebacks (McNabb’s) had in his career ... but as players we don’t make decisions.''

Mike Jones of TBD.com reports that Daniels, along with outspoken cornerback DeAngelo Hall, said he thought at the time that McNabb must have been injured.

This is the type of situation that could cost Mike Shanahan the locker room. Shanahan has now very publicly benched his best defensive and offensive players for not being erudite in the Redskins’ system. Obviously, sitting a malcontent like Albert Haynesworth does not compare with sitting your star quarterback. But at the end of the day, players could look at both situations and decide that they’re playing for an arrogant head coach.

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Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 6:18 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

Shanahan won't lose the Locker Room, because much like Joe Gibbs the azz kissers like Philip (offside) Daniels, Zo (special team star) Alexander, London (6.7 yards down field tackling) Fletcher, , ,  , etc. will support Shanahan to the hill and keep rosters spots.  Others like Okrapo, Landry, Trent Williams will be professional enough to keep their mouths closed and wait this Sh!t out.  All others that make any noise or ask questions will be cut faster than Larry Johnson and Devin Thomas.  



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 6:09 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

With the Cowboys season a joke, and Washington being coached by an overrated idiot the Giants and Eagles have to be absolutely laughing!



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:40 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

McNabb has won more games in the NFL than 95% of active QB's.  Yeah...he's no winner!  lol.  Clowns, seriously.  Most of you don't have a clue.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:19 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

I think ANY coach in the NFL who says "Rex Grossman gives me the best chance to win". In the year 2010. Should have their head examined. IN FACT, did anyone mention on the first play -only play- grossman dropped back and fumbled!! WHo else who has watched the NFL over the last 10 yers was surporsed bny this--- except mike shannahan? I would have given the ball to Colt Brennen from 2 years ago, before i gave Grossman the ball.



Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:59 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

Everyone here is missing the point. Shanahan is qouted as saying "at this particular time in the game, I thought Grossman gave us the best chance to win". That's hios job as coach and that's what he gets paid for...to make decisions.

Well, if McNabb is no good like most of the comments seem to suggest, what does that say about Shanahan and Grossman? Because you know what, Grossman fumbled his very first snap and it was returned for a TD!! And Shanahan is the coach who decided to put Grossman in because "he thought it gave the team the best chance to win".

All of you are morons if you think Rex Grossman is better than McNabb. How many pro bowls for Rex? Shanahan is an idiot for benching McNabb. But you know whst, McNabb will bail his ass out by winning 3-4 more games this year. 7-9, 8-8, it's all the same.

Grossman gives them a better chance to win than McNabb. Is this guy smoking crack???




Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:58 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

Shanahan will lose the Locker Room with ridiculous stunts like benching a future Hall of Famer for Sexy Rexxy with the game on the line, this ranks as one of the worst blunders by an NFL Head coach I have ever seen.  Guys will question his loyalty to the team and McNabb.  This team has many holes in the offensive line and no fierce RB or WR threat, this is definitely not the team that can win a Super Bowl.  Its sad and tragic how the Eagles dumped McNabb to a loser team....they owed him a bit more than this. 



Since: Nov 1, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:54 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

Um if u read during games when teams are down with 2 minutes to go they say how many times a player has led a team down to tie or win games.U should look that up but since u are a eagle fan u wouldnt do that.Ill do it for u.he has 15 4th quarter comebacks and 23 game winning drives in his career.See u eagle fans want to win so bad why dont u get ricky williams u sure would have won a superbowl then hahahahttp://www.pro-football-refer

ence.com/play-index/comeback.cgi?player=McNaDo00



Since: Sep 14, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:41 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

DavePA84, I couldn't agree with you more.  As an Eagles fan, I watched Donovan for 11 years being inept late in the game.  People have to realize like Mike Shanahan has that McNabb is not very good.  



Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:39 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

"Highly respected leader Phil Daniels said, according to , ''It surprises me with all the comebacks (McNabb’s) had in his career ... but as players we don’t make decisions.''


Ahh, Mr. Daniel, exactly what comebacks are you talking about???????????



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:33 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

As a Lions fan,I'm amused by the level of angst caused by a loss to the lowly Detroit Lions. ("We lost to the LIONS? WTF!") It makes those years of torture under Matt Millen almost worth it, now that the team appears to be rising and surprising some people. This seemed scripted for another Lions fol in the 4th quarter, but they kept responding to every challenge,especially the kickoff return for a touchdown. The stayed cool, instead of panicking,and forced Mike Shanahan into a head-scratcher of a decision. The Lions at 2-5 are in much better shape emotionally than a lot of teams with similar records,especially the Vikings, with the breaking news of Randy Moss' release. In the words of Montgomery Burns, "AHHHH! Good times!"


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