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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: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 1:54 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

donovan is toward the end of his career his 2minute drills were a mess in philly! hes one and done in washington, he will be in minnesota next year! god bless ya vikings fans!



Since: Aug 22, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 1:48 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

WOW!   Shanahan and i'm sorry if i spelled it wrong, is way off on benching McNabb.  I feel sorry for Grossman, he was just thrown under the bus.  I am sure he was surprised as well.  I would love to see McNabb in chicago as a bears QB and retired in a Bears uniform!



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 1:42 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.''

Can someone please show me all these game winning drives McNabb has had in his career? I must have been asleep the last 11 years in Philly.



Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 1:28 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

Being a huge Bears fan, I know the legend that is Rex Grossman. Dont let the fact that he was quarterback the last time the Bears went to the Super Bowl, he isnt that good!! McNabb may be older, but he still should have been the one in that game at the end. Bad move for Shanahan!



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 1:27 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

Wait? Are you claiming that Albert Haynesworth is the Skins best defensive player? I must be reading this wrong. Benching McNabb was a very odd move from a very good coach, I was as confused as everyone else but as a Broncos fan, if there are any disgruntled Washington fans because of this move, I would just like to offer Josh McDaniels in a trade for Shanny back? Please.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 1:25 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

I gotta give it to the ol ball coach Shanahan who was right in criticizing and sitting big fat Haynesworthless and goof Portis, but not benching McNabb...at least not for proven NFL failure Rex Grossman. This is a classic case of hypeed coach with huge contract doing it his way to show the inmates err players who the boss is. Good luck the rest of the way Shanny you are gonna need it.  Keep your resume updated since Dallas needs a head coach badly. 



Since: Jun 5, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 1:24 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

# 5 lovers will need to face the harsh reality that this guy cant run the 2 minute drill in the NFL PERIOD!
Just go back to the last 11 Eagles seasons with Donovan trying to run the hurry up offense. It was abysmal at best. So waa it Andy and his poor clock management?...or was it the true underlying fact that Donovan cant run the two minute drill on his own. (see Super Bowl loss with good ole # 5 puking up his guts while the clock is winding down). He is very talented and can play with the best of them but he should never be in the elit QB categories because he is clearly making all the same mistakes this season that he has done throughout his Eagles career.
Throwing behind receivers, throwing too high to receivers, not reading the quick reads in the west coast offense, throwing balls into the ground at receivers feet. etc..... this is not new for Donovan. I think Mike Shannahan is a pompous jerk but he has the two rings (even though it was really all John Elway) so he can make these decisions. Well when you replace Donovan with REX GROSSMAN---that should speak volumes on how Mike feels about his Star QB. -NOT MUCH.....Donovan may yet still find a job because there are a few teams that would love to have him, even with all his flaws ( see Dallas, Cleveland, Arizona, Carolina,..........)
Mikey A.



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 1:23 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

Grossman has played in Kyle Shannahan's sytem before. McNabb is in a new system, still get acclimated to new terminology, etc. It's really that simple.

Besides, it's not like McNabb has scorched his opposition thus far.

DC will make this a headline because the team won't have very many others this season.


lambfries
Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 1:22 pm
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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 1:16 pm
 

The locker room repercussions in Washington

Shanahan said he didn't think McNabb understood the 2 minute offense, he must not think McNabb is very smart.    Bad decision by Shanahan, he is way better then Grossman.


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