Lately there has been a lot of brewing controversy in Washington between QB Donovan McNabb and Head Coach Mike Shanahan and son Kyle. McNabb has benched multiple times this season and Shanahan has made tons of excuses on why he benched one of the best QB’s of this generation.
McNabb played for the Eagles for 10 years and led them to five NFC Championship Games (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2008), and one Super Bowl in 2005 (Super Bowl XXXI). Mike Shanahan is a great coach but I think he’s dead wrong in this situation. He expects McNabb to be John Elway and they are two totally different people with two different styles. Shanahan came into a team that was struggling and needed time to get where they needed to go. He should have expected some growing pains along the way.
The one thing that still sticks out to me is the week the Redskins played the Lions. McNabb played the whole game and with two minutes left he was pulled for Rex Grossman. Subsequently, the Redskins lost the game and the problems have been going on ever since. There has been a lot of verbal bashing between both sides now and it doesn’t like it’s going to an end.
There is no doubt in my mind now that McNabb will not return to the Redskins next season. He will either retire or be on a team that absolutely sucks. In my opinion, the man deserves a Super Bowl ring and that’s why it sucks for him that Philly got rid of him. Only time will tell to see if this situation gets resolved. Stay tuned for more folks.