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O McNabb! Who will lead the Redskins?
by Christina,posted Nov 3 2010 9:25AM
The Washington Redskins are like a ship without a captain, even though they have one named Donovan McNabb. Yet it seems that not everyone likes who's leading the SS Redskin. I thought Walt Whitman might help us steer the ship.
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells
It’s time for Donovan McNabb to wake up and see the writing on the wall - that the NFL just might not be that into him. We all know the booing on draft day and the constant second guessing Eagle fans had week after week. But when a team drafts Kevin Kolb, a relatively unknown quarterback in the second round (he was projected to go in the third or fourth rounds) from Houston, one should probably be worried. And in case you forget who was part of the 2007 draft: JaMarcus Russell and Brady Quinn we’re both taken in the first round ahead of Kolb, and behind him in the second round John Beck and the former Yankee turned QB Drew Stanton, we’re the lone signal callers taken in the second round.
And one final note on the state of McNabbs mind, when you play 10 seasons with a team, and they trade you WITHIN the division, that can only mean your coach doesn’t fear that after 10 years you’d be able to read their defense.
O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done
The Washington Redskins are 4 and 4; don't expect them to win more than two games after their performance on Sunday vs. the now 2 and 5 Lions. Mike Shanahan decided that somehow Rex Grossman knew how to run a two minute offense better than McNabb, though McNabb had been named the starter, no questions asked, since being traded by the Eagles. Shanahan also thought that bringing in someone with 73 less wins and someone who hasn’t played a down all season was somehow best for the team. Or maybe Shanahan was really concerned about McNabb’s cardiovascular shape…
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still
When your coach doesn’t have any faith in you, then it trickles down through the rest of team, and they start asking questions, ‘does he really have it’, ‘can we win with him’ ‘is Rex actually better?’. One of two things will happen: Shanahan will be gone or McNabb will. Whoever has Dan Snyder’s ear, will be the one calling the shots; but no matter who wins in Washington, it seems that McNabbs days are numbered, not only with the Redskins, but in the NFL.
The sad reality is that the most memorable thing Donovan McNabb ever did, besides his sideline upchuck during the Super Bowl, was 4th and 26.
That is the best thing Donovan McNabb will ever be remembered for. Why? Because his team was down, it was a big game, and he came through, and they won. He’s never been able to come through when it counts, and in fact has only gotten worse with age.
How low can McNabb go? Well on Tuesday, the Washington Redskins invited a member of the 2007 draft to come and work out for them. Donovan McNabb might be replaced by yet another '07 draftee - Raider cast-off JaMarcus Russell. Here's the real question for Redskin fans, who's better - JaMarcus Russell or Rex Grossman?