Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb got off to a good start on Sunday in Philadelphia, and by the end of the first quarter Washington led 14-0 and looked ready to cruise. For the rest of the game, however, the Redskins’ offense struggled, and they barely held on to win.
For that, McNabb takes the blame.
“I take full responsibility, definitely for the second half,” McNabb said on his radio show on ESPN 980, per the Washington Post.
There’s no way to defend the fact that McNabb went 2-for-11 for 10 yards in the second half. But McNabb did point out that he spent most of the game trying to play it safe and protecting a lead.
“You have to be aggressive sometimes, but you also have to be smart with the ball,” said McNabb.
McNabb was smart enough with the ball that he didn’t make a game-changing turnover with the Redskins leading. But the Redskins won’t win many more games in which McNabb throws for 10 yards in the second half.