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Report: Rex Grossman to start over McNabb

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After a week filled with rumors and denials in Washington, it appears that Mike Shanahan really has decided to go with the nuclear option at quarterback:  Rex Grossman.

Kelli Johnson of Comcast Sportsnet in Washington reports that Grossman will get the call Sunday in Dallas over Donovan McNabb.  She’s told the Redskins locker room is “divided and guys are extremely upset.”

We’re waiting to confirm this news.   (Johnson had a source Tuesday saying the change was unlikely.)

If it’s true, imagine how McNabb feels.  Coming off a decent effort against the Bucs, McNabb said he would expect to hear from his coach if there was any chance he was getting benched this week.

“I would have hoped,” McNabb said Wednesday. “That’s professionalism. Communication.”

The longer this ugly, bizarre year in Washington drags on, the less likely it seems McNabb will be communicating with Shanahan at all during the 2011 season.

UPDATE: The report has been confirmed by the Washington Post.   This is a strong statement by the Shanahans.  They already gave their financial apology to McNabb, so this looks like a possible first step in saying goodbye.

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  1. pedsaregoodforsports says: Dec 17, 2010 10:36 AM

    I know McNabb is struggling a bit, but I think its more a reflection of the team and coaching staff around him.

    Grossman gives you a better chance to win than McNabb?

    First the Haynesworth mess, now this.

    Shananhqan has not only lost touch with the players and today’s game, he’s lost his mind.

    What a joke.

  2. cmstrick says: Dec 17, 2010 10:37 AM

    McNabb will be wearing purple next year… count on it.

  3. hobbie8046 says: Dec 17, 2010 10:38 AM

    We have been, are and always will be the joke of the NFL. I am absolutely disgusted…

  4. kevo126 says: Dec 17, 2010 10:41 AM

    hahahah hail rex grossman

    FAIL!

  5. joetoronto says: Dec 17, 2010 10:43 AM

    If this is true, the rat must go and fast. He’s destroying the franchise completely.

  6. kriswd40 says: Dec 17, 2010 10:46 AM

    This makes me happy I picked up Dallas’s defense for my Fantasy playoff game this week.

  7. piccolo41 says: Dec 17, 2010 10:47 AM

    We got our Rexy Back :)

  8. ditkaditkaditka says: Dec 17, 2010 10:48 AM

    Woohooo!!! The Sexbomb returns. “F’ it, I’m going long!!!!”

    Sure glad they gave McNabb new coin this year, he sure was deserving.

  9. catman72 says: Dec 17, 2010 10:48 AM

    Skins = train wreck

    Please be foolish enough to release McNabb so we can sign him.

  10. BC says: Dec 17, 2010 10:49 AM

    This is un-effing-incredible.

  11. tailgateheaven says: Dec 17, 2010 10:49 AM

    Shanahan’s stock has dropped faster than a prom dress. No amount of lipstick on this pig is going to make things better in or outta the locker room. Skins fans, enjoy the tailgate, then stay in the lot!

  12. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 17, 2010 10:51 AM

    wow

  13. cleverbob says: Dec 17, 2010 10:51 AM

    He needs to cram it already with all the “professionalism” nonsense. As much as he tries to portray himself as the consummate professional, his image will always be tarnished from his passive aggressiveness and goofy antics.

  14. theytukrjobs says: Dec 17, 2010 10:52 AM

    So McNabb is the Vikings QB next season. Hopefully he does well.

  15. all4patriots says: Dec 17, 2010 10:55 AM

    LOL

    Check Mike Shanhan for head injuries. Something is wrong with the wiring up there for sure.

  16. Andre's Johnson says: Dec 17, 2010 10:56 AM

    What a freaking disaster. The Skins are a laughingstock.

    (And that’s coming from a Texans fan.)

  17. igglesfan13 says: Dec 17, 2010 10:56 AM

    Should anyone be surprised by this? Eagles traded him for a reason. He’s just not the QB he used to be. As an Eagles fan I enjoyed his play while he was here but it was definitely time for him to go. Now the Redskins know it too. HAHAHA

  18. moochzilla says: Dec 17, 2010 10:56 AM

    I almost didn’t see this as I was too busy reading quotes from Cliff Lee about how he loves Philly and the fans so much that he took less money to come back here.

    But I’d be remiss if I didn’t submit the following comments:

    SOME PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES IN THEY LIVES, AND THEY MADE A BIG ONE LAST SUMMER.

    BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR PHILADELPHIA.

    I thank you for your time. I thank Dan Snyder and the Redskins organization for the draft picks. I thank Redskins fans for killing the Eagles fans and taunting us about how McNabb was going to come back and kill us.

    But most of all, I thank Donovan. Because for the rest of my life I can say:

    SOME PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES IN THEY LIVES, AND THEY MADE A BIG ONE LAST SUMMER.

    Good Lord, this is great.

  19. dirtybird06 says: Dec 17, 2010 10:57 AM

    This organization is a joke & Mike Shanny is an idiot. Nothing else more can be said.

  20. pioliforprez says: Dec 17, 2010 10:57 AM

    rex grossman’s a great quarterback………….FOR ME TO POOP ON!!

    (same goes for shanahan)

  21. themage78 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:00 AM

    Queue the self-hating Eagles fans who only want to bash McNabb. Hey Eagles fans, Donovan finally had after 5 years of waiting, someone to throw to besides Westbrook. Then you cut him once he gets Jackson, McCoy, and Maclin.
    He gets sent to a team that has no great Wr to speak of, and no RB. How is he supposed to do anything with that?

  22. wydok says: Dec 17, 2010 11:00 AM

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Release the dragon!

  23. sdchargers25 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:00 AM

    why dont they just give McNabb another extension?

  24. goforthanddie says: Dec 17, 2010 11:02 AM

    Shanahan’s way of saying “Fire me, I’ll still get paid”?

  25. moochzilla says: Dec 17, 2010 11:02 AM

    Now I’m reading about how Cliff Lee’s wife loves the fans and city of Philadelphia.

    And then we McNabb. A guy who complained 24/7 about the fans. We see a guy who is married to a woman who says she will never come back to visit Philadelphia. We see a man who has a mommy that hates the city.

    And now we see that man who, much like Scott Rolen, thought he was headed to “Heaven”. He thought he’d have a dream career once he got away from that mean city and its mean fans.

    How’s that workin’ out for ya?

  26. meatball13 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:03 AM

    Hey Donovan,aren’t you glad Philly didn’t send you to Oakland or Buffalo (like you wished for).Cooley,why so quiet?Face the facts all you HAILERS…Your team is a complete mess!
    FAIL!!!!!

  27. arzcardinals says: Dec 17, 2010 11:04 AM

    Send McSoup on over to AZ – We’d love to have him. Team up with his buddy Larry F.

  28. mannyicey says: Dec 17, 2010 11:06 AM

    Mike Shanahan’s one and done. The game has progressed beyond him. It’s a shame, too.

  29. ninjapleazee says: Dec 17, 2010 11:07 AM

    somewhere in Chicago.. Lovie is saying .. “in Rex we trust”

  30. cubano76 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:07 AM

    Looks like Mike & Kyle Shanhan have finally had a taste of that wonderful DC Crack! Smoke up boys!!!!!!!

  31. scrapdawg12 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:09 AM

    LOL!!!!!!!! What a joke!

  32. shiv1623 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:09 AM

    what are yall on about…

    Shanahan is a damn genius.. Remember this guy found Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, and Elvis Dumerville all in the sam year!!!

    he just wants to get his guys in the roster thats all…give him to years to draft , he’ll fix them

  33. boysroll says: Dec 17, 2010 11:10 AM

    4skin base hating on me all yr….grossman? omg..this guy sucks big time. This org hands down is the biggest joke and laughingstock in the nfl.

    boys 35 skins 0….book it dano….LMFAO.

    HAIL ALL YE SUCKAS!!!

  34. donovanmcflabb says: Dec 17, 2010 11:12 AM

    Has anything gone McNabb’s way since he made the post-game statement in the locker room about how the Eagles made their “mistake” last year?

    Good call McNabb.

  35. shervybaby says: Dec 17, 2010 11:12 AM

    LOL Redskins are the biggest joke in the NFL for the past 10 years. Bring the vaseline out on Sunday Redskin fans your gonna get raped by the Cowboys.

  36. apopnj says: Dec 17, 2010 11:12 AM

    another short lived coach in Washington. As an Eagles die hard, the Redskins need much help but can’t say i feel anything for them.

    Philly fans will enjoy this:
    my 4 yr old son says when watching football together, daddy who are the bad guys? I say to him, who are the bad guys? he says the guys with the star on the helmets. I say u r right but anyone that plays against the eagles are the bad guys.

    Now that’s coaching. LOL!!

    Happy holidays everyone and happy new year!!

  37. skinsfan87 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:14 AM

    So the Skins are conceding the season… I’m done. It’s not April FOOLS Day… Grossman is NOT an option.

  38. cjspiller12 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:15 AM

    I am actually glad the Bills did not hire this jackass as their coach. Shanahan should be fired today!!

  39. boysroll says: Dec 17, 2010 11:16 AM

    meatball13….u bring up a good pt. where is fooley at? crickets…crickets..crickets…typical 4skin representative..talk crap and disappear under a freakin rock. guy overrated too as he couldnt hold jason wittens jock strap.

  40. FinFan68 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:17 AM

    What will all the Shanahan haters say if Rex has an awesome game? He got a bad rap at Chicago because his turnovers came at the worst times. Everybody knows he had the worst 3 games (rating wise) by a starting QB in that year. What people forget is he also had the top 4 as well, on the way to the SB. Anybody remember any of the guys he was throwing to? McNabb is the QB of a 5-8 team and has thrown more picks than TDs. He has good yardage numbers, largely from playing catch-up and/or the lack of a consistent running attack. McNabbs numbers are similar tio Chad Henne’s but nobody was questioning his benching. If Rex does well, McNabb could be headed for AZ in the off-season, while the Skins draft a long-term solution.

  41. pdxbolt says: Dec 17, 2010 11:18 AM

    boysroll….you finally came out of hiding.

    Welcome back tool.

  42. cshearing says: Dec 17, 2010 11:25 AM

    Shanahan is most definitely not handling this well, and possibly should be fired. However, that does not change the fact McNabb started to slip a couple of years ago, and is in full-blown “old QB” mode now. Be careful what you wish for, Minny, Arizona, et al. If you are looking for a savior, you should look elsewhere.

  43. skinnyskins says: Dec 17, 2010 11:27 AM

    It sucks that it didnt work out but it is what it is. At this point McNabb is a sunk cost for us and we need to move on.

    Moving forward…We could trade him (hopefully for a 3rd round pick or 2 late round picks) to a team like Minnesota or the Cardinals, or just cut him and not pay him that 40 mil guaranteed. Next season is rebuilding so draft Locker or Newton round 1 next year (Luck will be gone before our pick) and sit him behind Grossman for half a season and then see what he can do with a little time in the NFL. Use the remaining picks on O and D line and use free agency to pick up a couple linebackers, competent receivers and a safety. The worst we could do is get a $100 mil+ player to fill one position. Theres too many positions that need to be addressed.

    Either way, Boysroll, you really are a douche. Your team has a WORSE record than us and you still talk like your team hasn’t been the biggest dissapointment of ANY team in the NFL. You really are pathetic and offer NO insight at all and only bash other teams because your precious Cowboys are a joke.

  44. larryclass says: Dec 17, 2010 11:27 AM

    Synder has offically taken over for Al Davis as the worst owner in the NFL! Trading for McNabb was dumb and hiring a washed up coach (who then gives his son a 7 figure a year job as OC) was even worse. The Lions will make the playoffs before the Redskins get back.

    Shanny is purposely trying to get fired so he too can collect a large pay check to do nothing next year and after this slap in the face, I’ll bet Danny Boy makes it happen.

    As for the “themage78″ comments
    …..Hey Eagles fans, Donovan finally had after 5 years of waiting, someone to throw to besides Westbrook. Then you cut him once he gets Jackson, McCoy, and Maclin. _ Uh, no he had TO but chased him out of town. He also had all of the SAME EXACT players Vick and Kolb have this year but couldn’t get it done!

    McNabb is being exposed as the fraud he really is. Andy Reid covered his weaknesses for year but now that he is with a washed up caoch like Shanny, all the cracks are starting to show!

  45. damnskins703 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:29 AM

    Grossman is garbage is this a joke? Unbelievable man it’s hard being a skins fan I’m telling u

  46. jahbird says: Dec 17, 2010 11:29 AM

    LOL, Boysroll finally comes out from under his rock to condemn a skins fan for….wait for it….hiding under a rock.

  47. igglesfan13 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:29 AM

    “Queue the self-hating Eagles fans who only want to bash McNabb. Hey Eagles fans, Donovan finally had after 5 years of waiting, someone to throw to besides Westbrook. Then you cut him once he gets Jackson, McCoy, and Maclin.
    He gets sent to a team that has no great Wr to speak of, and no RB. How is he supposed to do anything with that?”

    You just made the point. He had nothing for WR’s in Philly until T.O in 04′ and Jackson and Maclin last year. With no help the Eagles won 4 out of 5 NFC Championships and a trip to the SB!!

  48. worldsgreatest says: Dec 17, 2010 11:29 AM

    Sorry, its Shanahan’s job as a coach to COACH the players at his disposal. I absolutely can not stand the ‘he doesn’t have the players he wants, he doesn’t have the talent he needs’. You know what? It doesn’t matter.

    Who’s to say what the talent level in New England really is, or on the opposite end of the spectrum, success stories like this year’s Bills or Rams (play hard, are in every game, look disciplined and motivated every week)? Coach with what you have. Coach with what you have. Coach with what you have. Stop making excuses.

    Is 5-8 and a non stop media circus where you cut your PUNTER in week 13 the best the Redskins can do? I don’t think so. You’re telling me with TWO good tight ends in Davis and Cooley, Santana Moss, a burner in Anthony Armstrong, an up and comer in Torrain, and players like Orakpo, Fletcher, and Landry on the defensive side of the ball you couldn’t put a more competetive product together?

    Snyder got hosed, yet again. Who thought I’d pine for the days of Jim Zorn? A mess. Just an absolute mess.

    Kyle Shanahan has got to go, at the very least.

  49. baddegg says: Dec 17, 2010 11:32 AM

    WTF. Congrats Cowboys on your win this Sunday.

    This is what happens when you have a father-son combo at head coach/offensive coord. Kyle is making some dumb a$$ decisions and Mike will do nothing to stop it!

  50. bobashleyloves2poop says: Dec 17, 2010 11:32 AM

    Shanahan just doesn’t like black QB’s. They only gave McNabb an extension as a PR move. They never intended on keeping him, just intended to shut the media up for a few weeks and he did.

  51. 12strikes says: Dec 17, 2010 11:36 AM

    Glad that ANDY REID was “doing right by him” sending him to DC!

    Funny…
    Always thought it would be another Philadelphia sports ex-patriot, that was grossly over rated, given a stupid contract, and recently could not keep the name Philadelphia out of his mouth even after going to that arm pit of a sports community in Washington – that would have been benched and shipped off first – Not that I have anyone particular in mind.

  52. janvanflac says: Dec 17, 2010 11:36 AM

    as an eagles fan i feel badly for McNabb.. Yes, he is overly thin skinned and rubbed Philly fans the wrong way but he is still the best QB in the history of the franchise.

    He’s not the QB he once was but his team sucks so bad it wouldn’t really matter. & I don’t care how many super bowls they won before Dan Snyder owned the team, they are by far the worst franchise in football, worse than the Raiders and that’s saying a lot.

  53. RexCanCoach says: Dec 17, 2010 11:36 AM

    Wow Skins fans, your team is MESSED UP. And I am a Jets fan saying that. Load up on the ‘Boys.

  54. somesome says: Dec 17, 2010 11:36 AM

    And I am mad for the Ravens to almost “lose” games …. what do you do as a Skins fan???

  55. bucks12965 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:39 AM

    Shanahan doesn’t care about winning. It’s clear McNabb is not a great QB, but the Shanahan’s are the only 2 people in the world who think Rex Grossman is better. I could understand if they put Beck in there…just to see if he can play.

  56. obamablowz says: Dec 17, 2010 11:40 AM

    At least we never have to worry about finishing in last place in NFC East as long as Washington is still in it.

  57. swutter says: Dec 17, 2010 11:41 AM

    FinFan68 says:
    Dec 17, 2010 11:17 AM
    “McNabbs numbers are similar tio Chad Henne’s but nobody was questioning his benching.”

    __________________________________

    Actually wasn’t Henne benched for Pennington? Pennington just got hurt 3 plays into the game? It was after the Ravens made Henne look terrible.

  58. slatetundra07 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:42 AM

    Somebody on that Redskins medical staff should check on Shanahan…he’s got a concussion and shouldn’t be allowed to coach!

  59. moochzilla says: Dec 17, 2010 11:44 AM

    Donovan ripped the weapons he had last year, and he couldn’t use them the way they needed to be used. Ya know how I know? He couldn’t beat a winning opponent with them.

    Yet now, he pines for them and Vick / Kolb are both winning with those same youngsters at the skill positions.

    Funny. Will the Donovan excuses never end.?

    It’s over. Stop spinning.

  60. tednancy says: Dec 17, 2010 11:46 AM

    FinFan68 says:
    Dec 17, 2010 11:17 AM What will all the Shanahan haters say if Rex has an awesome game? He got a bad rap at Chicago because his turnovers came at the worst times. Everybody knows he had the worst 3 games (rating wise) by a starting QB in that year. What people forget is he also had the top 4 as well, on the way to the SB. Anybody remember any of the guys he was throwing to? McNabb is the QB of a 5-8 team and has thrown more picks than TDs. He has good yardage numbers, largely from playing catch-up and/or the lack of a consistent running attack. McNabbs numbers are similar tio Chad Henne’s but nobody was questioning his benching. If Rex does well, McNabb could be headed for AZ in the off-season, while the Skins draft a long-term solution.
    *************************************

    Great comment. McNabb is ridiculously overrated; Grossman is probably underrated. Shanahan is just doing his job. He now knows McNabb will never be the leader his team needs, and he needs to see what he has in Grossman before the offseason. The team that gives Donovan another chance will be making a huge mistake, because he’s not a true leader, and he isn’t talented or smart enough to justify being anointed “the guy.”

  61. moochzilla says: Dec 17, 2010 11:46 AM

    SkinnySkins,

    You can cut McNabb loose for $3.5M. And you have all summer to do it.

    McNabb’s signed the worst contract an aging NFL vet ever signed. He has zero protection and the team can cut him late / for little money.

    They’ll get a 4th / conditional 3rd TOPS.

  62. moochzilla says: Dec 17, 2010 11:50 AM

    Wait – doesn’t that bloated, funny money contract make McNabb un-tradeable?

    Who would take on that contract?

  63. chapnastier says: Dec 17, 2010 11:52 AM

    Has anyone considered that maybe Shanahan does know what he is doing here? McNabb is selfish, self absorbed butt hole and his numbers are god awful. Maybe while they have been working out at the local Gold’s they see that Grossman has a better handle of the offense and think it is a good way to go. I love how football fans seem to think they know absolutely everything about their organization.

  64. Omar Comin says: Dec 17, 2010 11:55 AM

    Waaaaaahahahahaha…

    Rock bottom in 3……2…….1…….boom

    Keep living off that late 80′s early 90′s legacy, what a joke of an organization.

  65. sportsglutton says: Dec 17, 2010 11:57 AM

    Shanahan has no understanding of the recent history of the quarterback position in Washington and how his actions are being perceived by the fan base. The fact that Shanahan brought McNabb to DC, then gave him a contract extension (with a higher salary this year) and is now benching the veteran in favor or Rex Grossman is cause for the coach’s dismissal.

    This is something I already covered one month ago:

    http://sports-glutton.com/2010/11/17/the-mcnabb-contract-extension/

  66. berniemadoffsides says: Dec 17, 2010 12:03 PM

    McNabb’s a Cardinal in 2011, I guess.

  67. brew67 says: Dec 17, 2010 12:04 PM

    The more and more I hear about Shanahan the less impressed I am by him. He really isn’t a players’ coach at all. Can’t wait to see Rex fall on his face. McNabb is too good for that team. Come to TN McNabb.

  68. catman72 says: Dec 17, 2010 12:04 PM

    It’s been really sad to watch the Skins spiral into complete chaos since Danny Snyder took over, I grew up rooting for the Skins (before my home town got a team) and the Skins organization that won those superbowls no longer exists, it’s been replaced by this complete farce of an organization and Danny’s a young man, so there will be 30-40 more years of this…

  69. dukemarc says: Dec 17, 2010 12:05 PM

    Has anyone considered that maybe Shanahan does know what he is doing here? McNabb is selfish, self absorbed butt hole and his numbers are god awful. Maybe while they have been working out at the local Gold’s they see that Grossman has a better handle of the offense and think it is a good way to go. I love how football fans seem to think they know absolutely everything about their organization.
    ——————————————

    I considered it and then I remembered the Shanahan isn’t a very good coach.

  70. worldsgreatest says: Dec 17, 2010 12:06 PM

    Based on the past 13 games, I think most people assume Shanahan does NOT know what he’s doing.I know I certainly do. I’m eternally optimistic though. I hope Rex Does well.

  71. chapnastier says: Dec 17, 2010 12:07 PM

    Imagine if Rush Limbaugh benched McNabb….. hahaha

  72. moochzilla says: Dec 17, 2010 12:09 PM

    Donovan’s agent – who sold him down the river with that joke of a contract – is now giving interviews where he calls the benching “beyond disrespectful”.

    Again, Donovan as victim. Always the martyr. Always being picked on.

    Will the media bite yet again?

  73. FinFan68 says: Dec 17, 2010 12:14 PM

    moochzilla says:
    Dec 17, 2010 11:50 AM
    Wait – doesn’t that bloated, funny money contract make McNabb un-tradeable?

    Who would take on that contract?

    ====================
    That’s exactly why McNabb signed it, and why it is nothing like it was reported. If the Redskins don’t want him, he basically gets cut and can then choose where he wants to play rather than deal with a potential trade to, say, Buffalo.

  74. pedsaregoodforsports says: Dec 17, 2010 12:16 PM

    themage78 says:
    Dec 17, 2010 11:00 AM
    Queue the self-hating Eagles fans who only want to bash McNabb. Hey Eagles fans, Donovan finally had after 5 years of waiting, someone to throw to besides Westbrook. Then you cut him once he gets Jackson, McCoy, and Maclin.
    He gets sent to a team that has no great Wr to speak of, and no RB. How is he supposed to do anything with that?

    ^^^^^

    Yeah and how’d he do with those weapons last year? Yeah, nothing.

    I loved McNabb when he was here but I see it was Reid that made him look good and not the other way, like Id always thought.

    How’s he supposed to do anything? Uhhh, NOT OUR PROBLEM ANYMORE.

    We got a QB that gets it done, doesn’t laugh at a mistake, doesn’t pass the buck or whine, and isn’t hopelessly thin skinned or passive agressive.

    Yeah Skins, hows OUR bonehead trade working out for ya?

    AHAHAHA thanks for the draft picks !!!

    LMAO! FAIL, FAIL, FAIL !!!!

    And for those who think Philly fans are bad…hmmm…

    Why’d Cliff Lee reject MORE money from the YANKS to come here?

    In short:

    BECASUE WE PHILLY FANS DON’T NEED A TELEPROMPTER TO CHEER, KNOW WHATS GOING ON, AND PROVIDE AN ATMOSPHERE LIKE NO OTHER.

    GO BIRDS BABY !!!

  75. dwinsgames says: Dec 17, 2010 12:17 PM

    Shanahan is the one who is overrated. He did make Elway better by establishing a running game, but truth is he never won anything without Elway and never will. Amazing how a HOF QB makes for a “genius” coach…

  76. macbull says: Dec 17, 2010 12:18 PM

    I’m starting to question Mike Shanahan’s mental stability…really.

    First, never hire your kid to be daddy’s offensive coordinator…that has trouble written all over it.

    Second, don’t sign your free agent QB to a new multi-million dollar contract, then a month later bench him.

    Not only is it fair to question Mike Shanahan’s decisions, it might be time get him some professional help.

  77. ninjapleazee says: Dec 17, 2010 12:21 PM

    Finfan…

    If you seriously think Rex Grossman is better than McNabb… you need help. Rex did NOTHING for the Bears during his tenure. 20 picks then asked to come back from one more season.. and failed again with 7 picks before getting benched for good.

    If you’re asking who Grossman had to throw to.. Berrian and Muhammad and a SOLID offensive line with a stellar defense. The defense brought them to the Superbowl.

  78. sjoyner56 says: Dec 17, 2010 12:24 PM

    honestly this coach needs to step down effective immediately but not before submitting to a drug test b/c grossman stinks mcnabb is struggling but look at that O line

  79. redskin1 says: Dec 17, 2010 12:37 PM

    I WOULD THINK MORE OF DS IF HE FIRES SHANNAHAN NOW FOR CAUSING THIS HUGE MESS ,ITS EVIDENT HE DISLIKES DM ,GROSSMAN????????????GIVE ME A BREAK

  80. greennogo says: Dec 17, 2010 12:56 PM

    If Rex Grossman’s the answer, the question’s likely about a donkey show in TJ.

  81. obsession55 says: Dec 17, 2010 12:57 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    And you Skins fans trying to defend this move need your heads examined. There is nothing good about Rex Grossman – absolutely nothing – and I’m sure deep down you know this!! Your just trying to talk yourself into it, I understand…but please stop!!

  82. greennogo says: Dec 17, 2010 1:06 PM

    And tednancy, FinFan68, ummm…Chicago native and lifelong Bears fan here, and, uh, Grossman is not, absolutely not underrated. Yes, he had that weirdly spectacular start to the ’06 season, but that was before defenses knew that anything they did other than stack the box and wait for Thomas Jones or Cedric Benson to tackle would rattle him. To say that turnovers would occur at the most inopportune times for him is like saying the sky is blue, the grass is green, and Miley Cyrus’s salvia trip is the first of a long list of regrettable decisions. From Grossman, turnovers flow with same inevitability as high tide on the muddy banks of the Wishka.

  83. FinFan68 says: Dec 17, 2010 1:07 PM

    @Ninjapleazee:
    I am not saying Grossman is better than McNabb. I am only saying, based on McNabb’s performances, that a benching is not unwarranted and much of the “Grossman sucks” is based on a few games of poor performance. If you took his best performances he would look great. He is not a long-term solution, but how could he do any worse than McNabb? You forgot to mention that juggernaut of a receiver Justin Gage…and the O-line was far from solid the QBs have been running for their lives in Chicago for almost a decade.

  84. tednancy says: Dec 17, 2010 1:16 PM

    Does anyone else notice that the national press is far more enamored with McNabb than local beat reporters are? That the more you see of McNabb, the less impressed you tend to be?

    That’s why he was a washout in Philly, where McNabb is still better understood and more honestly graded than in other places. The closer one gets to McNabb, the more repulsed you get. His reaction alone to this benching and to being “disrespected” in other instances is indicative of the fact that McNabb feels entitled to being the franchise QB, but doesn’t seem to think he needs to earn it.

    Ask the guys he’s played with, and many of them will tell you that he’s not a winner, not a leader, even if he does know how to handle the media. He says all of the right things (in public) but enough garbage overflows from this dumpster either through his agent or his family etc. to show his true nature.

    McNabb is the kind of QB who would rather have a good game and lose than be a team player on a championship squad. And that’s why he’ll be looking for a new job in 2011.

  85. iwishiwasindc says: Dec 17, 2010 1:23 PM

    Hey…somebody else loves Triumph the Comic Dog! Great post and some other super yuks. Again…I also am NOT laughing at my so-called team. Come’on, man!!! And to “boysroll” and “shervybaby”…you all need some serious punctuation and spelling. Stop drooling on your keyboards and pleasuring yourselves at work!

  86. people1r1idiots says: Dec 17, 2010 1:33 PM

    To those IDIOTS who think that Rex is worthless, do you think the Bears went all the way to the Superbowl by Rex being terrible??

    Anyone who considers Rex terrible without giving him a chance in this offense is a damn fool and racist.

    Rush was RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

    I have a HUGE amount of respect for Shanahan now. A coach who made a huge mistake but instead of stubbornly trying to prove themselves right, is admitting a mistake and doing something about it.

    Kudos!!! Dan your team is in the hands of a great coach. Don’t worry….

  87. jdcheesewright says: Dec 17, 2010 1:35 PM

    As I’m sure has been said before, I’m still waiting for Shannahan to have success with a team whose starting quarterback is not named Elway.

    Actually, I’m not. The Redskins are a bore.

  88. fmwarner says: Dec 17, 2010 2:01 PM

    Mooch,

    What did McNabb do to you?

    Did he put sugar in your gas tank?
    Did he rob your house?
    Did he break your sister’s heart?
    Did he overbid you by $1 on The Price Is Right?

    Even for a bitter Negadelphian, your hate for McNabb is comically exaggerated. What do you save for actual bad players? You are a caricature and an example of the reason Philly fans get a bad rap. You’re part of the reason I get eyerolls when I tell people I’m a fan of Philly teams.

  89. people1r1idiots says: Dec 17, 2010 2:05 PM

    Well said tednancy. Perfect!!!!!

    tednancy says:
    Dec 17, 2010 1:16 PM
    Does anyone else notice that the national press is far more enamored with McNabb than local beat reporters are? That the more you see of McNabb, the less impressed you tend to be?

    That’s why he was a washout in Philly, where McNabb is still better understood and more honestly graded than in other places. The closer one gets to McNabb, the more repulsed you get. His reaction alone to this benching and to being “disrespected” in other instances is indicative of the fact that McNabb feels entitled to being the franchise QB, but doesn’t seem to think he needs to earn it.

    Ask the guys he’s played with, and many of them will tell you that he’s not a winner, not a leader, even if he does know how to handle the media. He says all of the right things (in public) but enough garbage overflows from this dumpster either through his agent or his family etc. to show his true nature.

    McNabb is the kind of QB who would rather have a good game and lose than be a team player on a championship squad. And that’s why he’ll be looking for a new job in 2011.

  90. moochzilla says: Dec 17, 2010 2:22 PM

    And yet, Vick and Cliff Lee can’t stop talking about how they love us Philly fans.

    Why don’t you go boo McNabb at a Wizards game?

    I am feeling very vindicated today. That’s all.

    Ya know why?

    BECAUSE SOMETIMES PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES IN THEY LIVES.

    Yep, sometimes they do. And when you mouth off like that, you better make sure you never end up as the 3rd sting QB behind Rex Grossman on a god-awful team.

    Because then someone like me might come back and mock you for having mouthed off without backing it up.

    And unless you are from the city limits, I could care less what you think. At all.

    I know that I’m a member of the best fan base in America. That’s what Cliff Lee says. That’s what Iverson says. That’s what Vick just said today.

  91. moochzilla says: Dec 17, 2010 2:24 PM

    Oh, and we put up with McNabb’s act for over 10 years!

    Washington didn’t even put up with it for 10 games!

    So stop whining and crying about how unfair we were to Donovan. We treated him great.

  92. moochzilla says: Dec 17, 2010 2:26 PM

    Oh, and please feel free to counter any statement I’ve made. Any one.

  93. ninjapleazee says: Dec 17, 2010 2:49 PM

    Moochzilla… I totally agree! I still have much respect for McNabb, yes he brought a lot of heartache and a lot of head shakes…. its jus sad.

  94. jaypace says: Dec 17, 2010 3:21 PM

    Skins fans a couple of things. If donny boy was a top flight qb he would be doing what tom brady is doing in NE. He is working with less than stellar wide outs why can’t D McNabb. And your season is over let’s take a look at other guys and see if McNabb is the answer long term, I always thought arizona was a better fit but what do I know. But I know Rex has been to as many super bowls as McNabb. And when hes hot he can torch defenses. for example the year the bears went to the super bowl he led the nfl in games with 100+ qb rating(11) but that year he also led the league in games with a qb rating under 50 so I guess you have to take the good with the bad.

  95. jaypace says: Dec 17, 2010 3:29 PM

    whoever said the bears had a solid o-line didnt watch any footbal that year. oh yea ninjaplease, rex also passed for 3300 yards and 23 tds. so lets not act like he did nothing. he had 11 games with a rating over 100. so he did have bad games yes but he also had great games

  96. moochzilla says: Dec 17, 2010 3:49 PM

    Hate has nothing to do with it. That’s a strawman argument that fmwarner is reduced to making because he can’r argue McNabb’s case on its merits.

  97. moochzilla says: Dec 17, 2010 4:34 PM

    Or Phillip Rivers or Peyton Manning. Every target they had got hurt and they are still in the hunt. With RB’s not much better than what the Skins have.

    Don’t bother arguing logic, his supporters will always have another excuse ready to go.

  98. ninjapleazee says: Dec 17, 2010 8:28 PM

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    jaypace says: Dec 17, 2010 3:29 PM

    whoever said the bears had a solid o-line didnt watch any footbal that year. oh yea ninjaplease, rex also passed for 3300 yards and 23 tds. so lets not act like he did nothing. he had 11 games with a rating over 100. so he did have bad games yes but he also had great games

    ____________________________________

    read your comment again and see the hypocrite remarks you just made. 3,300 yards and 23TD.. yeah.. because he had such a horrible offensive line right? A line that didn’t give him any time to throw any of those 3,300 yards.

    Deadskins love to point the finger… now I wonder who Shanahan’s gonna blame next

  99. macjacmccoy says: Dec 17, 2010 11:10 PM

    Where are all you Redskins fans at talking about how the Eagles are going to regret trading Mcnabb to Washington and how they were going to be in the basement bc of it?

    I havent seen to many Redskins fans telling Eagles fans to “Hail” lately.

    Shannahan hasnt been a good coach in 10 years and Mcnabb hasnt been a good qb in 6. The Redskins have the most dilusional fan base in the NFL year in and year out.

    I bet next year after the Redskins pick up a free agent or 2 you guys will be right back where you are every year claiming that the Redskins are the team to beat in the NFC East and when it doesnt happen you same fans will claim, once the season is over, that you never said that like you do every year .

  100. macjacmccoy says: Dec 17, 2010 11:18 PM

    Everyone claiming Mcnabb is the Vikings qb next year needs to take a step back. Mcnabb lives in Arizona and the only reason they didnt go after him this year is bc they had to give Leniart his shot.

    If Im Mcnabb I would pick Arizona over Minnesota he would have a lot better chance to make it to the playoffs if he went there. Minnesota has to compete with the Packers n Bears for the division while the Cardinals play in the easiest division in the NFL.. He would also have better weapons on offense to throw to. Fitz n Breaston is alot better then Rice n Berrian and Adrian isnt a good receiver out of the back field. Plus the guy that had the real connection to Mcnabb in Minnesota was fired. And even though Frazier was an Eagles coach he was a defensive guy and there is no gurantee he will be back next year.

    So dont get ahead of yourselves guys I think if Mcnabb gets traded he has a better chance of going to Arizona then Minnesota.

  101. macjacmccoy says: Dec 17, 2010 11:22 PM

    themage78 says:
    Dec 17, 2010 11:00 AM
    Queue the self-hating Eagles fans who only want to bash McNabb. Hey Eagles fans, Donovan finally had after 5 years of waiting, someone to throw to besides Westbrook. Then you cut him once he gets Jackson, McCoy, and Maclin.
    He gets sent to a team that has no great Wr to speak of, and no RB. How is he supposed to do anything with that?

    Am I wrong but didnt he have all those guys in 2009 and did nothing with them? And didnt he fail to get it done with Westbrook in his prime? And didnt he fail to get it done with T.O. in his prime?

  102. bct2000 says: Dec 18, 2010 4:09 AM

    Between Shanahan, Allen, and Snyder, the Skins’ leadership have NO clue what they are doing!! The Skins paid McNabb all this money and now are benching him for Rex (Mr. Turnover) Grossman!! Good point dwinsgames, Shanahan has done NOTHING since Elway retired.

  103. moochzilla says: Dec 18, 2010 8:31 AM

    McNabb cannot be traded, that contract is far too back-loaded and inflated. It’s NBA-ish.

    And since Shanahan has mismanaged the situation, who would doubt that he’ll eventually be cut? It’s clear that the Skins don’t plan on using him next season.

    Teams will wait them out. You won’t even get a 7th rounder for him.

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