There has been a lot of dissection of Dononvan McNabb’s year gone wrong in Washington during the lockout because, well, we don’t have a lot else to talk about.
Whether the guy likes wristbands or not, the trade for McNabb just didn’t work in 2010. But that hasn’t changed G.M. Bruce Allen’s mind that it was the right move.
“We would make the move again for Donovan,” Allen told Kelli Johnson of CSNWashington.com Saturday. “The 6-10 record isn’t what we dreamed for our season. Once again, I can’t pinpoint one person to blame for that. We have to improve on special teams, defense, and offense.”
Allen says it takes time for a new staff and quarterback to grow together, but made no promises about McNabb’s future. Allen insists he appreciates Donovan as a player and disputed the idea that McNabb didn’t work well with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
“I don’t know if I would use that characterization,” Allen said. “I thought they gelled very well at times.”
The McNabb trade set the Redskins organization back. They gave up a second- and fourth-round pick for him. They paid McNabb roughly $15 million last year, including a $3.5 million signing bonus in November after they benched him.
And once this lockout ends, they are expected to quickly say goodbye.