Regarding the status of quarterback Donovan McNabb, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was put on the spot by a seven-year-old boy at a youth football camp on Friday.
“Do you think Donovan McNabb will be back on the Redskins?” the boy asked, per CSNWashington.com.
Replied Shanahan, “Until I get a chance to talk to Donovan and I go through the scenario with him, I really can’t share it with the public. Those are the decisions that are always tough for a coach, because you have to make decisions that you feel are in the best interest of the team.”
“The scenario.” “Tough decisions.” “Best interest of the team.” It sounds like Shanahan is planning to give his 34-year-old quarterback the axe.
Then he digressed.
“I love Donovan McNabb,” Shanahan claimed. “He’s one of the better guys you’ll ever be around. You cannot find a better person in the world.”
We suspect Shanahan’s actions before this season will indicate he believes there are better quarterbacks in the world, though.
Like John Beck.