Most NFL organizations hate nothing more than to see their dirty laundry aired publicly.
Whether they like it or not, it appears that the Mike Shanahan Redskins revel in it. Sources continue to come up with new and exciting ways to embarrass quarterback Donovan McNabb through ESPN reports regarding his knowledge of the team’s offense.
McNabb joined ESPN980 on Tuesday and was asked about all the reports.
“That is hilarious to me,” McNabb said via the Washington Post. “That is really funny to me. I think for everyone
who may not have heard any of this, it’s probably a shock to them.
“But we move forward for now. Everyone’s going to say whatever all
throughout this week, and probably during this game. I don’t focus on
it. Everyone else shouldn’t focus on it. Let’s move on.”
Shanahan won’t say anything publicly of course, but all the McNabb bashing behind the scenes has to come from somewhere. And it could become counterproductive. We know the players aren’t throwing McNabb under the bus.
“[Donovan is] the leader of this team. You can’t just say offense, he’s the leader of this team,” Clinton Portis said on a radio appearance Tuesday, via TBD.com.
Linebacker Brian Orakpo had similar comments, via DC SportsBog: “Donovan’s our leader. He’s our quarterback. . . . He’s our guy. He’s our guy for now and the future.”
The future probably consists of eight more games.