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McNabb-o-meter

McKissic for the win

Will McNabb's benching do more good or harm for the Redskins fortunes?

  • Good - it's sure to relight a fire in McNabb's belly.

    Votes: 4 26.7%
  • Bad - nothing that undermines your starter's confidence can be a good thing.

    Votes: 3 20.0%
  • It will have no effect on McNabb or the Redskins beyond the media hype.

    Votes: 8 53.3%

  • Total voters
    15
  • Poll closed .

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Guess I'd say that Shanahan's lame and meandering expansion of his rationale today just cemented my view that he was highly pissed and gave McNabb the hook out of anger. He's not going to admit that's why he did it - hence the long-winded credulity-straining explanation today.

I choose to believe he just lost his cool. I really can't allow myself to think about the other possibility, and that's that he just doesn't believe McNabb is very good. That would be a real setback if he's come to that conclusion.

I can't believe under any circumstances that they truly thought Grossman gave them a better chance to win. Had McNabb thrown 5 picks in the first half and they'd brought Rex in for the 2nd half - yeah - there it might make sense. But not with 2 minutes to go in a 1 point game.

I suspect those arguing this'll quickly blow over are right.
 

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You guys are throwing red herrings .... McNabb isn't playing well. But he's not Jason Campbell who's never done one damn thing of significance in his NFL career. Shanahan may be fiery and over-react (as I suspect he did here), but he's hardly Tom Coughlin, or Adolf Hitler either for that matter.

The question was whether the benching, agree with it or not, will help, hurt, or have zero impact on the Redskin's season?
Shanahan, even with the Broncos, often made moves that left fans and players scratching their heads. This is just another one of those moves. It doesn't usually mean much in the grand scheme of things but it just might here.

It could piss Donovan off to the point that there's not much chance he'll be here next year and that means we wasted a 2nd round pick that could have been used to draft a QB.

Like Joe Gibbs, Mike Shanahan really doesn't have a problem with giving up picks if they think it would make the team better and it seemed like a no-brainer at the time.

Mike has a big ego and if McNabb does indeed bolt for the Vikes or someone else, he'll just move on and find another QB. He certainly won't lose any sleep over it. He never has and never will.

As for THIS season, I'm hoping it has no impact since McNabb is going to do his best no matter what but I suspect it will be more negative since he came out and said Donovan has a "conditioning" problem. I think that may have been a mistake to say that in the media.
 

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this is a shot in the dark...but I think Kyle is looking for "his guy". I think Beck is here specifically for that purpose. He is the QB in waiting.

we'll see.
 

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Guess I'd say that Shanahan's lame and meandering expansion of his rationale today just cemented my view that he was highly pissed and gave McNabb the hook out of anger. He's not going to admit that's why he did it - hence the long-winded credulity-straining explanation today.

I choose to believe he just lost his cool. I really can't allow myself to think about the other possibility, and that's that he just doesn't believe McNabb is very good. That would be a real setback if he's come to that conclusion.

I can't believe under any circumstances that they truly thought Grossman gave them a better chance to win. Had McNabb thrown 5 picks in the first half and they'd brought Rex in for the 2nd half - yeah - there it might make sense. But not with 2 minutes to go in a 1 point game.

I suspect those arguing this'll quickly blow over are right.
duress or not...we all know what is going on here: McNabb is not executing the short passing game very well. And that is apparently one lynchpin to getting the running game going. yes...he's under a lot of pressure....but he's been missing those passes even when not under duress. A PRO BOWL QB MAKES THOSE PASSES. McNabb has been part of the problem....and I think Big Mike's ego is acting out ("My beautiful offense isn't working in part because the QB is misfiring").

anywho....like there are other options. this will blow over in the short-term. if we continue to lose I can see a bigger conflict growing.
 

Ax

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this is a shot in the dark...but I think Kyle is looking for "his guy". I think Beck is here specifically for that purpose. He is the QB in waiting.

we'll see.
Agreed.

As for McNabb, I suspect that in watching game film each week, there are just too many plays that were there, and he's repeatedly missing them. The coaches frustrations boiled over Sunday, after more of the same, a dropped pick 6, the int that gave them a short field for the go ahead TD, and then another 3 & out.

My GUESS is, during one, or two, or all of those plays, there was a coach upstairs saying,

"Damn! We had ______ wide open!"

As to the poll, it's a question that will likely be answered, definitively, against the Eagles on a chilly Monday night.

Win, and it's "No Effect".
Lose, and it's "Bad". Bad enough to send a promising season into an uncontrollable tailspin, leading to a fiery crash and burn.
 

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I'm hoping it'll light a fire under McNabb, but I voted that I think it'll have no effect. McNabb has handled himself professionally throughout. One of the things I've liked in watching him here is that he doesn't appear to get flustered, and remains calm. This has resulted in a couple of big plays. The problem is he also hasn't appeared to have gotten fired up in games and hasn't looked like he's bringing and emotional spark to his team. He looks like, well (I hate to say it), that he's "staying medium" all the time. He's too calm all the time, he doesn't seem to get bothered by his offensive failures.

If this move finally ignites him, then great. But I'm not expecting much.
 

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I'm hoping it'll light a fire under McNabb, but I voted that I think it'll have no effect. McNabb has handled himself professionally throughout. One of the things I've liked in watching him here is that he doesn't appear to get flustered, and remains calm. This has resulted in a couple of big plays. The problem is he also hasn't appeared to have gotten fired up in games and hasn't looked like he's bringing and emotional spark to his team. He looks like, well (I hate to say it), that he's "staying medium" all the time. He's too calm all the time, he doesn't seem to get bothered by his offensive failures.

If this move finally ignites him, then great. But I'm not expecting much.

Good points. I too have noticed that he doesn't seem into the games as much as I would like to see.

Funny though, with all the crap going down in Minnesota, does McNabb even want to go up there anymore? That organization is mirroring Snyderatto, scarily enough.
 

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He may have poor practice habits. Problem is the way Shanahan has handled the entire situation. From not talking to McNabb and Grossman before making the switch, to excuse after the game, to changing stories yesterday.
 

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This is the sort of stuff that we should have known about before we made the move to acquire McNabb. At this stage we just have to live with the player he is for better or worse. You just knew there was more to it when he got pulled Sunday.

I think the QB that starts next season for us isn’t on the roster currently.

Beck is 29 years old and although he was taken in the 2nd round by a team that needed a QB badly he's only started five games, winning none, and was replaced by Josh McCown as the back-up the next season and cut the year after. I’m all for an underdog coming from nowhere to make good, but he’s a bit too much of a long of a shot for me.

We all know about Grossman.
 

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