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McNabb to Mitchell: "It's time to play ball, cuz"


(2007 photo by Jonathan Newton - TWP)


Donovan McNabb played several years in Philadelphia with Redskins legend Brian Mitchell, who was out to exact revenge on his former franchise. Shortly after news broke of his trade from Philadelphia to Washington, McNabb spoke to Mitchell on the phone.

"In his voice I heard a lot of enthusiasm," Mitchell reported on Comcast SportsNet. "And you know, he may not be exactly like me, but I could hear he had a little revenge in that voice, too. And he wants to go to the Eagles and show them that they made a mistake."

He'll have two chances a year. Mitchell said he was "shocked" like most everyone else on Sunday evening, and he said McNabb seemed energetic about his new destination.

"He's very excited," Mitchell said. "He said 'It's time to play ball, cuz.' Then he said that the Eagles had been trying to dog him, but the Redskins got involved and they made the move. And I think it's great for Redskins fans to understand that Mike Shanahan is not doing like a lot of people in the past. He's not saying anything. They've been in this [McNabb] deal a long time, and the first time we hear about the Redskins, they've already made the deal."

Mitchell didn't report any other details of his conversation with McNabb, but he did say that he completely approves of the move. And you don't hear Mitchell say that about too many Redskins transactions.

"He's a proven winner," Mitchell said. "Looking at Mike Shanahan, he knows the success he had with John Elway in John's later years. His last two years, he wins two Super Bowls, and I think he's looking at that same possibility with Donovan McNabb. Although Donovan is not the guy that will run around as he did as a young kid, he's still very mobile. So I think instantly this offense gets credibility, they can go and try to bring some people in to help him, and the receiver corps he has here is probably better than what he's ever had [in Philadelphia] up until they got DeSean Jackson up there....

"I think it's a major steal and it's a great day for the Redskins....I think the Philadelphia Eagles made a major mistake by letting him get away."

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 4, 2010; 9:29 PM ET
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Comments

I just hope they don't rework his deal and give a 33-year old injury-prone QB a rich long term deal.

Guess we won't be drafting a QB in the draft.

Posted by: tundey | April 4, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

The Giants and Cowboys just got the best Easter basket EVER!!!! Not 1, but 2 division rivals shoot themselves in the foot!!! If Stephon Heyer starts for the Skins, Donovan will be dead by week 4!

Posted by: Giantsfan1 | April 4, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

I am in shock......
yes he is:
-tons better than JC
-knows the West Coast offense in and out
-Will command respect from his teammates

But:
he is 33....maybe he'll give 3-4 more good years.
- We still have no OL.....
- 2nd Round and a conditional 4 or 3 are high picks to trade to a rival

Love/Hate this move.....don't know how to feel.

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | April 4, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

I am in shock......
yes he is:
-tons better than JC
-knows the West Coast offense in and out
-Will command respect from his teammates

But:
he is 33....maybe he'll give 3-4 more good years.
- We still have no OL.....
- 2nd Round and a conditional 4 or 3 are high picks to trade to a rival

Love/Hate this move.....don't know how to feel.

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | April 4, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

He's a gteat QB that can make plays. I like JC, but this is an upgrade. No one other than Brady and Manning have won more games.

Posted by: frankjomama | April 4, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

No one knows how this will turn out, but one thing I think we do know s that Jason Campbell will never get to prove the doubters wrong in DC now--and that is a real shame.

Posted by: Barno1 | April 4, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

My prediction is that there is already a trade completed for Campbell in private...since Campbell had that 1st round tender, he is gone and in his place is a first rounder.

That would mean 2 first rounders, one for a young stud QB (Bradford, Clausen, etc) for McNabb to mentor and another 1st round pick for whatever else (OL, etc) that is needed.

This could have just been the greatest personnel move that the Skins have ever made.

Posted by: unix_md | April 4, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

the more i think about this the more I like it. We have a proven guy who can win in the clutch. Now we can get a 1st round pick for campbell. This is definately a win-now strategy tho, two years down the line this trade could bite us in the ass. Right now I'm happy.

Posted by: bbachrac | April 4, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

no

Posted by: JohnnyBlades | April 4, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

the more i think about this the more I like it. We have a proven guy who can win in the clutch. Now we can get a 1st round pick for campbell. This is definately a win-now strategy tho, two years down the line this trade could bite us in the ass. Right now I'm happy.

Posted by: bbachrac | April 4, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

@unix_md, If the Skins get a first rounder for Campbell, they should erect a platinum statue of Bruce Allen on the Capitol Mall!!!!

Posted by: Giantsfan1 | April 4, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

I'm happy!

Posted by: bbachrac | April 4, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

This is nuts!!! Philadelphia would not trade within the division if they thought McNabb had significant football left in him. And they should know. Reid just took Shanny to the woodshed and beat the %#*@ out of him. So musch for Allen's rebuilding program.

Posted by: elderdave1 | April 4, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

great move. I like JC, but this is a first-class, upper echelon QB...playoffs are now possible...as are wins in the 4th quarter... and now they take Okung to help protect...great job by Allan/Shanahan

Posted by: NYskinsfan2 | April 4, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Either get a first rounder for JC, or keep him and have Rex Grossman as your 3rd stringer.

(1)McNabb, (2)Cambell, (3)Grossman

In an uncapped year, Danny Boy has plenty of money.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | April 4, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Well we continue to trade away our future every year nothing new. I agree with Tundey he is 33 and been injured a lot lately .. yes a future HOF but again we lose more picks as usual.. This means we wait longer now for rebuilding... 3 RB past prime closer to 30 than 25 years of age. Still need a safety, 2 tackles a guard?? maybe and a LB, our number one pick will be only starter?? Btw hope we don't get him killed with no O line

Posted by: cw7thmd | April 4, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHA, the redskins will not get another first round pick because no team in their right mind would give up a first for JC. So it will be interesting to see what the redskins do with him considering how hard it will be to trade him

Posted by: mja712 | April 4, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Next up...T.O. coming to reunite with McNabb in the WC offense.

Posted by: cavatellie | April 4, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

stop your whining....this move is an upgrade no matter how you look at it. The skins can still draft a young QB and coach him up and still improve their O-line this off-season. What a bunch of cry-babies some of your are, never satisfied....guess what? We haven't won anything sine 1991 - keep it real people.

Posted by: kdofour2000 | April 4, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

1st Round for JC.

You guys should really find another section of the paper to be in.

Posted by: dlr13754 | April 4, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm shocked though I hear rumor but I just thought that it was idle wishing. I'm just apprehensive about another former Superstar we obtain in the twillight of his career. We still need an O-Line. Poor JC but who can argue with the trade. We will still need a franchise QB in 2-3 yrs. We still need an O Line and other holes. I feel we can now go from 4-12 to perhaps 8-8 but that hurts our drafts position. I still feel you build through the draft and start with the O-Line/D-Line. We need a an entire O-Line..a speedy running back..another Primary receiver(Santana is a secondary receiver). We also need a stud Linebacker, a shutdown corner that can tackle, and a weak safety so Landry can move back to SS..He's a terrible Weak Safety. I'm not sure that in the long run we win but as our beloved fans are use to ..we win the offseason spectacular acquisitions and games when it doesn't matter. I just hope BA & MS has a plan and that Snyder has isn't still meddling.

Posted by: anointedebony | April 4, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

WHEN WILL WE STOP TRADING DRAFT PICKS FOR OLDER PLAYERS. I GUESS ITS JUST MORE OF THE SAME OLD STUFF NO MATTER WHO IS IN CHARGE.I I, SURE HOPE THERE IS ANOTHER TRADE IN THE WIND, WHERE WE GET SOME ADDITIONAL PICKS THIS YEAR OR MCNABB WILL CARRIED OFF OR THROW INTS.

Posted by: wheelerd | April 4, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Once upon a time, the New York Yankees thought they were 1 player away from the World Series. The result was the highly forgettable teams of the 80s and eary 90s. Redskins fans who think the Skins have any realistic playoff hopes with any single player acquisition are in the same fantasy land Steinbrenner was back then. This is a major rebuilding project. Unless McNabb is part of a bigger planned trade, I see more of the same mediocrity in the Skins future.

Any bets on how long it takes for the beat up veteran QB to end up on IR with that lovely O line we have?

Posted by: cshowalter | April 4, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

As a 'Skins fan, i've always hated the Eagles but i've also always admired McNabb. He's a class act and a top talent and Eagles fans have never supported him the way they should have (but that's not surprising when you consider that they boo'd Santa Clause too). Welcome to the team, Donavan! As for JC (another class act), i have confidence that he'll be successful behind any decent o-line.

Posted by: jschwartz1 | April 4, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Skins' fans, this is not an upgrade, maybe against Philly , but not against Dallas or New York.

Posted by: jbworldwide | April 4, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Best QB we've had since Joey T. Love it!

Posted by: sorry2say | April 4, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Nobody is going to give the Redskins a first round pick for Campbell. I don't care what kind of "tender" he has. Put down the dope and sober up

Posted by: Painful_priapism | April 4, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

We'll be lucky to get a fourth round pick for Jason Campbell.

Posted by: elderdave1 | April 4, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Idiotic move...

Snyder back to his old tricks.

Campbell is going to be traded. And the Redskins once again decide that the short term is more important than the long term. Those draft picks are going to come back to haunt them.

McNabb still has no line, no RB, and darn a struggling receiving corps. Why are we trading for a 33 year old Quarterback?

So this is a one year deal, and the Redskins waste a 1st rounder on QB of the future or wait until next year and start over then...this is not looking pretty...

The Snyder Splash...the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Posted by: justmy2 | April 4, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Btw- Bruce Hall figured he won a SB with Brad Johnson, so he thinks he can do it with McNabb...

Posted by: justmy2 | April 4, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Totally shocked, can't believe Eagles made that kind of trade in the same division. Here's what's going to happen now, Skins trade Campbell to the Rams for a 3rd or 4th RD pick, Rams get a decent QB in Campbell, Skins will draft Bradford. Still don't have a damn OL. Shanahan pulled a rabbit out of his hat, maybe he can find about 3 good OL. Also wont be surprised if Portis is traded for a mid draft pick also.

Posted by: RNice2020 | April 4, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

LETS GO GET T.O. too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jester7539 | April 4, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

I think Shanihan is using the Bilichick method of bringing in proven vets, playing smart, hard nose football, getting to the playoffs and letting the chips fall where they may. Draft offensive linemen and defensive backfield. Hell, get T.O. for all that matter! Remember what Bilichick got out of Moss? Oh, and btw, bye bye JC and Portis....Bye Bye!!! I like it! McNabb Knows Football! Hope Hassett can put a good defense together though......

Posted by: scollins | April 4, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Bruce Allen...brain fart

Posted by: justmy2 | April 4, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

2020 that sounds nice. But how about this get tackle in first round and make move for Brandon Marshall may give Denver JC

Posted by: royfrmsedc | April 4, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

This latest trade continues the stupid moves our organization has made over the past years... McNabb has maybe two years left, and we traded this year's second round draft, who conceivably could last ten years, and a draft choice for next year! Just can't see any improvement with this move. The Bandwagon is up on blocks, rusting and with the wheels off....

Posted by: JBinSC | April 4, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

http://www.nfl.com/stats/headtohead?player1=MCN017517&player2=CAM375235&player3=null&player4=null&position=quarterback&playerOne=Donovan+McNabb&playerTwo=Jason+Campbell&playerThree=Select+a+Player...&playerFour=Select+a+Player...

What is the difference here?

Posted by: justmy2 | April 4, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Wow...

So this is the real stop gap to getting a young QB...JC either goes 2nd or gets dealt

Interesting

Posted by: kahlua87 | April 4, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

no

Posted by: JohnnyBlades | April 4, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

now we need more picks. call San Fran and hope they want the 4th. I"ll take San Frans 13th and there 2nd and for are 4th pick.

we need linemen now! LT and RT

Posted by: toons123 | April 4, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Yes

Posted by: kdofour2000 | April 4, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Mcnabb has owned the NFC East this is a steal he can still play and now all this nonsense about the Skins drafting Bradford and Clausen can be put to sleep..

We draft Okung with the 4th pick period !!! All you fair weather Skin fans have been whining about Campbell now there will be a fair an open competition...

Posted by: BeatDontStop | April 4, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

This reminds me of the Caps in 2001. They should've rebuilt not long after the 98 Cup run. Instead, they swing for the fences and trade for Jagr. It ended up being a disaster that led to the dismantling of a high-priced team. This is the direction I see for the Skins. It's a team stuck with the mentality of being a piece or two away from a Championship, when we all know this is not the case. Until they get younger and stop chasing the aging vets, it will be more of the same.

That being said, there would be no Ovechkin in DC had Jagr not come along.

I really hope I'm wrong and that McNabb is one of those missing pieces, but I just don't see it.

Posted by: paperboy76 | April 4, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

same ole bullcrap skins,picking up some one else's aging star

Posted by: billydee123 | April 4, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse

SPECTACULAR!SENSATIONAL TRADE!
The Skins are 2 left tackles away from a fully loaded offense. They know it and they will address it.
I believe we have the right men in place making the decisions. And now agree with many Eagle fans that Andy Reid really is an idiot.

Posted by: MDterpfan | April 4, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse

If we needed only a QB to make a plyoff run then this would make sense (Farve-Minnesota), but this is more like Bledsoe to the Bills. Maybe we win a couple of more games next year, but we just got even older and helped a division rival get younger.Three years from now compare the 36 pick overall to McNabb. Philly wins.

Posted by: elderdave1 | April 4, 2010 11:04 PM | Report abuse

I think its a good move. Makes Skins relevant...doesn't mean deep in playoffs by itself but does upgrade the position immediately.

As far as QB I think it says
1- Can still draft a QB and not have to have him ready to play this year.

2- Can draft 1st round for other needs

3- Trade Jason for 2nd round pick and your ahead of the game (i.e. Donovan for Jason and a third)

4- Skins may not see any QB that excites them in draft.

Trade may or may not work but give them credit for not overpaying.

For those complaining about giving up draft picks. In the past Danny would have giving up a 1st and 2nd plus a 3rd next year, and also would have announced that they signed Donavan to a 7 yr 120 mill contract extension with 80 gtd.

Posted by: DCsportfan3433 | April 4, 2010 11:04 PM | Report abuse

SPECTACULAR! SENSATIONAL TRADE!
The Skins are 2 tackles away from a fully loaded offense. They know it and they will address it.
I believe we have the right men in place making the decisions. And now agree with many Eagle fans that Andy Reid really is an idiot.

Posted by: MDterpfan | April 4, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

As a Diehard, this is tough to take....because JC took a beatin for 16 games and never said a word negative, when he should have been yelling at the TOP of his lungs to all the Vinny dipsh^ts running this f'ing organization - "U don't win without lineman" and lord knows we had none. McNabb still can win and he will have more to prove now because he will show Philly what dumba$$es they are and when he wins it will only show that Philly was the problem!

McNabb will reup a new deal for 2-3 yrs, get more money than his $11.5M coming to him this year, so he will hopefully mentor a young QB (I hate to say it but JC is like an abused QB - kinda like "tain'ted" with so many new systems, a huge victim of being in the WRONG place at the WRONG time) - Plus, wiht Shanney and some OLman we should be much better!

Has Haynesworth gone to anymore workouts - LOVED Lavar A ragging on Haynesworth about his "Prima Dona" attitude being that the Skins were 4-12 last ear - too funny but great radio - plus 10000% TRUE what Lavar was saying....

Go Skins - Danny and all your mad money spend to fix the mess you have made of the Skins the past 10+ yrs - YOU are the only thing I HATE more than all your BS deals the past decade (Jeff George, Bruce SMith, Neon Deion Sanders - puke) is YOU thinking you knew more about PRO Football and your BS cronnies too!

Posted by: talbottj | April 4, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

The Cowpukes must be loving this - they don't fear McNubb - I wouldn't be surprised if the Pukes send McNubb some nice parting gifts.

I think that we should complete this disaster signing of McNubb by bringing TO to Washington. Why half-arsed sink a franchise when you can torpedo it with the two blivetheads.

I so hate McNubb.

Posted by: laserwizard | April 4, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

i think J. cambell and portis is gone and that will bring in a 1st round pick and part of an offinsive line too.

Posted by: kreed21 | April 4, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Attn! JC will not get us anymore than a mid round pick at best.

Posted by: Mark_Edwin | April 4, 2010 11:28 PM | Report abuse

stop your whining....this move is an upgrade no matter how you look at it. The skins can still draft a young QB and coach him up and still improve their O-line this off-season. What a bunch of cry-babies some of your are, never satisfied....guess what? We haven't won anything since 1991 - keep it real people.

Posted by: kdofour2000 | April 4, 2010 10:16 PM
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AMEN !! The wheeling and dealing isn't finished yet people... Before it's all said and done, I'll bet the O-Line issues will be addressed...patience folks.

Posted by: JCB9 | April 4, 2010 11:35 PM | Report abuse

I heard the rumors... figured NO WAY. Eagles wouldn't trade in division and the skins wouldn't give up position in draft.. BOY WAS I FOOLED. Now, what to make of this.....are they stockpiling trade bait? What happened to Minnesota, Favre, Oakland, McNabb?? There's only been a few years of satisfying skins football since 92. At this point I have to trust the new regimes moves. Is this what is meant by COMPETITION at every position? Again, Skins make splash in offseason, print up the #5 Jerseys - what am I being sarcastic? I feel like this is not the end of the trading.... interesting offseason.

Posted by: outsourced_in_va | April 4, 2010 11:38 PM | Report abuse

I find it hilarious that alot of you are saying Snyde is meddling again. None of you are in the Redskins front office to know whats going on. Redskins have just aquired a QB who can start now. We draft an O-Lineman eith the 4th pick now since QB is not a need. THere are teams who still need a QB ( see the raiders, bills, rams). THe skins probably wont get a 1st but you never know with Al Davis in Oakland. Until this all plays out, You all need to stop pissing and moaning.

Posted by: King_fish | April 4, 2010 11:38 PM | Report abuse

Imagine if JC got traded with Portis in a package deal. Wouldn't that just grind JC's gears - having to be on the same team with Portis ALL OVER AGAIN? Just an off the topic thought......

Posted by: kdofour2000 | April 4, 2010 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Attn! Portis has absolute ZERO trade value.

Posted by: Mark_Edwin | April 5, 2010 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Dunno if this has been said yet but there is NO way the skins will get a first round pick for Jason Campbell. NONE AT ALL... They tendered him as a first round pick which meant if a team signed him they would surrender a first round pick. They can trade him for anything they desire. The skins will do well to get a second round pick for him, which is a possibility since he has gotten better statistically each year and is still relatively young and shown he can get creamed on a routine basis and keep going.

Posted by: Killerangel81 | April 5, 2010 1:06 AM | Report abuse

All you guys are idiots. OBVIOUSLY, shanny is looking for another John Elway/Mike Shanahan duo winning 2 super bowls in Elway's LAST 2 years of his career. Age has nothing to do with it. Taking Clausen or Bradford would mean a MINIMUM of 3-5 years before we are super bowl contenders. I'm sick of waiting. Don't worry people. We WILL get a solid left tackle either from FA or draft, and we will have a young quarterback for the future in "training" under Mcnabb and shanny. Shanny isn't stupid. He's got more super bowl trophies than any of us!

Posted by: dongki13 | April 5, 2010 1:55 AM | Report abuse

For all those McNabb Haters out there, he is playing behind the Redskins offensive line. This group will be known as the panty liners. McNabb will have two broken bones by the end of the second game. He is used to playing behind an offensive line in Philly.

Posted by: HelloNewman1 | April 5, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

This was a good move. Even if McNabb plays for 2-3 years, McNabb will help groom the next QB. But the goal is to win a superbowl here and rubb it into those Cheesesteak eating idiots that know nothing about football.

The Skins will focus on drafting a QB next year, maybe Tony Pike in the 5th round this year. Campbell will get us a 2nd round pick, probably with Buffalo or Oakland during the draft once Tebow has been picked up. 1st round pick for Campbell aint gonna happen, like someone mentioned earlier. But it could if Carlos Rogers is added to the deal.

Now,it's all about O-linemen. 1st round Okung is almost certain. I still would like to pick up Flozel Adams for depth. He could pretty much play anywhere on the line if needed.

Hail to the Redskins biatches!

Posted by: straightupbeastonyourgirllpiece | April 5, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

LMAO @ "Redskins legend Brian Mitchell".

Posted by: tha_prophet | April 5, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

(1) No question we upgraded at QB. JC is not as good as McNabb. A second round pick this year and a 3rd/4th next year is a bargan. Far less risk then picking a QB in the first round.

(2) JC will be traded, but we won't get a #1 at best we will get a #2... which would be good for us if we could get it.

(3) Trade the 4th pick and get two first round picks and get 2 offensive line men.

Not a bad offseason.

Posted by: greg34 | April 5, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

LOL at people that think this is an "upgrade".

JC never even got a real CHANCE, with the crap that Snyder surrounded him with. McNabb has never been anything more than a fullback who could throw the ball. HE SUCKS - yes, SUCKS! And he is a world class CHOKER.

Personally, I am happy that Little Danny traded for him. I finally quit caring about/watching the Skins last year and now this just solidifies it.

I truly feel sorry for you Redskins fans. This team will lose for as long as Snyder owns them, yet every year you will think you have a chance.

Dan Snyder will NEVER win a Superbowl as the owner of the Washington Redskins.

Posted by: Snowdog | April 5, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Is McNabb a better QB than Campbell right now? Absolutely. No question. Will it matter? I can't see how.

I find the move disappointing, not for any reasons having to do with McNabb (who's been a great player and probably still has a couple of good (not great) years left) but more for how it seems to indicate that not much has changed down at Redskins Park, despite the new regime. This kind of star-driven acquisition of a big name player whose best years are behind him is exactly the kind of thing they would have done under Cerrato and, given the history of those moves, I don't see much reason to assume that his one will pay better dividends than any of the others. McNabb has had trouble staying healthy the last few years as his mobility has declined, and he now comes to a team that handed out sacks like candy at Halloween the last few years. Sure, they'll probably upgrade the offensive line over the summer, but it's hard to imagine they'll be able to get it from where it was to where it needs to be to keep McNabb upright over the course of one offseason.

Just as in past years the Redskins appear to have deluded themselves into thinking that they can jump the queue and move to the head of the pack in one fell swoop. It didn't work then and there's little logic-based reason to think it'll work now.

Posted by: kalo_rama | April 5, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, McNabb is a great quarterback and probably better than JC for now, but I still think this was a mistake. Brett Farve or even Bart Starr couldn't succeed behind the Washington line. Let's accept for the moment that Campbell is only an ordinary QB (although he has a better arm than anybody ever let him use), he can succeed behind a good line -- I'm talking Mark Rypien (sp?) here.

Shoulda kept Campbell, built the line through the draft and free-agency and when you have the ability to actually PROTECT a top QB, get one THEN.

I'd rather have a so-so QB and good line than great QB and so-so line.

Posted by: bethesdaguy | April 5, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Good post kdofour at 10:16pm. Now, if some of these people read that post, maybe they will "get it."

Posted by: Theone9 | April 5, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

"Shanny isn't stupid. He's got more super bowl trophies than any of us!"

So does Joe Gibbs. How did his second coming pan out?

When Allen and Shanahan were brought on there was an optimistic belief that the team would be run like an actual NFl franchise not a fantasy football team, and that the roster would be built smartly and patiently to engender success over the long haul, instead of the familiar Snyder-esque strategy of trying to buy your way to the top.

Hope springs eternal, I guess.

Posted by: kalo_rama | April 5, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

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