McNabb to offensive line: Don't tread on me
Several times this season, quarterback Donovan McNabb has tripped because offensive linemen have stepped on his feet after he receives the snap and begins to backpedal.
The miscues have resulted in several sacks. And with as much as the Redskins have struggled offensively this season, they cannot afford to waste snaps.
So what's the deal with McNabb's foot being stepped on so often?
"That is a great question," said McNabb, who turned 34 on Thursday. "I don't know. It's something we've communicated with the offensive line."
McNabb has been sacked 27 times - the NFL's second-largest total. Obviously, the Redskins' much-maligned offensive line is aware of its problems in pass protection and McNabb revealed that some of the linemen "at the beginning of the games, they may be stepping back further than usual."
The Redskins need to solve the problem. Quickly, McNabb said.
"It's obviously something that we've got to get changed," he said. "We missed some big opportunities in the Tennessee game, as well as some of the other games, the Detroit game as well. We'll get it corrected."
| November 25, 2010; 3:00 PM ET
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