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Posted at 3:00 PM ET, 11/25/2010

McNabb to offensive line: Don't tread on me

By Jason Reid

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."

By Jason Reid  | November 25, 2010; 3:00 PM ET
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Though I guess this article is done out of amusement, the title feel of the article does not match up with McNabb's actual statements which don't seem definitive on what the problem is...

Posted by: smooth700 | November 25, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

McNabb has been sacked 27 times - the NFL's second-largest total.

The sack total thru 10 games beats the 'tread on me' story.

It jumps out as McNabb has signed on for additional years as a redskin tacklin' dummy, er, I mean, quarterback.

The last time I got hit 27 times it was in a fight with mrsmoe.

And, of course, I didn't get an extension to sign.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 25, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Riddle me this...Who else had a birthday this week?

Posted by: stu_pid | November 25, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

5 & 5 in an evaluation year so far. I'll take it. We've already surpassed last years total number of wins (4) and we are on pace for at least what any realistic fan knew this squad was capable of - at least 9 wins. The only thing I disagree with is the 3/4 defense. too much change too soon on both sides of the ball. Mcnabb is here to keep it somewhat together and signed on to groom the next guy. 2 more offseasons to fix the holes and this team should be a competent playoff team. Be patient.

Posted by: lszovati | November 26, 2010 5:44 AM | Report abuse

Don't tread on me? Wow. How clever. Anyone with the intelligence of a gnat knows that McNabb has no receivers and no offensive line. Maybe they should try Albert Chodesworth as the solution. Start Fat albert at left guard. Squeeze him for everything hes worth. He's a huge chode, and if I was his coach I would verbally berate him in public every chance I could. I'd then beat him upside his head and face with a shoebox, but thats just me....LOL! that is all.....

Posted by: CHODE101 | November 29, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

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