So Donovan McNabb has come out again today with yet more quotes blaming the Redskins coaches, in particular Mike and Kyle Shanahan, for his failure in Washington. McNabb was asked if Robert Griffin III would fit in the Redskins offense. He answered no and then went on to take a shot at the Shanahan's. Quotes from ProFootballTalk.
"Here’s a guy coming out who’s very talented, mobile, strong arm, we’ve already heard he’s intelligent, football mind," McNabb said of Griffin. "Are you going to cater the offense around his talent, and what he’s able to do, or are you going to bring the Houston offense with Matt Schaub over to him and have him kind of be embedded in that?"
He then proceeded to delve deeper and criticize Mike Shanahan's track record with quarterbacks.
We talk so much about Mike Shanahan and the things he was able to do in Denver," McNabb said. "Well, I have a couple of names for you that Mike Shanahan — quarterbacks he’s coached — and the lack of success that he’s had."We had John Beck, who was 0-4," McNabb said.Rex Grossman: 6-11. Jay Cutler, who was his prize possession: 17-20. Jake Plummer, a guy who had success, led them to the AFC Championship against Pittsburgh, as we know, and then benched him the next year, because he wouldn’t do what he wanted him to do. Brian Griese, who was supposed to be the heir apparent to John Elway, hasn’t had a lot of success."
McNabb conveniently left his own name off that list...
I don't know if McNabb has realized, but he was terrible for the Redskins and the Vikings. I think the fact the Eagles were willing to trade him in their own division and roll with Kevin Kolb says a lot. Just a reminder, Kevin Kolb was beaten out in Arizona by John Skelton, a fifth round pick from the 2010 draft. He calls out Shanahan for not adapting his offense towards McNabb, but I wonder how much McNabb was willing to adapt to the Redskins offense (or Vikings offense for that matter). Ever since he left the Eagles, there has been stories about his lack of desire or willingness to put in the work required to learn the new offense in both Minnesota and Washington.
I mean, what happened to those teams he talked about back at the end of January that were "interested" in him. They couldn't have been that interested seeing as he remains unsigned. He appears to be doing more interviews with the media to slag off Mike Shanahan than interviews with teams that need a quarterback. The more often McNabb comes out saying things like this, the more he'll be viewed as just another player that was bitter for being benched and traded after poor performances. Mike Shanahan admitted he made a mistake and moved on. It's time for McNabb to come to terms that his career in the NFL is all but over, because nobody is signing him to be their starting quarterback this year.