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Old 10-31-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Anyone remember in 2008 when Andy Reid benched McNabb 2008 at Baltimore and the media was ready to put a hatchet in the back of his head?

Remember this offseason when McNabb was traded? The media was ready to burn the Linc to the ground.

So why is there no uproar over McNabb being benched today? Seems to me like a bit of a double standard at the hands of the major national media outlets when it comes to criticizing certain orginizations.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I think it was RIDICILOUS to bench McNabb for a proven LOSER, Rex Grossman.... First play and sexy Rexy fumbles the damn ball... That was the worst coaching move I've seen in a long time! Absolutely ridicilous!
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I'm going to sound crazy here and defend Shanny a bit. Going back to to the Philly-Pats Super Bowl, when have you seen McNabb able to operate in a hurry-up fashion? Shanny didn't say that Grossman is a better QB than McNabb (obviously, he isn't). He merely expressed a lack of confidence in McNabb's ability to operate a hurry-up offense.
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:37 PM
 
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Shanahan has shown his true colors with this bone headed move. And all for Rex Grossman??? Redskins have had so many problems getting a good QB and then they finally get one, and this happens. McNabb has just about got to have had it with being treated like dirt. If it wasn't for him, they wouldn't have won any games this year. The fans must be in shock!
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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My sample size isn't huge but I am hearing plenty of people who are confused about the move. On another note, I forgot how tiny rex grossman looks back there, I think I must have blocked it out of my memory.
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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Most recently I heard that now Shanahan is saying that McNabb had physical issues. He listed stuff like quads, hamstrings, cardiac something or other etc. All this after yesterday saying that he just thought that Rex would be better at the two minute drill.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: 20 years from now
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He made the right decision. McNabb is a flake when it comes to crunch time. This is primarily why the Eagles got rid of him. Sure, when things are good, he's all smiles, but put the pressure on him and the guy turns into soft butter.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I've got no respect for Shanahan. He's a big whiner who rode on the back of Elway to finally win the Super Bowl. Once Elway left, the Broncos have been more or less "nothing".

Don't forget he's also the clown that started calling the BS timeout at the snap of a game ending field goal attempt.

The guy is a whole bunch of hype in an empty sweat suit.


In this case, look at what the genius did....

McNabb or Grossman

He plays Grossman with the game on the line? What a fool!!!
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:39 PM
 
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Anyone remember in 2008 when Andy Reid benched McNabb 2008 at Baltimore and the media was ready to put a hatchet in the back of his head?

Remember this offseason when McNabb was traded? The media was ready to burn the Linc to the ground.

So why is there no uproar over McNabb being benched today? Seems to me like a bit of a double standard at the hands of the major national media outlets when it comes to criticizing certain orginizations.
McNabb got thrown under the bus and then the bus backed up and rolled over him again. Here's what I mean it's bad enough he got pulled. But then the excuses Shanahan made were awful. All he had to say was "I felt it was the best decision at the time and Donovan is the starter next week. That's all I have to say". Instead he embarrassed his starting quarterback unnecessarily.

Im sure other Redskins players notice this and this does NOT win the respect of your players if you are the head coach.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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If Shanahan would have talked about the hamstring/cardio issue right after the game instead of that Rex being better in 2:00 garbage this debate would be over. Also, I heard on NFL live that McNabb had a 40+ yard run in that Detroit game and was in the next play (something some RBs don't even do), obviously his cardio health was somewhat fine for the two minute drill.

Still it's quite an insult to McNabb to replace him with Grossman at the most critical time. McNabb will definitely be elsewhere next season. If I were a betting man, Arizona would be the team.

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