Monday, April 5, 2010
Mcnabb gives the Redskins Creditability
Well, Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen and head coach Mike Shanahan wasn't joking when he said that the future is now. They think adding a few players in certain positions will help this team get to the postseason this year. But last night, they receive their most important free agent in the Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan era.
Enter Donovan Mcnabb!!
There is no question that with Donovan Mcnabb in the roster, it gives the Washington Redskins creditability not only on the field, but off the field and in the locker room. Last season, the Redskins were a poorly coached team. They had issues on both sides of the ball, star players barely practicing, players yelling out on their own teammates in some cases.
Well, that's going to change big time with coach Mike Shanahan and Mcnabb. There is going to a leader and a role model in the locker room. There is going to be a quarterback who is capable of leading a team to the postseason and the super bowl. There is going to a quarterback who can make average receivers look like all pros on the field. Finally, this team will be well coached and conditioned this fall.
While there is open competition in every roster spot this year, adding Mcnabb solidifies their starting quarterback issues. Now the Redskins can focus on drafting a left or right tackle at No.4 and fix other areas along the offensive line in the draft and free agency.
However, Mcnabb is very injury prone. He has missed 17 games since 2005, most of them occurred in the 2006 and 2007 seasons. Therefore, it would be nice for the Redskins to keep Jason Campbell around for at least this year, since we never know when Mcnabb gets injured or not.
Otherwise, a great move for the Redskins. Yes, they should be skepticism and fans may be drinking too much kool-aid. But one thing is certain, we finally have a very solid quarterback on the backfield.