Friday, December 17, 2010

BULL FUCKING SHIT


Are you fucking kidding me

What the fuck is this fucking shit, I sit here minding my own business eating my lunch when I see a headline pop into Redskins Insider:

Rex Grossman to start over Donovan McNabb Sunday

That would be this Sunday, at Dallas, bitter NFC Beast Division rival Dallas, a team the Redskins can still sweep in the season series.

And Mike Shanahan is going to bench Donovan in favor of Rex Grossman.

This is really over the line, I have watched how coach Shanahan has handled himself this season and I am very disappointed, cutting Ladell Betts then Willie Parker and Larry Johnson left the team with no experienced tailback backing up the injury prone Clinton Portis and Ryan Torain, the Albert Haynesworth standoff in training camp went too long into the season and hurt the defense. Benching Donovan in the Lions game then spinning bullshit about it. Cutting the holder after the kicker missed two in a winnable game then making up a bullshit excuse.

Maybe that year out of football did nothing to shrink his ego, maybe he is mad with the power Dan Snyder has given him, maybe he is showing off for his son, maybe he just wants to piss Redskins fans off, maybe he really needs to see the place burnt down before he can rebuild it in his own image.

Whatever the deal, this is wrong.

And it is not just wrong because I support Donovan and want to see him play and get some return on that investment. It is wrong because the team will net nothing by playing Rex Grossman.

Washington may win Sunday with Rex, sure, even Danny Wuerffel won games as a starter, that is not the point. The point is that we already know everything we need to know about Rex. He has had his shot, he was in Chicago for six years and could not hold the starting job the year after he took his team to the Super Bowl. His success came largely from the scheme the Bears employed at the time and he is a turnover machine. Years of future success in Washington will not be achieved with Rex Grossman under center.

You only sit a healthy established starter at the end of a season when you have no postseason to play for, and when that starter may not be there next season. But Dono is under contract so it is the team's option, not the player's to have him back.

If Mike Shanahan was serious about seeing what is in the kitty for 2011 he would be starting John Beck, the darling of Kyle Shanahan, my guess is that head coach Shanahan would not start John Beck on a dare meaning this is not about Rex or the future, it is about putting Donovan in his place.

And all the bullshit about lowest rated passer and worst season of his career, that is all bullshit. This is just wrong and win or lose Sunday Redskins fans just lost some more faith in their team.

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Some quick reaction I have received in person, by phone, email and text since 11:30 am when the story broke:

Lifetime Eagles fan, season ticket holder and Curly R reader/lurker Wilbert Montgomery, via email: Talk about a place in total chaos at this point. I thought Shanny would prevent this sort of shit from happening. Didn't DMac have an over 100 passer rating last week?

The wife, Mrs. Curly R, via phone: They have no idea what they are doing, didn't they cut the holder after the kicker messed up?

Former co-worker Rob, via phone: Dude our team is sooooooooo dysfunctional.

Eagles fan and former roommate James, via text message: Sexy Rexy to start? McNabb out of gas or out of favor?


Post your quick reaction in comments.



Donovan McNabb: Getty Images from here.

6 comments:







Brian

said...

I can't believe they're doing this. Wrote about it on my blog.

http://briancarroccio.blogspot.com/2010/12/rex-grossman.html





Rob King

said...

Dude...
So, now what? We try to trade McNabb and get something in return? We don't pick up his contract and year #1 of Shanny is a mulligan?!?
I can live with the losing when it is part of the long view building towards stability. But again, we are losers who continue to provide only day-time soap opera drama to the rest of the league and media.
Rob K.





Gabe

said...

Yet another embarrassment for our beloved team.

Shanahan is painting himself into a corner. Soon the only person left will be his son.

And he will fire his own son before he takes responsibility for this mess, whether as coach or VP.





Rob King

said...

Just watched the Shanny press conference...spoke volumes. If Dono was coming back, he would get three more games to gain further comfort and experience in lil' Shanny's system. The fact that they do not want to afford his this experience, means they are going elsewhere irrespective of how Rexy or Beck play.
Rob K.





Richie

said...

"If Mike Shanahan was serious about seeing what is in the kitty for 2011 he would be starting John Beck, the darling of Kyle Shanahan, my guess is that head coach Shanahan would not start John Beck on a dare meaning this is not about Rex or the future, it is about putting Donovan in his place."

Possibly. Either way, I believe this move proves that McNabb will not be a Redskins player next year. Even if Grossman plays well, I do not believe that would guarantee that he wins the starting role for next year. I have a feeling that Beck will start at least one of the last three games.

If I bet money, I would put it on the Redskins drafting a QB in the spring.





Wilbert Montgomery

said...

Just spoke with Billy Joe Punt and we both agreed that the Lions seem to be in a better situation going forward than the skins. For shame.