Donovan McNabb was a major disappointment at quarterback for the Washington Redskins, but in his unofficial role as team buzzkill, the potential is limitless.
"Here's a guy (Griffin) coming out who's very talented, mobile, strong arm -- we've already heard he's intelligent -- football mind. 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?"
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McNabb undressed the theory of Mike Shanahan as quarterback guru, rattling off the coach's projects post-John Elway: John Beck, Rex Grossman, Brian Griese, Jake Plummer and even Jay Cutler, who left Denver with a 17-20 record. Not entirely fair: Plummer led the Broncos to the AFC title game, and Cutler is implanted as the Chicago Bears' starter.
The name McNabb didn't mention? McNabb. But that goes without saying after his very public war with the Shanahans during the 2010 season.
"A lot of times, ego gets too involved when it comes to being in Washington," said McNabb, who was later asked if he had an axe to grind with the team.
"I do, but I don't," he said. "The whole deal about it is, we hear so much about players who move on somewhere, how the next year will be a lot better. Give him a chance to learn the offense and understand what we do. I never got that chance. And a lot of people haven't."