McNabb on Redskins: Tension, Confusion, Running Bad Plays

| by Off The Record

Donovan McNabb’s agent, Fletcher Smith, came out recently and blasted the Washington Redskins and their treatment of his client. He said a bunch of stuff that we all knew that McNabb agreed with, but that the QB denied to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

“I believe there is tension between Donovan and Kyle that’s rooted in the fact that Donovan has suggested modifications to Kyle’s offense based on intricacies Donovan has learned in his NFL career,” Smith said. “For example, Donovan has asked all year that the team run more screen passes to help manage the pass rush more effectively. Ironically, Kyle decided to employ Donovan’s suggestions after he unceremoniously benched him on Sunday.”

“While Donovan’s feelings about Washington remain the same, the Shanahans -both Mike and more specifically Kyle – have made this an extremely difficult relationship to maintain,” Smith wrote. “Their comments have been beyond disrespectful and unprecedented for a six-time Pro Bowl quarterback such as Donovan.”

But now, McNabb has come out and stated that yes, he agrees with what his agent was saying (like we didn’t already know that).

“I support my agent and his thoughts,” McNabb said on ESPN 980.

“Would I like to be the quarterback here? Yes, absolutely,” he said. “Things would obviously have to change,” he added. “Relationships would have to be better. Conversations would have to be better.”

McNabb said that he went through Smith’s comments and was fine with them.

“When I read the whole thing, I didn’t see nothing wrong with it,” he noted with improper grammar.

So yeah, McNabb won’t be in Washinton next year.