Donovan McNabb Says Robert Griffin III & Redskins Aren’t a Good Fit
The question is simple.
Is McNabb just salty because he was benched for Rex Grossman when he was the Redskins Quarterback or does he have a valid unbiased point.
Here is what D Mac had to say.
“I don’t think it’s a good fit,” McNabb told ESPN’s First Take, via ProFootballTalk.com. “If this doesn’t work this year, if we don’t see a splash like a Cam Newton splash, this could be it. … How long does (Shanahan) have with RG3? The seat is hot right now.
“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?”
“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.”
McNabb makes one very good point.
When you have a talented young quarterback coming in, you need to cater the offense to his skills. Don’t force him to do things that he isn’t comfortable with.
I think RG3 will be fine in whatever offense is thrown at him, but it couldn’t hurt to show some flexibility in an effort to maximize his abilities especially early in his career.
McNabb thinks he got a raw deal in DC, but that doesn’t explain what happened in Minnesota where he knew the offense and still ended up being released.
In the end like everything else the answers will be told on the field.