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By Reader Poll  |  April 4, 2010; 9:25 PM ET  | Category:  Donovan McNabb , NFL , Philadelphia Eagles , Reader Poll , Washington Redskins Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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This is INSANE!!!

Posted by: babylon5fanjunk | April 4, 2010 10:22 PM

Snyder back to his old tricks.

Campbell is going to be traded. And the Redskins once again decide that the short term is more important than the long term. Those draft picks are going to come back to haunt them.

McNabb still has no line, no RB, and darn a struggling receiving corps. Why are we trading for a 33 year old Quarterback?

So this is a one year deal, and the Redskins waste a 1st rounder on a QB...this is not looking pretty...

The Snyder Splash...the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Posted by: justmy2 | April 4, 2010 10:33 PM

get okung and we are a superbowl contender

Posted by: skinsfanforlife1 | April 4, 2010 10:37 PM

so, so dumb. 2nd round pick? there are gems to be found in the 2nd round, fresh out of college, ready for a good 10 years of play. instead, we get an old washed up star who has MAYBE one or two years left in him. and we thought things had changed...

Posted by: gocardinal9497 | April 4, 2010 10:43 PM

Let's not panic. If we get Okung at 4 & can pick up some other OLine help, we will definitely be improved over last year. Just ask yourself if we are now stronger at QB than last year? My answer is yes.

Posted by: will_ga | April 4, 2010 11:10 PM

1 or two years left? He's only 33 if he gets a line there's no reason to think he couldn't put in at least five more. Regardless, we'll only have him signed for a year as of now and who better to groom the next one? Now if we could just get that line and determine who the next one is going to be...

Posted by: KAOSkins | April 4, 2010 11:16 PM

it's real simple. Shanny just went from having 3-4 years to get something accomplished to have exactly two years to be in the playoffs and three years to win AT LEAST ONE playoff game. He just announced that the Skins must win NOW. If they don't, the move is pointless. I tend to think the move was an upgrade, but it will NOT produce the required results and subsequently, has just become the beginning of the end of the the Mike Shanahan era. It was fun for about four months, Mike.

Posted by: seanmichaeltaylor | April 4, 2010 11:17 PM

WHAT!!!!???? [choking] [gasping] [sobbing] Anybody but McCrab. ANYbody! Even Romo...yes, Romo!

Like someone else here said..."and we thought things had changed." I guess Shanny is just Snyder's pet after all.

Posted by: barrie1 | April 4, 2010 11:24 PM

Longtime Eagles fan and Don McNabb fan here. The good news for Skins fans: McNabb is actually a good choice for a team with no O line-- hes got quick feet and is better at making plays on the run anyway as opposed to making passes in the pocket. The bonus: Don McNabb is a CLASS act, through and through. The bad news: McNabb is NOT a pocket passer, not an accurate passer, and really has never been good at reading the defenses and seeing the field. This is why McNabb struggles without a receiver who is either so fast or so big that he can get open downfield. McNabb is not good at leading receivers and throwing to spots. It always seemed to me that McNabb was a bad choice for a West Coast offense because of these deficiencies. I think he is a better downfield quarterback than a WC guy and this could suit the Skins well.

Posted by: randy3553 | April 4, 2010 11:26 PM

Two minutes to go, 'Skins down 6. Who would you rather have, Campbell or McNabb? The answer for me is obvious. McNabb knows how to win and Campbell does not. For all of his other virtues, and I think there are many, Campbell is just not a clutch player. I can't think of a single time that he led a comeback. He could nurse a lead, but never seemed to catch fire just when we needed it the most.

Posted by: alanb1231 | April 4, 2010 11:55 PM

I understand the skepticism of some Redskins fans; we've been burned so many times. But really, you have to make this move. You have a chance for an elite QB at a low price, you have to make that move. You make it 10 times out of 10. Forget about the draft picks. Take a look at the Redskins 2nd and 3rd round picks the last few years -- how many future HOF-ers do you see there? This isn't a Joe Montana-to-Kansas City move; McNabb should have some gas left in the tank. When's the last time the Redskins had a QB of this caliber? Not in my lifetime. They had to do this. This is going to be fun!

Posted by: ryanem1 | April 5, 2010 12:27 AM

I disagree so strongly with this move. We need to be thinking on how to re-build our team and get bck into contention in a couple of years. Instead we give up a valuable #2 pick for a man who will be a free agent after this season. We don't need a McNabb now. We need to be stocking up our team with young players with the potential to become great players. By getting McNabb now, we only delay the painful but necessary rebuilding period that we have to go through.

It's possible that we may win a couple more games this coming season than we did last season because of McNabb's presence, but so what? That just means that our position in the draft will be worse the year following. McNabb will not make us into a contender.

This trade makes no sense for the Redskins. We needed that #2 pick! You build your team through the draft. The future is not now. That kind of thinking got us into our present fix.

I trust that a trade is in the works for Campbell and we'll be able to get decent value for him. We shall see.

I hate this trade.

Posted by: tigana99 | April 5, 2010 12:42 AM

Even though this is seen as a short term move, Mcnabb will yield much more in the time with Washington than Cambell has in his NFL career.

I have no ides who everyone have been watching playing QB for the Eagles the last 5 years, but for a Philly fan to say Mcnabb isn't a pocket passer and not an accurate one is laughable. Look at his stats, you dont throw for 4,000 yds & have a 58+% completion rating, being a run 1st, pass 2nd QB. I'm not even an Eagles fan & I know this.

Redskins are complaining about a 33 yr old QB when their 20 something hasn't shown much progress. The game isn't going to be over just because you are down 7 pts. Mcnabb can easily get you that.You can tell within a players 2-3 yrs in the league if he will be a franchise QB, and Cambell has not shown any signs of being one.

Why on Earth would you want Romo over Mcnabb? Mcnabb has won more with less, while Romo has underachieved every year. Romo couldn't get to the Superbowl if you gave him a GPS, compass & a Thomas Guide. Mcnabb is a winner & never will be a distraction for the team.

Posted by: dodgertown | April 5, 2010 4:43 AM

The saga continues. Smith, Sanders, and now McNabb. The Redskins continue to be the rest home for aging veterans. Vinny lives!

Posted by: oakiedokie | April 5, 2010 5:49 AM

If we were going to take a quarterback from Philadelphia why not Michael Vick. He's younger, talented and still has amazing potential. D McNabb is a stud, but he is not a good fit for the current crop of washington players. Also giving up the 37th overall pick is crazy.

Posted by: needshelp | April 5, 2010 6:19 AM

Anything would be an improvement for Redskins. Both short term and long term measures would help. If we can protect Donovan we would have more wins. He is quick and accurate which we do not have. Yes Snyder needs to be controlled as well.

Posted by: acpress | April 5, 2010 7:46 AM

We gave up a 2nd and probably a 3rd next year for McNabb. Although I haven't been a McNabb fan, he has taken the Eagles to 5 NFC Title games and a SuperBowl. None of his past teams, save for the SB team with T.O., had been full of Pro Bowlers. There is no QB in the upcoming draft that I think is better than McNabb for the next 3 years. Bradford could be a good QB but I think it would take him at least 3 years to compete with McNabb performance wise. And that is if he adapts to the NFL, is as good as we think he could be and stays healthy. Remember Heath Shuler? And lets face it, the Skins would probably have to move up to get Bradford which would cause us to mortgage our future. If he falls to #4, we still might take him.
So that leaves Campbell, who was tendered a 1st round offer, available for trade if he signs the tender. Before the beginning of the season, some team will looking desperately for a veteran QB. We might not get a 1st for him but I am sure we'll get a 2nd. If traded, that means McNabb costed us a 3rd or 4th next year. If we don't trade Campbell that we have a good backup QB.
McNabb might just be Shannahan's Elway. As long as he stays healthy, why couldn't McNabb play for another 5 or more years provided we get O Lineman to pass protect? Kurt Warner just retired at 38 so.... If the Skins trade down from # 4 and pick up a later 1st and a mid 2nd, we can find some talent O Linemen. I think we have good receivers. They just need coaching and good play calling. If Moss can still stretch the field with McNabb, Thomas, Kelly, Mitchell, Cooley and Davis can catch the short and medium range stuff. We now have 3 RBs that are potential starters. If Clinton isn't the old Clinton, LJ or Willy can start. The defense should be somewhere in the top 12 even if we switch to the 3-4. So we need to focus on O Lineman. Prior to trading for McNabb, I was hoping for a .500 season. Now with McNabb, if we can pick up some quality O Lineman, I think we could contend for the playoffs.
For all of nay sayers, name one position the Skins are worse at than they were at the end of last season? We all know Samuels was done and Randy Thomas unreliable. We are now better at QB, RB, DL, and CB. We need help at O Line, LB, D Line, Safety, RB and special teams. We now have a passing game.

Posted by: neil64 | April 5, 2010 7:49 AM

Basic question here is, would you trade Campbell for McNabb? Or, Campbell and a 2nd rounder for McNabb and a 1st rounder? Or, Campbell and a 2nd rounder for McNabb and a 3rd round? If your answer is yes to any of the above, then you should be fine with us getting McNabb because that is your likely scenario, best case scenario, and worst case scenario (in that order) considering the inevitable Jason Campbell trade based on the current NFL available QB market.

I am a Campbell fan and believe would should be building towards the future but is hard to argue against any of those scenarios not making good football sense.

Posted by: anthinino | April 5, 2010 8:21 AM

How could anyone who follows football take McNabb over Romo. These media followers who are controlled by what others say or write need not comment. What has McNabb won ? His career is on the downside and won't get any better playing with one of the bottom 4 teams in the league. He has one super bowl appearence to show in 12 years. Romo will have his team in the bowl within the next 2 and he will still be under 30. McNabb vomited under pressure, not exactly what I want in a leader. Way to go Snyder. Can anyone name a receiver for the 'skins ? This is merely a move to make money just like Jason Taylor, Adam Archuletta, Deion Sanders, Trotter, Haynesworth, DeAngelo Hall, and many others. You can't buy a winner, winners are built. BIG MISTAKE Snyder.

Posted by: mddouglas | April 5, 2010 8:24 AM

Disappointing. Love McNabb but with the best draft in years on the table a stupid move. Would rather have Tebo for that draft pick (the 2d). Whose going to do the grub work. Now three runners--none of them great at blocking; some fair catchers; and some mediocre qb's with a fair defense what can you expect--more injuries on offense. For goodness sake, no one wins in the NFL without an OL. The skins were a joke on OL last year. If they have done nothing on offense but get a first rate line at least we might make the playoffs. The Skins need five offensive players to turn this around--that's all. We need a new OL!!!!!

Posted by: sbrick | April 5, 2010 8:25 AM

How can anyone say they would rather have Tim Tebow than Donovan Mcnabb, even Jason Campbell. Donvoan is a Top 5 QB in a quaterback driven league. Everyone always said we have no quaterback were not going anywhere, well what can the haters say now? Yes we have no offense line but we still have the 4th overall pick. We can trade down and get that 2nd rd pick back so don't be hating on this trade just yet. Also campbell is now expendable we could get a 3rd maybe 2nd rd for him, so in the end we end up with mcnabb 2 more picks for campbell and 2 of our picks, where is the problem?

Posted by: codydgrs | April 5, 2010 10:44 AM

I love McNabb, that's why I'm sorry to see that he'll be playing his twilight years in "Evil Danny's House of Dysfunction".
On the other hand, I'm overjoyed that Young Jason will soon be freed from his abusive relationship.
Shanny & BA ain't gonna fix this mess ..... not w/ Lil' Stalin still in the owner's box.

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | April 5, 2010 1:06 PM

The whole division rival thing is overplayed. Has it occurred to anyone that McNabb would not have extended in Buffalo or Oakland and could have wound up on the Redskins in 2011 anyway a la Favre? The only eagles master plan is to get younger and shed salary. They needed to get value and the Skins were willing to give it. The others apparently weren't.

Posted by: warthogdb | April 5, 2010 1:11 PM

What a bunch of goofballs (most of the contributors). Shanahan knows
what he's doing. Lets hope J Cambell can get us an O Lineman in trade.

Posted by: Rocananda1 | April 5, 2010 3:11 PM

I can not believe some of the stupid comments made on all of these blogs. You would think if any of you were true redskin fans, or even football fans in general, you would have some sort of knowledge of the league. "Now three runners- none of them great blockers..." What are you talking about Portis is known for his pass blocking. As for all the complaints about DM, shut it give MS a chance to prove he knows what he is doing. I do how ever enjoy laughing at all of the ignorant comments.

Posted by: JL8128 | April 5, 2010 6:49 PM

All in all great move by the skins. Now for the great photoshop of donovan in a skins uniform.

Posted by: giantspeculation | April 5, 2010 7:10 PM

This is not a move like in years past. It's a good move. Mc Nabb will step in and be better than Campbell ever was on his best day. They can still get a QB to teach under Mc Nabb and still get Okung at #4. The RB situation is perfect. They'll have to earn it. My money is on Larry and worse case scenario, Portis feels threatened and may actually perform for the first time in many years. Parker may surprise the most with the freshest legs. Pre-draft the Skins are already better than last year. Campbell is a viable back-up, not and has never been a starter. Let him learn something under Mc Nabb or better yet demand a trade. And if there is any comparison to George Allen, I'll take it in a heartbeat! Go get 'em Skins! -Fan since 1969.

Posted by: calcandids | April 5, 2010 7:42 PM

Look, I love McNabb--great guy, a true pro, but, unless we get a 2nd rounder for Jason, this will be a bad move. Campbell was the 16th rated QB in the league last year. That was without an O-line and with an amateur coach. Jason might have moved up 4 or 5 slots this year if the O-line is decent (and it will be better than last year's--pending injuries). So, bottom line, we will see if the other holes we have, safety, corner, etc, can be filled by the beginning of the 2011 season. If not this trade stinks, if so, then it works.

Posted by: theStockman | April 5, 2010 9:46 PM

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