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08:00 AM ET 10.06 | What is taking the Redskins so long in extending Donovan McNabb? Between the lines ... the two sides have had since the first week of June to work out a deal. For myriad reasons, it hasn't happened. If you're McNabb, this reason would pierce the psyche most: Maybe Shanahan is still unsure you're his guy for the long haul. After 11-plus years of establishing yourself as an elite NFL quarterback and taking your team to the NFC championship game five times in the past nine years, you're inexplicably still auditioning for the lead role for a franchise that hasn't been there since the 1991 season.

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Donovan McNabb, AP Donovan McNabb, AP
October 6, 2010  08:01 AM ET

Wait til he misses 4-6 weeks...

October 6, 2010  08:06 AM ET

key word is "long haul" ... Mcnabb may still play the game at a level better than "just good", but at his advancing age there is no long haul for Mcnabb...

October 6, 2010  08:07 AM ET

I doubt it's Shanahan's trust... more like whether it makes sense to sign a guy on the beginning of his downside to a long-term big money agreement with the looming work stoppage.

But - that doesn't generate much for the crickets to chew on, so...

October 6, 2010  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I doubt it's Shanahan's trust... more like whether it makes sense to sign a guy on the beginning of his downside to a long-term big money agreement with the looming work stoppage. But - that doesn't generate much for the crickets to chew on, so...

I agree. Too many unknowns, and he has not shown that he is even a short term answer.

October 6, 2010  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I doubt it's Shanahan's trust... more like whether it makes sense to sign a guy on the beginning of his downside to a long-term big money agreement with the looming work stoppage. But - that doesn't generate much for the crickets to chew on, so...

Word! We all know that Wash will have to draft/acquire a more youthful but talented QB prostpect..

October 6, 2010  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I agree. Too many unknowns, and he has not shown that he is even a short term answer.

Agreed

October 6, 2010  08:20 AM ET

They haven't signed him, because we want to win.....

They call it "pay for performance."

October 6, 2010  08:25 AM ET

"Good enough" may be good enough to win the NFC East this year.

But the big thing in every contract negotiation in the NFL is potential lockout next year. Brush up on your knowledge of double axles and triple toe-loops, and your Tonya Harding jokes, because Sunday afternoons could feature a lot of figure skating next year.

October 6, 2010  08:25 AM ET

The Hogs will start to be annoyed with him when he throws it at the feet of his WRs on 3rd down.

October 6, 2010  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

The Hogs will start to be annoyed with him when he throws it at the feet of his WRs on 3rd down.

He's already doing it, often...

October 6, 2010  08:34 AM ET

For the moment, Washington is technically on top of the NFC East. Skins, Eagles and Boys are all at 2-2, but they've got the tiebreakers.

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October 6, 2010  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

For the moment, Washington is technically on top of the NFC East. Skins, Eagles and Boys are all at 2-2, but they've got the tiebreakers.

Boys = 1 - 3

October 6, 2010  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

For the moment, Washington is technically on top of the NFC East. Skins, Eagles and Boys are all at 2-2, but they've got the tiebreakers.

Giants are 2-2 though.

October 6, 2010  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Giants are 2-2 though.

Giants haven't played a divisional team yet.

October 6, 2010  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Boys = 1 - 3

Oh, yeah. My bad. Time for more coffee.

October 6, 2010  08:45 AM ET

McNabbs numbers against Philly didn't show he was an elite QB. He threw one interception without a Redskin within 20 yards and almost threw another. The Skins need to be looking for another QB and not Rex Grossman.

October 6, 2010  08:45 AM ET

Heck, I did MY due dilligence when I bought my first used car as a college student, and it was a 1984 Toyota Tercel! I'll be that car lasted me longer than McNabb will last with the Skins.

October 6, 2010  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Boys = 1 - 3

i know that made your morning....

 
October 6, 2010  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#21):

i know that made your morning....

It's the little things in life.... :)

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