During the off-season Donovan McNabb was traded to the Washington Redskins, a trade that shocked many people. I think that McNabb was probably a little relieved that he wouldn’t have to deal with the heckling Eagles fans anymore. What he probably didn’t expect was that he would get the same reaction in Washington–at least from one obnoxious fan.
According to the AP, McNabb hasn’t been very impressive so far during training camp. He’s thrown a lot of interceptions and he’s been throwing behind receivers. But one fan made sure that McNabb knew that he was stinking up the field by criticizing the quarterback by shouting things like ”Must have been a great catch, because it couldn’t have been a good throw.”
I think this guy needs to chill out. I mean yes, McNabb is a veteran quarterback who shouldn’t be throwing the way he is, but he is in a completely new system. Even the best quarterback wouldn’t be able to step on the field of a brand new team and throw perfectly every time. He was with the Eagles for 11 years, so I think it’s going to take a little while for him to adjust.
The thing this fan needs to understand is that McNabb’s mistakes are what training camp is all about. You work on the kinks in your play now so that you don’t make those same mistakes when the season is under way. Whatever this guys feelings are about McNabb, if he’s a true fan I think he would much prefer to see his new QB do some good for his team this year instead of crashing and burning. So Mr. Obnoxious Redskins Fan, shut your mouth and let McNabb do his job. Unless of course you want to see your team go 4-12 again this year.
McNabb has growing pains learning Redskins offense [AP/Fox Sports]