Well, what a day here in Washington DC. First the rumors started to swirl of quarterback Donovan McNabb being benched. Now, www.cnnsi.com has announced on their homepage that McNabb will indeed be benched in favor of backup Rex Grossman. To quote Commodus from the movie Gladiator; It vexes me. I am, vexed.
When I penned my thoughts in McNabb v. Grossman; round II, I was half-serious about the rumors. I had heard about the possibility but I honestly did not think that the Redskins, Mike and Kyle Shanahan, would be audacious enough to bench McNabb in favor of Rex “two-minute” Grossman. I stand firm on what I said. Grossman is not some young talent that the Skins are attempting to groom into a starting position. What they are doing is sticking a veteran back-up in the quarterback position instead of a tried-and-true all-pro.
Donovan McNabb has had his ups and downs this year, but he’s still McNabb. He’s still a great quarterback albeit one having a down season. To bench him is folly. It is a travesty. The game versus Dallas is the only thing the Redskins and their fans have going for them right now. This game represents the one salvation for the season, the one thing left for us fans to get excited about. Playoff hopes are done. The season is over. But it’s Dallas, and we expect big things. Benching McNabb at this point is beyond ridiculous.
Ladies and Gentlemen: I am beyond speechless. If this revelation holds true, I don’t know what to think. My sense of reality has been flipped inside out and I might as well be living inside the Matrix. For the love of all things sane and logical, DO NOT START REX GROSSMAN! I doubt my all-caps plea will have any effect on the outcome and it will fall on deaf ears. If so, the Redskins truly have hit rock bottom. Merry bleeping Christmas.