This week Donovan McNabb made tons of news by showing up at a work out with the Eagles. Actually let me clear that up, a few Eagle players. This was not a practice nor did it resemble any form of practice whatsoever. It was a bunch of pro football players working out in New Jersey. Big deal? No.
Lots of fans and bloggers are spinning this out of control feeling betrayed by McNabb. Some referring to many Redskin sticking up for McNabb and saying the right things. I just a few comments on that.
McNabb owes us nothing. That’s right. He was brought here against his professional will, did what he could on the field, and failed. Nothing wrong with that. It only sucks because we didn’t experience any winning. However, for the most part he did what he was told (as far as we know) and did it as well as he could (maybe). So to feel “slighted” by him is a bit absurd. For some fans I understand the ill sentiments by seeing him practice with a rival. I guess that means Brian Orakpo is scum for asking DeMarcus Ware for advise and training with him. I guess it makes Justin Tryon your new man crush because he is now a Colt working out with the Skins.
Now did McNabb betray his teammates? The same ones who stuck up for him and said nice things about him despite his uncertain status with the team? No! They-are-being-pro-fes-sion-al! They are being professional! Though McNabb stunk it up last year, he is still among the good guys in the NFL. Speaking of ill tongue in regards to him is not wise. Thus they say the right things. Maybe the know something we don’t. Maybe they really like him and believe he will be back. Or maybe, just maybe he’s not a jerk like Haynesworth and therefore they will cut him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe. In the end, they are professionals and they acted that way.
So don’t get your panties in a bind over this. Whatever happens to him, your feelings are his least concern.