Nov 25, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan watches from the sidelines against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter at FedEx Field. The 49ers won 27-6. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Donovan McNabb tells Mike Shanahan to stop blaming everyone else

The Washington Redskins shut down Robert Griffin III for the rest of the season to protect his health. Former Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb sees some similarities to his time with the club. He thinks that head coach Mike Shanahan simply wanted to start Kirk Cousins.

“This is about Mike Shanahan,” McNabb said on his NBC Sports Radio show, via the Washington Post.  “Mike and Kyle Shanahan trying to show why they feel like Kirk Cousins gives them the best chance of winning.  So many things have leaked out, and I’ve always kept my ear on things that are happening with the Washington Redskins, teams that I’ve played with.  And when you hear reporters that I know are linked to Mike Shanahan talk about [RGIII’s] preparation, you talk about he’s missing some reads, you know, he’s not reading some things. And I knew that he was big on having Kirk Cousins to get out there and run the offense.”

McNabb went on to say that Shanahan needs to start accepting some responsibility and not looking to others to blame.

“I’m used to this whole deal because, listen, I was benched for Rex Grossman,” McNabb said. “And [Shanahan] came out and said [Grossman] gave the team the best chance of winning.  Well, Rex Grossman finished the season 1-2 or 1-3.  I mean, that didn’t help nothing.  And so, the whole thing about it is, sometimes you have to look in the mirror and look at yourself.  Stop looking at everybody else.  I don’t think that he and Kyle Shanahan can do that.”


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