A short stay for Shanahan

Paul KasprzakContributor IApril 4, 2010

The Washington Redskins stunned the National Football League by trading for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. However, the trade will be the very reason Resskins head coach Mike Shanahan will be gone in a few years.

The problem is head coache like Shanahan are stuck in their ways. That means McNabb will have to conform to Shanahan’s offense, which is bad for veteran quarterbacks.

Shanahan’s offense includes a lot of play action rollouts and scrambling, which McNabb completely opposite of what he has done with the Eagles.

Eagles head coach Andy Reid runs a west coast offense, which means the quarterback pretty much just drops back in the pocket and if none of his wide receivers are open check it down to a running back with seldomly having to scramble.

McNabb is not nearly as good of a runner as he once was due to the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered a few years ago.

In the end, if Shanahan doesn’t adjust his offense to McNabb Redskins owner Dan Snyder will be giving them their pink slip earlier than anticipated.