Don, Don Don Don. Just the Mac ma'me. Just the Mac.
We are investigating a burgerly and the prime suspects are holed up in Ashburn, Va. Lil' Caesar (Dan Snyder), The Emporer (Mike Shannhan)and Old School G.A (George Allen) have pulled off the biggest off season coup thus far.
Future Hall of Fame quarterback Donovan McNabb has been snatched from the clutches of a perrenial playoff team and taken in the dark of night 3 hours down I-95 to a perpetual cellar dweller. In one swift move, the Washington Redskins have been transformed from a mysterious mixture of veterans and potential contributors to a team that will be ready to compete for the NFC division from game 1 of the 2010-2011 campaign.
Unlike the Aprils of the past several years, where the Redskins leadership has given away money like a drunk girl flashes for beads at Mardi Gras, this off season has been marked by judicious moves that indicate it is not business as usual at Redskin Park. Of course you knew that the "Little Caesar" wouldn't let a spring offseason pass without some sort of splash in the trade or free agent market. But I can just imagine G.A. and "The Emporer" talking the checkbook back into his pocket once Julius Peppers was available.
Last night's move to pick up D. Mac shows that cooler heads prevailed and now the team has greatly upgraded the QB position and simultaneously relieved itself from the temptation to select one of the tender-shouldered QB who will be available in the 1st Round of this year's draft. It also sends a message to the remainder of the team that the ownership is serious about improving every position, now: No one is to come into camp out of shape or feeling entitled and everyone in a Redskins uniform should feel the slight discomfort which stern competition brings.
Now the team can turn its full attention to building a professional level offensive line, perhaps using the 4th pick or packaging Jason Campbell and the 4th pick for multiple picks in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Or, given "Lil' Caesar's" penchant for the utterly surprising, maybe the Skins will do something we all totally won't see at the moment... like stealing eagles in the middle of the night.