With the benching of Donovan McNabb in the 4th quarter of a winnable game against the Detroit Lions, Mike Shanahan sent a message. He sent a message to Redskin's fans, players, and most importantly, Donovan McNabb.
The message is loud and clear: Donovan McNabb will not be a Redskin next season.
The Redskins have had plenty of time to lock up their quarterback with a long-term deal. Donovan has had plenty of time in Washington to have his agent negotiate a long-term deal.
Here we are in November and Mike Shanahan is pulling Donovan McNabb for Rex Grossman? Because he knows the 2-minute offense better than McNabb? Because he gives the Redskins a better chance to win against the Detroit Lions?
Mike Shanahan wants to put his stamp on the Redskin's organization. He believes that he is a genius amongst neophytes in this little game we all call the NFL and there is no doubt that he would like to groom the next savior of Washington, DC.
Mike Shanahan has announced this to whomever was paying attention today. And for those that weren't, we are sure to hear it over and over on the four letter network. So, let's channel our crystal ball, or at the very least give the magic 8-ball a shake or two, and see what the prophecy says in regards to where Donovan will call home next year.