Why Does Donovan McNabb Continue To Find Himself on the Wrong Side?

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IMay 10, 2010

ASHBURN, VA - APRIL 15:  Washington Redskins Donovan McNabb poses for portraits at the Washington Redskins training facility on April 15, 2010 in Ashburn, Virginia  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Why is it Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb always seems to be some kind of floor mat for past wide receiver teammates to walk all over once they are separated?

Is McNabb egotistical? Or does he just think he is better than everyone else, and feels he has a sense of entitlement? Doubtful on both.

No matter what the reasoning is behind all the backlash that McNabb has received over the last few years from former receivers, he just seems like a regular down-to-Earth guy, who plays the game of football pretty darn good.

According to reports by espn.com and other sources, news has broke that former teammate DeSean Jackson is the newest name to add to the list of wideouts who have talked smack about McNabb.

Jackson was very vocal in his opinion of McNabb after the QBs trade to Washington.

"I don't think we lost anything, even with McNabb being gone," said Jackson to The Sporting News. "I am very happy with the decision."

Very unusual comments from a player, who caught many passes and touchdowns thrown to him from McNabb the past two seasons.

McNabb retorted.

"I'm moving on with my life, so whoever may say things when I'm gone, more power to them, but it's not making you look like a bigger man," McNabb said.

McNabb doesn't seem like a lightning rod for drama or anything else that could cause this kind of reaction from a former teammate, unless there is something that we, as fans and writers, do not know that happens behind closed locker room doors.

Again, a very doubtful speculation.

This is not the first time that McNabb has been on the receiving end of harsh words.

Back in 2005, McNabb's relationship with receiver Terrell Owens quickly soured only one year after a Super Bowl appearance, when Owens constantly criticized McNabb.

Owens was booted off the team shortly thereafter and their relationship has been rocky to say the least.

But curious enough, McNabb has told the media he wouldn't mind reuniting with Owens in Washington.

That sounds like an disaster waiting to happen in the nation's capital.

No one really knows why these instances happen with McNabb, are they mere coincidences, or one-time occurrences?

No one will ever know for sure except for McNabb, and the parties involved.


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