Quarterback Donovan McNabb has been critical of his performance in Coach Mike Shanahan's offense. McNabb spent the first 11 seasons of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, so a transition process was inevitable. And then McNabb suffered an ankle injury in the second preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens and has not practiced or played since.
Although Shanahan, even more guarded than most NFL coaches regarding injuries, has declined to discuss McNabb's availability for the Sept. 12 game against the Dallas Cowboys, many Redskins players said McNabb will start the season opener. But how sharp will he be?
McNabb was still trying to get adjusted to the offense and then missed a lot of practice time and the third preseason game, in which starters and key players played into the third quarter. It's not so much that McNabb needs practice and game reps to determine whether Dallas is in a two-deep zone, playing man underneath or whatever.
Although ranked #14 on the 4for4 QB Cheat Sheet, McNabb's stock continues to go South due to poor offensive line performance in the preseason.