On Monday, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan told reporters McNabb was not in good enough shape to run a two-minute offense with no timeouts.
It was significant that Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan would bench QB Donovan McNabb, the man whom he traded for this offseason, when the game hung in the balance.
The decision to bench a star quarterback in crunch time could leave an irreparable ripple in the relationship between Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan and Donovan McNabb that could set the stage for a younger franchise quarterback in Washington.
Matthew Stafford's fourth touchdown pass converted a fourth down with 3:12 left and the Detroit Lions scored nine points in 14 seconds to turn a closely contested game into a 37-25 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
Albert Haynesworth said prior to the Week Eight game against the Lions what many had thought all along: "I'm not good enough to play the 3-4."
Redskins RB Clinton Portis is likely two weeks away from seriously testing his injured groin, according to The Washington Post.
NT-DE Albert Haynesworth turned in his best performance as a Redskin — not just this season but including last year as well — in the 'Skins' 17-14 victory over the Bears Sunday.
DeAngelo Hall tied an NFL record with four interceptions, running one back 92 yards for a touchdown, and the Washington Redskins sacked Jay Cutler four times while forcing five turnovers in a 17-14 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Although he's considered a big-time talent, Washington TE Fred Davis hasn't shown enough this season for the coaches to showcase him as a receiver.
The lasting image of the Redskins' loss to the Colts in Week Six was the team's dropped interceptions, two by CB Carlos Rogers.
Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett got into a confrontation on Tuesday over pass coverage instructions, according to a report in the Washington Post.
Mike Beacom examines the infamous trade Mike Ditka executed on Draft Day 1999 to select Ricky Williams. After all these years, has Williams finally proven Ditka right? Was he worth all those picks?
The Titans tried to acquire Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth before the 4 p.m. ET Tuesday trade deadline, but the two teams couldn't agree on the compensation, the Tennessean reported.
Pressure off the edge has given the Bears' pass protection trouble all season, and it will have another disruptive rusher to contend with this week in Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo.
The Redskins can point directly to (at least) two missed interceptions, along with a few other defensive missteps, as the reason they could not beat the Colts.