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I thought I’d never hear McNabb utter the words “I’m a Redskin”

Posted By Mercedes Green On Apr 6 2010 @ 2:12 pm In Washington Redskins | 2 Comments

Sitting down to watch today’s press conference for announcing Donovan McNabb as a Redskin was surreal at best.  It’s hard for a redskin fan, whose been cursing and booing this guy for so long, to now listen to him and eventually cheer for him?  It will take some time to adjust, but it’s done and I, as well as all Redskins fans, have to move forward.

As Mike Shanahan announced McNabb, he used the words “our QB.”  McNabb was asked about the competition at all positions and whether he’d be starting, to which he responded “there is competition in every position” but did not reply yes or no.

One interesting comment he made at the beginning was that when Mike Shanahan started with the Denver Broncos, John Elway was 34 (McNabb will be turning 34 this year), on his 13th year and went on to win 2 super bowls.  There has been much speculation about McNabb’s age, as compared to his younger “competitor” Campbell, but you could also look at Favre and what happened to him last year after switching teams.

McNabb also compared this trade to being drafted again and that he felt like he was 22 years old, but the “body may not feel that way” with a laugh (I wasn’t laughing).

McNabb has confirmed that the Redskins “will run the ball.”  This was lacking last year and with 3 great RBs now in the roster, this will be something to watch.

There were many players, and even some past players, in attendance for the conference.  Some of which were Monk, Fletcher, Orakpo, Portis, Hall, Sellers, Cooley. This says a lot for the Redskins as well as McNabb.

One last quote was from an interview with Joe Theismann with ESPN980:  “McNabb will be embraced in Washington.”  ‘Nuff said.

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