When I heard the news last night that my beloved Redskins were trading away draft picks in this year and next year's draft to acquire Donovan McNabb, my first thought was--are you kidding me?!?
Once again, it appears that owner Daniel Snyder is mortgaging the future and the potential to build the team into a solid contender again for the sake of playing fantasy football. The only problem is that he keeps forgetting that the Redskins are actually a real world team.
I am left, once again, scratching my head. I know we've got some QB issues and maybe Jason Campbell isn't the answer. But then again, the poor guy has had a new QB coach every year he's been in the league. It's no wonder the poor guy gets a bit confused.
Mayhaps bringing in McNabb could work as a mentoring type of thing for Campbell. Or whoever Snyder and company spend the fourth overall pick in the draft on next month. (Somehow I have a bad feeling that we're going to have a lot of high draft picks for the next few years).
My other thought was a reminder of something a friend said to me on Facebook last year after the Vikings acquired Favre. He said that it was hard to suddenly embrace a guy that, as a fan of a certain team for so long, you'd naturally grown to dislike. I'm kind of feeling that same way about McNabb and his changing over to my team. I guess I will eventually get behind him because he's our guy now. But I'm still not certain this was the right move.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 4/05/2010 01:12:00 PM