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Feinstein: Shanahan pulled McNabb over race, should be fired

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Double Down, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    This is just bizarre. John Feinstein of all people dropping a grenade like this?

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2010/11/feinstein_suggests_shanahan_sh.html

    Reilly has already gone after Junior.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=5795495
     
  2. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Feinstein is an idiot.

    Reilly is an idiot who sold his soul to the devil.
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Bill Rhoden on vacation?
     
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting. Reilly catches a lot of heat on here - that was pretty good.

    I'm foggy as usual. Did I read something earlier today, maybe it was related to the Feinstein piece? Maybe not?

    Shanahan denied something Mort reported and someone said that was interesting because Shanahan was probably the source?
     
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Here's what I read, from Steinberg's always-excellent bog:

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2010/11/shanahan_calls_mortensen_repor.html?wprss=dcsportsbog
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I liked Reilly's column. I'm a huge Feinstein fan, but he's just wrong on so many different levels.
     
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I'm not going to say Feinstein's right about this. I think he's probably off-base. But I'm not sure what he's suggesting is wildly off the mark, and if I'm a Redskins fan Shanahan scares the hell out of me long-term.

    Shanahan seems happy to humiliate players at the expense of the team. It's not just that he benched McNabb with two minutes left -- he benched him for Rex Grossman. Show of hands -- anyone think Grossman gave them a better chance to win? I don't think the Shanahans genuinely believed it either. They followed that up by explaining that McNabb was just too dumb to grasp their offense... then changed it to lazy... then went back to dumb. Did anyone think that race wouldn't come up after that?

    That comes after the Albert Haynesworth battle, when Shanahan did everything he could to humiliate the guy and kept him off the field. I'm not suggesting Haynesworth was innocent in that, but the fact is, the team is better when Haynesworth is playing.

    Again, I seriously doubt it's a racial thing, but it would concern me to have a coach who seems much more intent on proving what a badass he is than in actually winning games.
     
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Donovan-McNabb-Mike-Shanahan-benching-Washington-Redskins-110210
     
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Nothing burns me more in this business than when columnists write from their couches about how coaches and athletes should say less.

    Almost gives credence to LeBatard's column a few months ago.
     
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This is so freaking stupid. Years ago, when Doug Williams was benched, racism may have played a part. In this case, it's Feinstein stirring up shit.
     
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Plenty of fat, lazy and stupid white guys in the world, too.

    I cannot see a pro coach lessening his chance to win over skin color. Kentucky and UTEP was a long, long time ago.

    This isn't small school prep football.
     
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Shanahan and his moronic son should be fired because they're incompetent. They should be on the hot seat for signing Rex Grossman, let alone putting him on a field for anything except mowing it.
     
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