McNabb Benched for Grossman

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Wow:


It's Rex Grossman over Donovan McNabb. Again. And this time, it's from the opening kickoff. The Washington Redskins plan to start Grossman on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, coach Mike Shanahan said Friday. Shanahan is benching a six-time Pro Bowl quarterback billed as the next John Elway when he came to the franchise in April. 

McNabb's agent, Fletcher Smith, told ESPN that the Redskins' decision is "disrespectful to Donovan. He has not been more disrespected his whole career than he has this season. It's absolutely ridiculous."

You have to say, at this point, Philly made out damn well. But seriously, for Rex Grossman? This really looks like the skins mailing it in. Still, I could easily see McNabb, at the right team, pulling a Kurt Warner.


Also, this week's Pick Em Ratings after the jump.

Rank

Pick Set Name

Total Pts

W-L

1

the angry left

856

108-66

2

brooklynj

812

100-74

3

daveintexas

796

92-82

4

taylor16's picks

786

97-77

5

The Pick-It Line

783

97-77

6

An Unlikely Scenario

781

92-82

7

Anonymous Josh

779

91-83

8

ParkAveMarauders

778

96-78

9

Crunkster

775

99-75

10

West bound

774

97-61

11

rusty_spatula

771

87-87

12

Red Terror

760

93-81

13

DougEMI

759

101-73

14

Drinking Milkshakes

753

94-80

15

Fleur De Brees

751

93-81

16

Ticats

750

94-80

17

Bear Down

750

91-83

18

Chi Picks

748

94-80

19

Andrew

744

89-85

20

Cromartie's Other Kids

736

96-78

21

InchoateBlackRage

735

92-82

22

mjnewt0n

732

93-81

23

Bengals Fan In Eagles Land

707

86-88

24

motownjunkboy's picks

706

89-85

25

the troy smith effect

706

89-85

26

hhex65

706

94-80

27

Persia's Picks

704

86-88

28

Jorah

697

84-90

29

SamRam's Attempt at Mediocrity

696

86-88

30

GMcG

692

89-85

31

Eric F

691

89-85

32

CitizenE

688

87-87

33

sengesong

683

85-89

34

Hot Sauce Committee

683

81-93

35

Jerry's Kids 2011

681

84-90

36

Red Devils

679

82-92

37

bmk12000

678

90-84

38

itsnotrocketscience

677

83-91

39

Imby

670

81-93

40

ThePineappleExpress (wiliwili)

663

72-102

41

For-Real Football

658

85-89

42

cisko

648

83-91

43

Electric Messiah

642

91-83

44

Maneating Anteaters

633

77-97

45

Seas' Auks

632

79-95

46

House Money

622

79-95

47

randomliberal

621

80-94

48

TW Andrews

620

84-90

49

Rhialto

613

78-96

50

Larry Centers is still the man

608

79-95

51

ChickEn Star Rocket

605

78-96

52

clindahl

594

79-95

53

DoctorBoll

579

71-103

54

I too need emancipation

577

75-99

55

puntsonthird

575

79-95

56

Juba's Isaacson-Tarbell Picks

563

68-106

57

ChildOfAnNFCEastDivorce

560

68-106

58

thegunner1981

549

72-102

59

Derangement Syndrome

528

65-109

60

At Least We Got Herschel

503

63-111

61

Cubicle Commando

502

67-107

62

Eric k

488

61-113

63

s_v

479

80-94

64

Dirty Kings

421

57-117

65

BreakerBaker

407

54-120

66

Hypnotoad

398

56-118

67

DBetts

319

43-131

68

Truffle Shuffle

299

42-132

69

Cromartie's Kids

293

37-137

70

Old Pembrokians

222

24-150

71

The Laterals

207

27-147

72

Go Horns!

156

20-154

73

Lawndale High (Dan Fox)

134

15-159

74

shorthope

98

12-162

75

NicsPics

75

17-157

76

It'll be another 10 years...

71

7-167

77

Tashard's Choice

59

16-158

78

Honore Ballsack

50

7-167

79

Nonobscene

42

6-168

80

Boost Mobile

0

0-174

81

scott.w.weaver

0

0-174

82

priestree

0

0-174

 

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