By now, you've surely heard that Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan pulled Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb at the end of Sunday's loss to Detroit in favor of backup quarterback Rex Grossman.
At first, Shanahan claimed it was because Grossman had a better knowledge of the Redskins playbook than McNabb. That prompted fans (and possibly media) to rhetorically ask, "Then why the hell isn't Grossman starting?"
Shanahan changed his tune. He said it was actually because McNabb was out of shape and lacked the conditioning to complete the two-minute drill.
So let's quickly recap. The player for whom the Redskins gave up multiple draft picks is now considered incapable of leading the team to victory in critical situations. Or he's fat. Either way, his contract is up after this season. Think he'll re-sign?
Even former general manager and current blockhead Vinny Cerrato was "dumbfounded" by the decision to bench McNabb. And Cerrato was directly responsible for drafting gems like Patrick Ramsey, seven total draft picks in 2003 and 2004 combined, no first round pick in 2006 or 2008, and drafting three receivers in the second round of 2008.
Well, there's an even dumber twist to all this: the Redskins worked out mega-bust quarterbacks JaMarcus Russell and JP Losman. Losman is currently employed by the UFL, and Russell is working as a spokesman for purple drank. Just kidding, he's not working at all. In fact, "working out" for the Redskins was almost certainly the only exercise he's gotten in about six months.
Maybe he's working out at defensive tackle, and this was all a big misunderstanding.
Well, if it's peak physical condition you're after, work out a former No. 1 draft pick who ballooned up to 290 pounds and was cut by his team after three seasons.