Bruce Allen: Redskins would trade for McNabb again

The Redskins’ 2010 season maybe wasn’t the biggest success of all time. Ditto for Donovan McNabb, who was benched twice, was at the center of repeated off-field drama, has an uncertain future in Washington and cost the franchise two draft picks.

So, you’d think maybe the Redskins would take a do-over on that trade it one was on the table. But not so!

“We would make the move again to get Donovan,” the Redskins’ GM told Comcast SportsNet’s Kelli Johnson this week. “The 6-10 [record] isn’t what we had dreamed for our season, [but] once again, I can’t pinpoint one person. We have to improve special teams, defense and offense.”

Johnson then asked why McNabb never gelled with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, but again, Allen said ‘twas not so.

“I don’t know if I would use that characterization,” Allen said. “I think they gelled very well, actually, at times. It was the first year for everybody with the Washington Redskins, and it takes some time in order for people to learn another person’s desires.”

Seeming to refer to Wristbandgate, Allen said the team would “let people speculate and create rumors and hopefully they go off the wrong track, and it’ll give us an advantage once we start playing again.”

And Allen remained blandly noncommittal when talking about McNabb’s future.

“He’s on our roster right now,” the GM said. “We’ll see what happens in the future. Donovan’s performance last year was part of the team’s performance. I usually don’t try to single out one player for wins or losses. He was a good captain for us, and we’ll see what happens.”

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.

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