Apparently, Mike Shanahan and his son Kyle have run the math and Rex Grossman leading an awful team is better than Donovan McNabb leading and awful team. In fact:
UPDATE: Wait, it gets better! Apparently, John Beck will be the backup and Donovan McNabb will be inactive as the third quarterback. Mike Shanahan and Kyle Shanahan have decided that John Beck is better than Donovan McNabb.
Let me repeat.
Mike Shanahan and Kyle Shanahan have decided that John Beck is better than Donovan McNabb.
via FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Redskins Will Start Rex Grossman Over McNabb.
Wow. In my opinion, Tommy Lawlor says it best at Eagles Blog:
I think Shanahan is trying to make McNabb the scapegoat. By benching him Shanny is hoping that outsiders will say “the offensive struggles are due to McNabb’s disappointing play rather than the coaching/personnel decisions of Mike and Kyle Shanahan”.
via Iggles Blog – Philadelphia Eagles Blog: Scapegoat.
McNabb behind Grossman and Beck? Yea, sure.