When Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan swapped starting quarterback Donovan McNabb for second-stringer Rex Grossman before a potential game-winning drive in the fourth quarter of a Sunday loss to the Detroit Lions, he cited McNabb's unfamiliarity with the team's offensive terminology. Now, the story keeps changing, including Shanahan blaming McNabb's lack of cardiovascular conditioning.
Why the sudden rationale switch? Simple: the Redskins coach is using his handy Wheel Of Quarterback Benching Excuses:
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