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ESPN Report Insinuates That Shanahan's Benching Of McNabb Could Be Personal

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The talk of the town has been Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan's decision to bench starting quarterback Donovan McNabb near the end of Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions. Shanahan said that his decision to bench McNabb in favor of Rex Grossman had to do with Grossman's handle on the two-minute offense as well as McNabb's conditioning capabilities. But according to a report from ESPN's Chris Mortensen via NBC's Pro Football Talk, the issue could be personal.

Mortensen reports that Shanahan and his son, offensive coordinator Kyle, are not pleased with how McNabb practices at a tempo much slower than they prefer. Mortensen also calls Shanahan's displeasure with McNabb the "worst-kept secret in the league." Because of the upcoming bye week, Monday Morning Quarterback will last for two weeks. Prepare to make a groove in your armchair.