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Redskins Quarterback Controversy: Mike Shanahan Won't Commit To Starting Donovan McNabb

Mike Shanahan has a way of keeping things coy with the media when it comes to who will start the team's next game. That didn't really change, even in light of recent reports that the team is considering benching starting quarterback Donovan McNabb. 

Shanahan was asked whether he would be willing to commit to McNabb as the starter for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, and declined to do so. Via Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan:

Mike Shanahan did not commit to Donovan McNabb starting this Sunday. He said he wouldn't talk about starters at any position.    

McNabb wasn't being totally serious, as he likes to be non-committal to make it more difficult for teams to come up with a game plan, but it was still interesting considering the rumors that have been flying around. Quarterback seems to be the one position where it's not worth messing around and keeping people guessing about your starter, but Shanahan seems to be doing just that.