Since nobody none of the Redskins will probably be allowed to say anything about the Donovan McNabb Benching, let's take a look at what they've had to say about him in the past. First, their first impressions, then after the jump, how they rallied around him after he was benched for the first time in Detroit.
April 4th, 2010 - Just After The Trade - Lorenzo Alexander
"You're talking about a guy who has been to the big game [Super Bowl XXXIX] and played in a lot of NFC championship games. He's done it for a long period of time, so he can't do anything but make your team better.
April 8th, 2010 - How He Is Fitting In - Chris Cooley
"Donovan's outstanding, it feels like he's been here for a couple years," Cooley said of McNabb, acquired from the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles for two draft picks on April 4. "Instantly, he's a leader. He knows what it takes to have a team together. He's talking to all the guys, fits in extremely well. I don't think anyone was worried about his ability to come be the quarterback of this team."
October 31st - After The Lions Game - London Fletcher
"I don’t think this will be a lingering issue. There’s no lack of confidence that we have as teammates. I think Coach Shanahan has already stated that he’ll be the starter throughout the season. So really is there anything to really talk about?"
November 1st - The Next Day - DeAngelo Hall
"He’ll never let you guys know what’s on his mind. He probably won’t even let us know what’s on his mind. He’s a great pro in that aspect. Would we [lose confidence in McNabb]? Not at all. There’s a reason we’ve been winning games, and he’s a big part of that. Definitely."
November 1st, 2010 - Same - Phillip Daniels
The team has never lost faith in McNabb, and that is probably why they are so upset about his benching. Even when he isn't playing well he has the respect and trust of the players in the locker room. Even when he is benched, he'll always have that. We'll see what they have to say in the next few days, if they are allowed to talk that is.
"With all the comebacks he's had in his career, it surprised me. We've played against him a number of times when he didn't have the best game, but at the end he came though ... and (found) a way to win. Everything's not going to go smoothly during a game, but I've got a lot of trust in him at the end of games. I would love to him in there at the end."