The Donovan McNabb story may be coming to an end, none of us hoped it would be like this. The Tim Tebow era begins in Denver minus one key component. The Shanahans finally have their man in John Beck and who will fill in for Jason Campbell for the next six weeks?
I don’t want to use the term set up to fail in this case (Although, I wouldn’t be that far off) but has any star quarterback in the NFL had a tougher road to haul? At the time that he was pulled McNabb was 19-24 for 177 yards, he had not thrown a touchdown or an interception. His porus offensive line yielded five sacks and a few hits on their QB. The most telling stat has to be that Adrian Peterson had a paltry 12 carries for 39 yards (third game this season with less than 20 carries). The Bears being up 26 points after three quarters was probably Leslie Frazier’s reason for the move. But the cameras showing Wilma McNabb leaving the club box kind of gave a finality to the career of a man that I never stopped pulling for.
It’s Tebow Time in Denver but he’ll be without a prime target. How long will this last? Josh McDaniels really left the Denver Broncos in more of a mess than when he actually coached there. The Broncos finally get their man in Tim Tebow but will be without leading receiver Brandon Lloyd who was traded to the St. Louis Rams on Monday for a sixth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The trade reunites McDaniels and Lloyd and gives Tebow one less option as he begins his life as a starting NFL quarterback.
Do the Shanahans, the Kardashians of the NFL finally have their man? It took four interceptions in three quarters of play for Mike Shanahan to pull the plug on Rex Grossman who had won the led the Redskins to the top of the division in the first month of the season. Grossman, who began the season with four touchdowns in his first two games has thrown seven interceptions in his last three contests. If the Redskins win the NFC East, it may be because of Grossman’s undoing.
Hue Jackson and the Raiders are faced with their first on the field crisis as they look for a replacement for Jason Campbell for the next six weeks. Options? There have been rumors of a trade with the hated Broncos for Kyle Orton or a deal with the Bengals for Carson Palmer. David Garrard needs immediate back surgery for a herniated disk and will be unavailable. Could the Raiders stick with Kyle Boller and possibly Terrelle Pryor (assuming he’s been making progress). The Raiders schedule over the next six weeks reads: Chiefs, Bye, Broncos, @Chargers and Vikings before returning home for the Bears in Week 12. How much rust does Carson Palmer have on him and would the Broncos really do anything to help out a division foe?