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Gut Check: What If McNabb Brought the Weight of the World to Skins Camp?

The Great Dan Steinberg is among those who've weighed in on Rex Grossman's current tonnage.

Plainly, Grossman is half the man he was when he took the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl, plus the man he was when he took the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl!

He may have been locked out from the team's weight room, but here's betting access to the neighborhood Dairy Queen went unimpeded.

This alleged master of Shanahan Jr.'s hurry-up offense looks like he instead worked on Kobayashi's two-minute drill all offseason.

The Redskins official roster lists Grossman at 225 lbs.

Would somebody please buy me that scale for my birthday? 225 lbs? On the moon, maybe. His new chest protector better have D-cups.

As Steinberg points out, there's been a lot of chatter about Grossman's girth. But, as the post indicates and from everything I've read and heard (and typed) so far, the tone of the "Grossman's Fat!" story has been largely lighthearted.

Would RedskinsLand be filled with attempted punchlines if that paunch belonged to Donovan McNabb?

Why o why is Grossman's gut different?

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  • Jim Ed

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's because Grossman is signed to a veteran's minimum deal and can be dispatched at any time if he doesn't lay off the buckets of extra crispy. Also, he's a proven mediocre product and is basically interchangeable with Clemons or John Beck.

    whereas....

    McNabb was brought here for highly valuable draft picks, and then signed a major long term deal(which, if the Redskins were going to keep him to start the season would have kicked in, instead of the safety valve of cutting/trading him.) and was expected to perform at a high level for at least several years and anchor the rebuilding of an offense.

    Now whether or not these expectations were fair or not is another question entirely, but to ask why there's a different level of expectation and scrutiny between Grossman and McNabb is kind of obvious, no?

  • noodlez

    NO MCBADD FAN HERE BUT I AM VERY SERIOUS WHEN I SAY THIS I CANT WAIT FOR SHANNY AND HIS NO COORDINATIN' ASS SON TO TELL ME THAT GROSSMAN (HE IS KNOW ACTUALLY LIVING UP TO HIS NAME) CANT RUN 2 MINUTE DRILL BECAUSE OF THE SAME BULLSHIT (POOR CARDIOVASCULAR ENDURANCE) THAT HE STATED AS THE REASON MCBADD GOT PULLED IN THE DETROIT DEBACLE TO REPLACE HIM WITH BECK OR CLEMONS!

    IM OFFICIALLY STARTING THE RUSS GRIMM FOR COACH BANDWAGON BECAUSE WE NEED THE DRIVING FORCE OF THOSE 3 TARNISHED TROPHIES TO TAKE OVER AND VALIDATE THIS ONCE PROUD ORGANIZATION ONCE AGAIN!

    NO O-LINEMAN IN DRAFT, NO MAJOR FREE AGENT SIGNINGS OF O-LINEMAN AND WE LET GO O-LINEMAN FAMILIAR WITH THE WACK ASS SYSTEM THAT IS CURRENTLY IN PLACE.

  • Typical DC BS

    I hold out hope that Shanahan will "coach em up" on the line and really get his world renowned "zone blocking" scheme up and running this year. NOT!

    Get ready for another disastrous year.

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