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Casey Rabach: It Was A ‘Freaking Nightmare’ Coming To Work In 2010

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Casey Rabach, former Redskins center during McNabb era. (Credit: Larry French/Getty Images)

Casey Rabach, former Redskins center during McNabb era. (Credit: Larry French/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Casey Rabach, former Redskins center (’05-’10), joined Holden and Danny Friday on 106.7 The Fan, and addressed what it was like to be a part of such a tumultuous season in the 2010-2011 campaign; a season that saw Donovan McNabb traded to the team in exchange for multiple draft picks then promptly play his way out of a starting job, along with a kicking and screaming exit by Albert Haynesworth.

Recently McNabb addressed playing for the Shanahan’s himself, noting that he was “misused” by the father-son duo, even adding that RGIII would not be a good fit here either. Holden and Danny led off the Rabach interview asking for Casey’s reaction to these pointed comments.

“Donovan had more downs than ups when he was with us in Washington and there were a lot of hard feelings coming out of there, ” Rabach responded.

When asked why the center who’s still recovering from a 2010 injury why the relationship between McNabb and Mike and Kyle Shanahan soured so badly, he said he felt there was a lot Donovan was asked to do he wasn’t comfortable with and it was never a “give and take” relationship.

“It was Mike and Kyle’s way and only that way.”

Holden intuitively followed up and asked Casey if he personally would ever want to go back and play for the Shanahan’s again. The word “ego” was used.

Listen to his response here. You won’t believe what he had to say… 

Casey Rabach may have been the first player on the 2010 squad to sum up the Albert Haynesworth fiasco quite so bluntly, referring to the since-released-twice player (Patriots, Buccaneers) as a “bad apple” that “makes it not so much fun to come to work”.

You can listen to the full Casey Rabach interview below…

Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier broadcast Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m to 12 noon on 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C.

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