WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Recently retired Eagles’ quarterback Donovan McNabb, who had a 13-game fling with the Redskins that ended badly, has repeatedly fired shots through the media at current Skins’ QB Robert Griffin III, and added insult to injury on Tuesday by saying Griffin’s “getting brainwashed.”
“I’m just trying to help him, but clearly the young generation think they have all the answers,” McNabb said on his Phoenix radio show, Under Center with McNabb & Malone.
He’s likely referring to his offer to sit down with Griffin this offseason, so he could pass along some tips to success in the NFL; an offer which RGIII flatly refused.
In his recent interview with GQ, RGIII addressed turning down McNabb by saying, “I don’t think Donovan is an idiot by any means. But right now, it’s probably best we don’t talk,” which reads in one of those ‘Woah! Who said anything about him being an idiot?’ kind of ways.
McNabb continued to go in on Griffin, adding, “He’s going through a little turmoil right now of trying to get out on the field, and it’s unfortunate, but that’s where we’re at right now as far as these young quarterbacks who think they have all the answers.”
But wait, there’s more.
“Until things start to fall apart, and come down trembling on you, then you want some help. But it’s a shame. I honestly think that over there in Washington he’s getting brainwashed,” McNabb said. “He’s getting input from whoever it may be of, ‘there’s no reason to talk to him, didn’t work out here.’ If they expressed their dislike when I was there or what I used to do, so be it, but I hope the best for the young man.”
“But the direction he’s going in is really a direction he does not want to do,” McNabb continued. “He does not want to go there with me. Especially when I’ve got the last word.”
All of this is heating up, as RGIII is trying to squash the rampant speculation that a rift still exists between he and Redskins’ head coach Mike Shanahan.
Donovan McNabb is scheduled to join Lavar & Dukes on Wed., Aug. 14 at 2:30 p.m. You should listen here. This could get interesting.
What would you ask Donovan McNabb?