Redskins general manger Bruce Allen had no problem with embattled quarterback Donovan McNabb training with a handful of Philadelphia Eagles at their informal practice on Wednesday.
Allen’s apathy was not surprising. After all, if a gentleman chooses to split from his special lady, surely he couldn’t get upset when the lady joined the company of another gentleman.
“I think players throughout the league are all working out together,” Allen said Wednesday night. “They’re getting in shape. They feel the sense that there’s been some positive news, and I think everyone is getting ready to play.”
Allen spoke Wednesday evening at the Athletes Award Dinner at The University Club in Northwest D.C.
He told CSN Washington last week that: “We would make the move again to get Donovan,” and he seemed surprised Wednesday that statement received any attention.
He attempted to clarify the remark.
“In the NFL we don’t play Monday morning quarterback,” Allen said. “We made a decision based on everything we knew at the time. We’d make that decision again based on what we knew at the time. If I knew we weren’t going to get the first down on third-and-1 running the ball, if I had the opportunity, I’d probably pass on third-and-1 next time.”