Redskins QB McNabb Having Growing Pains in Camp

Donovan McNabb is still having some growing pains learning the Redskins offense, which was to be expected early in camp.

“I think it’s been different for him,” offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday. “He’s been so comfortable in a situation for 11 years that he’s never had to really grind out the system, because that (Eagles system) came natural to him with time. So it’s been a little different for him knowing that he’s really got to put in the work, and just the book—just memorizing what we’re doing, memorizing the verbiage—so it’s taken some time for him.”

Mike Shanahan said McNabb is essentially learning to speak a different language with different progressions and different footwork. Even a good student such as McNabb isn’t going to master it right away.

“It’s going to take some time where he feels it’s second nature,” Mike Shanahan said. “It usually takes a couple of years, even for a veteran.”

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