The Jammal Brown Trade Puts Donovan Mcnabb at Ease

June 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Donovan McNabb would never admit it, but he undoubtedly cringed more than once watching tape of the Washington Redskins' offensive line from 2009.

Watching friend and fellow QB Jason Campbell get thrown to the ground again and again, each hit more violent than the previous, McNabb had to have thought long and hard before accepting a trade to the Nation's Capital.

Washington surrendered 46 sacks last season and that wasn't even half of it. Campbell and backup Todd Collins (played in parts of three games in 2009) were hit an additional 48 times, and pressured 119 times on top of that.
To put those numbers into perspective, only three other offensive lines allowed more QB hits in 2009.

The offensive line was struggling to work through injuries to Chris Samuels, Randy Thomas, Chad Rinehart, Casey Rabach, and others. But even with those players on the field, no one could mistake last year's line for a second coming of the Hogs.
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