Bruce Allen talks around McNabb wrist band story

Donovan McNabb didn’t do much last week when given the chance to deny the latest hot quarterback story going around in Washington.

The latest hubbub surrounds McNabb’s reported refusal to wear a wrist band with plays on it last season with the Redskins. McNabb more or less talked around the issue.

Now, general manager Bruce Allen follows in the footsteps of McNabb. Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post breaks down Allen’s visit this morning with ESPN 980. Allen was asked specifically if the story was true or not?

“Well, it doesn’t matter on the stories, because obviously last year we were trying to work together as a new staff with new players,” Allen said. “And Donovan tried to work into our system, did everything he could, and we just didn’t perform. We were 6-10.”

The hosts then went after Allen again, trying to pin down whether or not the story was accurate.

“Well, yeah. We’re not gonna get into a he-said/she-said type of thing,” Allen said. “You know, Donovan’s been a pro his entire career, and we have a great respect for him.”

Sounds to us like Allen wants to be respectful of McNabb and move on just as soon as he can – meaning as soon as the lockout is over. Plus, if the Redskins want to trade McNabb, they don’t want to do anything to sully his reputation. It makes you wonder who spread the story from the start, though, doesn’t it?

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