Mike Shanahan professes his love for Donovan McNabb

The coachspeak even comes out when they’re talking to the youngest football fans out there.

Mike Shanahan was appearing at a football camp sponsored by Shawn Springs in Loudon County, Va., on Friday. He gave the kids a little speech and took some questions, one from a 7-year-old boy who wanted to know if Donovan McNabb will be back with the Washington Redskins this season.

Reasonable question.

“Until I get a chance to talk to Donovan and I go through the scenario with him, I really can’t share it with the public,” Shanahan replied, according to CSN Washington.

“Those are the decisions that are always tough for a coach, because you have to make decisions that you feel are in the best interest of the team.

"I love Donovan McNabb. … He’s one of the best guys you’ll ever be around. You cannot find a better person in the world. The thing that you do when you put a football team together is you sit down and make some tough decisions, and I will sit down with him once we are able to talk.”

He loves Donovan McNabb? That might come as quite a surprise to McNabb. Then again, love can be expressed in all sorts of different ways. Shanahan will love even more using a different quarterback in 2011.

Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs

Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune

Upcoming Games

Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Green Bay -2.5 -110

Chicago +2.5 -110

@

Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Cleveland -4.5 -110

Houston +4.5 -110

@

Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

NY Jets +2.5 -110

Minnesota -2.5 -110

@

Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Pittsburgh +1 -110

Atlanta -1 -110

@

Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Denver +6.5 -110

Baltimore -6.5 -110

@

Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Jacksonville +1 -110

Detroit -1 -110

@

Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Washington -1 -110

NY Giants +1 -110

@

Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Tennessee +7 -110

Philadelphia -7 -110

@

Dec 4th, 4:05 PM

Seattle -3 -110

LA Rams +3 -110

@

Dec 4th, 4:05 PM

Miami +5 -110

San Francisco -5 -110

@

Dec 4th, 4:25 PM

LA Chargers -3 -110

Las Vegas +3 -110

@

Dec 4th, 4:25 PM

Kansas City -3 -110

Cincinnati +3 -110

@

Dec 4th, 8:20 PM

Indianapolis +9.5 -110

Dallas -9.5 -110

@

Dec 5th, 8:15 PM

New Orleans +6.5 -110

Tampa Bay -6.5 -110

@

Dec 8th, 8:15 PM

Las Vegas -5.5 -110

LA Rams +5.5 -110

@

Dec 11th, 1:00 PM

Houston +14 -110

Dallas -14 -110

@

Dec 11th, 1:00 PM

Jacksonville +3.5 -110

Tennessee -3.5 -110

@

Dec 11th, 1:00 PM

NY Jets +9 -110

Buffalo -9 -110

@

Dec 11th, 1:00 PM

Cleveland +4 -110

Cincinnati -4 -110

@

Dec 11th, 1:00 PM

Minnesota -3 -110

Detroit +3 -110

@

Dec 11th, 1:00 PM

Philadelphia -6 -110

NY Giants +6 -110

@

Dec 11th, 1:00 PM

Baltimore -4.5 -110

Pittsburgh +4.5 -110

@

Dec 11th, 4:05 PM

Kansas City -6.5 -110

Denver +6.5 -110

@

Dec 11th, 4:25 PM

Carolina +7 -110

Seattle -7 -110

@

Dec 11th, 4:25 PM

Tampa Bay +6 -110

San Francisco -6 -110

@

Dec 11th, 8:20 PM

Miami -1.5 -110

LA Chargers +1.5 -110

@