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McNabb Has Growing Pains Learning Redskins Offense

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    Donovan McNabb has been hit-or-miss during his first Washington Redskins training camp.

    He's been picked off more than one might expect, and he doesn't always execute the play the way it's supposed to be done.

    Fans who attend the practices might wonder if they're getting a glimpse of why Philadelphia was willing to trade him after 11 seasons, but the Redskins say it's simply a matter of a quarterback adjusting to new surroundings and a new offense.

    Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said it's almost good to have McNabb struggle a bit because quarterbacks "really don't remember what you want them to do until they mess it up. They get scarred by it -- and then they remember."

    The Redskins open their preseason Friday against Buffalo.


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