We've seen plenty of strange things happen with the Redskins these last several years, but Sunday's dramatic turn of events in Detroit has to be one of the most startling. With less than two minutes to play and the Redskins trying to mount a comeback in Detroit, head coach Mike Shanahan decided to replace Donovan McNabb with backup Rex Grossman.
After McNabb was sacked six times, Shanahan inserted Grossman with 1:50 left. On his first drop-back, Grossman was sacked and fumbled. The ball was recovered by rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and returned 17 yards for a touchdown.
"I felt with the time, and no timeouts, he was the best chance to win in that scenario," Shanahan said. "Just knowing the terminology of what we've done, how we run it, puts a lot of pressure on the quarterback that hasn't been used to that terminology. I thought that was the best scenario for us to have a chance to win."