Washington, D.C. is home to sports teams who consistently produce winners, so it’s a given that the media will be very demanding. That, at any rate, is the opinion of former Redskin running back Clinton Portis, who said Donovan McNabb (who previously played in that laid-back cow town called Philadelphia) wasn’t prepared for the pressures of D.C.
“I think with that Washington media being so critical of the team, it’s hard to really have that team bond, because the media, shoot, they’re picking it apart and tearing it apart and being so critical even when the good times come. I don’t think Donovan was ready for that, even coming from Philly. I don’t think he understood the position he was coming into. I think Donovan’s got a lot left in the tank.”
Maybe if he can get out of Philly and land in some backwater like New York or Boston.
(Source for quote: Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post)