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John Beck: 'I think I'm the starter'

Posted on: May 17, 2011 1:10 pm
Edited on: May 17, 2011 5:01 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

As someone who's written WAY too many posts about Donovan McNabb, I can tell you that Redskins quarterback news just isn't that fun anymore. Until John Beck decided to show up anyway.

The potentially best quarterback on the 'Skins roster come the start of the season had an interview with Adam Schein and Rich Gannon of Sirius XM Radio on Monday and man-oh-man! I mean, it's awesome.

"I've been through crappy situations, and I've always just tried to maintain through this whole thing [that] I believe I'm a starter in the NFL and I'm not gonna let anybody tell me no," Beck said. "And if they try to tell me no, I'm not going to listen to them."

As Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post said, everything about Beck is just "spewing testosterone."

Listen to how he started the interview off when he was asked by Gannon and Schein whether or not he could be 'Skins starter come 2011.

“This is XM Radio, right?” Beck asked [Ed. Note: It was, obvs.] "I basically say, 'Screw the awkwardness.' I'm trying to be the starting quarterback. I'll call whoever, try to set whatever up. If you don't think like a starter and act like a starter, your teammates probably aren’t gonna believe you’re the starter. So I'm thinking I'm the starter."

I mean, he's like the total opposite of Donovan McNabb. And I don't mean that in any sort of ridiculous Bernard Hopkins way, of course -- it's just that McNabb always says the right thing and the smart thing and now Beck's just lobbing his chestnuts up on the table and basically daring Shanahan to roll with him to start the regular season.

I'm still not buying that the Redskins won't acquire some veteran if there's an offseason, simply because they need some stability at the quarterback position, but if Shanahan's adrenaline functions anything like mine, he's getting pretty excited to kick off the John Beck era in Washington.

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Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 7:11 pm
 

John Beck: 'I think I'm the starter'

Grossman couldn't start for a high school team



Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2011 5:57 pm
 

John Beck: 'I think I'm the starter'

John Beck: 'I think I'm a football player'


while i hope the guy does well, he'd be better served shutting the H3ll up...




Since: Jul 10, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2011 5:34 pm
 

John Beck: 'I think I'm the starter'

this kind of commentary is definitely refreshing. i hate turning on sportscenter or reading a typical post online about some superstar making a politically correct comment to a question. its freaking annoying. like for real? as if most americans dont already have boring lives. we turn to sports to lift us up in 1 way or another and those typical biblical answers from sunday school need to be banned. John Beck might not be starter material but he can start on my "what a real man would say team" anyday.



Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: May 18, 2011 5:01 pm
 

John Beck: 'I think I'm the starter'

If he's the starter then might as well go ahead and put the Redskins on the clock...  If there even is a season



Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 4:23 pm
 

John Beck: 'I think I'm the starter'

He's the starter!



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 4:15 pm
 

John Beck: 'I think I'm the starter'

who the hell s this guy......


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