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John Beck is not yet Redskins starter

Posted on: August 8, 2011 5:31 pm
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J. Beck is not yet officially Washington's starter (AP).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

With Donovan McNabb off the Redskins radar screen and with Rex Grossman a free agent, it was assumed by just about everybody -- especially by the man himself -- that John Beck was in the position to take over Washington’s starting QB spot.

And by just about everybody, I’m not including Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, who told reporters, via the DC Sports Bog, that Beck actually ISN’T the starter right now.

As Dan Steinberg points out, many national reporters have assumed that because Beck said he thought of himself as the starter that he actually was. But until NFL.com asked Shanahan, he hadn’t made a comment on the scenario.

“First of all, I’ve never mentioned a starter,” Shanahan said. “I’ve never even insinuated a starter. I said I had a lot of belief in John Beck, I had a lot of belief in Rex Grossman. We’re going to play the best player at the end of camp, but I do believe in both those guys. I’ve watched them practice. You make decisions based on practice. I’ve watched both these guys for a year, I like what they bring to the table. Now I get a chance to watch them compete on a day-to-day basis.”

Grossman, for the record, has 31 career starts (including three last year) against Beck’s four -- which is less than half as many as the one guy who’s getting no love in this case. That would be nine starts for Kellen Clemens.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:08 pm
 

John Beck is not yet Redskins starter



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Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2011 2:54 pm
 

John Beck is not yet Redskins starter

Listen here Skin Nation... McNabb & Grossman gave us a 6-10 season last year.  UNACCEPTABLE!  Beck is legit and isn't looking for any favors.  Give him a shot and you'll be jumpin' aboard the bandwagon.  This kid's got some serious game!
...and he has such an extensive body of work in the NFL from which to judge from too!!



Since: Aug 6, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 2:25 pm
 

John Beck is not yet Redskins starter

thats just it they didnt draft anybody didnt even try?



Since: Aug 8, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 10:12 am
 

Must First Build Lines

Great lines = productive backs (Qbacks, HBacks, FBacks, Backers, Corners, etc.)
The "Savior QBack" does not replenish a depleted team.
Patiently observing the team attempt to build through the draft,  conservatively add free agents and develop low round/undrafted players is what a real fan allows himself and his team.  If the losses cause you to lose interest/enjoyment, "adopt" a second team who you currently admire (coaching, ownership, player.)



Since: Dec 27, 2010
Posted on: August 9, 2011 5:41 am
 

John Beck is not yet Redskins starter

The Redskins should trade for Tebow, Mallet, or try and get M. Flynn from the Packers. Show your fans your trying to win!



Since: Dec 27, 2010
Posted on: August 9, 2011 5:41 am
 

John Beck is not yet Redskins starter

The Redskins should trade for Tebow, Mallet, or try and get M. Flynn from the Packers. Show your fans your trying to win!


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