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Grossman makes us remember his past

Posted on: September 11, 2011 9:51 pm
Edited on: September 11, 2011 9:53 pm
R. Grossman led Washington to victory against the NYG (AP).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

When Rex Grossman said the Redskins were going to win the NFC East, I think most of us kind of laughed and shook our heads. Boy, that Rex is a funny one, we might have thought, considering Grossman wasn’t even going to beat out John Beck for the starting quarterback spot.

But then coach Mike Shanahan proclaimed Grossman the starter, and in the Redskins surprising 28-14 win against the Giants on Sunday, perhaps we can begin to understand why Shanahan went with Grossman instead of Beck.

Yes, Beck has more mobility* than Grossman, but he doesn’t have the experience and he hasn’t shown the poise Grossman did today. In holding off the Giants -- who, to be fair, were missing all kinds of defensive starters due to a vicious preseason attack of injuries -- Grossman went 21 of 34 for 305 yards and two touchdowns.

*This is what wrote after a particularly good preseason performance by Beck, who “showed his athleticism in the first half, a stark contrast to Rex Grossman. Grossman gets rid of the ball faster, Beck holds onto it, knowing he can elude pressure and make plays with his legs.”

Said tight end Chris Cooley after Sunday’s win: "I know it means so much to Rex. He wants to be an outstanding quarterback. ... He deserved to play so well today. I'm so happy for him."

Though Shanahan said, when he named Grossman the starter, that the quarterback position was going to be continuously monitored and reassessed throughout the year, Grossman gave himself a pretty good head start on Beck with his performance Sunday. He wasn’t perfect -- he missed his first four passes, and he threw a couple that could have been intercepted -- but he was good enough to have flashbacks to the good old days.

Said Grossman: “Feeling like I was in Florida again.”

You know, the days when he was a successful starting quarterback. And when his team won a championship.

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Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2011 6:30 pm

Grossman makes us remember his past

As a Bears fans it is great to see good Rex yesterday.  All Chicago fans know that bad Rex is right around the corner.  

Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2011 6:08 pm

Grossman makes us remember his past

Obviously one good game against a depleted Giants defense is just that, one game.  However, sitting and watching for several years, like Rex has done since his SB run with CHI can be very helpful to the development of a QB.  He did hold the ball too long and took some sacks, but overall he was excellent in all phases of the passing game and had 2-3 other good drives that stalled after a couple of first downs.  Football is such a game of momentum and confidence, and right now Grossman and the whole squad have lots of it.

Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: September 12, 2011 3:43 pm

Grossman makes us remember his past

Eli Manning you got outplayed by Rex Grossman big time. SMH.

Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: September 12, 2011 2:19 pm

Grossman makes us remember his past

Grossman has had good games in the past.  The problem is, to be a good NFL QB you have to make good decisions and read defenses consistently week in and week out.  To be an elite QB you have to be able to do these things and have superior physical tools.  Rex has the arm strength and physical abilty but he has never been consistent.  It will take at least two or three more weeks of solid play to make me a believer.  As a Bears fan I saw plenty of games like his performance last night, but too often follows them up with subpar performances.  In his banner year with the Bears (2006-2007) he was a large reason they lost all three games in which they came up short, and they won in spite of horrific performances by Rex three other weeks.  Meanwhile he had six games that year in which he threw multiple TD's and no interceptions.

Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: September 12, 2011 1:56 pm

Grossman makes us remember his past

Grossman better enjoy this while it lasts because its not going to, remember the Giants were missing 5 starters including 2 probowl defensive ends. And the Giants still sacked Rex 4 times as well as forced a fumble, also they hit him 8 more times. If you put those ends in and they come out with more like 8 sacks and 3 turnovers.Just putting this into prespective for everyone thats talking up Rex. Oh and 2 dropped int's.

Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2011 1:14 pm

Grossman makes us remember his past

Grossman can play, no matter what the media thinks.  If he made the mistakes Romo and E.Manning make, he would be pilloried, but those guys are still great and Rex is still a dud in their eyes.  Also, didn't Grossman win two SEC championships while starting at UF?  That would give him twice as many as the "great" Tim Tebow! 

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