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Shanahan going back to Grossman, will sit Beck

Posted on: November 13, 2011 10:35 am
 
Grossman

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

At some point you have to wonder if the decision-making process of coach Mike Shanahan is one big reason the Redskins likely will finish the season last in the NFC East. Yes, the talent isn’t necessarily there, but the way Shanahan has handled his quarterbacks the past two seasons has been nothing short of disastrous.

On Saturday, colleague Will Brinson brought us the news that that Shanahan, after starting John Beck the past three games following a four-interception performance by Rex Grossman, had split the first-team reps at practice this week between Beck and Grossman.

Now, NFL.com’s Jason LaCanfora is reporting that Shanahan informed the team over the weekend that he was going back to Grossman when the Redskins face Miami today.

While this quarterback controversy has continued since Donovan McNabb left for Minnesota -- and you’ll recall that Shanahan benched McNabb in favor of Grossman last year, leading to all kinds of problems in Washington -- Grossman and Beck, statistically, aren’t much different.

Beck has a better completion percentage (60.6 to Grossman’s 55.8), his quarterback rating is higher as well (72.1 as compared to Grossman’s 66.5), and the two have combined for eight touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The biggest disparity, though, is that the Redskins are 3-2 with Grossman starting and 0-3 with Beck (including the first shutout loss of Shanahan’s career).

While Beck won’t get the chance for revenge against the Dolphins -- he was originally drafted by Miami in 2007 before being cut two years later -- the Redskins can take solace in this fact: the last former University of Florida standout quarterback to start a game against the Dolphins, a guy by the name of Tim Tebow, walked out of Miami with a victory.

At this point, that’s as good a reason as any to make yet another quarterback switch.

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Comments

Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 2:17 am
 

Shanahan going back to Grossman, will sit Beck

I respect your loyalty.  You shouldn't assume that I am not a fan.  Your insults are surprising for someone of you age and NFL IQ.  :) 

Let me give you the basis of my argument:  Quick give me the top NFL teams in terms of worth?  I'll do it for you, as of last year (you'll find that these teams are usually in the top 5 every year) ....

1.  Dallas Cowboys
2.  Washington Redskins
3.  New England Patriots
4.  New York Giants
5.  New York Jets

Let's go over records for these teams over the past decade .... adding 2011

Dallas -   95 - 94
Washington -   82 - 107
New England -  136 - 53
New York Giants -  105 - 84
New York Jets -  99 - 90

Do we even want to talk about playoff appearances? Not counting 2011 of course:
Dallas 4
Washington 2
New England 8
New York Giants 6
New York Jets 6

Bang for your buck?  DISGRACE ...

Help me with the 'NFL IQ' here ... 




Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Shanahan going back to Grossman, will sit Beck

What really needs to be benched in Washington is the Redskin entire O-line.  Now that is out of the way, I saw this coming.  Shanny can't decide who is starting RB will be and he can't decided on his QB.  After Moss went out, neither QB has anyone they can throw to, because the WRs drop balls, they are shakey.  Plus Shanny will not fire Shanny JR. 
Now did Grossman need to sit for a game.. yeah.. maybe even only a half when he threw all those ints, but he was a winning QB at that time.  The press wanted Lovie to Bench Grossman in Chicago when he was there... and you know what Lovie said back to them?  He quoted back the Bears incredible record at that time.  Rex (who went to the superbowl AND did win some games with his arm), is better than Becks (Who could not win the QB job in Miami over a hotdog vendor). 



Since: Jun 15, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Shanahan going back to Grossman, will sit Beck

Shut up with the "  The Redskins are an embarrassment to all of professional sports.
I was going to find another organization to use as an example ... I got nothing" 

You may be a 'Skins hater, but you are an idiot if you don't think there are worse teams in pro sports.  Just last year, 16 out of 32 MLB teams finished with a record under .500; 14 out of 30 NBA teams finished under .500 with 3 teams finishing under .250 record.

I will agree that Snyder can be a knucklehead, but.........I would rather have an owner that is a fan and excited about his team and willing to spend the money than an owner that won't/can't spend the money and have a perennial so-so team with no chance of ever winning a title.

It has been a decade since we were really in good shape.  I think hiring Shanahan and giving him the control was a good idea.  We have been in such bad shape the last few years, it will take 3 seasons to change the culture and get better personnel/players.  If you think any coach can make those many and types of changes in less time, you are just ignorant.  We may hope for better, but in reality, we know better.

Our team is getting younger, stronger and faster at many positions.  We still need a franchise QB.  We have needed one for years now.  There was not anything out there this year that would have made us better(that was attainable).  Anyone with any NFL IQ knows it now and knew it then.  We are getting through now with what we have at qb while we make upgrades across the board.  As a 35 year 'Skins fan, I am okay with this approach.

So, after the end of NEXT season, if we aren't in any better shape, I will be open to hearing what you have to say.  Until then, crawl back under whatever rock you came out from and root for your team.  Noone wants to hear you dump on a team that you don't root for.



Since: Aug 24, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:02 pm
 

Shanahan going back to Grossman, will sit Beck

Shananhan hasn't done anything since Elway left. He is overated and the Redskins are as far away from competing in the NFL east now as when they hired him



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:00 pm
 

Shanahan going back to Grossman, will sit Beck

Maybe "Grossman and Beck, statistically, aren’t much different" but Grossman's by far the better QB on his good days than Beck is on his good days. It's like rolling the dice with each one, but you have the possibility of Good Rex or Bad Rex with Grossman and Bad John or Worse John with Beck.



Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:41 am
 

Shanahan going back to Grossman, will sit Beck

A Redskins loss today and Miami will be out of the Suck for Luck race.



Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:35 am
 

Shanahan going back to Grossman, will sit Beck

Bottom line, Grossman gives the 'Skins a better opportunity to beat Miami.



Since: Aug 23, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:00 am
 

Shanahan going back to Grossman, will sit Beck

don't forget the lions before this year.



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 10:51 am
 

Shanahan going back to Grossman, will sit Beck

This decision won't matter today, Miami is on the up and Washington is on the way down.

Once again, Washington fails to realize that if they had a defense or a running game, these articles would be irrelevant.  Unfortunately, the organization is grasping at straws, much like playing the lottery hoping to find the 'big ticket.' 

Save your money and start building an organization to be proud of.  The Redskins are an embarrassment to all of professional sports.

I was going to find another organization to use as an example ... I got nothing.


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