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Kyle Shanahan likes the way Grossman played

Posted on: November 18, 2011 4:28 pm
GrossmanPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Need further proof that the Redskins won’t turn to John Beck to start at quarterback any time soon? Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is saying he's happy with the way Rex Grossman has played since Beck turned his job back over to Grossman.

Wait, what’s that you say? Grossman threw two interceptions and led his team to three field goals in a loss to the one-win Dolphins while recording a quarterback rating of 58.3? Um, Shanahan looks past all that … I suppose.

“I thought he did a good job moving the ball. I know we’re disappointed we didn’t get into the end zone, but I thought he did a good job out there,” Shanahan said, via the Washington Post. “He did a good job getting completions. Made some good decisions.

“I know he had two picks, but both of the throws he had, it was the right throw. It’s unfortunate what happened, but I didn’t think the two picks were his fault. But he did a good job of getting rid of the ball and making the right reads.”

Grossman, at least, managed to complete 65.6 percent of his passes for a respectable 215 yards, but his stats weren’t actually much better than what Beck accomplished in his three starts with the team.

It seems pretty clear -- at least to Shanahan -- that the team responds better when Grossman is in the game, and even though Beck is more athletic than Grossman, Shanahan likes Grossman’s demeanor better.

“It wasn’t one reason in particular, but Rex has a lot more experience than [Beck]. He’s played in a lot of games,” Shanahan said. “John did a fairly good job in that Philly game, taking us down, and in that Carolina game. But then with injuries going, we felt like John out there, didn’t have the experience to get through those tough times. So we felt more comfortable with Rex and felt he gave us the best chance to win.”

Until next season when, presumably, somebody else will be starting at quarterback in Washington.

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Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:44 am

Kyle Shanahan likes the way Grossman played

you can blame Grossman, Beck, the fagahans or whoever. If youre a redskins fan and kept track over the last decade, you will remember when we started going downhill. Who made the decision was it to bring in Shottenheimer and then toss him with winning SEASONS? Whose genius idea was it to bring in a QB coach to manage their team and not letting him pick his own staff? Lets not forget the draft picks we gave up for bruce smith, deion sanders, and other past their prime athletes who wanted to pad their bank account before retiring. What I really wanted to know is, how the F did we skip over QBs like Aaron Rodgers or Ben Rothlisberger and pick up Jason Campbell? BUT, I'd rather have Campbell with his broken collar bone then any of our dummies. Washington is cursed with terrible sports teams and all can blame the owners. The only thing we have is hockey and we're not even great at that. Stop trying to play real life FF Snyder. You, sir, are a disease in DC

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2011 9:44 pm

Kyle Shanahan likes the way Grossman played

Kyle is waiting for his father to give him the go ahead to come in and play QB. There is no other logical reason to start Beck or Grossman.

Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2011 6:10 pm

Kyle Shanahan likes the way Grossman played

saying Grosman is better than Beck is like saying Alfredo Griffin was a better power hitter than Rey Ordonez. Who Cares? The better question is how long will the poor skins fans have to suffer with the Shanahans before common sense prevails?

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