Posted by Josh Katzowitz
John Beck, before the season began, said he believed he was good enough to start at quarterback for the Redskins. Mike Shanahan disagreed, anointing Rex Grossman as Washington’s No. 1 quarterback, and the Redskins had responded, building a 3-1 record that put them in first place in the NFC East.
But today has been a disaster, and Grossman’s grip on the starting job has grown tenuous.
After going 9 of 22 for 143 yards and four interceptions -- three of which went to Eagles safety Kurt Coleman, who has as many catches as DeSean Jackson -- Shanahan yanked Grossman and inserted Beck into the game.
The Redskins were down by 14 when Beck entered at the beginning of the fourth quarter, and almost immediately, he showcased his solid scrambling skills. Whether he’s good enough to lead the Redskins back from a two-touchdown deficit remains to be seen.
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