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Just when you thought John Beck was going to get the chance to beat his former team -- and win his first game in the NFL -- there's word that he's been sent back to the bench in favor of Rex Grossman.
The NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora reported Sunday morning that Grossman would start against the 1-7 Dolphins, and that head coach Mike Shanahan told the team of the switch earlier in the weekend.
Beck took over from Grossman after a turnover-filled performance against Philadelphia. The Redskins were 3-2 with Grossman in charge, but have gone 0-3 since Beck got the starting nod. Injuries have taken a toll on the offense, leaving Beck little to work with, but scoring chances have been few and far between during the Beck era.
Beck began his career with Miami before being traded to Washington last year.Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck split first-team practice repetitions with Rex Grossman in preparation for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Saturday. It's a sign that coach Mike Shanahan is losing patience with Beck, who has lost all three of his starts. ...
Rex Grossman returned to the field on Sunday, which we should all agree is a good thing for the Redskins. No, they didn’t win, but Beck not being the quarterback was positive for several reasons. Here’s three of them:
1. He actually moved the offense. And he does this by throwing to wide receivers, some of which are actually beyond 10 yards downfield. Grossman completed 12 passes...
After Sunday’s Redskins loss, Mike Shanahan told the media that he notified his quarterbacks he was going back to Rex Grossman on Saturday.
The media reports about this change, of course, didn’t begin trickling out until Sunday morning around 9:30.
But at least one media powerbroker knew what was going on by Friday.
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A word to Washington Redskin head coach Mike Shanahan, you really shouldn’t drink before conducting pressers. This afternoon, Shanahan told reporters that QB Rex Grossman will be the starter moving forward, but what was really disturbing to Redskin fans, was that Shanahan said that Grossman was “impressive” in the Redskins 20-9 loss yesterday.
Shanahahn told reporters...
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, quarterback Rex Grossman will start today against the Dolphins in place of John Beck. This move makes a lot of sense for the Redskins, since the offense has been sstagnant with Beck at the helm. I believe Grossman is in the position now, that if he can [...]
The Redskins employed a bit of trickery in their pregame lineups, waiting until the last minute before announcing that Rex Grossman would start at quarterback in place of John Beck, and linebacker Perry Riley would start in place of Rocky McIntosh.
Both surprise starters had a shaky start on their respective first drives, with Grossman going three-and-out with a sack, and...
This week, the Titanic's deck chairs will form a triangle.
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan once said that he was staking his reputation on the quarterbacking acumen of Rex Grossman and John Beck. Many skeptical and cynical Redskins fans may have wondered at the time just how much of a reputation Shanahan had left to risk. And after a half-season in which his team...
Rex Grossman is back as the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins.
The Washington Redskins will stick with Rex Grossman at quarterback for Sunday's game against Dallas.
Handing out labels after Skins games. Today, a 20-9 depression-fest in Miami.
Ryan Kerrigan — 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 5 tackles. Continues to look like a terrific first-round draft choice.
Rex Grossman — Sure, he threw 2 interceptions and couldn’t muster a touchdown. But Grossman got back on the field, moved the team, and generally looked more like an NFL quarterback...