Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/19/11
John Beck has been named the starting QB for Sunday’s game against Carolina. Coach Mike Shanahan told his quarterbacks on Tuesday, but it wasn’t officially announced until Wednesday morning that John Beck will start Sunday on the road against the Carolina Panthers. Beck took over for Grossman in the fourth quarter for the Redskin’s after Grossman struggled while completing just 9-of-22 passes for 143 yards and throwing four picks and a QB rating of 23.7.  Beck came into the game trailing the desperate Eagles 20-6 and completed 8-of-15 passes for 117 yards and led the offense to its only touchdown of the game, a 3-yard run on a quarterback draw.  The spark fell short as the first place Redskins lost 20-13 and are now a half-game behind the first place Giants in the NFC East. The decision ends a stretch of five straight starts this season for Rex Grossman, who led the Redskins to a 3-2 record. Grossman has thrown six TD’s and five INT’s in the Redskins first four games of the season, but he had four picks in Sunday’s 20-13 loss to the Eagles. Overall, Grossman has 11 turnovers – nine interceptions plus two fumbles – through five [...]
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