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On one hand, it’s not much of a surprise that a football player actually wants to play football. On the other hand, it’s not every day that a backup quarterback makes a public pitch for the job. That’s precisely what John Beck did after Sunday’s loss to the Eagles, during which he replaced Rex Grossman…
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As the Washington Redskins took to the field in the fourth quarter with a lineup that included John Beck at quarterback, Sean Locklear at tackle and someone named Erik Cook at center, I leaned over to the person next to me on the sideline and asked “Which preseason game is this again?”
Mike Shanahan was hoping Rex Grossman would be his quarterback this year and he wouldn’t have a quarterback controversy in the nations capitol. After 5 games Shanahan has no choice but to bench Grossman after 2 poor showings. In the last 2 games Grossman has thrown 6 interceptions and only completed 47% of his passes. Shanahan didn’t want to make this move to John Beck, but...
John Beck will start at quarterback for the Washington Redskins on Sunday, a league source confirmed Wednesday morning. The news was first reported by ESPN.
Beck takes over for Rex Grossman, who was benched after throwing four interceptions Sunday.
Grossman has turned the ball over 11 times in five games.
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LANDOVER, MD. (AP) - John Beck has replaced Rex Grossman at quarterback for the Washington Redskins against the Philadelphia Eagles.It's Beck's first regular-season action since 2007, when he was with the Miami Dolphins.Beck came on to begin the fourth quarter Sunday after Washington's previous drive ended with Grossman's fourth interception ...
To no one’s surprise, the Washington Redskins have made a switch at quarterback in hopes he can ignite the team’s offense for their Week 7 matchup against the Carolina Panthers.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, John Beck will start for the Redskins on Sunday, replacing the ineffective Rex Grossman.
The move to go with Beck had to be done by coach Mike Shanahan. Grossman was...
Rex Grossman's fourth interception of the game barely was nestled in the hands of an opposing defender when the raucous chants of ''We want Beck!'' rang through the stadium.
As if the Washington Redskins needed any prodding at that point.
Yes, folks, the quarterback switch that's been the talk of town since the preseason happened Sunday, with John Beck replacing...
More quarterback drama in Washington? You got it, with coach Mike Shanahan sitting Rex Grossman in favor of John Beck, a man with four NFL starts under his belt.
The Philadelphia Eagles in a near must-win game against the Washington Redskins did exactly what they had to do: They stopped the running game in its tracks thus forcing Rex Grossman to throw and boy did he ever! The only thing wrong was the fact that none of the Redskins caught those passes. Grossman threw 4 interceptions and was yanked out of the game late in the 3rd quarter...
On three separate occasions, I began writing my third quarter review, only to delete it and start over. This quarter had more swings than a playground, and the Redskins just haven’t quite made the most of it.
As the third quarter wound down, quarterback John Beck has been seen warming up on the sidelines. Rex Grossman hasn’t been in sync with his receivers today, but his...
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan declined to say whether the switch to John Beck is permanent or was just for the final quarter of the 20-13 loss to the Eagles according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Instead the coach said that the decision wouldnt be made until Wednesday. I would never announce that right after a game, Shanahan said. I would announce that later on in...