Posted November 16, 2011 on AP on Fox
It happened again Wednesday at Redskins Park. One quarterback talked about winning the starting job. The other talked about losing it. This time it was Rex Grossman getting the special treatment, holding a news conference upstairs in the old Washington Redskins media room. At the same time, John Beck was downstairs standing in front of his locker, dealing with another demotion. ''Well, this isn't the first rodeo that I've been through in my life,'' Beck said. ''I've gone through adversity, or being in a situation where, for whatever reason, things just aren't working.'' It's actually been a week since Beck and Grossman starting splitting first-team snaps in practice, portending the switch back from Beck to Grossman as the Redskins (3-6) search for their first victory since Oct. 2. Coach Mike Shanahan kept the change a secret until just before kickoff of the Grossman-led 20-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins, and this was the first ch...

John Beck remains confident despite benching

Demoted Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck said Wednesday that he wasn’t totally surprised by coach Mike Shanahan’s decision to bench him last week for Rex Grossman. But Beck remains confident he can still improve as a quarterback if given the opportunity. Beck believed after the Nov. 6 loss to San Francisco – the third straight start he lost for Washington – that...

Rex Grossman Will Remain the Redskins Starter

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan indicated on Monday that Rex Grossman will remain the starting quarterback for this week’s game against the Cowboys. “Rex is going to be our quarterback,” Shanahan said. “When you go with a veteran quarterback, it’s pretty easy, and usually that situation stays pretty much the same. … I was [...]

can tashard choice make a difference?

(photo by Brian Murphy) For all of the talk about the lack of production from Washington Redskins quarterbacks John Beck and Rex Grossman, the simple truth is Mike Shanahan made a name for himself by consistently delivering one of the NFL’s top running games for nearly two decades. During his time in Denver, Shanahan was seemingly able [...]

Grossman hopes to turn Redskins around

(Associated Press) Rex Grossman says he's an "optimist" when it comes to turning the Washington Redskins season around now that he's re-established as the starting quarterback.Grossman says he spent his three weeks on the bench "watching and thinking" about what he would do when he got the job again.

Can the Redskins get Lucky?

 After a 5th straight loss, the season of the Washington Redskins seems to be coming to an end. Sure, there is always a chance that the ‘Skins will go on an ball-busting 7 game win streak to end the season, win the division, then make it to the ‘Super bowl’. Wait a minute, were talking about Redskins right now. If Rex Grossman remains the starter, only one positive will...

Fearless, Hopeless Predictions: Cowboys-Redskins, Part Deux

*After a poor performance from Rex Grossman, Mike Shanahan will be reminded that he said Grossman looked “impressive” in practice in the week leading up to the Dallas game. “Oh, did I say ‘impressive’?” Shanahan will respond. “I meant ‘a little better than John Beck.’” *In this time of Thanksgiving, and following another ultra-efficient performance by Tony Romo...

Shanahan: Rex is going to be our quarterback

ASHBURN, Va. — Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, who clumsily evoked "cardiovascular endurance" while benching Donovan McNabb a year ago, meandered his way Monday through the surprise switch from John Beck to Rex Grossman.

DMV: The Sex Cannon Is Alright

Kyle Shanahan thinks Rex Grossman did just fine. And those interceptions weren’t Rex’s fault either. [The Insider] Perry Riley will start again over Rocky McIntosh. Good. [The Insider] Mike Florio speculates about Jon Gruden replacing Mike Shanahan. [Bog] The Caps got beaten very badly by the Winnipeg Jets. [Japers' Rink] Tomas Vokoun and Jeff Halpern filmed a video game...

Redskins’ Week 11 Madden ’12 Updates

With another week in the books (and another week dead ahead), it’s time to update the virtual Redskins players on EA Sports Madden ’12 game. This was another busy week for Redskins roster moves, although not quite as tumultuous as last week.  Here’s the Week 11 rundown: Ryan Torain HB WAS Decrease, from 73 to 72OVR John Beck QB WAS Decrease, from 74 to...
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