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 he had made improvements since taking over for Rex Grossman in Week 7. But when Shanahan came to the fifth-year pro and told him that he would be splitting snaps with Grossman last week, Beck had an idea that he was headed back to the bench.
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