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Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan faced questions following Washington's 20-9 loss to Miami on Sunday — the first time Shanahan has lost five straight games in his career — about his decision to start Rex Grossman over John Beck at quarterback. The following is Shanahan's session with the media on that subject:
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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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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...
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...
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...
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 [...]
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. ...
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...
The Washington Redskins will stick with Rex Grossman at quarterback for Sunday's game against Dallas.
Rex Grossman is back as the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins.
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...
Every week during the season, we’ll scout out the Cowboys next opponent. This week, that opponent is the Washington Redskins.
The Opponent: The Washington Redskins, aka Danny Snyder's Romper Room
The Line: Cowboys by 7.5. On the road. Not fun, even when you get to face Rex Grossman.
Last Game: A 20-9 beatdown at the hands of the now 2-7 Dolphins that...
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...