Posted November 06, 2011 on AP on Fox
For years and years as an NFL coach or coordinator, Mike Shanahan was hailed as an ''offensive genius.'' At the moment, there's very little going right on that side of the ball for his Washington Redskins. Still, Shanahan announced after a 19-11 loss to the San Francisco 49ers that he's sticking with John Beck as Washington's starting quarterback, rather than going back to Rex Grossman. It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Redskins - they're 3-5 after starting 3-1 - and their only points before the closing 75 seconds Sunday came on Graham Gano's franchise-record 59-yard field goal on the final play of the first half. ''Right now, you take a look at the offense, it's tough to take. Tough to take for me,'' said Shanahan, whose son Kyle is Washington's offensive coordinator. Until last week's 23-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills, Mike Shanahan never had been blanked in 24 years' worth of NFL games as a head coach ...

John Beck remains confident despite struggles

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Sunday he is sticking with John Beck as his starting quarterback despite Beck’s struggles. Shanahn said he still believes in the fifth-year pro. Beck said Monday said that he believes his teammates remain confident in him as well, and that even if they don’t, he believes in himself. Read full article >>

Doc Walker on John Beck

Doc Walker had some fairly critical comments about John Beck during Sunday’s Redskins Radio Network broadcast, suggesting immediately after the game that Rex Grossman would have given the team a better chance to win. Almost a full 24 hours later, Walker appeared on ESPN 980’s morning-after Skins show, and by that point his comments had intensified. Read full article >>

DMV: Now This Guy Is a Redskin

New Skins WR David Anderson did Coco’s dance once. [Krem's Sports] Mike Shanahan has a hard time saying the Redskins are rebuilding. [Bog] First-half John Beck needs to play more like second-half Beck. [Fatpickled] Five observations from Redskins-49ers, if you dare. [The Insider] You’ve got to respect this homemade Sav Rocca jersey. [Bog] Haynesworth was benched during Sunday’s...

Why John Beck didn’t go deep

“We’re gonna stick with John,” Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said after Sunday’s loss to the 49ers, and that prompted jokes. “Fine, but I’m going to stick with not watching,” @TrezMartin wrote. “And I'm going to keep betting against you,” @MahGill wrote. “Titanic Capt: ‘We’re gonna stick with full speed ahead’ ” @willbhenline wrote. Read full article >>

Redskins explode for eleven points in loss

John Beck watched from the … [visit site to read more]Redskins explode for eleven points in loss - Riggo's Rag - Riggo's Rag - A Washington Redskins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

redskins-49ers playlist

(photo by Brian Murphy) 1. “I’ll Follow You into the Dark” by Death Cab For Cutie* John Beck has been so bad since taking over the starting quarterback role for the Washington Redskins, that he’s rewriting history. One week after a Mike Shanahan-coached team was shut out for the first time in his 18-year career, Beck’s inability to [...]

WANTED: Rex Grossman

John Beck has done it again. Just as the Redskins were gaining momentum he slings a ball just wide for Fred Davis and it ends up as an interception for San Fran. It’s only the end of the first quarter of game number three for Beck, but he isn’t … [visit site to read more]WANTED: Rex Grossman - Riggo's Rag - Riggo's Rag - A Washington Redskins Fan Site - News, Blogs...
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