Tag:Washington Redskins
Posted on: September 5, 2011 2:57 pm

So much for John Beck starting

What happened to all the glowing talk about John Beck in Washington?

The Redskins have apparently decided to start Rex Grossman Sunday in their opener against the New York Giants.

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan loves the guy. Let's face it: He has major input into the decisions under head coach Mike Shanahan, his dad.

When all the John Beck-will-start talk was bubbling, a Redskins source made an interesting point to me.

If he's so good, why didn't they play him at all last year?

Good question. It was all Grossman. Beck never got off the bench after the Redskins sat down Donovan McNabb.

So now the Shanahans have decided to give Grossman the job -- for now.

It's probably the right move. But I bet Redskins fans are wondering if the team is better than they would have been with McNabb under center.

Are they?

It's hard to believe they are with Grossman or Beck.

If they get Andrew Luck, they will be.

Don't laugh. It's possible, just as long as Kyle Shanahan likes him.

Category: NFL
Posted on: April 17, 2011 7:05 pm
Edited on: April 17, 2011 7:06 pm

Redskins eyeing a move back

There have been some reports that the Washington Redskins are looking to trade up to draft a quarterback.

I hear it's the exact opposite.

According to a league source, the Redskins are looking to trade down in the first round with the idea they will draft either Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder or TCU quarterback Andy Dalton.

The Redskins, who pick 10th overall, would like to get a second-round pick from a team in exchange for moving back to their spot in the first round. They could then use their two second-round picks to bolster the defense.

For a team that doesn't have a third-round pick, this scenario makes a lot more sense than trying to trade up.

The X-factor here would be if Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert were to fall to them at the 10th spot. The Redskins would likely take him there, rather than trading back.

One team that is said to be eyeing the 10th spot is the New England Patriots, who have two first-round picks and two second-round picks. The Patriots might have their eye on an edge rusher -- like Ryan Kerrigan of Purdue -- or a receiver like Julio Jones of Alabama.

No matter if they trade down or not, the Redskins have to get a quarterback in this draft. Donovan McNabb is on his way out and Rex Grossman isn't the answer and he's a free agent.

The only quarterback on the roster is John Beck. Not a chance he's the opening-day starter, which is why a trade back in th first round makes sense.

Category: NFL
Posted on: December 17, 2009 10:08 am
Edited on: December 17, 2009 10:48 am

What 'Skins should've done

Why do NFL teams recycle?

There are so many good football men under the publicity surface that deserve chances to lead teams.

Yet after the news Thursday that Washington Redskins executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato had resigned comes the news that he will be replaced by Bruce Allen.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired Allen after the 2008 season.

So let me get this straight: Allen isn't good enough to work for the Bucs, but he's good enough for the Redskins and Dan Snyder?

What the Redskins should've done is hire a young, energetic, smart personnel man to turn things around, much like the Atlanta Falcons did with Thomas Dimitroff.

Hire a football junkie, a lifer.

Here's some names: Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals, Eric DeCosta, Baltimore Ravens, Terry McDonough, Jacksonville Jaguars and Will Lewis, Seattle Seahawks.

All those men have spent time working their way up the scouting ladder. All deserve chances to work running a team.

Recycling is good for the environment.

It's not good when it comes to running NFL teams.


Category: NFL
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