The starting quarterback of the any successful offense has many roles to fulfill in leading his team to victory. He must be a field general, huddle captain, locker room leader, manager of the offense, etc.
On Thursday, Rex Grossman tried on a few other hats for size.
He was a weather man. When asked if the week of rain caused the offense to come out slow on Sunday, he said:
“No,” he said. ”We stalled out on the first two drives just because of what the Giants did. There’s nothing we really could’ve done about it. They had a tipped pass that would’ve been a first down, they brought a blitz that made me hot and I had to throw it away, and then that pass to Jabar [Gaffney] over the middle was just a little too far.”
He was a mathematician. Asked how often his hot read comes open on a play, he thought about it for a second and said:
“About 70 percent, I don’t know—a pretty good amount,” he said. ”I definitely have to progress on a lot of reads, but the defense pretty much dictates that. You try to get a good pre-snap read, but then once the ball is snapped just react and go through the progression.”
He was an Wild West desperado: Asked if he considered himself a gunslinger, he said:
“I think so. I think I’m just smarter about it because of the offense,” he said. ”The offense allows me to do the things I like to do without trying to manufacture them myself.”
Check out the rest of the podium session below:
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