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No Sour Grapes For Rex Grossman

Posted by Brian Tinsman on October 19, 2011 – 5:34 pm

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Seven weeks ago, quarterbacks Rex Grossman and John Beck stood on the eve of the decision for who would start for the Redskins, and who would backup.  Whoever won would be expected to win football games, and whoever lost would be expected to be supportive in reserve.

Following Sunday’s Eagles game, the coaching staff decided it was time for a change, and the same rules apply: starter needs to win, backup needs to be supportive.

Today, Grossman let it be known that he was disappointed, but would not be a distraction for the team, or for Beck.

“I’m a professional,” he said.  “I’m going to go about my business the same way.  I’m just going to try to get better and build on things that I did well.  Obviously, there are things that I need to clean up, but, for the most part, I’ll be in a good frame of mind.”

This is good news for a team looking for a spark on offense.  Wet blankets tend to put those out.

Grossman also said that he has somewhat of an idea for how to avoid the turnovers that have plagued him during the season, including a four-interception performance on Sunday.

“Maybe my mindset,” he offered.  “That’s maybe the only thing that I could do that would maybe encompass all turnovers.  Just have a little more conservative approach due to the fact that turnovers are bad.”

“Having that mindset might help.”

Check out the rest of his presser below:


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7 Responses to “No Sour Grapes For Rex Grossman”

  1. By BeltwayBoySports.com on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    The Redskins should cut him for those statements! He’s just now figuring out that turnovers are bad? That is correct, but he already knew this and I think his comment is about as ignorant as it gets! I really tried to like the guy as the Redskins QB even though I knew we’d get to this point in my heart. I just want to see the team return to being a legitimate contender in the NFL!

  2. By keith on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    I think Rex should take his bags and get out of redskin territory

  3. By wolfman on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    Those comments are misleading and taken out of context. Rex was asked how he could stop throwing turnovers. He did not offer his idea on how we would now stop throwing interceptions. He was trying to shrug off a one-sided question that didn’t respect the fact that he was trying to make plays to win the game.

    On the other hand, you have McNabb in Minnesota now who is the complete opposite. Too careful with the ball, and doesn’t try to make plays downfield. He just got benched too. Who would you rather have still?

  4. By Apostle53 on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    Bring the ex-NY giant back-up Quarterback back. Sorry but Rex is done here, too.

  5. By Lee on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    Rex may have taken the Bears to a Super Bowl but his old history keeps on returning and biting him in the butt. As long as he has been in the game he should not just now be realizing that turnovers are bad. I had been waiting for this to happen however I am sad to see that history does in fact repeat itself. John, the hopes of the entire Redskin Nation are in your hands along with your future. You can not do it all by yourself so the rest of the players have to step up too! This is your opportunity to set you in good stead with us Die Hard Fans. Good luck and Hail to the Redskins!

  6. By IncredibleMojo on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    So my choice is going to be Rex or Donovan?..That’s like offering me a bullet or poison…either way i’m dead. What we really need is a franchise quarterback. Not an easy solution but the right answer. Until then we are condemned to mediocrity.

  7. By BeltwayBoySports.com on Oct 22, 2011 | Reply

    Rex Grossman is no more than an NFL backup QB and there’s nothing wrong with being that, but he’s proven time and time again that’s his ceiling as a QB. I’m looking forward to seeing John Beck get his opportunity. I’m hoping our o-line will be able to protect him and open some holes for Ryan Torain.

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