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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