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Grossman gets good reviews after filling in for McNabb

At first glance, Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman might not appear to have had a great game filling in for Donovan McNabb against the Jets Friday night: The six drives he led resulted in three punts two field goals and one fumbled shotgun snap resulting in a safety.

But the Redskins seem to be largely satisfied with how Grossman looked while running the first-string offense.

“I think Rex did a good job,” coach Mike Shanahan said after the game. “Throw a quarterback in there against that type of defense, number one in the league in so many different areas. He made some throws in there.”

Grossman went 8-of-16 for 111 yards, but Shanahan said Grossman threw a couple of nice deep passes that don’t show up in the stats. One was a drop by Santana Moss, and another came on a play that was called back because of offsetting pass interference penalties.

Moss liked what he saw of Grossman as well.

“He did great,” Moss said. “I feel like Rex throws a very catchable ball. He knows this offense. He played last year with the Texans and I watched him on film with them. He came in and did great.”

Grossman said that, to the extent he could assess his own performance from half a preseason game, he thinks he did what he needed to do.

“I made some plays and there’s always a couple of plays you wish you could have back,” Grossman said. “I thought it was fine. When you don’t play a complete game, it’s kind of hard to grade your performance. When I was out there, I wasn’t overly thrilled but I was happy with it.”

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15 Responses to “Grossman gets good reviews after filling in for McNabb”
  1. Hap says: Aug 28, 2010 9:25 AM

    Dude.

  2. mad555 says: Aug 28, 2010 9:34 AM

    “He did great,” Moss said. “I feel like Rex throws a very catchable ball.”
    Unlike Mcnabb. Wow that sounds pretty familiar.
    Yeah Mcsad sucks.

  3. Hailskinzz says: Aug 28, 2010 10:15 AM

    Mad555 are u stupid, don’t answer that because I already know the answer. If you think McNabb can’t throw the deep ball then just look at desean jacksons yards from last year, it’s the deep ball thrown by McNabb.

  4. BigBear123 says: Aug 28, 2010 10:47 AM

    Sexy Rexy waiting patiently to lead the Skins to the playoffs once McScabb goes down.
    You can only hold Sext Rexy back for so long!
    What’s that? I should throw a quick slant? F–k that. That’s gay. Button hook? Gay. Flare out? Gay. Screen pass? Kevin Spacey gay. This is fu–ing football. You can’t just expect wins to come to you. You can’t massage that sh-t. You gotta grab that game by the throat and rape the ever-loving sh-t out of it. You think a 5-yard out is gonna win you a game? You’re a pu–y. This ain’t John Shoop running this offense. Sexy Rexy’s got the arm. The dragon. You gotta unleash the dragon.

  5. lurch's nyquil says: Aug 28, 2010 10:55 AM

    People read way to much into what people say. ahem mad555

  6. CHIEF ZEE says: Aug 28, 2010 11:07 AM

    I think Grossman is actually better than Campbell…I can’t believe that the Raiders actually think Campbell will turn their franchise around.

  7. FinFan68 says: Aug 28, 2010 11:14 AM

    Hailskinzz says:
    August 28, 2010 10:15 AM
    just look at desean jacksons yards from last year, it’s the deep ball thrown by McNabb.
    ________________________________
    Actually it was short to medium length passes and Jackson ran away from the defenses with big YAC

  8. Martin Keamy says: Aug 28, 2010 11:24 AM

    If this were the Jets you’d be saying the offense is sputtering but it being the redskins you say the offense isn’t half bad?

  9. wvtbred says: Aug 28, 2010 11:46 AM

    CHIEF ZEE said:
    August 28, 2010 11:07 AM
    I think Grossman is actually better than Campbell…I can’t believe that the Raiders actually think Campbell will turn their franchise around.
    —————————-
    Totally agree and while I was not a big fan of bringing Grossman in he is a good insurance policy.
    Campbell will once again be the dump off king averaging less then 10 yards a reception in Oakland. Is he better the JaR? Sure but who the hell isn’t? Can’t wait until KC plays the Raiders :)

  10. PurpleNGold says: Aug 28, 2010 12:55 PM

    @ BigBear123
    let’s put the dragon back, there’s company coming over

  11. Jack Acid says: Aug 28, 2010 1:34 PM

    Championship!

  12. Mike Daly says: Aug 28, 2010 3:00 PM

    Rex Grossman just proved that the Jets’ defense can’t win battles of attrition (or any other battles) with decent or better offenses.

  13. wheresrickysanders says: Aug 28, 2010 5:53 PM

    # Martin Keamy says: August 28, 2010 11:24 AM
    If this were the Jets you’d be saying the offense is sputtering but it being the redskins you say the offense isn’t half bad?
    ————————————————
    I don’t think MDS made one opinion statement.. the whole post was quotes..
    Skins offense looked good, all things considered (no Mcnabb, Jets defense, Portis barely dressed.)

  14. Rex Grossman says: Aug 29, 2010 1:35 AM

    WOOOOOOOOOOO!
    pft has a heart.

  15. 1nationraidernation says: Aug 29, 2010 11:54 AM

    @ Hailskinzz
    lmao…you know so much about football….McNabb throws the best deep ball in the nfl….lmao

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