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John Beck is proactive

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The offseason of John Beck continues.  Beck led the charge Tuesday as 31 Redskins gathered to practice, and he brought a friend with him.

Beck enlisted a buddy to stand on top of the bleachers and videotape the practice, so Beck (and presumably others) could watch the session later, according to Ryan O’Halloran of CSNWashington.com.  That’s the not the only tape work Beck did.

The presumptive Redskins starter cracked up the Redskins media when he told them he’s been researching his new rookie teammates by watching their highlights on YouTube.

“You can watch all these guys. I had no idea Evan Royster was the leading rusher in Penn State history. Today, I was like, ‘Hey man, congrats, that’s pretty sweet. I had no idea.’ It’s cool to learn about your because everybody has a story and they’ve all worked hard to get here,” Beck said.

We’re still not completely convinced Beck is going to be the starting QB for Washington in Week One. If he’s not, perhaps he could be the video coordinator.

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  1. dbellina says: Jun 14, 2011 6:09 PM

    Are the Patriots hiring?

  2. touchdownroddywhite says: Jun 14, 2011 6:10 PM

    “We’re still not completely convinced Beck is going to be the starting QB for Washington in Week One. If he’s not, perhaps he could be the video coordinator.”

    Insert Patriots jokes in 3…. 2…. 1…

  3. dlr4skins says: Jun 14, 2011 6:13 PM

    Maybe he could work in porn. Who’s ever heard of a porn industry lock-out?

    How low the league has fallen, we are talking Beck leading a PRO practice only to be posted on you tube.

    Sad, sad, sad.

  4. reallaquain says: Jun 14, 2011 6:20 PM

    I hope they’re talking about the face cream. Film and practice makes him good enough to be a bum

  5. woodyg says: Jun 14, 2011 6:25 PM

    Does it even matter who the starting QB is for the Redskins? ….. The organization is dysfunctional & it shows on the field ….. An 8-8 season would be a surprise ….. More likely 6-10 or 5-11 ……

  6. schmitty2 says: Jun 14, 2011 6:36 PM

    Skins and Proactive should not be used together

  7. schlereth says: Jun 14, 2011 7:18 PM

    Every Redskins fan should accept that another misery filled season is ahead. So who gives a pig sh*t if this mullet-headed bumpkin leads them into the mud? Build Redskins, build. This year, I vote for productive misery.

  8. mcconnellrules says: Jun 14, 2011 7:32 PM

    Terrell Pryor in the 4th round anyone!?!

    DO IT!!!

  9. cmstrick says: Jun 14, 2011 7:45 PM

    I like John Beck – I’ve liked him since before he was drafted. I think he can be a good QB if he’s left in long enough to take his lumps and learn from them.

  10. boysroll says: Jun 14, 2011 8:58 PM

    woodyg–u r to nice. 6-10 or 5-11……I bet they go 2-14. We are talking about John Beck leading this team. A guy a couple of other teams passed over and has held a clipboard for every team he has played on. isnt the man in his 30′s too?

    most dysfunctional org in the nfl hands down…LMAO.

  11. TheWCO49ER says: Jun 14, 2011 9:07 PM

    IMO we’ll be seeing a Haynesworth/Kolb trade as soon as this mess is over…

  12. skins3yearplan says: Jun 14, 2011 9:44 PM

    I second the vote for “productive misery”. This year, get the rooks some experience, don’t expect too much, maybe trade off a few more vets for draft picks and CONTINUE TO BUILD through another productive draft like this last one.

  13. chc36 says: Jun 14, 2011 10:03 PM

    This gives me an idea. What if players filmed their workouts and posted them to YouTube for the coaches to watch? Their is no way the league could enforce anything on a public media. The league can’t prevent a coach from watching a video on YouTube no matter what the content.

  14. donterrelli says: Jun 14, 2011 10:37 PM

    Carson Palmer please.

  15. We'reFineThere says: Jun 14, 2011 10:47 PM

    Evan Royster needs a giant hole to be good because his acceleration is poor, but his vision is superb. If Shanahan can get a line leg hacking like he did in Denver and Kubiak has in Houston he could be an Arian Foster type back (not saying league leader, just his style of rushing).

  16. david7590 says: Jun 14, 2011 11:36 PM

    schmitty2 says:
    Jun 14, 2011 6:36 PM
    Skins and Proactive should not be used together
    ——————————————————–

    LOL Its funny because proactive is an acne skin cream.

  17. ball20hawk says: Jun 15, 2011 12:23 AM

    Make fun of a guy who’s stepping up and trying to be a leader on a team that desperately needs one. That right there says alot about that man in my opinion. He dosent have a NFL career that stands out by any means, but he’s got more guts then most to take initiative to be a leader in his profession.

  18. larrydavidstern says: Jun 15, 2011 12:24 AM

    I wouldn’t even want John Beck as my team’s backup QB. The guy is awful!!

  19. canetic says: Jun 15, 2011 7:47 AM

    The guy sees an opportunity and he is trying to make the most of it. Good for him. I hope he puts together a solid season.

  20. baddegg says: Jun 15, 2011 8:16 AM

    boysroll says: Jun 14, 2011 8:58 PM

    We are talking about John Beck leading this team. A guy a couple of other teams passed over and has held a clipboard for every team he has played on.

    Dude, do you follow football. Tony Romo went UNDRAFTED (that means passed on by all teams in the draft) and sat behind QUINCY CARTER for Pete’s sake. Then he got his chance and became a legit NFL starter.

  21. baddegg says: Jun 15, 2011 8:18 AM

    TheWCO49ER says: Jun 14, 2011 9:07 PM

    IMO we’ll be seeing a Haynesworth/Kolb trade as soon as this mess is over…

    While that would actually be a GREAT trade for Washington (no matter what Kolb does — even if he were to flame out — it would be no worse that Haynesworth), there is no way the Redskins can do that deal. After the McNabb fiasco, we can’t go back to the same well again. Sad.

  22. greek321 says: Jun 15, 2011 8:19 AM

    Just tank your season and draft Luck with the #1 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. That’s the ‘skins only logical hope of getting out of the cellar of the NFL.

  23. baddegg says: Jun 15, 2011 8:20 AM

    chc36 says: Jun 14, 2011 10:03 PM

    This gives me an idea. What if players filmed their workouts and posted them to YouTube for the coaches to watch? Their is no way the league could enforce anything on a public media. The league can’t prevent a coach from watching a video on YouTube no matter what the content.

    If public, then OTHER coaches could watch too. Better to give the video to a “friend of the coach” with explicit instructions to “not show the coach.”

    wink, wink, nod, nod — I will guarantee you this is happening.

  24. baddegg says: Jun 15, 2011 8:23 AM

    ball20hawk says: Jun 15, 2011 12:23 AM

    Make fun of a guy who’s stepping up and trying to be a leader on a team that desperately needs one. That right there says alot about that man in my opinion. He dosent have a NFL career that stands out by any means, but he’s got more guts then most to take initiative to be a leader in his profession.

    I think this is my takeaway as well. By all accounts, Grossman has actually looked a bit better in these practices. Beck may just not have the natural skills that some of these other guys do. But, you just have to admire his fire and desire to step up. That cannot be a bad thing at all. Honestly, I want the third string guys on my team saying, “I’m going to work hard and start for this team.” If you have a back up that says, “oh, you guys are better. I’ll just stay here in the back seat,” that is not a guy you want on the field, even if coming in in relief of an injured starter.

    Jokes or not, starting material or not, Beck is showing how a pro athlete should think.

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