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John Beck shows Redskins he’s eager

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Everything counts when you’re bucking for a big promotion which might explain why John Beck showed up at Redskins Park moments after the lockout was lifted.

Beck is bidding to become Washington’s starting quarterback and stopped by the team’s headquarters to try to speak with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Showing up a few minutes after the end of the lockout sends a pretty good message about your work ethic to both Shanahans. Winning the job will take more than that, but there’s no doubting Beck’s desire to grab it.

There was only one problem. According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the guard at the gate didn’t know who he was.

“I’m OK with that,” Beck said. “I haven’t done anything yet.”

It wouldn’t have mattered if Beck was a more recognizable face, however. Players aren’t allowed to report to the team facilities until Tuesday, a piece of information that left Beck, per Jones, “slightly disappointed, but not offended.”

Beck figures to compete for the job with Rex Grossman, who worked out with the Redskins even though he’s not yet under contract for the 2011 season. Indications on both sides are that Grossman will return. The Redskins do have one other quarterback currently on the roster, although one would think Donovan McNabb won’t be around much longer once Beck is officially allowed into the facility.

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28 Responses to “John Beck shows Redskins he’s eager”
  1. dcsween says: Jul 25, 2011 4:28 PM

    One of the few known photographs of John Beck in a Skins’ uniform during an actual 11-on-11 play. Nice.

    Peeps mock John “MacGruber” Beck now, but once he starts handing off the return of the Skins’ running game, you will be laughing a little bit less.

  2. shieldsisland37 says: Jul 25, 2011 4:28 PM

    lol, awesome, good for him

  3. cowboysfan18 says: Jul 25, 2011 4:30 PM

    As a Cowboys fan, I would love to see Beck get his chance.

  4. tombradysponytail says: Jul 25, 2011 4:32 PM

    Wow, he’s pretty dumb. Maybe he should tryout for the vikings. I think it’d be a good fit.

  5. dlr4skins says: Jul 25, 2011 4:36 PM

    Enough already John, you’re coming across as a little bit DESPERATE!

  6. bhester1906 says: Jul 25, 2011 4:39 PM

    Good for him. Better than sitting back wit a brew til wenedsday

  7. realitypolice says: Jul 25, 2011 4:39 PM

    I can see why Shanahan likes him so much.

    This is just the type of brown noser that weasel napoleon loves having around.

    You need to rush to the facilities “moments” after the lockout ends to talk to your coach? Seriously, camp starts in two days and you have a cell phone.

    I wonder if he showed up with a shiny apple from his mommy to give to the teacher.

  8. doe22us says: Jul 25, 2011 4:41 PM

    Lmao even the guard didnt know who he was. Redskins nation if that is not an indicator i dont know what is

  9. drboogerlips says: Jul 25, 2011 4:43 PM

    I’m a skins fan and I have to say he’s starting to win some of the fans over. Whether he ends up the starter or not, his actions say a lot about him as a person and competitor.

    #areyoupayingattentionmrfatbackhaynesworth?

  10. dcbassguy says: Jul 25, 2011 4:51 PM

    Cut D mac ASAP!

    He’d make a great back up for Vick, and teacher for Kafka. Wen need a mentor to groom him into a tradeable commodity, like Kolb.

  11. realitypolice says: Jul 25, 2011 4:52 PM

    bhester1906 says:
    Jul 25, 2011 4:39 PM
    Good for him. Better than sitting back wit a brew til wenedsday
    ========================
    Is it?

    Two more days ’till I start killing myself at training camp.

    Think I’ll take the brew.

  12. trbowman says: Jul 25, 2011 4:53 PM

    So are the Redskins going to bring in a real quarterback now?

    I mean, Baltimore shipped this guy off for Doug Dutch. Let that simmer for a minute.

  13. realitypolice says: Jul 25, 2011 4:53 PM

    drboogerlips says:
    Jul 25, 2011 4:43 PM
    I’m a skins fan and I have to say he’s starting to win some of the fans over. Whether he ends up the starter or not, his actions say a lot about him as a person and competitor.

    #areyoupayingattentionmrfatbackhaynesworth?
    ======================

    If forced to choose one or the other, at least 25 of the 32 teams in the NFL would still take Haynesworth.

    #smartteamstaketalentovera**kissers

  14. rooneyruleblues says: Jul 25, 2011 4:57 PM

    So John Beck showed Shanahan that he has an eager mouth?

  15. goldeelox says: Jul 25, 2011 5:05 PM

    With him showing some humility, I hope he does well.

  16. backinblack67 says: Jul 25, 2011 5:11 PM

    Who?…..

  17. wwwfella says: Jul 25, 2011 5:12 PM

    Beck couldnt possibly be worse than what mcnabb was

  18. jacksaysfu says: Jul 25, 2011 5:25 PM

    That shows character., to bad dude. will get eaten alive out there. Snyder overpays, for everything., why not bring a PROVEN qb in? Enjoy last place AGAIN skins fans.

  19. reddcowboys says: Jul 25, 2011 5:34 PM

    Beck starts, look for Redskins with #1 overall next spring.

  20. gazinkus says: Jul 25, 2011 5:38 PM

    As a Cowboy fan, I would love to see McNabb or Grossman at the helm of the Skins. Beck MIGHT be good.

  21. burgundyandgold says: Jul 25, 2011 5:57 PM

    You never know – Beck may be the right guy for the right system. I don’t have any expectations that the guy can play but maybe he will pull a Trent Green or Jeff Garcia type out of no where kind of guy. Again, highly doubt it but as a Skins fans at least I know I am a better person than the Eagle fan.

  22. quirtevans says: Jul 25, 2011 6:11 PM

    “at least 25 of the 32 teams in the NFL would still take Haynesworth.

    #smartteamstaketalentovera**kissers”

    I don’t think so.

    Smart teams don’t take overpaid troublemakers.

  23. bleedgreen says: Jul 25, 2011 6:11 PM

    Could Shanahan come out off the facility and meet with him today? He just can’t goto the facility?

  24. therealsmiley says: Jul 25, 2011 6:30 PM

    We need more of Beck’s attitude around Redskins Park. Hail!

  25. pioliforprez says: Jul 25, 2011 6:46 PM

    when John Beck battles Rex Grossman, everybody loses

  26. realitypolice says: Jul 25, 2011 6:53 PM

    quirtevans says:
    Jul 25, 2011 6:11 PM
    “at least 25 of the 32 teams in the NFL would still take Haynesworth.

    #smartteamstaketalentovera**kissers”

    I don’t think so.

    Smart teams don’t take overpaid troublemakers.
    ======================

    Of course.

    That’s why Haynesworth got a huge contract when he already had a history of troublemaking and reports say several teams are interested in him even now for the right price.

    Meanwhile, John Beck got traded for a traffic cone.

    But your right, Beck would be much more valuable on the open market because he shows up at the facility two days early. Who cares that he has already failed in two other cities.

    Of course.

  27. 808raiderinparadise says: Jul 25, 2011 7:10 PM

    This is a brilliant way to obtain Andrew Luck’s services next year. Shanahan is smart. lol

  28. mdnittlion says: Jul 25, 2011 8:14 PM

    Man got to get in there and get a head start on going 6-10 or 4-12. I mean come on the only people that really want to see him start are fans of the other teams in the division and possibly Jason Campbell so he can finally get his “told ya so” moment about the franchise.

    Leaving on a funny note after 4 years in the league, doing multiple interviews after the McNabb benching, doing charity work around the DC area and playing quarterback for the franchise, he’s still not as recognizable as Stephen Strasburg, Alex Ovechkin or LaVar Arrington for God Sakes.

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