Report: Grossman to start for Redskins

Reuters

With “none of the above” not an option, the Redskins need to make either John Beck or Rex Grossman the starting quarterback for Week One.

Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network reports that the starter will be Grossman.

Per LaCanfora, the decision was made over the weekend.  Some would say it was made before Thursday’s preseason finale, given that Grossman got the night off along with other starters — and that Beck played, along with the scrubs.

It’s surprising that the Redskins didn’t keep the decision closer to the vest, assuming that the decision has indeed been made.  Then again, does it really matter if the Giants know who’ll start?  They’ll be defending against the Shanahan system, not against a guy like Tom Brady or Tony Romo.

The fact that no one would confuse Beck or Grossman with Brady or Romo makes it a lot easier, too.

91 responses to “Report: Grossman to start for Redskins

  1. The Redskins starting offensive line played the entire first half with Beck.

    Also, I love when someone who has probably never played a down of football in their life calls an NFL player a scrub. Genius.

  2. Shocker. Let’s see, start a guy who has produced 559 yards of total offense in his career with a PR of 62 or an experienced guy with a career PR of 70… Anyway, best of luck Redskin fans.

  3. Say what you want about the Skins and Beck and Grossman…but there are only two QB’s in the NFC East who have taken teams to the Super Bowl Manning and Grossman! If Rex and or Beck do what’s asked of them that being don’t lose the game just manage it the Skins running game and defense will do the rest…the Steelers, Jets and even Ravens used this theory with rookies Rothlisberger, Sanchez and Flacco.

  4. You put Tom Brady in the same sentence with Tony Romo. That’s very embarrassing journalism.

    Seriously, you did. I had to do a double take, but it’s there.

    As Donald Trump says: You’re fired.

    Remember, nobody expected Mark Rypien’s 87′ season either, and Grossman reminds me of the Ripper.

  5. Tony Romo is going to set the league on fire this year. He might not win a playoff game, hell dallas might not even make the playoffs, but I WILL GUARANTEE you he will put up big numbers. Romo has a lot of haters.

  6. ete1962 says:
    Sep 5, 2011 1:45 PM
    By far the worst QB that ever played in a Superbowl

    This guy Sucks !!

    Evidently you must have forgotten Trent Dilfer…

  7. BTW these statements good Rex bad Rex…now tell me which NFL QB is perfect QB I believe they all have moments when they have a bad side ala Peyton Manning what did he throw 5 interceptions in a playoff game…

  8. Dont get too excited, JLC was consistently wrong when he was with the Post has has been worse since leaving

  9. Looks like the Skins are going to be running a lot. Which means lots of handoffs. Grossman has 8 fumbles in his career. Beck has 5 in 5 games. Better keep Rex healthy….

  10. I love how everyones so interested in what’s goin on in dc. Whether good or bad its entertaining as hell.

  11. Youre right! Grossman is way better than Romo because he went to an NFC Championships. Trent Dilfer was better than Dan Marino! Eli with a better playoff record is better than his brother! I’d take Kerry Collins or Jake Delhomme over Romo any day! 5th highest rated passer of all time means nothing.

  12. If you take a serious look at it the Skins may be in the best of shape when it comes to the QB spot as things don’t change much whether Rex or Beck however…look at what looms for these teams who highly depend on their QB’s

    Philly if Vick goes do you really think VY a.k.a Psycho can get it done?

    Giants if Manning goes down do we even know who the back up is and do you trust them to get it done?

    Cowboys well even with Romo we’ve seen and do you really well we saw last year with the backup what’ll happen.

    Colts highly depend on Peyton they look god awful without him

    Patriots again without Brady aren’t the same team.

    basically the teams with the so called franchise/elite QB’s are in far more trouble if the starter gets hurt than the Redskins would be.

  13. I would say the skins have a better shot winning week one than the giants. They have looked pretty rough. HAIL

  14. hailskins75 says: “He has taken been to the same number of Super Bowls as Eli, Romo, and Vick combined.”

    You conveniently overlooked that Eli actually won his.

  15. BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Ha Ha!

    wicky888 and hailskins75 – you are the typical, dellusional Shins fans….

    If the Skins put together a 6-10 season, it can be considered a miracle…sorry!

  16. Doesn’t matter who the QB is…the opposing defense will set up to stop the run and dare the Skins to pass…

  17. hendawg21

    I understand, your trying to put any positive spin on this so it will make you happy. Rex is a game manager, but he doesn’t have the skill players around him to succeed.

    Eagles= VY is better than either Redskins QB.
    Dallas= much more talented players
    Giants= Eli hasn’t missed a game yet.
    Redskins= Last in the division…again

  18. You know I have a co-worker/friend who’s BF is a cowturd fan or claims to be wears all that ugly crap yet can’t tell you much about the roster, the team etc., but constantly text me about what’s going on in Redskin Nation…I don’t think he’s alone it’s a bunch of you sorry mofo haters out here who need to just STFU…

  19. @ baddegg… I agree. U can’t believe these so called REPORTS. Usually whatever la canfora says its the opposite. I wont believe anything until this coming sunday.

  20. As the 53rd poster, no one ever reads this far down, but I still have to quote Lovie Smith – ‘Rex is our Quarterback’…..scarier words have never been spoken!

  21. I’m far from delusional about the Skins chances, but the Giants are going to have to score like mad all year long to keep up with the points their banged-up defense will yield. I just hope Rex can figure out how to convert Hightower’s yards into points in the Red Zone.

  22. How long until Bad Rex shows up?
    ******************************************************
    First game…no question…he’s not an NFL caliber QB and he’ll take the “Skins” right down the pooper!

  23. Adam Sheffer confirmed via tweet so I believe him more than JLC.

    To Trigzter –

    VY didnt do squat while he’s with Ten
    Dal – 6-10 last year with talented roster.
    Giants – Eli the Elite QB. Nuf said
    Redskins – same record as Dal.

  24. trigzter says:
    Sep 5, 2011 2:51 PM
    hendawg21

    I understand, your trying to put any positive spin on this so it will make you happy. Rex is a game manager, but he doesn’t have the skill players around him to succeed.

    Eagles= VY is better than either Redskins QB.
    Dallas= much more talented players
    Giants= Eli hasn’t missed a game yet.
    Redskins= Last in the division…again

    You need to get off the drugs VY is not going to win you anything i.e. big time games

    and if Dallas is much more talented then why did they finish 6-10 oh snap same record as the skins…

  25. Romo is one of the best QB’s in the NFL and he is in the NFC East… that’s why he’s being mentioned in the same sentence as Brady. Think before you let the truth be blinded by Cowboy Hatred.

    Secondly, I think Grossman is going to have a good year. This is the best system he’s been in since college. I think the Redskins will contend this year for the east…

  26. What the heck is going on in Washington, anyway? It’d be one thing if they simply had Grossman as their starter all along, or Beck, or even a simple competition with a clear winner (see: Denver).

    But there have been so many different messages, so much contradiction, so much seeming confusion about what they’re doing. They skip the draft at QB with no clear starter, then spend weeks telling us how great Beck is, then Grossman gets the nod at the last minute (maybe)?

    What’s the purpose of all this? They could have easily picked up a great QB in the draft. Being coy about QBs, with these two QBs, is not going to be a competitive advantage.

    The only thing that seems to fit is either gross incompetence/bad judgment, or an actual attempt to go for the #1 draft pick next year. Both of those still seem crazy, though. I can’t figure it out.

  27. As lifelong Skins fan, i was expecting to Suck Ass this year, then i was sucked into the unknown hope that is John Beck. Now that Pickasarus Rex has been named starter, guess it is back to Reality of Sucking Ass AGAIN! BOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have seen him lose games over and over again, if you are content with losing at least give the New Guy a Shot.

  28. hendawg21

    Yet Grossman or Beck will win in big games? Talk about getting off the drugs.

    Cowboys-Felix Jones, Dez Bryant, Miles Austin. Who do the Redskins have to counter that? They have a poor man’s Jason Witten in Cooley and Orakpo just isn’t up to Ware level yet.

    No counter arguement to the Giants?

    If you can’t see the skins finishing last, then you’re letting your bias get in the way a little too much.

  29. For the past 10 years, the Eagles have been too 8, Giants 4, Dallas 3 and Redskins 2.

    So the only fans that can talk smack are the Eagles. Funny when I see Cowboys fans talk tough but don’t look up their own record. Same for Giants fans. So spare the insults on the Redskins because your teams aren’t that great either.

  30. davidgq

    Yeah Vince didn’t take an 0-6 team and go 8-2 with them. Nice try though buddy.

    Dallas will actually be in contention for the playoffs this year. The Skins will be competing for Andrew Luck.

    Eli is an interception machine, yet he is still better than Beck or Grossman

  31. Hey golonger:

    I’m not a skins fan, or delusional. I just think they will be better than the debacle they usually are. They have a soft schedule, and the Giants and Cowboys arent impressing me either. Think about it:

    Rams, Seahawks, 49ers, Cardinals, Bills, Dolphins, Panthers, Vikings. Stealing a game or 2 against NY or Dallas?

    8-8 could happen

  32. hailskins75 says: Sep 5, 2011 1:45 PM

    He has taken been to the same number of Super Bowls as Eli, Romo, and Vick combined.
    HTTR!
    =====================================

    If you’d take (((Gross Wrecks-man))) over anyone of the 3 you just mentioned, then you have to seriously lay off the pipe !

    Or start watching Soccer, The other “futbol” game

  33. Jason LaConerd is reptorting this ….. Umm redksins have been feeding him misinformation since he was beat reporter. I’ll believe it when I see it.

  34. As a Skins fan I am bummed to read about this. Beck is the bigger un-known and has the bigger upside. Would of been nice to see how a truely mobile QB in Shanahan’s run oriented offense faired. Hopefully someone like Tuck will plant Grossman in the FedEx turf so we can find out in week 1.

    @itsmammoth

    Romo is 4-4 in his career against the Skins. Shredding indeed.

  35. trigzter-
    Sorry. I was busy reading about Cowboys go all the way to the SB last year. And the year before that. and before that.

    Cowboys-Felix Jones, Dez Bryant, Miles Austin. Who do the Redskins have to counter that?

    Our D. Romo will be running for his life instead of looking for his WRs 🙂

    Yep….the AMERICAN team. Made 3 playoffs in 10 years and CHOKED on all 3. Yep – the team that supposed to be at SB in Dallas last year that ended up with 6-10. Yep. Keep on dreaming with your Romo. He’s your weakest link.

  36. “5th highest rated passer of all time means nothing.”

    =====

    This is funny for a few reasons:
    1) He’s 4th all time, not 5th.
    2) You are using a metric that has Daunte Culpepper ahead of Dan Marino and Elvis Grbac ahead of Johnny Unitas.

  37. itsmammoth says:
    Sep 5, 2011 1:54 PM
    athletesfoot101 says:
    Sep 5, 2011 1:41 PM
    And by the way, what has Tony Romo done?

    —–

    Shredded the Redskins year after year.

    ==============

    How is a 4-4 record shredding them?

  38. davidgq says: Sep 5, 2011 3:17 PM

    For the past 10 years, the Eagles have been too 8, Giants 4, Dallas 3 and Redskins 2.

    So the only fans that can talk smack are the Eagles.

    What? Are you forgetting that the Giants won the Super Bowl a few years ago? The Eagles have a whole lot of nothing to show for the last 10 years – they’ve won more in the playoffs than the Cowboys have, but have done squat with it.

    All three of those teams have made it to the playoffs, though, unlike the staggeringly incompetently managed Redskins. Really, they make Jerry Jones and Andy Reid look like geniuses.

  39. davidgq

    I’m an Eagles fan. Your 2/2 with the witty comments so far. Sorry I step out of my realm of bias when analyzing a team. It’s obvious you don’t.

  40. I said it when they hired him… I’m still saying it:

    The Mastermind isn’t. This is the BEST you can do over a three year period? Rex Grossman… Really?

    Anyone remember Einsteins definition of INSANITY? Park Shanny’s name right next to it.

  41. itsmammoth says:
    Sep 5, 2011 2:05 PM
    put Tony Romo on the Jets, and let’s see how good Tom Brady looks.

    Hahahahahahaha, Dude, that makes absolutely NO sense!

  42. Rypien was 1991, not 1987, as some historian said back there…having cleared that up, I’ll just remind you Grossman has more playoff wins than Tony Romo, and Dallas has not swept us much lately, matter of fact we’ve embarrassed them several times in recent years, as they were obviously the better team and we stole games from them….just sayin’

  43. @gpete1962

    Rexy wasn’t the worst QB to play in a SuperBowl! That dubious honor goes to Trent Dilfer.

  44. Something being overlooked by all you giants fans is that the great Eli manning threw 25 interceptions last year which is more than Grossman ever has. Secondly once Orakpo, kerrigan and Cofield take Eli out you all with be stuck with David Carr. Good luck!

  45. trigzter –

    Ok, you can talk smack now 🙂

    But, when Vick is out, your season is over. VY ain’t gonna save you guys. Sorry. My best friend is a Titans fan and he can tell you that also. But your team is the only one with the Jets and NE that I fear this season on Redskins schedule. I will be happy if we can split with the Eagles. Redskins looked great on paper back in 99 and 2000 and you know how that turned out.

  46. kevpft

    What? Are you forgetting that the Giants won the Super Bowl a few years ago? The Eagles have a whole lot of nothing to show for the last 10 years – they’ve won more in the playoffs than the Cowboys have, but have done squat with it.

    Giants won the SB with THE CATCH. If Tyree didnt make that catch, they lose. Btw, I was at the game and rooted for the Giants.

    “All three of those teams have made it to the playoffs, though, unlike the staggeringly incompetently managed Redskins. Really, they make Jerry Jones and Andy Reid look like geniuses.”

    Like posted above, Giants made 4 games. Redskins 2. Cowboys 3. Big whoopee. Unless you are in more than 50%, don’t pat yourself too much. You are as bad as our team. At least Snyder learned and fired Vinny and stepped aside. Jerry is still in his world. Next 2 yrs will be hell for Cowboys on salary cap.

  47. Everyone snickers when Rex’s name is mentioned and I’m really not sure why. The man is 22-15 as a starter in the NFL and took his team to the Superbowl. Keep laughing. Keep predicting 2-14 for the Skins. But be prepared to eat it later in the season.

  48. I don’t understand why everyone thinks that the foreskins will be so much better this year. Oh well. Grossman, good luck on Sunday because your gonna get rocked!

  49. davidgq

    It’s all good man. One thing im not doing is parading around talking about how great the eagles will be. Just because we signed big names doesn’t garuntee anything. I just think VY is about as solid of a backup as you can have in this league. He’s not exactly traditional, like Vick, but what I like about that is the offense doesn’t have to dramatically change if he comes in.

  50. I love when people try to minimize the Giants’ Super Bowl victory in 2008 in order to avoid to give credit. Cute. If that’s the case, the Steelers only won in 2005 because of “THE OFFICIATING” and in 2008 because of “THE INTERCEPTION”.

    We won, the Skins, Eagles nor Cowboys haven’t in 16 years and counting.

    And that idiot who says the Giants’ D is banged up, are you BLIND? We are down ONE STARTER. JPP was going to get most of the reps even if Osi were healthy. You obviously have not watched the first team this preseason.

    Again, JPP may kill Grossman Sunday.

  51. camlwalk says: Sep 5, 2011 7:25 PM

    Everyone snickers when Rex’s name is mentioned and I’m really not sure why. The man is 22-15 as a starter in the NFL and took his team to the Superbowl. Keep laughing. Keep predicting 2-14 for the Skins. But be prepared to eat it later in the season.
    ======

    Riding a defense’s coattails for 3/4 of those “wins” is why. We know what we otherwise see from The Doughboy.

  52. I just loved this comment, props, So much, I had to copy and paste it…. Thanks procre8te

    procre8te says: Sep 5, 2011 8:20 PM

    golonger says:
    Sep 5, 2011 5:30 PM
    skins…..4-12

    I totally agree. Its easy to see a team that went 6-10 and lost 6 games by 3 points or less regress. Especially In light of the fact they have

    A. Significantly upgraded their roster in almost every position. D and O Line, WR, DB, LB, RB, and some would argue QB with putrid McNugget play last year.

    B. Have very favorable schedule.

    C. 2nd year in system

    D. Flushed Turds, i.e. Albert and Donny

    So yes, I think they could easily finish 0-16, although they will probably luck out and pull off a victory in the stretch where the play the Panthers, Bills, 49′ers, Dolphins, and Seahawks.

    I wasn’t going to mention that I was being facetious, but someone of your limited intelligence probably needs some help. Oh… facetious is another word for sarcasm. You dont need help with sarcasm do you??

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