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Rex Grossman: No, 'I'm the starter'

Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:14 am
Edited on: May 19, 2011 10:20 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Just how awesome are the Washington Redskins? Well, we're in the middle of a lockout that's preventing any football from taking place, they only have three quarterbacks on their roster, only one of whom -- Donovan McNabb -- has any success as a starter, and there's still a war about whether or not John Beck or Rex Grossman is going to start.

Alright, "a war" is a bit of a stretch. But after Beck declared himself the starter amid a motivational speech on Sirius XM the other day and, Grossman also weighed in.

"If you’re asking me, I definitely feel like I’m the starter, but I’m not even signed yet so I’m assuming a lot of things here," Grossman said on the radio, via Cindy Boren's "Early Lead" at the Washington Post. "I feel like I’m coming into the prime of my experience and I know exactly what I can do well, what my weaknesses are and what my strengths are and how it relates to this offense. I’ve been in a lot of situations, crucial games. I’ve played in a Super Bowl. I feel like I’m so much better than I was then that I’d love the opportunity to have a full season with this offense and have a whole season to really feel like this is my team.

"That’s my goal and that’s what I want to happen. I’m assuming a lot of things here, that I’m signed and they’re going to do all those things. At the same time, I don’t see why it doesn’t make great sense."

'Skins Spicy Offseason
Andy and I talked about this on our most recent podcast, but it warrants repeating here: an NFL team going into the season with just Beck and Grossman as starting quarterback options is not only the most insane thing ever, it's also the most Shanahan thing of all-time.

Had Washington not already given Donovan McNabb the kind of extension that makes keeping him in 2011 unbearable, at least the 'Skins could come back with a gimpy, three-headed monster of sorts to compete for the quarterback spot. At this point, though, it seems pretty obvious he's gone, even without having to read between the lines.

It's still possible that the 'Skins could trade for a quarterback and/or pick up someone off of the veteran free agent pile once (when?) the offseason starts.

But whoever that person is, they better understand they're waltzing into a hornet's nest of public controversy that's already buzzing. So, yeah, nothing's really changed in Washington.

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Comments

Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2011 12:35 pm
 

Rex Grossman: No, 'I'm the starter'

"I don't see why it doesn't make great sense." 


Well, Rex, probably because almost every time you've started you've been an unmitigated disaster. 



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Rex Grossman: No, 'I'm the starter'

Donovan McNabb has to be so excited to be getting out of Washington.

 




Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2011 12:11 pm
 

Rex Grossman: No, 'I'm the starter'

They want Andrew Luck and they don't care what they have to do to get him.  I say start Fat Al at QB.  That'll show 'em!



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 11:51 am
 

Rex Grossman: No, 'I'm the starter'

No one is the starter because there a lockout and therefore the Redskins can not make a trade to get a real QB (again).   Can some of these Football writer be assigned to other sports like Beach Volleyball please?     No wait the AVP tour went Bankrupt last year and are not playing this year, Well then Womens Pro Softball?   Darn OK there is still Pro Lacrosse, please write about that.



Since: Apr 29, 2011
Posted on: May 19, 2011 11:33 am
 

Rex Grossman: No, 'I'm the starter'

I thought Jamarcus Russell was the starter!  Shanahan told him all he has to do is get his life coach to quit on him and he could have the starting job!



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 11:28 am
 

Rex Grossman: No, 'I'm the starter'

No I'm the starter for the Redskins. I dont know what those guys are talking about



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:59 am
 

Rex Grossman: No, 'I'm the starter'

Y'all stop ragging on the Skin's "Lucky" charms. 



Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:56 am
 

Sword Fight!!!

Leggo!!!



My money's on the Mormon...



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:53 am
 

Rex Grossman: No, 'I'm the starter'

Y'all stop ragging on the Skin's "Lucky" charms. 



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:52 am
 

Rex Grossman: No, 'I'm the starter'

wow rex grossman. superbowl for the skins with him at the helm...yea no lol


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