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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: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:48 am
 

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

Who cares? The only thing they will be competing for is the turnover title.



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:40 am
 

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

i officially hate this team.



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:39 am
 

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

no No NO 




I'm the starter. 



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:39 am
 

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

Two dudes fighting over who will be the starter of a 6 win team.

The NFL offseason is dry as hell
LOL beat me to it.



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:37 am
 

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

Everyone is in a hurry to be a 5 game winner.



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:37 am
 

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

Two dudes fighting over who will be the starter of a 6 win team.

The NFL offseason is dry as hell


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