Friday, August 5, 2011
Let's Get It On!
It's "Rexy vs. Beck-sy To See Who Starts at FedEx-ie."
Not exactly Billy vs. Sonny in the annals of Redskins quarterback camp duels. But it'll do to pass the time this August en route to a probable 5-11 season.
It's gonna have to do.
It's all we've got, as 'Skins fans.
While I like the succession of low-key moves by the organization in free agency, and the salvaging of draft picks for McNabb and Haynesworth, this team still has no direction under Shanahan until we know if Beck can play.
Grossman, is a dead end.
Which means to me, at least, we've got to pull hard for John Beck to be as good as Shanny says he can be. Because here's the unusual thing about Grossman. If he wins the job in August, then the Redskins will push away from shore with a starting QB who is 31 years old, and making the league minimum ($800k) on a one year contract.
To say that would be unusual, is an understatement.
You can say it was smart of Bruce Allen not to pour much money into Grossman. And yes, it was. But when a team says with it's wallet: "We don't think you are very good" then it's not a good sign that you are forced to start him Week 1 anyway.
If Grossman wins this thing, then this team would be taking a drive down an almost certain dead-end cul-de-sac at the most important position on the team.
As such, I see no upside in Grossman emerging as the victor, even though if I had to put my money on it, I'd go with him anyway.
So sorry, Rexy. I'm for Becks-y.
It might be like trying to figure out who loves cocaine more, Paris Hilton or Linsday Lohan, but it's the only thing we've got this summer.
Let's get it on!