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Beck, Shanahan assess alternatives in Sunday sack-fest
He reviewed all 10 sacks — the NFL added another to the total Wednesday, the first-quarter play on which Beck kneed the ball out of his hand — and tried to learn from his mistakes.
“There were a few where maybe I could have just said, ‘It will be on the next drive that we get something going,’ ” Beck said. “Let’s just get the ball out of my hands, not take a sack, put us in better field position.”
“I told John, ‘You’re going to have some highs and lows in this profession, especially at the quarterback position, especially when you have about six or seven new guys that you’re playing with, like last week,’ ” Shanahan said. “As a quarterback, you’ve got to find a way to get it done.”
Lichtensteiger: Hit was clean
Left guard Kory Lichtensteiger doesn’t believe the hit in Week 6 that sidelined him for the season was a dirty play. He was the one who engaged Philadelphia defensive end Darryl Tapp in a block, he said.
“I saw him kind of wheeling back to block me on the interception,” Lichtensteiger said Wednesday in his first interview since the injury. “And I knew he was going to try to hit me, so I’m like, ‘All right, I’m going to go hit him first.’ And as soon as I hit him, I planted awkwardly on it. He threw me right into it and torqued it inside.”
Lichtensteiger tore the ACL, MCL and medial and lateral meniscus in his right knee. “It all snapped inside,” he said. “My leg was kind of bent at a 90 degree angle to the inside.”
He is nine days removed from surgery. Doctors expect him to be healthy by June or July. His contract expires after this season, however, so he’ll have to convince the Redskins to give him a chance to reclaim his spot.
“I felt like this was kind of my year to do big things, a contract year and everything,” he said. “It’s not great timing — not that there’s a good time for anything like this to happen.”
Left tackle Trent Williams (right ankle) was limited in Wednesday’s practice. Shanahan said Williams is 70 percent healthy. “You’re can’t play unless you’re 100 percent,” Shanahan said. “So we’ll see how the practice goes during the week.”
• Newly-signed running back Tashard Choice (hamstring) is not healthy enough to play Sunday.
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