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John knows he has to go out there and concentrate on his job - make plays. I thought he did an excellent job doing that,” Shanahan said. “He made some plays with his feet, throws on the run. I thought he handled himself well in drop-back situations. Our goal right now is to get a supporting cast around him that can play at a very high level. The better they play, the better he’ll play.”

Beck watched the film and saw mixed results.

“There were a lot of good things that we did, but there’s a lot of things we can also improve on,” he said. “I think there’s times in the game where maybe [I should have] checked the ball down here or there or just come up with a play here or there.”

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In injury news: Quarterback Rex Grossman (pneumonia) will remain hospitalized at least until Wednesday, Shanahan said. Tight end Chris Cooley (finger/knee) met with orthopedist Dr. James Andrews after Sunday’s game. He’ll discuss his status for the rest of the season with Shanahan before Wednesday. Shanahan said he does not believe linebacker London Fletcher’s hamstring strain “is that serious.” Free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe never tested his ailing hamstring before Sunday’s game. That casts doubt on his availability for this week’s game against Buffalo. Left tackle Trent Williams still is rehabilitating his high right ankle sprain, and he is not expected to play against Buffalo.

• Asked whether a member of the Redskins organization will attend the workout free agent receiver Terrell Owens is hosting on Tuesday, Shanahan said: “Not that I’m aware of.”

• Free safety Kareem Moore (knee) will begin practicing Wednesday, starting a two-week window in which the Redskins must activate him from the physically-unable-to-perform list or place him on the season-ending injured reserve list.