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My observations, analysis and conclusions about the Washington Redskins' offense after re-watching their 16-3 preseason victory over the Indianapolis Colts using the TV broadcast:
It has been 3 1/2 months since Mike Shanahan emerged from the Washington Redskins' draft war room and said of John Beck: "I think the world of him." That sentence was enough to shift the NFL hype machine into overdrive, and when that happens during a lockout, a few weeks seem like an eternity.
Tim Hightower had never played a game behind the Washington Redskins' offensive line before last Friday's preseason opener against Pittsburgh, so he wasn't sure what to expect from a unit that — let's be honest here — doesn't have a glowing reputation coming off a 6-10 season.
Ready or not, here the Washington Redskins come.
A couple of NFL truisms are there's nothing more interesting than a quarterback controversy, and the most popular guy on the team is the backup quarterback.
John Beck's hands were red. Bright red. The sort of red that grabs your gaze and won't let go.
Rex Grossman stood on the Redskins Park sideline in gym clothes Tuesday afternoon and sized up his competition. While John Beck took snaps with the first-team offense during the Washington Redskins' practice, Grossman savored the arrival of an opportunity for which he has waited more than three years.
The Washington Redskins' quarterback carousel has twirled away from Donovan McNabb toward John Beck and maybe Rex Grossman. Coach Mike Shanahan is at the controls, and he feels good about a situation that many fans and media have questioned. Really good.
Donovan McNabb's arrival in Minnesota has been a rumored scenario for at least five years, ever since Brad Childress left the Philadelphia Eagles to take over the Vikings in 2006.