I hope Beck finally gets his chance to tear up the NFL like he could have and
should have done with the Miami Dolphins. With weapons like Cooley and Moss,
Beck will have plenty of good receiving options. He has plenty of poise,
accuracy, zip on the ball, etc. I can see him leading the Skins to the promised
land, especially with Shanny as his coach.
I hope John Beck can do well. But there is this: The Aging Veteran
Factor.Kolb, drafted the same year as Beck, is projected as 2010
starter for the Eagles after he essentially nudged McNabb out of the position.
McNabb is sent to the Skins. Kolb is later replaced by the aging Michael Vick
who has an amazing MVP-like performance.Beck, drafted the same year
as Kolb, is projected as 2011 starter for the Redskins after he essentially
nudged McNabb out ot the position. McNabb is still on the Skins. Is McNabb the
aging veteran ready to step up if Beck doe not deliver?Bottom line:
In the fickle world of sports, if Beck does not show great signs early, it won't
be long before the media/fans/management pressure Shannahan into putting the
more proven, older McNabb in.I just hope Beck gets his
chance---without the Yo-Yo-ing that has plagued Alex Smith's career (how many
different O-coordinator systems must he learn, anyway?).
It's a loser team and management. Won't matter who fails at qb.That said,
I hear Harline is STILL open.
As a Redskin fan, I love this! It pretty much ensures the Skins will be in the
running to have the worst record and the opportunity to draft Andrew Luck. I'd
love to see Beck play well, but I just cant see it happening. Not because he
lacks the skills, but because of the team he is surrounded by.
@tt2sweetWrong BYU QB! Try again when you know what you are talking about.
Remember John Beck HATES ME!!!
the redskins just became this region's favorite team
I'll root for you, John. Best of luck!
"After Elway led the Broncos to consecutive Super Bowl titles, Shanahan
figured he could plug in any quarterback into his system. Shanahan thought it
was all about him and he was wrong."===Don't get me
wrong, Beck might be the man, but too many coaches make this mistake.Coaches can put teams in position to win games.Personel win games.
@ Utes, Jazz, and RSL Forever,Quick! Name what Smith has done in 6
years in San Fran... tick tock, tick tock... buzzzzzzzzz. Nothing! Oh my bad,
collected a pay check for nothing.
I would love to see Beck get a real shot. But the more likely scenario is the
Redskins sign a solid veteran who starts and insert Beck as a solid #2. Which,
if he held onto that role for the next 5 years would still let him walk away
from the game a very rich man.Hopefully Hall impresses enough in AZ
to stay on as the #3 QB there. He was a disaster as a starter but he can be
great value as an undrafted emergency QB.
No Mike, don't do it. Quick, name someone else as a starter quick before Beck
ruins your career. A former Kitty quarterback who hasn't played much in 3 years
is NOT the answer to the Redskins problems.
Steve Young turned 30 -- his first year as the starter at San Francisco.
NFL QBs have to be in the right place at the right time in order to get a proper
chance.Otherwise Montana was just a scrawny short guy. Beck is no Montana of
course. However just because he hasn't had a chance doen't mean he can't be very
Beck > Smith
"Shanahan digging his own grave'Just as Nolan and Singletary
Wow. Good for Beck for keeping at it and earning the respect of the Shanahan's.
Win or lose, you can't disrespect a guy for going after his dreams full bore.
I would love to see both Alex Smith and John Beck find their place
next season and turn some heads. Unfortunately, the reality for that happening
does not look quite as good. I really hope both those guys can prove the critics
In the fall my blood definitely bleeds blue for my Cougars and my Boys in Big D!
Granted, Beck did have a great senior year at BYU. I'll never, EVER, forget
being in the north stands at Rice-Eccles when he completed the touchdown to
Harline as time expired. It was, without question, one of the happiest 'sports
moments' so far. In fact, it was so good that it ALMOST made up for the complete
and total frustration I had with Beck his first three years as quarterback. His
ability to consistently throw a ball (albeit on a line) three yards over his
receivers heads was a rare 'gift'. I was surprised that Miami took him in the
second round, but I thought he could do okay in the right system. Unfortunately
the game just seems to move too fast for him...which it does for many. I hope he
hits his stride in Washington, but hope even more that my Boys hit him in
stride...HARD...and FINALLY start making some noise in the playoffs again. The
three championships in the 90s are almost as far away as the 84 NC for BYU! :(
"He's too timid in decision making and he doesn't handle pressure
well..."Sounds like his first couple of years at BYU. But I
think he got that figured out in time. Give him a chance and he might just
surprise some people.Or he could fall flat on his face. But you
will never know until they actually run him out there.And his
showing in Miami doesn't mean a whole lot for what type of QB he is, by the way.
Hard to do anything when you are constantly on your back because the line
couldn't even stop a pass rush by Richard Simmons.
@Starfarer - And you have witnessed this greatness? The fact that Shanahan
likes him (given his recent record) is enough to make someone run for the
hills.As a Redskins hater, this is great news for me...
Shanahan is offically on the hot seat. Look for a coaching change my mid
Chris B he will do as well as Alex Smith.
It could be worse, Shanahan could trade for Alex Smith.
Gotta love Ute trolls who...are not in the meetings,not at
practice,not seen him work,not seen anything but a game or two,are the experts on whether or not this kid can succeed.Good
grief, if you know so much go get a coaching job, and quit armchair
quaterbacking.I'll take a head coach with a lot of experience over
the whole lot of you.
Being a Redskins fan, and after having to live through the trash that has been
called our past few seasons, I really, really want Shanahan to work out. But,
and I like Beck - thought he was a great QB at BYU - he's not cut out for the
NFL. He's too timid in decision making and he doesn't handle pressure well,
which is why he is a great scout team QB - no pressure. Hopefully
this will work out. At least Beck has been given some time under one system (if
one year is enough time in the NFL) and has a better chance of success with the
Redskins which he didn't have in Miami, which isn't saying much about either
I for one hope Beck gets a chance and I can't wait to see what happens. If
Shanahan asks me my opinion, I am going to tell him to go for it.
Ultimate fail! This article should go on the Fail Blog. Let go by Miami. $th
string in Baltimore, and then traded for nothing. Has not started a game since
2007, and is already 30, with very limited experience. How does any of this make
Shanahan think Beck should be the starter. Like ChrisB said, he is digging
hisown grave, and this will most likely fail, and he will get fired.
Hmm...he is concerned about how John Beck will handle being the starting QB in a
fish bowl in DC where the Redsking QB job is high profile?Yea, I
can't imagine how John will handle that...except for the fact that he handled it
here for four years will complete class. Yea, except that.
Shanahan digging his own grave