You know my philosophy; with greater risk, comes greater reward, and so goes the story of John Beck.
I had my doubts(and obviously still do), about the Redskins QB situation coming into the preseason. I knew what to expect out of Grossman, but Beck was an unknown. The intrigue that surrounded the former 2nd round pick was the talk of the preseason, and if nothing more, it brought a level of excitement to Redskins Park, that we have not seen since Jason Campbell's rookie year.
I was quick to bash the "Beck as a starter" rumors that flew around this offseason, but who wouldn't do the same. All I can remember from this guy was the horrible rookie year he had when the Dolphins went 1-15 back in 2007. Well, I saw something in preseason I didn't remember seeing from Beck as a rookie: A strong arm, accuracy and mobility. I also saw that this guy wasn't afraid to take some risks. Now, we all know that if you don't take risks, you don't usually see high reward. This can be both good and bad. Look at Campbell if you want any further explaination of this. Also look at Brett Favre if you want the opposite end of the spectrum.
I want a guy on my team that has the tools to succeed; both physically and mentally. Grossman is lacking in both catagories. Beck is, well, still kind of an unknown, but we do know this: He has the arm to stretch the ball 70 yards downfield. He has the legs to extend plays, and he isn't afraid to tuck and run if he needs to. He also has the accuracy and intelligence to produce, and the leadership, and respect that you would expect from your starting QB.
Could he have meltdowns where he throws a bone-headed interception into double coverage; sure, but he also has the ability to hit a streaking Armstrong on a 60 yard bomb down the right hash. This is something you can't expect to see Grossman do. Oh, and remember all those play-action bootlegs that Mike and Kyle like to run? Don't expect to see many with Grossman under center.
I would rather not have to taylor my offense around the limitations of a QB, and that is just what is going to happen with Rex. With Beck under center, you may not always know what your going to get, but it will at least it will not take away from some of the strengths of the Shanny's play calling abilities.
So, as a fan, I'm hoping to heck, that we see some Beck!
Peace and love to all on this 10th anniv. of 9/11! God Bless, and HTTR!