Skins tight end Chris Cooley joined “The Sports Junkies” on 106.7 The Fan this morning before the team’s home-opener against the New York Giants.

Throughout the preseason, the quarterback battle between Rex Grossman and John Beck was intense, but Cooley thought before the preseason games began that Grossman would win the starting job.

“I honestly had no say and think John’s a great guy and he’s going to be a great starting quarterback for us, but I thought it was going to be Rex.”

Cooley’s reasoning was Grossman performed well for the Redskins last season when he took over for Donovan McNabb and impressed teammates and coaches.  He also adds that starting in a Super Bowl really helps his cause.

When Cooley was asked about his injured knee he said, “Our injury statuses are now referred to Coach Shanahan.”

However, he did tell Lurch that IF he was on his fantasy team, it’d be okay to start him, insinuating Cooley is healthy enough to start and play Sunday.

Also, last week Cooley’s art gallery in Leesburg was robbed.  The Skins tight end said the man was intoxicated, smashed the glass to break in and left blood and fingerprints all over the store while trying to take the cash register computer.  Cooley added that the man was caught on surveillance at the Leesburg courthouse and only lost $300 in money.

Cooley tells the Junkies he thought Rex would be the Skins Week 1 starter:

Cooley says all injury questions are referred to Mike Shanahan, but if he should start or sit in fantasy, he says it’d be best to start him.

Cooley explains what happened at his art gallery:

Listen to the full Chris Cooley interview below:


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