Junks’ Outside-The-Box Approach To QB Dilemma
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Redskins beat reporter Grant Paulsen joined “The Sports Junkies” in studio following the loss to the Dolphins in Miami to help figure out why this team has been so unsuccessful during the five game losing skid.
During the segment, the Junkies had a creative approach to cure the Skins’ offensive woes: A two quarterback system. Rex Grossman would march the team down the field and once they reached the end zone, John Beck would take over.
“Grossman can get you from 20 to 20. He’s done a pretty good job of that. When he’s in the red zone he starts to fall a part with catastrophic picks, right. Bad decisions. Why don’t we trot Beck in there? We know both aren’t any good,” EB said.
Bickel’s rationalization is that Grossman makes horrible decisions in the red zone and Beck may not march the offense down the field like Rex, but will manage the game better once the team is in scoring position.
Although the rest of the guys thought he was speaking tongue-in-cheek, but Bickel referenced the Cowboys of 1977 when they rotated Roger Staubach and Craig Morten.
Listen to Grant Paulsen in studio with “The Sports Junkies” in its entirty: