Immediately after Sunday’s 23-0 loss to Buffalo, Redskins quarterback John Beck said he wanted to review the tape before assessing why he was sacked nine times by the Bills. His conclusion: Some of the sacks were his fault.
“The first thing that comes to my mind is there’s things that I could’ve done better to help avoid a handful of those, just getting rid of the ball,” Beck said during his Wednesday session with the media. “Those are things that I can help. That way we don’t have that happen again.”
“That’s kind of a fine line,” Beck said. “That’s what makes playing quarterback difficult is, where is the line of, ‘Do I hang in here trying to make a throw? Or do I get [the ball] out?’ There were a few in there, though, where I could’ve easily just said, ‘You know what? We don’t have a play right here. Just get the ball out of my hands. Live to play the next down.’”
The Redskins have allowed 22 sacks this year, tied for sixth-most in the NFL. The nine allowed Sunday tied a franchise record. Beck said aside from the pressure, he left a few plays on the table.
“There were some plays out there where I felt like I could’ve made a play, maybe didn’t see it the way I wanted to see it, or should’ve seen it, I should say,” Beck said. “That’s where, as a quarterback, you say, ‘OK, you know what? I didn’t have my best game. I’m going to come back this next week, improve, and do a better job.’”