Earlier Wednesday, Redskins players said all the right things about their new starting quarterback, John Beck . And why would they say anything different?
But on Monday, before Coach Mike Shanahan revealed his starting quarterback for Sunday’s game at Carolina, veteran receiver Santana Moss said he felt Rex Grossman deserved another shot.
“Too early... we know that you can’t just give up on somebody because they had a bad outing,” Moss said.
Well, Shanahan did give up on Grossman, at least for now. So what does the new starting quarterback think about his star receiver’s comments?
“Everybody is going to have their opinion,” Beck said Wednesday. “I do like the loyalty. If I was a starting quarterback, I would want my teammates to feel that very same way about me. That’s what makes those guys good players -- because of that loyalty. And if you want to be a championship football team, you have to have players that are loyal to the people on the field.
“So by no means will I ever get offended by anything like that. You just want to go out as a quarterback that steps into an opportunity. You just want to earn their respect by playing well. That’s my No. 1 goal. I’m not going to worry about anything else; I just want to go out there and play well and give our team a chance to win.”