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What's Grossman's future?

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At the start of Grossman's postgame news conference, he made it all sound so simple.

"We didn't execute. I didn't execute," he said.

And then he continued: "I'm sure most of the questions are going to be about the interceptions, so I might as well just go through them with you."

Which Grossman then proceeded to do, discussing each of those four particular miscues, one by one, in varying degrees of detail.

For the next two full minutes, he talked about needing "to make a quick decision" (No. 1), and how he "didn't throw it far enough" (No. 2), and wondering whether tight end Fred Davis did what he should have on the play (No. 3), and saying he thought receiver Jabar Gaffney would come back for the ball (No. 4).

All the while, Grossman fidgeted up at the podium. He bit his lower lip. He shoved his hands in the pockets of his jeans. He fiddled with the sleeves of his beige shirt.

Asked whether he's worried he won't be Washington's starting QB again, Grossman said: "I'm worried about getting better."

Beck, meanwhile, got his first regular-season action since 2007, when he was with the Miami Dolphins. He was 8 for 15 for 117 yards with zero turnovers, and showed the sort of mobility Grossman isn't exactly known for, including a 12-yard scramble for a first down and a 2-yard TD run on a quarterback draw.

That score pulled Washington within seven points with a little under three minutes left. But the Eagles ran out the clock, thanks in large part to LeSean McCoy, who carried a career-high 28 times for 126 yards.

Beck also showed rust, which wasn't all that surprising, given his lack of familiarity with his receivers and with real-game situations. The Redskins' starter gets every rep with the first-team offense, so Beck hadn't worked with those players in any meaningful way since the preseason.

"My next time on the field," said Beck, who wore a light blue shirt with his first name stitched over his heart, "I want to be fully ready."

Now will come endless chatter in Washington about when that will be. Is it Beck's job now? Will Grossman get another chance?

"Who knows," Beck said, "what'll happen next."

 

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