A week after Rex Grossman impressed as the starter for the Washington Redskins, offseason talk-of-the-town John Beck took the field against the Indianapolis Colts and led Washington on four first half scoring drives. Beck was 14 of 17 in the game, for 140 yards. He looked completely in control of Kyle Shanahan's offense, and showed good pocket presence. When flushed, he even threw well on the run and, most importantly, knew when to throw the ball away.
Kelli Johnson of CSN Washington's "Redskins Postgame Live" caught up with Beck after the game, asking him how it felt to be back on the field after missing the Redskins preseason opener against the Steelers:
Well I think the biggest thing was to just to get to play again. Because I was unable to play in the first game, there was some frustrations that went along with that, and because I missed a week of practice, so it was good to get back into practice, back into the swing of things and get into that game environment again. And I felt comfortable out there.
Johnson than asked Beck to assess his performance:
Well I think one thing that was great about tonight was our big plays on offense came on runs. This offense is sometimes designed for the big plays to come in play action big passes. But tonight the offensive line did a great job, our backs hits the holes well, we were able to get big plays off runs. So our passing game was just make quick decisions, get the ball in our guys' hands and let them run.
The third game of the preseason is often named the "Dress Rehearsal", and after the solid play of both his quarterbacks in preseason games one and two it will be interesting to see how head coach Mike Shanahan splits up the snaps between the two signal callers against the Baltimore Ravens.