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Mike Shanahan Says He Still Believes In Rex Grossman And John Beck

The majority of Mike Shanahan's Monday press conference following Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles had to do with his decision to bench Rex Grossman and insert John Beck into the game in the fourth quarter. Grossman threw four interceptions and Beck led the Redskins on a scoring drive, fueling speculation that Beck would replace Grossman as the first-string quarterback for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.

Shanahan would not commit to that on Monday, saying he would ultimately begin his decision-making process on Wednesday. However, he did say he still believed in both quarterbacks. Via Redskins PR:

"It’s football. That’s what happens not only at the quarterback position but at any position. I have two guys that I believe in. I believe in Rex [Grossman] and I believe in John Beck. I told you that from day one. Both guys I am hoping are going to be here for a long time."

Shanahan also said he thought about taking Grossman out after his third interception in the third quarter. He added that he needs to look at the film to see whether Grossman's four interceptions were his fault or someone else's.

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