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Redskins Vs. Dolphins: Mike Shanahan's Injury-Related Explanation For Starting Rex Grossman

As everyone knows, the Washington Redskins made a late switch and re-inserted Rex Grossman as the starting quarterback before their 20-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins. It would have been pretty easy for Mike Shanahan to justify the decision by saying that he wasn't impressed with John Beck's play recently.

Instead, in what I can only assume was an elaborate measure to maintain his confidence in both men, Shanahan offered a weird injury explanation before saying he'll make his decisions week-to-week on which quarterback starts.

"It was my intention to stick with John," Shanahan said, via CSN Washington. "Then, I took a look at the situation relative to some guys we had going down who might not be able to play, and I thought Rex gave us the best chance to win."

The problem with that statement? It certainly didn't apply the week after Tim Hightower and Santana Moss went down. It absolutely didn't apply the week Trent Williams and Chris Cooley went down, because that was when Shanahan benched Grossman for Beck in the first place. You're telling me it now applies the week Niles Paul and Jammal Brown go down? Not sure I'm buying that.

It's times like these when we all need to remember this.

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