Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on November 12, 2011, 12:39 PM EST
John Beck may be on a short leash for his return to Miami this Sunday.
Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Rex Grossman split first-team snapswith Beck during practice this week. That’s a strong sign that Beck could be removed from Sunday’s game if things don’t turn around.
Beck is 0-3 at the helm as a starter. After a decent first start against the Panthers, the team was shut out against Buffalo and didn’t score a touchdown until the final minutes against the 49ers. Mike Shanahan is trying to avoid the first five-game losing streak of his career.
While Grossman made plenty of errors as a starter, at least he hit a few big plays. Losing to the one-win Dolphins would essentially end Washington’s dimming chances of getting back in the playoff race.
Shanahan said throughout the week that he still believed in both quarterbacks, but they needed to improve the supporting cast around the players. That’s not going to happen anytime soon, so the team may just change quarterbacks. Again.