The Redskins are still a middle-of-the-pack NFL team.That was the truth learned during their 20-13 loss to the Eagles at FedEx Field on Sunday. The Redskins did show some life as they rallied from a 20-0, second-quarter deficit to pull within a touchdown. But the game really wasnt that close, as the Redskins never got the ball back with a chance to tie the score.Rex Grossmans tenure as the Redskins starting quarterback is now on very shaky ground, as he was benched after throwing four interceptions and not leading the team to any touchdowns. John Beck came in and provided a spark, completing 8 of 15 passes for 117 yards and running 2 yards for the Redskins only touchdown.Mike Shanahan was noncommittal about who the starting quarterback will be next week. The fact that he didnt say Grossman is the starter indicates he will at least consider making a switch.Unfortunately for Grossman, the Redskins cant be very patient with him. They are now a half-game out of first place in the division. The Redskins 3-1 start has put them into the playoff picture, and what might have been a rebuilding season has taken on a new tenor. Grossman has been living on the brink all season. He has turned the ball over at least twice in each of the last four games.After the last game, when Grossman threw two interceptions against the Rams, Shanahan said Grossman would be judged on wins and losses. He was unclear about how many losses it would take for Grossman to lose the starting job.He may just find out that the answer was one more.
First take: Will one loss cost Rex his job?
October 16, 2011, 11:29 pm