John Beck: 'I felt like we were balanced'-8/19
Fri, 19 Aug 2011|
CSN Washington dot com John I know. You know it did what comes with the the territory being a starting quarterback in the NFL but you've had a lot of pressure coming into this game Rex had a good first game. You've yet to really show yourself and what you can do in this offense. How did it feel out there to finally get a starting under your belt. Well I think the biggest thing was just good to play again mound because I was unable to play in the first game there was some frustrations away along with that. And they've missed the week of practice it was good to get back into practice that this many things and -- in a game environment again and I felt comfortable out there. I know you had a four scoring drives. A couple long plane drive thirteen plays and your second scoring drive. Fifteen plays and you force scoring drive those in and fill those of course. I mean how would you assess what you did what how would you judge yourself. Well I think one thing that was great about tonight was our big plays on offense came to runs. This offense is sometimes designed for the big plays to come and play action big passes. But tonight you know the offensive line did a great job our backs hit the holes will we able to get big plays -- runs. So then the passing game it was really just. Make quick decisions. At the -- guys' hands went wrong. He had started games since 2007 you're when your rookie with Miami Heat a little last pre season everyone wanted to know what to expect from me on I guess. Did you listen to all the talk outside of your bubble. No you can't as a quarterback you have to just kind of focus on your deal being your own little world. And precious part of the game no matter what the situation is if you're the quarterback is going to be pressure and you used to build places. Unlike last week that the expression He got the first half -- all the starters you actually played with a number different guys in the depth chart at receiver. And running back with a rookie Roy Halladay. Yeah and Roy -- I really think tonight they wanted to Tennessee. What that -- to do because there's gonna be -- situations and sixteen game season where you're gonna. Maybe not have a starter for game two. So let's see with those guys to be behind them -- -- degree tonight disappointed -- that one of those touchdown strikes yeah I did I thought the first hole was you know within limits of our. But they didn't call -- I was hoping to get another one down there but you know what it was good tonight because I felt like we are balance yeah. Big runs is always gonna keep the defense on the hills and then just be accurate with the passes don't force anything and as we try to do. Aren't let's gonna answer questions guys. John you noticed some Brian -- and two regulars are very good game tonight. But out red zone has been our Achilles heel for this team for many years what are you all wanna do all I have to do to make sure you get into the hands on more often. Well I think it's just finishing drives I think it's just. Really OK on third down we get down in the red zone. He'll be smart with the ball because you wanna force and I think we have to take advantage of it if it is there so it's just finish drives coach talked about that at the end. To say look let's make sure that we get close the -- -- we find a way to punch in. John Trevor about it one of those trips down to the red zone came near the end of the first quarter. You looked to the left and you decided not to throw the ball and then you were sacked. Sometimes plays like that don't look good defense but they looked awesome the coaches. Walk us through your decision making process on that play and what you saw and why you did what you did. Well it was a play where we had great leverage with our inside receiver. And we expected to take a three step drop the ball out quick into our receivers hands but the way they play their corner on that corner. Tried to Robin so you really are planning game with the receivers three guys and again we have outside of him isn't necessarily key guy in the place so. They played it as best they could it would have been nice to reset get somewhere else but. You know that's one of those please welcome OK they kind of got us there let's let's not force it was just take what what we can get. John chick Hernandez to -- -- to go and I are you ready for all of this been in this town it's been sunny vs Billy. Well I think it's just part of it but you know I've worked extremely hard to put myself in the situation I'm trying to do the very best that I can. And I know that I could have a lot of my teammates my success depends a lot on them. And I should do my best in my role. There -- help our team prepared help our guys be game ready and do my part and really it's about this team you know wins come when the team is doing things right. And I know them a piece in the puzzle part of this team I turned to my very best job. And so we're up they're very good start in the Shanahan saw something in you we saw part of that tonight here in the first I've gone back. Thank you very much being here Redskins post him up GS in Washington dot com.