Lunchbox Live - 10/18
Tue, 18 Oct 2011|
CSN Washington dot com. There are welcome lunch box live presented by The Washington Times I'm John and joined by Comcast sports that's Evan Washburn. And today is pretty big game because we're talking about the Redskins were Mike Stan. -- let this thing and once again again who the quarterback is and it's also -- -- because I for the first time and he's awesome Comcast sports net note cards. So I've just been using Paper winging it and I'll actually have cars in that -- written on it. Respect yeah it looks it looks very officially important so there's going to be doing this blog during the show. And hoping for the best but seriously talking about Shanahan and He has now made his bed we are waiting to hear what he's gonna do with the quarterback situation. And He looks bad either way what does He do that. I think you have to go -- back going into the season Mike Shanahan and set out John back there was a starting quarterback He thought it was a starting quarterback are coming out of college. Surprisingly well with Rex Grossman who played -- pre season snaps this opportunity to -- be right -- it in another way I mean either way thank you said. John and it's he's gonna -- argument in the wrong decision from outright but I think from now. John Beck's the decision and asked him that you covered the Ravens -- -- Baltimore got and for Comcast sports that he'll have an -- perspective on the whole quarterback situation. Because they've gotten him pretty good quarterback and Joseph Flacco but. Going back to the Redskins just underscores how bad Grossman has been. One interception every eighteen pass attempts one interception for every ten completions. That is 33 among NFL quarterbacks he's not even the -- yet though He has below the Colts tandem of Curtiss trainer. Kerry Collins is so bad on and give you some more perspective Aaron Rodgers once every 69 pass attempts that's what good quarterback would do. -- Joseph Flacco has been kind of catch and some -- in Baltimore lately. He's not really having that great of a year 51%. -- I believe seven touchdowns four interceptions. Kind of mediocre as he's been catching heat and and is the kind of heat that's reserved for Rex -- night. I He has he's got a lot of heat in Baltimore and Joseph -- has really gotten a lot of heat ever since He He He came to Baltimore -- it's weird because the Ravens have been desperate for a franchise quarterback for so long. And won a super -- Trent Dilfer only thanks -- -- defense. And Joseph Flacco is a franchise quarterback but the expectations are high. But when you look at it it really comes on wins and losses and and Joseph Flacco finds a way to win in this season specifically to your point about completion percentage and just not the numbers that we're used to. Chemistry is an issue in dealing in Torrey Smith a rookie no offseason and an -- rookie no offseason upon -- Brooking offseason. Those that are beyond Anquan Bolden then next but it receivers out Lee Evans is doing an injury so. The pieces around Dennis had an addiction it too young tight and He lost tot He Derrick Mason security blankets. For a fourth year quarterback so I think the numbers reflect that but again. He finds a way to win the Ravens on -- A lack of chemistry is going to be a big issue for the Redskins offensive line this week they've lost two starters after that Philadelphia game. And 106 sevens grant -- telling us four of the five linemen will now be playing. Out of position essentially out of the position the Redskins in originally. In vision for them so things are only going to be more difficult for the offense. Whoever plays Grossman or -- And we can't discount the factor of the running game Ryan's -- was dreadful last week. 22 yards on ten carries and Tim Hightower was not very good before He went down with a shoulder injury. -- the Redskins offense go from here especially considering that Mike Shanahan has thought of himself as this great kind of talent scout talent evaluate where you look at the guys that He is. Quote put his reputation on Rex Grossman who He and Kyle. Both were adamant could be an NFL quarterback John Beck who Mike was very adamant could be an NFL quarterback. Donovan McNabb who they brought in who got benched on Sunday by the Vikings now Meyer may or may not play this upcoming week and hightower who they were very high on. In training camp none of these guys have done anything what is Mike Shanahan reputation. Look like right now. I mean I think his reputation -- -- has suffered since he's come to Washington but you can't factor and injuries and an injury don't offensive line is something that can just wreaked Havoc with an offense specimen the leader. It is still questioned whether it's -- back Rex Grossman a lot of new pieces in our offensive line it's going to be a bit about a patchwork group. It makes it tough for the Redskins to have that that running game and Mike Shanahan has become known for in the -- growing and whoever the quarterback's going to be he's going to be running for his life so it's simple to say that the injuries. Are mounting up and that's causing in Edmonton that reputation -- action and stuff from -- and -- our -- You're such a column Baltimore esque demeanor where we're so used to this this chaos here in DC. Especially covering the Redskins this is a nice nice change of pace very very calm and collected. What the Redskins need to do to to become that kind of organization from from our vantage point here in DC. That we don't see all the -- all on the Ravens organization we see a consistent winner we see a low key organization that is able to field a winning team. And when we look at the Redskins up close we see nothing but chaos and turn over and you know now we're thinking about Mike Shanahan job in addition -- thinking about Rex Grossman and John -- job. What are you get just the feel of the organization from being out there what what gives them that kind of appeal and that that kind of reputation the Redskins cannot -- and please don't say ownership because that is such a gimmick. No no I and I and I won't -- them they will I will. They've leadership Ozzie Newsome yeah has been there and he's proven now I'd just like you said Mike Shanahan reputation as a talent talent about it matters suffering. Ozzie Newsome is about as high as it is right now he's able to. Find players in the draft that Purdue's I mean he's had some misses but consistently He brings players and and I think. Is that it all the surrounds around Ray Lewis has been sixteen years. And then. He brings in young players and and -- and read and so he's been next in line and then throw outside and out assignments on defensive player in recent years offense. Has that taken a forefront when it comes to Ozzie Newsome decisions. And John -- Now He is -- disciplinarian but He has in the year. Of Ray Lewis Terrell Suggs and Reed so all trickles down and that's what you have that even keel consistency. And die -- in the playoffs Warriors around them out there and honor our producers about themselves or is telling us the shot clock is running out there but. The tournaments in the capitals capitals. Are facing the Florida Panthers tonight game you can watch on Comcast sports coverage starting at 630 and the caps or 40 now this season and have you seen a more apathetic. Reaction to a 40 start. By hockey team I think it's just days at a hangover from what the captain to -- what's in the playoffs short exits. The fans and and media maybe aren't going to be happy or satisfied until this team. Really makes a run but that Stanley Cup so for an August just as good as was unfortunate it seems like the regular seasons does not even on the radar for people just you know. McManus and violates we won the Stanley Cup is all that all that matters but. It's too bad because for a start -- arguing that. For Evan Washburn and John Aaron thank you for watching large blocks law. CSN Washington dot com.