Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said that he was pleased with quarterback Rex Grossman’s play on Sunday in his return to the starting lineup, and that he didn’t blame either of the team’s interceptions on the passer.
Grossman on Sunday — after four games on the bench — came in and completed 21 of 32 passes for 215 yards two interceptions and was sacked three times.
But Washington’s offense moved up and down the ball at a better rate with Grossman at quarterback thanks largely to the nine-year veteran’s experience and aggressive nature. But he couldn’t get his team into the end zone, and twice had drives snuffed out by interceptions.
But Shanahan still spoke highly of Grossman’s play.
“I thought he did a good job moving the ball. I know we’re disappointed we didn’t get into the end zone, but I thought he did a good job out there,” Shanahan said. “He did a good job getting completions. Made some good decisions.
“I know he had two picks, but both of the throws he had, it was the right throw,” Shanahan continued. “It’s unfortunate what happened, but I didn’t think the two picks were his fault. But he did a good job of getting rid of the ball and making the right reads.”