Man oh man. One of these guys is seriously fucked.
Things are not looking good for the two guys on our team who have Jesus as their co-pilot. Josh McCown and John Beck continue to get less and less reps and I sincerely doubt we’re going to keep four QBs on the final 53-man roster. They threw, I think, a combined 4 passes on Monday. Heck, they didn’t even participate in any of the 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 drills in yesterday’s morning practice. They mostly stood off to the side looking mopey and sad as if someone just took a shit in their sock drawer while Penny and Henne ran the offense.
On Monday, Tony Sparano declared that the time for considering peoples' feelings is over and it looks like the front office cockpunchers are not wasting any time in sending a couple of messages. It’s a darn shame to see the John Beck era potentially come to a close so abruptly. I think a majority of the fans, including us here at FN, thought there was something promising in The Mormon and, early on, he exhibited some of that grit that made him someone to root for. Plus that awshucks missionary vibe he had going for him was really quite likable.
On the other hand, it’s encouraging to see production being rewarded in our young guys. It reinforces the idea that this regime is downright serious about the youth movement and it’s encouraging to get results out of guys like Kendall Langford, Donald Thomas, Phillip “Longshanks” Merling, Henne and hell, let’s even throw Derek Hagan into the mix for kicks. I’m willing to endure some mediocre or even subpar success in the short term in exchange for a future filled with young, tight knit players to make up for all the years we gave away draft picks like they were burning a hole in our pockets.
So to Beck and Josh we say: Peace be with you.
And we'll all sing ‘Holy, Holy’ as Beck and McCown are escorted off the practice field. Or, some of us will hit a strip club with Joey Porter. Everyone has their own way of celebrating.