While Rex Grossman had a hot start to the season, his past two games have been the exact opposite. In these two games, Grossman threw for 143 yards in both, while only passing for one touchdown. Not to mention, he has thrown six interceptions in the past two weeks.
John Beck may get the start at quarterback on Sunday against the Panthers, but he still isn't the answer to the Redskins' problems. This is because the problem isn't just the passing game, per se—it's the run game too.
Mike Shanahan needs to choose a running back, and name him the starter.
Yes, Ryan Torain had a great game in Week 4 against the league's worst run defense, the St. Louis Rams. However, Shanahan enjoys keeping everyone, including his running backs, guessing who will be the starter in the backfield.
What's the result of this? Torain picked up a team-high 22 rushing yards against the Eagles, whose defense had allowed 100 yards or more rushing in every game this season.
If the Redskins want any shot of winning the NFC East, they must develop a more consistent rushing attack. This will complement their defense, which is ranked third in points allowed per game, and sixth in yards allowed per game.