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With Rex Grossman in the game, it seemed like he either threw to tight end Fred Davis or the guy defending Davis.
As great of a year as Davis is having, it's important not to ignore him just because he's receiving extra attention. However, Beck seems to do a better job of spreading the ball around to multiple receivers.
I'm not sure if it has to do with Beck getting more snaps with backups or Grossman just feeling more comfortable with only a couple of guys. But either way, I like Beck's distribution much better. Not to mention, an even distribution can lead to more fits for opposing defenses.
In Sunday's loss to Carolina, Beck got the ball to guys like Terrence Austin (his apparent favorite from preseason), Niles Paul (who hauled in his first two NFL receptions) and tight end Logan Paulsen (his first two catches of the season).
Beck also completed passes to Santana Moss, Fred Davis, Jabar Gaffney, Anthony Armstrong and Roy Helu.
In Grossman's best game this season against the Giants, he went to both starting tight ends (Davis and Cooley) and to the starters (Moss, Gaffney and Armstrong).
There were a few plays during the Carolina game where Beck seemed to ignore the check-down to the backfield and rather take a shot down field. Whether that's confidence or ignorance is yet to be seen, but I have to admit that I like the idea.