Meanwhile, In Washington (Part II)

06.15.11 6 years ago 16 Comments

Have we learned nothing from Notre Dame?

The Redskins are holding another round of player-only minicamps, and now MacGruber John Beck is taking things really seriously. As you can see above (courtesy of @Rich_Campbell), Beck has taken things a step further. The man who is certain to take over as the team’s starting quarterback by sheer force of positive will has enlisted the help of a friend whose job it is to record the proceedings. Because John Beck is a LEADER OF MEN, and filming fake practices screams of leadership and other intangible qualities that will make the Shanahan duo swoon.

But what about the those rookies who haven’t been able to make it to Loudoun County for these crucial exercises? Easy. John Beck is scouting them. On their YouTubes, naturally.

Quarterback John Beck says he wants to know as much as he can about Robinson and all of Washington’s offensive rookies, so he has been scouting them on YouTube. When Robinson stepped on the field Tuesday, Beck said he felt as if he already knew a little about the 5-foot-10, 184-pound receiver.

“I actually watched his Youtube last night,” Beck said. “I hadn’t seen him yet, so I was like, ‘OK, let’s see what we’ve got.’ That’s the nice thing about YouTube. You can learn a lot.”

In addition to learning some of Robinson’s tendencies, Beck said he was able to educate himself on running back Evan Royster’s resume by watching the Penn State product’s YouTube highlight reel.

“I had no idea Evan Royster was the all-time leading rusher in Penn State history,” Beck said with a laugh. “I watched his YouTube and then his draft-day [highlights]. So, today I was like ‘Hey man, congrats, that’s pretty sweet! I had no idea.’

You know what else is pretty sweet? Highlight packages set to Drowning Pool’s greatest hit(s). That’s how you learn about your teammates. Well that and watching shaky footage of glorified Turkey Bowl practices, of course. John Beck may never become the Redskins actual quarterback, but he’s well on his way to becoming a pretty average video coordinator.

John Beck scouting Redskins teammates on YouTube

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