I admit it, I was one of those that said, “Beck will be o.k.” after Cam Cameron and the Miami Dolphins selected him last year. I was also one of those who said, “Beck will be o.k.” after he his dismal start and subsequent failed experiments in games last year. I also said, “Beck will be o.k.” after all the mini-camp talk and Josh McCown talk. Hell, I even predicted that John Beck would be the opening day starter.
Well, it looks like I may not only be wrong, but John Beck could be in trouble. I know, I know, it’s day 2 of training camp, but when Chad Henne starts to look like a better QB in only his 2nd practice, well, that could be a telling indication right there. While I never liked the Ted Ginn pick at number 9 I find it a bit worrisome that no one, and I mean NO ONE has mentioned the receivers name. In fact, the talk of camp at the WR spot has surrounded Ernest Wilford and an un-drafted rookie.
Here is the John Beck observations from Ben Volin.
Beck has the check-down to Ronnie Brown down cold. Otherwise, he looked terrible today. In position drills, Beck throws a beautiful spiral. With a pass rush coming after him, every ball is a wounded duck. He’s lucky when they fall incomplete. He throws a terrible interception to Nathan Jones (his second in two days). The very next play is an interception to Will Allen. Both passes were horrible decisions, with the receiver tightly covered. Beck would’ve had a third interception, but Nathan Jones isn’t looking and the fade pass hits him in the back. Beck is throwing off his back foot and doesn’t look comfortable at all. Henne, meanwhile, looks like Roger Staubach compared to Beck. At least he can step up in the pocket and hit David Martin streaking across the middle