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Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

Posted on: August 9, 2011 10:48 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

If there's one thing we know about Rex Grossman, it's that he doesn't lack confidence. (John Beck, by the way, isn't short on competitive enthusiasm either.) But the prediction he dropped in a recent interview, following his ascension to the unofficial No. 1 quarterback in Washington, well, it's just delusional.

Grossman, in speaking with Kelli Johnson of CSN Washington, predicted that the Redskins would win the NFC East.

"We're fine being the sleepers right now," Grossman said. "We're just waiting in the wings waiting to take over the NFC East. No one's talking about us. IT's right where we want to be. You look at us from top-to-bottom out here, there's a bunch of great players.

"We don't need people saying we're the best right now. When it's all said and done I really feel like we're going to win the NFC East."

Um, yeah. Look, you gotta admire Grossman's confidence, however misplaced it seems.

But the odds of the Redskins winning the NFC East? Well, they're not good. And actually, if you want to put a number on them, they're 25/1, according to

That wouldn't be bad if it were their Super Bowl odds, but when Vegas drops a double-digit number on a team to win its division, it's a pretty clear-cut indicator that they won't be doing that. (The 2-14 Panthers, in fact, are only 20/1 to win the NFC South.)

Anyway, back to the Redskins. They are simply not going to win the division, regardless of the fact that Grossman's done it before.

"This offense, from top to bottom, is better than that offense I had in Chicago," Grossman said. "And the defense is going to make a ton of strides this year. I know they are. I know we're going to be a good team."

Maybe so. (Not likely, but maybe.) Predicting that the Redskins defense could suddenly turn into 2006 Bears and help a quarterback who completed 54 percent of his passes, threw 20 interceptions -- against just 23 touchdowns -- and averaged under 200 passing yards is probably closer to "foolish" than it is "bold."

But, hey, if Grossman wants to get 20/1 on any sort of bet, I'm more than happy to oblige.

HT: DC Sports Bog

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Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2011 5:56 pm

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

What strikes me about the 'Skins is that, as a team, it appears they have adopted a workmen like persona. And it is working in their favor.

Gone are the outrageous "money for nothing" contracts once lavished on free agents by Dan Snyder. Shanahan and Allen have made sure of that. Yet at the same time players that remain with the squad, and contribute, are well compensated. Collectively, I believe, that is one factor that has brought a cohesiveness to the team resulting in solid play on both sides of the ball.

For any criticisim Grossman may endure, he may not qualify as a top shelf quarterback for some, but it's evident he knows the game and commands respect from his teammate in huddle. It was Chris Cooley, who said at the end of last season, that it was Grossman who took charge of the offense with an assured tempo and brought confidence to the huddle. For those of us who remember the Glory Days of RFK - Rex isn't the passer that Sonny was, but I'd put him in the same class as a throwback to Billy Kilmer. Someone who will do whatever it takes to get the job done come hell or high water.

It's a long season. We'll have to wait and see if the 'Skins do take the NFC East. But I know this, I'd want the man at the helm of my team who believes he can. 

Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: October 3, 2011 10:11 am

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

Hey Will, how do you like your crow?  The Redskins have two things that are sorely lacking in Dallas, NY and Philly.  Heart and Brains. Breathe that in and tell me I am wrong, in an intelligent manner.  Can you please tell me who has a better defensive backfield than Hall, Wilson, Landry and Otogwe?  No.  You can't.  How about Orakpo, Kerrigan, Fletcher and McIntosh as LB's?  Yummy.  How about Cofield, Bowen, Carriker and the rookie, Nield, on the line?  The Redskins' defense has no weaknesses.  Did you see Bradford back there?  He was about to cry, I am sure of it.  Did you see how Niles Paul absolutely blew up Pettis on special teams?  Do you see how the Redskins have the best three-RB tandem in the league?  Hightower, Torain, and Helu.  Pick your poison.  Fred Davis and Cooley are not too shabby either. Best two TE combo after Gronkowski and Hernandez.  Receivers are underrated with Moss, Gaffney, Stallworth, Armstrong, Austin and Paul. If Rex Grossman can play halfway decent, the Redskins will win the division.  They are what a TEAM is supposed to be.  A TEAM of great players will always beat a team with a few superstars (i.e., the 1-3 Eagles).  Oh, and by the way, the Redskins have one of the easiest schedules in the league. Hail to the Redskins.       

Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: October 3, 2011 4:44 am

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

Ok.....I'm an idiot for not seeing this was published in August.  I'm sure they're not 25-1 anymore...

Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: October 3, 2011 4:40 am

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

What the heck kind of article is this.  They wont win the NFC East just b/c Vegas has them at 25-1...yea good argument Mr. Brinson....You gave no other reasons why they wont win the division, absolutly horrible.  Why not though...This year i think anything could happen with the very short offseason and you can already see all the injuries with every team.  Its been proven that the Eagles, Cowboys, and Giants arent powerhouses in this division.  Redskins do have just as good as a chance as any other team in that division.  If Torain could be a beast and Rex doesnt go back to the "bad rex", hell i 'll take the 25-1 odds.  Its not like they're 0-4 like the Rams

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2011 1:55 am

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

Hard to argue after 4 games. The loss to Dallas, that could've just as easily been a 3-0 start at the time, 4-0 to this point. Eagles can't stop anyone. The win over the Rams was a fluke and had their RB not pulled up lame, they might be 0-4. The Giants, come on, that was obscene how they beat Arizona. Granted, the WR was touched 5 yards and 2 moves earlier, he left the ball on the field and he wasn't touched at that point. That's a fumble or muff or whatever you ant to call it. Almost as dumb a move as losing control of the football before crossing the goal line like we see so many of these idiots do. But it's a turnover just the same when the other team recovers it. It's unacceptable that with instant replay and video review that possession is not over turned in that case. It's why they have instant replay. Dallas, incredible, they outdid the Eagles for giving a game away today. 24 point lead. So that leaves Washington. They aren't spectacular, but at least they are stable. The loss to the Cowboys, a game of ugly fg's, but credit Romo for his grit and getting the first down.

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