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 Sportsbook.com.
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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