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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 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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Comments

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

@cantarguethis44:

The only thing I can figure, is that it's because there's just not enough good ones to go around. 

That, or there's still enough GMs out there married to the idea that 'arm strength' can somehow overcome everything else... despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary (see also:  Kyle Boller, JaMarcus Russell, Jeff George, Byron Leftwich, Ryan Leaf, Derek Anderson, etc.).



Since: Jun 20, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

I'm a Skins fan, and even I think this article is retarded.  What's Brinson going to write about next, "Kyle Williams saying the Bills' Defense will be a top 3 unit and hold the Patriots to 10 points in 2 games?!"



Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

Why is it that shitty quaterbacks get to play for 15-20 years??????



Since: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: August 10, 2011 12:48 pm
 

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

Haven't they released this guy yet?



Since: Jul 10, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:43 am
 

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

*predict



Since: Jul 10, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:42 am
 

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

I perdict they wont lol....who does this guy think he is



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:19 am
 

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

Woah there, Rex.  Let's take this one step at a time.  Look around a moment.  You're not even the clear-cut starting QB, despite the fact that your ONLY competition is... John Beck.  Perhaps we should focus on that for now, and not get ahead of ourselves, mkay?


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Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 7:33 am
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Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 7:04 am
 

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

Each Team is perdicting there runs...... Maybe Rex Can Perdict he will not throw an interception or fumble the ball. Skins are finally making the right moves. Rebuilding is tough, but at least there making moves that will give themselves a real shot at making a run for the payoffs.

Love the comment, however unrealistic it is.  



Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 6:33 am
 

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

Come on CBS....no need to report such ignorant banter from a guy who has no place on an NFL sideline.  This pudgy bastard is a complete waste of space, I'm amazed he is being paid....Skins 5-11...book it!


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