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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: May 8, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 1:16 am

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

The odds of the Redskins winning the division, are about as good as Rex Grossman still being in the NFL in two years time.

Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 1:07 am

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

I really think that the NFL needs to give Mr. Grossman a drug test.  Not for steroids or other HGH.  I'm thinking LSD. 

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 12:39 am

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

Ohhh Sexy Rexy.  You are not quite 2nd city material yet, you do seem to be quite the comedian.  Hey, as a Bears fan I want to thank you for somehow getting us to the super bowl an all.  Hell, you even had us in the game for the better part of 54 minutes.  But dude, you aint winning with the team you got, in that division.  But we understand too, what are you supposed to say??   "Ummmm, we won't win this year" just doesn't fly with the media or the fans.....So next best thing is to predict that you will win the division.  If you are a quarterback not picking your team to win your division, then get your ass on my bench.  Just don't buy it from Rex!

Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2011 11:48 pm

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

Grossman must've been hit in the head severely after he made his physical because, wow, that's just nuts.  Washington isn't just a sleeper, it's more like sleeping with the fishes.

Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 11:38 pm

Rex Grossman predicts Redskins will win NFC East

Um, OK Rex, like the enthusiasm, but I really hope Shanny gets you at least one more decent receiver, hope the O-Line improves and he can turn Hightower into the next Mike Anderson or Olandis Gary. If that happens, we'll be competetive, still most likely won't be able to avoid a last place finish, but respectable.

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