The Redskins haven’t won their division since 1999. However, starting quarterback Rex Grossman believes that streak will come to an end this season. In an interview yesterday with Comcast Sportsnet, Grossman stated, “We’re fine being sleepers right now. We’re just waiting in the wings, ready to take over the NFC East.” The Redskins, who finished 6-10 last year, and tied for last in the division, believe that they have things figured out for this season. Grossman continued on about his team saying, “Nobody’s talking about us. That’s right where we want to be.”
Why is nobody talking about this team Rex? Well, I’ll tell you why. It’s because there is no reason to talk about this team. The Redskins are in complete turmoil right now as a franchise whether it be Donovan McNabb not playing well for them and leaving or Albert Haynesworth and Mike Shanahan not liking each other and as a result Haynesworth leaving. With the way the teams are in the NFC East, I see no conceivable way the Redskins win it. The Philadelphia Eagles improved over the offseason. The Dallas Cowboys are getting Tony Romo back, and the New York Giants are determined to make it back into the postseason this year. I see more likely the recession being over in Washington than the Redskins winning the division. Grossman may be talking with confidence, but what else is he supposed to say? It will take more than just confident talk though to help this franchise this season.