Rex Grossman says Redskins will win the NFC East

AP

Delusion seems to be the operative phenomenon in D.C. right now, what with coach Mike Shanahan staking his reputation on quarterbacks Rex Grossman and John Beck, and with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan claiming that he “stood on the table” to get the Texans to use the 10th overall pick on Beck in 2007.

Grossman apparently has caught the bug, as evidenced by his August 9 interview with CSNWashington.com.

“We’re fine being the sleepers right now,” Grossman said, before doing his best to wake everyone up to the Redskins.  Or to provide comic relief to the rest of the league.

“We’re just waiting in the wings ready to take over the NFC East.  Nobody’s talking about us, it’s right where we wanna be.  You look at us from top to bottom out here, there’s a bunch of great players.   And we don’t need people saying we’re the best right now.  But when it’s all said and done, I really feel like this team’s gonna win the [NFC] East.”

Most NFL fans, including plenty of Redskins fans, would respond to that statement with this question:  In what year?

It would be foolish to write off the Redskins or any other team right now.  But when the guy who’s at the top of the depth chart at the most important position on the field was a free agent for a full week and got zero sniffs, it’s hard to have much confidence in this team’s ability to leapfrog the Giants and the Cowboys and the Eagles.

It would be a great story if they do it, but it sounds beyond crazy for Grossman to call his shot when, by all appearances, the other three teams in the division are armed with rifles — and the Redskins have a pop gun.

281 responses to “Rex Grossman says Redskins will win the NFC East

  1. It would be foolish to write the Redskins off. It would be delusional to expect them to stop running their mouths and ball. This team needed Marty Schottenheimer in the worst way – no nonsense type coach, instead of “sound byte” confidence…i remember when Spurrier was running his mouth as Redskins coach as well.

  2. Rex is no dummy…he didnt say they would win it this year. What are players suppose to say??? be like Cowturd on sports nation and say they will be the worst team in the NFL?

  3. They need to start that new set of random testing ASAP. Not so much for HGH, but PCP or other hallucinogenic drugs MERCY.

  4. That’s not a current picture of Rex, please post a current picture of fat Rex. He laid off this off-season and he expects to win the East. Like him….fat chance.

  5. Dear Rex Grossman,

    Love the confidence but 4 place it’s where you’ll be in the division. Thanks.

    Sincerely,

    NFC East

  6. AH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Good one, Rex. You kill me.

  7. wow, as a packers fan, i hate the giants, eagles, and cowboys…but i still don’t think the redskins have a shot at anything but last place

  8. I’d say that Grossman would never take a team to a division championship but he’s already been on a team that went to the SB. It was a complete fluke of a lifetime and probably will never see it happen again but it did happen. I wouldn’t count on it though Rex.

  9. Well, you can make fun of him all you want, but every player on every team should feel the same way right now.

    I applaud his confidence.

  10. Skins have a shot. Eagles have easily the best shot. I don’t feel like the Cowboys or Giants have gotten even a bit better this offseason. Giants would have seemed like it, but then Amukamara broke his foot and now I don’t see where they’ve improved.

    Everyone in that division has a chance, it’s just most likely that there are 3 teams playing for second.

  11. I have to check the numbers again, but at frat glance it appears more people died laughing at this insane comment by Grossman than in any war, ever fought, in the history of the universe, ever.

  12. Rex grossman better take his ass to quest diagnostics and pee in a cup. Puff puff pass Rex. Not puff puff puff puff puff roll another puff puff puff puff….

  13. I actually think Grossman is right. The Giants are in disarray, the Cowboys are rebuilding, and the Eagles, while looking good on paper, struggled to win games last year against mediocre opponents like Detroit and Dallas.

  14. Rex has had WAY too many head injuries if he thought this to be true even for the length of time it took him to develope that statement in his brain. I don’t hate Washington, but even if they were drastically improved from last season they still have a difficult division. It will probably be Philly and Dallas fighting for first and NYG and Washington fighting for third.

  15. While I respect the fact that every NFL quarterback should always project the utmost confidence in his team, let me be the first to say:
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…wait, I need a breath….AHAHAHAHAHA. And, I’m done. I need a cig.

  16. I totally agree with the man. The Iggles are a team of wimps which the Ravens will destroy on Thursday night. The free agents they signed are all old and washed up. The Eagles will go 3 and 13.

  17. LMFAO!!!! Oh…my stomach! I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. Thanks Rex. You joker you.

  18. He’ll everbody predicts tons of BS this time of year. Rex Ryan has been saying the jets were going to win the Superbowl the last three years. Haynesworth has said he is in shape the last 2 years. And Ben Roethleberger said he never forced himself on women.

    Don’t believe the hype!

  19. Grossman is unfairly scrutinized when you consider he made it to a superbowl. Before anyone tries to correct me and say it was only because of the defense, CHECK THE TAPE! His first half of the season he was an MVP candidate, he also played well In the NFC championship game (can’t say that for Cutler). I’m pro Rex but I’ll acknowledge that he SUCKED the second have of the season and hasn’t done much since but what do expect from Brett Farve inspired QBs like him and Cutler. Hope Rex does well & Bear Down Chicago!

  20. As a lifelong redskins fan, I will start by saying that I love what they have done this offseason. They have gone from the oldest, most overpaid team in the league to a team that is full of young up and coming talent. However, that talent has yet to play a snap together and there is no guarantee that they will play well together. Are they getting better? I believe they will be much improved. Are they in the same class as Philly? Umm, no.

    Can they win the NFC East? Sure…if Vick and Eli go down for the season and Dallas plays defense like they did last year. In reality, they are a few years away.

    The worst part of this article is that Rex first states that ‘he loves that nobody is talking about us’, then mouths off instead of staying under the radar. Idiot.

  21. I think Sonny Jurgenson said it best, “Don’t those people ever learn.” Is Grossman “waiting in the wings” or has he spent the offseason living on wings. Looks a little pudgy.

  22. Rex may lead the skins to first place in an NFC divisional pie eating contest. If the redskins win the division I will shave my head and tattoo the redskins logo on my head.

  23. Rex Friedman also predicts:

    World hunger will be cured by November.
    Abama will deliver on his campaign promises in December.
    Lady gaga is really a woman.
    The Mets will win the world series.
    Etc.

  24. Bartender, I’ll have what HE’S having. In the words of Rick James, ” Cocaine’s a helluva drug.”

  25. The quarterbacks for the Redskins are Rex Grossman and John Beck! WORST TEAM IN THE NFC (I don’t know if they’re worse than Cincinnati). I say 3 wins. Mike Shannahan is the most overpaid coach in the NFL. I’m glad Snyder is throwing away so much money on him. Feel sorry for Santana Moss Because I’m a Hurricane fan.

  26. Rifles? Let’s see… Division has an injury prone dog-killing psychopath, the Fredo of the Manning family and the John Beck of 2006 who is STILL unproven. Rex is still an idiot but I don’t see any “rifles” there.

  27. The only thing they might win is the #1 pick in the draft. #SUCKFORLUCK. Redskins are gonna be awful as usual!

  28. Rex Grossman, Man of Leadership!

    We have all seen how Rex can play and is a definite upgrade over the likes of McNabb and Campbell.

    The Redskins are definitely more competitive with Rex but a playoff spot is just out of reach with that defense.

  29. Have fun, Redskin fan posters. Tell us all why he’s right.

    There’s nothing wrong with that- you should support your team.

    And since this is the last time this year anyone will mention “Redskins” and “win the NFC east” in the same breath, you should run with it while you can.

    It is ironic though that the person saying they will is probably the biggest reason they won’t.

  30. Why would he think anything less? You expect him to say “oh yeah…we’re gonna stink”. You still have to play the game…until then…you can crown any team you want. I expect them to win the Super Bowl. Hail!

  31. lol, first i am a eagles fan, and second that was a very good laugh, lets see how long it lasts before grossman loses his starting job…..he is starter right now…i think cowboys have a better chance than skins

  32. His confidence could help the Redskins bond together and surprise some people. I think their defense is pretty good but they’re not competing with anyone on offense. Realistically, the Redskins don’t have the talent to hang with the Giants, Cowboys, or Eagles.

  33. I love how what Grossman is saying is “delusion”, but when Rex Ryan guarantees three straight Super Bowl wins, the Jets suddenly become this powerhouse team.

  34. what the eff do you want him to say? That they suck and will certainly finish last?

    It’s a shame that the ownership has been so laughable for so long that it seemingly sullies every off-the-cuff comment that the players and coaches make.

  35. Just out of reach of the playoffs? One thing I’ve noticed about living in DC is that skins fans are some of the most gullible people and that’s why Snyder makes bank.

  36. I see it now:

    Redskins vs. Bengals Superbowl

    Both have great, veteran QBs and can build off their awesome record from last season. Both have probably the 2 best owners in the league. They manage their money so well.

  37. So far it seems like Shanahan has all these guys confidence level sky high. I don’t think they will be much this year but i like the determination and the attitude so far. It’s s0mething DC has been missing for a long time.

    Hail

  38. I dont agree with him, but what does he supposed to say, the crazy part about it is the Redskins were a skip short of being 11-5 or better last year look at the scores of every game they played last year they were competitive in every game but two.

  39. Oh man, the Redskins are going to be fun to watch this year in a car crash kind of way. I think Mike Shanahan’s head might explode by the end of the season as his hubris with idiotic personnel moves finally catches up to him.

  40. If the Giants and Eagles suddenly just disappear the Redskins can win the NFC East. Does Rex Grossman know magic?

  41. Go for it, Rex!

    All those Bears fans watching in Good Rex horror while Cutler folds in the face of no offensive line would be pretty entertaining.

  42. Good for Rex.

    Sure it may not be realistic for the outsider, but if HE doesn’t think they are a good team, why even suit up? When you stop believing you can win, you become Carson Palmer or Albert Haynesworth. I’ve made my share of Rex Grossman jokes, but confidence is absolutely necessary in this league.

    You PLAY to WIN the GAME.

    …but to be fair, if John Beck is healthy, you’re still riding the pine, Rex.

  43. I think what he meant to say was….Skins will have a KFC feast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.judging by that fatbody………he knows this all too well!

  44. Figures PFT!! Can’t a fan get a break here??? I mean some fans actually want to read something that matters about our team and we have to read this and 100’s of bashing comments.. He said what any player should be saying right now..

    Mcnabb was worse than Grossman last season to be honest. He’s also been to the Superbowl I doubt he’ll do alot for our team, but I wouldn’t count the Skins out just yet. The Redskins did beat these teams last year:
    Eagles, Packers, Bears, Cowboys, Jaguars, Titans and all but one game vs the Eagles were fairly close games.. Just sayin..

  45. I just have to say to Rex, thank you. I thank you because after all of the arguing, insults, and hatred between rivals it’s good to see everyone coming together in agreement on this one with a big HAHAHA.

  46. WOW HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    He must have read Charlie Sheen’s book “WINNING”

    Which has a hidden compartment filled with free samples of drugs….

    Get another hit and you be in the Super Bowl…

    Wrong bowl pot head…

  47. “… by all appearances, the other three teams in the division are armed with rifles — and the Redskins have a pop gun.”

    skins – popgun, check
    pies – same, plus rifles, check
    gints – same, plus rifles, tanks, artillery, check
    iggles – same, plus rifles, tanks, artillery, fighter jets, aircraft carriers, predator drones, thermonuclear arsenal, check

    Good luck to ya, Rex!

  48. Obviously most objective analysts would peg them 3rd 0r 4th. But most positions other than QB have been upgraded. To me the Eagles look like they’ll win the NFC East, but if Beck or Grossman plays like Warner this season, anything is possible….

  49. jrizzo575 says:
    Aug 9, 2011 10:37 PM
    what the eff do you want him to say? That they suck and will certainly finish last?
    ===============

    No, stupid, what I expect him to say, and what his teammates and coaches probably wish he would have said is- “I think we have a pretty good team and have the chance to win a lot of games this year”, without throwing the BS prediction in.

    Or, better yet, he could keep his mouth shut and let his on-field actions speak for him.

  50. Instead of ripping Rex, let me ask this, who’s the dummy who asked the question. Just another case of bad reporting. Why would you even ask that question, and what type of answer do u expect him to give you.

  51. I hope he does well. He took the Bears to the Super Bowl and caught nothing but flack. I hope the Redskins win the East so he can tell all the Grossman haters to kiss his ass.

  52. jhorton83 says:
    Aug 9, 2011 10:42 PM
    Oh man, the Redskins are going to be fun to watch this year in a car crash kind of way. I think Mike Shanahan’s head might explode by the end of the season as his hubris with idiotic personnel moves finally catches up to him.
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    It’s going to be fun when folks see that they are better than expected. I can’t wait!! Let me get this straight…..because they passed on Blaine Gabbert and Jake Locker, they are idiotic? Because they dedicated the draft to overhauling the defense this year and offense next year, it’s idiotic? The will draft a QB next year. So, because they didnt draft the QB when you wanted them to, they are idiotic? You’re a moron. Kiss the rings, bitches! Eagles have no superbowls.

  53. wow i havent laughed this hard in years…

    look rex.. here is the plain truth… divisional games are always tough .. the eagles or giants could easily lose a game each to you.. its just the way things go in the nfc east.. but for you to think that you have even the slightest chance to beat 7 other teams this year including the eagles giants and cowboys ?

    you are on drugs bro

  54. dbiggs76 says:
    Aug 9, 2011 10:40 PM
    I literally LOL’d i know what a bad team is when i see one i have been a bills fan for 10 years
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    Good lord, this barely deserves an answer. So, you’re blind and dumb? Got it. Kiss the rings, bitch. HAIL!!

  55. ill give rex 8 to one odds on that.. make the bet rex..

    and for real people the eagles are not gonna be 16-0 but they wont be worse than 9-7 .. theres no way in hell

  56. I agree with Rex and in all fairness to the chemistry aspect, didn’t the packers win a superbowl with multiple players that were not starters.

  57. How is Grossman’s confidence any different than Jon Kitna’s proclamation that the Lions would finish 10-6 a few years ago and the media praised him for his confidence? It just shows you perception. Just because folks do not believe does not mean it will not happen. The 1998 Rams were 4-12. The 1999 Rams = 13-3 and champions!! Anything can happen.

  58. Sorry buddy You don’t have a top 10 defense to cover your poor play, year after year, like you did in the Chi.

  59. It must suck to be a Redskins fan. I mean THIS is what you have to look forward to this season?

  60. Maybe he’s a true believer in fate … the Redskins seem to win whenever there is a strike. The stars are aligned! All kidding aside, you never know who will rise to the top any given year. I’m not putting money on them winning the division, but I’m just saying you never know.

  61. What’s he suppose to say we stink I like his confidence everyone is on the Eagles but they haven’t won a thing yet you know the saying any given Sunday the Eagles are the new Miami Heat !!!

  62. The league needs to test Grossman for HGH – (H)ilarious (G)rossman (H)allucinations.

    “But when it’s all said and done, I really feel like this team’s gonna win the [NFC] East”

    So much for FEELINGS, Rex. There is this little problem of reality and lack of talent on the 4skins that will quickly trump the feeling of winning anything (other than the dumbass quote of the year award). Don’t worry – VY is still in the running with his dream team comment, but for now, you have a sizable lead.

    “We’re just waiting in the wings ready to take over the NFC East. Nobody’s talking about us, it’s right where we wanna be.”

    It’s where you WANTED to be. That cat is out of the bag, now. Grossman, you must be confusing yourself with another Rex, who actually makes predictions based on the talent and play of his team, NOT on the offense that went 6-10 last year with virtually no change/improvement on the offense. Do you really think Tim Hightower and Donte Stallworth are the players that will push you over the top? You just can’t fix stupidity.

    Grossman, DO QUIT your day job. You have just made millions laugh their arsses off, bro. Not easy to do, but you did it with ease. Not only that, but your Corky impersonation from Life goes on (see the picture at the top of this article) is spot on!

  63. skinsdiehard says: Aug 9, 2011 11:25 PM

    How is Grossman’s confidence any different than Jon Kitna’s proclamation that the Lions would finish 10-6 a few years ago and the media praised him for his confidence? It just shows you perception. Just because folks do not believe does not mean it will not happen. The 1998 Rams were 4-12. The 1999 Rams = 13-3 and champions!! Anything can happen.

    ———————————————–
    Dear Skintard,

    1998 Rams starting QB -Tony Banks
    1999 Rams starting QB – Kurt Warner MVP

    2010 Redskins QB – Dumbavan Macknabb
    2011 Redskins QB(s) – Perennial losers, Big S&x Rex and John Beck.

    Buy a clue kid.

  64. I actually respect the confidence. As some of the smarter posters wrote, as an NFL QB in this league what are you supposed to believe at this stage in the season. Grossman, actually led Chicago when he played yrs back, he is mediocre at best. It is not he who I doubt more! Its the shannahan coaching staff that I think is laughable.
    Either Shan is a mad genious with the last laugh, or he will end his legacy this year with the worst and most embarrassing collapse ever!
    Good luck!

  65. Last time checked the Cowboys were ALSO 6 & 10 last year…..i think the NFL fan base nationwide has definitely formed an opinion of the Redskins based on what a few writers and tv hosts have said. Does anyone actually do research any longer?

    guess some sports writer said they would suck so that’s fact I suppose…we shall see

  66. Leap frog the Cowboys? The skins finished with a better record than the Cowboys last year…

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    No they didn’t. Both teams were 6-10, Cowboys win the tiebreaker with division record, 3-3 to 2-4. The Redskins drafted before the Cowboys based on strength of schedule that was one game stronger than the Cowboys’, which is the ONLY tiebreaker where the draft is concerned.

  67. I guess Rex can kiss that Sports Analysts job after he retires. I did hear that Playboy is offering him a photo spread for those Man-Boobs he’s sporting in camp.

  68. Rex, the Cowboys defense helped you look like a freakin’ Hall of Famer last year…but you STILL managed to lose that game. The NFC East won’t be any easier on you this year either.

  69. Give rex a lot of credit. At least he wasn’t being honest and said “We’re going to win 3 games”

  70. sexy rexy in the house… This is funckin football. You can’t just expect wins to come to you. You can’t massage that crap. You gotta grab that game by the throat and rape the ever-loving crap out of it.

  71. @skinsdiehard…
    Twice in your previous posts you told someone to kiss your rings. As a Cowboys fan, I’ll make you a deal. I’ll kiss your 2, right after you kiss my 5. Then you can find a Steelers fan and kiss his 6. And don’t the 49ers have 4-5 rings too? Do us all a favor, instead of diehard, change your name to blowhard.

  72. Skins have a shot. Eagles have easily the best shot. I don’t feel like the Cowboys or Giants have gotten even a bit better this offseason.

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    I feel that way about the Eagles. Their defense had problems last year and I think they’ll have the same huge problem because they didn’t address it. The LB’s suck. On top of that they have a new defensive coordinator who has been an offensive coach for 20-something years. Then on offense there’s Maclin’s issue and Vick’s fragility. If Maclin’s issue lingers I don’t see Jackson being “the guy” and if he tries to be one he’s going to go on IR at some point . I don’t want to hear about VY’s winning record, if he could start in this league he’d be starting in this league.

  73. To quote @fauxjohnmadden: “Rex Grossman says Redskins will win NFC East, prompting Roger Goodell to suspend Grossman for violating the leagues drug policy.”

  74. I do not see anything wrong with what Rex said… you never know who’s going to win anything and I believe McNabb did slow that team down last year…

  75. Everyone will predict them to finish last in the division. But if a starting quarterback doesn’t have the confidence to think his team can win the division, he should not be a starting quarterback in the NFL.

  76. He is just working on material for his new gig at the Laugh Factory………….that is his back-up plan when the QB thing doesn’t pan out.

    DUDE you are funny!

  77. “Rex Grossman says Redskins will win the NFC East”
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    Not even into the first pre-season game, and dude is suffering the effects of a concussion….. silly damn talk like that!

  78. I’d say 3 wins looks like the over under for a team with no QB, very little at wideout, a weak defense and a suspect running game. Everybody’s undefeated in August.

  79. Oh save it “daddy”, Warner was packing groceries 2 or 3 years before he won a Super Bowl. Beck is no less likely to make that kind of appearance, he’s actually employed in the NFL. In other words it’s an amazing long shot but the Rams analogy was a pretty good one in terms of hypothetical possibilities.

    The Redskins haven’t made the sexy big name moves of other teams but they have restocked a lot of youth and gotten talent upgrades at many positions. Granted they were so abysmal starting out that “upgrade” might not be saying much. But it’s undeniable they have gotten Snyder out of the way (he wasn’t even in town when the Redskins made most of their moves), installed a plan and have avoided overspending one washed up junk like they have under Vinny C and Snyder’s guidance.

    I think they’ll probably be around 6-7 wins again but they are certainly going in the right direction rebuilding and are no more of a long shot to turn it around than that Rams team was.

    Oh and “Dumbavan”…really? Did you actually think that was the slightest bit creative or entertaining or hell- even insulting when you typed it? Are you twelve or just dumb as a post?

  80. diehardraider says: Aug 9, 2011 11:31 PM

    What’s he suppose to say we stink I like his confidence everyone is on the Eagles but they haven’t won a thing yet you know the saying any given Sunday the Eagles are the new Miami Heat !!!

    ———————————————
    The Oakland Raiders are the new……..OAKLAND RAIDERS!

    They will always suck.

  81. Non Story. Ask any other NFC QB and they would mirror Grossman’s statement. Although a long shot, every NFCE team will have weaknesses.

    Eagles with their OL and Front Seven and small DB’s??? Throw in the history of purchased teams and the chemistry never solidifies and epic implossions have been the reality.

    Giants with mediocre QBing and revamped OL and missing LB’s.

    Dallas with upheavel in several spots, OL, DB’s.
    Their safeties must be the worst in the NFL.

    If Redskins take the East it would not be out of this world shocking. Every year there are surprises. Their defense will be much better as will their OL.

  82. When a mediocre QB in a poor team starts to talk as if he played at last Super Bowl… the new NFL season has officially started!

    Go Eagles!

  83. Hey waccoforflacco, I thought this blog was about Grossman’s idiotic comments, not the Ravens vs Eagles PRESEASON game. Yaw can win the preseason Superbowl, but yaw cannot beat the Steelers and the Colts in the playoffs, thats proven.

  84. “We’re just waiting in the wings ready to take over the NFC East. ”

    Grossman is referring himself to the NFC: the National Frisbee Championship… East…

    … they definitely have a chance to win that one.

  85. this is the funniest thing i have read all week… rex grossman, why are you a starting QB??? ROFL!!!

  86. Dude,

    The Baltimore Charm, you know, the Lingerie Football League Team, have a better chance of winning more games this season than you do!

    Stop being so delusional Rex. I mean, you’re in a position that your fighting for starting snaps with a guy name “John Beck”

  87. Everyone “thinks” their team will win their division at this time if the year so cut Rexy a break.

  88. Hey, anything’s possible. It’s not likely, but you never know. For their sake, I hope they stink out loud so they can get into position to take Luck in the draft.

    But I’ll say this…I’m willing to bet they’ll be the best NFL team in the state of Maryland.

  89. @skibsdiehard, you’re an idiot. Kiss my a$$ you fool, nobody cares what you dud 20 years ago moron. Kiss the eagles a$$ all season long.

  90. Is the NFC East having a twinkie eating contest? if mso, then YES!!! Rex will bring home the title.

  91. As a life long skins fan will ya’ll let me know when real football comes back to dc. I feel like I’ve been watching a bad movie for the last 20 yrs

  92. Dear Skintard,

    1998 Rams starting QB -Tony Banks
    1999 Rams starting QB – Kurt Warner MVP

    Thats a good point nfldaddy, I wonder the ridicule rams fans received after trent green was injured for the 1999 season and they had to turn to a guy from the arena league who bagged groceries in the offseason. Seems some people either love eating crow or never own up to their pre-preseason trash talk. Like boysroll for instance.

  93. Yea that comment was made.
    But not long ago comments were flying out of Dallas. How was it watching another team play a superbowl in your stadium? Bet there were some belly laughs then huh?

    Or the egirls … 0 superbowls, been to one. Bet thats funny too. BTW take notes on the media predictions as they crowned the cowgirls last year and now the Egirls want, have , and sport the name “Dream Team”. Now they can go live up to it.

    My bet is no superbowl again and that really will be funny HA HA LOL fall out of my seat stomach hurts etc etc.

  94. YEa Rex is too funny, BUt you Redskins fans are alot funnier. YOu got one guy saying the Redskins had a better record than the Cowboys, Now that is so laughable, Because we had the same record and they split the season series. Then you got others saying it’s possible, they really think they are going to be a contender. Wake up!!!!!!!!! Not a chance in hell. And I tell you another thing, Philly aint done nothing yet, So if you want to crown them, then crown their asses. They are nothing more than the Redskins of a year ago, The Offseason Champs. And have you ever heard of addition by subtracting. Thats what the Cowboys did this offseason. Our biggest addition this offseason has been the return of Tony Romo. YOu can say what you want, But No team in our divison has a better QB. Eli has a superbowl, but it wasnt because of him, They had a relentless Defense that year, And as we all know Defense wins championships. Vick Had his best year as a QB last year, But if history repeats itself like it always do, then we know Philly wont make the playoffs this year because Vick has never lead his team to the playoffs in back to back years. The Gaints are a older team with a fool for a coach. Every year his job is on the line.Their offensive line is in disarray, their defense is banged up and they still have Eli. None of that is a good thing. With a healthy team and new coaches, you all will see the different team this year.

  95. Guys, we are reading too much into this…Rex is smarter than we all think… He is foreseeing his future and realizes his only fall back is stand up comedy… He is simply testing material to see if he will be a failure there too…

    I think, given his statment (and confidence in doing so), he needs to be tested for anything and if he is clean, I think the executive decision is to commit him to the confy padded room… Has he not paid attention ot the FA period?

  96. If it were any other division i’d say the skins have a chance but in the nfc east no way. They might make 3rd place if one of the other teams implodes ….

  97. This is the funniest thing I’ve heard so far during training camp! LMAO! LMAO! LMAO! LMAO! LMAO! LMAO!

  98. This is a non story that was used once again to get some traffic. So what he defended the outlook of his team, what qb would not. I will say this, they have upgraded over the team they had last year, especially the defense. May not translate into wins this year, but the skins are moving in the right direction with younger talent.

    I keep trying to understand how a 6 win (dallas) and a 8 win (gmen) think they are in so much better shape. And the Bills fan the comment that they know what a bad team looks like, nobody has seen anyone yet! lol

  99. Man I believe the Redskins arebetter than most think. Heck I even think Rex Grossman is as good(not sayin he’s gonna be great) as Carson Palmer. Grossman had no O in Chicago. The Redskins got some weapons on offense (Moss, Cooley,Gaffney, Torain*if healthy*). Grossman threw 7 TDs with 4 INTS and threw for 880 yards in 3 games last season. If he played all year at that pace he’d be well over the 4000 yard passing mark.

    2011 Grossman: 27 TDS 19 INTS, 3,978 Passing yards

    Final NFC East Standings
    Redskins 10-6
    Eagles: 10-6 (wildcard)
    Giants: 8-8
    Cowboys: 6-10

  100. Every year all the pundits make their August predictions, and conventional wisdom is proven wrong MUCH MUCH more often than it is right, last year the Redskins beat Dallas and Philly, so stick it in your ear!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just the same, though, Rex, if you’re reading this-What the hell are you smoking?

    On the other hand, Tampa was never going beat the Raiders in that Super Bowl, Pats could not possibly keep pace with the Rams, Giants couldn’t stop the Pats, Redskins scabs beat the Cowboys real players, this stuff happens all the time. But still, it’s Rex…..

  101. Combined INT total for Rexy and Beck will be plus 20. that would be a better preseason prediction. Dmac will have more TD passes then both of them combine in Minny.

  102. This is so f’n stupid. He said he feels they could win the division first of all. What do you want him to say? They look like a 4-12 team? Agree with flsnupe completely. Toolbox Mike Greenberg tried to start something with this also and Shefter and Meatball shot it down as a non-story also.

  103. flsnupe says:
    Aug 10, 2011 7:58 AM

    I keep trying to understand how a 6 win (dallas) and a 8 win (gmen) think they are in so much better shape. And the Bills fan the comment that they know what a bad team looks like, nobody has seen anyone yet! lol

    Dallas won six games last year with a back up. Say what you want about Romo not winning in the playoffs, But We are clearly a better team with him then without him. I do believe we have won the division more times in the last ten years than the Skins have playoff wins. Thats why we think we are in better shape. And if you ask me, They shouldnt have change their defense from a 43 to the 34 anyway, They was a top ten defense in the 43. The problem was and still is the offense. So I guess Grossman is the answer to that… And that my friend is the joke in a nut shell!!!

  104. Leave if to Beaver has done it again……correct me if i am wrong…does rex look like the Beave…LMAO.

    This org provides the most comedy yr to yr hands down in the NFL…..Is this guy serious? 2 of the worst QB in the league competing for the starting job and no talent at all…How about climbing out of the cellar first and compete for 3rd for once? LMAO…again COMICAL!!!!!!

  105. Im not actually seeing anything wrong with his statement, to be honest.

    I think the Redskins have just as much chance to win the NFC East as anyone else does.

    And when I say that, I include the Milwaukee Brewers, Jim Furyk, and the Vancouver Canucks. They all have about the same shot of winning the NFCE.

  106. fazsha says:
    Aug 9, 2011 10:17 PM
    I actually think Grossman is right. The Giants are in disarray, the Cowboys are rebuilding, and the Eagles, while looking good on paper, struggled to win games last year against mediocre opponents like Detroit and Dallas.
    ———————–

    HAHAHAHA. You are delusional in every respect.

  107. Do I think the Skins will win the East? Hell no. Is there anything wrong with him saying it? Hell no.

  108. Rex – What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  109. Is this any worse than everybody predicting that Dallas would be the 1st team to ever play a superbowl in their own stadium????…..Im not saying that this will happen but if it does I would pay to see the looks on your faces!!!!

  110. hail74 says: Aug 10, 2011 6:52 AM

    Thats a good point nfldaddy, I wonder the ridicule rams fans received after trent green was injured for the 1999 season and they had to turn to a guy from the arena league who bagged groceries in the offseason. Seems some people either love eating crow or never own up to their pre-preseason trash talk. Like boysroll for instance.

    —————————————————
    Here’s the problem Hail…..How many NFL games did Kurt Warner play in before he played for the Rams? How many teams did he bounce to and from?
    Oh that’s right, he was never even on an NFL regular season roster before the Rams. He also played in the Arena league and is #12 on their list of best players of all time.

    How games have Beck and Grossman played in and how many teams have they been on?

    Oh that’s right. 46 games, 4 teams, 41 TD’s, 43 INT’s, and 21 fumbles.

    I love how you think that Shanahan is somehow going to turn these proven bums into John Elway.

    The fact that you or any naive deadskins fan even thinks these situations are remotely comparable proves that you should be watching soccer.

  111. @duncanthecat

    “If Redskins take the East it would not be out of this world shocking. Every year there are surprises. Their defense will be much better as will their OL.”

    Their Defense will be much better? That isn’t saying much since they ranked 30th in defensive game stats last year. In addition to that, the passing defense was 31st in the league. Didn’t you mention something about the Dallas safeties? Oh yes, to quote you – “Dallas with upheavel in several spots, OL, DB’s. Their safeties must be the worst in the NFL.” Now that’s comical, ESPECIALLY since Sensabaugh is back, he is a very solid S, and Abram Elam was brought in opposite Sensabaugh to improve the S position and precipitate Alan Ball moving back to CB. And to let you in on a little secret, as bad as the Dallas Safeties were last year, the passing D ranked 26th to your 4skins 31st. I STILL can’t believe the hypocrisy displayed by haters.

    And to finish, it WOULD be a shock to see the Skins anything other than last in the NFC East since they have done next to nothing at the three offensive positions – QB,RB, and WR. Hightower? Really Donte Stallworth? REALLY? And Beck or Grossman @ QB? You better hope the two ladies at QB worked on their ability to run like hell from opposing defenses. That will be showcased every game, and when the skins do win 6 games or fewer, I will be looking for you to break down the how and why of their demise. No excuses, just reasons why they sucked so badly yet again.

  112. @mattyk72,

    This isn’t blown out of proportion by any means. It is considered newsworthy because a third rate QB whose team has been last in the division 3 out of 4 years, and 3rd in the division the 4th year is now saying they will win the division. He said what he said. He was quoted.

    The team has done little to improve, they have been bad for quite some time, and now suddenly they will win the NFC East because he “feels” they can? You keep on talking about your feelings, Rex. Only your therapist will listen, and that is only because you pay them to listen. What a moron.

    I would like to hear somebody interview him at the end of the season when they refer back to this quote, and see what he has to say at that point.

  113. jsrdc says: Aug 10, 2011 12:32 PM

    @duncanthecat

    “If Redskins take the East it would not be out of this world shocking. Every year there are surprises. Their defense will be much better as will their OL.”

    Their Defense will be much better? That isn’t saying much since they ranked 30th in defensive game stats last year. In addition to that, the passing defense was 31st in the league. Didn’t you mention something about the Dallas safeties? Oh yes, to quote you – “Dallas with upheavel in several spots, OL, DB’s. Their safeties must be the worst in the NFL.” Now that’s comical, ESPECIALLY since Sensabaugh is back, he is a very solid S, and Abram Elam was brought in opposite Sensabaugh to improve the S position and precipitate Alan Ball moving back to CB. And to let you in on a little secret, as bad as the Dallas Safeties were last year, the passing D ranked 26th to your 4skins 31st. I STILL can’t believe the hypocrisy displayed by haters.

    And to finish, it WOULD be a shock to see the Skins anything other than last in the NFC East since they have done next to nothing at the three offensive positions – QB,RB, and WR. Hightower? Really Donte Stallworth? REALLY? And Beck or Grossman @ QB? You better hope the two ladies at QB worked on their ability to run like hell from opposing defenses. That will be showcased every game, and when the skins do win 6 games or fewer, I will be looking for you to break down the how and why of their demise. No excuses, just reasons why they sucked so badly yet again.

    Heres a shocker IDIOT COWBOY FAN THE BOYS FINISHED LAST IN THE EAST….. PICKED @#9 BEFORE THE SKINS # 16 (from 10 traded to Jags) IN THE DRAFT. You can skew ANY stat to say what you want. Pass defense… OH YEAH Matt Schaub and D McNabb BOTH had carreer highs in passing(nearly 500 yds) in a SHOOTOUT that ended in OT SKEWING pass defense stats for BOTH teams to finish out the season. Dont speak if all that comes out is drivel that lacks any intellect or insight or in this case HIND sight.

  114. @ jsrdc:

    I’m going to assume you didn’t watch the entire interview where he said this. Context is everything.

    He didn’t hold a presser and come out with a grand prediction. He was simply making the point that he believes in his team.

  115. theclaim,

    Awwwwwww, did I strike a nerve? Don’t be all butt-hurt and try to blame me for your team sucking so badly. The 4Skins and Cowboys TIED for the NFC East record-wise at 6-10. I will help explain to you what you need to understand about the team records, since you are so distraught.

    You see, it is really easy – go to NFL.com and look up standings for 2010. You will see the Cowboys on top of the 4Skins due to more division wins at 3-3, versus 4-2. Who cares where they picked in the draft. And by the way, the stats that were quoted on defense for your 4Skins you can also find at nfl.com. Those were full season stats, and they don’t lie. One game isn’t going to “skew” the stats very much at all. Those stats were based on a collective season. Collectively, the 4Skins sucked in 2010,

    Last season you didn’t even have a starting QB going down for half the season or a HC coach being fired to help explain why the team sucked so badly. No, but they did pay a 20 million dollar roster bonus to some Fat Arss worthless player. And Fat Al’s FA acquisition by the 4Skins is the WORST FA signing in history. You have that to hang on your mantle.

    Man up. Your posts are about as bad as your team. You don’t have to like what I wrote, but you can’t dispute the stats or that Grossman is talking out of his arss.

  116. mattyk,

    Stating what he said was very much in context. It doesn’t get more cut and dry than saying “But when it’s all said and done, I really feel like this team’s gonna win the [NFC] East.”

    If Rex had specifically stated he “believed” in his team, I have no problem with that. But when you say “I feel like this team’s gonna win the [FNC] East”, you better damn well have reasons to back it up. Can you give me legitimate reasons, given the fact that the last 4 years, the skins were in last place 3 times, and 3rd place once. They brought in Hightower and Stallworth. Their draft wasn’t spectacular. This is an unfounded homer call by Grossman who wouldn’t have a job in the NFL if it wasn’t for the Redskins. PERIOD.

  117. I thought they drug test in the NFL….
    Clearly Rex is on Dust, LSD or some mind bending substance.

  118. Hey vmannj, the skins have 3 rings. If you’re going to talk history & don’t actually know it, you could at least wiki it.

    & btw, both teams suck in recent history & right now.

  119. Man, people are still giving Kitna sh*t for “guaranteeing” a 10-6 season out of the Lions… in what… 2007? Rex, baby, Rex… this quote is going to haunt you…

    3rd place. Maybe. At best.

  120. Skins will need a lot of Luck to win the NFC East. Hmmm! Luck, getting a year ahead of himself I think.

  121. Place is full of jokes.

    WTF was Grossman supposed to say?

    “Hey Rex, do you think the team has a chance to win the division this year?”

    “Nah… we’re looking at 4th place, 3rd if the Cowboys F up and fall on their face again, but let’s be realistic here. We hope to climb back to competitiveness in the next two or three years”

  122. Rex…. Cmon…. Stay out of the media…. U might lose your starting position to John Beck who has started only 4 games on a horrible Miami team.
    Am I optimistic? I have to be, but realistically no team that brings in a lot of free agents that are unfamiliar with the system is going to have much success. Especially if they have only been able to practice together since the 5th…. Sorry no chemistry….

    That goes for the Eagles too… As skins fan, let me tell you that you can’t help but to get excited with all the new players but it’s unlikely that they will do much until week 4-5…. Still won’t be able to defend the run….

    Dallas…. Romo is a joke…. He has great games but when it comes to the games that they need him in the clutch… He is a non-factor… Who is ur running back? Choice and jones? Do u think they can hold up all season without injuries?

    Giants…. They lost a couple key players ( s.smith, k. Boss, etc) so it will be interesting to see who they plug in… They are a disaplined team that will do well if the defense keeps pressuring QB’s

    All that being said, if shanny relies on running the ball 40-50 times a game…. Hopefully all Rex has to do is hike the ball and hand it off…. Torain as main back…. Hightower as blocking/3rd down back… And Roy helu jr. As our backup and future back…. Write down his name cause he is gonna haunt your dreams.

    Enough with the Rex grossman on drugs comments…. That is a bit overstated…. We know he has issues….

  123. You never know in this division. There’s no margin for error. Eagles, Cowboys, Giants – all are just one or two injuries away from major problems. So there’s no telling for sure.

    But I really, genuinely don’t get the QB thing with the Redskins. Nothing against their two main guys, but every other team in the division has a bonafide star as QB. Even if they really, genuinely believe in these guys, they’re both projects, and the Shanahans have to know that the clock is ticking on them getting something going.

    Could it really be that M. Shanahan has stars in his eyes over Andrew Luck, and sees the potential for another Elway to come his way? It seems ludicrous, but I can’t make sense out of it. Say what you will about Shanahan, it’s just not like him to be this unprepared at QB.

  124. To the clown waccoforflacco , who stated the Ravens would destroy the Eagles in the Preseason game, 13-6 Eagles. Yeah we sure got destroyed. Our d-line had Flacco running around like Vick lol.

  125. The writer obviously left off the part where Rex said “in the pre-season” the will win the NFC east in the pre-season… Still Highly Unlikely but that 1/2 percent chance is more probable then winning the NFC East in the regular season! But guys leave him alone he’s obviously got the “Rex” syndrome… He will be back to reality soon when he’s watching the skins in Last place from his comfortable bench!

  126. i can’t believe that shananhan has rex believing that the deadskins will win the nfc east this season, read my lips-NO WAY- the deadskins, the bills and the seahawks and possibly the 49ers will be in the andrew luck sweepstakes, if luck is drafted by the 49ers he will be named the starter on day one, simply b cause he knows jim harbaugh’s system from his playing days @ stanford. the iggels or the cowboys will win the nfc east this season. this will be romo’s mvp season, guaranteed.

  127. It’s not too far out of the realm of possibilities that the Washington Redskins win the NFC East in 2011. The team lost 6 games (2 division games) by 4 points of fewer during the 2010 season, while finishing with a 6-10 record. The NFC East Champion Eagles finished with a 10-6 record. Last year the team had the 30th ranked run offense which should be much improved with fresher legs in the backfield. Not to mention another to gel for the offensive line.

    I’m stunned that so many comments GUARANTEE that the Redskins CANNOT/WILL NOT/NEVER WILL win the NFC East in 2011. Did any of you think the Cardinals would be in the Super Bowl at the end of the 2009 season? The Saints in 2010? Leave the guarantees to death and taxes and let the seaon play out.

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