I'm sure many of you have already seen this, but in a piece on ESPN.com, Redskins' quarterback Rex Grossman said that he thinks the Redskins are going to win the NFC East. Excuse me while I take five minutes to laugh out loud........okay, I'm back. Whew, that was a good one. Forget about the fact that just this morning, there was a piece (also on ESPN.com mind you) that projected the Redskins to be ranked 29th out of 32 teams in the NFL's power rankings. Here is an excerpt from the article:
"We're fine being the sleepers right now," Grossman said Tuesday in an interview with Comcast SportsNet. "You know, we're just waiting in the wings, ready to take over the NFC East. Nobody's talking about us. That's right where we want to 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 East."
Look, I realize no one has played a game yet, and everyone starts out at 0-0. I also know that the Redskins can be dangerous--just ask the Cowboys. And hey, if Rex was my quarterback, I would want him to have the mindset that he can win every game. I'm just not sure I'd want him telling ESPN.com that. And it's hard to believe that anyone outside of Washington (and maybe many in Washington) thinks the Redskins will finish higher than fourth. It's also probably common opinion that Grossman is the fourth best quarterback in the division.
Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, when asked to respond to Grossman's comments, told reporters Wednesday that he "couldn't care less." Giants offensive tackle David Diehl said he and his teammates were keeping their focus on themselves and on their season opener -- which happens to be against the Redskins in Washington. "Well, you're gonna hear from every team, they're gonna say the same answer. We're just continuing to take each and every day," Diehl said. "I just know that we're moving in the right direction, and we're gonna be ready to go on Sept. 11."
Well, at least now we have a little pushing and shoving going on more than four weeks before the start of the regular season.