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Rex Grossman: Redskins Were a Damn Good 5-11, You Didn’t Want to Play Us

We love you, Rex Grossman.  We really do.  We admire the fact that you can go from starter, to backup, to starter, to Super Bowl, to backup, to starter, to backup, to kind of starter and just take it like a man.  Mike Shanahan has not exactly given Grossman a long leash since he named him the starter in favor of Donovan McNabb last season.  Somehow, Rex has kept on ticking.  In fact, even his opinion of the 2011 Redskins is relatively high.

“It’s hard to say this, but we were a pretty damn good 5-11,” Grossman said Wednesday during an interview with the Sirius XM Blitz, according to DC Sports Bog. “You didn’t really want to play us.”

Who didn’t want to play you exactly?  To Washington’s credit, they did beat the NFC champion Giants twice this year.  As we know, however, the Giants hit their stride late in the season and haven’t looked back since.  The Redskins had a decent defense all season, but their offense could find no consistency whatsoever.  Oh yeah, and they had five wins.

I doubt teams were all that intimidated during weeks in which they were preparing to face the Redskins.  Rex’s comments don’t surprise us, however, as delusional thoughts were an epidemic in the nation’s capital this year.  This is the same Grossman who told everyone he thought the ‘Skins would win the NFC East.  He also had teammates who in October were convinced the team was Super Bowl bound.  Categorizing the 2011 Redskins as a “damn good 5-11″ seems like a completely appropriate way to cap things off.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Billy-Crawford/100001797078455 Billy Crawford

    Grossman and the ‘Skins beat the Super Bowl Giants, not once, but twice.  Grossman also dueled Brady and the Super Bowl Patriots down to the final seconds, taking the lead late in the game, forcing Brady to mount a drive late in the fourth quarter, then Grossman led the team down the field again, scoring the tying TD to Moss with seconds to play, only to have the officials negate it with a questionable offensive interference penalty.  Brady was throwing the ball to Welker and Gronkowski all game.  Grossman was throwing the ball to 7 guys named “Joe.” 

    The playoffs have shown all of us what happens to teams and their QBs when there is no support from the running game and when pass protection breaks down.

  • JP Pelosi

    You have to enjoy Rex’s bravado – it’s one his best skills, right up there with misreading defenses. Enjoyed your comments.

    JP Pelosi,
    Whyfootballiscool.com

  • Anonymous

    you mean when the Skins beat the Giants in week 15? Wouldn’t that qualify late in the season. Their record was 5 – 11 and yes they had problems, one was injuries. Tim Hightower, Cooley, Hankerson and Moss were all on the IR. Don’t sleep on this team next year, RG3 or not.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HB7LYWAUUFGJ5NAKDS2ULWGKE4 Rod

    Yeah and guess what – Grossman threw to 20 other guys named Joe who all wore the wrong colored jerseys. Grossman stinks. He has the worst judgement on any QB in the leauge and he has no confidence and chokes when the game is on the line. .  There were 11 teams that very much enjoyed playing you.  Opposing defenses licked their chops at the thought of your little boy sized hands fumbling the ball in key situations or your penchant for throwing to the wrong colored jerseys.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HB7LYWAUUFGJ5NAKDS2ULWGKE4 Rod

    Grossman stinks. He has the worst judgement on any QB in the leauge and he has no confidence and chokes when the game is on the line. .  There were 11 teams that very much loved playing Grossman.  Opposing defenses licked their chops at the thought of his little boy sized hands fumbling the ball in key situations or your penchant for throwing to the wrong colored jerseys.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Billy-Crawford/100001797078455 Billy Crawford

    How did the top tier QBs perform in the playoffs when the offensive line couldn’t give them time to throw? How many times have we watched Brady hit
    defenders the past few weeks and make other poor throws when he was rushed?  How did Brees, Rodgers, Romo and Roethlisberger recently perform when they were under heavy pressure?

    Where would you rate Grossman’s offensive line?  How about the ‘Skins running game?  How about their receivers?  Put any of these top tier QBs in that position and you’ll see terrible results.  Give Grossman a good offensive line and receivers and 2/3 of his turnovers will “magically” disappear overnight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Billy-Crawford/100001797078455 Billy Crawford

    “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest
    of the team.” 
    - John Wooden  (Read that name a few times, OK?)
     
    “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools
    do.” 
    - Dale Carnegie