Rex Grossman was a bit premature when he made his proclamation that the Redskins will win the NFC East Division.

This team has had more than its fair share of struggles over the past year under the new coaching regime, including an infamous failed fitness test.

It’s safe to say the first shot of the year has been fired, and it’s come from an unlikely source: Grossman.

“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,” the Redskins quarterback said this week.

The team had a quiet free agency period, and in a lockout-shortened offseason was not considered a major story line in the league.

In the aftermath of Grossman’s remarks, the quarterback has put the mad scientist’s (Coach Mike Shanahan) rebuild of this team out in the open.

Although I do not believe coaches or players will put much stock in Grossman’s statement, he has put a quotable out there that teams will be able to refer back to and use if the Redskins find relevance.

I’m not offended by Grossman’s comments. I hope the whole team believes it can win enough games to win the division.

This team must first believe it can win before winning can start happening. I only hope that the actions of these players follow and mirror the words of Rex Grossman.

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