ESPN’s John Clayton Picks Redskins To Win The Beast. WE’RE DOOMED!

ESPNESPN football analyst John Clayton never met an offseason blockbuster trade he didn’t like. Whenever a team signed an Albert Haynesworth or Nnamdi Asomugha, you could count on Clayton to write up that team as a Super Bowl contender. Clayton did exactly that when the Redskins traded two useful Draft picks to Philadelphia for Donovan McNabb. “Automatic contenders for the East,” Clayton said. (I haven’t quite forgiven him that.)

So what am I to think when Clayton says this about the Washington Redskins fast start to the top of the division?

“For the record, I bought into the Dream Team, and, like the majority, I went with the Philadelphia Eagles. They won the offseason, and they had Michael Vick.

Well, we’re four weeks into the season, and we have to come up with alternatives. If I had to admit my Eagles pick wasn’t right, I’m going to surprise you with the next option. Believe it or not, theWashington Redskins might win the NFC East.

As you know, schedules are everything, and the final 12 games give the Redskins the best opportunity to win the division. The key is winning home games within the division. If Washington can do that, it will win the East.

Sure, it sounds crazy to go with a team led by Rex Grossman, but the closing schedule can negate the woes of one of the worst closing quarterbacks in the league. First of all, the Redskins face a .417 closing schedule, second to only the Arizona Cardinals as the easiest closing schedules in football.”

~ ESPN Hot Button: Eagles vs. Redskins

I am stunned. I am frightened. Saying this about the Redskins is tantamount to calling us a Dream Team.

We are doomed. Undecided 



Anthony Brown

About Anthony Brown

Lifelong Redskins fan and blogger about football and life since 2004. Joined MVN's Hog Heaven blog in 2005 and then moved Redskins Hog Heaven to Bolguin Network. Believes that the course of a season is pre-ordained by management decisions made during the offseason. Can occasionally be found on the This Given Sunday blog and he does guest posts.