For those of you hoping a 3-1 performance in the preseason would change much in the way of where the Redskins fall in some organizations’ Week One power rankings, then you’ll be disappointed by this:
ProFootballTalk today released its first power rankings of the regular season (they’re calling it their ‘Week Zero’ power rankings), and the Redskins fall in at No. 24 — the same ranking they were given before preseason play began.
Am I surprised? Not in the least bit.
Hey, a 3-1 preseason is certainly something to be proud of — especially for a team like the Redskins that was able to display its depth (especially on defense) in those four games.
But most in the media don’t bat an eye at a successful (or unsuccessful) preseason slate. It’s obviously what you do in the regular season that matters.
I did, however, disagree with ProFootballTalk’s assertion for its preseason ranking that one of the Redskins’ weaknesses heading into the season is its defensive line. Writer Josh Alper said Barry Cofield, Adam Carriker and Stephen Bowen “are all coming off subpar years” in 2011.
I don’t know which Cofield, Carriker and Bowen that Alper was watching, but it certainly wasn’t the same trio that I saw out there.
Anyway, other than that, here’s where the rest of the NFC East falls in this week’s ProFootballTalk Week Zero rankings:
2. New York Giants (one first-place vote)
9. Philadelphia Eagles
13. Dallas Cowboys
CHIME IN: What do you think of this week’s ProFootballTalk power ranking? Where do you think the Redskins should rank?
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