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Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 31, 2013 – 10:05 am

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

It may be Labor Day weekend, but the Washington Redskins and the NFL never stop working. Later today, the Redskins will be required to cut their roster down to 53 men before the Eagles game coming up in just nine days. Yes Redskins fans rejoice—we are in the single digits.

Anyway ever since about February 4th tis the season of season previews and now, with rosters trimming down to league standards, the guys at collectively shared their thoughts on among other things, the NFC East and NFC wildcards.

In an interview with ESPN980 last week, general manager Bruce Allen dubbed the NFC East as the “SEC of the NFL” and after a simple eye check it’s appropriate to agree with his sentiment. Not only have the Redskins, Cowboys and Giants (maybe next time Philly) combined to win 12 Super Bowls, but the division is now entering a resurgence thanks to yours truly—the Washington Redskins.

Entering this season, there are more unpredictable factors since quite possibly the 1979 season when the Redskins finished 10-6—third in the division and out of the playoffs. The difficulty of picking this division is reflected by the 11 writers.

Of the 11 only two picked the Washington Redskins –Jeff Darlington and Elliot Harrison.

Darlington: “Too many people define the Redskins‘ season by how it ended: with Robert Griffin III injured. But the seven-game win streak they put together down the stretch didn’t come about by accident.”

Harrison: “Robert Griffin III will prove that 2012 was no fluke, playing great football late to best the Cowboys and Giants for the NFC East crown. RGIII‘s knee? It’ll be a distant memory.”

The most popular pick you might ask? Well that goes to the Dallas Cowboys.


Hmmm not sure how that video ended up there. Weird.

As for the three wildcard appearance in nine seasons—Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah (a former scout for the Eagles if you must know) believe it’ll come true.

Brooks: “A strong defense and powerful running game is the recipe for postseason success, which is why the Redskins‘ last-minute entry to the playoffs will prompt observers to brand RGIII and Co. dark-horse contenders.”

Jeremiah: “Robert Griffin III‘s knee is a concern, but backup QB Kirk Cousins is very capable, and this defense is very underrated. Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo will harass opposing signal-callers on a weekly basis.”

Release the Kerrakpo.

CHIME IN: What do you think will be the biggest key to the Redskins winning back-to-back division titles for the first time in 29 years or the third wildcard berth in nine seasons? Is it indeed Robert Griffin III or a revamped defense? 

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4 Responses to “’s NFC East, Wildcard Predictions”

  1. By Bob Sandweg on Aug 31, 2013 | Reply

    RGIII will be the biggest catalyst to the Redskins winning the NFC East.

    However, our improved defense will make this much more likely to be accomplished.

    All in all, this year we are better in just about every area; we have great depth at most positions. The Team appears to be a cohesive unit, working together; not as individuals looking for recognition but as a TEAM.

    I am ready for some football and have no doubt that we will have a great season. We should get into the playoffs and go deep.

  2. By aprilwalker2013 on Aug 31, 2013 | Reply

    Reblogged this on aprilwalker2013's Blog and commented:
    I never say we going to win it all every year, as some fans of some teams do! But we gotta team that really likes each other and has fun together! And they can play a little football too!! That’s a pretty dangerous combination!! HTTR

  3. By Timmeh on Sep 1, 2013 | Reply

    There won’t be an answer for RG3 and the butler this season. Just like the pre-season teams wont know what hit them, no matter how much film they study. Our pass rush will something special and will make a so-so secondary look like all pros. That is of course depending on the health of key players. I’m thinking as long as we can keep down the injuries down to half what we had to endure in 2012 NFC championship game is a reachable goal, and SB isn’t so crazy to contemplate either

  4. By Alex Ferguson on Sep 2, 2013 | Reply

    The big take away from last season and the preseason is the skins have a very good chance against all opponents. Ask any fan if they fear any team. Green Bay, Broncos, whatever, bring them. The Redskins are boasting more talent and continuity this year than over a decade, and that’s a fact in all the speculation. Are there concerns? Of course! We need RGIII to prove it in the post season and those questions cannot be answered until December. The biggest concern for the fans is can RGIII hold up. If he gets another ACL, its over. If the coaches respect that we will be successful, and if they don’t they will be fired, simple as that. RGIII butters your bread remember that.

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