Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 1/25/12
Washington-redskins-new

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.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Dwight Howard: ‘I have not asked the Rockets to trade me’

Nazem Kadri fined $5,000 for throat-slashing gesture

Hassan Whiteside suspended one game for elbowing Boban Marjanovic

Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has torn labrum

Report: Antonio Tarver suspended six months, fined $50,000 for positive test

Texans owner wants team to draft a top quarterback

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Subban undergoes larynx surgery, out at least eight weeks

Report: Raiders staying in Oakland for 2016 season

Cavaliers showing trade interest in Kings’ Ben McLemore

Report: Rockets shopping Dwight Howard

Jim Fassel takes issue with Cam Newton's warmup MVP cleats

Report: NFL upholds Vontaze Burfict’s three-game suspension

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

NBA to weigh adding advertisements to jerseys

ESPN, Stephen A. Smith and Little League International sued by parents of Jackie Robinson West

Kobe Bryant shoots down notion he wants All-Star MVP record

Justin Tuck will sign one-day contract to retire with Giants

Ronda Rousey returns to training

Von Miller likely to get franchise tag from Broncos

Barry J. Sanders transferring to Oklahoma State

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

USWNT start Olympic qualification in style by scoring in first 12 seconds

Magic Johnson wants Peyton Manning to join Rams

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

Franchise tag has been a useful tool for John Elway, Broncos

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

The NCAAB power rankings

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker