The Washington Redskins have made some strides this season but a lot of people still think they have a lot of work to do. However, some people think they are sitting pretty. Adam Schefter is one of those people. The famous NFL insider thinks the team is the best positioned NFC East team for the next ten years.
@thebiglead “If you were to pick a team that you wanted to be in the NFC East for next 10 years, you would pick the Washington Redskins.”
— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) November 1, 2012
This statement is patently absurd. I understand that Robert Griffin III is a great talent, but the division still runs through one team. That team is the New York Giants. Schefter thinks the Skins can emulate them but a rip off will not be as successful as the prototype. The Giants have shown how to build a potential dynasty. One pick does not change the fact that the Skins are still the bottom feeders.
Could the Redskins become a threat in the division? Of course they could. However, not many people would take their future over the Giants right now. The Giants have a stout defense and Eli Manning is going to be around for a while. Until those parts start to come unglued, the division will remain in New York. Washington can easily jump up to number two, but it will take some time.
Hopefully Schefter realizes what he said. It is just way too early to say Washington is going to become the best team in the NFC East.