It started innocuously enough this preseason with Rex Grossman, who proclaimed that the Washington Redskins were the team to beat in the NFC East.
We all had a hearty chuckle and said, “Oh, that Rex.”
Trouble is the Skins haven’t stopped talking ridiculous nonsense ever since.
First, there was DeAngelo Hall chiming in a couple weeks ago saying that he would be targeting Tony Romo’s ribs when the Skins played the Cowboys on Monday Night Football, which was arguably the most over-the-top thing anyone has said about an upcoming game since Reg Dunlop put a bounty out on the head of Syracuse Bulldogs chief punk Tim McCracken. The only difference is Reg Dunlop is a movie character.
Now, tight end Chris Cooley has jumped onto the anti-Romo pile, telling a radio show it was “amazing” to watch Romo choke against the Lions this week.
You know what else is amazing, Chris? That a choking-ass quarterback like Tony Romo just beat you with two broken ribs and a punctured lung two weeks ago. Maybe you should worry about keeping cameras away from your dong and go sit in the corner and think this one over for awhile.
Amazingly, Cooley wasn’t the only one shooting his mouth off this week.
Running back Tim Hightower also joined the mix, telling CSN Washington that the Redskins will be representing the NFC at the Super Bowl in Indianapolis.
Would now be a good time to remind the fellas they haven’t won a division title since 1999?
At least coach Mike Shanahan still has kept some sense of perspective, reminding his team of the handy old cliche of taking it one week at a time in an interview with the Redskins’ team site.
We’ll see if they start following his advice or just become the NFC version of the Jets, only with even less reason to be bragging about themselves.