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Redskins: Humble? Or Not?

From the AP: "Everybody kind of pulled up on their high horse," said linebacker Marcus Washington, recalling last year's talk of a Super Bowl run. "But this year is not like that. We're just ready to go to work."

(By Jonathan Newton -- The Washington Post)

From Clinton Portis: "We're going to be in the NFC championship game. I guarantee that."

From the AP: "Gone are the bombastic predictions that came on the heels of the 2005 playoff season. Now everyone is humble, even contrite. A 5-11 season will do that."

From the ARE: "We're trying to win the Super Bowl," Randle El said at his skills camp at Thornton High School on Saturday. "We don't just want to make the playoffs. We want to get (to the Super Bowl) and win it. I think we have that kind of a team. We are going to get it done this year."

So, uh, humble or not? Bombastic or not?

One year ago this day update, from the AP:

"Ten-and-six is unacceptable," said Bugel, referring to last year's record. "Just getting to the playoffs, that's ho-hum. One great thing about Joe Gibbs is when he looks around and thinks he has a good football team, he won't be ashamed to talk about what his goals are."

The Redskins indeed could be a contender this season. They are solid in 20 of 22 starting positions entering camp, although the season probably will hinge on whether soon-to-be 36-year-old quarterback Mark Brunell can put together a solid, injury-free season.

Now that was optimism.

[I'll be joining Redskins blog king JLC in Ashburn this afternoon. The printed paper heralded this development today by promoting my "irreverent--and sometimes irrelevant--take." Thanks, printed paper people.]

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 27, 2007; 12:44 PM ET
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"irreverent--and sometimes irrelevant--take."

Wacky print people! Maybe they should allow the reader to determine what's relevant.

Posted by: Unsilent Majority | July 27, 2007 2:24 PM | Report abuse

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