MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 04: Miles Austin of the Dallas Cowboys attends Madden Bowl XVI at Clevelander Hotel on February 4, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
A bold claim made last night on the part of a Washington Redskin set the blogging world abuzz momentarily, and sent Cowboys' receiver Miles Austin to the floor, out of breath and unable to curb his laughter.
The unknowing jester, DeAngelo Hall, was not likely jesting when he declared to Dan Steinberg of The DC Sports Bog that, among other things, Washington would dominate the NFC East in 2010--a lofty, lofty claim, even considering the acquisition of Donovan McNabb and the new Shannahan-Allen regime.
Without any further adieu, the source of Austin's rotund guffaws:
"It's based on the talent we feel like we've got. It's based on the improvements I feel like we've made. It's based on the scheme," Hall said. "The scheme alone is gonna give us four or five more wins. The games we lost by two, three points, we'll win those games, easy.
"We'll dominate our division, off of bringing Donovan McNabb in here, a guy who's dominated the division in the past," Hall said. "So that's just an educated guess. That's an educated guess, and I stand behind. I'll stand behind that. I'll fight and claw to try to make that happen."
Not for nothing, it should be noted that the Redskins won just four games last season, and failed to defeat a division opponent.
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