Ben McAdoo: 'And Washington is Washington, right?'

Brian Tinsman
July 12, 2018 - 11:37 pm

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Former New York Giants head coach and amateur hair gel model Ben McAdoo finally (finally?) opened up on Thursday about the outlooks of his former team.

It's hard to believe that anyone was waiting for this New York Post interview, but it still provided its bit of entertainment, specifically about the Washington Redskins.

For what it's worth, McAdoo believes his former employer will win the NFC East this season, after team management made a lot of the moves he would have endorsed.

Here's what he had to say about the teams that will trail the G-Men in the division:

Eagles: "I think Philly, how much success has Philly had? I think they’re gonna have a hard time handling success."

Cowboys: "Dallas, I like their offensive line, but how long have we been saying that? Their defense, they got a bunch of young guys playing DB, Sean Lee is banged up a lot, and their D-line, they got a bunch of guys getting in trouble all the time."

Redskins: "And Washington is Washington, right?"

In other words, he has a gut feeling that the Eagles won't repeat and he's tired of talking about the Cowboys' strongest assets. But what does his review of the Redskins even mean?

Perhaps it's being a cynical D.C. sports fan, but it's hard to imagine this as a compliment. This is a dismissive remark on par with "boys will be boys," which has never been used in a good way.

On the other hand, perhaps this is a golden opportunity for the marketing minds at Redskins Park to capture the essence of the 2018 season. 

Quarterback Alex Smith leads a makeover offense that also includes rookie running back Derrius Guice, receiver Paul Richardson, and a maybe healthy Jordan Reed. Whether this proves to be the winning combination where Kirk Cousins fell short remains to be seen.

The defense got stronger up front in the draft, but arguably got weaker on the back end, while the special teams units will have to rely on continuity for improvement.

We'll learn a lot about this team in the next two months. But all we know for right now is that "Washington is Washington, right?"


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