Sunday’s game in New York vs the Giants will be the first division game of the season for the Washington Redskins. The winner of the game will be in first place of the NFC East which creates even more intensity and urgency to an already big game. The NFC East is known as the toughest division in football and the trademark of the division is what we call “big boy football” tough, physical, hard nosed play, along with dominating the line of scrimmage and running the ball down the other team’s throat.And that description brings me to my key to victory, which is to dominate the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. Firstly on offense...the oline must fire off the ball and get good push in the run game, and then give Rookie Quarterback sensation Robert Griffin III enough time in the pocket to complete passes and get in rhythm in the passing game. The two go hand in hand, creating running room for Alfred Morris will force the Giants to overcompensate and bring extra defenders in the box and up to the line of scrimmage to try and stop the run.
The old adage in the NFL is that you have to have a pro style pocket quarterback to win the Super Bowl. Ala Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Kurt Warner, Phil Simms, Terry Bradshaw, etc , etc. There have been exceptions with some scrambling quarterbacks winning the Super Bowl such as Roger Staubach, Steve Young, Aaron Rodgers, and John Elway. But for the most part NFL owners, coaches, and general managers would always say that a running quarterback can't win a championship and that a prototype pocket passer is needed to win.