Grossman still sees ‘Skins as NFC East champs

Donovan McNabb stunk in his Vikings debut Sunday. His Redskins replacement, Rex Grossman, was pretty awesome, steering a season-opening victory over the Giants.

If that’s validation for Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, who parted ways with McNabb before the season, Grossman won’t say.

“I don’t think that’s really relevant at all, (McNabb’s) performance,” the QB said Wednesday on “Around the League.” “I have no idea if he played good or bad. I know he stat-wise wasn’t good, but you never know how the course of the game goes. Donovan is a good friend, he was a great teammate; he moved on, and so did the Redskins.”

The Redskins hope they’re moving in the right direction after a dismal 2010, and Grossman reiterated his preseason statement that he believes the team is an NFC East contender.

“We just feel like we have a good team,” he said. “It’s all going to play out, but we feel like from top to bottom — offensively, defensively, special teams — we’re a good team. I was just trying to get across the fact that we’re a confident team, and we’re going to come out firing. I really wasn’t trying to make a bold statement, but if you ask me the question, again I’m going to say, ‘Yeah, I think we’re going to win the East.’ “

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