Originally Posted by Blackboyfly
You're right, Dallas has no safeties /O-Line, Eagles are rebuilding on D and the Giants D will probably be terrible and Nicks does stay hurt. But the Redskins franchise QB is coming off an ACL tear, their best DB is Deangelo Hall and defenses are obviously going be more prepared for the read option. It's not just the other three teams with problems. Anybody can win the East any year, that's why each team has won the division title since 09.
I'm not sure you can actually stop our read option. We run so many variations of it from the option sweep, PA option, screen option,we adjust our option depending on if the D is scraping with a LB or safety. Kyle literally has an option play for any look the D gives us. Also lets not act like RG3 isnt extremely proficient in the pocket and is more than capable of running the traditional Shanahan offense (bootleg, rollouts, heavy play-action). I know sweeping the division sounds far-fetched but we went 5-1 with a rookie QB and our best defender in Orakpo out for the year. We have solid depth at every position.
Cowboys have zero depth at every position outside of TE and their run defense on paper is abysmal. Their top LB's are extremely fragile. Romo crumbles under pressure. Dez is about all they have going for them.
Eagles are going to ride McCoy to the ground with that suspect WR core and I've already mentioned their subpar personnel for a 3-4.
Giants are a wildcard with Eli at the helm but that defense is legit shook of RG3. They're the only squad that we might have problems with.
Skins have the best front 7 with Orakpo back 100% (Kerrigan led the league in QB hurries being the sole pass rusher last yr) the 2nd best RB & QB in the east. Is it really crazy that we make a 49ers type leap into the elite category now that we have a competent QB?