NFL Network studio host Rich Eisen joined Bill Rohland and Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan to discuss the potential of the Redskins in the NFC East this season and to promote his new show, “The Great Escape.”
Eisen likes the quarterbacks in the NFC East, saying it’s time to stop bashing Eli Manning of the New York Giants and Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys. He also is fired up to see what Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III looks like in a division with multiple quality quarterbacks already. According to Eisen, it’s time for the Redskins to finally join the NFC East party.
“That’s the beauty of the NFL,” said Eisen. “From year to year to year, you can never say never.”
The Redskins have been cellar-dwellers in the NFC East in each of the last four seasons. To Eisen, this does not mean they will be out of contention this year. One thing he has taken away from his time around the NFL is the number of surprise teams that contend every year.
The Redskins are close to competing in the NFC East, and have some good pieces to build through, especially on the defensive side of the ball.
“The defense last year made a big jump,” said Eisen. “They have two guys with huge motors in Kerrigan and Orakpo and a lot of teams are looking for that, so why not?”
Eisen is also promoting his new show, “The Great Escape.” He describes the show as a reality competition program in the same vein as “The Amazing Race.”
“Three teams of two get locked up in a unique spot,” explained Eisen. “And they race to be the first to escape and reach me. I hand the first team that reaches me a case full of cash with 100,000 dollars.”