Former scout thinks Skins will win the East

Dave Razzano is a former NFL scout and Playmaker Mobile correspondent with more than 22 years of professional scouting experience with the San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals under NFL coaches including Bill Walsh, George Seifert, Chuck Knox, Dick Vermeil and Dennis Green. He has been a part of five Super Bowls with three Super Bowl wins (49ers, 1989, 1990; Rams, 2000).

Dave Razzano is a former NFL scout for the 49ers under Bill Walsh and then George Seifert.  He also worked with the likes of Chuck Knox, Dick Vermeil, and Dennie Green.  So when it comes to coaching and talent he knows what he is talking about.  He has five rings to back it up.

When Dewey Hammond of PlaymakerMobile interviewed him about the two situations concerning the Washington Redskins, he had nothing but high expectations for the team, primarily because of the quarterback and head coach.

On Donovan McNabb

By getting McNabb it gives them a bona fide playoff quarterback, playoff-tested, Super Bowl-tested, even though he hasn’t won one. He’s an upper-echelon quarterback. He’s going to want to prove himself. You know, he’s not a natural leader, he’s a little bit of that loosey-goosey jokester type, but I think coming into a new environment like Washington they’re going to gravitate to him because of the talent, and I think they’re going to be very successful. I think they’re going to challenge for the NFC East title next year, because of not only McNabb but their underrated defense.

McNabb will have something to prove. He’ll be consistent and he’s the best they’ve had in a while, so it’s a drastic improvement on Jason Campbell, and again, I think they’re going to be relevant and challenge for the NFC East title, especially with Mike Shanahan leading the way.

On Mike Shanahan

You know, Shanahan has something to prove as well, and I know, talking to quarterbacks around the league — I’ve been around a long time and talking to these guys I always ask them, Who’s a great quarterbacks coach? And at least four or five guys have said the best by far is Mike Shanahan. He’s quarterback-friendly, that’s always the term they use. He knows how to deal with quarterbacks. He knows their strengths and weaknesses. He doesn’t make them over-think things, and he likes to move the guys out of the pocket, which fits McNabb perfectly. I see a match made in heaven. I see a good football team there in Washington.

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