Kirk Cousins may have finally been chosen to be the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins last season, but the first half of 2015 came off as clumsy as a pig on ice skates. In game One the Skins managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory over Miami. After 5 more games the record stood at 2 wins and four losses.
Why the rough start? Two things stood out:
Kirk threw 8 interceptions in 6 games – but was that cause, or just the symptom?
Kirk didn’t get to practice at all with the first string before the start of the regular season – definitely not a symptom, and arguably the most likely cause of the 6 game “3 Stooges Marathon”.
To quote great Washington Redskins HOF coach George Allen, “THE FUTURE IS NOW”. Little did he know then that the term would take on an entire new meaning in the future to come. Bear in mind back in the 70’s, defenses ruled. Today the focus is on offenses, and the rules are totally different from what they were then.
In the offseason, we have time to reflect on the past and predict the probable future. It’s time us fans gave Redskins President Bruce Allen “some love” and appreciate what all he has done for our Washington Redskins and realize how fortunate we are to have him for our president.
When Kirk Cousins lead our Redskins to a “come from behind” victory over the favored Philadelphia Eagles, he had to throw for almost 300 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions. He also rushed for a one yard unplanned touchdown. The muddy ball squirted out like a greased tree frog but Kirk alertly recovered it, then drove his body hard into the line and crossed the goal line for the touchdown.
On Saturday, September 5th the other shoe will drop. When the hatchet stops swinging at 4:00 p.m. ET, a maximum of 53 players will remain on the roster. All other decisions to place on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform, Reserve/Non- Football Injury or Illness, request waivers, terminate contract, trade contract, or continue to count the player on the active list will be completed as well.
I’ll have to admit I’m surprised at this one, and that makes two for today. You could pretty much say that while I was writing and posting my article about Kirk being named the starter for the Miami game, Jay Gruden double-clutched and followed up later by naming Kirk Cousins the Washington Redskins starting quarterback for 2015.