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”.
Matt Cavanaugh has 3, (count’em) THREE Super Bowl Rings. He is known and respected throughout the NFL as “the” quarterback guru, maybe the best QB coach in the QB biz. Matt’s a big reason for Kirk Cousin’s and Colt McCoy’s big improvement in their game. Both will admit that and give Matt the credit for their successful season 2015.