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”.
When you were just a little tyke your parents tried to teach you common sense the best way they could. Among the many things they tried to get across was to be careful around trains. Trains don’t stop to let you go by; they run over anything that gets in their way.
After 83 years the coaching history of the Washington Redskins is equally rich with tradition and championships. What began with the Boston Braves & head coach Lud Wrayin 1932, and the Boston Redskins in ’33 with head coaches Lone Star Dietz & Eddie Casey in ’35 has evolved with the years into a new team now. There are new faces and new names in the coaching staff, with new traditions to build and new championships to win.
One things for sure, it feels good to have a healthy defense again to start out the 2012 season. Sure the Skins fans and the rest of the nation was waiting to see how well RGIII handled pro pressure, but without the Redskins defense standing firm the game would have been lost. Continue reading →