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.
As of Saturday night injuries had Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen, two starting tight ends to be out for the season. This leaves us with good pass catching tight end Jordan Reed who needs to improve is blocking skills and three rookies that need to prove to be the “next man up”. Chase Dixon, Je’Ron Hamm and Devin Mahina are all competing in house. Of those three, I like Devin Mahina as the best prospect. In my view, Devin will fit into headcoach Jay Gruden’s system.
When adversity strikes a child, often it provides a glimpse of the metal the man will be made of. At age 8 Ryan Kerrigan suffered an ear infection that left him half deaf, but he has overcome that challenge. Over the years Ryan learned to fine-tune his other senses to compensate for the loss.