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”.
I’m happier than a midget getting off a crowded elevator! The Washington Redskins re-signed backup quarterback Colt McCoy, and we finally have some stability at the QB position once again. Basically, the contract is for 3 years at 3 million a year, 9 million total, year 2018 is voidable, and he did get a signing bonus of one million, 800 thousand.
The English tend to define an era as a ‘long and distinct period of history’, but then again they have a long history. Americans have a shorter history, expect quick results, and tend to think of eras in decade terms or less.
The young Heisman Trophy winner seemed destined for greatness in early 2012, and Mike Shanahan mortgaged the farm in a desperate bid to create a new era of success for the Washington Redskins faithful. However the skyrocket beginning in 2012 fizzled out like a bottle rocket, taking coach Mike Shanahan down with it and now sadly the injury ridden RG III era is finally coming to an end.
“Da Bears” are coming off an overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers, a game they should have won with a close 36 yard field goal with time running out of regulation. When their kicker missed it and the Bears lost in overtime they just about matched how our Dallas Cowboys game. Both teams are 5 and 7, both are mad, and both want to stomp a mudhole in somebody.
Not trying to make excuses for any Redskins quarterback or O-line, receivers, or coaches, but Jay Gruden’s first year I noticed too much time wasted before the QB was given the play, thus giving our QB only 2 or 3 seconds left to scan the defense and get the ball snapped. This seemed due to 2 or 3 coaches calling the plays or coordinating the next play.