Can We Reduce the Kirk Cousins Talk, Please?

At work last week, one of the guys who claims to be a Washington fan, said Kirk Cousins should be the Washington quarterback over even healthy Bob Griffin. Another claiming to be a Washington fan said the same thing. I instantly knew the former was casual NFL fan who didn’t know shyte about his alleged team.

I think Kirk Cousins is a bit of a mirage. Big stats; he does great for fantasy team owners. As far as winning games, no.  Bob Griffin is the Washington solution.

Last night, Cousins was horrible, a turnover machine. 4 pix, 1 fumble in a 45-14 loss to the New York Giants. One thing we’ve learned about Washington is, if a team preps for Bob Griffin, Cousins comes in and plays well. If Cousins starts, it’s been a different story. Even in last week’s game in Philadelphia, Cousins got off to a fast start, then the Eaglets caught up. Bob Griffin is a pedestrian 13-17 in games he’s started. But Cousins is 1-5; now he’s got a 5-game losing streak over two seasons.

There’s your starter, Washington fan; the guy you wanted so badly.

Did we mention Mike Shanahan is a physical destroyer of quarterbacks? Other than John Elway, who was already established as one of the great quarterbacks of all time, Mike Shanahan has participated in playing injured quarterbacks. Did we mention Brian Griese? He ended up beating the Raiders in this game which ultimately meant nothing. Except the end of Griese’s usefulness as an NFL quarterback. But it was Mike Shanahan’s fetish to beat the Raiders no matter what. Did we mention that game meant nothing?

As much as BSP launches into Daniel M. Snyder and his status as the worst owner in pro football, Snyder might have waited too long to send Shanahan into football oblivion. We do laugh because Jay Gruden, Washington’s newest coach touted Cousins.

 

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About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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