Washington Redskins’ Kirk Cousins Accepts His Role, And Plays It Well
Washington Redskins‘ backup Quarterback Kirk Cousins will be the greatest backup QB this team has ever seen.
And when the time is right, he’ll be a great starter…somewhere.
There’s talent, and then there’s talent like Robert Griffin III and Cousins. Right now you can consider them the Batman and Robin of the NFC East. They understand their future with this team, and how separate it really is.
Let me put it to you straight: This team is not the New York Jets. As I’ve said before, everyone knows (except those who don’t understand business) that RG3 is the starting quarterback for the Redskins, good or bad. I’ve received a great deal of email about that statement citing Donovan McNabb battle cries.
McNabb is gone, went to the Minnesota Vikings and proved the Redskins right for letting him go.
But I know I’m speaking to the greatest fans in the world so there’s no love loss on this issue. Yes, we did applaud his arrival and yes, we did have great hopes (who doesn’t have those for new players?) but this time is different.
Time is short: Win, or else. You know I’m right. We’ve got depth at two places that we’ve always had troubles at: Running back, and QB. There’s a lot to be thankful for this season because even they know they’ve got a good thing going.
Cousins is an important part of that “good thing”, and to make matters even better, he knows his role.
And to make sure we all know that, he was quoted by the Associated Press saying the following: “This is Robert’s team”.
He added, “This is Robert’s opportunity. The coaches have made that very clear, and it’s my job to do the best I can in my situation and with my opportunities, and that’s what I’m trying to do.”
I do think it’s unfortunate that he has to say that publicly, but you do what you have to do. The Redskins don’t need distractions like these.
With that being said, Cousins should also understand that this is his moment too. No one can cast a shadow on his record at Michigan St., and we won’t start doing that because he’s a backup.
Ricky Allen is a Washington Redskins Blogger with Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @UltimateRedskin.