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Jason Reid, a sports columnist with the Washington Post, defends Mike Shanahan’s decision to draft quarterback Kirk Cousins in the fourth round, even though they got their supposed franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Reid points out that Cousins is the winningest quarterback in Michigan State history. And, as Shanahan stated to the press during the draft, the Redskins, “have to have depth to win.” Reid’s thinking is right in line with Shanahan’s – a team must have a good backup quarterback on hand at all times due to the unpredictable nature of the NFL. Does anyone remember a journeyman by the name of Kurt Warner?
So while it was puzzling to so many NFL pundits when the Redskins called Cousins’ name, at the very least, the move signaled the thudding conclusion of the brief but disastrous Rex Grossman/John Beck era. And if Shanahan’s instincts are correct about Cousins and he ends up being a very good backup quarterback, the Redskins have the ability to trade him for a draft pick.
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Today the Washington Redskins posted a picture of Robert Griffin III on their Twitter feed that showed him throwing a football wearing his home uniform.
#Redskins QB @RGIII gets geared up and throws to staff members on the back field.More to come soon! twitter.com/Redskins/statu…
— Redskins (@Redskins) May 3, 2012
Griffin was apparently doing a rookie photo shoot, then the Redskins...
It was shocking at first and seemed downright illogical, but after further though it makes perfect sense as to why the Washington Redskins drafted Kirk Cousins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
After trading a three first round picks and a second rounder to acquire the No. 2 overall pick to draft Baylor quarterback and Heisman trophy winner Robert Griffin III, it is clear...
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What the hell is everyone talking about? I usually can see the value in opinion pieces penned by most members of the media. The manufactured crap around the “horrible” and “controversial” nature of Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins joining the Redskins simply baffles me. It started when I read the following SEO headline a few days ago from Ashley Fox’s ESPN...
It seems that while Robert Griffin III has yet to actually sign an NFL contract, he is already starting to take care of those around him. Black Sports Online is reporting that RG3 has purchased a brand new Bentley for his fiancee Rebecca Liddicoat. The first-round draft pick of the Washington Redskins – #2 overall [...]
Why are people feeling sorry for Kirk Cousins? Why do people think his selection by the Washington Redskins was controversial?
The Redskins thought he was a value in the fourth round so they took him. Cousins may be a backup. Or Robert Griffin III could be a flop. Then Washington has a backup plan in place.
Look no further than 1994, the year Washington drafted both Heath Shuler...
When the Washington Redskins selected Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick of the NFL Draft, they took a player who was the face of a school deep in the heart of Dallas Cowboys country.
And now the team is looking to capitalize on the success of RGIII as they try to gather "new" Redskins fans who are not ready to jump off the Griffin bandwagon just yet.
With the draft over and preseason being way down the line, I started to think about how I became a Bears fan. Many people always ask why I am a Bears fan and I usually provide an abbreviated short and sweet version. But in reality, it happened like this...
I can remember it like it was yesterday.
It was in October 16, 2006 and the Bears were playing on a Monday night. I had started...
25 Big 12 players (not including incoming schools TCU and West Virginia) were drafted in the 2012 NFL draft, and another 31 have been signed in free agency thus far. Here’s a breakdown by school: Baylor Bears Drafted: 1st Round (2nd overall) — Robert Griffin III (QB) — Washington Redskins 1st Round (20) — Kendall [...]
It has been a generation. 1991 - 2011Mark RypienCary ConklinRich GannonJohn FrieszHeath ShulerGus FrerotteTrent GreenBrad JohnsonJeff GeorgeTony BanksDanny WuerffelShane MatthewsTim HasselbeckPatrick RamsoeyMark BrunellTodd CollinsJason CampbellDonovan McNabbJohn BeckRex GrossmanAnd that is all I have to say about that.Hail.