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Controversial Cousins

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Today during the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft (Day 3), the Redskins selected Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins, which would have been a solid pick had there not been a certain player picked second overall….

The move is very confusing. The Redskins traded up and traded the ranch to draft Robert Griffin III, so he should be the starting quarterback. It’s ok to have a formal “competition” between Griffin and Rex Grossman, because that’s giving Grossman a fair shot at the job. But to draft an additional capable rookie quarterback? That suggests that the Redskins aren’t 100% confident in Griffin, and suggests that the job is up for grabs, which it isn’t (at least I hope…).

I love Kirk Cousins as a football player and as a person. He led the Spartans to much success this past year, and won the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award for character. If it wasn’t for the Redskins taking Robert Griffin III, I’d have wanted that the first round pick was used on someone else (had they not traded up of course) and the Redskins would have picked Cousins to be their next quarterback.But they already drafted a franchise quarterback and put themselves in a good position, so as the Beetles once said, “Let it be.” I guess they can’t..


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5 Responses to “Controversial Cousins”

  1. Kyle says:

    Such an ignorant take on why they chose cousins. He’s a capable backup and hopefully trade bait on the future.

  2. D'andre says:

    Well said….

  3. Mike Natelli says:

    For a team that didn’t have several areas that still needed addressing (linebacker, O-line (they needed more than just the one that they had already drafted), defensive back, etc.), yes, it would be a great pick. As I mentioned, I think he’s a great player. But, you don’t use a draft pick on a luxury when you have several problems you still need to address, and you also don’t set up your franchise quarterback to face so much controversial media when he’ll already have his fair share to deal with. So, ignorant takes on my take on why they chose cousins.

  4. james bones says:

    The 4th round pick would’ve been a back-up… if back-up QB is a luxury.. why isn’t back-up corner the same deal?

  5. 007 says:

    BECK was the fall-back position. COUSINS will be an NFL clip-board caddy. He won’t like it, and he’s better than that. We’ve created a future QB controversy.

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