Point Counterpoint: Cousins, RG3, QB controversy?
Wed, 22 Aug 2012|
CSN Washington dot com. Dare I say there's at quarterback controversy in Washington I'm Jennifer Williams a look inside our Redskins insider -- outlets here. And our Redskins blogger rich Taylor guys a controversy is a little bit. And an exaggeration but you know RG three Kirk cousins what did you think of their for respective performances. Well I would do with a lot of bit of a stretch because there is no controversy this team is. Belongs to Robert Griffin the third. I mean Kirk cousins. He played well all right Greg -- -- good -- did it against guys or we're not going to be in the league in a few weeks and he knows the second and third string Bears. He was going up against while. Robert was playing in Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije and some at a Cairo all I have some very good players to -- the best might have heard of before so. Tom I mean there's no controversy right now or anytime in the near future I don't think. Rich Hill is there anything on that top black you know cousins was was playing under different certain things -- was behind. He got to go out there inking chuck it around here and throw a lot. Playing with some guys who strongly -- the Robinson strongly. Motivated to make the team doesn't Briscoe strongly motivated to -- -- This game game meant a lot of the guys in the game. In your behind just throw it out -- you know Kirk cousins in again appeared good night. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And needs to have that are headed seeming mean or being guarded anyway. And this is you know I'm looking for you guys step agree and disagree that this is point counterpoint but that's when that you guys both strongly agree no drama there. RRA. Ultimately what you think cousins role is gonna be is he will he solidified that second string spot maybe the controversy will be him. And Grossman or do you think and that being trade bait someone in our chat -- encouraged to chat on. Saturday night so when brought up that trade may be kind of discussion and I think it's a valid point where it's. One. I think for one technique you need to have a good back up quarterback we seamlessly and very few quarterbacks who started sixteen games year in year out. You don't know which game he says that -- or cousins which which which game he's you know -- written their mind yes. I could be a very important game right want somebody in who could who could win it so. You know adding a little premature. You talk about great day you know and if if it means that you're from now not looked absolutely had to make it pretty darn good offer that got a good. Backup quarterback. If I mean I mean let him go I think -- back -- question real quick I think you'll be cousins. May be not September ninth as the back up. Sooner rather than later. I -- didn't. Agree with that I mean I think that I'm Rex Grossman has to make this team right I mean you can't start the season with two rookie quarterbacks. I mean -- -- and I were talking about this the other day let's say I'm Robert Griffin does get injured in a game -- really want. And untested. Kirk cousins coming in in a game -- and a win. You know -- you probably want a player like Rex coming in because he's been there and done that a number of times in his career you know come in cold off the bench and rallied team. That said. Cousins will eventually become the backup quarterback to Robert Griffin the third -- the question is that it happened two -- Sixers -- it happened during the offs. Yeah I I think 2013 and there's no question this back to the two quarterback roster that -- him favors. Cousins can argue. Let's talk about RG three why keep passing more we heard. You know in his press conferences leading up to the pre season that we were gonna see him. Throwing a lot more he was going to be running the ball less you know one -- passing more. You know. I've only covered Mike Shanahan now for about a month. But I'll tell you this he doesn't really show his cards. I'd be very surprised if a single play you've seen so far for seasons it's something that's going to be in the playbook for the regular season. Robert Griffin the third has an army draft him for that reason along with his legs he's got to throw the ball he's got -- it deep. We're just not seeing it right now because Mike Shanahan doesn't want the Saints were the Rams to have any idea what's come and -- in weeks one and do. This -- Shanahan I mean he's thrown around fourteen dances. Andrew looked at one point in the two games and reluctant when my -- last night. That's because like they sustain drives. Keep things going the way it -- -- home run thirty ninth place with where we're -- with the -- in -- nineteen pass plays including sacks and scrambles. And now I'm so it's about 5050 that's not what you write a lot when you when you break -- -- is -- it is trying to. -- Evan -- they know they have been in the same time they wanna make sure you know that. That they're seeing exactly what they want thing they don't maturity can be on the number one if if they do indeed turns. Now we did see him. RG three's drove very much but we are some restock and get hit a few times that'd be exact. I'm you know he'd answer any picks so let's get but. So he got sacked three times you think that was actually probably a good thing for him to get these kind of you know hard hits and now in the pre season. It's never good thing to get him mean you know he's been hit enough. Throughout his career where you know a year since Pete since pop Warner football he he knows what it feels like. I mean I used to make Bjorkman is time for the start getting the football. What state -- and at the same timing that -- a handful of plays in the game where I thought he was unnecessarily exposed himself danger. -- -- to play in the first quarter where we can say he's trying too much there. Perhaps -- shot that rolled out to his left on one play you recite words discusses a minute ago. And I instead of our tucking the ball out of bounds you basically dead he made one more back -- -- scanned the field a little bit and Julius Peppers gave -- -- -- shot and he -- -- -- -- on as eastern and doing a role. -- he wasn't hurt but I mean it's one of those plays where you wonder you know. A better quarterback would have chucked it and just dumped. -- It involved against any hit games you know he's an athlete and -- though there anything. I I don't think lawlessness and I appreciate good pre game did it. It's good for him to be under pressure yes okay that Santana -- -- could stand back there. You know make the proverbial hands in -- decide where it through the bugged at -- -- this game is more like him and James said after the bills game. Practices harder than I don't think you've seen it again at dinner -- -- this week it is on Matsui -- -- pressures that we possess what -- More danger and be like that but against Buffalo in those situations and be facing making those decisions. On and on the split second and he makes good I want to see he's gonna make mistakes you made a lot start pointing out. Ominously he repeats the same mistakes you know that's -- to me is indeed key yeah. After the learning a driver and what are your pet peeves with Rex yeah exactly. -- He makes any mistakes over and over again that's why reds immediately did everything right. Like if there's going to be great quarterback to learn from his mistakes on some on the OK you -- me twice. They make -- the same mistake over note unit because it keeps on getting it right from behind was trying to throw them -- toss the ball up. Deep into eighteen you know deep -- the other team's territory. You know multiple times. I don't think you know. Then you're gonna have struggles you know from that. Yeah they're they're bloggers like going on that play I mean now for Morris blew a but block on the -- -- Gary completely blew that voice you know it is indication of a rookie but at the same time like you said I mean Robert Redford asked me more aware of where he is on the field. -- -- maybe try to extend the play here and O'Meara on the on the Bears side of the field. And you're looking at a touchdown -- as opposed to you know deepen your own end but he also probably should have known. How close -- what are the defender was and took that ball and just you don't expect after being aware of them will be. Defenders yes. As well as where where he has great gets him again we'll see if he makes it meal makes a mistake game. Well you guys think you so much and little to Portugal for me I'm trying to get you guys aren't that I'm standing in the middle and -- -- yeah. There's got to. That my -- a little that well I think you guys and they you all out there for watching CSN Washington dot com.