My oh my how things change. Last year the Washington Rs were the laughing stock of the league and many were questioning whether Jay Gruden was in over his head. The offseason was filled with speculation and rumors of a divided locker room, a quarterback controversy, and who can forget the diminutive Desean Jackson injuring his shoulder doing blocking drills and missing 6 games.
A lot of adjectives were being used to describe the state of the Rs and they were far from complimentary. The end of the Gruden era looked imminent and Kirk Cousins days as an NFL starting QB were numbered. However to shock and amazement of most, the Rs won games. It was never pretty but since the NFC LEAST was decimated by injuries and since the Philadelphia Eagles had Chip Kelly as their GM, all Cousins had to do was throw it away or eat the ball instead of throwing a pick.
Due to injuries and a poor running game this no frills offense was at time very hard to watch but when Jordan Reed and Desean Jackson returned the offense was given a much needed spark. The Rs continued to win games in spite of a running game that is riddled with inconsistency and injuries And with each win Gruden’s blind faith in Cousins has began to pay off, maybe Mike Shannahan was right about Cousins after all. The city embraced has embraced Kirk as its long lost cousin and RGIII has all become an afterthought. #youlikethat
Our nation’s capital is no longer just home to a president but it now has a Captain named Kirk whose poised to take the Rs to the playoffs. Although good news is often short lived in that town, instead of talking about contract extensions, pending roster cuts and a 8 or 9 loss season lets be like Shirley and Lee and ‘let the good times roll’. Go #HTTR. Will Kirk shock the world and lead the Rs to Superbowl 50? Stay tuned…I know I will. – A. Denmark
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