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December 11, 2013

Kirk Cousins to start for Redskins in Week 15: Barring a disaster of a performance from Cousins, he will likely be the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.

posted by BornIcon to football at 09:29 AM - 10 comments

I guess this is Shanahan's annoncement that he won't be back next year, as well.

posted by Bonkers at 01:21 PM on December 11

I don't know how in the world you can make a homunculus like Shanahan look good, but Dan and RG3 have managed to accomplish just that. Whoever quits this organization first will come off looking the best.

posted by phaedon at 02:20 PM on December 11

I think this is actually a plan for Washington to highlight Cousins to make him available for a trade. There are a lot of teams that will be looking for a good young quarterback, and Washington needs draft picks.

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:52 PM on December 11

and Washington needs draft picks

.. to trade away to a team in their own conference or division.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:16 PM on December 11

Well, at least we know one thing: those in the shadowy, unknown corridors of government do not care about the NFL.

With the black ops directorate in high concentration nearby, with Andrews AFB less than 10 mins. flight time away, the tribal ruler of Landover Province is allowed to continue owning and operating the capital region's NFL franchise as he sees fit without fear of possible covert intervention.

There is a medical term for what the Washington team is experiencing. It is a symptom related to "death rattle" known as Millen Colic.

posted by beaverboard at 03:50 PM on December 11

I think this is actually a plan for Washington to highlight Cousins to make him available for a trade. There are a lot of teams that will be looking for a good young quarterback, and Washington needs draft picks.

Lots of young QB's in the draft this year - any team that wants a guy of Cousins' calibre (minus a couple of meaningless starts) is going to get one with one draft pick. I don't think it's a particularly fertile time to get a mint for a young QB with only a couple of starts under his belt as there will be a few around.

Plus - given how much this team has regressed, there can't be a lot of hope that Cousins comes into a team that's more or less given up and puts up great numbers. I think it's either Shanahan begging to be fired or a real concern that putting RG III out there at this point is only doing harmful things to his development.

posted by dfleming at 06:26 PM on December 11

The quarterback class of the 2014 draft isn't what it was touted to be six months ago. Here's one scout ranking that only has Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr and Johnny Manziel in the first round.

The thought in Jacksonville is that the Jags have won enough games to make getting the elite no brainer QB pick an impossibility. I could see the team going for a young quarterback like Cousins and drafting for other needs. We excel at having lots of needs.

posted by rcade at 07:12 PM on December 11

I think it's either Shanahan begging to be fired

One has to wonder who is calling the shots. Did Shanahan make the call to play RG last year when he was injured? Is it Shanahan who is making the call here to sit RG?

I'm not certain where I'm at with Shanahan as a coach, but I know he deserves every penny he's owed just for having to work for Snyder. Ditto Garrett in Dallas.

posted by cixelsyd at 09:09 PM on December 11

AJ McCarron projects in the second round? Some team's getting a steal.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:36 AM on December 12

The quarterback class of the 2014 draft isn't what it was touted to be six months ago. Here's one scout ranking that only has Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr and Johnny Manziel in the first round.

Right, but Cousins is a third-rounder who will have a very short resume of NFL experience. I can't imagine there are a ton of teams chomping so hard at the bit to give up a second-rounder for Cousins if the alternative might be AJ McCarron.

posted by dfleming at 12:38 PM on December 12

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