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Griffin hopes Cousins can be the Kubiak to his Elway

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As the NFL world continues to debate the Redskins’ surprising decision to use their fourth-round draft pick on quarterback Kirk Cousins after already using their first- and second-round picks (and their next two years’ first-round picks) on quarterback Robert Griffin III, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan thinks it’s going to work because he has seen it work before.

Griffin said at his press conference after the Redskins’ rookie minicamp today that Shanahan had told him this situation is comparable to what the Broncos had for nine years, when 1983 No. 1 overall pick John Elway was their starter and 1983 No. 197 overall pick Gary Kubiak was their backup. Griffin said the Redskins told him in advance that they liked Cousins and might draft him, and the situation sounds good to Shanahan, who was a Broncos assistant for six of the nine seasons when Kubiak backed up Elway, because it worked for Elway and worked for the Broncos.

It probably doesn’t sound as good to Cousins, though: Kubiak started a grand total of five games in his NFL career. Cousins surely wants to play more than that.

If Cousins is going to play much in his NFL career, it will probably happen somewhere other than Washington. Shanahan confirmed at his press conference that Griffin will run the first-team offense when the whole team gets together, and he said Griffin is ahead of where the coaches expected him to be right now.

He’s great,” Shanahan said of Griffin. “I don’t think we had one bust with a play call or coverages the whole minicamp.”

Still, Griffin says he plans to prove he deserves to be the No. 1 quarterback, and not just because he was the No. 2 overall pick.

“Even if you are supposed to be ‘the guy,’ you still start off at the bottom of the barrel,” Griffin said. “Have to work your way up.”

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83 Responses to “Griffin hopes Cousins can be the Kubiak to his Elway”
  1. lionpride10 says: May 6, 2012 12:56 PM

    Cousins was a great pick for the Redskins. When RG3 busts, Cousins can come in and turn the team around.

  2. sledgehorn says: May 6, 2012 12:59 PM

    His arm looks so weird in that picture…

  3. lolb23 says: May 6, 2012 1:00 PM

    Anyone who watched Michigan State football the last 4 years knows Cousins is more like the next Drew Stanton.

  4. steelerhypocrite says: May 6, 2012 1:01 PM

    Actually, Cousins will be Erik Krammer to his Andre Ware…

  5. dawglb says: May 6, 2012 1:02 PM

    Oh, puh-lease…… The “Kubiak to his Elway”? I hope he is the dingy to his Titanic. Neither makes it…yet one got all the hype.

  6. iman883 says: May 6, 2012 1:04 PM

    This whole situation is being completely overblown. The Skins had a second round ranking on Cousins–why not take him in the 4th? If RG3 plays like Vick, isn’t is likely he’s going to get hurt at some point? Don’t you want to have a competent backup, i.e., not Rex Grossman?

  7. lolb23 says: May 6, 2012 1:07 PM

    So you’re saying one day Cousins will struggle to finish above .500 with a loaded Texans team?

  8. hatesycophants says: May 6, 2012 1:08 PM

    Cousins will go on to be great like Stanton and Smoker.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  9. benbilk33 says: May 6, 2012 1:08 PM

    Best case scenario he is Matt Schaub and the get a good return on investment. Worst case scenario he is Brian Brohm.

  10. dawglb says: May 6, 2012 1:08 PM

    @sledgehorn: ya mean the arm with the glove and sleeve??? I agree.

  11. redskinsrule says: May 6, 2012 1:09 PM

    Need to remember also, that was back in the 80′s when free agency was pretty much unheard of. It might of worked then but it won’t work now. I’m a huge skins fan but this pick was bad. With so many other needs on the team it was a waste. 4th rounders are starters now days.

  12. skin94249 says: May 6, 2012 1:11 PM

    Step off na-sayers they are our QB’s . Comment about your own team, we are in good hands.

  13. clw1906 says: May 6, 2012 1:15 PM

    lionpride10 says:
    May 6, 2012 12:56 PM
    Cousins was a great pick for the Redskins. When RG3 busts, Cousins can come in and turn the team around.

    We know u want him to bust in your mouth don’t u troll?

  14. skinstidecubsfan says: May 6, 2012 1:15 PM

    lionpride10 says:May 6, 2012 12:56 PM

    Cousins was a great pick for the Redskins. When RG3 busts, Cousins can come in and turn the team around
    __________________________________
    And the lions have won how many super bowls and had how many qb busts? you should worry about your own team who has never won or even been to a superbowl before you start being critical of other teams!and for the record,martin mayhew,your GM,won a sb with the redskins jerkweed!

  15. killerron says: May 6, 2012 1:20 PM

    And you’ll win a Super Bowl after your backup is an assistant somewhere else and they draft a 6th round running back who become the leagues best.

    3 #1 picks and a #2 better be worth it.

  16. gweez76 says: May 6, 2012 1:21 PM

    RG3 should compare himself to Doug Williams. After all he left Elway and Kubiak sittin the bench watching the Skins demolish Denver.

  17. mrbumbum2000 says: May 6, 2012 1:21 PM

    I bet RGIII has a wonderful set of plums under those shorts.

  18. yelix says: May 6, 2012 1:22 PM

    The pick makes a ton of sense from the Redskins’ perspective, but it’s easy to see why comments like this would make Cousins a little uncomfortable. If I’m a three-time team captain, all-time winningest QB in school history with NFL talent like Cousins, being labeled as a career backup by my new head coach is a little weird.

  19. Xenu D. Alien says: May 6, 2012 1:25 PM

    And hopes Cousins won’t be the Frerotte to his Shuler.

  20. zaggs says: May 6, 2012 1:31 PM

    And I’m pretty sure Cousins hopes to be Kurt Warner to Griffin’s Trent Green.

  21. noodlecbs says: May 6, 2012 1:32 PM

    Meanwhile Cousins hopes Griffin is the Shuler to his Ferrotte

  22. themiller7anthreequarter says: May 6, 2012 1:36 PM

    Agreed, he definitely has a googley arm

  23. tunescribe says: May 6, 2012 1:36 PM

    I’d pay money to see Cousins beat him out, and I’m not even a Redskins fan. Cousins at QB and RG III returning kicks, playing slot receiver. Yeah, that’s it. ;)

  24. tommyj20 says: May 6, 2012 1:44 PM

    Griffen should say “I’m going to just come in and compete and the #1 QB will start and #1A will be ready every week, and hopefully the Redskins will end up with 2 QBs who are NFL starting caliber guys. I look forward to competing with Kirk and us pushing each other to be as good as we can be.” and not say “they picked up a good backup.”

  25. wdcskins says: May 6, 2012 1:46 PM

    I like Griff’s attitude. I didn’t like the Cousins pick at first, but I’ve warmed to it. Shanny’s spin has persuaded me. Let’s say Griff goes out for a game, two years from now, with turf toe or something. I’d rather have an up-and-coming Cousins come in than an aging, erratic Grossman. And I’ve been a Grossman defender for a long time. I trust the coaches know what they have in Cousins.

  26. londonlion81 says: May 6, 2012 1:50 PM

    As a Lions’ fan I apologize for lionpride10′s comments, sadly we have a few goats like that in many fan bases.

  27. rcali says: May 6, 2012 1:53 PM

    Griffin has cool socks.

  28. clw1906 says: May 6, 2012 2:06 PM

    tunescribe says:
    May 6, 2012 1:36 PM
    I’d pay money to see Cousins beat him out, and I’m not even a Redskins fan. Cousins at QB and RG III returning kicks, playing slot receiver. Yeah, that’s it.

    I’d pay money just to not have to read your comments ever again. Yeah that’s it.

  29. peytonsneck18 says: May 6, 2012 2:07 PM

    Cousins is the tom Brady to IRG3′s Drew Bledsoe ,, RG3 is gonna be a bigger bust than a DP money shot on a skins fans moms

  30. grhopper says: May 6, 2012 2:07 PM

    Fine, let Shanahan train/coach him up for 4 years, then when he enters FA, Romo will be on the downside of his career, and ready for the Cowboys to snatch Cousins up.

  31. peytonsneck18 says: May 6, 2012 2:09 PM

    RG3 is wearing Hello Kitty socks

  32. coachbeck says: May 6, 2012 2:16 PM

    Lol. The redskins. People still take them seriously ? Lmao. they are pretty irrelevant.

  33. bangitfootball says: May 6, 2012 2:17 PM

    More like Griffin is Cousins Andre Ware.

  34. nycoccet says: May 6, 2012 2:19 PM

    Someone said his arm looks weird in the pic. It looks mechanically picture perfect to me. Im a Eags fan so id like to see him bust but he seems to be such a nice kid cant help but hope he succeeds. Watch out for the Eagles dline theyre brutal.

  35. thekingdave says: May 6, 2012 2:22 PM

    @lolb23

    Going 10-6 with a myriad of injuries and taking the Ravens to the wire with a 5th round rookie QB constitutes barely finishing over .500? Awesome.

  36. aaronp2098 says: May 6, 2012 2:22 PM

    So if my math is right they have spent their 5 highest picks in this and the next draft on 2 QBs….Good thing Shanahan found Terrell Davis cause I’m not sure he would have had the opportunity to possibly set the Skins back another 5 years

  37. kane337 says: May 6, 2012 2:22 PM

    I think Grossman might beat out RG3 for the starting spot. He beat the Giants twice.

  38. espnfeedback says: May 6, 2012 2:24 PM

    Mike Shanahan and his nepotism are simply being exposed as the years go by and the magnification intensifies. Really examine what happened in Denver. He had what many consider the most gifted Complete QB to walk the gridiron. But he happened to fall upon Terrell Davis who turned out to be the ‘piece’ that made the engine run. Since then, he has not come close to replicating the success. From Plummer to McNabb to Grossman and Beck, his efforts have ended not only in lackluster outcomes but he has often alienated many around him including his ‘hand picked’ signal callers.

    I agree winning SBs back to back deserves respect. But Shanahan has past the point where he deserves complete benefit of doubt.

    @ESPNfeedback

  39. atw34 says: May 6, 2012 2:27 PM

    iman833,

    Why do you assume RG3 is going to play like Vicky?……because there both black? So, I should assume Cousins is gonna play like(Leaf, Couch, Carr or Manning, Elway or Marino), because he’s white? Come on people, we have got to get past these stereotypes. If you saw RG3 play at all, you would know he plays nothing like Vick! Or did you just assume, all black QBs play the same!

  40. jeziyo247 says: May 6, 2012 2:28 PM

    IMO, RG3 will be a great QB, he says all the right things. Cousins is like your matt schaub, backup for a few years and become a starter for another team. If the skins play their cards right, they could get high value back for cousins like falcons did with schuab. Teams do watch the pre-season games and unless RG3 gets injured, it may be the only time for cousins to shine so he better make the most of it. On another note, the patriots have 2 good QBs behind brady who I believe will be a starter someday.

  41. lionpride10 says: May 6, 2012 2:28 PM

    Say what you will but you have faith in a kid that had one good year in college and had a first round pick in his #1 target. I see too much hype for a small qb.

  42. The Overtime Sports Talk Show says: May 6, 2012 2:41 PM

    The way I see it, people are just jealous of the Skins at this point. Every team in the NFL wants a franchise QB and a very capable back up. More than 30% of the QB in the NFL get hurt during the regular season..every game is important. We saw it with the Texans last year.

    We also saw the Raiders, who were not prepared when Jason Campbell went down. They had to give away a lot of draft picks for a QB that was sitting at home waiting. So as a Redskins fan, I am good with Cousins. RG2.0 is on the roster folks! Better have another option. Cousins is that option. I am glad to see Shanny spoke with Griffin about this. All is well with Redskins Nation..Hate on..HTTR!

  43. 7to10for6allday says: May 6, 2012 2:51 PM

    Still not winning the east! Eagles vs giants for the division, Dallas and foreskins playing for 3rd!

  44. txstaff says: May 6, 2012 2:55 PM

    Has Kyle Shannahan announced Rex as the starter yet?

  45. mrcogburn says: May 6, 2012 3:17 PM

    More like Beck to his Grossman. Play an NFL snap before you start making ridiculous claims.

  46. sterilizecromartie says: May 6, 2012 3:42 PM

    atw34 says:May 6, 2012 2:27 PM

    Why do you assume RG3 is going to play like Vicky?……because there both black? So, I should assume Cousins is gonna play like(Leaf, Couch, Carr or Manning, Elway or Marino), because he’s white? Come on people, we have got to get past these stereotypes. If you saw RG3 play at all, you would know he plays nothing like Vick! Or did you just assume, all black QBs play the same!
    ————
    Are you serious? RGIII is very comparable to Vick. Scrambling QB, extremely strong arm, excellent rushing threat, great deep accuracy, slight knock on his decision making, etc. It’s not racist at all to compare them. And should we compare Cousins to McNabb just for the sake of not being racist? The only person here bringing up the race card is YOU.

  47. skinsfan76 says: May 6, 2012 3:53 PM

    coachbeck says:
    May 6, 2012 2:16 PM
    Lol. The redskins. People still take them seriously ? Lmao. they are pretty irrelevant.

    But yet here you are talking about them…

  48. dawglb says: May 6, 2012 4:03 PM

    It’s ok for fans to buy into the hype. But, RG,..come on man! You have swallowed all the hype about yourself, hook, line, and sinker. Have some respect for the NFL, of which you have not played a down, yet. WHEN you are a good NFL player, THEN you can say you are good, until then try a more humble approach.

  49. jwreck says: May 6, 2012 4:10 PM

    peytonsneck18 says: May 6, 2012 2:07 PM

    Cousins is the tom Brady to IRG3′s Drew Bledsoe ,, RG3 is gonna be a bigger bust than a DP money shot on a skins fans moms
    ___________________
    The filters on this site are just unbelievable. Several months ago, when people were going on about how if Griffin was white, he’d be the number one pick, I wrote a couple well-written, carefully thought out paragraphs about how I don’t think race is a big factor in NFL decision making anymore. They were deleted within three minutes.

    And now, somehow, this guy can just litter every Redskins story with increasingly obscene, graphic, nonsensical, and bizarre comments about ejaculating on Redskins fans moms.

    For those of you who don;t know about this guy, it seems like someone literally pays him to sit on his computer all day and write essentially graphic and obscene nonsensical “trash-talk” on every Redskins article on the site. Then, when Washingtonians complain, he explains that he only does it because Redskins fans are so annoying.

    I thought the only way to get rid of him was for everyone to ignore him, but this is really getting over the top. If I’m going to censored for saying racism is not a serious problem in today’s NFL, what’s your policy going to be towards peytonsneck discussing the sexual abuse of my mother?

  50. bigassbrando says: May 6, 2012 4:15 PM

    sterilizecromartie says:
    May 6, 2012 3:42 PM

    Are you serious? RGIII is very comparable to Vick. Scrambling QB, extremely strong arm, excellent rushing threat, great deep accuracy, slight knock on his decision making, etc. It’s not racist at all to compare them. And should we compare Cousins to McNabb just for the sake of not being racist? The only person here bringing up the race card is YOU.

    —————

    People who make comparisons between two people when said two people are not alike only because they are of the same race are the ones playing the race card. Pointing out that someone is using race as the predominant factor for a comparison is not playing the race card.

    RG3 is not a scrambling QB. He’s not Vick. He’s not even close. He has great straight line speed but he’s not good at making people miss in the open field and doesn’t really want to use his legs. Vick was always a run first QB. RG3 is a pass first QB. No comparison.

    RG3 is a faster Aaron Rodgers in terms of skill set and playing style.

  51. skinsfan76 says: May 6, 2012 4:15 PM

    I guess you can take two players and find some similarities about them and then compare them to another but I agree RG3 and Vick’s games are not really that close. Sure they both run fast and they both have strong arms but that is about it. Vick has become more of a pocket passer but he still likes to take off and run if that first read isn’t there. RG3′s is much more accurate with the deep ball than Vick is even now. Another thing to keep in mind is RG3 is fast but he is not allusive and Shanahan knows that. He will not have him run that often in the NFL . The only time RG3 takes off is on broken plays.

  52. jwreck says: May 6, 2012 4:30 PM

    tommyj20 says: May 6, 2012 1:44 PM

    Griffen should say “I’m going to just come in and compete and the #1 QB will start and #1A will be ready every week, and hopefully the Redskins will end up with 2 QBs who are NFL starting caliber guys. I look forward to competing with Kirk and us pushing each other to be as good as we can be.” and not say “they picked up a good backup.”
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    dawglb says: May 6, 2012 4:03 PM

    It’s ok for fans to buy into the hype. But, RG,..come on man! You have swallowed all the hype about yourself, hook, line, and sinker. Have some respect for the NFL, of which you have not played a down, yet. WHEN you are a good NFL player, THEN you can say you are good, until then try a more humble approach.
    ________________________

    Has anybody else noticed the bizarre tendency people have to read between the lines of Griffin’s quotes and come up with their own Griffin quotes that make him seem like an ass?

    Everyone who read the article saw Griffin’s quote:
    “Even if you are supposed to be ‘the guy,’ you still start off at the bottom of the barrel, have to work your way up.”

    Clearly I’m missing something, because as far as I could tell, nowhere in “Even if you are supposed to be ‘the guy,’ you still start off at the bottom of the barrel, have to work your way up,” does Griffin trash Cousins or anoint himself the greatest player of all time.

  53. skinsfan76 says: May 6, 2012 4:34 PM

    Hey sterilizecromartie, you and I just basically said the same thing. Great minds think alike.

    One other comparison that I have heard is Steve Young. I realize Young was a southpaw but other than that similar games. And who was Young’s offense coordinator while in SF? Oh it was Mike Shanahan.

  54. skinsfan76 says: May 6, 2012 4:39 PM

    Sorry bigassbrando it was you and I that agreed. My bad:)

    As for sterilizecromartie… yeah not so much.

  55. blackqbwhiterb says: May 6, 2012 4:54 PM

    He could become Hostetler taking over for Simms….how bout Doug Williams coming in for whatshisname?? Cousins may just become Brady replacing Bledsoe!!!! Hail!!!!

  56. outlawshark says: May 6, 2012 4:56 PM

    bigassbrando says:
    May 6, 2012 4:15 PM

    RG3 is a faster Aaron Rodgers in terms of skill set and playing style.
    ____________________

    “Skill set” being what? Able to read progressions and place the ball in exactly the place it needs to be? And you are saying RG3 is the same as Rodgers, but faster at doing things? Really? I’m actually an RG3 fan, but to put him in the same sentence as the reigning NFL MVP is rather stupid. Epic Fail.

  57. bigassbrando says: May 6, 2012 4:57 PM

    jwreck says:
    May 6, 2012 4:30 PM

    Has anybody else noticed the bizarre tendency people have to read between the lines of Griffin’s quotes and come up with their own Griffin quotes that make him seem like an ass?

    Everyone who read the article saw Griffin’s quote:
    “Even if you are supposed to be ‘the guy,’ you still start off at the bottom of the barrel, have to work your way up.”

    Clearly I’m missing something, because as far as I could tell, nowhere in “Even if you are supposed to be ‘the guy,’ you still start off at the bottom of the barrel, have to work your way up,” does Griffin trash Cousins or anoint himself the greatest player of all time.

    ————————

    Yes. There is a weird desire on the part of RG3 detractors to paint him as arrogant.

  58. peytonsneck18 says: May 6, 2012 5:01 PM

    IRG3 is all hype, selling autographs n pictures, already talkn bout other qb’s on his team are beneath him, get real u don’t hear Luck talking and acting like IRG3, AKA AKILI smith JR. and skins fans we were a game away Froom superbowl before peyton against steelers, and won SB in baltimore, but what’s yr winning record the past 20 years? ……..embarrassing huh, even Gibbs said F that im going back to racing, these guys are some epic losers! ALL FAIL TO THE redskins

  59. bigassbrando says: May 6, 2012 5:11 PM

    outlawshark says:
    May 6, 2012 4:56 PM

    “Skill set” being what? Able to read progressions and place the ball in exactly the place it needs to be? And you are saying RG3 is the same as Rodgers, but faster at doing things? Really? I’m actually an RG3 fan, but to put him in the same sentence as the reigning NFL MVP is rather stupid. Epic Fail.

    ———————–

    No, sorry. You’re an idiot. I didn’t not say that RG3 is as good as Rodgers. If you read that then it shows that you have poor reading comprehension skills. My describing RG3 as a faster Rodgers was clearly an intention to describe Griffin as a faster runner. Your comprehension to the contrary is your fault and further suggests that you have intellectual deficiencies.

    When I said playing styles and skill sets it’s pretty clear what I meant. Both RG3 and Rodgers are about the same height, have strong arms, are very accurate pocket passers who can move around the pocket to deliver the ball. Both excel with the deep ball. Griffin is of course faster. In short, they are both athletic average-sized QBs who use their feet, not to run, but to beat defenses with their strong arms and can be incredibly accurate, particularly on deep throws.

    I did not state that RG3 is as good as Rodgers. If he maximizes his potential, he could be. That has not been decided yet.

  60. bigassbrando says: May 6, 2012 5:12 PM

    I didn’t* say that RG3 is as good as Rodgers.

  61. jwreck says: May 6, 2012 5:30 PM

    outlawshark says: May 6, 2012 4:56 PM

    bigassbrando says:
    May 6, 2012 4:15 PM

    RG3 is a faster Aaron Rodgers in terms of skill set and playing style.
    ____________________

    “Skill set” being what? Able to read progressions and place the ball in exactly the place it needs to be? And you are saying RG3 is the same as Rodgers, but faster at doing things? Really? I’m actually an RG3 fan, but to put him in the same sentence as the reigning NFL MVP is rather stupid. Epic Fail.
    _______________
    “And you are saying RG3 is the same as Rodgers, but faster at doing things?”

    No, that isn’t what he said, that’s what you said. bigassbrando was comparing the playing styles of Griffin and well-known quarterbacks in the league. All he said was, as quarterbacks, Griffin and Rodgers have similar strengths. When he said Griffin was faster, he meant that if Griffin and Rodgers had a race, Griffin would win. He did not say anything about Griffin’s ability or level of success in the NFL compared to Rodgers.

    Similarly, I played basketball in high school, my skill set was similar to Dennis Rodman. I was a very good defender but pretty bad at scoring from outside of five feet. Did I go on to win five Championship rings, marry Carmen Electra, Madonna, and myself? No. But, as a basketball player, was my skill set similar to Rodman’s? Yes.

  62. evomike06 says: May 6, 2012 5:34 PM

    I hope he is the real deal. He is very mature, smart, and athletic, and also seems like he has accomplished everything he has set out for.

  63. KIR says: May 6, 2012 5:49 PM

    @peytonsneck is a racist clown. Here is his comment on Griffin. Then look at his previous comment on Luck.
    _________________________________
    peytonsneck18 says: Mar 1, 2012 5:46 PM

    OVERATED QB!!! Will never win a superbowl or even get to one!! Mark my words
    ___________________________________

    peytonsneck18 says: Feb 26, 2012 1:34 PM

    Can folks leave race out of it!!!! I’m a Colts fan and we all know how infatuated Irsay is with Luck. RG3 to Browns and rest of drafts falls in place. And folks please put your crystals ball down and hang up on from the physhic hotline cause nobody will know if Luck a bust til several years in the NFL. Give it a rest folks!

  64. outlawshark says: May 6, 2012 6:17 PM

    @bigassbrando and jwreck -
    Appearances are you are annointing him and he hasn’t played yet. I mentioned I was a fan of his skills, but I just don’t see a resemblance with Rodgers. Once I see RG3 sit in the pocket and pick through his progressions without bolting, I will think differently. I suppose a lot of that will have to do with the O line.

  65. skinsfan76 says: May 6, 2012 6:38 PM

    Not sure if it qualifies peytonsneck18 as a racist but it is interesting than when it comes to Luck hold judgments but when it comes to RGIII we already know he is never going to make it.

  66. eyefeeler says: May 6, 2012 7:02 PM

    I was watcing the clip the link took me too. It looked like RGIII went the wrong way on one of the drills.

  67. jeziyo247 says: May 6, 2012 7:15 PM

    Griffin is a classy guy, he doesn’t buy into the media with their negative comments about him and he says all the right things unselfishly. Guys like this should be routed for success, not to fail im mean what is it you don’t like about him as a player or person? RG3 andto Luck are gonna be around for years to come with stellar careers. Cousins, Osweiler and Moore IMO, has the potential to take their talents to the next level and become stars.

  68. blazertop says: May 6, 2012 7:16 PM

    Someone already said it, but if COUSINS is going to be like KUBIAK, does that mean he’ll be a 6 year, sub .500 coach of an NFL team someday?

  69. laeaglefan says: May 6, 2012 7:19 PM

    He’s being a bit presumptuous thinking he’s going to get the lead role by default. How about Cousins playing the role of Elway and Griffin playing the role of Kubiak?

  70. skinsdiehard says: May 6, 2012 7:58 PM

    aaronp2098 says:
    May 6, 2012 2:22 PM
    So if my math is right they have spent their 5 highest picks in this and the next draft on 2 QBs….Good thing Shanahan found Terrell Davis cause I’m not sure he would have had the opportunity to possibly set the Skins back another 5 years
    ———————————————
    Wrong….Our 3rd round pick in 2012 was OG Josh LeRibeus and 4th round pick in 2012 LB Keenan Robinson. I dont know what the big deal is. Most 4th round pick QB’s are not starters waiting to happen. He is going to be a good backup. Cousins should come to grips with it too just like you guys. Name “all of the holes” on the Skins after this draft…..not many.

  71. msclemons67 says: May 6, 2012 8:04 PM

    Watch some old highlights of Steve Young in Shanahan’s offense in 1994. That’s going to be RGIII.

    Cousins will be Steve Bono.

  72. mjkelly77 says: May 6, 2012 8:20 PM

    Griffin hopes Cousins can be the Kubiak to his Elway
    _________________

    How about the other way around? griffin’s horse teeth are going to be knocked out all over the field.

  73. jwreck says: May 6, 2012 8:26 PM

    laeaglefan says:
    May 6, 2012 7:19 PM
    He’s being a bit presumptuous thinking he’s going to get the lead role by default. How about Cousins playing the role of Elway and Griffin playing the role of Kubiak?
    _____________

    Not at all. In fact, by the time this article was written, and Griffin’s tweet had been tweeted, Griffin had already been declared the starter.

    Second, to pretend for even a second like Griffin wasn’t going to be “the guy” would just be ridiculous. Griffin is not an arrogant guy at all, but he knows the Redskins gave up two first round picks to move up and get him. If he was not “the guy”, he would be doing nothing but letting Washington down in a big way. Griffin was drafted to be “Elway”, Cousins was drafted to be “Kubiak”. To ask Griffin to act or say anything otherwise would be asking him for a show of extreme false modesty, which is in many ways more obnoxious than arrogance.

  74. tonyromoisterrible says: May 6, 2012 8:28 PM

    I have reported peytonsneck as inappropriate so that he will no longer be posting shortly.

  75. humpofdc says: May 6, 2012 10:03 PM

    Skins in the Superbowl SUCKERS!!!! HTTR!!!!

  76. benbilk33 says: May 6, 2012 10:15 PM

    Kan337: I think Grossman might beat out RG3 for the starting spot. He beat the Giants twice.
    ————–

    Hahahahahahahahahahahah!

    Even if he played better (which he won’t) they didn’t pay rg3 number two pick money not to let him start.

    He is a money pick and won’t be a bust if they can get and keep anyone around him after givin up their draft picks for the rest of his career to get him…..

  77. theyknowtheyknowtheyknow says: May 6, 2012 10:23 PM

    And he’s never played in a pro-style offense…

  78. caps247 says: May 6, 2012 11:18 PM

    @paytonsneck18 says:

    “What’s yr winning record in the past 20 years? Embarrassing, huh…?”

    This clearly means that you are an ignorant little pest. Dating back to 1992 (and if you can’t do the math, that’s 20 years), the Redskins won a Super Bowl. Plus, we had stars like the Hogs, Art Monk, Mark Rypien, the list goes on.
    It doesnt even stop there. When Joe Gibbs returned he led the Redskins to a few more playoff appearances, is that something not worth noting? That’s pretty big talk coming from a fan of a team that was a complete disaster last year. The Colts are in a bigger hole than the Redskins, and the addition of just one rookie QB isn’t going to get you a Super Bowl immediately. Same thing with the Redskins, but I’m just saying — I’d rather go to the Redskins rather than the mess that is the Colts.
    Why dont you go and actually keep look up what you are going to criticize instead of opening you’re incompetent and ignorant mouth.

  79. dcbronco says: May 7, 2012 12:18 AM

    The ‘Skins drafting Cousins has been one of the dumbest debates ever. If a team drafts two players from any other position besides kicker or punter, no one would say a word. No matter how high they were drafted. But half the teams don’t have a QB they can win with. Most believe you need two in case of injury. The ‘Skins had none that could win before the draft.

    So they got two. No comment on Griffin. They did need two QBs. But if the ‘Skins hadn’t drafted a QB and only took Cousins, how many would argue that they had solved their QB problem. Most would look at a QB drafted in the 4th round as a project. But because they took one with the second overall, the QB in the fourth makes you question the first QB. Really? Some peoples heads are totally, totally screwed up. Included so called football experts.

    They really needed two QBs. They didn’t have any.

  80. drgreenstreak says: May 7, 2012 6:18 AM

    Shanahan is one-dimensional (square peg), living-in-the-past fool.
    Sorry……… just had to say it. No better than Joe Gibbs last go ’round.

  81. 16x8equal49ers says: May 7, 2012 10:11 AM

    Well for all he gave up to get Griffin, Shannahan wants to get a little back and so Cousins will be his project. If he can flip Cousins for future picks it’ll all be worth it in the end. I watch the Redskins & the line is terrible so its good to have a hopefully decent backup.

  82. peytonsneck18 says: May 7, 2012 10:56 AM

    U skins fans are the laughing stock of the NFL, yr IQ is the same number of what u make an hour at yr job cleaning toilets at gas stations, u get on here and say yr going to this years SB with RG3 and out, HAHAHAHAHA, THE guy hasn’t even went thru training camp or preseason games, yr just making it easier for other teams fans to laugh in yr face, yr owner already owns that crown by sueing fans, so this hail talk is comical, and I don’t regret anything I said to to foreskin fans, yr some Sensative little girlie men and snitches, embarrassing franchise u have

  83. dikshuttle says: May 9, 2012 10:48 AM

    All the claptrap is just plain BS.

    Sure, we paid alot of picks to get Griffin. But we HAD THEM TO GIVE. Even with that trade we’ve made the most draft pics of ANY team in the NFL the last 3 years.

    And if they actually believe Cousins was 2nd round talent, they’d be fools NOT to pick him. Just think of the ROI.

    Analysis of the trades & pick are fine. But the level to which you all are complaining… well…
    U mad, bro?

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