Kirk Cousins: Signing Pat White a “no-brainer”

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Don’t count Kirk Cousins among those surprised that the Redskins added Pat White to their quarterback depth chart.

During an interview with ESPN 980 on Wednesday, Cousins explained why White’s arrival to a depth chart that also includes Rex Grossman as a backup to Robert Griffin III came without any raised eyebrows. It comes down to the need to work on the read-option aspects of the offense this offseason before Griffin’s knee has healed to the point that he’ll be able to take part in workouts.

“I felt like with Robert’s health where it is right now, to be able to have a guy who can do some of the thing Robert does athletically would be important, especially in this offseason time when you’re trying to stay sharp and develop your base playbook and improve your base playbook. While I believe can to some degree run those kind of things, the zone-read stuff is gonna be much better with a Pat White-type athlete in there who’s closer to Robert’s skill set,” Cousins said, via the Washington Post. “I think that’s a no-brainer to have a guy like that in at least for OTAs, if not longer.”

It’s hard to imagine White’s going to be any kind of short-term threat to Cousins’ status as the team’s No. 2 behind Griffin, so there’s no reason for Cousins to be anything but magnanimous about White’s return to the league. And, should that change, Cousins is likely to have other teams interested in his services as a potential starter which would probably wind up being his goal anyway.

37 responses to “Kirk Cousins: Signing Pat White a “no-brainer”

  1. Everything about the Redskins exudes class, success and NFL dominance. Kirk Cousins shows gracious leadsership and respect for his teammaters. It starts from the top with Dan Snyder, the biggest class act in the NFL. It continues through Bruce Allen, Mike Shanahan and all the other great people who work for the Redskins organization off the field and it continues with the players.

    If you want to follow a team that wins the Super Bowl every year then follow the Redskins. If you want to watch a team that stumbles along you can watch the other 31 NFL teams. HTTR.

    #Redskinsarebestfranchiseinsports

  2. Kirk Cousins is going to be an NFL star QB for many years, and Pat White is going to be a training camp warm body to run around for a couple months. That’s why Cousins isn’t concerned. He knows what’s what.

  3. Maybe Shanny and sonny boy should run something other than Baylor’s offense as their “base playbook” then they wouldnt have to waste cap and roster space on a guy who has ZERO chances of making an opening day roster.

    Unless of course super bob is not as “ahead of schedule” as everyone would have us believe

  4. White will run the scout team to help prepare for the beat down Vick is gonna throw on these bums twice this year . Thats all he’s good for.

  5. Don’t see why this merits a story.

    Skins have long been associated with having no brains.

  6. Pure class. But Cousins knows he doesn’t have to look over his shoulder. White/Grossman’s only shot to make the final roster is at # 3 QB.

  7. staubach, you realize.only the 51 top contracts count towards the cap in the offseason right? of course you didn’t, you’re a cowboys fan who speaks out his rear-end.

    and to the guy who said the cagle’s are going to best the skins twice a year…. what happened last year chump? can you say “clean sweep”??? lol the eagles are drafting top 5 for a reason..and have no superbowls,ever, for a reason….need me to continue? eagles = bridesmaids of the nfc east

  8. Welcome to the Redskins Pat White, good luck in the NFL! Looking forward to seeing him suit up, regardless of what the haters have to say. I saw him play at WVU, no question of his athleticism and talent. After being drafted to an undisciplined and chaotic NFL team who gave him very little playing time and taking time to heal from a head injury due to a devastating hit, it still didn’t stop him from coming back. It took patience, determination, and a belief in himself in spite of the negative press and naysayers to get where he is…and it’s just the beginning. A tiger never loses sleep over the opinion of sheep. Continue to bleat, sheep!

  9. Wait, I thought RGIII was healing at superhuman speeds, and in fact growing an extra set of legs?

  10. I have no illusions that Pat White is any great star (though I am a WVU alum). I’m sure Cousins is right that they brought him in so that the team could practice the option read stuff, but that he’ll be a practice squadder come the regular season at best.

    At the same time, it’s amazing how many people come on here talking about how Pat White or Jamarcus Russell or whomever SUCKS. I mean, no they are not great, but they are good enough to be earning cash from the NFL. And you all are, well, typing on a computer whilst eating Doritos and drinking a sugary beverage. Ironic to say the least…

  11. @staubach12ismyidol says:

    Yeah, what a genius thought. Redskins stop calling plays that worked and won games for u!

  12. Redskins suck – might as well move them to LA. Bobby Griffin will be on crutches every year and will never win a playoff game.

    Wasn’t it great when the Hawks pummeled Bobby?

  13. Everything about the Redskins exudes class, success and NFL dominance. Kirk Cousins shows gracious leadsership and respect for his teammaters. It starts from the top with Dan Snyder, the biggest class act in the NFL. It continues through Bruce Allen, Mike Shanahan and all the other great people who work for the Redskins organization off the field and it continues with the players.

    If you want to follow a team that wins the Super Bowl every year then follow the Redskins. If you want to watch a team that stumbles along you can watch the other 31 NFL teams. HTTR.

    #Redskinsarebestfranchiseinsports
    ———————————————————
    You know I heard this record before with the Jet fan. How’d that work out for them?

  14. Yeah guys, don’t be getting ideas that the Redskins are good. The really bright posters on here say otherwise. They wouldn’t take time out of their day to post “Redskins suck” on here unless it were true. Hmm,I wonder if we can get a 7th rounder for RGIII.

  15. If a decision is going to be made without brains, the Skins are the team to make it. Shanahan was probably so desperate to sign somebody, anybody during free agency, he would’ve given Freddie Mitchell a contract if he’d asked.

  16. Predicted standings for next football season.
    NFL East
    New York Giants
    Dallas Cowboys
    Philadelphia Eagles

    Scheduled to make an appearance: Washington Redskins, if they can find a Quarterback, otherwise look for them to join the Big East Conference.

  17. “And you all are, well, typing on a computer whilst eating Doritos and drinking a sugary beverage. Ironic to say the least…”

    If you’re going to judge us, at least be accurate. We’re drinking beer.

  18. Good for Pat to get another chance and earning a great paycheck. However, it will be interesting to see how the concussion lawsuit fallout resolves itself. Simply removing one’s name from the lawsuit does not remove the consequences from being involved in the first place.

  19. h1ndrix says:Apr 4, 2013 1:56 PM

    “And you all are, well, typing on a computer whilst eating Doritos and drinking a sugary beverage. Ironic to say the least…”

    If you’re going to judge us, at least be accurate. We’re drinking beer.

    ————-

    Nice. Thumbs up to you sir!

  20. Redskins fans should start a petition to bring JaMarcus Russell to D.C. Then you could send Cousins to the practice squad, and make White No. 3 on the depth chart. Sounds like a plan to me.

  21. The way the Redskins are adding QBs, confirms what everyone already knows. IRg3 is injury prone and will not last a full NFL season ever, has a coach that will put him into bad situation highlighting his brittleness, and an owner that is completely clueless allowing the future to be traded away for IRg3.

    If you want to follow a team with more than 2 wins in the playoffs in the last 20 years… watch anyone but the lousy Redskins.

  22. I think the redskins will trade Cousins who appears to be a very talented QB but just not a great fit for the Redskin offense.

    It would make sense because the Redskins could pick up some valuable draft picks and Cousins would get an opportunity to start some where.

  23. staubach12ismyidol says: Apr 4, 2013 12:01 PM

    Maybe Shanny and sonny boy should run something other than Baylor’s offense as their “base playbook” then they wouldnt have to waste cap and roster space on a guy who has ZERO chances of making an opening day roster.

    Unless of course super bob is not as “ahead of schedule” as everyone would have us believe
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    No worries, mate. If my team’s starting QB were Tony Romo, I would be trolling Redskins QB stories too.

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