Pigman wrote:I think it's the right move, and the right move on a number of fronts:
1. Griffin is sick of the Redskins and the Redskins are sick of him, they both need to cut ties and move on with their lives, the relationship is too soured at this point. There is no salvaging this.
2. Gruden is on the hot seat, and so he should be. He's a terrible coach. But if you're going into a year on the hot seat, go down with your guy, dont go down at the hands of the dude you never liked or wanted.
3. Griffin cant play anymore, Cousins isnt very good either, like he's a bottom 5 Qb, but Gruden is right, he gives them the best chance to win. Cousin's is just a better Qb right now. He at least knows how to read a defense and see a blitz coming.
4. Griffin had his 5th year option picked up, which is worth 16 mil but only guaranteed for injury. The LAST thing this franchise needs is to see RG3 out there this year, with that swiss cheese line, and have him wind up with a serious injury and be on the hook with him for another year at 16 mil crippling your cap. That would just be horrendous.
Dopium wrote:Yeah I agree with all your points. I'll just add that this year will also be Cousins' last chance to show that he can be a long-term QB for us. He showed promise last year (except for high number of picks thrown), and he seems to suit a pro-style offense, but if he doesn't play well this year, you can bet your house that we will have a high-draft pick, and you can be just as sure that we will be using that pick on a new QB.
Anyway, I think RG3's ceiling with us was 4-5 wins this year. In Gruden's eyes Kirk may add 1 or 2 wins on to that. Our strength is in the run game anyway.
I don't get why they held onto him. The only thing I can think of is that no one else wanted him either, and therefore couldn't get a trade sorted, coz surely he is ONLY a disruption for the Skins at this point. I prefer Colt McCoy to RG3 at this point too. I liked him in college and Im not sure he has been give enough chance, esp at a club that has struggled for a few years.
I think the Skins and Giants are it trouble this yr. Skins have a run game and a couple of handy defenders, while Giants have Cruz, Beckham and 'Jekyll & Hyde' Eli Manning. I think the NFC East is a 2 horse race between Piggy's Eagles and my Cowboys.