So tonite, Jay Gruden pulls on his lucky socks called “Colt McCoy” and we’ll just see what happens. Hell, it’s not at all inconceivable that Colt plays great and the Redskins stun the 6-1 Cowboys under the JerryTron as 9.5 point underdogs.
But I’m not counting on it.
My problem with this move – aside from it being patently “dead end’ in nature – is that I wish Gruden did more to coach Kirk Cousins up, and BUILD his confidence – rather than burn it to the ground.
I saw this clip of Jags coach Gus Bradley with his young signal caller, high first rounder Blake Bortles. It was dramatic the difference. Sure I could do without much of the patently absurd “rah rah” from this guy, but hey – it’s his style.
Bradley makes sure to tell Bortles to “keep his head up” on the sidelines after picks. Good advice! Now, it doesn’t cure everything. Bortles three 3 picks in that game, and 3 more this Sunday against the Dolphins.
I look at so much shitty quarterbacking around this league from week to week, I just don’t think Cousins was anywhere near bad enough to be pulled. But this being Washington, and Gruden being a “win instantly” kind of guy I suppose… he had no time for patience.
Or maybe he’s already feeling the heat from the Belt Buckle Kid? Who knows?