WASHINGTON — “You like that!”
What started out as an expression of joy following a historic comeback against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became a rallying cry for the 2015 Washington Redskins. It was the perfect line at the perfect time, and while Kirk Cousins will never denounce it, it’s pretty clear that it is time to move on.
Cousins suggested as much during his training camp appearance on ESPN’s First Take.
“I sure would like to be known for more than three words,” Cousins said, after discussing the virality of the moment captured by CSN cameras in the tunnel after the game. “That’s what this season and future seasons is about.”
Between Cousins and Robert Griffin III, the Redskins have had no shortage of rallying cries over the last four seasons. Whether it was “Pressure Makes Diamond,” “All in for Week 1,” or Cousins “You Like That,” each has a habit of starting strong and ending with a whimper.
Even though the Redskins ultimately went one-and-done in the playoffs, Cousins has no regrets about celebrating the moment the team turned around for the better.
“If I could do it again, I would do it just because it’s who I am. I was being myself, it wasn’t fake. I didn’t even know a camera was there,” Cousins said with a laugh. “I like being genuine. I had no idea it was going to the way that it did. It just goes to show you the power of the Internet, social media and the media these days.
“It just goes to show you the power of the Internet, social media and the media these days.”
Cousins also discusses his contract situation, betting on himself for 2016 and how his array of weapons could be among the league’s most tantalizing corps: