RICHMOND — The relative lack of drama at training camp has been a positive selling point for the Redskins.
There are the normal position battles and cornerback Josh Norman has had some…disputes….with other players around the NFL. That’s all mild stuff compared to what’s gone on in Washington in years past. And that’s just fine with the players. It feels like a normal environment.
“I’ve told my teammates that I’d like to be the San Antonio Spurs of the NFL,” quarterback Kirk Cousins said. “Be super boring and maybe people at the end of the season go ‘Wow – they really had a good year and no one really talked about it.”
That’s a nice thought. But while the Redskins aren’t exactly a stable of stars, it’s a long way to a Spurs culture that’s been cultivated over 15 years and was led by one of the NBA’s great coaches, Gregg Popovich, and Tim Duncan, the epitome of a superstar who eschewed the limelight and let his play do the talking. But Cousins sees that path as the most sustainable one for his organization.
“I don’t need to promote myself. I don’t need to promote what we’re doing,” Cousins said. “We have plenty of people here who are very good at doing that if we play well enough. I just want to play football.”
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