WASHINGTON — “Crabcakes and football, that’s what Maryland does!”
Yes, it’s a famous line from Wedding Crashers. It’s also something Kirk Cousins might yell at his teammates across the line of scrimmage.
“Booyah, I love football!”
That’s another one.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard of bizarre things the Redskins quarterback says (or yells) on the field. Last year, his microphone caught him shouting DeSean Jackson’s praises and quoting Lord of the Rings. Earlier this month, Cousins told us the thing about Cook Out.
On Tuesday, a new profile on Cousins’ weirdness on the field by The Ringer sheds more light on the strange things he yells at his defense.
It’s usually a hybrid of quasi-trash talk and celebration of his offense. Take, for example, this excerpt:
During a practice drive in early August, Cousins, pleased with a touchdown pass to Pierre Garçon, screamed “Drive of the century!”and celebrated wildly, imploring his teammates to do so as well. Seemingly everyone on the team has a story about a time Cousins was way more excited than everyone else and let it show.
“I think the matter-of-factness of my statements is what the guys laugh about,” Cousins said. “You always feel that competitive edge in practice, you are fighting for your spot — when you hit a big pass or the team has a big play that validates you being there, you feel a sense of accomplishment and for me, things like ‘booyah’ come out.”
Cousins would also yell things like “I’m coming your way!” at defenders in practice while at college, according to former Michigan State teammate Darqueze Dennard.
Savage. Stay out of this man’s way.