WASHINGTON — Welp.
This Redskins season couldn’t be going much worse. A pair of home losses to open the season, including one to the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys, and now reports of discontent in the locker room are emerging.
Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, “multiple offensive players have begun to complain about Kirk Cousins, pointing to a lack of decisiveness, erratic play and confusion.”
“I asked the source whether the players who are griping would prefer Colt McCoy,” Florio writes. “Said the source, ‘At least he’d play with poise.'”
Well, that’s not ideal.
106.7 The Fan’s Brian McNally told The Sports Junkies on Monday morning that it seemed unlikely that Redskins players would already be talking poorly of their quarterback, just two weeks into the season.
The belief is the source of the comments is receiver Pierre Garcon, who was visibly frustrated when Cousins threw a late interception in the endzone.
Nonetheless, there is some precedent here. For example, receiver DeSean Jackson appeared to call out quarterback Robert Griffin III in 2014 with a profanity-laced Instagram post.
But that was in November, not mid-September. Cousins had one of the best seasons for a quarterback in Redskins history last year, but he started the year slowly. He’s started this year slowly, even though he’s thrown for 693 yards in two games (339.5 per game), but Washington is already in a fairly significant hole.
A loss in Week 3, a road game against the division rival New York Giants, would put the Redskins at 0-3 and the Giants at 3-0, and both the Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles next play the Chicago Bears. If the Bears (0-1) lose both of those games, the Redskins will enter Week 4 against the Cleveland Browns down at least two games to each of the three other teams in the NFC East.