The Washington Redskins have made a less-than-stellar start to the 2015 NFL season, finding themselves fall to a 2-4 record to open out the campaign.
Sunday's decimation at the hands of the New York Jets was the latest in a long line of unimpressive and uninspiring displays from the Washington franchise.
Following the fatiguing saga that saw Kirk Cousins become the starting quarterback, he has been a complete failure. But that hasn't stopped head coach Jay Gruden from coming out with ridiculous reasons to back his man.
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The Redskins lost at MetLife Stadium for the second time this season, as the Jets came back from being down 13-10 at halftime to pull away for a 34-20 victory. Cousins gave New York a helping hand by tossing a pass straight into Darrelle Revis' grasp and start the comeback.
Gruden is sticking by Cousins, however, and gave a truly delusional excuse for the quarterback's struggle on Sunday.
Apparently, Cousins' two interceptions on the day can be put down to one thing...the wind.
According to Gruden, the fact that it was a mildly windy day at MetLife was a big reason for Cousins' poor play.
"I’ll have to look at the film,” Gruden said, via the Washington Post. “Like I said – also, it was little windy."
'Skins Fans Should Be Fuming
Redskins fans should be furious at this. There's no other way to put it. Gruden is making excuses for a player who is making the team play terribly and directly contributing to losses. It has to stop.
Cousins has now thrown 27 interceptions in his NFL career, more than either Robert Griffin III or Colt McCoy, both of whom have thrown 23 picks in their careers. Yet, McCoy has thrown 196 more passes than Cousins, and Griffin has thrown 428 more passes than him. In what World are they worse options?
Blaine Gabbert has thrown fewer interceptions on more pass attempts than Cousins, as has Jamarcus Russell.
Out of a Job?
Kirk Cousins is statistically worse than quarterbacks who are now laughing stocks. Yet, Gruden won't address it. There's a high chance that both of these clowns could be out of a job by this time next year.
And that would be a positive step for the Washington Redskins. At least, these fans think so...