Kirk Cousins isn’t repeating his impressive 2015 campaign and teammates reportedly aren’t happy.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports sources told him offensive players are starting to complain about Cousins mediocre start. The 28-year-old has got off to an inconsistent start was the Washington Redskins have fallen to 0-2 early in 2016. Cousins has just 1 TD through 2 games, against 3 picks.
Washington head coach Jay Gruden said Cousins missed some throws during Sunday’s 27-23 loss at home vs the Dallas Cowboys.
“We’ve got the New York Giants as soon as we leave here, so he can watch the tape, find out what’s going on if he’s not sure what the indecision might be, why he’s missing some throws, but you know, it’s a tough game. He’s got people around his feet,” coach Jay Gruden told reporters after the game. “He’s got to make some tough throws and usually ones he would normally hit but he missed a few today. We’ll coach him up.”
The source told Florio “at least [backup Colt McCoy] would play with poise.” (So, perhaps Florio’s source is McCoy?) Regardless, Cousins has struggled early. Two games isn’t a big enough sample size to completely throw in the towel, even more so considering his $19.95 million salary.
With teammates reportedly already turning on Cousins, Josh Norman’s unhappiness with getting drug tested following Sunday’s game and no wins through two games, the Redskins are approaching peak drama after just two games.