2014-10-19 Trolololoololololololol Cousins. And everyone who wanted to trade for him. - None twitter
    2014-10-13 Former Redskin calls for Cousins to be benched; RG3 to start individual work - Your browser does not support iframes.Former Washington Redskins player Brian Mitchell says the time is now for the team to bench Kirk Cousins. Even with Robert Griffin III not ready to return yet.  [Join FanDuel's $500,000 Week 7 fantasy league: $10 to enter; top 10,102 teams paid] Mitchell, on Comcast SportsNet's post-game show after the Redskins lost 23-13 to the Arizona Cardinals (via the Washington Post), said the time is nigh for the team to sit Cousins — and yes, that would mean going to third-string QB Colt McCoy until Robert Griffin is back from a dislocated ankle. “This is the NFL; you’re in the NFL because you’re exceptional,” Mitchell said. “You’re better than the other people out there. You’re supposed to be able to make plays that other guys don’t make. And I think we have to hold Kirk to the same standard we held Robert to. And if Kirk Cousins can’t get the job done, then there’s another quarterback sitting there." There was talk after Cousins' first start this season against the Eagles in which he threw for 427 yards with three touchdowns and one interception that he — and not RG3 — might actually be a better fit in head coach Jay Gruden's offense. That talk since has dissipated as Cousins has struggled, throwing four interceptions and losing a fumble in a blowout loss to the New York Giants and throwing three more Sunday at Arizona. This has Mitchell thinking the Redskins need to move on. “There are people on this football team that, from one to 53, are professional athletes," Mitchell said. "And too many times, as coaches and as players, we get stuck into wanting certain people to be the guy. When Robert went down, everyone said Kirk was the guy. And Kirk hasn’t gotten the job done, just like Robert wasn’t getting the job done. Well, why not move on to somebody else?” Mitchell says the next-man-up approach should be the Redskins' line of thinking here, even if McCoy isn't the most attractive option from outward appearances. “If you can’t get it done in the fourth quarter — when that’s when you make your name — then it’s time for them to start trying to see if the rest of the guys on this team can play. Colt McCoy is the next guy out there. I don’t see what the problem would be." MItchell cites the Redskins' record this season — and Cousins' career record as a starter — as reasons why things must change. “We’re sitting at 1-5, okay?” Michell went on. “[Cousins is] 1-7 as a starter. People tell me he passed for 400-some yards; they lost. He passed for 300-some yards today; they lost. And no, it’s not all his fault. But there are things that are his fault, that he has control over going down the stretch. This game is about getting the best of the best out there, and all 53 guys are professional athletes. And until the best is on the field, then the coaches aren’t doing their job.” Griffin, meanwhile, is still working his way back, but he appears ready to take an important step. Gruden said RG3 is poised to return to the field to take part in individual drills, via CSNWashington.com. “I think he’s going to start individual drills this week,” Gruden said. “As far as actually taking practice reps I think that will be at least another week. We’ll get him out there, do some individual drills, throw some balls to balls to the wideouts. That will be the first step. Then next week we’ll try to get him maybe in some practice situations and see where he is.” The Redskins face the Tennessee Titans at home in Week 7, followed by two road games — at the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings — the following two weeks before the Week 10 bye. It would make sense that Griffin might be held back until after the Redskins return from bye, when they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home in Week 11. But it's possible that Griffin, who has been doing agility drills during practice and who was seen doing sprinting before the Cardinals game, could return sooner — perhaps as soon as the Cowboys game. The coaches appear to want to give him at least a week's worth of practice, perhaps more, before taking the field again. So would the Redskins switch gears and go to McCoy as a bridge before Griffin returns? MItchell might like the sound of that, but Gruden has yet to tip his hand on how he'll handle the next few games. - - - - - - - Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm Shutdown Corner
    2014-09-25 Buccaneers upgrade QB Mike Kafka; Tampa goes Kafkaesque - The Tampa Bay Bay Buccaneers are going Kakfaesque. Sort of. Yes, after failing to make a significant impact with the New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles, Mike Kafka is promoted from the Buccaneers practice squad, to the active roster. From the SB Nation T.B. Buccaneers blog Bucs Nation: Tampa Bay Buccaneers have promoted quarterback Mike Kafka to the active roster, another sign that Mike Glennon is likely to start on Sunday while Josh McCown recovers from a thumb injury. To make room for Kafka, the Bucs waived guard Rishaw Johnson, and added offensive lineman Josh Allen to the active roster. Somehow, Oniel Cousins survives once again The legendary philosopher, author and critical thinker Franz Kafka once said: “If I shall exist eternally, how shall I exist tomorrow?” The answer: Mike Kafka, a former Northwestern and St. Rita (Chicago) star, exists as QB2 in T.B. for the time being. He’ll hope to exist in the short term future as QB3. Kafka, 26, was ... YardBarker
    2014-09-25 Buccaneers vs. Steelers: Tampa bay desperately needs a win. - All our coverage for Sunday's game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have promoted quarterback Mike Kafka to the active roster, another sign that Mike Glennon is likely to start on Sunday while Josh McCown recovers from a thumb injury. To make room for Kafka, the Bucs waived guard Rishaw Johnson, and added offensive lineman Josh Allen to the active roster. Somehow, Oniel Cousins survives once again. The Bucs will be fervently hoping that Kafka won't actually have to take the field. He has a total of 16 career regular season passes, and yet managed to throw two interception in those attempts. He also looked pretty disastrous in the Bucs' preseason. But at least he knows the system, I guess. The Bucs also tried out quarterback Terrelle Pryor, but apparently they didn't think he was good enough. With Doug Martin on track to play on Sunday and a likely return for Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Glennon may see himself in a position to succeed. Or at least more so than McCown was in the past few weeks. Bucs Nation
    2014-09-25 Buccaneers promote Mike Kafka to active roster, waive Rishaw Johnson - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will likely start Mike Glennon on Sunday, as they've promoted quarterback Mike Kafka to the active roster to act as a backup on Sunday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have promoted quarterback Mike Kafka to the active roster, another sign that Mike Glennon is likely to start on Sunday while Josh McCown recovers from a thumb injury. To make room for Kafka, the Bucs waived guard Rishaw Johnson, and added offensive lineman Josh Allen to the active roster. Somehow, Oniel Cousins survives once again. The Bucs will be fervently hoping that Kafka won't actually have to take the field. He has a total of 16 career regular season passes, and yet managed to throw two interception in those attempts. He also looked pretty disastrous in the Bucs' preseason. But at least he knows the system, I guess. The Bucs also tried out quarterback Terrelle Pryor, but apparently they didn't think he was good enough. With Doug Martin on track to play on Sunday and a likely return for Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Glennon may see himself in a position to succeed. Or at least more so than McCown was in the past few weeks. Bucs Nation
    2014-09-24 QB RANKINGS: Every NFL starter right now ranked 1-32. Rivers, Cousins are up; Newton, Tannehill are down. Full list: http://t.co/lwAycu0kMG - None twitter

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