|Kirk Cousins and Rob Kelley powered the offense behind a effective O-line and timely play calling. The rout of the Packers was a total team effort for a whole 4 quarters. Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Cowboys will be a big test.|
Hail RedskinsNation!!! It's another #VictoryMonday after a 42-24 blowout of the Green Bay Packers on the prime time stage. The Redskins played in my opinion the most complete game of the season, from the play calling, the execution, and the game plan were flawless. The confidence Jay showed in Kirk throwing the ball in those windy conditions paid off big time. I have been critical of Gruden's football I.Q and coaching ability and of Kirk Cousins being the answer for this team. Last night was a major step for this team and that duo. Jay's gutsy 4th and inches call on the Redskins 40 with 5 mins left was a confidence boost for the team and a feather in his coaching cap. Kirk making the throws he made, the control of the offense, his knowledge of the system and his flawless execution has sold me. All I have to say is "Pay that man his money". The defense played its role in the victory also. Ryan Kerrigan got his 8th sack of the season, Josh Norman had a timely forced fumble late in the game, Chris Baker collapsed the pocket frequently and for long stretches of the game had Green Bay on their heels offensively. Now this game wasn't perfect by any stretch but after exorcising the demons of prime time games, (lost 7 straight prime time games) you won't hear me complain this week. The third game in 12 days will be on Thanksgiving versus the NFC East leading Dallas Cowboys. A victory on Thursday would no doubt let the league and world know that the Redskins are serious and legit. Be sure to tune in for tonight's episode of Sports On The Hill Podcast starting at 7pm est. Will start talking #Redskins at 8pm est, call in at 347-884-9299 or can stream it live http://bit.ly/2eVJVvy Now for my observations:
Kirk Cousins has sold me. I've been critical of him and watching his progress throughout the season and after last nights performance, I believe he is the quarterback for this team going forward. His knowledge of the offense, command of his team, his calm demeanor, and his attitude are all things we need in a QB. With a victory against the Cowboys, I believe he would have earned his long term deal. I know it's early and making the playoffs matters but this guy is ready to become a top 5 quarterback in this league. His latest viral quote is "How u like me now!!".....well Kirk.....I like you as my quarterback. This is about the time last season when he got in his zone and went on a offensive tear, looks like we should buckle up and enjoy the upcoming ride...starting Thanksgiving.
After this victory the Cowboys are the next on the schedule for a classic Thanksgiving Day game at 4:30pm. Should be a epic NFC East battle as always. The Redskins have to get the W after losing in week 2 at home to the division leading Cowboys. If the Redskins want to repeat as NFC East Champs, this win is key for that to happen. Be sure to tune in tonight at 8pm for our Redskins coverage. Call in and tell us how you feel about this game and Kirk going forward. Can always call in at 347-884-9299 or stream it live and just listen to us here starting at 7pm: http://bit.ly/2eVJVvy . As always #HTTR4LIFE