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Washington Redskins' Kirk Cousins Continues Rise Over Robert Griffin III; Frank Kearse in, Terrance Plummer Out

( [email protected] ) Oct 06, 2015 10:01 AM EDT
The Washington Redskins managed to deliver a surprising win over the Philadelphia Eagles during Week 4 of the regular NFL season. With the absence of Washington Redskins starter quarterback Robert Griffin III, the NFL team is forced to deal with what second in command Kirk Cousins has to offer. While a number of fans and followers of the Washington Redskins doubted the decision of the NFL team to go for Kirk Cousins, it looks like the latest win over Sam Bradford's crew diminished the number of critics gunning for the immediate return of Robert Griffin III. In fact, some of these critics might have turned into ardent supporters of Kirk Cousins and Washington Wizards head coach Jay Gruden following the NFL team's victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Feature photo courtesy of Reuters/Brad Mills

The Washington Redskins managed to deliver a surprising win over the Philadelphia Eagles during Week 4 of the regular NFL season. With the absence of Washington Redskins starter quarterback Robert Griffin III, the NFL team is forced to deal with what second in command Kirk Cousins has to offer. While a number of fans and followers of the Washington Redskins doubted the decision of the NFL team to go for Kirk Cousins, it looks like the latest win over Sam Bradford's crew diminished the number of critics gunning for the immediate return of Robert Griffin III. In fact, some of these critics might have turned into ardent supporters of Kirk Cousins and Washington Wizards head coach Jay Gruden following the NFL team's victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

"We're 1-2 right now, but we're hoping it pays dividends," shared Jay Gruden following the loss of the Washington Redskins to the New York Giants in Week 3. The Washington Redskins head coach added, "We've got all the confidence in the world in him. As an organization, we all came to the same conclusion. It's not like the room was split -- This wanted him, he wanted him, he wanted him. Collectively, it was unanimous. We're all sticking by the plan and we're showing Kirk that we have confidence in him. And hopefully it pays off and he'll get better every game."

As promised, the Washington Redskins head coach was proven right as Kirk Cousins showed off his skills and capacity to actually lead an NFL team to victory in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles - a feat that sports analysts are more than eager to admit. "Betting on a quarterback who has made throwing costly interceptions his favorite pastime looked a fool's gamble from Jay Gruden," noted James Dudko of Bleacher Report. The sports commentator went on to state, "But Kirk Cousins justified his head coach's faith and took a major step forward for the Washington Redskins by leading a game-winning drive to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 23-20 on Sunday." Apart from Dudko, other sports analysts noted that Kirk Cousins led the Washington Redskins to victory against the Philadelphia Eagles with a cool and calm head - initiating moves and instructing the rest of the squad to optimize the strategies most applicable to win at such a crucial NFL match.

Meanwhile, the Washington Redskins opted to re-sign defensive end Frank Kearse on Monday. In an effort to create space for his presence in the Washington Redskins roster, the NFL team chose to waive linebacker Terrance Plummer from the squad. Other football stars who entered the Washington Redskins lineup recently are wide receiver Issac Blakeney and linebacker Lynden trail. Both will be part of the practice squad of the Washington Redskins. As for Sage Harold, the NFL team chose to let go of the linebacker.

Tags : NFL, Washington Redskins, Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III, Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles