You know it's the middle of fall in D.C. when people begin itching for the Redskins to make a quarterback change. And we've officially reached that point in 2015.
After two consecutive below-average outings from Kirk Cousins, people in Washington are starting to ask for Cousins to be replaced. It's evident, however, that Jay Gruden remains firmly in Cousins' corner, even as the signal caller's interception problem has reared its ugly head again.
"I just feel like that right now, at this time," Gruden said during his Monday press conference when asked about why he's so confident in #8. "I feel like Kirk gives us the best chance to win still."
The head coach also said that he's willing to give Cousins time to get out of the slump he's currently mired in.
"I want to see him fight through this," he said. "That's going to be the making of a strong person, a strong football player...I'm excited to see him bounce back."
It's easy for Gruden to say these things now, but whether he sticks with his stance this Sunday when his team faces the Buccaneers is a totally different animal. It'll be up to Cousins to start strong against Tampa Bay, or else Gruden will be forced to decide just how firmly he supports his starter.