Washington Football

Quick Links

Kirk Cousins is anti-cats and anti-karaoke, but pro-protests in SI gameshow

Kirk Cousins is anti-cats and anti-karaoke, but pro-protests in SI gameshow

We know more about Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins today than ever before thanks to a hilarious game show vignette filmed for Sports Illustrated

The segment, called "You Like That?!", asks Cousins to weigh in on a trio of non-sports topics. 

The first was cats, specifically their inclusion in the famed Westminster Dog Show. Cousins is a well-known dog lover and adoption advocate, but he took a surprisingly anti-cat stance when asked for his opinion. 

"I don't like that," he said, shaking his head. "I'm not a cat guy to begin with, and it's the Westminster Dog Show, so let's keep dogs in the show, not cats."

Ahh, very revealing. 

Next up: Does he like karoake? SI host Maggie Gray mentioned that he used to be in a band in high school. Still, Cousins admitted he avoids karaoke. 

"You know, I really don't like it. When I go to restaurants and karaoke is playing, I never really step in and get involved," he said. "It's fun to watch other people make a fool of themselves, but I stay out of it so I'm going to say I don't like that."

Cousins seems reserved at times, so this answer doesn't come as much of a surprise. The next question, however, did. 

Gray switched gears from cats and karaoke to the political protests going on in Washington, D.C. 

When she asked whether he "liked" the protests, the Redskins quarterback gave a diplomatic, patriotic answer.

"Well, I like it because I think it's our right as citizens," he said matter-of-factly.

"If you don't like protests and you've got a problem with it, then you've got to check the constitution and what it says and what our country's built on. So I'm going to say I like it and I like the people who are exercising the right to free speech. It's a great country that we have the ability to do that."

It's hard to know if he rehearsed that answer, but it strikes a perfectly a-political tone. And it's plain that Cousins has thought about the issue before. 

Please take a moment to watch the full segment. It's hilarious and well produced. 

https://twitter.com/si_nfl/status/829750473775210498

So there you have it, Redskins fans: Cousins is anti-cat and anti-karaoke, but appreciates a good protest. 

MORE REDSKINS: 2017 Mock Draft 2.0: Post playoff shakeup

Quick Links

Burning Questions: Which Washington Football Team player has a lot riding on 2020?

Burning Questions: Which Washington Football Team player has a lot riding on 2020?

As training camp continues to build, JP Finlay and Pete Hailey will answer burning questions related to the Washington Football Team.

Up next: Which player, outside of Dwayne Haskins, has a lot riding on 2020?

Pete's pick: Sean Davis

Washington's free agency class is crowded with players on one-year deals, which is something Ron Rivera loves.

"A lot of these guys want to come in and say, ‘Hey, give me an opportunity to compete, let me prove myself,'" Rivera told the media a few months ago. "I love that guys are betting on themselves, that they’re going to come in and prove that they belong, that they deserve an extensive contract." 

Sean Davis is one such guy who's betting on himself, and should he win that bet, it'll do a ton for his career as well as for the franchise, too.

First, look at it from Davis' point of view. The ex-Steeler was a useful contributor during his first three years in Pittsburgh, but in 2019, he appeared just once before landing on injured reserve in mid-September. He needs to bounce back to ensure his NFL arrow is pointing upward again.

As for Washington, well, they've been looking for a pair of safeties to rely on for more than a decade now. They're locked in with Landon Collins at one spot, and with Davis being just 26 years old, he looks like an ideal candidate to slide into the other. 

Davis must be healthy, clean up his tackling and handle his coverage duties well, though, for both he and the organization to be happy. If he comes through, expect his next contract to far outweigh the one he's currently on.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TALK PODCAST

JP's pick: Fabian Moreau

Cornerbacks can make big money if they prove an ability to stay on the field and cover, and fourth-year Washington CB Fabian Moreau has a real opportunity this fall to show he can do both.

A third-round pick in 2017, Moreau came to Washington with plenty of fanfare from his college days at UCLA. Things haven’t really clicked yet, but the 2020 season presents a chance to take over a starting outside cornerback spot.

For the past few seasons, Moreau has been overshadowed by Josh Norman and Quinton Dunbar, but neither player is in Washington anymore. Moreau has also dealt with injuries. As a rookie, he barely played while working back from a torn pectoral and last year he missed a chunk of time with a hurt ankle. 

BURNING QUESTIONS: WHO WILL BREAK OUT?

Now, in 2020, Moreau needs to show up. 

Washington signed Kendall Fuller this offseason and he will nail down one spot in the secondary while Moreau and Ronald Darby compete to start opposite Fuller. If Moreau can win that job, and then play well on the field after that, he stands to see a major payday next year in free agency.

Stay connected to the team with the MyTeams app. Click here to download for comprehensive coverage of your teams.

MORE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM NEWS:

Quick Links

Former Washington RB Derrius Guice a free agent after going unclaimed on waivers

Former Washington RB Derrius Guice a free agent after going unclaimed on waivers

Derrius Guice is officially a free agent.

The running back unsurprisingly went unclaimed on waivers after Washington released him on Friday. Guice is now free to sign with any team. 

The 23-year-old was released by Washington on Friday after he was arrested on domestic violence charges. Guice, who had become a fan-favorite during his two-plus years in Washington, has denied all accusations against him, per his attorney. 

Additionally, Guice -- who is usually active on social media -- has deleted both his Instagram and Twitter accounts.

While a healthy Guice would likely be an upgrade to many backfields across the league, it's unclear if any teams will take a chance signing him

Guice's NFL career thus far has been all potential and little production. While he's shined when on the field, the running back has missed 27 of a possible 32 games due to multiple knee injuries since Washington selected him 59th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. 

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TALK PODCAST

Stay connected to the team with the MyTeams app. Click here to download for comprehensive coverage of your teams.

MORE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM NEWS: