RICHMOND - Kirk Cousins impressed in his first year as the Redskins starting quarterback. The team went 9-7 and won the NFC East, meanwhile Cousins eclipsed numerous Redskins passing records. And he did it all in his own unassuming way.
Save for one very viral moment - everyone rememebrs You Like That?! - Cousins was much different than his predecessor Robert Griffin III. Rarely did COusins make bombastic statements or really generate many headlines. His play did the talking, and that was just the way Cousins wanted it.
"I've told my teammates that I'd like to be the San Antonio Spurs of the NFL," Cousins said. "Be super boring and maybe people at the end of the season just go ‘wow they had a really good year and none really talked about it.'"
Cousins proclamation that he would like the Redskins to emmulate the Spurs has plenty of meaning. Year after year, the Spurs are one of the best teams in the NBA, a team that has won five titles ince 1999. Not to mention there is rarely off-court drama in San Antonio. While the 'Skins may not be title contenders yet, using the Spurs as a guide will be a pleasant change in Washington, where the football team has made more headlines for off-field topics during the last decade.
"I don’t need to promote myself. I don’t need promote what were doing," Cousins said. "We have plenty of people here who are very good at doing that if we play well enough."
For his part, Cousins is well on the Spurs path.
"I just want to play football. I don’t want to worry about anything else," the QB said. "If you win football games everything else takes care of itself. It's a pretty simple recipe."