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Kirk Cousins in midst of great season, but not best ever among Redskins QBs

Kirk Cousins in midst of great season, but not best ever among Redskins QBs

There is plenty of debate over how Kirk Cousins will be compensated next year and even some over where he might be playing. But there is no doubt Cousins is in the process of putting up one of the best statistical seasons in team history. However, even if he finishes out strong his season may not deserve all the acclaim it may receiver.

Cousins has passed for 3,540 yards. If he didn’t play another game this year he would have the 10th most single season passing yards in team history. He needs to average only 125 yards per game for the rest of the season to top his team record of 4,166 yards he set last year.

Of course, Cousins is going to do much better than that. If he keeps up his 2016 pace of 322 yards per game he will end up with about 5,150 yards. Not only would that shatter the team record he would be No. 5 on the list for all-time best single-season yardage (pending what Drew Brees and Matt Ryan, who are right up there with Cousins in passing yards this year, do the remainder of the season).

While this is very impressive, Cousins’ accomplishments should be viewed in the light of the era in which he is accomplishing it. He current average of 322 yards per game is 30 percent higher than the league average of 247 yards per team per game.

Sonny Jurgensen’s 1967 season is really the standard by which Cousins’ accomplishment should be measured. The Hall of Famer passed for 3,747 yards in a 14-game season, an average of 267 yards per game. In 1967 NFL teams averaged 179 passing yards per game so Jurgensen’s average game was 49 percent better than the league’s average game.

So even if Cousins continues at his current pace he will have more dazzling numbers that Jurgensen did in 1967 but it would be hard to argue that Cousins is have a better season than Sonny had.  

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Sean Taylor is scaring Pro Bowl punters like Tress Way to this day

Sean Taylor is scaring Pro Bowl punters like Tress Way to this day

The Pro Bowl may not count for anything other than an accolade on a player's resume, but it has delivered some memorable moments over the years. 

Maybe the best Pro Bowl play ever was when Sean Taylor leveled former Bills punter Brian Moorman when the AFC tried to run a fake in the 2006 Pro Bowl. 

Tress Way is representing the Redskins in the 2020 Pro Bowl and still has that play in the back of his mind. 

When asked whether he'd try to pull off a fake punt of his own on Sunday, Way said yes but under specific conditions. 

Minkah Fitzpatrick and Jamal Adams are the starting safeties for the AFC, so while both are great players and Adams is a hard-hitter in his own right, none of them are Taylor. 

So if you see the NFC pull off a fake punt and Tress Way quickly gets rid of the ball, you'll know why. 

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Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

In the midst of the Pro Bowl being underway former Redskins’ defensive back DeAngelo Hall took a trip down memory lane. 

During Good Morning Football this week, the 2011 Pro Bowl MVP DeAngelo Hall said his favorite memory from the Pro Bowl wasn't exactly anything that happened on the football field.

You would think he would mention his impressive performance which included six tackles, an interception and a fumble returned for a touchdown. 

But no. His highlight of the day was winning a truck for his MVP performance. 

“I told my buddies going into it I wanted to buy a truck so I said hey, if I win this MVP I don't need to buy a truck so I called the shot ladies and gentlemen I really did," he said. 

It must have been a really special prize because to this day, he said, he still owns the truck. 

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