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Kirk Cousins, Redskins not beating playoff caliber teams

Kirk Cousins, Redskins not beating playoff caliber teams

In the wake of the Redskins season ending loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night, the conversation surrounding this team will quickly move to Kirk Cousins and his contract.

While the 28-year-old quarterback has led Washington the past two seasons, breaking record after record along the way, the team's record against quality opponents is not where Redskins fans want it to be.

Maybe those in opposition to the idea of signing Cousins to a long-term, mega million dollar contract have a point. 

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A popular NFC East Twitter troll, and Philadelphia Eagles beat reporter, Brandon Gowton made it clear to Redskins fans:

Now as a regular starter (2015-16) where he started the entire season, Cousins has a 16-15-1 record if you include the playoffs loss to Green Bay last season. 

Against team's that finished above .500 this season, Cousins and the Redskins were 2-5.

This year though his team played a first-place schedule as a result of the Redskins winning the division, meaning that Washington had to play all the other division champions in 2015; Minnesota, Carolina, and Arizona.

Washington ended up 1-2 against those teams, but combined their record on the season was 21-26-1, none finishing with a winning record. 

When the team made the playoffs in 2015, they were playing a fourth place division schedule, going against Chicago, Tampa Bay, and the then St. Louis Rams. They went 3-0, but the combined record of the three teams was 19-29. Against teams with winning records, they were an abysmal 0-4.

If the Redskins are going to want to continually be in the playoffs, they have to beat other teams that will also be there. Otherwise the team will have to rely on another last-place division finish in order to take advantage of a favorable schedule. 

At least the team is beating a majority of the teams they were supposed to be beating, which is better than many previous Redskins teams. 

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Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury admits his iconic draft photo was staged

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury admits his iconic draft photo was staged

Of all the moments that arose from the one-of-a-kind 2020 NFL Draft, the view inside Kliff Kingsbury’s house was easily the most memorable.

The Arizona Cardinals' head coach was pictured on draft night in an iconic photo at his insanely beautiful house, which quickly went viral. However, in a pre-camp interview on Wednesday, Kingsbury admitted that the photo was indeed staged.

"Going into it I knew I was going to be super extra in the picture," Kingsbury said. "I do think the fire –– it was 100 degrees and sunny –– was a bit much, but I laid four phones on the table because the NFL gave us a couple...all the screens, I just wanted to make it as extra as possible and it turned out good. It made for fun."

The photo featured Kingsbury lounging on his couch during the draft with four cell phones, a laptop and two computer screens on the table in front of him, which he later claimed he had “just in case” something went technologically wrong. The viral picture also showed a view of the coach’s backyard with a huge outdoor kitchen, firepit in the middle and stunning view of the mountains in the background.

While the photo was staged, his house is completely real. Kingsbury purchased the 7,000 square-foot house in Paradise Valley, Ariz. for $4.45 million in 2019 after joining the Cardinals. 

If he ever has to take part in a virtual draft again, Kingsbury has ideas for the next go-around. 

"The NFL only allowed us to have one person at the house or I might've had some people on the float swans in the back, or a DJ, really doing it big. There's always next year, hopefully."

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Twitter goes crazy for Washington Football Team's new helmet decals

Twitter goes crazy for Washington Football Team's new helmet decals

The Washington Football team on Wednesday released an up close and personal look of all angles of their new helmets set to debut this season, and let’s just say they received the stamp of approval by many.

We’re not the only ones that stan a classic, crisp, clean look of the burgundy and gold. Big time D.C. sports fan and rapper Wale retweeted the reveal with the caption “We love to see”, confirmation that the award-winning singer is on board with the new vision. Dale Earnhardt Jr. also kept his reaction short and sweet with a GIF, followed by a “they look amazing” tweet.

On the other hand, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reacted by providing us with some bold predictions for the upcoming season. Ready for these hot takes? Florio’s first prediction is that “if Washington makes the playoffs in 2020, they'll remain the 'Washington Football Team' for at least two more years.” His second prediction reads “if they somehow make it to the Super Bowl (stranger things have happened), 'Washington Football Team' will become the new name.”

We don’t plan on ruling out any possibilities, but just know we have this one bookmarked. 

 

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