After a shaky start, Washington has finally found it’s stride and is firing on all cylinders. A big part of that is Kirk Cousins, who absolutely outplayed Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on Sunday night.
With 375 passing yards and three touchdowns, Cousins was by far the best quarterback on the field against Green Bay. Cousins, who is an emotional guy who has gotten in trouble for mouthing off after wins before, couldn’t contain himself after the 42-24 trouncing of the Packers. That mouth may have gotten him in trouble after he saw Washington GM Scot McCloughan on the field. Cousins and McCloughan had a bit of a spat over the summer when McCloughan refused to give Cousins the long term contract he wanted and instead offered a 1 year deal to prove himself.
Cousins has definitely proved himself, and when he saw McCloughan he let him know.
While McCloughan can’t get too mad in the face of a huge win, Cousins shouldn’t be talking to his boss like that. He issued an apology this morning in a press conference:
“I mean, first of all, you’ve got to realize that, in a perfect world, that doesn’t get caught on camera and it’s just between me and him in a back room somewhere, but for whatever reason it was on the field,” Cousins told Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier Monday morning on 106.7 The Fan’s Under Center…
“And yeah, it’s just organic, it’s natural out of emotion coming off a big win,” he said. “That’s what comes out, just like ‘You like that,’ or any of the other stuff that’s been put out there.”
“I, again, can’t say enough good things about Scot,” Cousins said. “I think he’s done a phenomenal job. I mean Scot was the reason I even had an opportunity to play last season, so I owe Scot a great deal and he’s done a really good job of evaluating talent from the day he was brought in.