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Kirk Cousins to start Sunday, Robert Griffin to be Inactive

Redskins appear to be sitting Robert Griffin III for the rest of the season and will go with Kirk Cousins.

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Well the rumors appear to be true. Everyone is reporting that Kirk Cousins will start this Sunday versus the Falcons and Robert Griffin III will be inactive.

From CSN Washington:

Mike Shanahan is expected to name Kirk Cousins as the Redskins' starting quarterback for this Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, Comcast SportsNet's Tarik El-Bashir has confirmed with a team source. Reports also say RG3 will be inactive for the game.

This obviously opens up any number of questions going forward. Here is a quick look at some things for people to discuss today: (I'm adding some fun ones because as Redskins fans we need to laugh)

-Will Mike Shanahan now be fired before the season is over?

-If he is fired, do the Redskins go back to Griffin and make this situation even messier?

-What are Shanahan's real motives for making this move? Is it a message to Griffin? A message to Snyder? Or Does he really care about Griffin's health for the next HC of the team?

-What will this move mean for the offense? Do we see any Pistol or Read Option? Does Morris find more or less running room?

-If Cousins plays at a high level what does that mean for next year? (either for the Redskins or another team)

-If Cousins struggles or the Redskins continue not to win, what does that mean going forward? Should the Redskins go back to Griffin? Do they go to Grossman?

-What is the real state of the lockerroom at this point?

-What are the long term risks with this move? Possible QB controversy? Griffin Demanding a trade? Fracturing the Lockerroom? etc.

-How will Griffin handle it in the press conference today?

-Will Mike Shanahan answer a single question at his press conference today?

-What's the over/under on the number of questions Shanahan avoids?

-How many reporters does Mike Shanahan try to mock to change the story?

-What were the Vegas odds on RGIII losing his job (for this season) before Keith Burns? (And does anyone have a time machine?)

-Will Mike Shanahan (or RGIII) use the phrase "Operation Patience" to describe this debacle?

-Does RGIII still want to go to war with these guys?

-How much is Dan Snyder selling advertising for the back screen of the press conference today?

-Is it more or less than the rate of a Super Bowl commercial?

Let us know your thoughts to these questions and this situation in the comments!