Even back in training camp, Jay Gruden said that everything seemed positive, but he cautioned that he wouldn't learn what his team was made of until the players faced adversity. Well, adversity definitely struck last Thursday, and now we'll see if the Redskins are capable of bouncing back.
Alfred Morris loves playing at FedEx Field. In his last 13 home games he has 1,132 yards rushing, an average of 87.1 yards per game. That's a season pace of almost 1,400 yards.
History says they still have time to turn things around and earn a spot in the playoffs. Of the teams that have opened the season 1-3 since the tournament expanded in 1990, in fact, 24 out of 165 (or 14.5 percent) have earned a playoff berth.
Reed said he has not yet tested his injured hamstring by running full speed. Both he and Gruden said there was no setback in his recovery, and the Redskins held him out just to give him another day of rest.
I haven't been on a whole lot of good teams. 2012. I mean, winning the division and going on a seven-game win streak. That's probably the only time in recent memory where you feel you're an unstoppable team and destiny is with you. I scored one touchdown in high school. They put me back there for a handoff and I ran through the middle. It was my senior year and the coach threw me a bone and let me score one. But that really doesn't stick out as a favorite memory.
That's not to say that Cousins' eyes have been the primary issue, especially on his interceptions. Of his five picks this season, only one can be directly attributable to him staring down a target the whole way. The rest have been a combination of mistakes that were evident in games last season, too. Cousins must correct his decision-making as much as get his eyes in the right spot and make better throws.