Timing is everything. Time is money. Unfortunately, neither fourth dimensional clich?? worked in Kirk Cousins’ favor to end the 2016 season.
It’s now 2017, and instead of another shot at the playoffs, free agency is the next big thing for the Redskins quarterback. He has provided little late evidence to guarantee a lucrative long-term contract to stay in Washington.
There was plenty in confidence in Cousins when he lit up the Packers in Week 11. He had his best game of this season against the team he couldn’t help Washington beat in last season’s wild-card round.
At the time, the Redskins were 6-3-1, on track to join the Cowboys and Giants as NFC East playoff teams. After that 375-yard, 3-TD performance in a 42-24 victory, Washington finished 2-4 to free-fall out of the wild card.
The first reports that coach Rex Ryan would potentially be fired in-season surfaced shortly before a Week 11 game against Pittsburgh. Such missives quoting anonymous sources continued until Ryan was dismissed five days before the team’s season finale against the Jets.
Felton said the reports, and their timing, served to undermine the team it’self. Felton said players would receive notifications on their phones positing Ryans imminent demise while trying to psychologically prepare for kickoff.
Literally the last weeks before every single game, it was, Yeah, Rex might get fired after this game,Felton said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. That’s tough and frustrating.