Last year, Robert Griffin III came under fire after essentially blaming his teammates for a horrible loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Yesterday, the Washington Redskins suffered a bitter defeat to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons. Kirk Cousins had a completely different response from Griffin after the loss when talking about the interception.
“I was hot off the left side and felt the need to get rid of the football and not take a sack and kill the drive,” Cousins said, describing the final play. “I threw it, and the guy made a great play, and that was it.”
More than the last play, Cousins was upset about his inaccurate passes during other parts of the game. He completed 21 of 32 passes, but he missed several routine throws, often releasing passes that were too high. In a dome, under ideal throwing conditions, it was surprising to see.
“I felt like I wasn’t good enough on some of those throws,” Cousins said. “And there’s nowhere to point except to myself, that I’ve got to make those throws, and I can make those throws, and I believe I will over the long haul. But today I left too many out there.”
As a QB, in a loss, it’s on you. When you win, it’s about the team.