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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Kirk Cousins’ father throws some shade at Redskins’ front office

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Kirk Cousins’ father indirectly threw some shade at the Washington Redskins organization during a recent radio interview.

Don Cousins attended his son’s introductory press conference with the Minnesota Vikings last week. Don was interviewed by 1500 ESPN Radio’s Darren Wolfson after the press conference and was asked about his son finally having some longterm stability. The elder Cousins then began talking about team leadership and how important that is.

“I’m thrilled that he’s part of an organization that, from every indication I get, is a healthy, well-led organization,” Don Cousins told Wolfson. “That was our No. 1 priority. It was the No. 1 thing that we looked for, that we talked about, that we prayed about, was to be a part of an organization that we believed was well-led and was unified from top to bottom, everyone heading in the right direction, together.

“We do believe, as Kirk said just a moment ago, within organizations, no matter what you’re leading, everything rises and falls on leadership. We believe this organization’s well-led.”

Why all the emphasis on proper team leadership from the front office? Well, you may already know that that has long been a sore spot for the Redskins, Kirk’s former team. Almost every description Don gave would be the opposite of what Washington’s front office is like. The organization was plagued with leaks, inconsistency, and a lack of a clear vision. Perhaps nothing demonstrates that more than the way Scot McCloughan was fired.

Finally playing for a team that has complete faith in him will be a big deal for Cousins. It’s no wonder they made that a point of emphasis during free agency.

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