The Washington Redskins front office couldn’t bring itself to offer quarterback Kirk Cousins a decent long term deal last year after he broke multiple franchise records and helped win the NFC East Division. General manager Scot McCloughan, team President Bruce Allen and owner Dan Snyder apparently wanted Cousins to prove that his record-setting 2015 season wasn’t a fluke even though it seemed clear he was starting material. The offense; clearly the team’s strongest unit, is solid so now the front office can concentrate on improving the defense this offseason… not a bad place to be what with the full bank account the organization has and the good prospects available in the draft and free agency. It’s as if the Redskins just can’t handle success without doing something to mess it up.
Josh McDaniels called a number of excellent plays during Super Bowl LI. But his direct snap call wasn’t the perfect call by any stretch of the imagination. It took near-perfect execution from his offensive players to make it work. The Atlanta Falcons lined up with eight players in the box with safety Ricardo Allen, a ninth defender, creeping toward the box just before the snap. Allen hesitated after the snap. Perhaps he, like the rest of the Atlanta defense, is expected a passing play. Perhaps he got thrown off by Brady faking a high snap. Nearly all of the Falcons linebackers and secondary seemed to freeze or backpedal in the moment after the snap. The only players who were able to get upfield
With the Green Bay Packers generating little in the way of news and the NFL Scouting Combine still a week away, this part of the offseason tends to revolve around hypothetical roster transactions. As the Packers rarely commit to major moves in free agency, trades and draft selections dominate the Green Bay news cycle. That remains true in 2017, as the Packers could conceivably trade their prized young quarterback, Brett Hundley, should the right opportunity arise. Hundley represents just one of the Packers under the microscope this offseason, however. Earlier in his career, Aaron Rodgers suggested that he didn’t plan to extend his career into his late 30s or beyond. The two-time MVP has changed