Kirk Cousins recently said he wants to never change teams. In an interview televised during Saturday’s broadcast of preseason action against Green Bay, Cousins made it clear that he wants to be in Washington for his full career. “So I want to be a Washington Redskin, yes,” Cousins said.
No one will ever convince me that the return of winning baseball to Baltimore was not significantly aided by Buck Showalter becoming the manager of the Orioles. From almost the moment he arrived, his Orioles teams started overachieving relative to their preseason expectations. From 2012 onward, this trend has continued, even in years where they didn’t make the postseason. Another thing that’s true about Showalter is that he knows more about the particular ins and outs of this Orioles team, and managing baseball teams in general, than you or I ever will. With that established, no one is infallible. The wild card game decision that shall not be named remains a monument of proof for that. More immediately,
Saturday wasn’t just about Tom Brady’s preseason debut, or Jimmy Garoppolo’s turnovers, or an encouraging drive from Rex Burkhead with which we’ll likely get carried away, or Cyrus Jones’ punt returns. It was about Rob Gronkowski playing in a preseason game. Although Gronkowski turned heads in a memorable 2010 preseason debut, he hasn’t exactly been a safe bet to be seen by exhibition attendees. As he has battled injuries and the Patriots have managed him over the years, Gronkowski went four straight preseasons without taking the field once. That changed Saturday, when the veteran tight end played in 13 snaps over two series. He didn’t get a single target, but he also left the game unscathed