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How do Redskins average out?


How do Redskins average out?

The guys at the Kissing Suzy Kolber blog have come up with a list of the 100 Most average players ever, which they acknowledge was compiled with minimal attention to statistics and basically just pulling names out of thin air. All right, they phrased it a little more indelicately when describing where they pulled the names out of.

So, the point is, you and I could have sat around and come up with our own list, and it would have been just as valid. Well, maybe you could have. I dont have a long enough attention span.

In any case, there are quite a few Redskins on the list, including the man at No. 1, which, I guess, makes him the most average of all time. That would be does this rate a drum roll? James Thrash.

Thrash, a wide receiverkick returner, spent nine years with the Redskins, sandwiched around three seasons with the Eagles. It was with the Eagles that he had his most productive seasons, with 63, 52 and 49 receptions. He did have a 50-catch season in 2000, the year before he went to Philly. And he was a decent enough kick returner.

So is he the most average NFL player of all time? Sure, why not?

No. 6 on the list is someone Redskins fans might have wished even played up to being average safety Adam Archuleta. At No. 37, Jabar Gaffney, No. 39, Gus Frerotte, and No. 45, Jason Campbell.

On average, you might enjoy the list.

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast: Is being nice hurting Kirk Cousins

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast: Is being nice hurting Kirk Cousins

JP Finlay and Rich Tandler are back for Episode 52 of the #RedskinsTalk Podcast.

With franchise tag day fast approaching, JP and Rich continue to discuss the Kirk Cousins contract situation. Cousins is a positive guy with a great attitude.

But does his happy-go-lucky demeanor actually hurt him at the bargaining table?

Fire up the podcast below. 


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DeSean Jackson wants to play with a great QB, and says Kirk Cousins fits that

DeSean Jackson wants to play with a great QB, and says Kirk Cousins fits that

Like a point guard and a shooter or a pitcher and a catcher, a quarterback and a wide receiver rely on each other. Free-agent-to-be DeSean Jackson understands that, and it's clear that the skill level of the signal caller will factor in to his decision when it's time to sign his next contract this March.

"I would love to play with a great quarterback," he told Adam Schefter in a podcast interview with the reporter. "I think Kirk Cousins is a great quarterback, he's done some great things these past couple of years as far as statistics. If it is another team out there that I'd have to go to or however it goes, we definitely know the business of the NFL. I would love to play with a great quarterback."

As is the case with any other passer and pass catcher, Cousins and Jackson miss on throws, or Cousins will look elsewhere on a certain play and Jackson will throw his hands up, exasperated that he wasn't the QB's target on that down. In the past three seasons, though, and especially the last two, the pair has connected on plenty of deep balls to add an electric element to what used to be a slogging Redskins offense.

But Cousins isn't the only NFC East quarterback the 30-year-old receiver respects.

"Carson Wentz, he came in and had a heck of a year," Jackson said of the Eagles promising young prospect. "He killed it. He showed he can do it, and he has all the intangibles of being a big-time quarterback in this league."


That statement, of course, acted as a perfect transition to Schefter wondering how the ex-Eagle felt about possibly returning to Philadelphia.

"It definitely is a great story and ending, I guess you could say," Jackson said about the idea. "You just kind of think about all that, you started somewhere and maybe you want to finish it. There's a lot of speculation of a lot of thoughts. It all sounds good, but you never really know until the final decision is made."

Going off of those quotes, two conclusions can be made. The first: If the Burgundy and Gold don't re-sign or franchise tag Cousins, Jackson's interest in staying in D.C. would likely take a huge hit. With respect to the other options on the roster, Cousins is the only reputable quarterback on the Redskins, which Jackson said matters to him.

The second, meanwhile, would've been hard to fathom a few years ago: A reunion with the Eagles isn't a stretch at all. Wentz is an up-and-comer under center, and Jackson respects head coach Doug Pederson. 

Later in the interview, Jackson said he can thrive for another four or five years in the league. Whether he can accomplish that isn't the only question; what uniform he'll be wearing as he looks to play into his mid-30s is still up in the air as well.