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Kirk Cousins didn't exactly demand a trade, but he did 'inquire' with Dan Snyder

Kirk Cousins didn't exactly demand a trade, but he did 'inquire' with Dan Snyder

The partnership between Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins has never seemed like true love.

Drafted in the fourth round in 2012, Cousins came to Washington the same year as anointed franchise savior Robert Griffin III. That was awkward. 

Eventually, when Cousins got named starter in 2015, he excelled. After that season, however, the quarterback and the organization could not agree to a long-term deal.

The franchise tag was deployed, and Cousins played on a one-year deal in 2016. 

He again excelled in 2016, and again, at least so far, the team and player cannot agree on a long-term deal. Cousins has signed another franchise tag for the 2017 season, and contract talks seem to again be stalled.

So when word leaked out that Cousins wanted to be traded by the Redskins, it came as no shock. 

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On Tuesday, Cousins appeared on Adam Schefter's podcast and clarified exactly what happened. 

"I did just inquire to Mr. [Dan] Snyder and Mr. [Bruce] Allen if there was any interest in trading me to get an understanding of their perspective,” Cousins told Schefter. "The answer I got back was Mr. Snyder communicated his belief in me and desire for me to remain a Redskin."

Cousins went on to explain that Snyder wanted to give the QB all the resources needed to be successful. After losing DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon early in free agency, it seemed the 'Skins were doing the opposite, but the addition of Terrelle Pryor will offset some of the loss to the Washington offense.

Regardless of the language used, demand or inquire, Cousins still went to ownership to see if a trade was possible. That does not reflect well on the relationship. 

Nothing if not respectful and polite, Cousins made clear he wasn't demanding a trade, explaining to Schefter that the situation got "twisted."

"That’s not the approach I took."

A trade certainly remains possible between for Cousins, but the most logical suitor in the 49ers appears to have moved on. Do not be surprised, however, if a new team emerges as a possible Cousins landing spot, if they pay the right price in draft picks. 

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Bruce Allen goes full Belichick when talking about Snapchat

Bruce Allen goes full Belichick when talking about Snapchat

When it comes to incorrectly identifying the names of social media platforms, Bill Belichick is the standard-bearer and industry leader. Examples of terms recently uttered by the head coach include gems like "MyFace" and "Yearbook," as the football icon has demonstrated he's somewhat aware of the sites and apps yet doesn't really care about them.

Bruce Allen, though, may have just laid claim to Belichick's crown. In a 1-on-1 interview with CSN Redskins Insider JP Finlay, Allen discussed how he's not involved at all on social media and then proceeded to give Snapchat a glorious new name.

"I don't get to pay attention to everything," Allen told Finlay when asked if the team president keeps up with the constant rumors surrounding Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins.

"You're not on Twitter all the time?" Finlay interjected.

"No, I don't have Twitter," Allen answered, laughing, "and I'm not on Snapper-chapper or whatever it's called."

Allen was in the neighborhood by starting off with "Snap," but the rest of his attempt showed he's not exactly on the right street. Fortunately, unlike Belichick, Jay Gruden has gotten Snapchat's name right in the past, and could likely help Allen get used to the app if Allen ever decides to start using it.

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What has Bruce Allen noticed so far about Jim Tomsula? His snot

What has Bruce Allen noticed so far about Jim Tomsula? His snot

By signing free agents Stacy McGee and Terrell McClain, Bruce Allen handed new Redskins defensive line coach Jim Tomsula two pieces that the assistant apparently had his eyes on.

"He gave us specific instructions of the type of defensive lineman he was looking for and who he thought could fit our new defensive scheme," Allen told CSN Redskins Insider JP Finlay in a lengthy 1-on-1 interview at the owner's meetings in Phoenix.

So, after crossing those two names off of Tomsula's shopping list, what should Allen buy now for Tomsula? Well, after hearing the next part of Allen and Finlay's conversation, it sounds like a bunch of tissues would be appropriate.

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"Have you seen any of the Tomsula clips from the Combine?" Finlay asked Washington's team president, referring to the drills that Tomsula led in very intense fashion. "He's got some scary looking eyes."

"I saw it from watching on the field," Allen responded. "If there's a close-up of him, I'm sure they saw some live snot somewhere in there."

Tomsula has been a part of the Redskins organization for barely more than two months, and he's already intentionally collided with one draft prospect and also impressed/shocked/worried one of his bosses with the amount of mucus his nose produces.

Long live Jim Tomsula.

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