Saturday, April 28, 2012

Defending the 4th Round Choice of QB Kirk Cousins

With the 102nd pick in the 2012 NFL draft the Redskins selected Kirk Cousins, QB from Michigan State. In case you haven't heard, the Skins have their QB of the future in RGIII. And the Skins have needs in the secondary and tackle positions that have not yet been addressed in the draft. So why take a QB in round 4?

Here are two reasons.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mike Shanahan and QBs

There's a narrative going around that, John Elway aside, Mike Shanahan has a poor track record of coaching successful QBs. The argument centers around the fact that Shanahan has not won a Super Bowl without John Elway as his QB. But the argument is incorrect.

It's true that Shanahan has not won a Super Bowl post-Elway, but this is because Denver has had poor defensees (*this* would be a riper area for a critique of Shanahan -- his defenses in Denver were often terrible). An honest look at the data suggests Shanahan's QBs do very well.