Let The Quarterback Controversy Begin


In some ways, the contrast from a week ago Sunday to yesterday couldn’t have been greater for the Redskins.

Instead of snow, wind and freezing rain, the game was played indoors. And instead of the team’s not-long-ago beloved young quarterback being booed by the smallest crowd in the stadium’s 17 seasons as they were rolled in Landover, his even less-experienced replacement was cheered by the pockets of Washington fans in the Georgia Dome.

And yet, the Redskins still found another creative way to lose, falling to 3-11 with the 27-26 defeat that extended their losing streak to six.

One game into the mini-Kirk Cousins era and we’re not that much closer to knowing whether Mike Shanahan’s controversial decision to bench reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III for fellow second-year quarterback Cousins was the right call.

It certainly would have seemed a lot smarter if the coach hadn’t…

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