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Are The Redskins Now The Spurs Of The NFL? Kirk Cousins Thinks So

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For nearly two decades, the Redskins have been a laughing stock within the NFL. From in-house drama, to poor personnel decisions, and sub-par play on the field, it’s safe to say “Murphy’s Law” has ran rampant throughout the franchise.

So, yesterday, when quarterback Kirk Cousins made comments of the Skins’ wanting to mimic the success of the San Antonio Spurs, he raised quite a few eyebrows.

“I’ve told my teammates that I’d like to be the San Antonio Spurs of the NFL”, Cousins told reporters on Sunday. “Be super boring and maybe people at the end of the season go, wow they had a really good year and nobody talked about it.”

Those are lofty expectations considering the recent history of both franchises.

The Spurs are royalty within the NBA.

Last year, they tied an record by going 40-1 at home. They have made the playoffs the past 19 consecutive seasons, and have won five NBA championships in that span.

The Redskins on the other hand, are looking to make consecutive playoff appearances for the first time since the 1991-92′ seasons.

Whenever a team gets a taste of success, no matter how big or small, players tend to yearn for more.

Last year, was the perfect season for a team like Washington to have.

Around this time last year, media publications nationwide, had the Skins‘ projected as one of the worst teams in the NFL.

Even after the injury sustained by Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, those same media outlets, had no idea who would win the NFC East.

They just knew it wouldn’t be Washington. In 2015, the Redskins were a 9-7 football team, that just so happened to win their division.

This team will only go as far as Cousins takes it. However, he needs all hands on deck for the Washington Redskins to even attempt to replicate the success of the Spurs.

“I don’t need to promote what we’re doing,” Cousins said. “We have plenty of people here who are very good at doing that if we play well enough. I just want to play football. I don’t want to worry about anything else, and I found from playing at Michigan State and playing even before that, if you win football games, everything else takes care of itself. It’s pretty simple. It’s a pretty simple recipe.”

If the Washington Redskins can expand upon that recipe and build off the success of last season, then consecutive playoff appearances won’t be too far fetched.

That’s something I’m sure Redskins fans abroad will all like and appreciate.