The History Of Washington Redskins Miscues And Dropped Passes

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Washington Redskins Miscues And Dropped Passes In 2017 Could Have Quarterback Kirk Cousins Heading For The Exit. Dropped passes by Josh Doctson and Terrelle Pryor have been a huge frustration for Quarterback Kirk Cousins and may have him thinking of exiting into the waiting arms of the man who drafted him in San Francisco. Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins ventured into Arrowhead Stadium the Monday night before last and nearly pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year against the Kansas City Chiefs. In arguably the toughest stadium to win a football game, Arrowhead - Kirk Cousins was taking it to the Chiefs defense. In a game that evolved into a back and forth battle between two offenses, Kirk Cousins and Alex Smith lit up …show more content…

A nervous and upset Cousins looked on as the Chiefs marched on inexorably to the game winning field goal. Problems with the Redskins receiving corps has been a sore point with Kurt Cousins since the team reported to Redskins Park for the start of the 2017 season. Cousins had a deep connection with receivers deshawn Johanson and piere garsone over course of his young career. When healthy, the trio has combined for some spectacular performances. Washington chose not to retain their services this year and Cousins was forced to rely on two new and unproven receivers. Terrelle Pryor was acquired in the offseason. Pryor, a former quarterback had one decent year for the Cleveland Browns in 2016, with 77 receptions and 1,007 yards. He has yet to make the full transition to wide out and has a horrible penchant for dropping passes. He shows some reluctance to go over the middle and tends to "short arm" balls. Players have a nickname for receivers who exhibit this trait, "alligator arms." Not exactly a compliment. Pryor has demonstrated this irritating habit numerous times this season. He dropped a sure touchdown pass against the Eagles in week one, perhaps coasting the Redskins a victory. The other receiver who has yet to live up to his potential is Josh Doctson - last year's number one draft choice. He has struggled with injuries and has yet to separate himself from the other receivers. Doctson's dropped touchdown pass against the Chiefs

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