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Kirk Cousins looked great. He’s fundamentally sound and was very decisive in his approach last Thursday.
What impressed me the most was his command of the offense; he looked comfortable as the starting quarterback and read his progressions properly.
For example, his touchdown pass to Fred Davis was actually his second progression. His first read was in the flats, which was covered, thus leaving Davis virtually wide open.
Rex Grossman was himself as usual. I could not entirely blame him for his inaccuracies, however. His offensive line struggled in pass protection, and Grossman could not throw accurately as a result of that.
On the positive side, Grossman did move the chains productively, but this has been his modus operandi in the preseason.
Now on to Pat White, he absolutely surpassed everyone’s expectations. He made the right decisions, improvised when needed and utilized his athleticism, which are major components to RGIII’s style of play.
With that said, one quarter of preseason football (roughly one quarter) should not dictate the Redskins' depth charts just yet.
While logistically it makes sense for the Redskins to keep a highly athletic quarterback on the roster, Rex Grossman has established himself as a quarterback in this league and is very familiar with the offense.
The best solution to this is competition. Pat White has earned the right for increased reps in the preseason, and I would expect the Redskins to do their due diligence in the former West Virginia product.
Pat White is a great story. He was a two-sport athlete and had a tremendously successful collegiate career; however, his first stint in the NFL was a major bust. Despite his name recognition, I’m not ready to move mountains for him just yet.
On the contrary, if Rex Grossman never took a meaningful snap again, I’m pretty sure all Redskins fans would rejoice.