Kirk Cousins Has Brain Fart, Kneels Ball Instead of Spiking It and Ends Half

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistDecember 27, 2015


Kirk Cousins just had the ultimate brain fart.

With six seconds left on the clock and his team inside the Philadelphia Eagles' 10-yard line Saturday night, Cousins took a knee instead instead of spiking the ball. That ended the half.

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was as clueless as everyone watching, as Conor Orr of NFL.com notes:

We don’t know, either, Coach.

Mark Schlereth was clear about what he thought, though:

Conor Orr @ConorOrr

Jay Gruden: "I don't know why Kirk took a knee there. We'll have to find out at halftime."

With the division on the line, Washington had a chance to add to its 16-10 halftime lead. It's possible this blunder could come back to bite the Skins in the end.

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