ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted a quote by Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins about the Redskins head coaching search, with Cousins stating “I’m sure Mr. Snyder and Robert and those people will have a lot of input as to who the hire is.” But I’m not sure why Cousins is so “sure” that Robert Griffin III will have a lot of input in this decision.
I seriously doubt anyone in the know said anything to him about it, and if Cousins is making an assumption, then he should be careful what he assumes. Because already the media is running wild with this, which is pretty much the reaction anything regarding RGIII seems to have. And honestly I don’t think Kirk Cousins really has a clue of what he’s talking about.
Now the bottom line is, whoever the new head coach is, I’m sure the Redskins want to make sure that there is a good vibe between that person and the starting quarterback of the team. Especially considering how the relationship between the former head coach Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III deteriorated over the course of two seasons.
However, I seriously doubt that RGIII would over step his bounds and try to insert himself into this process, and I doubt the Redskins would have him actively involved in it. There is already a perception that Griffin has more power than he should have within the organization. And I don’t think the Redskins want to do anything to feed into that, or create the perception that the new head coach answers to Griffin.
All this is, was a hypothetical assumption by Cousins that shouldn’t be taken seriously. But like I said, anytime the media has an opportunity to add more fuel to the dramatic fire that is the Washington Redskins, they will be happy to oblige. But Cousins should be more careful in how he chooses his words. Because anything the Redskins say, can and will be used against the them.