Redskins QB Kirk Cousins: Interceptions better than last year

Monday October 19th, 2015

Despite the Washington Redskins’ back-to-back losses, Kirk Cousins does not believe this year’s interceptions are as bad of a problem as last year, according to Washington D.C.’s CBS affiliate.

“I don’t feel like the turnovers this year have been quite as awful as they were last year,” Cousins said. “Some of the interceptions I threw last year were just very poor reads, very poor throws, very poor decisions, and while some of the interceptions this year have been that, I don’t think it’s been quite as many.”

Cousins started in five of the Redskins’ first six games last year and threw for 10 touchdown passes and nine interceptions through Week 6. After the first six weeks of the this season, Cousins has thrown six touchdowns and eight interceptions. The Redskins had 2–4 records at this point each year.

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Cousins went 25-for-43 for 196 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Redskins’ 34–20 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday.

Head coach Jay Gruden remains committed to starting Cousins for the remainder of the season. The team could turn to Colt McCoy at quarterback as Robert Griffin III was also listed as active for Sunday's game but did not see any action. Griffin has not addressed the media since losing his starting job in August.

- Christopher Chavez

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