The Redskins are 4-2 to start a season for the first time since 2008 following a 27-20 divisional win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Quarterback Kirk Cousins discussed the win afterward. Here are the highlights:
* Cousins was asked how he felt after starting the season at 0-2 and criticism from the fan base, but he had a thick skin response.
"You can never hit the panic button in this game. All I know what to do is to take it one week at a time and we will see where we are when the dust settles in January or hopefully February is always the goal. You just keep playing. If you hit the panic button in this business you don't belong in this business. We just try to stay the course, work very hard, prepare very well and trust if we do that good things will happen in the long-run."
* Cousins was not perfect because of the game's lone turnover so he was asked to explain what happened. The quarterback began be explaining the need to have a positive mentality following the miscue to begin his statement.
"I think it was important to stay up [after the interception]. Know that this game is going to test you, moments like that are going to happen and you have to just keep playing through it and keep playing at a high level. What happened [on the interception] was a good play by them. The defensive end came up the field. I was forced to do something with the football quickly. Tried to put it on Vernon [Davis] as quickly as possible and the safety made a good play to undercut it and that was that."
* Washington dominated the time of possession 34:13 to 25:47, a statistic that had a greater disparity earlier in the game. Cousins knows that is what the Redskins offense is capable of when running on all cylinders.
"It's not easy to do, but it is certainly an expectation from the coaches, from ourselves that when we go into games we need to as an offense impose our will, execute at a high level. Again, in spurts today we showed what we are capable of. The challenge will always be to do it from the first whistle to the last. It was a good offensive showing because so many people contributed."
* Some, including myself, were worried about the Redskins offense without mismatch threat Jordan Reed (concussion), but Vernon Davis helped ease the loss. The local product had two receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown, his first in over two years.
"Vernon did a phenomenal job today, but no surprise. He had been showing that since the first day of OTAs until now. He still has elite speed. He's a great blocker. He's a great teammate, a great person. I also have to credit Scot McCloughan for bringing him in. It was a great move and Vernon has been a great help."
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