By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Thu, Aug 14th 7:40pm EDT
QB Kirk Cousins had an option play backfire on him pretty badly in Thursday's practice. There seemed to be a disconnect between him and LT Morgan Moses. Morgan Moses blocked for an inside run, but did not expect Cousins to keep the ball and pass. Cousins wanted to quickly hit one of his receivers for a short gain, but since Moses was blocking for the run, rookie LB Trent Murphy was completely unaccounted for and easily reached Cousins to end the play. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: It's been argued that Cousins is a better fit for HC Jay Gruden's offense than QB Robert Griffin III is, but Cousins certainly cannot pull off the option the way Griffin can. Either way, these hiccups will always happen when players are learning a new offense, and Cousins has generally shown a pretty decent grasp of Gruden's scheme so you shouldn't be worried about him. If Griffin misses time (and he probably will I'll bet), then Cousins should be able to jump in and produce without a hitch as he always does. In the event of a Griffin injury, Cousins would certainly be a startable option for desperate fantasy owners.