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Monday Morning Quarterback: Kirk Cousins’s Surprising Star Turn for the Redskins

’Skins fans took to Twitter after Sunday’s game against the Bears. Here’s what they had to say.

As expected, Washington Redskins fans responded quickly and passionately to the second
game of the preseason, which unfortunately did not go the way they hoped. The Skins
lost to the Chicago Bears 33 to 31. But “preseason” is the relevant factor. It’s a
tryout period, and that showed in some of the play. Quarterback
Robert Griffin III got shoved around a little more than in his first Redskins game, but still looked
good overall. The other rookie QB, backup
Kirk Cousins, was probably the real surprise of the game. He scored three touchdowns and escaped
any roughhousing from the Bears. There was also an exciting 91-yard touchdown punt
return run by
Brandon Banks.

As we will do each Monday of football season, here’s our Monday Morning Quarterback
roundup of what fans had to say on Twitter. The trends: Cousins, Cousins vs RG3, that
other rookie—QB
Andrew Luck of the Colts, whom the Redskins meet next Saturday afternoon at FedEx Field—and some
controversy involving ESPN’s
Skip Bayless.