Shelved Rappers and Kirk CousinsJuly 16, 2012
April 28th was the best day and worst day of Kirk Cousins’ football career. Kids dream of being drafted in the NFL when they are in the embryo. So when Cousins heard his named called, you had to think it was a surreal moment for him. But….there’s always a but.
Cousins was drafted to the Washington Redskins. The same Redskins that sucked so bad, they got the 2nd overall pick in the draft and used it on Robert Griffin III. Wait…so the Redskins drafted two quarterbacks in the same draft and one of them was the #2 pick? Well….someone’s not going to get to play very much. And don’t forget, the Redskins damn near traded the farm and their mother-in-law to move up and draft RGIII. Greedy ass Redskins. They drafted Cousins with the 4th pick only to purposely shelf him.
Excuse me while I have a Seth McFarlane moment. I imagine that Skins messed up and didn’t call Cousins before they picked him and that he actually heard his named called on television first.
“Yes! I got drafted, I’m in the NFL! Thank you Jesus! I’m going to be a Washington Redskin, wait?!? No, not Washington RGIIIskins. Not funny Jesus!”
This happens in Hip-Hop too. Record labels sign rappers purposely with the intent not to allow that artist to outshine a rapper they have on their current rosters. Labels sign the exact same kind of artists, because it makes no sense and labels love to not make sense. Labels often reach and sign someone they think will be the next big thing, but that artist is clearly a flawed diamond in the roughest of roughs. You know what happens to these rappers that I’ve mentioned? They get shelved, whether it’s because they are lazy, discouraged or they never had a chance to begin with they collect more dust than the Bible your Granny bought for your Papa before you were born.
Most rookie QBs go into their rookie year knowing they’re not going to play but hoping to learn from the experienced veteran starting in front of them until they’re good enough to replace the old vet. Cousins will not play in front of or learn from Griffin. What is he going to learn from another rookie? I don’t care if RGIII was the #2 overall pick, he’s still a rookie.
If RGIII plays like he’s drafted and stays healthy, the best Cousins can hope for is to teach himself the QB position and ball out in the preseason for a few years. If Cousins can do this, then he can become trade bait. Everyone gets their chance, whether you get several Matt Moore or only one like Jimmy Clausen, Cousins will get his chance to play. Hopefully, he makes the most of his opportunity.
I find it fitting that in the midst of all of our country’s economic woes that the team in D.C. was just buying shit to buy shit…in this case another QB that it really didn’t need. Now, that’s the American way.
That’s all I got,