Kirk Cousins on receivers’ frustration: ‘Not new territory for me’

Kirk Cousins on receivers’ frustration: ‘Not new territory for me’

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is not a very popular man as of late with his receiving corps after missed throws and interceptions to start off the 2016 season.

There’s mounting frustration from teammates, but Cousins is embracing the suck, calling the discontent “understandable.”

I think people respond with emotion like you said. 0-2 is 0-2,” Cousins told WJFK-FM in Washington, per . “It’s tough. No one wants to be there. I think we all feel like we’re too good to be 0-2. We have too many players, too much talent. In a lot of ways, (we) aren’t playing at the level we’re capable of.”

“You take ownership, you step to the forefront and you lead and you challenge guys and you say what you need to do better,” Cousins continued. “I think together, we can do that. That’s what I’m going to do. That’s what I’ve done my whole life, my whole life as a football player. This is no different. This is not new territory for me. I’ve faced challenges before, adversity before on the football field. We’re going to find a way to move forward and play better. We’re going to do it together.”