You can learn a lot from Kirk Cousins in his game against the Eagles week 16. There is one specific moment to highlight and it happened just before the half. The Redkins were up 16 to 10 and they had an impressive drive going. With 6 seconds left on the clock and the clock ticking, Cousins had to do something.
Lesson one, you have to keep your head. He could have spiked the ball and stopped the clock. That would have given him time to figure out how to wrap up the drive with a score. But, that’s not what he did.
Lesson two, making a mistake is not the end of the world. The Redskins went on to beat the Eagles despite Cousins lapse of judgment. That’s exactly what he did too! He had a lapse of judgment.
Being up and going in at the half ahead is not a bad situation. But, could the situation have been better? It could have. For some reason though, Kirk Cousins had an entirely different idea…