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Poll: Who is the Redskins’ most indispensable player on offense?

Sep 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EDT


Vote and come back and explain your answer or propose another name in the comments:

  1. metalman5150 - Sep 28, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    Right now – if we lose Trent Williams, then we are far more screwed than if we were to lose: Kirk, D-Jax, or Reed.

    • snyderisanidiot - Sep 28, 2016 at 10:16 AM

      This team lives and dies with Kirk Cousins play. You can not make an argument that an Offensive Linemen is more important than the QB, Kirk Cousins.

      What is this the show First Take or something. Skip Bayless must have joined this blog.

      • metalman5150 - Sep 28, 2016 at 11:58 AM

        Look – Kirk has the potential to be a star, but his play this year has not been worthy of being described as a “irreplaceable” play.

        YES – I must be crazy but when Kirk isn’t playing like a top 10 QB – and for prolonged periods of time – Kirk’s play can easily be replaced by Colt McCoy.

        Unless of course – Kirk steps his game up enough to be descried as paying at an elite level. Until then – I will say Trent Williams is the value that we can not afford to lose.

        • chimps000 - Sep 28, 2016 at 9:21 PM

          metal man- completely agree. Cousins is not much more talented than McCoy, and that’s when he is playing well. McCoy is underrated, cousins is a little overrated, they both can be successful with a good team around them, neither is going to lift up poor talent around them.

          To me the big question that mcloughan needs to get right is: is cousins that much better than McCoy for an extra 15 mill a year?

          The answer through 3 games is a resounding no, but it’s only 3 games.

          I don’t understand how people dismiss McCoy based on his prior years playing with terrible talent in Cleveland and even on the skins- no he doesn’t have elite arm talent but guess what neither does cousins.

        • chimps000 - Sep 28, 2016 at 9:25 PM

          I’m not saying we should stay pat with either cousins or mccoy- I’m saying if cousins continues his poor play, or even if he ups his play to average, there is an argument to go into next season with McCoy and draft another QB.

          Paying 20 mill for below average to mediocre play for a QB is a recipe for your team to be below average.

    • snyderisanidiot - Sep 28, 2016 at 10:19 AM

      This team is not a playoff team without Kirk Cousins. I am sorry but Kirk is better than Colt McCoy by a long shot. This team could still be a playoff team without D-Jax, Reed, or T.Williams.

      • metalman5150 - Sep 28, 2016 at 11:59 AM

        Yeah Kirk is BETTER – Unless he’s missing receivers & throwing interceptions. This isn’t a BENCH KIRK COUSINS instigation – This is merely a light the fire under Kirk Cousins ASS to play better, smarter and faster.

  2. snyderisanidiot - Sep 28, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    This is a very easy question to answer.

    Kirk Cousins.

    The QB position is the most important on the field. So this poll is kind of strange when you think about it.
    Regardless of the team, situation, whatever, the QB will always be the most “Indispensable” on the team.

    • redskins12thman - Sep 28, 2016 at 10:21 AM

      I voted for Kirk too for the reasons you noted. Still Williams has been a rock of stability defending, at Pro Bowl level, Kirk’s blindside. Moreover, opponents’ game plans revolve around stopping Reed and Jackson because of Kirk’s abilities and Williams ability to lead efforts to protect them. You can wrap a bow around these four being the most important offensive players with many other important offense contributors (e.g., Garcon, Crowder, etc.)

      • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Sep 28, 2016 at 10:26 AM

        Sure, the QB is the most important player on every team, ever since the NFL made all those rule changes to increase passing and scoring.

        But Trent Williams is the best football player on the team, and Jordan Reed is right behind him.

        • redskins12thman - Sep 28, 2016 at 10:46 AM

          One way to assess indispensability has to do with the “gap” if any between the starter and back-up.

          If Cousins, Williams, Reed and Jackson were out, and you had to play McCoy, Nsekhe, Davis/Paul and Doctson/Grant/Ross instead (either one-off injuries or all four concurrently), which player out would be most “hurtful” to the team? I’m still saying Kirk is the most indispensable, but there’s no doubting what Williams, Reed and Jackson offer to the team … they’re game changers.

  3. redskinsnameisheretostay - Sep 28, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    The team has been built around Kirk since last season. Colt could win a few starting, but the team would be shattered losing their starting QB. Not every team can do what NE has with a backup QB behind center. Trent Williams and Reed are our best players right now but both have other players that can step up in their place without suffering the same impact by losing Cousins. Losing Jackson would hurt stretching the field vertically but this offense doesn’t use the vertical game enough to make any real impact as losing the other three

  4. bangkokben - Sep 28, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Desean is at this moment. It’s not 2015. Kirk is not playing at a high level. It’s the first time in Williams career that there is an adequate back-up. Jordan Reed and Jackson demand double teams. Losing either would be devastating but Jackson can score anytime.

    • chimps000 - Sep 28, 2016 at 9:31 PM

      yea I would agree with you- desean and then probably reed at this point.

      The question wasn’t who is the most talented but who is the most irreplaceable.

      Most talented overall probably Trent/Norman then djax then reed- I wasn’t a huge fan of the Norman signing this offseason I’m glad to be so wrong.

  5. skinsgame - Sep 28, 2016 at 11:36 PM

    Trent Williams is good, not great. Jordan Reed is the best player on the list provided and Cousins would be nothing without him. Archives

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