CBS & NFL Network’s ‘NFL Thursday Night Kickoff’ Notes & Quotes — New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins

NFL Thursday Night Kickoff aired from inside FedEx Field tonight at 7:30 PM ET on CBS and NFL Network, with host James Brown and analysts Bill Cowher and Deion Sanders providing pregame analysis leading up to Giants-Redskins on Thursday Night Football.

New York Giants – Washington Redskins Pregame Quotes:

“He has a grasp on this offense and his guys believe in him. They are one of the fortunate teams that have two starting quarterbacks, and that’s an asset.” – Deion Sanders on Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins

“This isn’t Kirk Cousins’ job to win. Right now this is Kirk Cousins’ job to lose…He’s putting together a profile right now, a resume of these next seven weeks that will make the decision easy for the Redskins: either they sign him to a contract or they’re still looking for the quarterback of the future.” – Bill Cowher on Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins

“Kirk Cousins is the future of the Washington Redskins.” – Bill Cowher on Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins

“Kirk [Cousins] is a guy that gets the ball out of his hands fast, makes extremely good decisions and he lets the people around him be playmakers. The guys that are on offense understand that and they rally around that. They relish in the opportunity to make plays.” – Washington Redskins safety Ryan Clark on quarterback Kirk Cousins

“The thing that he has to learn to be able to do is use his athleticism to extend plays. Don’t use it as a first option. That’s the thing he has to understand to have longevity in this league because the biggest question with him is durability.” – Bill Cowher on Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

“The thing I love about him most [is] he has toughness. He brings toughness to this football team.” – Bill Cowher on New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings

“Think about Eli [Manning’s] success: Tiki Barber, Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw. Rashad Jennings brings them exactly that. A bell cow to hand the ball to when things get rough.” – Marshall Faulk on New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings

“You have a $100 million quarterback and you’re going to change and put a whole new offense in? Shouldn’t you suit his abilities? Shouldn’t you do what he does instead of implementing a whole new offense that he has to learn all over again? Build your team around your franchise.” – Deion Sanders on New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and the Giants offense

“So many times through the course of a season you are defined by your backups. They have three players in [Kirk] Cousins, Niles [Paul] and [Bashaud] Breeland who may be better than the players that they’re replacing.” – Bill Cowher on the Washington Redskins’ depth

“This is a different Washington Redskins team. This is the fourth ranked defense in the league – we’ve never seen that from the Washington Redskins. And with that high-powered, second-ranked offense, it’s going to be something tonight.” – Deion Sanders on the Washington Redskins

Quick Quote:

“We know about the Detroit offense with Calvin Johnson, the best receiver in the game. If this defense continues to play at this pace, they may have something to say about the NFC North.” – Bill Cowher on the 2-1 Detroit Lions

 

NEXT WEEK ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:

MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS — 8:25 PM ET

 

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