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Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins walks out of a tunnel to the field before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

LOVERRO: Cousins loses Week 1 to Bruce Allen

The referendum on 29-year-old Cousins continues, and you would be hard-pressed to find many voters not named Cousins to cast their ballot to make the man the highest paid player in NFL history after Sunday's opening game defeat.

Kansas City Chiefs safety Ron Parker, bottom left, trips up New England Patriots running back James White (28) as he carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

NFL remains country's obsession, but game has problems aplenty

- The Washington Times

The NFL is back this weekend, with packed stadiums jammed with thousands of fans and millions more watching at home. It's a American rite. Whether that's still true 10 years from now likely depends on how successfully the league addresses some pressing problems.

Washington Redskins defensive coordinator, Greg Manusky, left, talks wth defensive tackle Phillip Taylor (99) and defensive end Jonathan Allen (95) during practice at the Washington Redskins NFL training camp in Richmond,. Va., Friday, July 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Manusky tweaks blitzes to better fit Redskins personnel

- The Washington Times

From the moment he was hired as defensive coordinator, Greg Manusky and the Redskins have said they are going to be aggressive on defense. But how much is too much? How often have Manusky's teams blitzed in the past? Have they actually had success doing so?

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) celebrates a turnover during an NFL Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in London, England. Coming off a season in which he was the most penalized player in the NFL and didn't make the Pro Bowl, Josh Norman is licking his chops thinking about what's next. A different scheme under new defensive coordinator Greg Manusky has Norman and everyone else around the Washington Redskins thinking this is Norman's year to shine. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) **FILE**

Josh Norman eyes big plays, return to All-Pro form

- Associated Press

With a "sour taste" in his mouth from last season when he didn't make the Pro Bowl and was the league's most penalized player, Norman has been working on his closing speed and even more anticipation skills because he senses a big year coming.