Sept. 14, 2014: "This is Robert's team," Cousins said after taking over for an injured Griffin and leading the Redskins to a 41-10 victory over Jacksonville. "My job is to be the backup quarterback and, if called upon to come in and play, then I better play and help this team win. That job doesn't change. This is Robert's team."
Cousins says that it’s important for a quarterback to get to, or at least close to, the fourth stage in order to devote the conscious thought he’d otherwise spend on his own game to organizing and leading others.