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Buccaneers Vs. Redskins: Kirk Cousins Impressive, Brandon Banks Makes Case To Stay

The Washington Redskins looked impressive in their 30-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday. While many of the starters did not play in the game, reserves like quarterback Kirk Cousins, tackle Tom Compton and cornerback Richard Crawford all performed well in the final game.

Hogs Haven brought up those players in particular in its player reactions.


The rookie quarterback was in the spotlight once again, and he did not disappoint. Cousins was 15/27, 222 and one Interception. He showed every aspect of his game, hitting on two deep balls, throwing strikes across the middle, and showing touch to his running backs out of the backfield.


Compton showed excellent feet in pass pro, and did not allow his man to cross his face to generate pressure (this to me was significant). In the run game Compton consistently set the edge on the outside zone, and blew his man off the ball in inside running plays.


He showed tight coverage, even when a pass was completed to his man. He seemed to never be out of position, and he also made a nice interception down the left sideline on a deep pass attempt.

The other big story coming out of the preseason finale is wondering whether or not wide receiver Brandon Banks has done enough to earn a spot on this team. Parks Smith acknowledges that Banks had a good night, but not without a couple of struggles.

Despite Banks having over 150 all purpose yards last night he managed to drop a couple of easy catches, fumble twice, and make some unorthodox decisions. Were the positives of his performances last night the product of a horrible showing by the Buccaneers or a solid performance from Banks?

Final roster cuts are Friday, where the Redskins' roster will be reduced to 53 players.

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