Just exactly How Kirk Cousins’ ‘You that way?!’ became a Washington rallying cry
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ASHBURN, Virginia — The mantra for the 2015 Washington Redskins and their quarterback, Kirk Cousins, would not be viewed by the majority of us until moments after it just happened; following the movie had been posted to Vine, then provided, tweeted and retweeted. For CSN Mid-Atlantic reporter Tarik El-Bashir, he experienced it the traditional method: in the front of his face . or even more accurately, at their face.
«My work after each and every game is always to interview players go on our air,» El-Bashir explained the other day. «Our set is in fact between in which the players leave the field therefore the locker space.»
The «set» additionally doubles as a hallway that is large encompasses the underbelly of FedEx Field. Just players, workers and media move across.
«this 1 time I became standing here, minding personal company. Our camera ended up being actually right right in front of me personally, therefore I’m right back contrary to the wall surface taking a look at my records. And I also lookup because there was clearly a space amongst the group that is first of in addition to 2nd set of players. We seemed up and Kirk Cousins is searching dead at me personally. Like, appropriate at me personally. in which he simply begins yelling, ‘You that way?! You prefer that?!’ and I also began laughing.»
Cousins had simply rallied the Redskins from the 24-0 deficit to conquer the Buccaneers 31-30 in Week 7. It was the biggest comeback in franchise history.
During the other end associated with hallway, Redskins protective end Chris Baker ended up being following closely behind.
«behind him,» Baker said after we came back from behind against the Bucs, one of the biggest comebacks in Redskins history, I was walking. «When Kirk arrived from the field and said, ‘You like this. ‘ I became like, ‘Hey, i prefer that.'»
Baker has become among the group’s many enthusiastic «You like this!?» supporters — pointing at cameras, photo-bombing interviews and leading fans all while doing the chant. Baker comes with a laugh that is infectious follows each and every time he claims it himself.
«It astonished me personally, he said because he is kinda quiet. «Typically whenever you begin to see the quarterback, you imagine of a large vocal man, but Kirk is not a leader that is vocal. He could be outstanding frontrunner for all of us, but being the noisy man is not really their character. For him in the future away from their soft shell . it is like, wow.»
Having said that, other people can talk to an intensity that is surprising QB is famous to obtain. Evidently the expression is absolutely absolutely nothing brand brand new either.
«I have actually seen him yell, ‘You like that?!’ at [Redskins basic supervisor] Scot McCloughan,» El-Bashir stated. » He has this fire about him; he is definitely not the absolute most outspoken frontrunner for the reason that locker space, but he’s got this smoldering, fiery part to him.»
«It goes most of the long ago into camp down in Richmond,» Baker added. «When Kirk ended up being the back-up quarterback, he previously done something good resistant to the team that is first he seemed right straight straight back at Coach Gruden and said, ‘You like this! You prefer that do not you?'»
«and then we all would get pissed off, like Kirk can you shut up? You are the man that is backup keep us alone, guy.»
But where achieved it originate from?
«I do not understand where it originated in,» Cousins said. «from someone else, I wouldn’t be able to remember enough to cite them if I did hear it. It actually simply arrived on the scene of experiencing a chip in your neck, attempting to show your self and achieving great deal of passion.
«we think it has been a good rallying cry for the group. Searching straight back at an accomplishment that is great simply saying, ‘You that way.’ It really is a stamp of approval on a great performance, kinda two thumbs up.»
For El-Bashir, one thought still lingers. «we wonder if, in two decades in ecommerce, this is actually the means i’ll be recalled: that my biggest success had been Kirk Cousins, yelling at me personally, inside the very very first period as being a beginner. I would be okay with this.»
Jim Trotter contributed to the story.
Tory Zawacki is a producer that is associate Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN.