Kirk Cousins finally feeling the love in Minnesota but knows he must take loaded Vikings to next level
Back in March, during the Minnesota Vikings’ courtship of Kirk Cousins, the quarterback allowed himself a rare moment of vulnerability with one of his prospective teammates, tight end Kyle Rudolph.
In six seasons with the Washington Redskins — the last three as a highly productive starter — Cousins always maintained a strong front. He kept his head down and worked in the shadows. When in the spotlight, poise, professionalism and a positive demeanor were his calling cards.
Excitement is now building within the organization and across the Twin Cities, where Cousins’s No. 8 jersey hangs everywhere from sporting goods stores and malls to airport gift shops.
That divisiveness might not have been created by President Donald Trump, but he was certainly willing to stoke the flames for political advantage. When the NFL tried to appease him with their recent change, it backfired terribly, leaving the teams to clean up their own mess. But McCaskey denied that Trump influenced the policy.
What the President was doing or not doing, or thinking or not thinking, or saying and not thinking didn’t really impact our support of this, he said.
(Sure, and the Eagles just decided they’d rather practice an extra day this week.)
That’s the opening line, courtesy of Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. Matt Patricia is in danger of losing his players.
Several paragraphs in, Monarrez uses a quote from rookie running back Kerryon Johnson that apparently was intended to reflect resentment with the tactic. These are true professionals, Johnson said. These are grown men, 30, 35, 25.