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Cousins got a larger offer elsewhere...

Post by PsyDanny » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:56 pm

The Jets, but..

https://sports.yahoo.com/kirk-cousins-l ... 29583.html

Interesting fellow.
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:02 am

I watched the video earlier today. Seems like he wanted to come to Minnesota from the start but just wanted an offer close to what the Jets were offering. Cousins calling his AAA agent was amusing. He certainly is an interesting personality.
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Post by Cliff » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:49 am

These kinds of articles about players will to take less to play with the Vikings coaching staff is good to read. Though perhaps I'm being naive and it's one of those situations where a lot of players say that about their teams? I don't recall it in seasons past with the Vikings though.
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Post by Texas Vike » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:28 am

That's an awesome video. Cousins seems like a really solid person to me. Unconventional in a good way.
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:01 pm

Wasn't it just a few years ago where the Vikings couldn't attract any high profile FAs? Now they seem to be coming here for less $. This organization is definitely headed in the right direction. The Stadium, practice facility, coaching staff... I keep saying, sign Zimmer long term and it will just be a matter of time before the Vikings win the SB. It may take finding the right OC, or just some added luck but I believe he's going to get the Vikings there.
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Re: Cousins got a larger offer elsewhere...

Post by jackal » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:33 pm

Yeah the Jets have been a mess
for decades. I am surprised Arizona
didn't pay more when they played
Bradford almost as much. Who can't
stay healthy.
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Post by YikesVikes » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:00 pm

It's funny how Vike fans and other fans see the same videos and have different reactions to it. Some of them have pointed out that he fleeced the Vikings because he never planned to take the 30. We focus on how strong our rep has become because FAs are taking less to come here. It just funny to me.
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:02 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:01 pm
Wasn't it just a few years ago where the Vikings couldn't attract any high profile FAs? Now they seem to be coming here for less $. This organization is definitely headed in the right direction. The Stadium, practice facility, coaching staff... I keep saying, sign Zimmer long term and it will just be a matter of time before the Vikings win the SB. It may take finding the right OC, or just some added luck but I believe he's going to get the Vikings there.
Totally agree.

Just look at George Iloka. The Bengals released him on Sunday. The Vikings didn't contact him until Tuesday evening, even though several other teams already had called. By 5:30 Wednesday morning, he was on a plane to Minneapolis, and by 11 a.m. he was in pads at practice. AND ... he signed for the veteran minimum.

Guys want to play in Minnesota. I believe it's all the factors you mentioned, and I have faith that it's just a matter of time until we bring home a Lombardi trophy.
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Re: Cousins got a larger offer elsewhere...

Post by fiestavike » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:10 am

Hopefully we won't be left wishing he'd signed in NY. These last two performances do not inspire confidence. I wish we had retained Teddy in case :hitfan: with Kirk...If he doesn't pan out and this team winds up with 6-7 wins, all the progress they've made toward building a championship caliber team will be lost...and we'll still have two more years of Cousins to boot.
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Re: Cousins got a larger offer elsewhere...

Post by Raptorman » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:57 pm

Most accurate passers the last 3 years.

Brees 70.0%
Cousins 67.0%
Ryan 66.9%
Brady 65.9%
Wilson 64.5%
Rodgers 63.5%

Edit: For the heck of it. Teddy's two years before he was injured. 64.7%


But I'm sure Cousins is going to regress..............

Cousins was number 1 in Passing percentage in 2015. Number 8 in 2016, Bradford was Number 1. Number 9 in 2017. Brees was 1 and Keenum was 2nd. Both Bradford and Keenum's percentages with the Vikings were 6% points higher than any year they played in the past. If Cousins does that, he will hold the record for highest completion percentage in the NFL. Ever. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Cousins also has more deep passes, greater than 20 yard than Keenum and Bradford combined the last three years.

And from the video. I like the fact that even though he has made $46 million in his 6 years, he was living in his in-laws basement.
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Re: Cousins got a larger offer elsewhere...

Post by S197 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:18 pm

fiestavike wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:10 am
Hopefully we won't be left wishing he'd signed in NY. These last two performances do not inspire confidence. I wish we had retained Teddy in case :hitfan: with Kirk...If he doesn't pan out and this team winds up with 6-7 wins, all the progress they've made toward building a championship caliber team will be lost...and we'll still have two more years of Cousins to boot.
This is exactly why I said Spielman's job is on the line with this move. A lot of people disagree with me but I don't see him coming back if he messes this up. It's called "all in" for a reason.
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Post by VikingLord » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:07 am

I don't know if we can judge the move solely based on how it turns out. The way to judge it at this point is did it make sense in the context of all other options Spielman (and Zimmer, who was also involved in it I'm sure) had? I mean, is Kirk Cousins legitimately the best option at QB that the Vikings had a shot to add to the team heading into this season, especially based on what other viable options offered and would have cost them? If the answer is yes, then I think the move is justified, even if in the end it doesn't work out for them.

And since all of the in-house options the Vikings had this year signed with other teams, it should be easier to evaluate the move in terms of relative performance, at least this coming year. Keenum is in Denver and Bradford is in Arizona, and both should be the starting QB for those teams when the season starts. Bridgewater looks to be a backup in New Orleans, so unless something happens to Brees, we likely won't get to see what he can do. Still, Bridgewater was slated to be a backup in New Jersey, and will be with the Saints, so I think it's pretty safe to say it was a stretch to expect Teddy to be able to take over the starting job in Minnesota.

As far as starting-caliber QBs available in free agency or by trade, Cousins was pretty much head-and-tails above all other options.
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Re: Cousins got a larger offer elsewhere...

Post by Demarates » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:08 am

Raptorman wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Most accurate passers the last 3 years.

Brees 70.0%
Cousins 67.0%
Ryan 66.9%
Brady 65.9%
Wilson 64.5%
Rodgers 63.5%
Thanks for those numbers. I was a believer already but now I'm sold all the way.

NFC North will be ours this year. I just hope the Eagles or the Rams don't stand in our way to the SB. :govikes:
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Re: Cousins got a larger offer elsewhere...

Post by veryoldschool » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:10 pm

Cousins wants to win more than money and chose Minnesota because it offered him the best chance to win. I think he'll like living in the Twin Cities also.
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