This is painful

A forum for the hard core Minnesota Vikings fan. Discuss upcoming games, opponents, trades, draft or what ever is on the minds of Viking fans!

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
Boon
Pro Bowl Elite Player
Posts: 670
Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:28 pm
x 31

This is painful

Post by Boon » Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:05 pm

Came across this on reddit. Thought I'd post it here to just salt our own wounds . https://mobile.twitter.com/LukeBraunNFL ... sSglw&s=09
0 x

CharVike
All Pro Elite Player
Posts: 1943
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:28 pm
x 339

Re: This is painful

Post by CharVike » Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:22 pm

Thanks for this. It's actually hard to believe an NFL QB can play that bad and still be in the game. We had no chance. Was there something wrong with his neck? He never looked down field. It looked like he threw the game. Maybe he had money on it. He refused to throw downfield or even look downfield.
0 x

Foreman44
Starter
Posts: 119
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:30 pm
x 22

Re: This is painful

Post by Foreman44 » Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:52 am

Wasn’t he outplayed by a QBs, what’s his name? A QB that never started a NFL game. Was he even drafted?
0 x

User avatar
Bowhunting Viking
Pro Bowl Elite Player
Posts: 771
Joined: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:39 am
Location: Convoy, Ohio
x 397

Re: This is painful

Post by Bowhunting Viking » Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:33 am

I could write a long post.. but I think Painful indeed.. 1:55 seconds of painful what if agony.
0 x
I just wanna die as a Super Bowl Champion Viking Fan!!

User avatar
S197
Fenrir
Posts: 12762
Joined: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:28 pm
Location: Hawaii
x 639

Re: This is painful

Post by S197 » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:21 pm

This is why we've gone through so many OC's. Yes, some were not very good but you also can't force Cousins to throw the ball. Guys are open, he just doesn't see them or is too risk averse to pull the trigger.

And this is why I was so pissed off when he got that extension. The initial signing I can understand, maybe Cousins was in a Stafford-like situation where the rest of his team was bringing him down. But after two years here that clearly wasn't the case. He was the same up and down Kirk that played in Washington. Yes, the OL wasn't good, but he was already shaky enough that they should have made him play out that last year before handing out that extension. Keep in mind this was a fully guaranteed, no trade, never been done before contract.

This (and the OL sucking for a decade) are the main reasons why Rick needs to go along with Zimmer. This isn't only a Zimmer issue, it's a top down issue. There's absolutely no way they're watching this tape and saying, "Yup, that's definitely a $45 million dollar QB." No way. But Rick went all in on Cousins and he'd have a lot of egg on his face if he went from unprecedented contract to moving on. Basically, I really believe his ego is why Cousins got that extension. An ego that makes him think he's smarter than everyone else and can find all these 7th round gems.

None of this ends until Rick, Zimmer, and Cousins are gone. All of them.
0 x