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So Kirk Cousins went out and he's talking about how bad of a game.
I mean, everybody is talking about Kirk Cousins and how bad of a game he had versus the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, having like a 15.
9 quarterback rating like the worst in his NFL career.
Um, yes, I get it.
I understand there's a lot of people who cover the Vikings.
Uh, individual guys who's talking about are the Vikings trying to tank? I don't think that's the case at all.
I think the Indianapolis Colts defense was just absolutely solid against him, understood the game plan and knew how to take away what the Vikings wanted to do offensively.
Here's the thing they started owing to they need to bounce back.
It's not like they're getting rid of Kirk Cousins this year.
Next year, anyhow, they just signed into a contract extension.
He's got a $62 million dead cap this year.
They ain't getting rid of him Next year, he's got a $41 million dead cat in 2021 so they're stuck with him for the next two years, and Kirk Cousins isn't that bad Now he's a really good game manager that can throw the football down the field when he has weapons.
Obviously, he's got a new issue.
He doesn't have digs anymore.
He's got Justin Jefferson on the outside Instead.
Jefferson is not a kind of guy that could stretch the field.
He still has Adam feeling, which is a great target.
He just had a lot of drops, All right, don't forget he's got a tight end dual of Kyle Rudolph in Earth Smith Jr on his team.
Please, guys, quit with this whole Oh, they're going to tank.
They're looking in the tank.
Their offensive line doesn't look that great.
Alright, Cousins was under pressure a ton against Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
He got sacked multiple times.
He got hit multiple times and he was consistently throwing the football under duress, which meant a few bad passes and ah, lot of hurried passes.
Okay, let's not Let's not forget he got safety, so I don't think has anything to do, Really.
I mean, it's gonna take Kirk cousins a little bit of time to kind of connect with Justin Jefferson rookies already as a wide receiver.
They generally don't break out their first year, and they usually have rookie minicamp and O.
T A s and all this other stuff in orderto to kind of get with a preseason thio.
Get that connection with their quarterback.
They didn't have that.
He's had six weeks so far, six weeks toe.
Understand this offense toe.
Understand the players around them to understand his quarterback.
Most importantly, all right, cousins gotta understand Justin Jefferson's, uh, routes.
How he makes those routes how quick he is.
Uh, Jefferson's gotta understand how cousins once those routes ran because some quarterbacks are okay with running a loose route.
Others want them very tight and rigid.
It's going to take time for this toe for them to get that connection.
It's just going to take time when it comes to the running backs.
God, please don't use Alexander Madison the way you guys used him against the Indianapolis Colts.
Oh, my goodness.
Run his butt up the middle.
He is no good on the outside, and you've got to remember.
Also, the Indianapolis Colts were built, built to stop outside runs, screen passes, uh, things like that.
And the Vikings used too much of that in that game, and they just got ran down the coast Defense is super super fast against the Tennessee Titans.
This is how I feel.
You need to go ahead, attack this Titans team in order to beat him.
Now, if you go look, all the betting is all on Tennessee side right now.
I like 90% of the people say in Tennessee Titans gonna beat the Vikings.
I'm telling you, this is a chance for Kirk Cousins and this Vikings team to actually get their first win of the season and not start off.
Okay, first off, do not run the football to the left.
Alright? Not against this Tennessee Titans team.
They have Geoffrey Simmons, second year defensive end.
Okay, Do not run in his that direction.
And then right outside of him, you got, uh, the left outside linebacker.
Also great run defender.
Yes, he's a pass rusher, but he's a better run defender.
So you've got Geoffrey Simmons and yeah, Jadeveon Clowney on that left side.
Don't run it to the left.
Go to the right.
Go to the right where you got Jack Crawford, Where you've got Rashawn Evans and Harold Landry that you have to deal with.
Okay, because J on Brown's also on that left side, the left inside linebackers Jaylon Brown.
Very fast, agile, smart linebacker.
Now, I'm not saying that Jack Crawford and Rashawn Evans and Harold Landry are bums.
They are good players.
They're not to the talent level that Geoffrey Simmons to Davian, Clowney and J on Brown are, though.
Make sure you try toe focus on that right side.
That will help you out a lot.
That will help Dalvin cook out a lot.
He'll be a lot a lot happier now.
The problem with that is you're right.
Guard Drew. Samia sucks.
I mean, he sucks, okay? He was given, dude.
He got blew up so many times against the coast.
Now, granted, granted, Drew is not gonna be going up.
Drew's going up against guys like Jack Crawford.
Okay, I get that.
Mostly it'll probably be Jack Crawford.
Last week he was going up against Stewart and freaking DeForest Buckner, and that was not a good sign.
The forest Buckner was just one arm just throwing, throwing him around all over the place.
Okay, you're gonna need to get somebody over there to help.
Okay? That's what you're going to need to do.
You're gonna need to get someone over there to help with that, right? That right side, even though the right side of the Tennessee, uh, defense is weaker, so is your offensive lying on that right side? So you need to get help over there somehow.
Man, whoever you're left guard is gonna be.
I don't know if it's those here. I don't know if it's Cleveland.
I'm not 100% sure.
Either way, how did they do? A lot of pulling.
All right, have them pull in that direction to get that help.
He'll be able to use that pool.
Ah, lot when it comes to cousins.
Dude, don't Don't worry about all these screenplays that you were.
You were running a lot.
Don't worry about a ton of screen.
So a lot of slant routes, quick outside slant routes get Adam feeling on those deep slant routes.
Get Justin Jefferson on quick inside slant routes and use Rudolph and Herb Smith over the middle.
You can use Adam feeling if you need to as a decoy, to clear out one side so that Rudolph or Smith, when they run their little, uh, post route or a slant route, they'll have no one over there to help help defend the guy.
Because I'm telling you, the Titans are going to be focused on Adam Phelan, and the feeling runs that little crossing pattern a little post route.
He's gonna clear out one side that allow your guys to do something, especially your tight ends.
If you want to throw a swing route towards that side that's cleared out to album cook, by all means feel free.
You'll probably be able to as long as it's not to the left side.
So to the right side, I'm telling you, you do not want to throw that other side, because J.
On Brown is really, really quick.
Okay, I know now Harold Landry's got some quickness, but he's not nearly as fast as J on Brown or Jadeveon Clowney.
Or at least that's my opinion.
That's what I think Kirk cousins should do.
Cousins need ah lot, and I mean ah lot of little short, quick passes early on high completion percentage passes.
You do not want him having AH total of 11 completions in this game.
Not like he did against the Indianapolis Colts.
And a lot of those completions happened late in the fourth quarter during trash time.
You want him to get some completions early on, Get his, um, get his confidence up so that he can hit guys downfield like, you know, Kyle Rudolph could do a really good job against the safety is a big body guy.
Uh, obviously, Adam feeling is great downfield.
Everybody knows this.
You need to get cousins confidence up.
First, you need to get his confidence up in his receivers because, like I said, they were dropping balls on and the Colts just were playing sticky, sticky man defense and a lot of good zone.
They were playing this team very, very well.
Do not expect a breakdown in the Titans D either.
I'm telling you that this Tennessee Titans defense it's coached very, very well.
One of the most, Uh uh, they stay in their positions.
Ah, lot of trickery does not work very well against the Tennessee Titans.
They know how to stay in their spots.
What they're wanting to cover.
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And I can't remember the one specific word I'm looking for.
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So, yes, it doesn't look good, because obviously, obviously the Tennessee Titans, their offense is looking not too shabby.
I mean, Ryan Tannehill right now is playing very well, uh, better than what most people think.
And yet King Henry is not running as well as people think.
But I said that beginning of the season.
All right now I'm not going to dive into what the Vikings defense needs to do in this game.
I'm just saying Kirk Cousins needs to use that first quarter the first two possessions in order for him to get his confidence back.
Because, man that that that last week was awful for him and we don't in order for them to win, he's gotta have confidence.
He's gotta have confidence.
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