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  1. NFL Snooze News: Volume Four, Por Favor

    I've been thinking about the quarterback position in the NFL, and the surprising play of very young quarterbacks. I'm reminded of the superstars, the older and the younger, who played in the NBA in the '80's and '90's. In my opinion, right now: Aaron Rodgers is Magic Johnson Tom Brady is Larry Bird Patrick Mahomes is Michael Jordan
  2. NFL Snooze News: Volume Four, Por Favor

    Anybody think that Eli might wind up on the Saints roster this season?? Any interest for the Vikings if he gets released? I could see some value in having a Super Bowl winning QB as your teams back up.
  3. Week 3: Raiders (1-1) at VIKINGS (1-1)

    Thanks for your post. I agree with all that you have articulated here. I think I might have gotten myself in trouble by wondering aloud about the possibility of benching Cousins if he has another bad outing and the Vikings fall behind in the score. I didn't articulate myself particularly elegantly or clearly. The other thing that I didn't realize is the overall hesitancy of benching starting quarterbacks in the modern NFL. It was pretty common in past eras to bench quarterbacks who are having rough outings in much the same way you would pull a starting pitcher who was getting tagged and losing. The idea was that a benching might actually do the quarterback some good. None of them liked it. However, I think if someone like Terry Bradshaw honestly reflected on his early career, Chuck Noll did him a favor by benching him multiple times. It inspired him, eventually, to play better and more under control. The modern game is different. Quarterbacks might not respond well to the "tough love" that might have occurred in the past. Anyway, I will be taking all of this into account as I comment on Cousins in the future. Accordingly, I will attempt to add more objectivity to comments.
  4. Week 3: Raiders (1-1) at VIKINGS (1-1)

    I have reasonable hope that the passing game will pay better dividends this week. My only real concern is helping the interior of the offensive line keep a reasonable facsimile of a pocket for Cousins. My expectation is that the defense will be dominant for all four quarters. If the offensive line has problems pass protecting Cousins will likely have problems as well. AND, hopefully the Vikings won't need the kicker to win the game. I predict the Vikings win 30 - 14.
  5. Week 3: Raiders (1-1) at VIKINGS (1-1)

    I'm not sure that Buck was advocating completely benching Cousins or pulling him when behind. I don't want to put words in his mouth or on his keyboard, but I think he is basically saying ride Cousins for the duration. I think I remain the only foolish over reactive member of the board regarding Cousins.
  6. Week 3: Raiders (1-1) at VIKINGS (1-1)

    Going into this game with Oakland, and after watching some more footage from the Packers game, I am wondering about the Raiders interior pass rush. I don't think they are quite as strong as Green Bay is, especially Kenny Clark, in penetrating the pocket by overpowering the center and guards, but I could be wrong. Cousins is much better when the pressure isn't coming towards his face. I didn't notice in the footage I was able to see where the offense adjusted by having a TE in motion to take on the Green Bay interior pass rush from the side. Did anyone else notice if the Vikings did this and I missed it?
  7. 2019 Cornerback Coffee Talk, no big whoop...

    Now, I'm not advocating going in for Ramsey. But, if I recall correctly, Zimmer did a pretty decent job coaching PacMan Jones when he was in Cincinnati.
  8. NFL Snooze News: Volume Four, Por Favor

    Yeah...he'd never go for it.
  9. 5000 yards or bust! 2019 version

    Week 1: Kirk Cousins - 98 Week 2: Tom Brady - 264 Week 3: Dak Prescott
  10. 2019 NFL Pick 'em

    Man! I really stink at this game!!
  11. NFL Snooze News: Volume Four, Por Favor

    And, technically, Buffalo is the only NFL team in NY!
  12. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    Are we still talking about the Minnesota Vikings? Luck and the Vikings are rarely on speaking terms.
  13. What might the KSO look like?

    Great analysis as usual. It's plain to see that Kubiaks influence has helped unleash a great running attack. It will be interesting to see how the coaches are able to adjust and scheme for defenses bent on taking away the play action option going forward.
  14. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    So what's the solution? Another season going 8-8, or 9-7 and missing the playoffs? It seems the team is stuck with Cousins for the duration of his contract. That means that at the end of his contract other players that are very productive will also be two years older, with two more years of dings, bumps and bruises, with no guarantee that they will ever be as productive as they are now. I really think that the Packers and the Bears are ripe for the picking now with the hope of another divisional championship banner flying in US Bank Stadium...but Kirk is a liability in big games. No team can survive a quarterback playing poorly when the game is on the line...or at least THIS team cannot afford its quarterback playing small when the stakes are the biggest.
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