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Let's Delve Into Dalvin Cook

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15 hours ago, disaacs said:

There's no more reason to rip Nelson, snake... :D

He was a good RB for the Vikings...it's just unfortunate that he wasn't Marcus Allen.  And I just looked him up...man, we must be getting old...he turns 60 in about a year and a half.  

I was pretty young back then, but knew you don't pass on the Heisman Trophy winning, nations top RB, for a scatback because we got turf in the dome.9_9

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3 hours ago, Snake Plissken said:

I was pretty young back then, but knew you don't pass on the Heisman Trophy winning, nations top RB, for a scatback because we got turf in the dome.9_9

Bud and Jerry wanted Darrin as he was a better fit for their offense than Allen (and Gerald Riggs) as he was more of a receiving back than either of them...unfortunately, that ability didn't pay off in the 1987 NFCC.  

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I think this thread is more appropriate to post this in, but Cook was a good receiver out of the backfield in college, right?

as many others stated, his drops could've just been first game jitters. he looked good in the preseason.

 

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It's looking like the Vikings got the better of the Bengals in the Cook/Mixon trade so far. However, I still expect this one to end up closer than it is right now. 

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1 minute ago, wcblack34 said:

It's looking like the Vikings got the better of the Bengals in the Cook/Mixon trade so far. However, I still expect this one to end up closer than it is right now. 

As much as people rag on Zimmer for being slow to play rookies, I've heard Lewis is far worse. Mixon won't take over the backfield until Hill and/or Bernard get hurt.

 

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16 minutes ago, Klomp said:

As much as people rag on Zimmer for being slow to play rookies, I've heard Lewis is far worse. Mixon won't take over the backfield until Hill and/or Bernard get hurt.

 

The idea of Zimmer not playing rookies is really an over exaggeration from 2016. We saw our rookies pay a considerable amount of snaps in 2014 and 2015. 

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10 minutes ago, Klomp said:

Good times....

 

It's always fun reading things by people who only look at a stat line or the end results without watching a player. 

Stevie Wonder could see that Cook was an explosive football player. 

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Shurmur: “I told him after the game, ‘You’re no longer a rookie, you got your first live action in a regular season game.’ You can just tell, there are certain players where it’s not too big for them. He was in the flow of the game, he was comfortable with what he was doing.”

http://www.1500espn.com/vikings-2/2017/09/will-vikings-use-latavius-murray-vs-pittsburgh/

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12 hours ago, vikesfan89 said:

Thats my thinking. 

Or he was just thinking too much and wasn't focused on catching the ball

I saw some discussion on the lights being the issue, as they were glaring in his eyes.

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For a point of reference going into this week's game, Adrian Peterson ran for 66 yards (20 carries) in his second career game.

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