In two days and two tweets, I am fully backing Kirk Cousins again

A worrying start to the season for Viking’s QB Kirk Cousins had the Minnesota faithful a little uncertain about the season. But, following a big win, the unpredictable QB has won me over with two tweets.

Who saw a 38-20 win for Minnesota in their Week 6 matchup? No hands I see, well me either. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw Kirk “bootleg and dump off” Cousins dropping back and passing deep (-er than 5 yards), disguising the run game, and getting wantaway Diggs involved as much as possible in the first drive of the game.

The win was extremely important for the Viking’s playoff hopes and puts them at 4-2 on the season. The credit has to go to Cousin’s execution on the day, completing 22/29 throws for 333 yards and four touchdowns on the day – a stat line that would have seemed impossible from him a few weeks prior.

The first tweet that has me back on his side is NOT his video thanking the fans for being so loud and impactful in the win over the Eagles. While it was great to see him acknowledge the faithful supporters and probably jab at his doubters too, it was a much more simple tweet that warmed my heart…

A day before a pivotal game in a short season Kirk Cousins is busy looking up at the sky and appreciating the early October snowfall. It’s precious and adorable and humanizing; is this guy our QB or does he work at Home Depot during the week like a regular Joe and just loves watching the season change in his time off?

The second tweet is much more serious. Addiction comes in many shapes, sizes, and severity for me and Kirk Cousins, it’s the Office:

And pie, I guess. I do love a good pie so I can totally appreciate the excited response to a bar of pies being wheeled into the practice facility. I wrecked a few pies this weekend for Canadian Thanksgiving myself. I never know I had so much in common with the QB of my team, but here we are.

After a holiday Monday (a legit, unmarred one up in Canada), I am full of pie and reveling in the glory of a thumping of the Philadelphia Eagles, reinvigorated and trusting my QB again. With the divisional Lions up next I sincerely hope Kirk hasn’t doubled down on too much dessert on his off day.

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Adam Smith

Avid fan of The Toronto Maple Leafs, West Ham United, Minnesota Vikings, and Toronto Blue Jays. Involved in all things sports from playing (poorly) to tracking on twitter, my love for the teams I support tends to bleed into all aspects of my life!

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