Kirk Cousins Weekly Report Card: Week 4 vs. the Texans
By Dustin Baker
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman didn’t back up the Brinks truck (twice) for Kirk Cousins to be a prolific, carry-team-on-his-back type of quarterback, contrary to popular belief.
The Minnesota signal-caller was acquired (and later extended) to bring just the right amount of quarterback oomph to complement a style of football that runs the football and plays abrasive defense. All Mike Zimmer typically asks for is a quarterback to make a handful of big plays and for him to protect the football.
In Week 4, that’s exactly what Cousins did, undeniably. He only had one touchdown pass — a laser to Adam Thielen — because another rich man, Dalvin Cook, took care of the rest.
Rarely will Cousins be put in a spot where he must single-handedly resurrect the Vikings from the dead. He can do it, though. Check out last year’s showdown in Minneapolis with the Denver Broncos.
Against the Texans, Cousins was resourceful and error-free. Welcome to Mike Zimmer Football.