Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ‘salty’ after bad practice
Since making the decision to sign with the Minnesota Vikings, Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins has lifted the expectation levels around the franchise to the next level.
This has led to more intensity from Cousins on the practice field that began to spew out a bit after a bad practice in minicamp this week. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the 29-year-old voiced that he was quite upset after how things unfolded on the practice field but believes he can finish things on a strong note.
“I was pretty salty walking off the field,” Cousins said. “I’m really frustrated. I do not want to walk into the summer with a bad taste in my mouth about practice, so hopefully we can finish really strong [Thursday] and be feeling good going into the summer.
“Even one bad decision in practice kind of bothers me all afternoon, and I can be a bit of a grouch when I go home.”
Cousins has worn his emotions on his sleeve throughout his career and his anger over committing two interceptions in three plays in a third-down red-zone drill displays his passion for the game. Although it is only practice, it shows that he has a tremendously high level of expectations for himself to perform well in all aspects of the game.
At the same time, Cousins is likely still working out the kinks of learning the Vikings’ offensive game plan. It is likely a much different scheme than what he had become accustomed to during his time with the Washington Redskins, which leads to him having to experience a necessary adjustment period this offseason.
There is still plenty of time for him to continue to learn the offense ahead of next where the Vikings could take the next step toward competing for a Super Bowl.