The Minnesota Vikings have moved on from the regime of Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman.
Taking their place are Kevin O’Connell and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as head coach and general manager, respectively.
The team is hoping that O’Connell can bring some of that championship magic to Minnesota after winning Super Bowl LVI as the Los Angeles Rams’ offensive coordinator.
But while the Vikings are looking at the future, the issues of the past are starting to resurface, as shared by this tweet by SKOR North.
SHOTS FIRED: Former #Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer openly complained about Kirk Cousins in meetings and claimed he didn't make enough winning plays, per Chad Graff of The Athletic… 😱 pic.twitter.com/bqWGJFDvZJ
— SKOR North (@SKORNorth) February 28, 2022
The tweet said, “SHOTS FIRED: Former #Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer openly complained about Kirk Cousins in meetings and claimed he didn’t make enough winning plays, per Chad Graff of The Athletic.”
The Twitter post also showed a screenshot of another tweet by SKOR North director Phil Mackey which said, “Zimmer complained openly in coaching meetings about Cousins, and some of Zimmer’s top lieutenants echoed the sentiment. Zimmer didn’t feel the quarterback made enough ‘winning plays’ … and that he didn’t elevate his teammates.”
The Ship Starts To Unravel
Fortunately, Zimmer isn’t with the Vikings anymore, meaning that this issue won’t cause a rift between them that will affect their in-game decisions.
Imagine the countless bickering they might have on the sidelines if Zimmer was still the head coach.
The timing of revealing the issue is perfect in the sense that it’s definitely a thing of the past.
However, it still provides great conversation, especially for the debate on whether Cousins is the quarterback that can lead the Vikings to the promised land.
If he didn’t make enough big plays, both sides are at fault here.
Coaches relay the plays they call and the quarterback acts upon it.
Besides, Cousins had 4,221 yards, 33 touchdowns, and only seven interceptions last season.
Those numbers do not paint a picture that he’s the one responsible for the team’s failures.