About the ‘Cork Cousin of the South’

About the ‘Cork Cousin of the South’

October 4, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans Defensive & JJ Watt (99) tackled Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. Compulsory Credit: Troy Taormina – USA Today Sports.

Only a handful of NFL teams are starting an eyebrow-raising plan in the quarterback for the 2022 season.

Arguably, those franchises are the Atlanta Falcons (Marcus Mariota), the Carolina Panthers (Sam Darnald), the Detroit Lions (Jared Goff), and the Seattle Seahawks (Drew Lock).

In addition, Houston Texans could fit into this category, choosing Davis Mills as QB1 for his second year, a man who showed some promise in 2021. And Some think Mills has a Kirk cousin-like trajectory.

January 2, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills. Compulsory Credit: Carrie Edmundson-USA Today Sports.

Houston’s ESPN radio affiliate, 97.5, observed this week that Mills’ 2021 extended performances, especially his final five games as a starter, would accurately project cousins ​​to the 2021 total throughout the season. And indeed, just seven touchdowns of 33 touchdowns salivate any franchise – except for a few Vikings fans who don’t categorize this split as enough from the cousins’ shoulders.

ESPN 97.5 Host Brad Kellner Regarding the Mills-Cousins ​​comparison, he said, “If you’re telling me that Davis Mills is going to set the prime cork cousin numbers as his starting quarterback in the NFL in his first full season, I absolutely want it because I’m leaving. Assume that Davis Mills will just go up from there. “

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October 4, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousin. Compulsory Credit: Troy Tormina – USA Today Sports

The debate on Kellner’s show quickly escalated to “Is it good or bad?” Imitating cousins ​​about the number of mills. Kelner was right in the end with the numerical production but was stingy about the spirit of the connection, “If you ask me if I’m cool with the Kirk Cousin ceiling for Davis Mills, the answer is no.”

And this is the eternal debate with cousins. Is the 33TD-7INT ratio an excellent output for every quarterback league when cousins ​​are the only exception? Opponents of cousins ​​usually find their way to an answer – through logical gymnastics. Yes Or a Yes, but.

Cousins ​​are often pressured to collect numbers as a dink-and-dunk passer who throws the ball down. Despite the statistical evidence to the contrary:

Maximum 30+ yard completion,
Since 2016:

Cork cousin (135)
Tom Brady (135)
Russell Wilson (135)
Aaron Rogers (132)
Matthew Stafford (128)

Another irresistible misconception for Cousin Nassair is the idea that he is “just an expert in garbage.”

But in 2021, all of the Cousins’ 33 touchdown passes occurred when the games were within the 14-point margin. He effectively made no waste-time scores on 33 passing touchdowns, breaking the narrative “only when the game is out of reach.”

So, like the controversy over cousins ​​- it never seems to end – Mills’ cousin-of-the-South label is in the eyes of the viewer to decide whether it is praise, insult or somewhere in between.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to her daily YouTube channel, VikesNow. She Hosts a podcast With Bryant McKinney, which airs every Wednesday Raun Sai And Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking Fandom dates back to 1996. Listed Criminal Pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos’ and The Doors (Band).

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