Cork cousin and Dalvin Cook
For eight seasons, the Minnesota Vikings were unabashedly concerned about defense-first operations, led by former head coach Mike Zimmer, who led the company to the NFL’s 10th-best record from 2014 to 2021.
Since 2020, however, the enterprise has become uncomfortable and failed to reach the post-season in two consecutive seasons, despite assurances of fan expectations. Super bowl or bust. Accordingly, ownership of the Vikings ended with Zimmer and his boss, Rick Spielman, mentioned above, after another uncomfortable season in 2021.
General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Head Coach Kevin O’Connell took charge, creating a youthful vibe, cooperation, and a crime-first mentality. O’Connell was the offensive coordinator for the 2021 Los Angeles Rams, the team that won the Super Bowl in February.
And, so far, the “crime-first” part of the company’s brand is clear. The Vikings RB1, Dalvin Cook, hinted at the Tidbit of Creativity this week, items that have been missing for some time since the Minnesota crime. Fans can always hang a hat on Zimmer’s ability to galvanize Defensive Creativity, but in the case of offense, the gig was usually run-first with a bit of sport, occasional shot downfield and the overall mentality of “enough is enough” to win.
Cook explained this week that Innovation 2022 is on its way to a regular season.
“Looking for something new from Dalvin,” he told reporters. Yes. I’m working off my tail. I’m annoyed, I’m doing everything I have to do. So, yes. Unexpected hope. “
The quote comes from Cook’s steam of the WR Snap experience at the Vikings MiniCamp. In 2019, Cook was used as a frequent checkdown option for Minnesota, but the trend narrowed – for no good reason – in 2020 and 2021.
And the offensive-minded coach won’t have Dalvin just to take on “unexpected” tactics this fall. Adam Thiellen has been the fourth in touchdown since 2019. Justin Jefferson has listed the most receiving yards in history by a player in his first two seasons. Irv Smith Jr. was theorized Finally Achieve a long awaited “breakout” year. KJ Osborn came into his own in 2021 as WR3. Why Nawangwu is one of the fastest people in the world. And second-year WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette showed glimpses of production towards the end of the 2021 season.
Of course, much of this would be controversial if the Vikings eventually failed to fix the offensive line pass-defense intelligence. However, free agents Jesse Davis and Chris Reid signed for Adopho-Mensah. Six weeks later, he selected Guard Ed Ingram from LSU in the 2nd round of the April draft.
Overall, O’Connell has the staff to make the “unexpected” happen.
Cook’s tees could be effective within 16 weeks once the regular season against the Green Bay Packers begins.
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).