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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Ex-teammate: Kirk Cousins is ‘weakest part’ of Vikings offense

Kirk Cousins

A Philadelphia Eagles linebacker and ex-teammate of Kirk Cousins is pretty eager to face the quarterback in Week 6.

Zach Brown, who played with Cousins on the Washington Redskins in 2017, said Cousins is the “weakest part” of the Minnesota Vikings’ offense and the goal is to force him to throw the ball.

“Cousins, I think every defense is going to want that guy to throw the ball,” Brown said Friday, via Tim McManus of ESPN. “For me, that’s probably the weakest part of their offense is him. Everything else is good. They’ve got a good running game, probably one of the best in the league. They have real good receivers. You just want them to pass the ball. You want Kirk Cousins to get it in his hands.

“I realized when I was in Washington, he was kind of careless with the ball. But at the same time, hey, you make the bed you sleep in.”

The fact is, Cousins has been so shaky this year that he essentially apologized to wide receiver Adam Thielen for his failures. Add in the fact that another key offensive player has shown signs of being disgruntled and Brown is essentially picking at an open wound here. Whether Cousins is motivated by this will be interesting, as he’s had success against Philadelphia in the past, with a 5-3 lifetime record against the Eagles.

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